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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...
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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...
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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.

K...
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Avril Lavigne Engaged To Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

August 22nd, 2012 1:22am EDT
CELEBNAME
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...
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Nickelback Fan Falls 40-Feet Trying To Sneak Into Concert

July 30th, 2012 1:31pm EDT
Nickelback
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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hate Nickelback? There's A Way To Erase Them From Your Web Browser

November 23rd, 2011 9:08am EST
Nickelback
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 Aux.tv 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 ...
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Motor City Madness: Detroit Fans Want Nickelback Out Of Thanksgiving Day NFL Halftime Show

November 7th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Nickelback
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 Change.org 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 ...
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Nickelback Tops Biggest Musical Turn-Off Poll

November 2nd, 2011 10:52am EDT
Nickelback
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 Tastebuds.fm list.

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

Ear...
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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...
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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...
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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 www.ama.abc.com, www.amavote.com and www.mycokerewards.com, the official voting location starting today. Artists will be...
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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...
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Canada's Best Kept Secret, Hedley, To Make US Debut May 19

April 9th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
Hedley
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...
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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...
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Nickelback's 'Live at Sturgis' A Walmart Exclusive

December 8th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Nickelback
KOCH Vision, Coming Home Media and Blue Rider Pictures proudly announce the release of Nickelback Live at Sturgis 2006, a hard-rockin' set of twelve greatest hits recorded at the world-famous "Rockin' the Rally" show in Sturgis, South Dakota. Coming hot on the heels of the November 18 release of Nickelback's highly-anticipated new album Dark Horse, the Nickelback Live at Sturgis 2006 DVD will be available exclusively at Walmart on December 2.

Nickelback's first live DVD release since 2002, Live at Sturgis 2006 captures an explosive show from one of the world's greatest recording and t...
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Saving Abel To Open For Nickelback On 34-City Arena Tour

December 3rd, 2008 5:15pm EST
Saving Abel
Breakout rock band Saving Abel will Join Seether as openers for Nickelback on their North American tour beginning February 25th in Nashville, TN (full schedule below). Saving Abel's largest outing to date will hit arenas in over 30 cities across the continent. Tickets go on sale beginning Dec. 5th at www.LiveNation.com.

"We're thrilled to be opening for Nickelback. It's crazy, a year ago we were playing small bars and clubs around Memphis and now we're touring the country in a bus and will be playing with one of the biggest touring rock bands in arenas," said Saving Abel frontman Ja...
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Staind Returns With New Album, 'The Illusion Of Progress,' Out August 19

June 24th, 2008 2:38pm EDT
Staind
Multi-platinum band Staind has announced the much-anticipated release of The Illusion Of Progress (Flip/Atlantic), available August 19. The first single, "Believe," hits radio and iTunes June 24. A worldwide summer tour kicks off July 4 in Muskegon, MI, prior to band's joining the 3 Doors Down bill on July 9 in St. Louis, MO. Staind will also tour internationally with Nickelback beginning September 8 in Cologne, Germany.

The Illusion Of Progress marks Staind's sixth studio album and is the follow-up to 2005's RIAA platinum-certified Chapter V. Staind's last three studio albums...
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10 Years To Release 'Division' May 13; Check Out 'Beautiful'

May 11th, 2008 9:00am EDT
10 Years
10 Years will release their new album, Division, on May 13th. After spending the better part of two years on the road supporting their debut album, The Autumn Effect, 10 Years went back into the studio, this time with acclaimed producer Rick Parasher (Pearl Jam, Nickelback, Soundgarden). Musically eclectic, technically adept and emotionally poignant, the songs shatter preconceptions, revealing a tapestry of previously unexplored influences and a larger array of stunning melodies.

The quintet got their start in the Knoxville, TN, music scene and swiftly made a name for themselves when t...
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Mississippi Rockers Saving Abel Release Video For New Single; Announce Tour Dates

April 9th, 2008 5:32pm EDT
Saving Abel
On their self-titled Virgin Records debut, Saving Abel boast a cool, alt-rock, Southern-tinged sound that's instantly familiar and irresistible. With songs ranging from the intense rocker "New Tattoo" to the sexy groove of the first single, "Addicted," the quintet from Corinth, Mississippi are radio-ready.

