Rocker Avril Lavigne takes her fans to prom in the music video for her latest single, “Here’s to Never Growing Up.”
Lavigne told MTV that while she had her own initial concept for the music video,the directer came up with the concept of “prom.” Good choice, because the music video has a very fun, upbeat feel to it. Lavigne’s past music videos have been anything but that, but regardless the music video is entertaining. The song itself is the perfect radio jam, and the perfect song to belt out with your friends. [Ed.'s note: Is it just me or does it sound like "Complicated" but without the "punky" attitude? No, just me? Okay.]
There’s a lot of music videos out there that try to channel prom, but I think Lavigne did a pretty good job with it and, if I dare say it, better than most.
The single is seemingly a couple effort as her fiance and Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger helped write the song.
This is terrifying, absolutely terrifying. auxtelevision put together a supercut of Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger throwing his head back and screaming like a rock star demon. If someone turns this into a 10-hour continuous loop I’m pretty sure it will be the end of us.
The good news is that Avril Lavigne is making music again (cue Sk8er Boi nostalgia). The bad news is that it’s a Nickleback cover. Which means it’s also a cover of her soon-to-be husband, Chad Kroeger. Although “Chavril” had lots of people cringing, this possible ode to their relationship might be a little bit cute. Emphasis on might.
In the cover, Avril takes the harsh rock song and turns it into a nice little ballad. As part of the soundtrack for the movie “One Piece Film: Z,” Lavigne is adding a very haunting version of the song to the piece. Though people might be cringing at the overly-coupley vibe to the song, it’s totally reminiscent of Lavigne’s older work. Her soft vocals are driven with emotion, similar to old tracks like “Together.”
I guess what I’m trying to say is that YES it’s super cheesy to do a cover of your fiance’s song. But perhaps the non-Chavril admirers need to calm down and appreciate that love conquers hate always. Even in the form of random and slightly unwanted covers like this.
Listen to the song here:
So, no hard feelings? Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley dressed up as his ex-wife Avril Lavigne while his girlfriend dressed up as Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. Whibley donned a blond wig with green streaks and a hoodie while his girlfriend Ari Cooper wore a Jack Daniels T-shirt and a blond wig as Kroeger.
While it’s pretty HILARZ the joke it also kind of mean-spirited. Whatever frustrations you have with your ex partner don’t need to be aired out in public or worse, turned into a joke on Halloween. You can’t take things in Celebrityville too seriously, but we can definitively say there were two people who probably didn’t think it was so funny.
Avril’s new fiance ranted against Whibley on Twitter: “Hey Deryck loved the costumes! we were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha!” He added: “You owe us a couples bowling grudge match see you when I get back from Russia!” Ouch!!
We really can’t form an opinion on any controversial piece of Hollywood gossip until Taiwanese animation comedy site NMA.TV gives us their take. In the latest edition, they put Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger’s engagement in perspective for us, creating a helpful timeline of when the pair first met in relation to Avril’s romance with Brody Jenner and marriage to Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley.
NMAWorldEdition manages to poke fun of Chavril’s unlikely partnership and their horrible music, which terrorizes people around the world. At the heart, the channel wisely predicts a much deeper concern: are their forthcoming vows a sign of the apocalypse?
Watch it here:
After the devastating news of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger’s forthcoming union, we understand this mashup of their music might be a little too soon to take. Still, it’s my duty to bring the remix to your attention.
Insanity Wolf mashed up their songs “Complicated” vs “Rockstar” vs. “How You Remind Me.” The result is “This Is How You Remind Me That Being a Rock Star is Complicated.” Just rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it?
In all seriousness, we should be happy for the two singers. They’re easy targets to make fun of, but there comes a point when the jokes become mean. The two have found love and that’s more than many of us can say, right? C’mon, through ‘em one and be happy. Just don’t listen to the mashup song twice, because I haven’t tested what the ramifications are yet.
Listen to it here:
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Bieber gets a cameo on The Simpsons and Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are engaged.
HIT: Justin Bieber to get Simpson-fied
The teen heartthrob is the latest celebrity to get himself drawn into cartoon’s most famous family, The Simpsons. Bieber let the news slip after tweeting he just did a voiceover session for the show, which was later deleted. One of the show’s executive producer later confirmed the news that the Biebs will make a cameo on the “Fabulous Faker Boy” episode which is set to air next year. Congrats Biebers, being on the Simpsons is pretty #swag.
