It seems Nickelback’s nasally rock ballads just don’t sit well with sports fans.
Supporters of the Detroit Lions are the latest to protest a possible performance by the Canadian band. (The Winnipeg Free Press published an open letter to the National Hockey League in August when word spread that Nickelback would play at its Face-Off festival.)
The band is reportedly slated to perform during halftime at Ford Field, when the Lions take on the Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving Day. But a whole lot of Lions fans/Nickelback haters have signed an online petition begging the National Football League to reconsider.
As of the time of this post on Thursday, more than 9,500 people had signed the virtual petition, citing:
“This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback? … Is this some sort of ploy to get people to leave their seats during halftime to spend money on alcoholic beverages and concessions? This is completely unfair to those of us who purchased tickets to the game. At least the people watching at home can mute their TVs.”
One person who signed the petition wrote, “I'd rather drink bleach than listen to Nickelback and have them associated with Detroit.”
And here’s a fun fact: Nickelback is one of the worst bands you can admit to liking on a first date, according to a U.K. dating site.
But any press is good press, right? Nickelback’s new album, “Here and Now,” drops November 21.
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Please, please Americans do not bash Canada.....try to look at him as your pesky little brother (with a much larger penis)
Canada needs to just shut the F up and do what that US tells them! Canada is the US's bi*ch after all!
my favourite thing about all the anti-canadian posters saying all we ever did was hockey and we should play a real sport must have no idea not only is national sprt is Lacross, but a Canadian invented basketball and Steve Nash (2time league MVP holder) is also Canadian. We also invented such things as *drumroll*...
Insulin, Light bulb, TV, Wonderbra, Zipper, IMAX, the lightbulb(yes we sold the patent), Telephone, The Pacemaker,CANADARM (outer-space giant reaching arm),
Superman, Java Programming Language
Nickle does truely suck, and mean that with all fiber of my being. who cares that they're canadian. BTW one fo my favorite bands is from Canada, Skinny Puppy. i also like the fancy ham we put on pizza, Canadian bacon. but i don't blame detriot one bit ... Nicklecrap is an aweful band.
First off, Detroit hasn't been a rock and roll city for nearly 30 year. Now, it is more known for it's rap artists.
Second. The last few superbowl half time shows can be classified as geriatrics on parade. Those groups, with the exception of the black eyed peas, have not written a hit song in several decades. And worst of all the acts chosen for the superbowl are barely relevant to todays music industry and can only sell greatest his albums.
Third. Compared to most of the overproduced garbage out there nickelback is actually a decent band. And they actually sing and play their own instruments. You may not appreciate their music, but I for one do. I would challenge anybody who says they are terrible to write a song would chart or receive as much replay value as a nickelback song.
At least it's not Coldplay.
weak musicians anyway – enjoy your imminent obscurity
Well, let's see...
What's the problem? Makes sense to me.
THE ONLY REPLY OF FACTUAL INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1- NickelHack = sucks.
2 – Detroit, sucks.
3 -College football (esp. PENN STATE and LSU), sucks, big time.
4 – George Bush? He sucks.
5 – 90s music. Oh yeah, that sucks hard.
6- U.S. Govt, Wall St, The Fed, Hedge Funds : yes sir... SUCKS.
7 – Reality TV? Sucky sucky, sucks.
8- Texas. Sucks, podner.
9- 75% of the world population, sucks.
10- These polls/comment posters: All of you, suck it deep.
I would be more upset about Madonna being the halftime show at the Superbowl! I would like to see Kid Rock and Eminem do the Thanksgiving game. Why were they not even considered? It's their hometown!
Nasally??? Really? Has this guy even listened to Nickelback? Not a huge fan but don't hate them....but Kroeger is anything but nasally!!! Growlly....sure....but Tom Petty is nasally!! and I love Tom Petty!
Nickelback really isn't that bad (or even that bad of an influence). Think of what a bad influence in joke the rap music industry with its guns and violence and copious use of the 'N' word. It promotes racism, black on black violence, violence against women and the whole victim mentality in the African American community. (I would have become a rap singer myself but the problem is that I don't know how to use a gun properly).
So Nickelback doesn't suck, because of gangsta rap?
Say what now???
Disregarding your silly tangent for now, no, you're wrong, Nickelback is horrible. Awful. It's got nothing to do with influence, though heaven forbid they actually musically influence anyone to create any more such artless and soulless drivel.
Nickelback is the Wal-Mart of rock music.
The Toyota Camry of rock music.
The frozen pizza of rock music.
They represent everything bland and boring and unoriginal, and while I'm typically pretty accepting of peoples' tastes, I just can't accept anyone appreciating Nickelback. It is impossible to like their music and have anything resembling good taste.
No need to bash Canadians. They are absolutely great neighbors. Good thing the neighbor to the north is not some whacked out screwed up nation like North Korea or Afghanistan or Iraq or Iran or Syria or some other poor excuse for a nation!
I've found that people either love Nickelback or outright despise them. There's no middle ground. I love them. I think Detroit needs to get over themselves. After the way their team has played for the past few years, they should be grateful any band wants to play during the halftime of one of their games. I was excited for them because they were doing so well this year, but now, I hope the Lions choke.
The Headline: "Fans hate on Nickelback"
Fans? That word; I do not think it means what you think it means.
Who would they rather have associated with Detroit? Ted Nugent? Kid Rock? Eminem? They all suck. Nickelback may not be the greatest rock band ever, but they're way better than most acts from Detroit.
Wait, there's people still living in Detroit? The Hemmroid on the Anus States of Hysteria?
MEDIA BASHING NICKLEBACK. BECAUSE THEY ARE ANTI NEW WORLD ORDER
Same old story...Dumb Americans think they are the best at everything. Canada has produced many great bands that even you nitwit Americans can appreciate. The tragically hip, The guess who, Blue rodeo, Barenaked Ladies just to name a few. Oh BTW, to the people who are going on about American hockey teams being better than Canadian ones. WHERE DO YOU THINK ALL OF YOUR HOCKEY PLAYERS COME FROM? You guessed it, CANADA! Americans are so clueless!
LOL! The DO SUCK!
And, I'm a rock fan, not a Billy Bob.
Nickleback isn't a bad band at all. There are plenty of canadian bands that do suck. Rush is at the top of the list.
Rush indeed is horrid. But to say Nickelback is ok in the same breath is absurd. At least Rush was original...sucky, but original. Nickelback isn't even original.
I wouldn't worry too much about what the US citizens say about our Canadian band, Nickelback. Most americans can't even locate Canada on a map.
You do realize that Canadians are Americans too?
If you're speaking of US citizens, maybe the people from Michigan don;t know where Canada is, but most of the rest of us do.
Most Canadians can't find Canada on a map.
Perhaps the only thing in common among all the people at a football game is that they all like to watch football. Some will like rock music, some will like country, . . . . some might like Stravinski? . . . . There are always plenty of people who don't care much about the musical act at a football game. Maybe we should just go back to having marching bands and cheerleaders. What law says you've got to have a rock band, anyway?
Why Canada is better than the U.S:
1) Lower crime
2) Cleaner environment
3) Better overall healthcare system
4) Friendlier more giving people
5) Less poverty
6) No George W. Bush
7) Less racial tension
8) Better economy (currently)
9) More natural resources for its population
10)Better public education system (Canadians do
better on your SAT scores)
11)Quality of life indicator- U.N etc rank Canada
12) stronger housing market
13) Less money wasted on an unnecessary war.
14) Suck it America!!!
I LOVE Nickelback. There. I said it. I love Nickelback, and I am psyched about their new album dropping at the end of the month. And I am a Lions fan, which used to be a lot more embarrassing, but I always loved them. So all you haters-STEP OFF! Love my Lions and love my band!
screw Detroit! With millions of albums sold, Nickelback, is a shot in the arm for some current music. Their focus is on humor and entendre – "sucker in her mouth" cracks me up every time I hear it. Maybe, NB could schedule a concert over superbowl weekend, There won't be any teams from Detroit playing that night...
I am a canadian and i must say i HATE HOCKEY and I HATE NICKLEBACK. americans but they are right up there with hockey and nickleback. i am not proud of being a canadian...been around the world and i must say both canadians and americans are annoying, rude, ego manics with lower than average IQ's... hockey is a boring sport to watch. oh yes constant high speed action right? NO. same action for 3 long hours and dominated by 18 year old kids with no education. takke a look at any current hockey player and you see nothing upstairs...hockey players go from high school to NHL with a short stint in some stupid junior league. at least in baseball you need to be mature to play the game at the MLB level. no 18 year old children on that field. i live about 3 hours from where nickelback started. they suck and everytime their song comes on i quickly turn off the radio. lead singer sounds like kermit the frog on crack!!
halftime shows in general, suck. i'm sure nickelback has good songs most people would like, but either they won't play them or someone won't let them. most all tvs were muted for black eyed peas. that's why we have dvrs. to replay 1 out of 50 commercials that's actually funny, and not done by medicated overpaid morons with degrees, or to count how many times the refs make their agenda more important than the actual game people paid to watch, and to crank the nickelback halftime show when grandma, grandpa, and auntie have left the house.
While I absolutely cannot stand Nickelback, I think this is a bit extreme and disrespectful. It's a half time show and nobody is paying any extra for Nickelback to be there. Either change the channel, or get a beer if you don't want to watch the performance.
You know the world is getting stupider when mainstream journalists have adopted the practice of adding unnecessary words like 'on' in "hate on Nickelback" in their works. Come on. It's sports fans HATE Nickelback. This trend is brought to you by the people who ask for 50 cent instead of cents or who axe you a question...
