For some people, even a single mention of Nickelback
is one too many.
Now a browser plugin can ensure this is never a concern for web surfers, which blocks every mention of the band automatically.
Users of the Firefox of Google Chrome browsers can download the plugin from Aux
, who adapted the "Shaved Bieber
" project which blocks all mentions of the teenage pop sensation.
Although it may be a joke rather than essential browsing tool, it seems there may actually be a demand for the app.
According to SDB
, a survey by a music dating site proved Nickelback to be the biggest turnoff on the site. Similarly, a petition to block the band from playing at half-time during a thanksgiving football match in Detroit gained over 50,000 signatures earlier this month.
"This game is nationally televised. Do we really want the rest of the U.S. to associate Detroit with Nickelback?
" asked Dennis Guttman
, the 22 year old student who started the petition.
"This is completely unfair to those of us who purchased tickets to the game. At least the people watching at home can mute their TVs,
" he added.
Nickelback responded to the petition in good humour with their own parody video
for Funny or Die, embedded below (via Billboard). The band considers whether it could fit in to Detroit better by changing its name to the Motown-ready "The Four Nickels," or by dressing as Robocop.
Despite an apparent widespread dislike for the band, it continues to be a commercial success. Their 7th album "Here And Now
" was released this week, following 2008's "Dark Horse
" which had sold more than 3 million copies.