Singer Jared Weeks and guitarist Jason Null met in late 2004, and by 2005 were recording acoustic demos with producer Skidd Mills (12 Stones, Saliva, Submersed). Saving Abel then moved into a more rock/electric direction with a full band lineup, while "Addicted" garnered local radio...
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15th Edition Of Grammy Nominees CD Released Jan. 29

January 25th, 2008 3:30pm EST
Grammy Nominees CD
What do Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and Feist have in common? Besides having an incredibly successful 2007, each artist has been nominated for a Grammy and has secured a spot on the 2008 Grammy Nominees CD.

The 15th edition of the best-selling compilation includes 21 tracks nominated across the spectrum of categories this year. Over 15 million Grammy Nominees CDs have been sold worldwide!

Click here to win a copy and other Grammy prizes!

(contest end Feb. 2, 2008)

1. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around… Comes Around (Interlude)

Record of the Year

2. Amy Wineho...
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'Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann' Recap: Cheese-Whiz Kids

January 15th, 2008 8:32am EST
Drew Lachey
Perhaps the most perplexing question one can ask while watching "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" is, "Why is this show called Dance War?" By adding the element of singing to this competition, the dancing falls to the wayside and becomes a sloppy obstacle meant to leave contestants gasping for air while singing horrible boy band songs of the mid 90s.

This week, Bruno and Carrie Ann were forced to choose their six-person teams out of the 14 remaining contestants. For those who needed math tutors like your fellow "Dance War" writer, that means one male and one female had to be cut. ...
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Coheed And Cambria To Hit The Road Supporting Linkin Park

November 30th, 2007 2:01pm EST
Coheed and Cambria
Columbia Records is proud to announce that Coheed and Cambria will be supporting Linkin Park on all dates of their upcoming national tour. The tour goes from February 12 to March 10 and will be hitting 19 cities, including Madison Square Garden in New York. The dates come on the heels of Coheed's successful sold-out 25-date national headlining tour that wrapped at New York City's Roseland Ballroom on November 29, 2007.

In their live review of the Los Angeles show at The Wiltern, the "LA Times" raved: "Self-indulgence is frequently seen as a crime in modern rock music, but without it th...
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'NOW That's What I Call Music!' Vol. 26 And 'NOW That's What I Call Party Hits!' Released

November 26th, 2007 11:29am EST
NOW 26
The world's best-selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, will ring in the holiday season with the November 13 release of two scorching collections of today's hottest tunes. NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 features 20 chart-topping Pop, Modern Rock, Rap and R&B smash hits, and NOW That's What I Call Party Hits! celebrates with 20 of the hottest roof-raising tracks from a who's-who of today's top artists.

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 26 spotlights 20 of today's hottest chart hits, including Soulja Boy Tell'Em's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," J. Holiday...
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Coheed And Cambria Organize Alzheimer's Benefit

October 15th, 2007 12:43pm EDT
Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria have organized a benefit show in New York City for Alzheimer's Disease on October 19, 2007 at the Highline Ballroom, as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. The band has joined forces with the New York Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association (www.alznyc.org) for what's billed as "A concert to help end Alzheimer's."

Coheed will perform a full set with some surprises at this rare club appearance. All proceeds from the concert will go to the organization, and donations will be requested online.

On October 23rd, Coheed and Cambria will release its new album, No World For ...
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Check Out Faber Drive's 'Second Chance'

October 10th, 2007 3:58pm EDT
Faber Drive
Canadian quartet Faber Drive's debut album, Seven Second Surgery, is in stores now. The album features the singles "Tongue Tied" and "Second Chance."

Faber Drive got their first break when lead singer/guitarist, Faber, submitted a song to a Vancouver radio station's battle of the bands in 2006. The band won the competition and soon the pieces started coming together. Faber Drive hooked up with Hinder producer Brian Howes and Nickelback producer Joey Moi, who were blown away by Faber's acoustic demos. Howes asked if he could co-write with Faber and Moi offered to start preproduction....
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