Posts tagged "Nickelback"

Avril Lavigne Talks All-Out Wedding On ‘Chelsea Lately’, Coaxing Chad Kroeger Into His 1st Tattoo

avril lavigne chelsea lately april 2012
The Nickelback Frontman Is A Tattoo Virgin No Longer
Avril Lavigne may be putting on the front of being young at heart with new single “Here’s To Never Growing Up,” but in real life the rowdy Canadian pop singer is about to embark on the very grown-up journey of her second marriage, to Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger. Lavigne swung by Chelsea Lately and wound up discussing the upcoming nuptials. “I’m gonna go all out this time, and there’s gonna be a theme,” she told host Chelsea Handler. “I wanna have a lot of fun with it and go kinda nuts.”

The 28-year-old also brought up the surprising fact that, when she met her future husband while recording her upcoming album, he didn’t have a single tattoo. “The second day in the studio I was like, I’m so getting you your first tattoo,” Lavigne explained. Sure enough, she and Kroeger came away from a trip to France with matching “live in the moment” ink on their arms.

Guess that’s a bit classier than the matching “f***” tattoos she and ex Brody Jenner got a few years back on their ribs? More »

Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger Get Their Own Music Mashup, Naturally

The masses have already mashed up engaged Canadian sweethearts Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger‘s names. Now, like icing on the proverbial (wedding) cake, there’s the inevitable musical mashup of their respective songs to be reckoned with, thanks to Insanity Wolf. This charming Internet wiz has taken Nickelback‘s “How You Remind Me”  and “Rock Star” and whipped them together with Avril’s “Complicated”. The result: Chavril Krovigne’s “This Is How You Remind Me That Being A Rock Star Is Complicated”.

As for the “new” song itself, well, fans of both artists will probably find it to be simply Chavtastic. Listen here.

Avril Lavigne Shows Off Gigantic Engagement Ring On Cover Of ‘Hello’

Avril Lavigne‘s surprise engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has already inspired countless jokey tweets and unintentionally hilarious heartfelt fanmade videos congratulating the couple. Avril and Chad have kept their six-month long relationship relatively secret until yesterday (August 21) when they announced their engagement, and now the duo are more than happy to show off their love — as well as Avril’s 14-carat diamond ring — while posing on the cover of Canada’s Hello. (Head to for a closer look at Avril’s new bling.)

“I knew I was falling for her,” Kroeger tells the mag about working with Avril in the studio, co-writing a song for her new album. “It was incredibly powerful and something I’ll never forget.”

“He makes me laugh every day,” said Lavigne of Kroeger. “He takes care of me in every way and is extremely attentive.”

It’s pretty sweet how excited the two look — hopefully they stay off the Internet for awhile, because we’d hate for comments like “Here’s to Avril Lavigne marrying Chad Kroeger and one day giving birth to a happy, healthy Now That’s What I Call Music! CD” to ruin their happy moment.

How do Chavril rank among pop music’s most WTF couples?

Avril Lavigne Engaged To Nickelback Frontman Chad Kroeger

Avril Lavigne is ready to rock down the aisle again. After a six-month courtship that was kept so quiet we had no idea they were even dating, Lavigne is engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, reports People.

The Canadian couple first got together in February when they were collaborating on a song for Lavigne’s next album. “A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together,” a source tells the mag. Kroeger popped the question on August 8.

The 27-year-old pop star clearly has a type — she was previously married to Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley from 2006 to 2009.

Michael Buble Has Early ‘Christmas’ On Album Chart, Holds Back Rihanna

The dust has now settled on the race for the peak position on this week’s Top 200 chart, and it’s not either of the new offerings from Nickelback or Rihanna at #1 — it’s Michael Buble, with his holiday hit album Christmas. With just over 227,000 copies sold, Buble’s festive LP, which is now in its fifth week of release, narrowly beat out Nickelback’s Here And Now (which Billboard notes sold just under 227,000). So where does that leave Rihanna?
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Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ To Be Trumped On Album Chart By Nickelback?

