Nickelback's Chad Kroeger Reveals He Paid Drum Technician To Stick His Penis In Electric Fan

Singer says he can still hear 'the blood-curdling scream'.

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Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has revealed that he once paid one of the band's drum technicians to stick his penis into the blades of an electric fan.

The frontman said that he had paid the crew member a princely £235 to take part in the penis-related prank during a tour of Germany.

"We've always been very close to our crew, so we've had a lot of fun getting them to do silly, stupid things that could possibly cause them to hurt or injure themselves in some way," he said. "We were in Germany years ago - this was one of my favourite stories and we were just bored. There was a heat wave going on in Germany.

"In a back room in the venue where we were playing, there was an old fan with a metal blade... And we paid the drum tech about 600 deustchmarks [to] stick his Johnson in the fan."

He went on to say: "He took the money... I can still hear the 'bleh-bleh-blehhhhhhh' of the blade slowly spluttering to a stop, and this blood-curdling scream. It was fantastic. Somebody had video footage of this somewhere that needs to be resurrected and shown at the guy's next birthday party.

As NME reports, in August of this year, it was revealed that Kroeger and his girlfriend, singer Avril Lavigne, were engaged and planning to marry. Lavigne subsequently claimed one of the reasons she was attracted to Kroeger was his sense of humour, stating: "He makes me laugh every day. He takes care of me in every way and is extremely attentive."

Lavigne was previously married to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, but they split after three years of marriage in 2009. Kroeger mocked Whibley on Twitter earlier this week after he dressed up as the Nickelback singer for a Halloween party, claiming that that he and Lavigne were considering going out for Halloween dressed up as Sum 41, too, but that the band weren't famous enough for them to bother with the effort.

