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Nickelback Stun London with Live Return

2 October 2012 1:22 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Nickelback stunned London's The O2 with an energetic greatest hits set last night (October 1). The Canadian rockers treated fans to barnstorming renditions of their back catalog as part of their 'Here & Now' European tour. They got things off to a spectacular start with heavy hit 'This Means War' before flying straight into 'Something in Your Mouth'. The group - made up of singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger, guitarist and back-up vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger and drummer Daniel Adair - encouraged fans to enjoy their night with a few alcoholic beverages prior to launching into 'Bottoms Up', and later admitted they have ''missed London''. While Chad has shed his customary long blonde locks, his imaginative wit remains, as he proved by cracking a number of jokes throughout the set. Referring to the band's latest tour dates in France, Sweden and Germany, he told the crowd: »

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Five Things You Don't know About Chad Kroeger

22 August 2012 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent The Insider news »

This frontman for Nickelback recently got engaged to pop singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne after a reported six-month courtship that began when the pair teamed up to co-write a song on Lavigne's fifth album. Here are five things you probably don't know about Chad Kroeger.

1. Born Chad Robert Turton on November 15, 1974, in the small coal mining town of Hanna in Alberta, Canada.

Video: Avril Lavigne Says Goodbye

2. Started playing guitar at age 13, and in the early '90s was part of a grunge cover band that also included future Nickelback members Mike Kroeger and Ryan Peake.

3. Placed No. 6 on the Boston Phoenix's list of the "100 Unsexiest Men in the World" -- with the publication citing Kroeger's "massive head, weird face and bad hair."

Related: Nickelback Gives Back!

4. Admits to some behavior problems in school, telling Playboy magazine, "I don't know how many times I got kicked out of school. I just thought it was fun to be bad. To »

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Listen Now: A GeekCast Radio Network Update

25 April 2012 1:17 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, This Week in Geek and the latest toy review videos from Baltmatrix, with descriptions and links to each and every podcast for your audio/visual pleasure! But first a message from Gcrn’s TFG1Mike:

Hey B3K Readers, well in 2012 we said it would be our biggest year yet. That is still ringing true. Because we are proud to present The Gcrn’s very first video series. This is PecanCtMichael and his son Aiden reviewing Transformers: Rescue Bots. The idea of this is to explore a Tf cartoon from the perspective of a five year old. So check it out: Roll To The Rescue Bots Episode 01: “Family Of Heroes”

Also we have added Optibotimus’s Video Reviews to the update, »

- Phil

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Nickelback Announce European Tour 2012 (Full List of Dates, Cities)

23 March 2012 11:27 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Nickelback have announced their first European tour since 2009. The 'How You Remind Me' will start their 'Here and Now' arena dates in Paris on September 7, then make their way through Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Switzerland before playing five dates across the UK in October. The band - Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Daniel Adair - have said they are eager and excited to get back on the road again. Singer Chad said: "We can't wait to get back and play in Europe. Our shows there have always been some of the most memorable for us and it's all because of the fans." The group have enjoyed a huge number of worldwide hits including 'Too Bad' and 'Rockstar' and hope to win new fans with their latest album 'Here And Now.' The band - who have sold almost 45 million albums worldwide - have won »

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