Hits Daily Double have published their sales predictions for this week’s album releases, and when next week’s album chart rolls around, it looks like Rihanna be talking a lot of expletive-filled talk. So far the “We Found Love” singer has yet to see an album land in the peak position on Billboard‘s Top 200. The closest she came was when third LP Good Girl Gone Bad reached #2. And, according to the mentioned prediction report, RiRi could be headed for the runner-up position once again with Talk That Talk, behind Nickelback’s seventh album Here And Now.
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Canadians Very Impressed By Nickelback’s Ability To Destroy Historic Structures

Is the clip for Nickelback’s “Gotta Be Somebody” a good video, or merely a testament to the fact that adding a dash of the Killers’ synthy pomp to the Canadian band’s grunge-lite formula is the last, best way to get some sort of consensus among rock fans? Or is it just a sign that the fisticuff-enhanced MuchMusic Video Awards, which named it “Best Video,” wanted to give as many awards as possible to the bands performing on last night’s show? (See also: Lady GaGa, Black Eyed Peas, Jonas Brothers, Billy Talent, and the, um, Genesis-sampling hip-hop artist Classified.) Decide for yourself, after the jump.

Best Video: Nickelback, “Gotta Be Somebody”
Best International Video – Artist: Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Best International Video – Group: Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow”
Pop Video of the Year: Danny Fernandes, “Private Dancer”
Best International Video Canadian: Billy Talent, “Rusted from the Rain”
MuchLOUD Best Rock Video: Nickelback, “Gotta Be Somebody”
MuchVibe HipHop Video: Classified, “Anybody Listening”
Best Director: Marianas Trench, “Cross My Heart”
Best Post-Production: Nickelback, “Gotta Be Somebody”
Best Cinematography: Bedouin Soundclash, “Until We Burn Into the Sun (The Kids Just Want A Love Song)”
VideoFACT Best Independent Video: The Midway State, “Never Again” Most Watched Video: Girlicious, “Like Me”
UR Fave International Video of the Year: The Jonas Brothers, “Burnin’ Up”
UR Fave New Artist of the Year: The Midway State, “Never Again”
UR Fave Video: Simple Plan, “Save You”

Nickelback leads with three trophies at MuchMusic Video Awards [CP]
Nickelback – Gotta Be Somebody [Dailymotion]

Nickelback: Your Slightly Terrifying Face Of Canadian Rock

Canadian heshers Nickelback took home Album Of The Year, Group Of The Year, and the Juno Fan Choice Award at last night’s Juno Awards, which reward the best that Canadian music has to offer. (Gene Simmons is probably very, very excited right now.) Other winners: The sinewy Kardinal Offishall/Akon collab “Dangerous,” which won Single Of The Year; Alanis Morrissette, whose Flavors Of Entanglement picked up the Pop Album trophy; and the Stills, who brought home New Group of the Year and the Alternative Album award. Full list of winners after the jump.

Album of the Year: Nickelback, Dark Horse

Single of the Year: Kardinal Offishall, “Dangerous”

Group of the Year: Nickelback

Artist of the Year: Sam Roberts

Juno Fan Choice Award: Nickelback

Songwriter of the Year: Dallas Green (“Waiting…”; “Sleeping Sickness”; “The Girl” from Bring Me Your Love by City and Colour)

New Group of the Year: The Stills

New Artist of the Year: Lights

Rap Recording of the Year: Kardinal Offishall, Not 4 Sale

International Album of the Year: Coldplay, Viva La Vida

Country Recording of the Year: Doc Walker, Beautiful Life

Adult Alternative Album of the Year: Serena Ryder, is it o.k

Alternative Album of the Year: The Stills, Oceans Will Rise

Pop Album of the Year: Alanis Morissette, Flavors of Entanglement

Rock Album of the Year: Sam Roberts, Love at the End of the World

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year: Molly Johnson, Lucky

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year: Jane Bunnett, Embracing Voices

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year: Oliver Jones, Second Time Around

Instrumental Album of the Year: DJ Brace presents the Electric Nosehair Orchestra, Nostomania

Francophone Album of the Year: Ariane Moffatt, Tous les sens

Children’s Album of the Year: Barenaked Ladies, Snacktime!

