I agree. I'm not a fan either, but they are a good rousing choice. It's also semi-appropriate given what's on the back of a nickel and the debate over beavers and bears. :lol:
I long ago learned that many of the people that love to hate Nickelback have no idea why they feel that way. They'll usually say something like "they suck", or some other trendy but meaningless put down.
FACTS about Nickelback:
• Has been nominated 7 times for the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group and won twice
• Has been nominated 8 times for a Billboard Music Award and won 6 times.
• 6 Grammy nominations
• 28 Juno nominations and has won 12
• 15 MuchMusic Video Awards and won 7
• MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film (2002)
• 2 People's Choice Awards nominations - won in 2006 and nominated again in 2011
• Won World Music Award for World's Best Selling Rock Artist in 2006
• Record of the Year Award in 2008 for Rockstar
• 2 Canadian Radio Music Awards - 2011 Fan Choice Artist winner, nominated for Song of the Year
• Total of 32 awards and 71 nominations
• Is based out of Canada. The band has never moved to L.A. like so many others usually do.
You might not like the band's themes and messages, which often focus on partying and sex, but you simply CANNOT argue that they aren't well liked or even loved by many. This band is a polished rock band that clearly knows how to sell itself. If nothing else it should be celebrated on that basis alone. Claiming it's "derivative" is simply a meaningless argument because ALL music is a derivation of something. The rock genre stopped being totally original 40 years ago.
I for one, even though I don't buy Nickelback albums or go to its shows, will enjoy their performance. Maybe they'll play "Something In Your Mouth" (but I doubt it).