ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Stick it on a wall, aim and throw!
Apart from fronting a totally derivative band, Chad Kroeger is the king of
smarm and hands-down winner for the Rattiest Hair of the Year Award.
Yet despite all his failings, he still seems capable of selling albums. Only
one question remains: why?
We’ve seen the evidence: snooze-inducing bread-rockers Nickelback have
sold gazillions of albums and won award after award, including a most baffling
win in the “Fan’s Choice” category at this year’s Junos.
But if all these fans exist, where are they? The common sentiment seems to
be that “Nickelback sucks,” but they undeniably have fans somewhere...
Perhaps people are just ashamed to admit their allegiance to a band whose
frontman is guilty of spawning such crapulent clones as Default and Theory
of a Deadman.
In any case, here’s to hoping bread-rock dies a quiet death.