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Nickelback see huge spike in ‘Photograph’ streams after Donald Trump tweet

Nickelback's unexpected brush with Donald Trump has seen the band experiencing a huge rise in their streaming fortunes. The Canadian band made headlines last week after the US President included their 2005 hit 'Photograph' in a viral meme he tweeted to attack Democrat rival Joe Biden. The meme allows users to replace the titular photograph in the song’s music video with...

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic defends Nickelback after backlash from Fox News

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Nirvana's Krist Novoselic has come to the deference of Canadian rockers Nickelback from Fox News. Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump tweeted out a video meme featuring Nickelback which resulted in the band filing a copyright takedown notice. The video posted by Trump was to mock Joe Biden; it was subsequently removed from Twitter after a copyright claim by Nickelback. In an...

Nickelback remove viral Twitter video after it’s posted by Donald Trump

A viral video posted by Donald Trump to mock Joe Biden has been removed from Twitter after a copyright claim by Nickelback. In an apparent attempt to link Biden to tenuous accusations of shady business deals in Ukraine, Trump's supporters discovered a photo of the former VP and his son Hunter enjoying a round of golf with Devon Archer – who...

Are Imagine Dragons really more hated than Nickelback? We suss it out

Something fairly seismic took place in rock this week. Nickelback, the go-to hate figure for a generation of young moshers, faced something of a reassessment from the number one orchestrator of their hate campaign – Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. Appearing on Tuesday’s Jonesy’s Jukebox, a radio show hosted by Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, Taylor ­eve went as far as to say he...

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor says Imagine Dragons have replaced Nickelback as the world’s most hated band

It's time for Nickelback to breath a sigh of relief – they're no longer the world's most hated band. That's according to Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, who says that Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons have now taken over as rock's favourite whipping boy. Appearing on Tuesday’s Jonesy’s Jukebox, a radio show hosted by Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, Taylor said he...

People are shocked by how good Nickelback covering Metallica is

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Music fans have shared their surprise at the quality of a Metallica cover performed by Nickelback after an old video went viral. Read more: It's time to give Nickelback a second chance The performance in question took place in 2008 but resurfaced online recently. It features the much-maligned Canadian rock band covering Metallica's 'Sad But True'. "Fuck, now I actually have...

We found the one music critic who thinks a Chad Kroeger-fronted Nirvana is a good idea

In their own time, geniuses are rarely heralded. Their ideas are often seen as too ‘out there’ – shaking up the status quo is mostly greeted with derision. But time reveals a different side to their wild ideas; one of innovation and inspiration; one that, ultimately, pushes culture forward. Case in point: the mysterious musical mastermind behind this headline-grabbing...

People are campaigning for a Nirvana reunion with Chad Kroeger

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A Facebook campaign has been launched to get Nirvana back together with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger on vocals. "The campaign starts here,” says the event page, which lists January 1, 2019, as the date the gig is expected to happen. It spells Kroeger's name incorrectly too. So far 735 people have said they are going, while 2.2k are interested in going. The proposed venue...

It’s time to give Nickelback a second chance

An important part of growing up is learning to admit your mistakes. The ability to accept fault, and grow from it, is invaluable in human development. We’ve all made a terrible mistake. And it’s time to admit it. Because Nickelback are actually A Good Band. Well, hang on a second. You’ve all made a mistake. I’ve been championing the cause...