Nickelback's Chad Kroeger: Avril wants 'unique' wedding
Posted October 31, 2012
Why do people hate Nickelback so much?
Men's Health asked frontman Chad Kroeger, 37, that very question, and a lot more about his life, sex, rock, and fiancee Avril Lavigne, 28.
As for his upcoming wedding? "Let's just say [Avril's] taking the bull by the horns and steering the ship towards what is going to be the most unique wedding that the planet has probably ever seen."
On his Gettin' It On soundtrack when he jumps into bed with Lavigne: "If a naughty Nickelback song came on, my fiancée would probably ask who it was. [Laughs.] She'd be like, 'Who's this? This is good. I like it.'''
As for that hatred of Nickelback, Kroeger acknowledges the concept, saying, "The best story I've heard having to do with my band and the perception of it, this guy came up to Daniel (Adair), our drummer. Daniel was just finishing up on the treadmill at a hotel gym. We had a show later that night, and the guy said to him, 'Can I ask you a question? You're the drummer for Nickelback, right?' And Daniel says, 'Yeah.' And the guy goes, 'I just want to preface this by saying I'm a fan of your band and I have all of your CDs and I will be coming to your show tonight. Can you tell me why ten of my closest friends say they hate your band? I know for a fact that eight of them have tickets for your show tonight, and six of them have bought your last three CDs. But they all claim to hate your band.'"
And yet, the Canadian group's seventh studio album, Here And Now, debuted last November at No. 2 on the Billboard charts. And the group has sold 21 million copies of their last six albums.
As for his wild rocker ways, Men's Health notes that four years ago, Kroeger talked to Playboy magazine about his promiscuity, describing himself as a "walking penis." Now?
Says Kroeger: "I don't think my libido has changed. I just think that my rolodex has been confiscated. And I'm okay with that."
Latest in Entertainment