Nickelback Name New Album

Nickelback recently announced "Dark Horse" as the title for their new album, set for release on November 18th on Roadrunner Records.

Nickelback Name New Album
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Nickelback recently announced "Dark Horse" as the title for their new album, set for release on November 18th on Roadrunner Records. Starting at 6AM on Monday, September 29th, the first single "Gotta Be Somebody" has been available for free download for a 24-hour period via participating radio station websites spanning all pop and rock formats, and via Nickelback.com or at nickelback.roadrunnerrecords.com. Additionally, the single was digitally delivered to radio on September 29th. Following the free download, the single was available for purchase via all online retailers. "Dark Horse" is co-produced by Nickelback and famed rock producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard). A true modern success story, Nickelback has sold upwards of 26 million records worldwide, with 2005's "All The Right Reasons" accounting for 10 million of that total. In addition, the six singles from the album totaled 9.3 million downloads and 5.5 million ringtones. All proceeds of digital single and video sales for the song "If Everyone Cared" between February 1 and July 31, 2007 were donated to charity, equally distributed between Amnesty International and International Childrens' Awareness Canada. Each of the five videos from All The Right Reasons has reached #1 on VH1's playlist: "Photograph," "Savin' Me," "Far Away," "If Everyone Cared" and "Rockstar." In 2006 Nickelback was awarded a World Music Award for "World's Best Rock Group," a Billboard Touring Award for "Breakthrough Artist," an American Music Award for "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" and a People's Choice Award for "Best Rock Group." Nickelback plans to embark on a worldwide tour in 2009. Thanks for the info to Thegauntlet.com.

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    everlong12
    i like some of there stuff, like animal and flat on the floor but this song is just.....eeww
    slashedaxl103
    ragethetool wrote: Nickelback is proof you don't have to be good at anything to sell millions of records to 16 year old girls. Maybe I should practice guitar LESS and I'll get famous and have enough jail bait to last me til I'm as old as Keith Richards. Heroin addiction and blow jobs here I come!
    LOL, just LOL!
    shadow__666
    Discouraged wrote: xXa7Xx wrote: lol, nickelback Lol, Avenged Sevenfold. Every 14 year old boys favourite metal act. Not only are your posts un-original, but your personality is aswell.
    Avenged Sevenfold have some talent. Nickelback don't.
    Discouraged
    DrPooh wrote: ^ This guy is getting it!
    Neither of you are getting it. Who gave you the right to define what good music is? It's down to individual taste. The majority of the population happen to like Nickelback, hence they are a mainstream band. Just because you don't like them, doesn't mean that they suck.
    Guitar_Hero2
    Hmm...I really dunno what to say. I haven't heard the new single. But it's pretty normal to see people bash Nickelback. I like 'em. But I really don't wanna hear their songs on the radio. That's why I don't really listen to the radio that much. I think people should just stop bashing. All they say is "Nickelback sucks balls" and shit. Uh, last time I checked...they were in a ****ing Playboy Magazine doing interviews. And they are a lil bit grunge, considering the fact that they are good friends with Jerry Cantrel from Alice in Chains. So...really? Nickelback sucks? I loved Side of a Bullet. Pantera is one of my fav. bands. And I like Nickelback. So FUCKIN' SHOOT ME. Get over yourselves...and get a better musical spectrum. Holy crap. Why just listen to metal? Why not spread out different bands? Different styles of music, and different melodies? Is that what music is about? Putting your heart into the music and the influences you had listeing to other bands as you grow and mature musically? I thought soo...maybe I'm wrong. Oh, well.
    tona_107
    thedarkblues06 wrote: GuitarShredder+ wrote: Ducky-Kun wrote: I quite like nickelback... I really don't care if somethings mainstream or not... If it sounds good who cares =_= *hides behind flame shield* hides behind flame shield? dude wtf are you smoking Dude flame shields are effin' sweet. And I'm the same way, I don't care about mainstream, if it sounds good to me, I like it. Probably only qualm is I would like their music, as far as guitar comes, to be something a little more complex. Other than that, I think their are a decent group.
    It doesn't matter that they're mainstream. They just plain suck. They are the most generic sounding unoriginal band I have ever heard make it big.
    DrPooh
    MaAal_MaAan wrote: I shamelessly listen to and like Nickelback. I can't wait for this new album and I will happily go out and BUY it. Who cares if they are "mainstream" The Beatles were pretty mainstream...
