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.
CollegeHumor ripped on Nickelback with their parody of “Photograph” called “Look at this Instagram,” which makes fun of the Instagram photos you want to remember and the the song you want to forget.
I’m pretty tired of people posting photos of every single mundane street sign and sidewalk smudge they see — as though putting a filter on it makes it deep and artsy. Thankfully, this song is kind of like aversion therapy. Now all your good thoughts of Instagram will be associated with Nickelback’s highly mockable song and CollegeHumor’s awesome parody.
Watch it here
With all the songs floating around these days, it’s inevitable that a couple of them will sound similar — whether the resemblance is intentional or not. If you’ve noticed any songs that sound alike, we want to know. Share them with us in the comments!
One Direction versus The Clash
The boy band just released a music video for their fun pop single “Live While We’re Young,” however, Clash fans weren’t too happy about the track’s uncanny resemblance to “Should I Stay Or Should I Go.” Fans of the punk classic are lashing out on Twitter. Though the majority of the messages are pretty angry there are a couple gems: @GavanCasey said “One Direction’s new song sounds like what I imagine Satan’s tribute to The Clash would sound like, but slightly more melodic.” Even if it does have a slight resemblance, we’re still loving 1D’s version. It will be on their upcoming album Take Me Home on Nov. 12.
Lady Gaga versus Madonna
Madonna famously started a feud with Lady Gaga when she claimed the 26-year-old singer was trying to imitate her career. At a few MDNA concerts Madonna has merged Gaga’s “Born This Way” with her 1989 classic “Express Yourself,” implying that Gaga was paying homage. A few days ago in Atlantic City, the Material Girl dedicated her track “Masterpiece” to Gaga, saying: ”I’m gonna dedicate this next song to Lady Gaga. ‘Cause you wanna know something? I love her. I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery…”
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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…
Nickelback is a band that has the special ability to be made fun of on the internet. From their power chord-heavy songs to Chad Kroeger’s rough singing, they’re often ridiculed for their over-use of themes involving women and sex and coming out with songs that all just sound the same.
So what better way to respond to all this criticism? Why of course, a new melodramatic music video for their song “Trying Not to Love You”.
Featuring Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander as froth-artist barista, the video shows him trying to impress a blonde customer (played by Baywatch’s Brooke Burns)…among other peculiarities.
While I don’t exactly know what’s going on in the music video, I can’t decide whether I’m laughing at the music video or along with the band’s humour.
I’m sure the guys from Nickelback are cool people. But seeing that this music video is so absurd, I don’t think my opinion about their music has changed.
And besides, haven’t I already heard this song before? It sure sounds kind of familiar…
Every week ANDPOP columnist Kelly Burns narrows down the most bizarre stories of the week. They’re not exactly newsworthy but just weird enough to grab our attention. This week, China’s dealing with a stolen penis and someone wants to — wait for it — see Nickelback.
Who wants to see Nickelback?
I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, the fact this guy fell 40-feet into a gorge or the fact that the reason he fell was because he was trying to sneak into a Nickelback concert. Kevin Beaudette apparently really wanted to see Nickelback last Tuesday, when they played at New York’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Falling 40-feet into the Geyser Brook Gorge, and only having a few cuts and scrapes is impressive. But the emotional scars that are going to follow him now, couldn’t be any bigger. He will forever be known as “that guy” who tried to see NICKELBACK. Automatic douche-bag status. Keep rockin’ that spiked hair, studded belt and awesome music… not.
Kim Kardashian can smell cavities
A couple years ago Kim Kardashian went on Jimmy Kimmel and took a quick whiff of his breath to see if he had any cavities. ”I have a weird sixth sense — I can smell whenever someone has a cavity. If someone has a conversation with me, I can smell it,” she insisted. Last night on Keeping Up With the Kardashians (What? I don’t watch that) Kim was positive Khloe’s hubby
the Candy Man Lamar needed a few fillings. And it turns out she was completely right. But if she has such a good sense of smell, what’s up with that fragrance of hers? Ouch! Just joking people, it was an easy shot.
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Kids, sit down and let me tell you about a band name Creed. The American rock band was popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s but their fans are a dying species.