Classical Album of the Year: James Ehnes, Homage

Classical Album of the Year (Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment): Orchestre symphonique de Montreal/Kent Nagano, Beethoven: Ideals of the French Revolution

Classical Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral Performance): Ensemble Caprice, Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels

Classical Composition of the Year: John Burge, “Flanders Fields Reflections”

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year: Divine Brown, The Love Chronicles

Dance Recording of the Year: Deadmau5, Random Album Title

Reggae Recording of the Year: Humble, Everything

Aboriginal Album of the Year: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Running For the Drum

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year (Solo): Old Man Luedecke, Proof of Love

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year (Group): Chic Gamine

Blues Album of the Year: Julian Fauth, Ramblin’ Son

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: Downhere, Ending is Beginning

World Music Album of the Year: Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko, Africa to Appalachia

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year: Daniel Lanois, “Here Is What Is”/”Not Fighting Anymore” (from Here Is What Is by Daniel Lanois)

Recording Engineer of the Year: Kevin Churko, “Disappearing”/”The Big Bang” (from U-Catastrophone by Simon Collins)

CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year: Anouk Pennel (Director/Designer); Stephane Poirier (Illustrator), “En concert dans la foret des mal-aimes avec l’Orchestre Metropolitain du Grand Montreal” by Pierre Lapointe

Video of the Year: Anthony Seck, “Honey Honey” (Feist)

Music DVD of the Year: Christopher Mills, director; Geoff McLean, producer, “Blue Road” by Blue Rodeo

JUNO Awards [Official site]

The Juno Award Nominations Provide A Stark Reminder Of Nickelback’s CanCon Status

photograph.jpgNominations for the Juno Awards—the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ equivalent to the Grammys—were announced today, and the big winner was the Vancouver band of heshers Nickelback, who are up for five prizes including Single Of The Year and Album Of The Year; personal favorites like Black Mountain and Sloan, as well as that deliciously inescapable Kardinal Offishall/Akon track from last summer, got nods as well. I’m sure Gene Simmons is studying this list very closely right now, trying to figure out what works in the Great White North. (Perhaps he should try and find a Guns N’ Roses tribute band up there, since CARAS had the balls to nominate Chinese Democracy for International Album Of The Year.) Partial list of nominees after the jump.

Céline Dion
The Lost Fingers

“Taking Chances,” Céline Dion
“Lay It On The Line,” Divine Brown
“Dangerous,” Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon
“Lost,” Michael Bublé
“Gotta Be Somebody,” Nickelback

Black Ice, AC/DC
Viva La Vida, Coldplay
Chinese Democracy, Guns N’ Roses
Sleep Through The Static, Jack Johnson
Death Magnetic, Metallica

Famous Last Words, Hedley
Dark Horse, Nickelback
Simple Plan
’70s Volume 2, Sylvain Cossette
Lost In The ’80s, The Lost Fingers

Bryan Adams
City and Colour
k.d. lang
Sam Roberts
Serena Ryder

Great Big Sea
Simple Plan
The Trews
Tokyo Police Club

Crystal Shawanda
Jessie Farrell
Kreesha Turner
Lights Underground
Nikki Yanofsky

Cancer Bats
Crystal Castles
Plants and Animals
The Stills

Alanis Morissette, “Underneath” | “Not As We” | “In Praise Of The Vulnerable Man”
Dallas Green, “Waiting…” | “Sleeping Sickness” | “The Girl”
Gordie Sampson, “When I Said I Would” | “Just A Dream” | “Davey Jones”
Hedley, “Old School” | “For The Nights I Can’t Remember” | “Never Too Late” – Greig Nori
Nathan Ferraro, “Never Again” | “Change For You” | “Unaware”

Thankful, Aaron Pritchett
Dawn Of A New Day, Crystal Shawanda
Beautiful Life, Doc Walker
What I Do, George Canyon
Chasing The Sun, Tara Oram

Between The Beautifuls, Hawksley Workman
Asking For Flowers, Kathleen Edwards
Exit Strategy Of The Soul, Ron Sexsmith Ronboy Rhymes*Warner
The Baroness, Sarah Slean WEA*Warner
is it o.k, Serena Ryder EMI

