Nickelback Announce New Album 'Here And Now'

Nickelback has announced a release date for their new album.

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Nickelback has announced a release date for their new album.

Here And Now, the band's seventh studio effort for Roadrunner Records (now a division of Warner Music Group), will hit stores on November 21 and be preceded by two singles, "When We Stand Together" and "Bottoms Up," which will go for adds on both pop and rock radio stations respectively starting September 26.

The Vancouver-based four-piece will also embark on a world tour in support of the release in early 2012. Dates will be announced shortly.

Here And Now, produced by Nickelback, is the follow up to 2008's multi-platinum Dark Horse, which moved more than three million copies and five million digital singles. Its most successful album, 2005's All The Right Reasons, spent 112 consecutive weeks in the Top 30 of the Billboard Top 200, eventually selling more than 8 million copies. Since forming in 1995, the band has sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and charted 18 singles.

Says Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in a statement: "We're four people who love making music, the way we like to make it. We entered the studio this year with a vision, and it all came together. We're extremely happy with the results, and can't wait to share them with our fans."

Thanks for the report to HollywoodReporter.com.

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    courageous93
    I want to jump on the bandwagon and hate this, but I'll admit, dude can write one heck of a catchy tune. /shame
    telskier
    So...I get really tired of music critics thinking that a "mainstream" band is immediately s***. In the case of Nickelback I have a lot of problems because based on success, they are one of, if not THE best band of the past decade (their music catalog has sold second only to The Beatles). Now people are going to be very sore from that comment but to all of them I want to ask this question, do you remember what rock and roll is?! Think about that for a second, rock and roll was always a way for musicians to get together and go out and have a good time (the saying "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" ring any bells?). It always seems that when a band gets success everyone starts to come out of the woodwork and hate them. No I would never place Nickelback on a pedestal of bands like Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath, but you really do have to look at their success and their continued ability to write songs that a wide population can enjoy. Also, to those people who get upset that ALL they write about is sex and partying, I'd like to point out songs like Side of a Bullet, Never Again, Leader of Men, even Just to Get High off Dark Horse, which tend to talk about a lot more than that. Kroeger knows what he enjoys writing about, but that doesn't mean he won't make a statement here and there. Hell, even Rockstar was meant to be a parody. They're a lot smarter and a lot better musicians than people EVER give them credit for. I know I will be getting lots of hate from this post, but before you say I'm just a fanboy, please read what I said. As for the album? I hope it's good and continues their success.
    trey039
    I read this while listening to the new Primus album. And I refuse to let this ruin my good mood.
    Necronomicon
    Nickelback is pretty damn good but I think I know why people get on their ass so much. Their smart, they release commercial music onto the radio to get sales etc. and once you listen to their cds they've got a lot of heavy tracks and addictive songs with good lyrics and music. It's like they're 2 different bands. Nickelback is probably one of my favourite bands.
    rocknrolldude43
    rocknrolldude43 wrote: iscreamicecream wrote: Nickelback is the greatest rock band of all time. Say what you will but that's what I think and it's the truth. Not even the Beatles , Led Zep nor Metallica can touch Nickelback. Here's your flameshield bro, you'll need it.
    Furthermore, I actually like Nickelback (their old stuff mainly- Dark Horse was an utter travesty- I hope this next album goes back to their roots) but let's be realistic, what you just said is outright blasphemy...
    happyjack9
    TheBisness87 wrote: not that my opinion matters but I felt that The State was there best cd and I heard it after Silver Side Up and The Long Road, and actually heard Leader of men when it came out but never knew it was them. The State had a good mix of songs and Kroeger didn't sound like a complete robot. and as far as a new cd goes, great go for it, I would rather have "generic" rock bands then none at all.
    Why bother with generic rock bands when there are still bands putting out good music?
    BigMacDT
    I dislike this band. Kroeger's voice gives me a headache, they music is bland, and I don't give a **** how they are live, people tend to listen to the studio albums. You can call me a troll or whatever for hating them, but if you do, you are a child.
    THE76GOAT
    happyjack9 wrote: Why bother with generic rock bands when there are still bands putting out good music?