    The Beatles were once the greatest band in the world, Nickelback are currently the worst, Mainstream works the market, like they've done with Nickelback, Beatles sold themselves because their music was so good.
    tona_107 wrote: thedarkblues06 wrote: GuitarShredder+ wrote: Ducky-Kun wrote: I quite like nickelback... I really don't care if somethings mainstream or not... If it sounds good who cares =_= *hides behind flame shield* hides behind flame shield? dude wtf are you smoking Dude flame shields are effin' sweet. And I'm the same way, I don't care about mainstream, if it sounds good to me, I like it. Probably only qualm is I would like their music, as far as guitar comes, to be something a little more complex. Other than that, I think their are a decent group. It doesn't matter that they're mainstream. They just plain suck. They are the most generic sounding unoriginal band I have ever heard make it big.
    ^ This guy is getting it!
    pootoob
    I liked Nickelback, till one of their songs was played on the radio every 15 minutes... Now I can't stand them. Anyone else notice how this was announced like last week? and, Chad Kroeger looks like a dork with his Cobain-esque hair and beard. He takes himself too seriously. Music is supposed to be FUN! Not cultivating an image to sell to millions of people.
    dann_blood
    Butthurt metal fans can't handle good mainstream bands. Lol. Hope this album has more a feel of The Long Road than All the Right Reasons. Hell, even if they put on an extra 5-songs to accomodate the singles that they are required, by their contracts, to produce would make me happy.
    Spankyx2
    Ducky-Kun wrote: I quite like nickelback... I really don't care if somethings mainstream or not... If it sounds good who cares =_= *hides behind flame shield*
    got more room back there, i also like nickelcback. I mean, its still good music, and i don't care if its simple and mainstream. good music
    KyuNaynne
    Well, I love this band.. and in my country they aren't that mainstream, so I don't get tired of them Nickelback rocks!
    motleycrew92
    so youll seriously put some crap about nickleback on here and not even mention the PHISH REUNION!!!!!
    Austyn6661
    shredguy wrote: lol whats with all the bashing. I hate metal heads who think you have to be able to shred on your instrument to write a decent song. You wonder why your band hasnt made it after 10 years. My favourite bands are like Arch Enemy and CoB but I still like Nickelback. Its just easy listening. I love to light up a dube and chill to some Nickelback. It usually is earlier nickelback but there new stuff is good.
    This guy gets it. And to Discouraged, Sevenfold are a great band, so please gtfo. Thanks.
    MaAal_MaAan
    I shamelessly listen to and like Nickelback. I can't wait for this new album and I will happily go out and BUY it. Who cares if they are "mainstream" The Beatles were pretty mainstream...
    Discouraged
    Dr. No wrote: Nickelback sucks, the only good Canadian band is Rush. God, I love Rush.
    What you mean to say is: 'I don't like Nickelback. Of the Canadian bands that I've actually listened to, Rush is the only band that I've liked. God, I love Rush.' It sounds alot less ignorant when you refrain from stating your opinion as though it's fact. When it's not. Also, I love Rush too.
    patrick102793
    so let me ask you something metalheads of UG metallica sold probably waaaayy more records than nickelback so theyre mainstream too i guess? y know last time i checked it was a good thing to make great money doing what you love
    patrick102793
    stratele wrote: huh? I swear there last album was only just released? Like this summer?
    2005 bud
    southern_stylin
    It's pretty common in Canada to see/hear about work boots getting chucked at the band when they play live.
    strat0blaster
    Msu_Man04 wrote: OLD Nickelback was good, like Silver Side Up. When they could actually rock. Their new music is bull.
    Yeah, becuase "Side of a Bullet" is so much more mellow than "Breathe," right? If you like them, cool. If not, cool. But you're all acting like morons, flinging around terms like "mainstream" when it's every musician's goal to have his/her vision heard by as many people as possible. I don't often use the term, but you're all just a bunch of HATERS. Yo. Sorry. I felt the 'yo' was necessary.
    lockedandlogan
    patrick102793 wrote: OK serioulsy. You ow i read all these negative comments and I'm like wtf. Nickelback is great and you have to respect them. I will admit SSU was the best but if your just gonna dog on them then get a f**king life. call some chicks or something jesus christ
    Great? You poor, confused man. I don't have to respect them I think they're awful. By the way my girlfriend is busy and Jesus hasn't been answering my calls.
    Aidan93
    Meh.. i dont hate nickleback like most people here,but this single isnt doin anything for me
    patrick102793
    see if u think nickelback is soooo awful then why click on the friggin article? just so u can flame or talk s**t on someones opinion and dont tell me im confused i know good music metal is the greatest thing ot ever happen to music but bcuz i like metal i get criticized by people i probably neer will meet?
    kamjam7
    wow "World's Best Rock Artist"? they can come up with pretty catchy melodies and everything popular, but man, their lyrics are a MESS! i like them, and i've got all 5 cd's, but i really don't think World's Best Rock Artist really describes them. They really need to develop some more style, and mix it up a bit (mostly the lyrics). that would maybe suggest them as a candadite.
