"Nickelback" is a post-grunge rock band founded in Hanna, Alberta in 1995. The name derived from the nickel in change Mike Kroeger's brother frequently had to give customers back in his job at a Starbucks coffee shop in which he would say, "Here's your nickel back."
The "core" of the band hails from Hanna, Alberta. They are now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Nickelback was helped early on by Cancon, the Canadian law requiring a certain percentage of music played on Canadian radio to be from Canadian musical artists. Their second full length album, ''The State'', propelled them to the mainstream with two Top 10 hits (one being "Leader of Men") and the follow up album ''Silver Side Up'', with 2002's most-played single "How You Remind Me", gave them superstar status, scoring multi-format smashes on every album since.
The band was playing their second song at the Ilha do Ermal festival in Portugal on August 19, 2002, when singer Chad Kroeger was suddenly sprayed with a full bottle of water, hurled from somewhere within the audience. Kroeger immediately tore off his guitar and confronted the crowd, and as he turned around, he was pelted in the back of...
|years active||1995 – present|
|current members|| Chad Kroeger|