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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: »
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”
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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 »
New York — Nickelback has had a number of Top 40 hits over the years, and although today's pop scene is dominated by dance music, the band doesn't plan to shift gears to attain past radio success.
"We don't look at what all the popular artists are doing. We're not chasing Lady Gaga or Katy Perry or any of those guys. They're doing fabulous doing what they're doing, and we're just doing what we do, and that's it," lead singer Chad Kroeger said.
"Obviously, there isn't a person in the world that would say, `You know Nickelback is so trendy.' And we're not. We don't care. We really just don't care."
The Canada-based act – which includes Kroeger's brother, Mike, on bass, guitarist Ryan Peake and drummer Daniel Adair – was named group of the decade by Billboard magazine and their 2001 breakthrough hit "How You Remind Me" was the decade's top rock song. »
4 items from 2012
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