    WHO SYAS WE DON'T LISTEN TO OTHER BANDS or are you that dumb to think people only listen to one band. Music is like food, some people like fish and some don't, now does that meen fish is not good?? NO, it only meens some people like fish and some don't. It's personal taste that cannot be argued or questioned. But there are some people that hate just because they like to hate. I personaly don't mind Nickleback, I listen to all types of music, I like to think I'm open minded about it and also can admit when a band has when talent even If I DON'T enjoy their music (THAT'S WHAT NON HATERS OPEN MINDED PEOPLE DO )
    Skuzzmo
    30 or so haters here versus the many thousands of fans that buy nickleback albums, tickets etc I don't think Nickleback will be too worried about the negative comments here.....
    Shadowhunter123
    Holy shit that's a lot of comments. Probably everyone's talking shit about Nickelback and their change of musical style. Whatever it's crap. Imo Nickelback's got a pretty strong sound, comeon guys it's just pure rock (at least the old stuff) and it seems they are a hellofabadass band live. Definitely gonna check'em out if they are coming across the sea next year.
    slaveskinJACKET
    SoA_Joseph wrote: Twenty bucks says 99% of everyone with something positive to say here wears a lot of Affliction clothing, works out a lot, and if they've attended college, have seriously considered joining a fraternity.
    You owe me $20. I don't fit into any of those categories. Although my post wasn't really positive -- skeptical is more like it, I guess.
    Ghostmaker
    If you don't like a band, listen to something else, and let people have their own opinion. Just because someone likes Nickelback doesn't mean they don't also like other "great" rock bands many of you elitist bastards practically worship.
    happyjack9
    THE76GOAT wrote: happyjack9 wrote: Why bother with generic rock bands when there are still bands putting out good music? WHO SYAS WE DON'T LISTEN TO OTHER BANDS or are you that dumb to think people only listen to one band. Music is like food, some people like fish and some don't, now does that meen fish is not good?? NO, it only meens some people like fish and some don't. It's personal taste that cannot be argued or questioned. But there are some people that hate just because they like to hate. I personaly don't mind Nickleback, I listen to all types of music, I like to think I'm open minded about it and also can admit when a band has when talent even If I DON'T enjoy their music (THAT'S WHAT NON HATERS OPEN MINDED PEOPLE DO )
    Stopped reading after the first sentence. Nowhere in my post did I mention any particular band. I just said why settle for generic, label controlled bands. "Rock bands" are out there making crreative music, Nickelbacks music isn't creative in the least bit. Its all just what the label wants to push because the people that listen to top 40 radio will listen to anything as long as its "in".
    slaveskinJACKET
    CloudOne wrote: John Coltrane > Nickleback just saying their name kinda makes me shiver... Nickleback... ew
    Do you know what a nickel back is? They didn't just make it up or anything like that. A nickel back is the third defensive cornerback that comes in to play when in a nickel formation in American football (i.e., real football). Plus, I think it's a better name for a band than Muse or a lot of other modern bands.
    gtrfrk123
    nickelback is down there with justin bieber. i knowi ts a free country and anyone can make music, but these ****nuggets should be the exception. they should not be allowed to fill the radiowaves with garbage music, and i hope they give up eventually.
    THE76GOAT
    happyjack9 wrote: Stopped reading after the first sentence. Nowhere in my post did I mention any particular band. I just said why settle for generic, label controlled bands. "Rock bands" are out there making crreative music, Nickelbacks music isn't creative in the least bit. Its all just what the label wants to push because the people that listen to top 40 radio will listen to anything as long as its "in". [/quote] Well I don't listen to radio... I never did but thanks for assuming again as you seem to do and being wrong again as you are. Maybe you should of read a little further into my post if you wanted to make a more inteligent and educated comment
    milwaukeerocker
    this is horrible news for everyone, even the Nickleback fans who haven't yet realized they are listening to awful music. their songs are just awful.
    THE76GOAT
    THE76GOAT wrote: happyjack9 wrote: Stopped reading after the first sentence. Nowhere in my post did I mention any particular band. I just said why settle for generic, label controlled bands. "Rock bands" are out there making crreative music, Nickelbacks music isn't creative in the least bit. Its all just what the label wants to push because the people that listen to top 40 radio will listen to anything as long as its "in".
    Well I don't listen to radio... I never did but thanks for assuming again as you seem to do and being wrong again as you are. Maybe you should of read a little further into my post if you wanted to make a more inteligent and educated comment
    Set-Abominae
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: CloudOne wrote: John Coltrane > Nickleback just saying their name kinda makes me shiver... Nickleback... ew Do you know what a nickel back is? They didn't just make it up or anything like that. A nickel back is the third defensive cornerback that comes in to play when in a nickel formation in American football (i.e., real football). Plus, I think it's a better name for a band than Muse or a lot of other modern bands.
