Nickelback Sue Ex-Bandmate

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is reportedly suing former drummer Ryan Vikedal in a bid to stop him from claiming royalties for the band's hits.

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Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is reportedly suing former drummer Ryan Vikedal in a bid to stop him from claiming royalties for on all the bands so-called hits. Kroeger, alongside his production company Arm Your Dillo Publishing Inc, are trying to claim damages against Vikedal for the royalties he's received since he left the band in January.

In a statement filed to the Supreme Court in British Columbia, Canada Kroeger states that he is the sole author and maker of the songs and that he wants the court to make a declaration that he and his production company own the copyright to Nickelback's three albums.

Kroeger says that he has been demanding since January that Vikedal and his company Ladekiv Music Inc sign registration forms with Canadian performers society SOCAN returning their interests in future performance royalties and repaying any royalties received.

Thanks for the info to GIGWise.com.

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    thefinalcut
    Trip272 wrote: "so-called hits" haha.
    I don't even like Nickelback but that's ****ed up. LOL!
    NB101
    ok so sum of u dont like nickelback, but thats ur opinion, and other people have different opinions. if u doont like nickelback then dont listen to them. but look how far their music has gotten them. they write memorable lyrics so u have the song stuck in ur head all day. i know the words to most of their songs just from listening to the songs twice. other song i listen to all the time and i still dont know the lyrics. lets c u tour the world for 6 years and have 6x platinum awards.
    ANGUS_IS_GOD91
    Nickelback are crap they've only got to songs that are good...and even then there pretty ****ing shit!
    Black_Widow2005
    hey wasnt ryan chads brother, or cousin, i seem to remember they we're all related in some way apart from one of the guitarists
    Scourge441
    what a bitch nickelback sucks now anyway
    When didn't they suck? If you play on a record, then you get royalties. That's the way it works. Chad Kroeger is just a greedy tool.
    edibledevilboy
    something tell's me chad kroeger is gonna have enough money to survive wether he lets the drummer he fired be rich too or not. Suing him was dumb, bad publicity..
    Ababil_Albarn
    MOney money money...whatevery happened to just makeing good music and making a living. (NOT MTV Cribs living, just living...)
    InSaynePig
    aha "so-called hits" but seriously, if the dude played on their crappy records he is entitled to royalties. i would think the singer makes enough money to just accept that. apparently not.
    A Warm Place
    The guy does deserve some money; I mean, he did take part in those songs, even if he didn't write them.
    Samuraijeff
    NB101 wrote: ok so sum of u dont like nickelback, but thats ur opinion, and other people have different opinions. if u doont like nickelback then dont listen to them. but look how far their music has gotten them. they write memorable lyrics so u have the song stuck in ur head all day. i know the words to most of their songs just from listening to the songs twice. other song i listen to all the time and i still dont know the lyrics. lets c u tour the world for 6 years and have 6x platinum awards.
    Damn strait. There is no such thing as music that sucks. everyone has their own tastes, end of story. If every band that had a few haters such as these sucked, that would mean music sucks altogether.