In The Future, Black Mountain
Soft Airplane, Chad VanGaalen
The Chemistry Of Common Life, Fucked Up
Parc Avenue, Plants and Animals
Oceans Will Rise, The Stills

Flavors of Entanglement, Alanis Morissette
No Sleep At All, Creature
Wake Up And Say Goodbye, David Usher
Passion, Kreesha Turner
Holes, The Midway State

Terminal Romance, Matt Mays & El Torpedo
Fortress, Protest The Hero
Love At The End Of The World, Sam Roberts
Parallel Play, Sloan
No Time For Later, The Trews

A Captured Moment In Time, DL Incognito
The Book, D-Sisive
I Rap, Now Famous
Not 4 Sale, Kardinal Offishall
Point Blank

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, James Doman
Get Blahsted, Hatiras & MC Flipside
Move For Me, Deadmau5 vs. Kaskade
Random Album Title, Deadmau5
Yes We Can, House Music United

The Love Chronicles, Divine Brown
The Promise, Deborah Cox Deco*KOCH
Elise Estrada
TONY, Ivana Santilli
Money, Zaki Ibrahim

David Foster
Daniel Lanois
k.d. lang
Nickelback & Joey Moi (co-producer Mutt Lange)
Stuart Brawley

Juno Awards [Official site; HT Vancouver Sun]

One More List Before We Go: The Top 12 Idolator Posts Of 2008

As you may have gathered, I’m raring to close the book on 2008, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t run down some of the site’s highlights during what was a pretty dreary year overall. After the jump, behold a pretty subjective top 12 of the year (thanks to our technological limbo I can’t run any sort of numbers, but I think this list accurately captures the best moments we’ve had during a long slog of a year). And of course I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank all of you for coming back, reading, commenting, and pointing out when I get shit wrong (which is too often). If you think I got this list wrong, feel free to abuse me with compliments in the comments section!

1. Your favorite albums from each year you were alive, July 3 / your favorite singles from each year you were alive, Aug. 29. The comments on these were so much fun. Plus: Demographic studies!

2. Jess’ illustrated guide to horrorcore, Oct. 30. It didn’t make me want to listen to the Insane Clown Posse, but it was still awesome. As was Jess’ tale of just how Chinese Democracy came to be.

3. Chris Molanphy breaks down just how much the major labels loathe singles, Aug. 28. I wonder often if we’re just entering a redux of the “rockers as new Zeppelins” phase, if only because so many “good” rock bands these days are so damn self-serious.

4. Butch Walker and Patrick Stump interview each other, Dec. 16. Smart, funny, candid, and slightly juicy! Plus it’s nice to know that band geeks being cliquey and weird is a phenomenon that wasn’t restricted to my high school.

5. Sonseed: Were they for real?, Sept. 9. Our look at whether or not the “Jesus Is My Friend” viral video was legit, or just a concoction of a well-financed CollegeHumor competitor, sure fired up one former member of the band.

6. The two types of “bromance”: An investigation, Aug. 4. This clearly needs a sequel on why certain dudes act like sugar-fueled Jonas Brothers fans when confronted with music by Animal Collective.

7. TV On The Radio give copyeditors conniption fits, Oct. 2. Speaking of investigations…

8. Al wonders if any blog favorites will cross over to the world of mainstream rock radio, Aug. 29. Someone should try and drop a Fleet Foxes track into a classic rock station’s playlist and see if anyone notices!

9. Kate gets horrified by the Clique Girlz, June 5. On the bright side, their abject awfulness will sound even worse during the global economic collapse, so we’ll never have to hear of them again maybe.

10. Ten artists who should be very glad they’re not Axl Rose, June 30. Should give you the shivers.

11. Mario Paint music: A look back, Feb. 22. Finally, we bring together “Never Gonna Give You Up,” “Yakety Sax,” and adorable mushrooms!

12. Chad Kroeger’s hidden talents that should have stayed hidden, March 10. Lede of the year, for sure.