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Avril Lavigne's ex-husband drops her name

November 9th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne's ex-husband is finally dropping her last name.
Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley has filed legal documents asking to revert back to his old surname - three years after the pair divorced.
Deryck adopted 'Lavigne' as one of his middle names after they tied the knot in 2006, but the 'In Too Deep' hitmaker only petitioned to drop the moniker on Thursday (07.11.13), E! Online is reporting.
Avril remarried this summer, swapping vows with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in July. The 'Complicated' singer chose to not take her husband's surname in both marriages.
While the 29-year-old st...

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger avoid temptation with alcohol and club ban

October 30th, 2013 9:30pm EDT
Avril Lavigne
Married singers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger avoid drinking alcohol and partying in nightclubs when they are apart in an effort to avoid temptation.

The pop stars, who wed in July (13) after a whirlwind romance, have imposed strict rules on themselves as they prepare to head out on separate tours this winter (13), because they don't want to risk damaging the close bond they have shared since striking up a relationship in February, 2012.

Lavigne tells People magazine, "We don't go more than two weeks without seeing each other", while Nickelback frontman Kroeger says, "And we don't drink ...

Chad Kroeger heaps praise on new wife in first major joint interview

October 16th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Chad Kroeger
Nickelback star Chad Kroeger has opened up about marriage to his new bride Avril Lavigne, insisting he loves watching Harry Potter films with her and enjoys her cooking.

The couple wed in France in July (13) and the rocker insists he and his wife are still enjoying the honeymoon period.

In a joint TV interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, Kroeger says, "Married life's good. It's been 94 days."

And Lavigne insists she picked the right guy this time after previously exchanging vows with Sum 41 star Deryck Whibley, adding, "He's such a gentleman, actually, that he's always like, 'What...

Avril Lavigne feels pressure to have kids

October 2nd, 2013 6:20pm EDT
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne feels under pressure to have a baby.
But the 29-year-old Canadian singer, who married Nickelback star Chad Kroeger, 38, in France in July and has been the subject of pregnancy rumors recently, admits she isn't quite ready to star a family just yet and is focusing on her new album.
The 'Rock N Roll' hitmaker told the new online chat show 'The Lowdown with Diana Madison': "I do [feel pressure to start a family] now that I'm married."
She added: "I want to be ready. I'm focusing on my music. I'm just releasing a new record. This is my priority and my baby right now."
The singer's...

Avril Lavigne planning romantic birthday with absent husband

September 23rd, 2013 3:00am EDT
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne is planning a love-in for her birthday on Friday (27Sep13) because she will be spending it with her husband of two months after a long absence.

Nickelback star Chad Kroeger, who wed the singer in July (13), has been performing in South America and his new bride hasn't seen him for a while.

Speaking to E! News at the iHeartRadio Fest in Las Vegas, where she performed on Saturday (21Sep13), Lavigne admitted she cannot wait for the end of the week, when she will turn 29.

She says, "My husband is in South America for the Rock in Rio (festival) with Nickelback and is flying back...

Avril Lavigne Declares Herself 'Motherfreakin’ Princess' Of Rock & Roll

July 22nd, 2013 10:15am EDT
Avril Lavigne

While getting married usually slows people down, it has seemed to have awaken Avril’s inner “Mutherfreakin’ Princess.”

In Lavigne’s just-released new single, “Rock N Roll,” she proudly declares, “I am the motherfreakin’ princess.”

The upbeat, pop-punk song, the latest release from her forthcoming album, is a boisterous declaration of rebellion on which the 28-year-old Mrs. Chad Kroeger puts up her “middle finger to the sky” to “let ‘em know that we’re still rock and roll.”

Here’s what the Princess posted on Twitter:

YES!!! You did it!! Trending Worldwide! You can listen to Rock N R...

Avril Lavigne chose Cannes wedding to wow guests

July 2nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Avril Lavigne
Pop star Avril Lavigne opted for a lavish ceremony in France for her wedding to Chad Kroeger because she wanted to wow her guests with a vacation to remember.

The couple's nuptials kicked off on Saturday (29Jun13), with Lavigne and her Nickelback rocker beau heading to Cannes with around 100 guests.

They tied the knot at the Chateau La Napoule in Mandelieu on Monday (01Jul13), the official day of their native Canada, and Lavigne has explained why they decided to jet to Europe for the luxurious affair.

She tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "I wanted to make sure it's a crazy vacation and a...