Meet Chad Fuck. He’s the last Creed fan in the world. He’s unemployed, has a jungle cat tattoo on his back and is “just a huge fan of Creed.”
The Zoological Society has a duty to defend all endangered species. Since most Creed fans killed themselves after their temporary breakup or died due to other factors, Chad is the only surviving fan, says Dr. Chen Horkel, a person of science.
Their last hope of maintaining the endangered species was to breed Chad, however, most specimens were completely disgusted in his music taste and wouldn’t procreate.
Then, something miraculous happened. Horkel found the only surviving Nickelback fan, who happened to be female. It shouldn’t have worked, but soon after discovering their similarly awful taste in music the new couple introduced the first Creed/Nickelback cub.
“There’s no way of knowing what the future holds,” says Horkel. “But at least we know we’ve done all we can to try to preserve the species. And that is something we feel good about.”
Watch Inside Look: The Last Creed Fan here:
It’s already no surprise to anyone that a lot of people are unable to tolerate Nickelback’s music.
But surprisingly in this video, they remain very tolerable…and actually quite funny. *GASP*
I’ll admit that I am not a big fan of Nickelback. But while I don’t like their music, it’s not as unbearable to the point that my ears are going to start bleeding.
I just think people like to exaggerate and be haters.
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?
Canada’s not only a leader in premium maple syrup and the most tender, crispiest back bacon, we’re masters of the Billboard music scene.
According to the Billboard Hot 200 Charts, four of the top five positions on the Billboard Chart are held by Canadians. Not too shabby for a country that repeatedly gets made fun of for “being too nice”. It’s a-boot time Americans paid more attention to our fine exports.
Michael Buble’s “Christmas” album reigns in the top spot. Justin Bieber’s “Under the Mistletoe” is in third place. Drake’s “Take Care” is holding steady at four while Nickelback rounds out the top 5 with “Here and Now”.
Ah, if it weren’t for Adele maybe we could have finally had all top 5 positions to a Canuck. She’s interrupting the Canadian flow by being in second place with “21″.
Such achievement has never been made by Canadians. Canadian broadcaster Alan Cross commented on this phenomenon, saying, “earlier this year I think there were three in the top ten, but never four in the top five. Canadians continue to punch above their weight.”
Let’s hope this Canadian momentum will last enough to take us in to the new year.
The band everyone loves to hate performed at the 99th Grey Cup halftime show this weekend in Vancouver.
For a band that gets trashed and mocked constantly by music enthusiasts, they still manage to sell millions of records. So, perhaps it’s not all that shocking to see them take the stage at the most important Canadian football game.
Reactions went through the roof in the Twitterverse when the band began to rock out.
One Vancouver M.P. came to the band’s defence. James Moore tweeted “Nickelback @ Grey Cup – v.solid. Bashing them is cliche & overdone.”
A writer for Maclean’s Magazine, Paul Wells, also showed he’s Team Nickelback by writing: “Mocking a halftime show by Nickelback at a football game has got to be the lowest conceivable cost-of-entry into hipsterism.”
Those average Joes watching the show were live tweeting with comments like “Due to a coal shortage, Santa will be giving all bad little boys and girls Nickelback CDs.” and “Yeah, no. Nickelback is like the worst band ever.”
I can’t wait to see how many viewers this year’s half-time show garnered compared to last year’s show (I’m assuming a more respectable band played). If you missed out on the performance, check out the video below.
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
According to TMZ, Tiger attended the Nickelback concert last night in Orlando and even joined the boys backstage. He apparently kept a pretty low profile last night but was still more than happy to see one of his favorite bands.
However this maybe proof that Tiger still hasn’t learned his lesson. Why? Nickelback parties are notorious for a lot of slutty and easy women. Not a good place for a guy who is a recovering “sex addict.”
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?
Want something to make you feel proud to be a Canadian?
You might want to keep looking.
Readers of the United Kingdom’s Word Magazine recently voted on who they think the worst band in the world is, and the majority of them said the title belongs to the Canadian rock band Nickelback, reports CHARTattack.com.
Nearly 20 per cent of Word Magazine’s voters agreed that Nickelback was the worst band in the world, with only Lighthouse Family, a long-forgotten British pop duo, coming close with 14 per cent of the poll’s vote.