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Nickelback Just Figured Out a Way to Unite All the 'Haters'

Canadian band's take on Charlie Daniels' 'Devil Went Down to Georgia' isn't going over well

(Newser) - If you worried that Charlie Daniels would disappear from our thoughts soon after his death last month at the age of 83, Nickelback has swooped in to keep his memory alive. The Canadian rockers have done so by putting out a cover of Daniels' most famous song, "The Devil...

Nickelback, A-ha Enter the Trump Fray

Things are getting strange

(Newser) - It was easy to miss in Wednesday's volatile day of politics , but at some point in there, President Trump tweeted a Nickelback meme. The video has since been removed by Twitter, reports the Guardian , though you can currently watch it on YouTube. The strange chain of events began when...

Now Dividing House Dems, GOP: Nickelback

Congressmen spar over the notorious '90s band

(Newser) - It seems Democrats and Republicans can't even agree on one of the world's most-hated bands. "I didn't think we were gonna talk about Nickelback on the floor today," Rep. Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Wisconsin, said Thursday after he himself broached the subject while stating...

Cops Threaten Drunk Drivers With Nickelback

It'll be a bonus on the way to jail, Canadian force says

(Newser) - Cops in a small Prince Edward Island town have warned that drunk drivers will be punished with the music of some fellow Canadians: Nickelback. In a Facebook post , the Kensington force warns that they'll be out this holiday season "looking for those dumb enough to feel they can...

Nickelback Frontman Sued By Own Insurance Company

Lloyd's of London sues to cancel band's insurance policy

(Newser) - After Nickelback was forced to cancel more than 60 summer concerts due to a cyst on lead singer Chad Kroeger's vocal cords, Kroeger filed a $13 million claim with the band's insurance company to cover the losses. But Lloyd's of London is now suing Kroeger, claiming the...

Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger Split Up

Rockers have been married two years

(Newser) - Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger will no longer be making sub-par music together. They're separating after two years of marriage, Lavigne announced in a statement on Instagram today, per the Los Angeles Times . "Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we've created...

Police Issue 'Wanted' Poster for Nickelback

Members are 'believed to be impersonating musicians'

(Newser) - Nickelback just can't catch a break. The band's awfulness is a popular punchline , and the latest people to make a joke at the musicians' expense are officers of the law. Nickelback launched a world tour in Australia, the Daily Dot reports, so the Queensland Police issued a "...

Why One Guy Is Listening to Nickelback 24/7 for a Week

Jesse Carey is willing to give up his sanity for charity

(Newser) - As you read this, podcaster Jesse Carey is listening to Nickelback's entire catalog, on repeat. He started Monday, and he'll be listening every minute of every day for an entire week—168 hours total. Why would a person subject himself to such a thing? For charity: Carey, who...

Man Seeks Donations to Keep Nickelback Away

Craig Mandell never wants to see the band play a show in London

(Newser) - It seems almost everyone dislikes Nickelback , but one London man apparently hates them more than most: Craig Mandell launched a crowdfunding campaign with the sole aim of keeping the Canadian band out of his city, Time reports. " Don't Let Nickel Back ," which is being funded on the...

How the Mighty Have Fallen: U2 Is a Punchline
How the Mighty Have Fallen: U2 Is a Punchline

How the Mighty Have Fallen: U2 Is a Punchline

Nico Lang: It joins the ranks of Nickelback as a band 'no one likes'

(Newser) - There was a time when the giveaway of a new U2 album would have been a big deal in a good way, not in the PR-disaster way surrounding this month's Apple stunt . Most people, it seems, responded with a shrug or with annoyance that an album they didn't...

Poll: Congress More Popular Than Ebola, Kardashians

But not as popular as roaches, Nickelback

(Newser) - Good news for members of Congress bummed out by its 9% approval rating: Public Policy Polling has identified a few things voters like even less. In head-to-head matchups, Congress managed to narrowly beat Lindsay Lohan, telemarketers, and playground bullies. Its margin of victory was wider over the Kardashians, Ebola, meth...

Teachers Force Rahm to Deny ... Liking Nickelback

Will he be denying secret yearning for Creed next?

(Newser) - One of the striking Chicago teachers infused a bit of hilarity into the situation with his protest sign—"Rahm Emanuel likes Nickelback"—which went viral Monday, and actually prompted Emanuel to officially deny liking the much-maligned band in question. RedEye asked the mayor's spokesperson if, in fact,...

'Pickleback' Tops Nickelback... 'Frontman' Pissed

Fake Chad Kroeger doesn't see the humor in Facebook page

(Newser) - Most important news of the day: The pickle prominently featured on Facebook page “Can this pickle get more fans than Nickelback” did, indeed, accrue more fans than the band. Though a Facebook exchange between the "frontman" and the page’s founder (at left) appears to be a fake,...

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