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger marry

June 30th, 2013 4:30am EDT
Avril Lavigne
Pop punk Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger have married in the South of France.`

The Canadian couple exchanged vows in a romantic ceremony on Saturday (29Jun13), reports E! News.

Lavigne, who divorced Sum 41 rocker Deryck Whibley in 2010, previously admitted she wanted an unforgettable celebration for her second trip down the aisle, insisting: "I want to go all out with this wedding."

Kroeger added, "She's giving it a real rock 'n' roll edge. Let's just say she's taking the bull by the horns and steering the ship towards what is going to be the most unique wedding that ...

Chad Kroeger Paid Drum Technician To Stick 'His Johnson' Into A Moving Fan

November 2nd, 2012 11:26am EDT
Chad Kroeger
Nickelback star Chad Kroeger once paid his drum technician $375 to stick his penis into the blades of a fan.

The band frequently got bored on the road and the rocker, who is now engaged to singer Avril Lavigne, admits he previously dared one of his pals to risk major injury just for some extra cash.

He tells Men's Health magazine, "We've always been very close to our crew, so we've had a lot of fun getting them to do silly, stupid things that could possibly cause them to hurt or injure themselves in some way. We were in Germany years ago - this was one of my favorite stories - and we we...

Sum 41 Singer Deryck Whibley Dresses Like Ex-Wife Avril Lavigne For Halloween

October 30th, 2012 7:58pm EDT
Deryck Whibley and Ari Cooper
A photo of Deryck Whibley and girlfriend Ari Cooper dressed up as the Sum 41 singer's ex-wife Avril Lavigne and her current fiance, Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger, was posted on twitter over the weekend. Whibley dressed as his ex while Cooper donned some fake facial hair and carried a red party cup with the name "Chad" on it at a Halloween party.

We're not sure how Avril's taking it, but Kroeger saw the picture and blasted Whibley over it on twitter.

"Hey Deryck loved the costumes! we were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha!" He wrote.


Avril Lavigne Engaged To Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

August 22nd, 2012 1:22am EDT
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have announced their engagement after a secret six-month relationship.

The "Sk8er Boi" singer reportedly fell for the Nickelback singer in February, when the two Canadian stars joined up to write a song together for her new album.

One of Avril's pals tells People magazine, "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together."

The couple were able to keep their relationship very private and their news has shocked fans around the world.

Just hours ago the news was posted on Nickelback's twitter page that Kroeger, 37, had proposed to Lavign...

Nickelback Fan Falls 40-Feet Trying To Sneak Into Concert

July 30th, 2012 1:31pm EDT
A Nickelback fan was hospitalized in upstate New York last week after falling down a gorge while trying to sneak into the band's concert.

Kevin Beaudette, 22, was trying to skirt past security and check out the band at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on Tuesday when he lost his footing and fell 40-feet into Geyser Brook Gorge.

Saratoga Springs fire department officials were called in to rescue the man, who he was later treated at Albany Medical Center Hospital for minor cuts and bruises.

He has since been released, according to local publication Times-Union.

Chad Kroeger Admits Nickelback Isn't Grammy Worthy

June 15th, 2012 8:00pm EDT
Chad Kroeger
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is convinced the band is so despised by critics they'll be dead before they receive official recognition.

The Canadian rockers have previously been subjected to barbed comments from fellow musicians including The Black Keys star Patrick Carney, who blamed fans' acceptance of Nickelback as "the biggest band in the world" for killing off rock 'n' roll.

Kroeger is adamant they are so disliked it will be years before they are handed any kind of prestigious award.

He tells Canada's Edmonton Journal, "We may be dead by then but I think the Rock and Roll Hall of...

Black Keys' Patrick Carney 'Apologizes' For His Nickelback Comments

March 22nd, 2012 8:44am EDT
The Black Keys
The Black Keys star Patrick Carney has reached out to Nickelback after blaming the Canadian band for the current state of music, insisting he "didn't mean to single them out."

Carney took aim at Chad Kroeger's band in Rolling Stone magazine, declaring, "Rock 'n' roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. They became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be s**t (and) therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. F**k that!"

The How You Remind Me hit-makers brushed off the co...

Norah Jones Had The Top-Selling Album Of The Last Decade

March 21st, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Norah Jones
Norah Jones' record "Come Away With Me" has topped the best-selling Billboard Albums chart of the past decade.