Watch video. Read the lyric's. Then tell me truthfully that you hate NB.
If you become a movie star or a recording artist or tv star or any public figure with any international appeal, the first thing you do is LEAVE CANADA. Jon Stewart, William Shatner, Mike Myers, Alan Thicke, the list goes on. When you lose your fame, back to the freezer. HAHAHAHAHA
Go Nickleback, I think you're great!
Nickelback is a great band. Because they are not drug addicts and sleep around, nobody likes them. Too bad. Their music is great, you can sing along to the lyrics (yes, you can understand 'em) and they play their own instruments. If you are not half naked and a drug addict people just don't like you. They don't have a clue how great this band iz.
Huh? What's people's problem with NB? I love NB. I might even watch this whatever-it-is stupid sporting event just for the benefit of seeing NB in concert again. (oooo does that mean I'm a hater too???)
they play n.b. wayyy too many times a day on my local radio. I cant get away from them. I hate n.b. and his face is ugly as his voice. the songs all sound the same....ANNOYING. i dont have to buy thier cd, they play it too much on the radio. ive heard thier music so much I want to vomit. I have to change the station so much Im sick it and them
Every time you listen to a Nickelback song, a kitten dies...
I love Nicklback
By the way what the hell is HOCKY?A sport from MEXICO?There is only one AMERICAN sport and that is FOOT BALL.,and not kick ball from MEXICO.
I'm Canadian and embarassed that Nickelback are too! THEY SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tim "The Tool Man Tayloir" would not be pleased if Nickelback played during the LIons Thanksgiving day game maybe he should accidently turn out the power in the stadium again then we won't have to listen to them.
Save your anger for when China invades North America. The music industry is all about money, crap sells and we all buy into it, so we all suck. They don't want Nickelback they can have listen to something different. I'm Canadian, and I love you all.
Darn good thing the Americans love their hockey teams this much, maybe they can all share an ice rink together when they tank their economy for good and have nowhere to live. Go USA... show the world you're great at hockey – because you've already proven that you are fantastic at destorying absolutely everything else you were once known to be great at!!!
I've said for years that Nickleback was the world's most over-rated band, along with Chad Kroeger's little mini-me band Theory Of A Dead Man (I call them Theory Of A Nickle Dead Back Man). And if I hear another 'new' song from Chad whining how hard it is being a 'rock star ', I'm going to throw up all over my shoes!!
I'd rather have a colonoscopy performed with a live rattlesnake than sit through a halftime show performed by Nickleback.
The man they call Reveen!
News Flash!!! Cory Trevor Sucks!!!
Nickle Back sounds like they are taking a strenuous crap in every song they sing.
The Toucher & Rich show on Boston sports radio did a segment on Friday morning about the Nickleback issue and how downright formulaic and awful the music is. They even placed two Nickleback songs over each other – and right down to the beat for key changes they were EXACTLY the same.
It was downright creepy.
HOCKEY OR HOKEY?....ALWAYS LOVE A SPORT THAT YA HIT THE OTHER PLAYER WITH YER STICK,...THEN SLAP A PUCK IN A GOAL..WOO!!!!!!!!!!! THATS ATHLETIC...IF YA DO NOT SCORE..YA START A STREET BRAWL WHILE THE REFS WATCH..YEAH WHAT A SPORT..WHO GIVES A GOSH DAM
We are proud to have Nickelback in Canada!! The last concert of their tour in 2010 in Vancouver was the best concert I have ever been to they played for over 2.5 hours and everyone was on their feet all night!! "Burn It To The Ground"" and Rock Star!! Awesome!!!
Every time a Nickelback song is played, a kitten dies. I like kittens, but I can't eat a whole one.
Lol!! Its awesome because Nickleback do indeed blow goats.
Funny this debate since hockey is the Canadian sport it's cute watching the Americans try to associate themselves with it. Hey losers, you have BASEBALL HAHAHAHHAHHAHAH...the most exciting sport in the world. What really matters is how badly the average non-pro American would get kicked if they played the average Canadian at hockey, not how pro-sports teams how purchase players from the international market. We grow up on it, you just dabble.
Every time a Nickleback song plays, baby Jesus cries and the terrorists win. If you can't make Detroit audiences happy, then you're no longer playing Rock and Roll, whatever passes for that nowadays.
Detroit? Just have a good Motown act show up....oh wait..that's right...there aren't any anymore...
These anti Canadian comments only proves that a lot of Americans like to trash other countries just because it's what they do. NO matter the country.
By the way, I am born and raided in the USA and have a U.S. History degree. I am proud of the USA but wouldn't trash Canada. They are the best neighbors we could have. On another note: I am no fan of Nickelback but I would take them over Detroit native Kid Rock anyday.
I think most comments are missing the subject that NB is a three chord band that is subject to harsh opinion. Taking that a step further most top 40 bands/musicians are hacks. They do not write there own music, use classic songs riffs, add a drum beat and a stupid rap and think that they are talented. It is not about talent it is about sales. Great band from US that should play Godsmack.
I am not a Nickelback fan, although they have done some songs I think are okay. However, If I was a member of Nickelback, I wouldn't want to be associated with Detroit. It's an unfriendly, dingy, industrial ghetto town. If they nuked the place, I wouldn't get bent out of shape at all.
FACT: People who like Nickelback are the same people who like 80s hair bands.
last i heard, detroit was a rotting town with abandoned houses as far as the eye can see. I agree NB really do suck however, think of all the booze, hotdogs, greasy popcorn and fat ass burgers that will be sold once the seats clear. Not only will it help your sorry ass dying economy it will also make y'all even fatter then you are now. oh and please apologize for American idol.
I don't have issues with Canada, or Detroit. One of my favorite bands is from Canada, I am not. While this whole string of bickering is hilarious to read, It's obvious from the article that this isn't about resentment towards our northern neighbor, but about one of the worst rock bands in this decade of music. So they are canadian, big deal. Once upon a time less than a decade ago, there was another band that damned our ears, and the horse it rode on was named CREED. They were from the States. The point is here folks is, we got to get these two bands to play in the same venue, and hopefully they will both see just how god awful they are, and implode.
Ok...let's have a little history lesson here. Celine Dion does not consider herself to now,or have ever been a Canadian. Although she was born in Quebec her family tree is a long line of separatist who never quite got over loosing the Battle at the Plains of Abraham. (English versus the French) and has said on many occasions she is not Canadian but is Quebecois. Canadians are no more maple syrup and back bacon then Americans are corn dogs and apple pie.
Justin Beiber is a kid cut him some slack. Besides...where did the Osmond Brothers come from..it wasn't Canada.
Oh and whoever voiceofreason is he/she is not a true representation of an American and should quit posting. Some of my best friends are from the US....ok as for the band NickleBack....they stink. End of lesson
Celine Dion is THE GREATEST SINGER IN THE WORLD!!!! Just ask her, she'll tell you. Ugh. As for the article? That's cold people. I don't know the band, but jeez, you let Janet Jackson, and I can't think right now, but there have been others I've said what the h*ll!
I don't know what it is, but I really can't stand the phrase 'hate on'. It sounds so tweenie...
I am Canadian & I'm proud to say NICKELBACK SUCKS!!! I also offer my apologies to the world for this lame ass cover band who has 1 original song that's repeated over and over again on all it's albums catering to Top 40 schmaltz.
WHAT? AT LEAST NICKLEBACK PLAYS INSTRUMENTS! WHAT DO THEY WANT TO ASSOCIATE WITH DETROIT? EMINEM? NOT EVERY FOOTBALL FAN ACTS LIKE A GANGSTER FROM 8 MILE. DETROIT SUCKS ANYWAY!!! NICKLEBACK IS ABOVE THEM!!!!! NICKLEBACK HAS MORE CASH FLOW THAN THE ENTIRE CITY OF DETROIT!!!!!
Thanksgiving is a completely American holiday, and they choose a band from Canada to represent the Thanksgiving Day game?
Well being from michigan and a guitar player i could think of many bands that i would rather see but they got the gig and props to them for that and my girlfriend likes them and now i know i can watch the game and she will enjoy it with me
I don't hate Nickleback. I just think they suck.
Nickelback should play every weekend in Detroit to shut those whiners up.
The signatures to protest this were gotten by promises of beer and pizza for rest of the school year... go figure
All these Americans who are acting superior, you are towards the bottom in the world in test scores, and despite paying the most money, you have the 38th life expectancy. So we'll be playing hockey, and you be dumb, then dead. Who wins?
p.s. did you watch the last Olympics? A country with 10% of your population, had more medals and BEAT you like a drum. American hockey teams are loaded with Canadians, and Europeans, morons. Head to head, we beat the crap out of you. And you are going broke, and we are booming economically. So take your country, keep it, and shove it up your ***
Just proving the 'mercuns don't have a monopoly on idiotic generalizations?
The lead singer sounds like he's trying to take a dump.
Canada gave us Celione Dion... yeah thanks..... jerks
She was Appendix 'W' of an oil export agreement...
This has nothing to do if they are from Canada or not. This band SUCKS. They are everything that is wrong with rock music today. Their next album should be called 'Music for the Sheeple" Because that's who buys this garbage. I on the other hand don't hate on Canada. I am a fan of one of the greatest bands to ever walk the Earth. The almighty RUSH. I would formally like to thank Canada for RUSH. Screw the haters on Canada. Great people great places. Just unlucky that this crappy band came from there. I would vote down any crappy band no matter what country they are from. It's about the music people not politics. By the way, I am an American.
