My Darkest Days Bassist Doesn’t Mind Nickelback Association

My Darkest Days

My Darkest Days bassist Brendan McMillan spoke with The Star Phoenix about catching heat online for being signed to Chad Kroeger’s 604 Records label and being compared to Chad’s band Nickelback, who have been dubbed one of the titans of butt-rock. “I’ll see it sometimes on social networks with snooty comments. It is what it is,” McMillan said. “If you listen to the record all the way through, it doesn’t really sound like Nickelback. The people who love to hate Nickelback are going to say anything they can, but I don’t mind being associated with them. They have legions, hundreds of thousands of fans. That’s not a bad thing, I don’t think.”

Nickleback Talk About And Perform On Their Flying Stage

Nickelback perform a live set for Walmart Soundcheck

A behind-the-scenes look at Nickleback’s rockin’ live performance from their sold-out tour for Walmart Soundcheck has been posted at the retailer’s web site. Footage includes the Canadian rock band performing ‘This Means War’, ‘Bottoms Up’, ‘Animals’, ‘Lullaby’ and ‘Burn It To The Ground’.

During an interview with Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Daniel Adair, the guys talked about the recording process, not being the type to over-record if something isn’t working, probably not planning a concept album, the story behind their new album being titled ‘Here & Now’, the song ‘Lullaby’ being a ray of hope for people in a dark place, Chad meeting a guy at a bar turning into the ‘This Means War’ music video shoot days later, their elaborate stage, and making an effort to mixi up styles of music on their albums.

“We have a stage like we’ve never brought with is before,” the Nickleback frontman explained. “We have a screen that splits apart in six different sections. We’ve got a flying saucer stage that comes down and picks the entire band up and flies us across the audience and sets us down when we play songs in mid-air and start to spin. It’s just a lot of insanity.”

Watch the performances and interview at soundcheck.walmart.com. Check out additional pictures from the concert after the cut.
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Nickelback ‘Never Gonna Be Alone’ Video

Nickelback are out with the video to their new single ‘Never Gonna Be Alone’, the latest release from the Canadian rock band’s sixth studio album ‘Dark Horse’, out now on Roadrunner Records. Watch the Nigel Dick directed video below.

Chad Kroeger Out And About In Toronto

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger smiled for the camera when he was spotted out and about in Toronto, Ontario on Friday (June 19).

The image provided by Bauer Griffin has since been removed.

Nickelback ‘If Today Was Your Last Day’ Video

Nickelback 'If Today Was Your Last Day' music video
Nickelback are out with the video to their new single ‘If Today Was Your Last Day’, off the Canadian rock group’s sixth studio album ‘Dark Horse’, out now on Roadrunner Records. Watch the Nigel Dick directed video below.

Chad Kroeger & Ryan Peake Visit ‘The Hour’

Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake of Nickelback appeared on ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ on CBC. The Canadian rockers talked about life after getting a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, working with Mutt Lange on ‘Dark Horse’ as he was going through a divorce, Chad building a hockey rink in his basement, hanging with Kid Rock in Detroit, Ryan getting grief from Chad about fashion, and how success doesn’t play a role in their ability to stay together. Watch the interview below.

Nickelback ‘Gotta Be Somebody’ Video

Nickelback are out with the video to their new single ‘Gotta Be Somebody’, the first official single from the Canadian rock band’s sixth studio album ‘Dark Horse’, out now on Roadrunner Records. Watch it below.

On TV: David Cook, Nickelback, Scott Weiland

Rock acts on television this week include:

David Cook, who performs on ‘Good Morning America’ (ABC) on Monday and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Wednesday.

Paramore, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

Mr. Brownstone (Guns N’ Roses tribute band), who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Wednesday.

Nickelback, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Secret Machines, who visit ‘The Daily Habit’ (Fuel) on Wednesday.

Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute rock band), who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Thursday.

Tenacious D, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Thursday.

Third Day, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Thursday.

The Hives, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.

Tokyo Police Club, who visit Subterranean (MTV2) on Thursday.

Scott Weiland, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Friday.

Vampire Weekend, who performs on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Friday.

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