Jones' debut record has sold nearly 11 million copies since it was released in 2002. Eminem's "The Eminem Show" and Usher's "Confessions" were second and third after selling 10 million and more than nine million respectively.

Adele's album "21" is fourth in the list, which is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The British singer's sophomore album has sold more than eight million copies and is the best-selling record of the last 10 years by an artist outside the U.S.

50 Cent's "Get R...

Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney Blames Nickelback For The State Of Rock Music

January 4th, 2012 10:30pm EST
The Black Keys
The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has sparked a New Year war of words with rockers Nickelback after blaming the much-maligned Canadian band for the current state of music.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Carney takes aim at Chad Kroeger's band as he attempts to explain why he thinks rock music is suffering in 2012.

He says, "Rock 'n' roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world.

"They became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be s**t (and) therefore you should never try to be the bigges...

Hate Nickelback? There's A Way To Erase Them From Your Web Browser

November 23rd, 2011 9:08am EST
Much-maligned Canadian rockers Nickelback are about to be wiped from the worldwide web thanks to an ingenious new blog.

Music fans who download the free Nickelblock tool from will be able to eliminate all mention of the rock band led by Chad Kroeger in their Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers.

The news follows a recent survey carried out by a dating site which named the band as the biggest musical turn-off for romantics.

And 50,000 fans of the Detroit Lions have signed a petition to halt the band's planned half-time performance at the American football team's home game against ...

Motor City Madness: Detroit Fans Want Nickelback Out Of Thanksgiving Day NFL Halftime Show

November 7th, 2011 3:00pm EST
The people of Detroit, Michigan - home to some of the greatest music in Rock and Rhythm & Blues history - are speaking out against the current plan to have Canadian rock band Nickelback perform during the halftime show of the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Day football game against the Green Bay Packers.

A movement to keep the Canadian rockers out of Detroit on Turkey Day was created by Lions fan Dennis Guttman, who started a petition on in hopes that Lions management and the NFL would choose to replace the band with a group or artist - well, more American. After all, Thanksgiving ...

Nickelback Tops Biggest Musical Turn-Off Poll

November 2nd, 2011 10:52am EDT
Canadian rockers Nickelback have topped a new online poll to find the biggest musical turn-off for young lovers.

The group beat fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha and Coldplay to top the list.

The dating website matches potential partners based on their taste in music.

Katy Perry Breaks Record On Billboard's Adult Pop Songs Chart

August 31st, 2011 8:48am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has landed another chart record after becoming the first artist in the 15-year history of Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart to land four number ones from the same album.

"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" has jumped up a spot to number one on the new countdown to give her the record.

"California Gurls," "Teenage Dream" and "Firework" also hit the top spot from the "Teenage Dream" album, while a fifth single, "E.T.," made it to number two.

Only rockers Daughtry and Nickelback have come close to Perry's record - the two groups have scored three number ones from the same albums.


Stars Collide For ZZ Top Tribute Album

August 23rd, 2011 11:00pm EDT
ZZ Top
Wyclef Jean, Grace Potter and Nickelback are among the eclectic mix of stars paying tribute to bluesy rockers ZZ Top on a new album.

The acts have recorded new versions of the trio's hits, including "Legs," "Rough Boy" and "Sharp Dressed Man" for the compilation "A Tribute From Friends."

The album features the first recording by Mick Fleetwood's new supergroup M.O.B., which includes his Fleetwood Mac bandmate John McVie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and guitarist Jonny Lang.

Fleetwood admits he was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the tribute: "We're delighted to honor ZZ Top this way. T...

Chad Kroeger Ordered To Pay Ex $25,000 A Month

May 25th, 2011 8:36am EDT
Chad Kroeger
Nickelback "star" Chad Kroeger has been ordered to hand over $25,000 a month to his former partner in their bitter court fight.

The singer's former common law spouse Marianna Goriuk took him to British Columbia Supreme Court in Canada, claiming she needed higher interim spousal support payments. A judge awarded her a monthly payment of $25,000, based on Kroeger's annual income of $9.7 million, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Associate Chief Justice Anne MacKenzie wrote in her decision, "The parties' lifestyle was extravagant. According to (Goriuk), they spent unlimited amounts to improv...

Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Eminem Lead 2009 American Music Awards Nominees

October 13th, 2009 1:49pm EDT
Taylor Swift
The American Music Awards (AMAs) will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 22(8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Taylor Swift leads the nominations race this year with six total nominations, Michael Jackson follows with five nominations. Eminem follows with four nominations and Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon and T.I. collected three nominations, respectively.