MISS: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are engaged
Here’s the dirty deets and here are my two cents on the best thing that happened to the internet. One, THEY WERE DATING? WHAT HAPPENED TO BRODY JENNER? Two, please don’t call them the first couple of Canadian music. That’s just offensive to all the Canadian artists who can actually make music. Three, all the face-mash ups are terrifying. Please stop. I like sleeping at night.
HIT: Jolie-Pitt offspring lands a movie role
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has already landed herself a movie at four-years-old. She’ll be appearing in mom Angelina Jolie’s latest Disney flick, “Maleficent,” as a young Princess Aurora. If this is any indication of things to come from the Jolie-Pitt clan, expect them to be the next Smiths (as in Will and Jada’s multi-talented family).
MISS: Lindsay Lohan questioned in an alleged theft Read more…
There are few words to describe how I felt last night when I heard about the upcoming nuptials of Canadians Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. I hazily remember feeling shocked and even manically excited, which sometimes happens when I’m scared and confused.
Lavigne, 27 and Kroeger, 37 were collaborating in February for her upcoming fifth studio album and told very few people about their relationship. After six months of dating People says he proposed with a 14-karat diamond ring.
Post after-shock, people are finally emerging from the corners of their bathrooms where they locked themselves, crying on the floor. Many took to Twitter with astute comments and questions about the relationship.
Here are some common reactions:
The hypochondriac – “Is it contagious?”
Serious media concerns — “Where were they when we needed them?”
Positive thinking — “They’re doing us a favour.”
Apocalypse — “Honey, prepare the sound proof bomb shelter.”
International relations — “Where does this put Canada on the world stage?” Read more…
Earlier this week Avril Lavigne posted this Twitpic of her bro’ing with Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger in the studio.
I’m a proud Canadian but I’m not sure about his collaboration people! I’ve already heard it referred to as the end of music.
What would an Lavigne + Kroeger collaboration sound like?
Faber Drive is an example of a band with a “do it yourself” mentality, who from the get go were dedicated to making Faber Drive a success. After years of hustling, Chad Kroeger recognized their talents and signed them to his own label, 604 Records. And these guys never rest as they are either always writing, recording or touring. And along the way they have developed some great relationships with other Canadian bands like Hedley, who nailed them with an awesome prank!
Sorry, enough jokes. Here’s the scoop.
As CHARTattack.com reports, Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger has made headlines recently for firing his housekeeper, Arlene Morris.
The firing took place just a few days before Nickelback’s Vancouver concert on June 3. Morris says that Kroeger had promised her tickets to the show for her five songs, but took the offer back after she was fired.
To add insult to injury, Morris’ 11-year-old son was so sad over the events that he wrote a letter to the Vancouver Sun newspaper.
“[Eight] months were waiting and the day is just about here when my mom gets a call,” Morris’ son wrote. “Oh wow how hard that was, she tells us the tickets were cancelled guys im sorry and not only that he fires her too.”
“Well mr CHAD KRUGER WE dont think your cool and we took your stupid picture off our rockstar wall cause you dont deserve to sit up there with john lennon, mick jagger or bob dylan,” the letter continued.
Jonathan Simkin, Nickelback’s manager, told the Vancouver Province newspaper that Morris was fired for taking Kroeger’s girlfriend’s discarded clothes - an act that Morris denies. Simkin also said that Morris was not directly employed by Kroeger, but had actually been hired by a fellow employee. That same employee was apparently the one who decided to fire her.
CHARTattack.com has reported that a giant photo of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper appeared as part of a photo montage during an Ottawa Nickelback concert back on April 11.
Apparently Nickelback’s lead singer Chad Kroeger met with the PM earlier that night at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. But it was when the band took the stage at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place that things started to get a tad more - erm – political.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, the prime minister and his son were at the concert. The paper’s review of the show talks about a photo montage of the Nickelback guys that played on a big screen behind the band as they played their hit song “Photograph.” But apparently it wasn’t just Nickelback who showed up on the screen.
As a photo on CHARTattack.com shows, a big head shot of the prime minister himself can be seen behind a tiny-in-comparisson Kroeger.