    I think one of the band members was working at a coffee shop and someone would always get a coffee and pay with a certain amount of cash, and he'd always get a nickel back. I hear this is the origin story, anyway. I've never understood the degree of hatred that gets heaped on Nickelback. Yeah their songs are overplayed, more or less one-dimensional, and generally simplistic to play, but that can be said of any mainstream rock band.
    Bananafish003
    THE76GOAT wrote: happyjack9 wrote: Why bother with generic rock bands when there are still bands putting out good music? WHO SYAS WE DON'T LISTEN TO OTHER BANDS or are you that dumb to think people only listen to one band. Music is like food, some people like fish and some don't, now does that meen fish is not good?? NO, it only meens some people like fish and some don't. It's personal taste that cannot be argued or questioned. But there are some people that hate just because they like to hate. I personaly don't mind Nickleback, I listen to all types of music, I like to think I'm open minded about it and also can admit when a band has when talent even If I DON'T enjoy their music (THAT'S WHAT NON HATERS OPEN MINDED PEOPLE DO )
    Congratulations, sir, you've just lost this entire thread. Your comment is actually unreadable.
    DullBoy23
    Feverrush wrote: DullBoy23 wrote: Ok this is a great band one of my favorites to this day but their last album was a complete disappointment to me and I really do hope that this next album will be back and par with their earlier albums. Not saying anything bad about them every great band has had a bad album or two where they have gone off track all I'm saying is that Silver Side Up and The Long Road were two of the best albums EVER I know every word to every song one of the few albums I can listen to every track with out skipping one of them. I'll be a fan till the day I die but please go back to what made you stand out and not with the same ol' stuff over and over again. You just said nickelback "is a great band" and that they had "two of the best albums ever." Do you have a mental deficiency? Really, I'm concerned.
    Have you even listened to their first albums? They are great unlike the past two. If you don't like nickelback then dont come here just to comment on what I said I don't know who the hell you are or who you think you are but if that's all you have to say apparently your not much. next time have some facts to support what you say. They wouldn't be releasing their seventh album if they were a bad band
    Bananafish003
    DullBoy23 wrote: Feverrush wrote: DullBoy23 wrote: They wouldn't be releasing their seventh album if they were a bad band
    People can go far releasing awful music. This has been proven. Never try to argue any kind of art debate with popularity or longevity statistics.
    THE76GOAT
    Bananafish003 wrote: THE76GOAT wrote: happyjack9 wrote: Why bother with generic rock bands when there are still bands putting out good music? WHO SYAS WE DON'T LISTEN TO OTHER BANDS or are you that dumb to think people only listen to one band. Music is like food, some people like fish and some don't, now does that meen fish is not good?? NO, it only meens some people like fish and some don't. It's personal taste that cannot be argued or questioned. But there are some people that hate just because they like to hate. I personaly don't mind Nickleback, I listen to all types of music, I like to think I'm open minded about it and also can admit when a band has when talent even If I DON'T enjoy their music (THAT'S WHAT NON HATERS OPEN MINDED PEOPLE DO ) Congratulations, sir, you've just lost this entire thread. Your comment is actually unreadable.
    Then I suggest you take some reading and comprehension lessons
    rocknrolldude43
    iscreamicecream wrote: Nickelback is the greatest rock band of all time. Say what you will but that's what I think and it's the truth. Not even the Beatles , Led Zep nor Metallica can touch Nickelback.
    Here's your flameshield bro, you'll need it.
    Bananafish003
    reisa wrote: EVERY acdc album is THE SAME nad nobody says anything about that fact, and like acdc MANY bands, so if you don't have anything else aagainst nickelback don't listen to their music.I would love to know what kind of music do the ''haters' listen to...would be funny
    Since you're so interested to know...I listen to My Bloody Valentine, Mastodon, Radiohead, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, The Clash, David Bowie...that kind of stuff. And I listen to AC/DC, albeit only for an album or so, because it is repetitive. Hey, at least AC/DC doesn't try to take themselves seriously. It's fun to hear a band play loudly and obnoxiously like that, but when they start to try and be "serious" (as Nickelback has attempted many times), it just gets annoying.
    IYanoplathizoI
    "Sorry they don't write music you like, but all you have to do is not listen. ... I wish people would just start listening to what they like and leaving everything else to the people that like that, without hating on the band." +1
    betterman5
    Mean, can't wait to hear it. Have liked Nickelback since i first started listening to music (believe it or not they are what got me into listening to heavier stuff in the end) but Dark Horse was a step down from what they are, hope it's a bit more like their older stuff.
    DullBoy23