For the third year, winners will be determined by online voting at, and, the official voting location starting today. Artists will be...

Lady Gaga Most Downloaded Artist In U.K. Chart History

September 7th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Pop sensation Lady Gaga has been crowned as Queen of the iPod age - she is the most downloaded artist in the history of Britain's official chart.

In the five years since downloads were counted towards sales figures in the U.K., the quirky dance star has seen two of her hits make the top five biggest sellers list.

Poker Face was the most downloaded track, with the star's debut Just Dance coming in third. Kings of Leon were also one of the most successful acts in the chart - Sex on Fire was in second place, while follow-up Use Somebody came in fourth.

Leona Lewis also managed two of ...

Papa Roach Announce Summer Tour With Nickelback

July 10th, 2009 11:15pm EDT
Papa Roach Announce Summer Tour With Nickelback
Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated rock sensation Papa Roach has been scorching stages across the globe in support of their new release and fifth studio album Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Album Chart. Rolling Stone calls the album "hard-riffing and accessible" and Billboard lauds it as "polished and wide-ranging." The band, which is Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Tobin Esperance (bass), Jerry Horton (guitar) and Tony Palermo (drums), is fresh off a European run of sold out headlining and festival dates and will kick off their tour with fellow powerhouse Nickelback on July 10th...

Nickelback Star Sued For Punching Furniture Salesman

May 5th, 2009 9:44am EDT
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is at the center of a legal spat after allegedly beating up a furniture salesman. Noah Morse claims Kroeger attacked him outside a Vancouver, Canada bar in 2007, knocking him out briefly.

In a new lawsuit, filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and obtained by, Morse accuses Kroeger of punching him "forcefully in the mouth." The salesman claims he suffered a concussion and oral injuries, including "one deadened front tooth... dislodged upper front teeth and permanent discolouration of more front teeth" in the fight.

He is suing for ...

Daughtry To Debut New Single On 'American Idol'; New Album July 14

May 4th, 2009 10:30am EDT
Daughtry will debut "No Surprise," the first single from the band's second album, during the Wednesday, May 6 episode of American Idol. It is the first track from their 19 Recordings/RCA July 14 release. Daughtry is currently in the studio finishing the yet to be titled album, which follows the band's Grammy-nominated, quadruple-platinum debut.

"American Idol fans have been so loyal to this band, we wanted to give them the first listen to our new single," says singer Chris Daughtry.

Daughtry, bassist Josh Paul, drummer Joey Barnes, and guitarists Brian Craddock and Josh Steely re...

Canada's Best Kept Secret, Hedley, To Make US Debut May 19

April 9th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
Fontana International is poised to reveal Canada's best kept music secret to fans stateside. On May 19th, Canadian Pop/Rock sensation, Hedley, will unleash their US exclusive masterpiece, Never Too Late. This US debut includes, among others, Hedley's seven #1s from their two double platinum Canadian releases: Hedley (2005) and Famous Last Words (2007).

The majority of the songs on Never Too Late were produced by Greig Nori (Sum 41); Brian Howes (Hinder, Daughtry) produced "321," "On My Own," and "Trip" and GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Red Hot Chili P...

The Learning Curve: Music To End the Winter Blahs

February 10th, 2009 10:09am EST
The Vincent Black Shadow
(The Learning Curve) Well here we are again. It's a new week and with it comes five more bands to listen to and, hopefully, become a fan of. Music is stale, especially this time of the year, and I am here to help. I know about the 'winter blahs' and such, but these bands should snap you out of your funk.

If you like female rock music then this is a good week for you because the Vincent Black Shadow and Blameshift will get you smiling, and the remaining three, 32 Leaves, Spoken and Dive, all bring their take on rock music straight to your ear piece.

Enjoy this week ladies and ger...

The 2008 Music Quiz

January 1st, 2009 11:00am EST
As another year ends and 2009 looms, we wondered if you've all been paying attention for the past 12 months.

In amongst all the political, environmental and economical changes around the globe, there has been a great deal of celebrity tittle-tattle to report about.

From pop pregnancies, marriages and splits to high and low notes, it has been a rock 'n' roller coaster ride of fun, horror and giggles.

But will you be the party animal or the party pooper when it comes to the quiz to end all pop quizzes this year?

Put down your eggnog and switch off the TV, for it's time to ...

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