Could this be the magical work of Photoshop (props to that person) or a true aspect of the show? Did the audience applaud when our leader’s face appeared on screen? Did they cheer? Boo? Was this a special treat for the Ottawa show or a part of all Canadian dates? Perhaps even dates in the USA?
So many questions. Nickelback, we want answers.
If you feel like doing some research, check out one of Nickelback’s concerts (still on tour supporting 2008′s album “Dark Horse”):
May 14 Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
May 15 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
May 18 Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
May 19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 21 Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
May 22 Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
May 24 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
May 25 Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
May 27 Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
May 29 Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
May 31 Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
June 1 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
June 3 Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
If you have Facebook, chances are you have seen the “Can This Pickle Get More Fans Than Nickelback (sic)?” fan page. You might have even joined it.
Well, as CHARTattack.com reports, the page has officially answered the question, and the answer is a big fat yes. The pickle page currently has about 1,450,000 fans, which is almost 50,000 more fans than the Nickelback page.
Jason Mac, a New Zealand radio DJ for The Rock FM, lost some kind of bet which meant he had to get the image of Nickelack singer/guitarist Chad Kroeger tattooed on his right butt cheek.
To make matters worse, the tattoo depicts Kroeger holding a penis instead of a microphone.
Yes, Nickelback was voted the worst band in the world by Word magazine, but apparently this doesn’t correlate to success in the music industry whatsoever.
According to chartattack.com, Nickelback has been declared the band of the decade by Billboard magazine. They have sold more records than any other band from 2000 to 2009, which consists of more than 30 million albums worldwide from the four albums they have released over the decade. The long-haired Chad Kroeger must be undoubtedly proud of his small-town band that originated in the prairies.
Still think they are the worst band?
Timbaland has always been known for big-star collaborations, and his upcoming studio album Studio Value II is no exception. The roster features an abundance of guests, with the biggest surprise being Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
According to chartattack.com, Kroeger, Drake, Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Chris Daughtry, Brandy, The Fay and Keri Hilson make guest appearances on Timbaland’s radio platform-spanning follow-up to 2007′s Shock Value, which is out Nov. 23 through Universal Music.
Furtado guests on the album’s first single, “Morning After Dark,” which will be available to buy on iTunes beginning this coming Tuesday (Oct. 27). Furtado previously guested on Shock Value, as did Timberlake and Hilson.
Chad Kroeger was sentenced today for driving under the influence two years ago.
A Surrey, B.C. court gave Kroeger a $600 fine and prohibited him from driving for one year, according to cbc.ca.
The charges stem from a 2006 incident when Kroeger was caught driving with a blood alcohol level reportedly twice the legal limit.
Kroeger made an appearance at the court today for his sentencing. The judge had moved the time of sentencing – from 1:30 p.m. PST to 9:30 a.m. PST to avoid a media circus.
A violation of police protocol may save Chad Kroeger from spending up to six months in jail, reports the Surrey Leader.
Chad Robert Turton, a.k.a. Chad Kroeger, plead not guilty to impaired driving on June 22, 2006. The results of his breathalyzer test may be thrown out if Judge Peter Gulbransen finds that the Surrey RCMP violated Kroeger’s rights. Defence lawyer Marvin Sterns claims that Kroeger’s belongings were illegally searched and seized during his arrest.
In addition to jail time, Kroeger would have to pay a $600 fine and one-year driving prohibition if convicted. The trial was originally slated for Nov. 23 and 24 of last year, but will be postponed until Feb. 20 while the judge makes his decision.
A lawyer for Nickelback front man Chad Kroeger says the singer will plead not guilty to drunk driving charges.
Lawyer Marvin Stern says he will argue Kroeger did not commit the offense.
Kroeger, real name Chad Turton, was caught speeding on the Trans-Canada Highway and was driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding legal limits.
The penalty for the offence could range from $600 to a one year driving suspension, according to Stern.
The case over drunk driving charges against Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has been pushed back.
The provincial court in Surry, BC will now hear the case on September 15, according to the Canadian Press.
Kroeger was charged with impaired driving after being pulled over and registering a blood-alcohol level above .08.
His car was stopped and Kroeger was arrested on June 22 after RCMP officers spotted him driving erratically.
The singer (real name: Chad Robert Turton) is currently on tour with Nickelback in Texas. He is being represented in court by lawyer Marvin Stern.