During an interview with Tulsa Music Stream, Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger confirmed that the band are working on a new album. However, release details are still pending.
Kroeger said the following:
“That is happening right now. Music is being composed and recorded up in Canada. We were out there, and something came up and our producer had to take some time off. So I took that opportunity to [return home] to Los Angeles with family and spend a little bit of time at home. But I’ll be headed back up there in a couple of weeks to pick it up again.”
He continued when asked about release plans:
“Release dates are primarily arrived at by business interests, like record labels and whatever. We don’t have one of those. We’ve been managing ourselves for about a year. So, the answer is no. We’re doing it on our schedule, at our own pace, and it’ll be done when it’s done. ‘Cause we’ve blown up deadlines in the past lots of times. Because we feel that you can make a good record and be late, but you can’t, or you shouldn’t, make a shitty record to be on time. So we won’t be pressed for time. And in this case, we don’t have to worry about that, ’cause we’re on our own schedule. We’re doing what we wanna do when we wanna do it. We’re paying for everything. Nobody can tell us what to do. We just have to decide when we wanna go on tour. It turns out we’re booking a tour for next summer. So we’ll have to get some stuff squared away and out there to the people in advance of that.”
Nickelback have released a parody version of their song “Photograph” as part of a new ad for Google Photos. The clip is called “Look At Your Photographs” and it can be seen below. Chad Kroeger commented:
“Fifteen years ago, we had no idea that the photos on our mobile devices would become such a ubiquitous part of all of our lives. When Google approached us with the idea about marrying the song with Google Photos we felt like it would be a fun and nostalgic way to give the song a lyrical refresh and share some of our favorite memories.”
Nickelback have released a cover of The Charlie Daniels Band‘s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.“ The track features Dave Martone and you can find an animated video for it below:
Chad Kroeger commented:
“Charlie Daniels seamlessly fused country, southern rock, Western swing, blues and bluegrass into a sound and style all his own. More importantly, his ability to tell compelling and relatable stories through his songwriting has stuck with me to this day. None more so than ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia‘.
I was only five years old when that song came out and it remains one of my all-time favourites. A few years ago, we recorded a rough take during a studio session with our good friend Dave Martone. It was a fun song to tackle and brought back so many good memories for us all. When Charlie passed last month, the world lost a music icon. I hope our version will bring half as much joy as his did for me and so many others.”
This news comes after Korn and Yelawolf recently released their own cover of “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.”
Nickelback will be releasing a 15th anniversary expanded edition of “All The Right Reasons” on October 2. The two-disc set will feature a remastered version of the original album, b-sides and audio from the band’s August 8, 2006 show in Sturgis, SD.
“All The Right Reasons: 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition” Track listing:
01. “Follow You Home”
02. “Fight For All The Wrong Reasons”
05. “Savin’ Me”
06. “Far Away”
07. “Next Contestant”
08. “Side Of A Bullet”
09. “If Everyone Cared”
10. “Someone That You’re With”
12. “We Will Rock You”
13. “Photograph” (Acoustic)
14. “Too Bad” (Acoustic)
15. “Someday” (Live Acoustic)
Disc Two (Live at Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD):
03. “Woke Up This Morning”
05. “Because Of You”
06. “Far Away”
07. “Never Again”
08. “Savin’ Me”
10. “Side Of A Bullet”
11. “How You Remind Me”
12. “Too Bad”
13. “Figured You Out”
You can stream a remastered acoustic version of “Photograph” below:
Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give loans to businesses to help them pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new report, $660 billion was given out to 600,000 companies including ones owned by Slipknot, Green Day, Tool, My Chemical Romance, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Eagles, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Cheap Trick, and more. One of the aforementioned artists, My Chemical Romance, told Rolling Stone the following about their decision to take a PPP loan:
“Like most tours that were happening this year, My Chemical Romance’s world tour was cancelled. MCR received PPP money to ensure their crew is funded in these times of uncertainty until we are able to be out on the road again. We are so grateful to these skilled, dedicated people – some of them are parents, others caretakers, still others who simply have rent to pay – and this money helps them take care of themselves and their families.”
Nickelback have cancelled their “All The Right Reasons” 15th anniversary tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek, which also featured Stone Temple Pilots, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, and Switchfoot, was supposed to kick off next month.
“The ability to make music, tour and share memorable experiences with everyone across the world is all that we could have ever possibly imagined and hoped for throughout our career.
Over the past few months we have been in constant communication with our team, tour industry professionals, medical professionals and everyone that could help guide us collaboratively on a safe path forward. The health, safety and well-being of our amazing fans, the Artists on tour with us, our collective touring crews, venue personnel and the communities in which we perform are our number one priority.
While we all hoped for a different outcome, we regrettably cannot move forward and must cancel the All The Right Reasons Tour this summer.
So many have been affected by this and that is not something we take for granted. The right thing to do is ensure that our fans have access to refund options during these challenging times. For details regarding refund options, visit livenation.com/refund or reach out directly to your point of purchase.
We would like to send Stone Temple Pilots, Switchfoot, Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown and their respective teams our gratitude and best wishes for being incredibly patient and supportive. We hope to see you all back out on the road soon and wish you continued success!
We will keep you posted as soon as we have an idea on when we can get back out on the road and play for you again. We look forward to that day more than we could ever put into words. Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support.
“I’ve been off the socials for a bit and thought I should give everybody an update.
Over the past several years I have been experiencing increased difficulty with control in my right hand on the drums. After seeing many teachers/specialists and physicians, one of them finally diagnosed the cause. Seems I had a pinched nerve in my forearm which caused some of my muscles not to activate, making my wrist twist in a mechanically inaccurate motion. It’s called Radial Tunnel Syndrome and he said it was pretty rare. Don’t know what the cause is, there was no pain or damage.
So luckily I got minor surgery right before the Covid outbreak happened. They just cut some muscle away and let the nerve breath again. I’ve healed fine and am basically learning how to use my right hand! It’s very exciting though, it’s amazing what one nerve can change. So, personally it’s a great time for me to be in isolation and get my chops together.
It looks like Nickelback are planning to release a new documentary in the near future. Guitarist Ryan Peake said the following about that:
“We teased a documentary on our tour a year and a half ago. And I won’t bore you with all the details — it is very close to being released. So please stay tuned. I would say in the next month or two, we may have something for everybody who wants to see everything Nickelback. Even if you don’t wanna see everything Nickelback, we will have it all for you. So, stay tuned. We hope you guys enjoy it.”