Do you realize Nickelback doesnt play only nasally rock ballads? They have heavy songs, they just dont get to the radio because the radio's are biased toward ballads
I'm sure I'm just slow, but can someone please explain why everyone is hating Nickelback? Did they do something bad? This is the first time I'm hearing about people hating them. Usually I hear about people loving them.
Wow I am amazed how simple people are. So you dont like Nickleback. So what! Go get a beer during halftime. Thats what I do if i dont like a band. You people making it a Canada vs USA thing are sooooo dumb and simple minded. I have so many canadien musician friends that play with Slash. Half my music friends are canadien and are fantastic people and every person i meet from there are just as fantastic. Quit making americans look bad with your hate. DONT LISTEN THEN CRY BABIES!
I think its a shame that something as trivial as a band playing at a game can cause so many people to go at each others throats.
All Canadians aren't bad and all Amercans aren't bad. I am from the states myself, and after reading all of these hateful comments I am ashamed of both sides for acting so poorly. You would think that after so many centuries of our countries being neighbors we would all at least be a little more polite. (when I say that I mean after the land was declared and named, not the actual physical part)
It is time for everyone to grow up a little.....
i hate nickleBUNK and they're goin to ruin a perfectly good game of FOOTBAAALL!!!!!!!!
Its not the Superbowl game, its the Thanksgiving day (USA)game. I am American and I love Canada, let's stop the ethnocentric comments from both sides of the border. Let the NFL book a Detroit related band if that's the issue. Everyone has their own musical preferences, none are better than any other. Personally, I liked old Nickelback not strip club inspired crap they have released lately.
Oh Detroit u should not be associated with anyone. It is pity that nickelback would perform in Detroit. Remember when.the world.flushed Detroit was created. Ur city sucks donkey.
Nickleback blows, but who watches the halftime show anyway?
FART ON YO MAMA
It's Kid Rock's turf afterall..
its funny how you people diss on nb but i dont see You making all that money. If they sucked, why is it their concerts are sold out, and they have millions of fans? Ahhhh something to think about yes? I love nb and i dont think they could care less what you all think. Get over it, it would stop you all from looking like idiots.
If you play a nickleback album backwards you get satanic messages, even worse then that, if you play it forward you get nickleback.
I love Nickelback and hockey! The nice thing about being in either USA or Canada is that people have a right to speak their minds (even when they are spewing stupid, hateful garbage). I sit and listen to acts at sporting events that I don't really care for because I know there are others out there that do like the act that is playing. Why can't people behave better? It's just a game and Nickelback sells out shows all over the world......shows there ARE people out there who like them. Their taste should be respected too. Maybe this world would be a better place if people were nicer and more respectful of each other....oh yeah...I think that came from a Nickelback song too....imagine that!
You like Nickelback and Hockey huh? Apparently you've suffered enough blunt force trauma to the head participating in one of your passions, that it has affected your decision making abilities into loving the other.
I don't get the hate the for NB. Why because they make money & sell music?
Straight forward, rockin' songs about S, D, & Rock n Roll.
If you don't like them that's one thing, but to say they suck, FAR from it.
Apply the term sucks to Lady Gaga in more ways than one.
At least they're rock, too many of the me generation like crap music and think that American Idol winners are actually talented.
No one should be down on anyone for liking a particular band, no matter how bad they are. I don't like Nickelback either, but ya know, there's a button on your radio or TV that allows you to turn it off or turn the station. If you don't want to see them in Detroit, don't go to the f*ing game. If you don't want to hear them in whatever venue you're in, go out and have a smoke until it's over or better yet, tune them out like I do. Also, I cannot logically connect how this has anything to do with Canada as a country. The same people who are b**ching about NB would probably unanimously agree that Creed sucks just as bad when that band is from right here in the good old USA.
Kim, you, your mother and the rest of your sisters are nothing but money hungry attention seekers. I am hoping that now at least some people will wake up and stop wasting another minute on these superficial morons, however, the odds are against that. What a bunch of immoral, narcissistic idiots.
I live in Winnipeg and it was so funny when they where saying that Nicklebag was possibly going to play all the Nicklebag haters did exactly the same as this hating on them which they totally deserve if this was maybe 15 years ago when they still sounded ok not great but ok then maybe someone would want to listen to them or admit to liking them
Also Nicklebag Lite (Theory of a Deadman) sucks too!!
I dont understand this article. What's wrong with Nickelback. I mean, i dont go out of my way to listen to them, but i also dont understand the hatred towards them. This hatred makes no sense.
There are already two Quarterbacks on the field...what's wrong with adding a Nickelback.
Unbelievebale: to all of you posting comments on hockey teams: The Bruins won last year for the first time in my lifetime, Canadian teams suck....I'm from Detroit.....Red Wings dominate, period. Four cups in the last 14 years, have been in the playoffs for 20 straight years – more than any other team or individual person in and sport, period. So when you spurt off about your hockey teams, you do so knowing that your teams are already below the stature of the Red Wings.
BTW: as a Lions season ticket holder: I'll take Nikelback at halftime, but they do SUCK!
sure the teams are american but most of the bruins players are canadian and as for the wings most of their players are european or canadian, they only have 4 us born players. head to head canada is way better than america in hockey so just stick to baseball or football
Nickleback just sucks it's not a Canadian/ US thing! Rusty was the best Canadian band that never got the pub! Why are these guys still making music? Because 16 year old girls like crappy music!
The thing about having a concert at the halftime show is that you will never please everyone. Put an old band and people will complain that they are has beens. Put a new band and people complain that the new stuff is not as good as the old stuff. Put a popular band and people complain that they are corporate sell-outs. Put a hip hop band and people hate rap. It doesn't mater who plays at the half time show, all we know is that they will suck.
I read enough ...how about Kid Rock and call it a day :)
Nickelback sux balz...
Forward down the field,
A charging team that will not yield.
And when the Blue and Silver wave,
Stand and cheer the brave.
Rah, Rah, Rah.
Go hard, win the game.
With honor you will keep your fame.
Down the field and gain,
A Lion victory!
Nickleback is a great band and great song writters. Most ppl that dis them only do so because they believe that is the popular concensus and have no balls to an individual or the slightest clue about music. The question is do we want to associate a great rock band with mindless jock BS? I think Nickleback could find much better venues.
My apologies Canada. If you dug a little further, you would find that the haters here are also the same people (and I use that term loosely) that hate and disrespect our President, as well as our staunchest allies (Europe, Canada, and the UK) in the name of their faux "American Exceptionalism". They are simply brainwashed little sheep who lack intelligence, sophistication, and manners, just like the insane right-wing politicians they support and look up to.
wow, this is the first comment that makes sense.
You know what is really pathetic?? Everyone on here trying to bash Nickleback because a few mainstream people don't like their music. Grow up. Why is it so important for everyone on here to convince other people Nickleback is a bad group?? Here's something you guys can argue about. Which religion is better, abortion rights, and gay marriage. Now go ahead and bash one another on why you think one should be for or against one of the three topics I just mentioned.
Screw all of you who say Canadians suck or we are losers, but it is typical of your yanks to trash other countries even though yours is going thru such a circus act right now, we can't wait till the curtain closes on ya. Nobody in any other country has respect for you why...gee just read some of these comments, the article is about a Cdn Band, don't have a hate on for them, Detroit hired them and they said yes, if you don't like them don't watch them, but the US has it's share of shi**y bands too just remember that bozo's.
To anyone who likes nickelback on here..fine, its just music its subjective, you can listen to anything you want, but you have to understand they are a easy target, a easy target, and they're just asking to be made fun of. When i hear them come on at the bars, i usually go outside and smoke... they are unlistenable to me because its your typical generic, mediocre , bland written songs. They sound just like 10 other bands on the radio .. and when i hear them come on the radio...well put it this way..the sounds of my moving bowels hitting the toilet, is much more exciting, then the sounds of "HEEYYY HEEEYYY I WANNA BE A ROCKSTAR". Funny thing is they have a couple of outsiders help them write their songs.
Who do you listen to?
3 points "sack" lover....
1.) I second the question....What do you listen to?
2.)"...A...easy target"?!?!? Really?!?! and twice even..."...A....easy target"!?!??! Where did you go to school?!?!
3.) For someone who claims to hate them you seem to know the words to their songs
I am so sick of americans fkn with canadians. What do you people have against canadians. Do you know their history? Have you met many canadians? Should we blame the new wave of canadian hating on South Park (ie: blame canada?)
I am from Texas, raised by military folk and let me tell you something canadian haters. Our friends (FRIENDS) to the north are excellent people and some of the best nazi (ie: germans) killers ever to walk the planet. They are also kind hearted compassionte people. We could learn a lesson or two from the canadians but feel free to go on talkin' sht about them because it is the 'in' thing to do.
HAIL CANADA and thank you for saving my grandfather's life during the normandy battles of 1944. I nor my children would be alive without you fine canadians fighting alongside my american ancestors against the german imperialists.
Ignore the haters canadians, just loser americans living out their final days in their dying empire.
A member of the future restored republic of TEXAS.
Voiceoreason – It's funny how you say " We allow you to live on our border". Just remember who burnt down your WhiteHouse durign the war of 1812. As for not being intelligent enough to charge more for our commodities. Once again you retard the world market dictates the price not America. As for protecting Canada??? Protect us from what? You can't even keep your Southern Borders secure.
Personally I just hope that people enjoy chips while watching the big game.
I love Nickelback! I have attended 3 of their concerts in Michigan, 2 of which were held at Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings. All 3 concerts were sold out! I think there are plenty of Nickelback fans in the Detroit area. I for one am tired of the aging rockers and out-of-date Detroit talent that have played at nationally televised games of the past. No more one-hit wonders of the past singing the SAME SONG! Ugh! Nickelback may have haters but think on this, almost every single they have ever released has soared on the charts. They sell out concerts and sell tons of albums! Somebody sure likes them, so grow up and get over it!
