I know that headline makes it seem like Idaho has become a totalitarian state where the mere utterance of the name of a reviled Canadian rock band is a jailable offence, but fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), that’s not exactly the case. Here’s what actually happened… Keep reading »
“This one song that I’ve got, I don’t even know what the title would be, it sounds like something John Lennon would be doing in his very psychedelic stage. It starts with these congo or bongo drums carrying this strange rhythmic pattern. And then a tambourine doing off-time hits with it… It’s pretty bizarre. But it’s pretty catchy. Who knows, maybe we’ll stick it on the next Nickelback album.”
–Chad Kroeger reveals to Men’s Health that Nickelback is sitting on a crazy, psychadelic, paradigm-shifting, super experimental–but still catchy!–song in that maybe, just maybe, will make an appearance on the band’s next album. As an avid Nickelback fan, I will be waiting with bated breath. Another major revelation from Chad’s interview? He and fiance Avril Lavigne call each other “Chavril” at home(!), and Avril has taken total control of their wedding plans: “Let’s just say she’s … steering the ship towards what is going to be the most unique wedding that the planet has probably ever seen.” Be still, my Chavril-loving heart! [Men's Health via Buzzfeed] [This photo is soooooo doofus-y, Winona. -- Editor]
We were shocked and awed when we found out that Avril Lavigne and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger were some kind of crazy Canadian power couple. We were further stunned to find out Chadders gifted his ladyfriend with a ginormous crack rock of an engagement ring — featuring a 14-carat diamond that’s estimated to cost around $800,000. I guess it actually pays to be the most hated band in the world.
Above, we’ve gathered several items that weigh about as much as the stone in Avril’s ring. I hope she’s been doing finger exercises…
When the news broke last night that Avril Lavigne was engaged to be married to Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback, aka The Band That Everyone Hates, the world let out a collective, “Wait, what?” and the internet exploded with unanswered questions: Was this Canada’s version of a practical joke? What happened to Brody Jenner? Would their wedding colors be black and pale? But the question that ultimately drowned out all the others, the real heart of the debate, was just one word long, accompanied by an incredulous head tilt: “Him?” Chad Kroeger, it seems, was Avril’s Ann Veal.
As a lover of Nickelback, I feel it is my duty to clear some things up, because not only is Avril one lucky lady to be committing her life to Chad Kroeger, I am totally jealous that Chad didn’t ask me to marry him instead. Here’s why… Keep reading »
Okay, not really, but this is how we imagine the newly engaged couple – ChAvril LaKroeger, as we’re calling them – will dress for the big day. Him in a custom Justin Timberlake-inspired Canadian Tuxedo, and her in full Ed Hardy regalia. It’s a match made in tacky!
Breaking news out of Canada tonight: Avril Lavigne, perpetually pouty singer of such hits as “Sk8er Boi,” and Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback and crooner of such romantic classics as “Something In Your Mouth,” have just announced that they are engaged. Apparently the two bonded back in February while co-writing a song for Lavigne’s upcoming album, and dated under the radar until Kroeger popped the question with a 14-carat diamond ring on August 8th. I met Chad a couple months ago at a Nickelback concert (more on that later), and I can report that not only is he disconcertingly hot in person (seriously!), he’s also really sweet and I kind of secretly wanted to marry him and dance to an acoustic version of “Far Away” under the moonlight, so this news is a bit hard for me to take. Still, I guess congratulations are in order–a very shocked and confused and Canadian congratulations.
Also, for future reference, Amelia has christened the couple “ChAvril LaKroeger.” Stay tuned for updates on these crazy kids’ wedding plans! [People]
In their Rolling Stone cover story earlier this year, The Black Keys had some choice words for Nickelback: “Rock ‘n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit.” Now in an interview with MTV News, the Keys are apologizing for their statements. Well, kinda. Actually, as bandmember Patrick Carney put it, “That was the worst apology.” Check out the clip to see why.