    betterman5 wrote: Mean, can't wait to hear it. Have liked Nickelback since i first started listening to music (believe it or not they are what got me into listening to heavier stuff in the end) but Dark Horse was a step down from what they are, hope it's a bit more like their older stuff.
    Totally agree dude
    Feverrush
    DullBoy23 wrote: Ok this is a great band one of my favorites to this day but their last album was a complete disappointment to me and I really do hope that this next album will be back and par with their earlier albums. Not saying anything bad about them every great band has had a bad album or two where they have gone off track all I'm saying is that Silver Side Up and The Long Road were two of the best albums EVER I know every word to every song one of the few albums I can listen to every track with out skipping one of them. I'll be a fan till the day I die but please go back to what made you stand out and not with the same ol' stuff over and over again.
    You just said nickelback "is a great band" and that they had "two of the best albums ever." Do you have a mental deficiency? Really, I'm concerned.
    SoA_Joseph
    Twenty bucks says 99% of everyone with something positive to say here wears a lot of Affliction clothing, works out a lot, and if they've attended college, have seriously considered joining a fraternity.
    SGmaniac1021
    Jasonbts wrote: You know, I like Nickelback. People like to give em hell, but I still like them. They're just having fun. Sorry they don't write music you like, but all you have to do is not listen. If it weren't for "All the Right Reasons", I wouldn't even be into rock music right now. I still listen to that album all the time, in between Rush and Muse. Just because a band doesn't do something shockingly new doesn't mean they aren't good. I wish people would just start listening to what they like and leaving everything else to the people that like that, without hating on the band.
    Hahahahaha **** that
    wolvenrick
    i dont understand that people just bash nickelback the last two albums were very unique. name me one rock band that can play a nice, and i'll say again a NICE, heavy song and then a calming song. last two albums had a 50/50 ratio to that IMO. if you're all into screamin metal and shiat then listen to that..
    bassthunder
    telskier wrote: So...I get really tired of music critics thinking that a "mainstream" band is immediately s***.
    They're not shit because they're mainstream, they're shit because they're bad musicians and songwriters. They're popular for two reasons: a) they make people who listen to top 40 feel like "rockers," and b) like pretty much everything else on rock/pop stations anymore, it's there more as background noise than music. People generally don't seem to listen to music; they just enjoy hearing it.
    mssrulez
    I like a few of their albums As with most peoplle here I'm not a fan of their newer stuff My friend used to hate them until he heard them cover Sad But True by Metallica Nickelback could be a heavy band if they wished to be.
    csrogers87
    guys I seen Nickleback in 2005 with my ex gf. she made me take her becuase she loved photograph. now i knew more of the older stuff on curb and silver side up...and as much as i hate how popular their songs are nowadays i still stick up for them, they still are a great band live. for example...Chad impressed the hell out of me, for over half the concert he played dimebags stuff and a lot of pantera songs in tribute to him right after his death. i swear i didn't know he could play so well. they may not show it on their cds....but go and see them. they really will impress you. im not a huge fan nor no everysong but the band as a whole. they are tight.
    slipknotnskullz
    wolvenrick wrote: i dont understand that people just bash nickelback the last two albums were very unique. name me one rock band that can play a nice, and i'll say again a NICE, heavy song and then a calming song. last two albums had a 50/50 ratio to that IMO. if you're all into screamin metal and shiat then listen to that..
    Ever heard of Opeth? Dream Theater? Pantera? Iced Earth? Heck, even Slipknot did that..... You obviously have no idea what you're talking about.
    Rimfrost
    nbacchus wrote: I think the radio stations are saturated enough with the bland formulaic rock music of Nickelback. I cannot wait to change the channel when another new Nickelback song is overplayed. If you are wondering why I would listen to a radio station that plays Nickelback, there are only two stations in my area that play rock music (both suck).
    But the why would you listen to the radio? We live in the era of the ipod and internet that gives us the ability to choose what we listen to. I thought nickelback dissapeared a long time ago and now i learn that have released a couple of albums since. Guess theyre only popular in the states?
    THE76GOAT
    Bananafish003 wrote: People can go far releasing awful music. This has been proven. Never try to argue any kind of art debate with popularity or longevity statistics.
    Also never try to argue someones opinion on art as it is personal taste.
    dreadmaster1993
    for al those who don't like the band, just get the ** away from this and leave it for the one who do like it
    HarrySound
    Love them or hate them they do write the odd good song and you can't deny their success. I think How You Remind Me is a modern rock classic you'll see for many years to come in guitar magazines. Chads got some amazing lyrics too.....