Nickelback are an
excellent band and can be listened to by anybody who loves rock
and grunge music. They have obvious influences of such brilliant
bands like Creed, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and even Silverchair.
The Kroeger brothers started up the band, which was later to
become Nickelback, in 1996 in Vancouver, Canada. They did this
with the help of their drummer cousin Brandon and friend Ryan
Peake. They made a seven song demo called 'Hesher' and then went
on to make a full length debut album 'Curb'. After this they then
went on tour around Canada where the rock fans greeted them. They
then had another 2 drummers before ending up with Ryan Vikedal, a
friend of Ryan Peake.
They later then wrote
and recorded a new album 'The State'. This did extremely well in
Canada and very well in the USA. After "Leader of Men"
went top-twenty on the rock charts in Canada only with the help
of their own self-promotion, did they get a label with Roadrunner
They have toured with
Creed, Silverchair, Everclear, Stabbing Westward and Oleander.
The band already has got a fanatical following in Canada.
The band are now doing excellently in the USA and Canada with a lot of Radio play and even appearing recently on MTV. We cant wait for "The State" to hit the UK.