And when was the last time Detroit had a winning team? They should be happy that ANY band wants to play there.
That would be the Detroit Red Wings....lead by a Canadian – Steve Yzerman!!
27,000 votes and counting....love it
What? Since when are football fans haters of a decent heavy guitar riff? And isn't it Detroit "rock" city? I admit I like their old stuff better, but NB is hugely popular for a reason...they are a great great rock band. I really hope they get to play and that their amps and the cheers from the rest of the crowd blow away the 9500 signers.
Look, I don't like Nickelback's music, but having Kid Rock would be exponentially worse. Black Keys.
The Spin Doctors could make it worse! Even Jesus turns the station when one of these bands comes on:)
My problem with Nickelback is not that they sound bad. My problem is that the majority of their songs promote domestic violence, stalking and are generally abusive toward women. They should not be featured at a nationally televised event such as this NFL game on Thanksgiving day, when more families are exposed to it. Lyrics such as "you look so much cuter with something in your mouth", "I like your pants around your feet..." and "I love your lack of self respect, while you're passed out on the deck, I love my hands around your neck" are hardly appropriate Thanksgiving fare.
Nickelback is fine, but why would they not get one of the many, many great musical acts from Detroit to perform? Here are a few: Bob Seger; Kid Rock; any number of Motown artists; Eminem; Ted Nugent; Aretha Franklin; Madonna; Alice Cooper; etc.
Well, you got the garbage acts out of the way. When are you going to list the good Detroit acts?
I've been to a lot of rock concerts in my life, going back to the 70's, and I have to admit that a Nickelback concert was one of the best I've ever been to. I find it humorous that Detroit has a winning football team for the first time in many, many years, and the arrogance is starting to show. They are getting a little press because of it, and it's going to the fan's heads. Get over yourselves Detroit Lions fans. It's just a rock band. If you don't like it, stagger to the concession stands and buy another beer during half time. Green Bay is going to kick your butts anyway.
They should get Green Day and have them Play American Idiot... over and over
This American vacations with his family in Canada every year. Your country is stunningly beautiful and the people are friendly. Speaking from personal experience, Canada most definitely DOES NOT suck. If you are into outdoor activities, Canada is a place you need to check out. I fail to understand the poutine though.
Ha! You must visit in the summer. Come back and visit when it is winter, the sun shines for less than 8 hours and it is minus whatever degrees... then you will understand the alure of gravy and cheese curds on fries...
The problem with Nickelback is not that they're Canadian, it's that they're just not that great. They're not the next anything. And I'm told that they don't put on very good live shows.
There are thousands of other, better Canadian bands that could play. Barenaked Ladies, for one. Do Make Say Think are another, and Broken Social Scene. Faunts are pretty cool too, and Ladyhawke, and I hear Tokyo Police Club are good.
But that's if you specifically want a Canadian band. I personally feel that if the game is in Detroit, a local band or at least a band originating in Detroit is far more appropriate.
Superbowl fans had to deal with "The WHO" 2 years ago do they seriously prefer that ancient crap to Nickleback.
I've yet to find a Nickle back song I don't love. Nickleback let these ignorant jocks go back to crap half time shows...
Opps, @ quarterback nickleback samething.
If you all think they suck so much, then stop buying their albums, you idiots. Funny how everybody seems to hate them, yet they always go multi-platinum. So who exactly is buying their albums?
Been there, done that! LOL! (Love that song!)
I am from Wisconsin and have always had great experiences visiting Canada. I really do not care for Nickelback and am not a Packers fan or a NFL fan. Have to put up with the Thanksgiving game since my dad will have that damn game on. Better to have Nickelback than Justin Bieber or Celine Dion.
My advice: just wait it out for another year or two–by then Nickelback's career will be deader than Patrick Swayze.
Nickelback's lyrics are deep, and true.
I'll need a credit card that's got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club
At thirty-seven thousand feet
Who doesn't think that?
Nickleback sucks so much it's not even funny go back to canada nickleback not that they probably like you guys
Rush would have been the better choice if they wanted a canadian band for halftime show.
What is wrong with people, I like this band. Would they rather see crappy Justin Beiber singing Baby Baby Baby
They're equally bad.
Okay – I'm outta the loop – why the nickleback hate? what have i apparently missed?
Or is this being hyped up... I mean people hate other groups as well... right?
Its not like detroit has anything to be prud of anyways. Crap band for crap city seems like a perfect fit.
For all those saying Canada has terrible musical influences....I have but two words....Lady Gaga
Don't forget me!
They're not awful. Good Lord!
You don't get that kind of success by being awful.
Like them or not, Nickelback has done very well.
I'd take their awful paychecks anyday!!!
Can you blame them? Nickelback SUCKS!
Anything to be divisive in this country. Too bad we act like spoiled losers, rather than just appreciate living. Ridiculous.
I will never understand the hatred here. I LOVE NICKELBACK!!! (I think football sucks)
voiceoreason, please stop posting. You are making Americans look dumber than the rest of the world knows we are.
I LOVE NICKELBACK AND PACKERS WHOOO HOO THAT WOULD BE AN AWESOME SHOW ... maybe it will give people some entertainment while the packers sweep the floor with the lions ;) hahahaha .... GET A LIFE PEOPLE!
Nickelback is a non – band. Period. I'd rather listen tot he non-music of the-black eyed snores
To all the commenters.
It's not a Canadian thing. Canada is Great!! Too cold for me, but a great place nonetheless. Lots of gorgous women. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy more than here in the US.
It's a music thing. Canada gave us some great bands. Nickelback is not one of them.
Nickelback is the blandest most overproduced corporate garbage out there right now. Non offensive psudo tough guy rawk!
They sampled a solo by Dimebag Darrell for the publicity , then after he was killed, stated to the press he jammed with them. That's low. I like to think Dime would have shot himself first.
All this band represents is taking money. There is no love of music or songs or fans. It's just money. They are not even entertaining to watch. If you pay for it, you're a sucker, plain and simp
This band is the musicial equilivant of lindsey Lohan. A boring dull not entertaining rather ugly trainwreck that people will throw money at, and publications and television will attach a camera to their ass and stuff them down your throat, and will just never die.
actually, dimes brother vinnie, gave the guys from nickleback a unused solo from the fbd days...as the nickleback guys asked him for one. They were all good friends even before dimes death.
Seriously? How can anyone say Nickleback fans have a bad taste in music and be a fan of rush at the same time? Rush is garbage! Yes i said it! His names Tom Sawyer and he's a mean, mean man!
I'm Canadian...WORST BAND EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am Canadian...proud to say Nickelback is GARBAGE....Go Lions!
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH NICKELBACK??? FROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN READING ON THIS POST IS CAUSE THEY ARE FROM CANADA?? IS THAT ALL YOU GOT TO HATE ON THEM???
I don't see anyone running to claim that any of them are the illegitimate father of their child. Feh.
What a bunch of losers in MI. Nickelback is a very cool band and I'd love to see them play at halftime.
.As a former Nickelback fan, I considered them to be the greatest rock band of all time, then all of the sudden, without warning I was dumped for the ultra pop crowd. I have hated them ever since.
I like Nickelback. Saw them in New Orleans a few years ago and they gave a fabulous performanace. If Detroit doesn't want you guys, you're welcome at the Superdome or Death Valley any time. GEAUX Tigers, beat 'Bama!
Wow, so much for "courteous discussion" here! Chill with the name calling, people. No one is stupid or a moron for like or disliking a band! I love football. Hate Detroit. I like Nickelback. I LOVE Rush. Tastes vary. You are no master-judge of everyones' taste level or value.
Terence and Philip and Ike and the queef sisters are from Canada and I love them!! YAY!!
I love you Nickelback!
You post this here, but I can almost guarantee you that you would NEVER put that in your status update on Facebook.
It could be worse, they could have booked DAUGHTRY
ZOMG that would be the "Things that should be lower than mute" Tour
People are hating on them, huh? Poor NB...and they're crying all the way to the bank.
If it wasn't for that ghetto filthy city and it's music you Nickleback,Kidd Rock fans would have nothing to listen but country music, because that 'old fart'music has been manipulated every kind of ways possible.
They should of hired kid rock instead!
"...should OF..."?!?!?!?....education is key my friend....get some!
Nickleback... The only band whose cds sound better in the microwave than in the cd player.
Yeah.. we can mention Rush. But, there is also 'The Tea Party from the 90's, Devin Townsend(which would be perfect for a NFL or CFL game) and several others I can't remember because I've been drinking in the somewhat wonderful City Of Houston.
This is the perfect example of the "Group think" mentality that the internet and social media creates. People love to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to being critical. If it wasn't for giving the pesimist a way to have an instant voice to the world.. people would have just gone to the game liked the concert or left and grabbed a beer, instead we have this situation where the band gets insulted and the moron sheep get thier thrill. I'm disgusted with the outlook for the human race.
First Celine Dion, then Nickleback and Bieber. Three strikes, you're out Canada.
Detroit thinks Nickleback sucks? Talk about throwing stones in glass, or in Detroit's case, cr*p, houses.
Seriously? Detroit's image can get worse? How do you go lower than "Nation's Anus"?
Do people think that they really know the definition of good music? The reason why they want to show Nickelback is because they have millions of fans, and those fans will watch them play on TV, which gets them better ratings. It really isn't that difficult to understand. You're all preaching to the wrong choir; this is purely a business decision, which is the way the music business operates these days. There's no changing that.
