During a recent interview with Rock Sverige, Nickelback’s Ryan Peake was asked about the possibility of the band recording a metal covers album. The guitarist says if the group did explore the idea, they could take on tracks from artists like Testament, Slayer, and Meshuggah.
Peake said the folllowing:
“I don´t know if it would be something we all could agree on because we all have our different likes and dislikes when it comes to music. Mike´s is really heavy and I like Slayer so I get that. I think we could probably agree on doing a heavy covers album or something like that.
I got kicked out of Ryan Vikedal´s (original drummer) garage for playing “South of heaven” I went down to see him before he was actually in the band and I was just kind of jamming with him. We grew up with that.
I don´t know. This is what I like about this band. I don´t think anything´s going to be so crazy to hear from us. I think if a metal band went and made a full on country album, it might be like “What are you doing? You´ve got nine metal albums and now this!” We´ve kind of dipped our toes in a lot of different music I feel and especially with “No fixed address” where we kind of tried to stretch our legs a bit, that it´s maybe believable.
I love metal stuff, I love pop stuff, I love some country for sure. Chris Stapleton is unreal. He is single handedly saving country music. I grew up with country music, but I haven´t been listening to it in years until I heard him do something with an acoustic and another guy with an up right bass and his wife singing harmony. That was it! I had goosebumps like crazy and I love when music does that and it doesn´t matter where it comes from.
Maybe do a Testament, Slayer, Meshuggah album? I don´t know. (laughs)”