Nickelback is a Canadian rock ‘n roll band that was formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta. It consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger; guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake; bassist, Mike Kroeger; and drummer, Daniel Adair. The band went through a number of different drummer changes between 1995 and 2005, attaining its current line-up when Adair replaced Ryan Vikedal.
By far, Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian rock bands and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. In 2009, Billboard ranked Nickelback the most successful rock group of that decade.
The song, “How You Remind Me”, was the best-selling rock song and as well as the fourth-best overall. The band was at No. 7 on the Billboard top artist of the decade list, with a total of four albums among the publication’s top albums of the decade.
Chad Kroger – The Face Of Nickelback
Chad Kroeger is most well-known for his role as the lead singer of Nickelback. The rock band has enjoyed worldwide success with hit singles such as “How You Remind Me,” “Photograph” as well as “Rockstar.” As the face of Nickelback, the Canadian musician has also earned plenty of money throughout his career.
Chad Kroeger’s birthname is Chad Robert Turton in Alberta, Canada in the early 70s. Chad has an older brother, Mike, who is also part of Nickelback. His childhood was something which one could call ‘troubled’.
Chad’s father left the family high and dry when he was only two – he wrote about it in a later song. He was a very troubled child and would often steal money from other students while in school. Chad was caught and sent to detention. The hatred towards his father made Chad adapt his mother’s maiden name as his surname.
Chad began playing guitar at the age of 13 along with his brother. He got a lot of pleasure from listening to alternative and grunge rock bands. Chad began taking music seriously while in high school. When out of the school, he gathered some of his friends around him and started doing small shows around Canada.
How Did Nickelback Get Its Name?
Nickelback started life as a covers band called Village Idiot. The band later changed its name to Nickelback, which originated from the nickel in change that band member Mike Kroeger gave customers at his job at Starbucks; he would frequently say, “Here’s your nickel back.”
The Lates News
Nickelback is set to return with their tenth studio album ‘Get Rollin’’, which is set for release on 18 November 2022. For fans, this news is a good as receiving a generous online casino sign up bonus.
The band has spent the last number of years making a record at a pace that gave them the freedom to create. The album’s lead single ‘San Quentin’ was released on 7 September 2022. Inspired by a meeting which Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger had with a real-life warden from the notorious high security California prison, the song tells the gritty story of a prison break and all that was entailed in it.