I like Nickelback and I don't care who knows!!!
they recycle the same bs like saliva,"well these three songs sold lets combine them and change the lyrics a bit".
I'd just like to point out that I was the first person, ever, in the world, to state that Nickelback sucked. It boggles the mind to see that they're still being played. Sort of like Hootie and the Blowers.
Detroit is the worst city in America. A huge meteor could destroy it and nobody would care. Hey, Detroit, how about you show a little appreciation for any band that is willing to come to your cess pool city to entertain you. I am sure playing there wouldn't be fun for Nickelback, but you don't see them writing all over the internet that they would rather drink bleach than to play in your piece of cr ap town now do you? You should consider yourself lucky you have anyone willing to come there at all!
I'm not sure, I think Cleveland might give Detroit a run for the money over which is the crappiest city in the US.
I love NickelBack not sure why all the hating....As for beiber thats another story.
No wonder no one wants to live around Detroit.
It's official......sports fans are a bunch of whining crybabies with too much tine on their hands.
I think we're losing the main poiint of this post, it's not that Americans hate Canadians at all... hell we're basically the same. It's that anyone and everyone should hate Nickelback, and be punished if that is not the case. They are the sound equivalent to getting the AIDS virus in one's ears. Please, if you like one of their songs, just take a second, and think about drinking the kool-aid.... Jim Jones style..
This may be even more stupid than Herman Cain's escapades. Nickelback is a ridiculously successful band, and with good reason. And I've never found them to be nasally. Clearly the author is showing his bias. These morons in Detroit should be so lucky. I say give them Justin Bieber and let them stew in that tragically embarassing association.
Uh...SOMEBODY is lying about liking them or they wouldn't have skyrocketed to the top of the charts and made millions of dollars. People might not like to admit it, but they aren't getting radio play time because nobody likes them. Personally, I do not. But somebody must or it's a secret covert way for the government to torture us. hee-hee
There is a little word called Subjective. I've read a lot of these comments and true, a lot of the posters seem to dislike NB. However, that doesn't mean that they suck. That just means that there are people out there that dislike NB. There are also people out there who dislike U2 and Led Zepplin and Rush and Van Halen and KISS and James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett and Nelson and blah blah blah.....Music, like every other ART is subjective. Just like opinions are like ***holes – every one has one. Chill people. It's a band. It's music. If you don't like it change the channel. Don't buy their CDS. And if you really hate them THAT much – don't attend any concert or venue or sporting event where they are playing. But to claim that your opinion that they are the worst band in the world (or Celine, or Avril, or Rush, or whoever) is the absolute truth...you are just showing your ignorance.
Agreed! Everyone's tastes are different. I dislike rap and the teen pop stuff, but I don't hate on the people that do like that stuff. Music is art, and everyone has different tastes in art. It's just a couple of songs, relax. If you don't like it, go for a walk.
The band is extremely talented I don't care what anyone says. "every good gold diggers gonna wind up there"
I love P*rn-Star Dancing. I pretend im dancing n working the pole while i have my big bad stunt man E.K. watching and loving every min of it. Then after a sweaty hot workout, working the pole..i crawl on all four and purr in his ears like a sweet litte pu*$*y cat ..meow..lmao
Kidd rock ? D@mn girl I thoughts u was older then that. My bad.:)
Without question the most vile, worthless, least talented, horrific piece of dung band ever to form..WAY TO GO DETROIT!
if i were nickelback, i would not want to be associated with detroit. and yes i live in this ghetto, rotten filth of a city. People who are proud of this city need to put down the crack pipe.
Don't listen to michael giysen. He must be a hundred years old and a canadian. Are those groups alive michael. Kidd rock is born and raised in detroit to. You say 'we' don't want kidd rock ? Well 'we' would rather have him over your old fart music.
No, actually, we would not like to hear Kid Rock.
Your kidding right? Nickelback has a ton of great hits. How can you say they suck? They are one of the better rock bands of this decade.
Well if Wyld Stallyns or Spinal Tap are not available, I guess NB will have to do.
Wow- a Wyld Stallyns reference. Well played, sir!
The only thing worse than Nickleback is Nickleback opening for Creed.
..with surprise guest Aaron Lewis!
@Peace no we don't want to listen to kidd rock,i'm Canadian and I would much rather see The Temptations,The Four Tops,Smokey Robinson...real Detroit born and raised groups that we may not get a chance to see.Screw Nickleback.
I LOVE NICKELBACK..... always have.... always will. I am sure you could get a lot more than 9000 signatures of peeps who LOVE them.!
this has nothing to do with canada or america. it's just that nickelback sucks. plain and simple.
Nickelback should boycott the game because of the stupidity of these sports fans. What dorks.
Could be worse.... Could be the Black-eyed Peas.
Nickelback is a great band!! Why is this even in the news, there are a lot of other things to worry about. Get a life.
Perhaps, Nickelback was the only rock band willing to come to a poop-hole like Detroit! LOL
Ok, if you (Detroit) don't want NB, HELLO, Kidd Rock ring a bell? How much closer to home can ya get than that?
The reason people on here don't like Nickelback is that they wouldn't know good rock music in the first place. These people should be glad it's not rap crap that's playing at halftime. Nickelback is a great rock band and 10'000 sports fans out of a United States don't like them but millions of people do like them. That's some statistic there ! What one tenth of one percent that will whatch the game that don't like Nickelback ? Sounds like a very small minority. I can't wait to see them play.
I agree. I would rather watch the band, screw the game!
Totally agree with ya, I'll be watchin halftime even though I will be ignoring the rest of the game...
those are only 10,000 from detroit, that are going to the game..... imagine how many nickelback haters there are, i would put the figure somewhere in the 50-60 million mark.
i think Nickleback is horrible. of course i don't really like anything that's come out since like '98.
i think Nickleback is horrible. of course i don't really like anything that's come out after like '98.
Could be a lot worse. What if Justin Bieber performs?! YUK!
I have seen over 300 concerts in my life. I had to see NB because my GF liked them.
The worst concert I have been to in my life
I had to sneak to the bar just to make it through the nite
You poor b3st3rd, I don't know how to express my condolences to you. I think if I were in the same situation I would be turned off to women forever.
Nickelback is for morons. Period.
grew up. Still hating them. I know its wrong to hate but it would be even more wrong to lie.
I think this article misses the point. Everybody hates on Nickelback, not just sports fans. They suck.
man,nickelback blows bad.
whenever i hear someone admit to liking nickelback, i judge them like no other, not to mention i feel bad for them like their dog just died.
I'm Canadian and there's something about Nickelback that seriously gets under my craw. Don't know why, but they irritate the heck out of me.
i was getting a hummer the other day while listening to a nickelback song!
deepthroated and all!!!!!
it was great!
when the time arrived-i pulled out and blew my wad all over his mustache!
wow!that was one great b-–j!
@CMFP: Please do! This is just a stupid fight about people's taste in music!
If you don't like Nickelback, don't listen to them! If you do like them, just keep listening to them! Personally, I am a proud fan, and I'm only 14. I love the meaningful stories that their songs tell. I have my own tastes in music and I don't care about anyone else's tastes. Just keep that to yourself and these useless fights won't happen!
That's the thing, you're 14! You have much to learn about good music young grasshopper.
So a small group of people disagree with the choice of half-time entertainment at a sporting event? No way! Who gives a flying fu&k. They're there to watch the game anyway.
Yes, but during that 15-20 minutes of no football will be covered with crap.
This is so petty and stupid. Can't believe I just wasted 5 minutes of my time reading this crap. This helps solve the worlds problems how?!?
And yet you took the time to post a comment!!
Wow, seriously. Who cares? It's just a band. And they're not even that bad.
People need to stop acting like the world revolves around them.
...And if it wasn't for the U.S. You wouldn't have any hot dogs to eat and Toronto wouldn't have any baseball and you can't dance and your ham bacon is nasty your whiskey is cool,and the people that I met
from Canada at a musical event in Tennessee this summer said that we have a lot more fun than they do.
Nickelback RULES! Sports fans obviously only like to hear themselves fart and belch
Because sports fans aren't music fans either, right?
Wow. I had no idea so many people hated Nickelback. I love them and I know a lot of people that do. Everyone's taste is definitely different that's for sure. I'd rather boycott Professional Football. I can't stand that. A bunch of overpaid sissy's who whine and cry. I'll stick with college football. Perhaps Jerry Lewis should sing at the football game. That would be perfect. It'd suck as much as pro-ball.
i think canadians are great!! hell of a lot better than our drug smuggling neighbors to the south. just saying...
Dude/dudette why are you being so harsh you bi***
@Cory you pu55y if it wasn't for Detroit your stupid a55 wouldn't have anything to drive hello...it's the home of the automobile.
My question is, why would anyone want to perform in a festering scab like Detroit? It's the most disgusting place. Run Nickelback run! While you still have a chance!
Nickelsack sucks so hard.
Canada is a great country and an even better neighbor (from the states myself); not withstanding, Nickelback is an abomination before man and the universe, in all of its celestial majesty. They're terrible and we shouldn't have to be subjected to them.
I'm from Florida and I apologize for Limp Bizkit and Staind.
You can apologize for Limp Bizkit, but Staind's from Massachusetts... and I will take the lead in apologizing.
Oh wah. What a bunch of babies. Considering the crappy american "talent" that is showcased at most U.S. events I fail to see how Nickelback is any worse. And your ticket is for the game, not the half-time show.
Nickelback is terrible, but for the people of Detroit to worry about their image due to this band is absurd. Come on... you guys produced such jokes as Kid Rock and M&M. Not to mention the soulless junk cars that come from that city. If there was ever a place that deserves to be punished with Canadian bands its Detroit.
