Nickelback

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock alternative rock hard rock alternative canadian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
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This melodic hard rock band was formed in 1996 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, by brothers Chad Kroeger (15 November 1974; vocals/guitar) and Mike Kroeger (b. 25 June 1972; bass), their cousin Brandon (drums), and Ryan Peake (b. 1 March 1973; guitar/vocals). In the same year they released the Hesher EP and their album debut Curb, both of which picked up a lot of airtime on Canadian radio stations. Relentless touring helped promote their music throughout North America, with the band going through several drummers before settling on Ryan Vikedal (b. 9 May 1975), an old friend of Peake’s. The State was originally released on the band’s own label, but their burgeoning popularity was rewarded by a major recording contract with EMI Canada and heavy metal label Roadrunner Records in the USA. The State proved to be Nickelback’s major breakthrough in both countries, with two tracks from the album, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Leader Of Men’,...

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