    Carlson-online
    dont forget nickel only release there more "poppy" songs to radio. so peoples perception of the band is wrong. they have a lot of heavier stuff on there albums
    Discouraged
    Disposable-Hero wrote: Ah I respect Nickelback. Not because of their talent, because in all honesty they lack anything origional, but because of their ability to basically replicate the same song over and over and they still some how manage to sell it.
    I respect you in the same way. For replicating the same old bullsh*t comment that gets posted on every article about this band, and still somehow managing to think you're smart/cool. Anyway, Nickelback are mainstream for a reason. Because people like their music. Trying to argue that a mainstream band/artist sucks because their music is mainstream is pretty ignorant and redundant.
    katanaking
    Smoothy333 wrote: Should have named it "Mainstream Horse" instead.
    i was at nickelback live in odyssey arena belfast and they were sick... dont matter if they mainstream or watever it matters if they make good music
    earlscourt95
    Chad's voice keeps getting better. He sounds great on Gotta Be Somebody (although he sounded great back on Silver Side Up so whatever...)
    JackMonty
    You know, the bottom line is they've sold 26 million records, which is probably 26 million more than any of us have sold. And they get to party like rock stars, while we just get to bash on them (or not). I've seen them live, and while they are not my favorite, it was a good show. And the live performance is where all the fun of playing is anyway.
    SoftParade1967
    Fuck yes!! I cant wait for the Nickelback album! I need some new Nickelback meterial. i love the new song. Amazing as usual.
    Shredslayer
    Ok just cause there not from some remote norwegian village or because they dont dont play music that makes your ears bleed does not make them shit. Fuck i get sick of some of your retarded anti "mainstream" bullshit. Sometimes mainstream isn't always a bad thing.
    Richee
    I truely cannot wait for this album...finally got to see Nickelback a couple weeks back... Ive seen LOADS ofbands live, including metallica, RHCP,etc and Nickelback have BY FAR been the best and most entertaining.... Im liking the new song. Granted Rockstar got WAY overplayed, but to everyone who hates them just cause its familiar, HA losers Chad Kroegers one of the best songwriters of this generation.
    The_Trooper14
    Rockstar is probably the worst song ever written and considering how similar every Nickelback song sounds that would put them all in that category, in my oppinion, Nickelback is the worst band in the world, I would rather listen to new AFI then that, or Lil Wayne, and as far as being a gifted "Song Writer" goes, a robot could write those songs, in fact theyre probably mass produced on some assembly line somewhere to keep people's minds numb with bland music that has no feeling and the same song structure every single time
    kennethdave
    Galvatron wrote: They couldn't make it as a metal band. So they made it as a poor mans Pearl Jam. This is how you remind me of how Nickelback sucks. This is how you remind me.
    This made me laugh the $hit out of me...wahahahaha...
    b-rock34
    I will, for the life of me, never understand why so many people hate Nickelback so much! First of all, let me say this... I am not a Nickelback fan. However, I just don't get why they inspire so much animosity. To me, they are just a harmless rock band. I don't get a sense that they are faking anything or trying especially hard to be popular. They never claimed to be hardcore. Right from the beginning they have released songs with a hook. If it's not for you, it's not for you. But, why do you people get so violent and aggressive over them. I'm sorry they get airplay and sell records, but I'd rather it be a rock band (of any kind), than one more monotonous rap or R&B act. Lighten up a little people. Look around, the world is crumbling below your feet. There are more important things to get worked up about... peace!
    Slash_1985
    Most of you think that Nickelback's songs are simple and you also think they plagiarize themselves. I wonder, did you ever heard of a rock band which is called ACDC? I guess you call them gods for doing the same thing (taking into account the differences)that Nickelback does. Ain't it right?
    KtuluCalls
    kennethdave wrote: Galvatron wrote: They couldn't make it as a metal band. So they made it as a poor mans Pearl Jam. This is how you remind me of how Nickelback sucks. This is how you remind me. This made me laugh the $hit out of me...wahahahaha...
    They arent that bad...when they want to be. again think about this, metallica made under par music with bob rock if nickleback was pushed in the right direction they wouldnt be as bad. they arent bad musicians they just do what they know how to. they dont take risks.
    DarkDekk
    Good band...dont care what all ye "i hate nickelback" people think..if you actually lisetned to their stuff that wasnt on the radio id bet you'd like them!