Nickelback could care less, they are too busy banging your daughter and making millions.
Let's be fair. We all know Creed is the worst band ever and these guys are second worst.
It is a fact that a Canadian invented electricity, television, computers, antibiotics, and the internet. All of you would still be living in caves if it wasnt for us Canadians.
You don't invent electricity, you discover it...
Look up the Kidd Kraddick radio show's spoof of Nickelback. Hilarious and sounds just like them
So Detroit would rather be associated with a drug addict woman beater like Eminem? Oh thats right....... its Detroit.
Wow, the first post that actually cuts to the heart of the story. It's not about whether NB is lame or whether Canadians or Americans are lame, it's about who Lions fans and other people of Detroit want to be associated with. Plus it's also about the overblown and somewhat irrational hatred many people have for Nickleback. (I am definitely not a fan, but come on, their stuff is not THAT bad.)
if you're from Detroit then you can ask to be associated with whoever you damn well please....
Ditto,what Big Pimpin' said lol.
@Kyle..ha,ha. It's like when you are listening to some awesome music, speeding down the hwy and you get a slow person in the fast lane...you just wish you can do a Mad Max and ram them, move them out of the lane and go on your merry way.
They are awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you don't like" burn it to the ground" during a sporting event then there is something wrong with you
If you drink water guess who invented it ? A Canadian. There wouldnt even be such thing as water to drink if it wasnt for a scientist from our Northern Provence.
If you're being sarcastic then I apologize for my comment....but did you just say Canada invented drinking water???
This is the same state that's about to pass a law that would make bullying gay kids legal if it's done for "religious reasons".
WE ARE NOT JUST CANADA. WE ARE CAN A D IN ! You bunch of hosers. We are The Great White North ! We invented electricity and television and even antibiotics ! The first manned space flight took place in Ontario. We are PROUD ! We are CANADA !
Um Canadians didn't invent electricity, but other than that I agree with you.
Still don't like Nickelback.
while you are right on many of our great achievements, you forgot to mention the fact that those Iphones and crackberries many Americans constantly have glued to their hands... would not exist without the help of Canada... WE INVENTED THE TELEPHONE!
I grew up not even an hour away from the hometown of Nickleback... guys, even their own hometown is embarrased that people know they came from there.
Only two great things ever came out of Canada and they're on Pamela Anderson Booyahh!
Correction BigPimpin. She's Canadian but her implants are American.
I know Chad (lead singer) through mutual friends...as like most canucks he and his mates just laugh it off.... he loves his neighbourly fans dearly... including the haters..:)
Next time you see him, please take a s**t in his ears, since that is what he has been doing that to us for years now.
Canada you can take you big a55ed fish,coins,music,French,your winning pucks and 'leave'.Detroit is the home of Motown.
Cedric , I bet you would like it if Kci & JoJo sang All My Life as the halftime show. I know I would like that. They are not from Detroit are they? I dont care if they are or not , they are AWESOME, they could do the Stevie Wonder song Lately, an incredible version of that Motown Song.
What's wrong with Nickleback? I'd rather listen to them than watch football (which isn't really saying much, since I find pretty much most things more entertaining than football). It ranks somewhere above baseball, but below paint drying.
...all the way to the bank.
I have not heard this "Nickelback" upon which everyone hates. But I think it's high time for the governments of the world to apologize for their pop cultural crimes against humanity. Canada can apologize for Nickelback and Celine Dion. The US can apologize for...well, wow, way too many things to name...and covering decades. Then, and only then, might our peoples be able to live and work together in harmony.
P.S. Canada is America's hat.
Justin Bieber and Avril Lavigne are Canadian too. Plus unlike other countries, the US doesn't have to apologize for the bad singers cause this country is the founder of many genres in music. (Jazz, Blues, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Rap, Funk, Soul, etc.)
Ok, but look at it from our view point – the US is Canada's diaper.
Fine, Canada may be the hat, but that makes the US the head, wherein the brain resides. The butt is Texas which makes Mexico the diaper. You doubt that? The bottom of Texas is BROWNSVILLE!
@escher7 the folks you've mentioned except for Neil Young suck.
what's really going on here, is that folks on this board are just too young to know what 3 guitars and drums sound like anymore. Rock and roll is almost dead it seems. It's yer own damn faults for making 'top 40' what it is today, which apparently is to introduce your 10 yo to club/dance 'sounds'. Can't blame the organizers for trying to find a rock band who actually has had a top 10 'hit', or whatever, in the last 20 years. The other choices are slim. Folks aren't complaining about the band, they're just tired of having the same band show up to these things.
I do like bare naked ladies and Tamia (singer married to ex NBA baller Grant Hill her body rocks.Yea we've got some crappy musicians here in the U.S.also ,but they do belong here you can keep Nickleback they ssssuuuccckkk big time!
Nickelback is to music as the Detroit Lions were to football a few years ago.
Nickleback is horrible. Kid rock is even worse.
Why not the Black Keys? Jack White?
I'm not so sure I'd want to see decent bands showing up at half time for a major football game. Next thing you know they'll start degrading all the good songs by using them in every movie, TV show and Zales commercial – oh wait ...
Nickelback has a post-grunge sound that peaked in popularity in the early 2000s. Unfortunately, the group has not changed their material with the times. They keep cranking out recycled 2002 Spiderman movie soundtrack music, that has no business being marketed as 'new' in this decade. I wish that 'a hero would save us from Nickelback! '
Save yourself and change the station, dumba ss.
I like NB. I'm cool with any kind of music (except country). I'm mostly into Rock to Heavy Metal ..from- Pink Floyd, Ted N., Led Zep, Ozzy, Hendrix, Overkill, Slayer, Dio, Metal Church, Motorhead..etc. I even like club music. All depends on my mood..
Rush should be playing instead of Nickelback.
Oh, HELL YEAH.
I don't know if that is such a good idea. See, Rush = talented and they tend to use more than four chords while and perform thoughtfully constructed music, which might confuse the Nickelback fans.
As a Lions fan, a music fan, and a citizen of Michigan, I wholy support Rush playing at the Lions biggest game of the regular season. Yea, music from detroit would be great, but Rush is the Music of the Universe. So it must happen
Nickelback is one of the best bands out there at the moment! Screw this red hot chili peppers BS and this pumped up kicks $*** and half of the other crap comming out on the radio now-a-days. Bring back the days of good Korn, get Disturbed and SOaD, Nickelback, Seether, etc. fired back up and finally get that decent music back out on the radio!
Nickelback and Seether? Now you're just being redundant.
Nickelback is one of the best bands of the moment? Really?
If I paid 5 cents for one of their albums, I'd demand my nickel back!
Lawrence in Phoenix
Nickelback must be pretty terrible if sports fans, who usually have no taste anyway, think he is bad.
I enjoyed that!
Canada has some great musicians. Many of them are terrible, just as in the US and every other country. Right now before opening this article, I was listening to Neil Young- that's great music!!!!! I also love Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, No Means No, the Guess Who- there is no reason to get into Bryan Adams, Alanis Morrisette, Debbie Gibson or that awful 80s tv sitcom where the little girl was a robot- that was unforgivable. It would be nice to have health insurance, which neither of my 2 jobs offers.
I love Nickelback!
I think Nickelback is great; their language is a it questionable, but their songs are catchy, for the most part. Don't understand the big deal; don't we have more pressing worries in this country – and why down on the Canadians? What's the problem with people.
You people are all crazy. They have some catchy songs. It's not revolutionary, but it's not as bad as everyone is writing. Some of it sucks....I've heard worse.
Haha as a resident of Winnipeg, the first city to protest against Nickelback playing a sports related event, I just want to let Detriot know that we feel your pain. Rest assured, Nickelback is just as highly hated in Canada by true music fans as it is in our neighbours south. Our city is the hometown of legends like The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, and Neil Young spent his formative teenage and young adult years here; so with that said, we understand what it must be like for a city of music legends like Detroit to have the threat of having their ears poisoned by Theory of a Nickel Creed.... you get my point. By the way, our protest was successful. Nickelback did not play, and it was good.
Signed, Ben, your sympathetic neighbour to the north.
You know, I played a Nickeback CD Backwards once(I used black magic) and it sounded exciting!! Who knew???
Nickelback is everything that is wrong with contemporary rock. I can't fathom how they are so popular. The lead singer sounds like he's straining to force a bowel movement. If the NFL is going to have a Canadian band playing at a US football game, at least get Rush.
Why is everybody hating on NB? They are a great band! I'm sorry, if the Black Eyed Peas can play at the Superbowl, Nickelback deserves to play at a regular season game.
I agree! NB freak'in rocks!!!
Everybody on this board who doesn't like Nickelback has zero taste in music.
LOL did I hear a NB fan tell everyone else they have zero taste in music? Nickelback is horrible, and apparently at least 10,000 sports fans agree. Sorry, you FAIL.
true dude that's wats upp!=)
your aware how small of a number 10000 is to the total fanbase of nickleback, right?
I don't know who black eyed peas are, but even if they are nothing but real black eyed peas in a pod, they would have more musical talent than nickleback, creed and all the other groups combined which only the tone deaf people seem to like.
Black Eyed Peas Sucked! Where are they from?
@Sharon you forgot Avril,Bill Shatner now he's one hilarious Canuck.
Nicleback's Canadian? I didn't know that...That explains why they're so terrible though
really Johnny? that's just a cheap shot. It actually explains nothing. Say something like "Of course they're Canadian. I mistook their music for the sound of baby harp seals being clubbed in a pool of maple syrup."
