Nickelback are a ''guilty pleasure'' because they're not a ''cool indie'' band like Arcade Fire, according to frontman Chad Kroeger.
Nickelback see themselves as a ''guilty pleasure''.
He told Canada's CBC Radio: ''We're not a cool indie band, we're not Arcade Fire. They're critics' darlings. You're supposed to like those bands because they're hip, they're indie and cool. You're supposed to like them as a critic. I don't think you're supposed to like us.
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Avril Lavigne has hit out at Mark Zuckerberg for mocking her ex-boyfriend Chad Kroeger.
Avril Lavigne has lashed out at Mark Zuckerberg for ''bullying'' Nickelback.
The 32-year-old singer may have split from the band's frontman Chad Kroeger last year but that hasn't stopped her jumping to his defence when the Facebook founder mocked the group in a video about his home A.I. assistant Jarvis, voiced by Morgan Freeman.
Taking to her Twitter account, she said: ''Dear Mark, Many people use your products - some people love them and some people don't. Either way, you're allowed your musical opinion however, your jab at Nickelback is in poor taste. When you have a voice like yours, you may want to consider being more responsible with promoting bullying, especially given what's going on in the world today. #SayNoToBullying #TheJokeIsOld #NickelbackHasSoldOver50MillionAlbums (sic).''
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Avril Lavigne , Chad Kroeger - 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 15th February 2016
Lavigne and Kroeger fell in love in 2012 when they were in the studio writing together, and it seems their professional relationship has endured their recent separation.
E! Online reported on that, although they had gone their separate ways in September, the pair were writing together and working in the studio again. Over the weekend Lavigne, 31, posted a picture on herself on Instagram wearing a cowboy hot and playing an acoustic guitar, with the caption: “YeeHaw! Writing with Chad today.”
Chad Kroeger with Avril Lavigne back in 2013
The pair had been married for a little over two years, but Lavigne made the sad announcement via social media.
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have announced their separation after just over two years of marriage. On Wednesday evening (September 2nd), the Canadian pop-rocker posted a brief note on her Instagram announcing that she and the Nickelback frontman were going their separate ways.
“It is with a heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today,” 30 year old Lavigne wrote in the caption underneath a picture she posted from their wedding day. “Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we've created many unforgettable moments.”
Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne have split up
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Lead singer Chad Kroeger requires surgery for a cyst on his voice box that will leave him unable to speak for several weeks.
The band, most famous for its 2001 hit ‘How You Remind Me’, was forced to duck out of the remaining dates of its ‘No Fixed Address’ tour of Canada and the US, because Kroeger needs to have surgery on an operable cyst on his voice box.
Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, who is due to have a cyst on his voice box removed
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Chad Kroeger - The members of the group Nickleback arrive for a sound check prior to their performance on Jimmy Kimmy Live! at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 17th November 2014
Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are rumoured to be divorcing.
Are Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne heading for a split? Us Weekly reports that the couple are on the brink of divorce after fourteen months of marriage, but it could be nothing more than a Hollywood rumour.
Kroeger and Lavigne together last June
The musical couple got engaged in August 2012 after only a month of dating, and wed in July 2013. Earlier this year Lavigne gushed on Twitter about the massive ring her husband presented her with in celebration of their one year anniversary, but it looks like there might be trouble in paradise. Us claimed that a source told them "It's over, he has been going around L.A. telling people that they are divorcing."
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There are many problems with Avril Lavigne's new song "Hello Kitty", but a racist music video isn't one of them.
There’s been a lot of criticism of Avril Lavinge’s latest music video for her single “Hello Kitty.” The video sees Lavigne prancing around in a tutu skirt with a gang of Asian girls dancing behind her. The 29 year old rocker has been accused of “fetishizing” Asian women, as well as making a “caricature” out of them. The Huffington Post went so far as to practically order Avril to stop using Asian women as “props”.
Lavigne's husband Chad Kroeger penned her new track
Now, we’re going to have to disagree on this one. It’s a bit of an overreaction when you consider Gwen Stefani’s regular use of the Harajuku girls and even more so when you take into account Avril’s defence. If you could call it that, it’s essentially a tweet which reads, “RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture."
Is Avril Lavigne's video for 'Hello Kitty' really racist?
Avril Lavigne has fought back against the critics who have labelled her music video for Hello Kitty racist. The colourful video features the 29-year-old singer wearing a cupcake tutu and dancing around Tokyo, flanked by a quartet of Asian women dressed in matching outfits.
Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' Has Caused A Stir
Others scenes include Lavigne playing air guitar and drinking sake. There's also a sushi chef, and some glaring Fujifilm Instax product placement.
Not to mention those accusations of racism...
Avril Lavigne has dropped the music video for her sugary new single, 'Hello Kitty' from new album, Avril Lavigne. The rock and dubstep fusion track will be a surprise to say the least for fans of the pop punk of her early 'Sk8er Boi' days as the 29 year-old singer-songwriter boldly marches in a new direction in her sound.
Avril Lavigne Couldn't Have Predicted The Internet Storm That Would Greet Her New Video.
The girlish and garish 'Hello Kitty' will make fans recall the singer's similar U-turn on 'Girlfriend' but instead of cheerleader stomp rap and girl-on-girl cat-fighting, the new track is altogether another feline, full of dubstep drops, vocal effects and electro buzzes. Dressed in a plastic homage to Japanese teen culture, Avril debuts a new pastel-coloured, half shaved Skrillex-style hairdo which somehow manages to make the cheesy vid all the more terrible.
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'My Happy Ending': Canadian rock artists Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are set to wed today (1st July) in a decadent southern France ceremony.
'Girlfriend' singer Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger are to be married in the idyllic south of France and have already begun to celebrate this weekend with a Cannes wedding party on Saturday. Initial reports stated the wedding had taken place on Saturday due to a tweet from Mike Heller, CEO of the talent company that reps the 28 year-old star: "I'm in south of France about to see my little Rok star #avril get married I am so happy to be part of this special celebration." This was taken to mean that the knot had already been tied but a source even closer to the couple refutes the rumours, saying they're "not technically married yet" and that Heller's tweets were in anticipation of Monday's ceremony.
Chad & Avril Have Been Dating Since Last August.
This will be Lavigne's second marriage after her three year marriage to Sum 41 lead singer, Deryck Whibley. She met Kroeger, 38, whilst recording her new fifth album and the pair began dating with him proposing just a month afterwards in August last year. 'Sk8er Boi' Avril revealed her connection with the 'Rockstar' singer: "I feel most beautiful when I'm around Chad.I'm not one who really dresses up that much. I'm usually in the studio in regular, comfy clothes. I wear some pretty out-there designs. He likes my style - he thinks I'm cute."
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15th November, 1974