5 Seconds Of Summer Pose Nude For ‘Rolling Stone,’ Talk Writing With Chad Kroeger

Christina Lee | December 27, 2015 - 10:27 am

It’s the Australian pop-punk band like you’ve never seen them before. More »

One Direction Are “Creating Hits” In The Studio With Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger

Mike Wass | February 2, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Well, this is different. Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction have been recording tracks with Nickelback frontman/Avril Lavigne’s husband Chad Kroeger. Could the boy band be headed in a harder rock direction on their next LP? More »

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

Robbie Daw | April 12, 2013 - 6:55 am

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… More »

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

Robbie Daw | August 24, 2012 - 7:15 am

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… More »

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

Becky Bain | August 22, 2012 - 11:46 am

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… More »

Avril Lavigne Engaged To Nickelback Frontman Chad Kroeger

Becky Bain | August 21, 2012 - 5:24 pm

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… More »

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

Robbie Daw | November 30, 2011 - 9:36 am

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… More »

Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ To Be Trumped On Album Chart By Nickelback?

Robbie Daw | November 23, 2011 - 8:02 am

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… More »

Canadians Very Impressed By Nickelback’s Ability To Destroy Historic Structures

Maura | June 22, 2009 - 9:45 am

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… More »

Nickelback: Your Slightly Terrifying Face Of Canadian Rock

Maura | March 30, 2009 - 9:30 am

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… More »

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

Maura | February 3, 2009 - 3:30 am

Nominations 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… More »

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

Maura | December 31, 2008 - 11:30 am

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… More »

Nickelback: Are These Reviews Even Going To Matter In The Long Run?

Dan Gibson | November 17, 2008 - 10:00 am

Our look at the closing lines of reactions to the week’s biggest new music continues with an overview of reviews of Nickelback’s Dark Horse, which arrives in stores tomorrow: More »

Nickelback Try To Bring Back The Times When People Actually Paid For Albums

Maura | November 11, 2008 - 12:00 pm

ARTIST: Nickelback
TITLE: Dark Horse
WEB DEBUT: Nov. 10, 2008
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 18, 2008 More »

“Flyover Rock” Is The Future Of Music

Mike Barthel | November 3, 2008 - 12:00 pm

“It’s weird to me that the glorification of ignorance is finally (maybe) about to fail in U.S. politics, but it’s still a good look in blue-state coastal elitist music journalism,” Marc Hogan writes, referring to Ann Powers’ article about what she calls “flyover rock,” and what others have called “red-state rock.” Powers argues that the… More »

Nickelback Figures Out How To Get Some Strip-Club Love

Maura | October 28, 2008 - 11:30 am

The new Nickelback single, which contains… More »

A Strapped America Goes To The 99-Cent Store, And New Singles Storm The Top 40

Chris Molanphy | October 10, 2008 - 3:00 am

In a week where it seems the global financial crisis is inescapable, America decides that a buck is a nice price to spend on music, and the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 sees a wave of new best-selling singles—including two in the Top 10 and a massive leap by a new No. 1 smash.
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Whatever He Likes: T.I. Holds Chart Penthouse, Takes Reservation for Next Week

Chris Molanphy | October 3, 2008 - 3:00 am

In a sleepy week for Billboard’s Hot 100, Atlanta rap king T.I. maintains his grip on the No. 1 spot, his fifth nonconsecutive week there, with “Whatever You Like.”
The “jump ball” I expected to break within the Top Three turned out to be a dead ball, as the three hits hold their positions. T.I. More »

Nickelback Plug In, Make A Prom Anthem

Maura | September 29, 2008 - 9:00 am

photograph.jpgARTIST: Nickelback
TITLE: “Gotta Be Somebody”
WEB DEBUT: Sept. 29, 2008 More »

Rock Stars Will Soon Buy Malt-O-Meal Just Like The Rest Of Us

Kate Richardson | September 24, 2008 - 2:00 am

With all the endless chatter surrounding the record industry’s slow-motion apocalypse–downloading, business models, livestock, etc.–it’s refreshing to read someone who makes a salient point. Tim Whitwell, writing in Word, puts aside tiresome ethics-of-illegal-downloading arguments and simply considers the concrete financial future of rock stars in this new era, and what they might soon have in… More »

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