It could be that all their music sounds the same and you can play two of their songs at the same time and see how similar they are. They had one or two good tracks and copied those a hundred times each. It's junk. I don't care where they are from, it's junk.
Very well put
Some of these negative comments posted here towards the neighbors to the north and America's largest trading partner show why Americans are despised throughout the world. I'd rather be associated with hockey, salmon and maple syrup that be associated with just being stupid. The fact that these posters think that is what Canada is about just proves that point. Like how Americans are gun loving country invading serial killers. Keep up the good work tanking your country and hopefully we'll be done with you once and for all!
I am from the united states and could not agree with you more. our major export is stupidity followed by hate
I guess you better hope we stick around, who else would you sponge off after we are gone? You have no technology that wasn't given to you, your largest manufacturing plants are american companies and the reason no one hates Canada throughout the world is that you have never made a significant impact or taken ANY risk. Keep being a winner.
Hey Voiceoreason, it'll be nice to see you talk that talk when we shut your power off – you know, given that we are the largest oil and gas exporter to the United States? You also happen to benefit hugely from our water (ie. hydroelectric power), our trees, our mineral resources...truth be told, you really don't have enough resources to support yourselves, whereas we have plenty. We also have a better banking system, less corporate greed (not that that's saying much) and take much, much, much better care of our people. As for "sponging" off you, how would we do that? YOU'RE BANKRUPT. Want your manufacturing back? Call China. We just make all the auto parts for Detroit, so they can ship them down to Mexico for assembly. Wasn't our call...your beloved "hardworking rich people" just thought that would be a better way to make a buck.
Voiceofreason is the very kind of American the rest of the world loathes
Dear Guest (and everyone else for that matter),
Lighten up. Be proud of your country. Canada is a great nation, as is the USA. Yeah, we have stupid people, you have Nickelback. Just show's nobody's perfect. No one is putting down the entire nation of Canada because of some lame band. And those who are are just trolls. So, let's stop this Canada and USA bashing. Who really cares? The only people who are truly moronic (besides Nickelback fans) are those who slam an entire nation based on the actions of a few.
Lovingly yours in the Grand ol' USA,
Lawrence in Phoenix
At least when we riot it's because we're too lazy to get a job and we blame the economy, not because our crappy hockey team lost.
Yo, Vangroovy...You been living in a van down by the river tooooo loooong. Bankrupt? far from it, taking resources from you? intelligent because your not intelligent enough to charge what we would. We allow you to live on our border....stick to hockey, it's the only kind of fighting you could win at. We'll keep protecting you....
clearly, the United States doesn't have a monopoly exporting stupidity.
Rochester New York here.
Carabana was the best time of my life........
LOVE CANADA !!!!!!!!
yeah! everyone hates America and loves Canada!!! that's why they call it the "Canadian Dream!!" oh wait...they don't...the only stupid thing I've read on this board is the gross over-generalizations about hatred toward America...you can always tell an idiot when he spouts off absolutes about something to support his argument....ya know, like all Muslims are terrorists!! The biggest lie told by haters of America is that "everyone hates America"...it's actually laughable stuff written by morons who've never stepped out of their own home...I have been to Bolivia twice, Guatemala once and Haiti once....I can tell you for a fact that NOT EVERYONE HATES AMERICA
Many of us down here agree with you. I hope our next election shows who the true "Americans" are....and I don't mean the Tea Party twits.
BTW....wish you could send your health care plan our way!
Just to be clear, it isn't just sports fans who hate Nickelback. They're awful. I've never met anyone willing to admit they like the band. The fact that they show up on the charts has me convinced that there's still plenty of payola going on, because nobody on the planet seems to be really buying their records.
Yeah, just a big conspiracy. There are millions buying their records and going to their shows. So, they arent Led friggin Zeppelin. Big deal. They write catchy songs that people like. In an industry where no one can sell records, their popularity is pretty impressive
I like them, but I know people who don't :P
You actually named yourself "greg is a loser" because Greg likes Nickelback? I bet you really impacted his self esteem, because most people take to heart what an 8 year old says on the internet. Nickelback is a talented and successful band. I'm betting you're not nearly as successful in your chosen occupation as they are in theirs, although I'm sure you do well enough to keep your McJob.
While Nickelback is successful, I must disagree about their talent. They've done just enough right to make music for bodies that still have a pulse but the brain is not fully functioning. I can't believe JPDX lives in the same city as me. Portland is indie town, we are way to cool to listen to that trite derivative vanilla filler for sheep. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to put on some depressing self absorbed neo retro pseudo gutter folk that you losers have never heard of.
Nickleback sucks as much as the vacuums I sell.
Greg – Vanilla Ice and Milli Vanilli sold huge numbers as well. Just sayin'.
Yeah I'm from BC and I don't like them. I actually don't know anyone who likes them either but funny enough, they sell tons of CDs, they have sold out concerts and do make the charts and they are huge in the US. Heck, they even have groopies! Let's just blame it on Obama :o)
My sister loves them but then again she has no taste. Sorry sis!
To our Big Brother USA, As a Canadian I do not understand the issue with Nickelback playing at the superbowl... It is funny our two countries are two leaders in the fight against world terrorism, we have fought and died on many battle fields from World War 1 to Afganistan and we took all the planes in American Air space and looked after the people that were stranded because of our enemies on 9/11. Then this cramp comes up. You tell me what our enemies are thinking??? Looks like the General Population forgets Canada is your best friend... Dean, White Rock, British Columbia. Canada...
This is not for the superbowl, and the argument is, Detroit is a rock and roll city, so choose a band from Detroit
It's the Thanksgiving game, not the Super Bowl. BIG difference.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Many Americans like to think they are masters of the world, at various times hating France, Cuba, Germany, and even Canada. Firstly, half of Hollywood is comprised of Canadians, and a lot of musicians. Go to Vegas and watch Paul Anka or Shania. And the guy above mentions Bieber, Neil Young, Guess Who, Bryan Adams etc etc. Hate Nickleback if you want, but leave the Canadian thing alone. And by the way America, you aren't king anymore. Show a little humility.
Nickelback is a polarizing band. I would not play them at an NFL game, but they would fit in nicely at a Red Wings game. That would explain why I want to punch someone in the face while listening to them.
You're not helping the Canadian cause here much dude.
I'm a Canadian and I'd really like it if the US of A would claim Dean. He's way too sensitive.
Coming from Dean's city's big brother (Vancouver), I can honestly say that the only people in British Columbia who like Nickelback are from A)White Rock B)Abbotsford C)Langley D)Aldergrove E)Your roof, because they are your ROOFER. F)Many parts of the United States, and for no explicable reason. Seriously, I think more Americans should consult Canadians about the "local talent" before getting too hopped up. We could have saved you from Celine Dion ages ago.
Honestly I didn't even know they were Canadian. I just know they suck.
There are two issues. There's the suck issue and the local talent issue. If Rush were playing, there would still be the "we should be showcasing local talent issue". Even though, Rush is huge in Detroit and throughout the US.
Since you neglected to mention this, I will. In 1979 the US embassy in Tehran was overrun by extremists and the Americans trapped there were held for 444 days. Many Americans were able to get to the the Canadian Embassy where they were issued Canadian passports to escape Iran. This was a very risky move on the part of the Canadian diplomats. So, thanks!
What do you expect from us Americans, huh ?
We renamed french fries "Freedom Fries: because the french said it was a bad idea to
Guess they was right.
r p, Motown put Detroit on the map and Bob Seager, Ted Nugget and Kiss made it Rock & Roll!!!
Its not the Superbowl but the Thanksgiving day game at Ford Field. Fans just need to backoff and enjoy the show. Really its about football not the halftime show. Go Nickelback.
Canada , the #1 supplier of oil to the U.S, should shut the oil supply off. Remember the Roman Empire. They lasted 2000 years. Greed and immorality and huge armies they couldnt afford did them in. Same thing with the American Empire, but it wont make it 250 years. Imploding from within. haha
Look "America the greedy'. If we decide we want your oil, I assure you, we'll take it.
Detroit is a rock and roll city??? Is that why the Hall of Fame is in Cleveland and the inductions are conducted in NYC?
Just to be clear, I am a Canadian and I live in the same province that Nickelback comes from and I would like to apologize for some of the crappy music that has come from this country...Nickelback, Drake, Justin Bieber, Shania Twain, Celine Dion (who is obviously loved in Vegas – which I might point out is and AMERICAN city) etc...
Nickelback is one of the top touring bands in the US so that doesn't say much about the US's taste in music does it...
Keep in mind, the US and produced Rebecca Black, Lady BlahBlah, the Black Eyed Peas and many a lame band or musical "act".
I'm from Denver, I apologize to you for The Fray, OneRepublic and 3Oh!3.
Hate Nickleback? Check out this video; it's 2 minutes of put Nickleback-loathing.
foo fighters would be a good thanksgiving day band...just sayin
AndreaM – Apology accepted :)
As an American I must, sadly, admit that our musical taste, as a nation, is pretty poor. I blame a lot of that on watered down, undrinkable beer.
We did ignore our own Jimi Hendrix, until he was a hit in England.
In our defense, Rush and Neil Young had a lot of their early success here.
I live in Alabama...apologies for all the crap country music that tries to "crossover." I find NB to be the most vulgar band on the planet, I'd go to a GWAR/Megadeath concert before I listened to that NB shizzzz
Curse you Canada for blasting us with Celine Dion...take your Justin Beaver back too...
"Who are you? The Foo Fighters? I hate Foos! I'll join you."
I am from Peoria, Illinois, and I apologize for REO Speedwagon.
Everything that is good comes from Canada The Beautiful ! Maple Syrup. Hockey. Salmon. Other things too.