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    Is "Stick his penis in an electric fan" a creative way of saying "listen to an entire Nickelback album"?
    Maybe he was originally given the choice of either sticking his penis in the fan or listening to Nickelback's entire back catalogue all in one go
    "We've been very close to our crew... we like to get them to do things that will hurt them."
    Is it bad that after reading this I immediately thought about the music video for "forced gender reassignment"?
    That blood-curdling scream couldn't have been as bad as the first time I heard a Nickelback song.
    Wow Chad look at you! Youve got so much money that you can pay less fortunate people to do incredibly painful and humiliating things just to entertain you. Then you can brag about it in the media. You are such a great person, not to mention talented musician.
    Stop being a little bitch. I bet that if anyone here had as much money laying around as Chad does they would do the same.
    youre gonna call me a little bitch? Tell you what. why don't YOU go jam your dick into a metal fan and see how funny it is? I'll even order you a nickelback poster if you do it
    Chad didn't force the guy to do that. Are you gonna tell me you never ever dared one of your friends to do something stupid?? They were just having fun, the guy could've easily said no. But it's like Louis CK says; when you don't like someone everything that person does will offend you. I bet the comments would be a lot different if the headline said that Slash or Dave grohl had paid someone to do that.
    Sure we've all dared are friends to eat bugs or do other silly things. But when you use your excessive amount of money that your "friend" isnt so lucky to have, to get him to cause potentially serious physical harm to himself? I'm sorry but thats a dick move (no pun intended). Lets not forget people have had their fingers accidently CHOPPED OFF in those old metal fan blades. There's a reason they dont make them anymore. I'm sure the reaction WOULD be different if this was a more likeable celebrity. But a decent person would still at least feel a little bad about taking advantage of their "friend" this way, instead of years afterwards still gloating about it and embarrasing them in the media.
    You're talking as if the drum tech is extremely poor which I highly doubt. 600 deustchmarks is about 300 dollars that's not a ridiculous amount of money. Drum teching for a big band like nickelback surely pays well to the extent where the guy doesn't need to go around doing things for money. You don't know if Chad felt bad or not. Now you're just splitting hairs.
    If he felt bad at all would he still be laughing and gloating about it in the media even years after the fact? They have a word for people like that, they are called SOCIOPATHS. You seem to be completely oblivious to 1.) How those metal fan blades have dismembered enough people that they had to stop making them completely at least 30 years ago 2.) Your penis has an exposed major artery running through it that could bleed you out, and even if it didn't, you could still easily be left to live out your life with a mangled and useless dick 3.) If we assume what you say is true and that this was the Rupert Murdoch of drum techs, then Chad still took advantage of him, if only for being either drunk/high or a complete idiot. This is my last post and i'm not coming back to this page. Because just about everyone here looks to agree with me on this, I don't know why i've even been wasting my time arguing with you, just because for whatever reason you want to defend this *****
    This was taken from an interview that was conducted by Men's Health. The interviewer asked for any crazy touring stories that Chad could share with them and so he told this one. He didn't just say it out of the blue to make someone feel bad. And funny enough you seem to ignore the fact that both parties are adults, the drum tech could've easily rejected the offer if he was concerned about his well being. No one had a gun to his head. And of course people support you, you're hating on the guy from Nickelback, that's about the safest thing you can do on the internet.
    i wouldnt stick my dick in a fan for that low amount, i dont think id even do it for 500k
    Wow who do these guys think they are? they get off on watching people severely injure themselves for their enjoyment? Seriously Fuck this band.
    you know i bet if this was any other band it would have got more likes, i dont like nickelback either but thats still pretty funny
    "I hate Nickelback, because the internet told me I had to" Seriously. It's just getting old.
    Seriously. I've never heard anything I didn't like from them. I actually really enjoy a lot of their work, especially their older stuff. For some reason though, everyone's all "derppp imma too stupid to make up my own mind" and follow everyone else's opinion like sheep. If I was famous enough, I could say "Steak is bad for you, its totally not delicious at all and shame on you if you eat it" and millions of morons would immediately say OMG I'VE ALWAYS HATED STEAK ITS SO JUICY AND TENDER
    What gets old, is people assuming everyone else hates because it cool to. Maybe people just genuinely dislike Nickelback.
    Eh, maybe they do, but I can't say that I know of anyone that genuinely dislikes Nickelback for their music. I've heard a few say they suck, and then hear one of their songs on the radio and be all like "I love this song!". I can't say I disagree with your statement, I'm sure there are plenty of people, but I feel as though the vast majority of people online claiming to hate them have never given them a listen.
    I disagree here. I know a lot of people who really enjoy Nickelback. Haven't you noticed that if there's ever a comment (even on this site) from someone saying "I actually like Nickelback" it instantly seems to get downvoted or hated? That doesn't happen because of a genuine dislike, that happens when people are made to feel as though they have to hate something to fit in.
    Funny seeing how everybody here instantly becomes politically correct and worried about others just because the article is about Chad from Nickelback. Who has never done stupid things with friends?? Everybody does it.
    If you pay your friends to put their penis in anything....You're the one with problems.
    It didn't say the fan was turned on! The blood curdling screams come from his sudden realization of "I'm working for Nickelback and I have to listen to their music everyday OH MY GOD NOOOOO!"
    Hysterical thread, still laughing from Lagunaguitars first post.
    That's crazy Stuff!! I can't believe the other guy did it! I thought, by the title, that he paid the drum technician to hold His "meaning Chad Kroeger's" penis in the electric fan! That would have been better, at least, not ripping off poor people! What an A$$hole this Kroeger is. I never bashed him before! He now deserves some hate!
    Herp derp Nickelback are shit even though I've only listened to 'Rockstar'. Oh internet.
    You only have to listen to one of their songs, once you've done that you've heard them all.
    I liked Nickelback, but this is the last straw.
    Of all things this is the last straw? Not something like.... their music?
    I thought their songs were catchy, nothing special, I couldn't see why people thought it was terrible, I mean, I didn't think it was the best. But yeah, this is the last straw.
    Yeah I know! How dare Chad offer the money that he earned to another adult who could've easily said "no **** your money I ain't doing that" The nerve of some people right?
    He went on to say: "He took the money... I can still hear the 'bleh-bleh-blehhhhh' of the blade slowly spluttering". bleh-bleh-blehhhhh....still better lyrics than nickelbacks entire catalogue
    imagine a chorus of high school girls in a car singing "I felt like shit when I woke up this morning!!" That awful sound description is what I had to put up with when I was in high school and all the girls liked Nickelback.
    Only video I ever appreciated of Chad was seeing a pickle throw at him on stage
    Nickelback haters make me laugh. Sure, they are not the best musicians in the world, but album sales speak volumes. Any one of you haters would be lucky to have 1% of their success.