Nickelback Don't Hurry To Make New Album

With 2005's "All the Right Reasons" still sitting in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 after 102 weeks.

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With 2005's "All the Right Reasons" still sitting in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 after 102 weeks, Nickelback has no plans to rush a follow-up into the marketplace.

"Everything is completely up in the air, and no one's in a hurry to do anything," frontman Chad Kroeger tells Billboard.com. "We just finished up two years touring on this record, and we're all a little crispy."

His older brother, bassist Mike Kroeger, concurs, saying that after seven singles, "I think it's probably time for us to sort of fade into the shadows for a little bit and give everybody a little bit of a breather before we come out with our next stuff. An early return, in my opinion, would be a mistake."

Neverthless, Chad Kroeger notes that he has already ventured into the studio at his home near Vancouver, "laying down a piano part for this, a guitar part for that," but, he says, that's mostly for memory's sake.

"Before it was just like, 'I'll remember it and it's no big deal' and yada, yada, yada," he explains with a laugh. "Now it's, like, ideas are precious. You really want to make sure once you've got one, you don't forget it.

"Can we make a better record than 'All the Right Reasons?'" he continues. "I don't know. It's gonna be really tough to make this great, new record jam-packed full of magical moments that we're gonna love and the fans are gonna love. That's all in the stars at the moment."

Fans will be able to hear some new Chad Kroeger music sooner, however, with his guest appearance on the upcoming "Ultimate Santana" collection on the track "Into the Night." "I had this tune," Kroeger recalls, "and it had this very Latin feel to it, so we went over to (Carlos) Santana to see if he would be interested in jamming with it. We flew down to San Francisco and had Carlos play all his guitar parts on it and his guys came in and they all laid down incredible parts. It turned out just amazing."

Ewad more at Billboard.com.

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    Renfordoggz
    why does everyone keep on hating nickelback they've got some really good songs..... I for one would more than love to see bands like Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, The LIbertines to be sucked up by a black hole (oh god physics lesson got through to me) I know i'm gonnna get flamed but i really don't care unless i'm seriously bored lol
    sjaxemaster07
    I DO LIKE NICKELBACK A LOT,BUT DID GET TIRED OF THEM RELEASING BALLAD SONGS.IM A BALLAD FAN BUT I LOVE THEIR HEAVY SOUND AND LOVE THEIR HEAVY SONGS BETTER.ESPECIALLY OFF THEIR NEWEST ALBUM. I THINK THEY DO DESERVE A BREAK AFTER SUCH A LONG TOUR,BUT IT WOULDNT HURT TO RELEASE ANOTHER KICK ARSE ALBUM LIKE THE PREVIOUS ONE.
    SoftParade1967
    They deserve a break. A two year tour (Which was the most amazing show I've ever seen) I will say it will be hard to make an album better than All The Right Reasons, but I think they can do it.
    recliner33
    soapalot wrote: recliner33 wrote: I disagree, I think it's the other way around. The longer you take to do an album, the worst it is going to be. Like look at the beatles and led zeppelin, they put out decent albums all the time and they are probably considered as the two greatest bands of all time. Not every band is The Beatles or Led Zeppelin though. Each band does things their own way. Nine Inch Nails has been around for nearly twenty years but only have 5 albums. I just hope Nickelback doesn't do an Axl Rose and spend the next 12 years on perfecting a piece of crap
    Yeah it does take some bands longer, but I'm not really a fan of NIN. If Trent released more albums then maybe his music would be better.
    dann_blood
    Big fan of Nickelback, dont understand why so many UG'ers hate them. Hope they go back to their Curb and Silverside Up sound.
    soapalot
    recliner33 wrote: I disagree, I think it's the other way around. The longer you take to do an album, the worst it is going to be. Like look at the beatles and led zeppelin, they put out decent albums all the time and they are probably considered as the two greatest bands of all time.
    Not every band is The Beatles or Led Zeppelin though. Each band does things their own way. Nine Inch Nails has been around for nearly twenty years but only have 5 albums. I just hope Nickelback doesn't do an Axl Rose and spend the next 12 years on perfecting a piece of crap
    guitgrinder
    That's their way of saying, "I got nothin'..." But I did enjoy Rockstar. Especially 'cuz so many dumbasses don't even get the sarcasm in it.
    recliner33
    *they use to put out decent albums all the time. Also, when a band takes forever to do an album, it usually becomes over produced and such. But for nickelback, i hope they take forever to release their next album, I'm just not a fan but they are true musicians.
    recliner33
    Freunleven wrote: It's better to take a break, take some time to write some good material, and then release it. Too many bands are forcing out absolute crap material at too high a rate for anything really good to come out. That's my opinion, anyway.
    I disagree, I think it's the other way around. The longer you take to do an album, the worst it is going to be. Like look at the beatles and led zeppelin, they put out decent albums all the time and they are probably considered as the two greatest bands of all time.
    ready2breakdown
    hey whatever its their project, they can do what they want with it. There's always going to be shitty music on this Earth, I'd rather the popular stuff be a band like Nickelback(a band that can be heavy when they want to be) than with some shit like the Rascal Flatts or 50 Cent or some of the other millions of shitty artists out there. I get sick of Nickelback's singles VERY quickly myself, but apparently someone out there isnt because they are continually played and continually bought.
    EasyRider
    Maybe they will break up. And then Chad could become a "has been," but I don't think we are that fortunate.
    Freunleven
    It's better to take a break, take some time to write some good material, and then release it. Too many bands are forcing out absolute crap material at too high a rate for anything really good to come out. That's my opinion, anyway.
    Ions
    Wow, I wouldn't hurry to make another album either with those record sales. I really don't like Nickleback but come on metalheads, its not like when they are gone an even worse band will take their place, and when do you really hear them, most people will keep a few cds in their car or something.
    pigglesworth
    Invisible Girl wrote: i think that it's a good thing that they wanna take it slow. if they're in a rush to get an album out it might not be as good.
    It's more like delaying the inevitable.
    no mercy
    i always liked the heavier side of nickelback the most, especially that song they did with the dimebag solo; wow, for a nickelback song, its ****ing intense. MAybe after all the radio singles and such, the band can make a cd more geared to heavy music. Just my thoughts.
    IlikeMetal
    MacAoidh wrote: All about the moneys...
    I think if that were true they'd be in the studio now writing some crap album, or putting out random pointless compilations and such
    Invisible Girl
    i think that it's a good thing that they wanna take it slow. if they're in a rush to get an album out it might not be as good.
    awsomeguitarguy
    sjaxemaster07 wrote: I DO LIKE NICKELBACK A LOT,BUT DID GET TIRED OF THEM RELEASING BALLAD SONGS.IM A BALLAD FAN BUT I LOVE THEIR HEAVY SOUND AND LOVE THEIR HEAVY SONGS BETTER.ESPECIALLY OFF THEIR NEWEST ALBUM. I THINK THEY DO DESERVE A BREAK AFTER SUCH A LONG TOUR,BUT IT WOULDNT HURT TO RELEASE ANOTHER KICK ARSE ALBUM LIKE THE PREVIOUS ONE.
    they actually have quite a few heavy songs never again because of you believe it or not throw yourself away ...wrong reasons Side of a bullet Next Contestant flat on the floor figured you out Animals... and a few more, they play most of those at their concerts (which kicked ass out of all the concerts I've been to, and i've seen Three days grace w/ Seether and Breaking Benjamin, Mayhem fest 2008, taste of chaos 2008, Puddle of mudd). So I still think they're pretty good