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Nickelback is a [[CanadianMusic Canadian]] HardRock[=/=]{{Post-Grunge}} band formed by Chad Kroeger, his half-brother Mike Kroeger, guitarist Ryan Peake, and then drummer Brandon Kroeger. The band has enjoyed [[CriticalDissonance widespread success worldwide despite a lot of criticism]]. [[{{YMMV/Nickelback}} Your mileage will vary.]]

Chad was engaged to AvrilLavigne on August 21, 2012; they married on July 1, 2013.

Their current lineup is:

* Chad Kroeger - vocals, guitar
* Ryan Peake - guitar, backing vocals
* Mike Kroeger - bass guitar
* Daniel Adair - drums, backing vocals

!!Discography:
* Curb (1996)
* The State (2000)
* Silver Side Up (2001)
* The Long Road (2003)
* All the Right Reasons (2005)
* Dark Horse (2008)
* Here and Now (2011)

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!!Some tropes embodied by the band and their work are:

* {{Bowdlerise}}
* CallingTheOldManOut: "Too Bad" and "Never Again" do this.
* TheCameo: Exaggerated in ''Rockstar'' with appearances by [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]], Music/NellyFurtado, ElizaDushku, Music/TedNugent, Twista, Paul Wall, [[MixedMartialArts Chuck Lidell]], Taryn Manning, LupeFiasco, [[GirlsOfThePlayboyMansion Holly Madison, Bridget Marquadt, Kendra Wilkinson]], [[Series/AmericanChopper the Teutuls]], Dale Earnardt Jr., Music/KidRock, [[Music/AliceInChains Jerry Cantrell]], Dominique Swain & Wayne Gretzky. Overlaps with CastingGag since a few of the guests are musicians and some of the lyrics they lip-sync relate to themselves.
* CrazyJealousGuy: "Next Contestant" is about one of these who is always getting pissed at other guys hitting on his girlfriend or worse.
* DeathsHourglass: The music video for "Savin' Me" begins with a twitchy-looking man saving a well-dressed man from walking in front of a car. Pretty soon, the well-dressed man starts to see what the twitchy man saw: numbers over everyone's heads, rapidly counting down. (This has absolutely nothing to do with the lyrics of the song.)
* DisappearedDad: Chad didn't know about his real father until his late teens. Mike's father and his adopted father was also this and the subject of "Too Bad".
* DomesticAbuse: "Never Again".
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: "Rockstar". Seriously, it was supposed to be a StealthParody of the stereotypical rockstar lifestyle, with its intentionally over-the-top lyrics. Except it completely backfired.
** Probably because the song does nothing to actually deride the lifestyle. Yeah, they say you've got a drug dealer on speed dial or you'll be popping your pills from a Pez dispenser; but at the same time, it's describing the big bus you'll be riding around in with your old guitars, getting into the Playboy mansion, or dating a centerfold model and having enough money to let her spend it willy-nilly. No one's going to deny all those things sound awesome. The lyrics are supposed to be over-the-top, but anyone with an ear in modern society knows very well that real-life celebrities will get to enjoy these amenities and a whole lot more, too.
* DrugsAreBad: "Just to Get High" and "Worthy to Say".
** Kinda implied with "Rockstar" but... well, see DoNotDoThisCoolThing above.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Dark Horse''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Both ''Curb'' and ''The State'' are much heavier and less-commercial than anything the band has recorded since ''Silver Side Up''.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Discussed in "Next Contestant",the protagonist "even fears the ladies" coming onto his girlfriend.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Two, ''Three-Sided Coin'' ([[NoExportForYou Japan Only]]), and ''The Best of Nickelback Volume 1''.
* GrowingUpSucks: "Photograph".
* HeAlsoDid: Chad wrote "Hero" for ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' (and the track also features Mike).
* IceCreamKoan
* IgnorantOfTheCall: In "Hero", the singer acknowledges that "a hero can save us", but that he's not going to stand around waiting for one to show up. He thus unknowingly becomes the very hero he wasn't going to wait around for, all the while denying that he's any kind of hero at all.
* InsultBackfire: [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nickelback-thanks-black-keys-after-insult-in-rolling-stone-20120105 A pretty good one, too.]]
* IntercourseWithYou: "Next Go Round", "Flat on the Floor", and "S.E.X.", just to name a few.
* IsntItIronic
* ItsPronouncedTroPay: Chad and Mike's last name is pronounced "Kroo-ger" (as in Freddy Krueger), though people constantly pronounce it "Kro-ger" (like the grocery store chain).
* LyricalShoehorn
* MarkedBullet: "Side of a Bullet".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: A fairly solid 5, although they can go up and down on occasion. Their ballads like "Far Away" and "Lullaby" go down into the 2-3 range, but then songs like "Because of You" and the aforementioned "Side of a Bullet" can jump up into the 7 range.
* MotiveRant: "Where Do I Hide".
* MsFanservice: "Something in Your Mouth".
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Dark Horse'' was way more darker then either of the albums before and after it.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight: "This Means War".
* OhCrap: The main characters' reaction in the last verse of "Animals." [[spoiler: He and his girlfriend are in his car [[AutoErotica getting busy]] when she realizes that her dad has found them and is standing right outside. And worse, the keys aren't in the ignition because they fell on the floor while they were in the middle of it]].
* OtherCommonMusicVideoConcepts
* OdeToIntoxication: "Burn It to the Ground" and "Bottoms Up".
* PapaWolf: The dad in the video for "I'd Come for You."
* ParentalAbandonment: A common theme in their lyrics.
* PerformanceVideo: "Burn It to the Ground".
** "Never Again" originally had a video, but {{MTV}} deemed it too graphic and violent and the band reshot the video with concert footage.
* PromBaby: "Throw Yourself Away".
* RandomPasserbyAdvice: Not really "random", but while they were arranging "How You Remind Me", Ryan brought up the idea of the musical stops in the choruses. They played it a few times that way but still felt it was missing something, at which point Daniel's drum tech said "You should do a really big stop at the last chorus". They tried it, loved the effect it had on the song, and gave him a $50,000 bonus on the spot.
* RealSongThemeTune: "Burn It to the Ground" was used for several years as the opening theme for Wrestling/WWERaw.
* RockstarSong: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Rockstar]]," but it's meant to mock the industry.
* RousseauWasRight: "If Everyone Cared".
* SelfDeprecation: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbP1K-bQB6g&ob=av3e Nickelback? You got me]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbP1K-bQB6g&ob=av3e Nickelback?!]]''"
* StalkerWithACrush: "Follow You Home".
* SanitySlippageSong: ''All the Right Reasons'' has tracks with this under tone.
* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: "Lullaby".
* ThisMeansWar: The title of the first track on ''Here and Now''.
* TomatoSurprise: The video to "Someday" has a nice twist at the end.
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