Justin Bieber, For one.
You are more than welcome to take him back.
Argghhh NO, I'm Canadian – you can keep Justin there!
Salmon comes from Alaska you idiot, Canadians deserve a fair chance on getting hated on equally. Nickelback stands for everything that is wrong with music today and our youth. Please Roger Goodell rid of these hosers!
We have salmon in Oregon and I'd listen to Nu Shooz or Everclear before Nickelback anyday.
Gaven when was the last time you were in Detroit? You certainly seem to know a lot about it from the arrant news story you catch here and there probably about something bad. Frankly writing this is as much time as anyone should ever waste on you. I hope you stay out of my city and trash talk it from whatever Podunk town you are from.
Dude, whoever told you that salmon "come from" Alaska was pulling one over on you. Of course they also don't come from Canada. In fact, I have rarely seen a salmon at any of my border crossing stops.
Seal clubbing and Celine Dion are good?! Figures a dumb Canadian would say everything good comes from Canada. You guys can't drive either! Stay in Canada! Quit coming to the US to shop!
The guess who, neil young, basketball, arcade fire, rush, blackberry, poutine, ski doo, DFA 1979, paul anka, theory of a deadman, tegan and sara and the telephone. All of these bands and things more than make up for Nickleback.
I have been to Canada before. Beautiful country, awesome people. I have high regards for John Candy, Bob & Doug and of course... Beer, eh?
You are aboot to make me mad you hoser. Us Canadians are winners! We have the greatest hockey teams in the world! GO MAPLE LEAFS ! : ]
You won a stanley cup when? Go Ottawa...HAHAHAHAHAHA
could be worse....they could have got coldplay.
Agree with you sid!! and go canucks!
James PDX should leave Portland – funny stuff man.
that's your comeback to most humans despising a crappy Canadian band, nate? you have the best hockey teams? the teams made up of americans, russians, swedes, finns, etc..., and some canadians?
nice retort, eh?
Really? I believe that the US has pretty much dominated the NHL for a long time. The Wings will take any candian team and beat them like the nickleback lovers they are. NIckleback is a legit excuse to invade Cana-Duh
Maples Leafs? Seriously??
They haven't won the Cup since 1967!
Reason: They suck!!
Greatest teams in hockey????? Um the Bruins are from Boston.......in Massachusetts.......in The United States. We even beat a Canadian team to win the Cup.
Hey Bob, at least us Canadian dont screw-up the world ecnomie and create wars all over the place.
nice going Bob.
Pretty sure before displaying some good ol' stereotypical American ignorance about USA always being the best at everything you should take a look at some Stats pertaining to hockey on a world wide level, we not only dominate hockey on a north american level but on a world level. Google it eh!
As of the 2011-2012 season the NHL is comprised of 53.3% Canadian players to the Us's 22.2%
Mens: Canada – 14/20 Olympics tournaments played = 8gold,4silver,2bronze
USA – 11/21 Olympic tournaments played = , 2 gold, 8 silver, 1 bronze
Womens: Candaa – 4/4 Olympic tournaments played = 3gold,1 silver
USA – 4/4 Olympic tournaments played , 1 gold,3 silver
I really LIKE the band they ROCK
I LOVE NICKELBACK!!!!!
Top 5 most winning Stanly cup teams, notice 3 of 5 are Canadian?
Montreal Canadiens: 23
Toronto Maple Leafs: 13
Detroit Red Wings: 11
Boston Bruins: 6
Edmonton Oilers: 5
well nickelback is alot better than the detroit lions anyways, & we support terrisom if we BUY the albums come on !! with everything else going on in the world u guys r worried about nickelback playing a 1/2 time show on thanksgiving. nickel back is one of the best rock bands out there right now so GET over it
You Canadians are cute. It's like you think you have your own country or something.
These people are truly rediculous,and obviously since they are Detroit fans are clearly out of their minds to begin with. I am a Nickelback fan and I take offense to their absolutely rediculous comments. Maybe if they got some rappers on their you Detroit fans can be happy. Seriously, I am glad I moved away from Michigan so I don't have to be associated with that lousy team and their idiotic fans anymore. For such a lousy band they are pretty successful. Grow up and get over it.
Can someone please explain to me how a simple distaste of a band (nickelback) turn into: hockey teams, seal clubbing, Celine dion & freedom fries??? These responses are a clear indication of everything that's wrong in the world. There is crap where our brains used to be.
Sorry...I love all things about Canada with one major exception: MUSIC. I have yet to hear anything but overwhelming blandness from anything I've heard north of the border.....
Re: "Honestly I didn't even know they were Canadian. I just know they suck."
Yes, they do suck. they suck big time. that's still no reason to bash Canada. At least the US has one neighbor that doesn't try to take full and complete advantage of us. Plus, Canada gave us Trailer Park Boys. The funniest TV show EVER!!!
Yet these same fans have no problem with Madonna playing the Superbowl halftime show???
1966-67 was the last time Toronto won a cup. Shut up Canada your just a mirror image of the United States more like our pesky little brother.
Nickelback is a great band. Saw them in concert, great show! Detroit should be thankful for two things-Ndamahkun Suh (sp?) and the fact that any band wants to play there.
Nasal? Better them than Green Day. Somebody PLEASE tell that guy to blow his nose!
Its funny that Canadians think that hockey matters. LOL how cute.
Saying you are the best at hocket is like saying that Australians are the best at Australian football NOBODY CARES.
What a bunch of babies!!! Grow up Detroit!! Nickleback is from Canada. Anyone worth their salt knows that, so don't worry, they won't be associated with DETROIT!!! GROW UP!!!! It's just a freaking band, and ya know what? I like em. I'm a fan of another team, but I'd turn to that game, just to see Nickleback! So there!
You guys really love your hockey. I guess that's all you have. Name one, just one, other thing that gets Canada recognition.
Rschier – Canadian music rocks if you ignore Nickelback... 3 Days Grace and Art of Dying???? Hell Yeah!
Hockey... Canadian soccer
Hey, the Maple Leafs played a great game last night!
They only LOST to the Boston Bruins 7-0!!
Hey Nate Americans don't hate our Canadian bros, just Nickel back. Some of their lyrics are pure filth. They are really 3rd rate. Good luck to your team.
HOCKEY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! COME OVER HER TO PLAY US IN BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, BASEBALL !
It seems to be forgotten that CANADA WON SEVEN GOLD MEDALS, count em, SEVEN, in the Winter Olympics since 1920. SIX of the SEVEN Gold Medals where won playing against the US team. Regardless as to whether or not there were Americans or other country members on the Gold Winning Canadian Team, Canada won Gold over the US of A team 6 out of 7 times we played them.
If the problem is the band then send in RUSH!!! Those guys still rock our US A**es off!!!
most of the bruins players are canadian, the only reason american teams win are because most of their players are canadian.
ps. leafs suck
Why not let a band from the US play?? Even better why not let a band from MI play?!??! I think POP EVIL should play at half time.... they are from MI and they ROCK!!!!!
First of all, "hockey" is a sports played by girls on a field. You're referring to "ice hockey", a silly novelty game where some guys decided to combine said girls sport with curling.
I'm always amazed when people hate hockey and love baseball or basketball. I wonder, what color is the sky in oppositeland?
Wow! Great master of the English Languag. Oh I forgot...you speak your own language.
WOW!! Are they hated because their songs actually have meanings to tell,tell stories unlike all of the music that is constantly played on the radio.How anyone talentless person can make a record. Nickelback has talent and clearly they are my favorite band.
Assuming you're serious, why would come on a thread and embarrass yourself like that? They are dreadful.
Tempting to "Report Abuse."
Are you deaf?
I feel sorry for you.
Thats nice sweetie, maybe you should let the grownups talk.
Dude, they ARE the garbage that's constantly played on the radio. You're not talking about some underground, independent act here.
Sure, their songs are just *brimming* with meaning. They mean things like, "If we write a song about how I hate myself because I lost some girl and now I'm drinking by myself and remembering her, we'll sell a million copies because a certain sector of the female population totally falls for that kind of song every time, probably because they're fantasizing that the last guy who walked out because he couldn't stand her complaining, insecurity and clinginess is doing what we're talking about in the song instead of hooking up with someone taller, thinner and more self-assured."
I mean, dig on whatever tunes you want, but don't pretend Nickelback is some beaten-down, stoic, broken-by-life-but-hey-man-I'm-too-strong-to-stay-down group of self-harming angry men (with a sensitive side) who never really got a fair chance. They're a hit-making juggernaut and were from the start.
Britt, you have to understand – They don't understand lyrics with meaning. Detroit only knows things that are shi tty, like Kid Rock. I think Nickelback should pull out at the last second and leave Detroit high and dry, like the rest of America has.
Clearly you are deaf.
Oh Great English Wizard, what is the meaning of the word "Languag" of which thou speaketh?
Never seen typos before, HUH ?
Awfully popular and f-ing rich for a "dreadful" band, wouldn't you say?
They're a decently competent pop band, and they've had more success than I would have expected. They could never matter enough to me for me to 'hate them.' I'm just hoping nobody ends up hiring KISS.
International black market arms dealers make lots of money too... it doesn't mean what they do is acceptable.
i blame the ignorant masses who dont expect to hear a trained musician anymore – this whole generation of failed musical attempts only show that folks dont care about quality.
Pretty much what I was thinking. Sort of like Elvis and Abba. Everyone purported to HATE them, but somebody was buying all those millions of albums. Hmmm ...
Well said brother, I didn't even realize people still lived in Detroit, what a shthole full of norther dogsht yankee americans.
David, Corpus is an armpit, and you stink.
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