Nickelback’s Ryan Peake Open To Recording A Metal Covers Album

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)”

Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger On Weed Smoking At Live Shows: “That’s What Rock Concerts Are Supposed To Be”

Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger is the latest artist to comment on the use of marijuana at live shows. The frontman says “that’s what rock concerts are supposed to be.”

Kroeger told Loudwire Nights the following:

“I usually say, ‘Blow it this way.’ You can see, if I’m walking across the stage and I’ve got the microphone, I turn around and go, ‘Whoa, something smells really good right around here!’ I mean yeah, that’s what rock concerts are supposed to be. You’re supposed to get a little bit of that.

Well not only that, we’ve shot off so much pyro, and the chemicals I’ve inhaled from that… Oof. That’s far worse than somebody exhaling a little bit of pot smoke toward me, that’s not a big deal. It’s only gonna make the show better!”

This news comes after Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson recently made headlines after blasting fans for smoking weed near the stage during the band’s September 21 show in Anaheim, CA.

Nickelback Premiere New Song “High Time”

Nickelback have premiered a new song titled “High Time.” This track is from the band’s new album “Get Rollin’,” which will be released on November 18. The following was said about the song in a press release:

“‘High Time’ takes listeners on a hazy cross-country road trip that reminds us that it’s always 4:20 somewhere.”

Nickelback To Be Inducted Into Canadian Music Hall Of Fame

The Canadian Academy Of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) will be honoring Nickelback by inducting them into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame. The ceremony will take place as part of next year’s Juno Awards, which will be held at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB on March 13.

Frontman Chad Kroeger commented:

“Returning home to Alberta, where everything started for us, is truly a full circle, milestone moment for the band. We take so much pride in our Canadian roots and are extremely humbled by this honor.”

Allan Reid, president and CEO of CARAS and the Juno Awards, added:

“A true Canadian success story, with 12 Juno awards on their mantles already, NICKELBACK’s upcoming induction is a testament to the role they’ve played in shaping the country’s rock music history. For more than two decades, we’ve watched them grow from a local indie band to globally renowned rockstars. On March 13, we’ll acknowledge how exceptional this career trajectory really is.”

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Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger: “You Don’t Ever, Ever, Ever Want To Go On After Sevendust”

During an appearance on Loudwire Nights, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger took some time to praise Sevendust for their powerful live performances. The singer said the following:

“It was us, then Disturbed, then Sevendust. After the success of ‘Silver Side Up‘, there were a few dates where Sevendust opened for us. I don’t care how many records you’ve sold or how many awards you’ve won or what you’ve done around the world…. you don’t ever, ever, ever want to go on after Sevendust, because they will kick your ass and wipe you all over that stage. They are a force to be reckoned with and it is goosebump-worthy.”

Nickelback Premiere “San Quentin” Music Video

Nickelback have premiered a new video for their latest single “San Quentin.” That track is from the band’s new album “Get Rollin’,” which will be released on November 18. Chad Kroeger previously told Robyn Lane of WRAT the following about the song:

“I met the [San Quentin prison] warden at a party. And I couldn’t believe how young he was. I was, like, ‘There’s just no way that you’re the warden of San Quentin,’ and everyone was, like, ‘Yup. He is.’ Guy Fieri’s a buddy of mine, and I was at his birthday party a few years back. And the entire time we were talking, I’m, like, [laughs] I’m speaking to this guy, but in my head all I could think about was, ‘I’m gonna write a song called ‘San Quentin’. That’s it.’ And I stuck it in my notes in my phone. And then once the riff was down, I think I screamed out this line, ‘Can somebody please keep me the hell out of San Quentin?’ And we just took it from there.”

Nickelback To Release New Album “Get Rollin'” In November, Premiere New Song “San Quentin”

Nickelback have revealed the details for their new album “Get Rollin’.” The effort will be released on November 18 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

“Get Rollin'” Track Listing:

01. “San Quentin”
02. “Skinny Little Missy”
03. “Those Days”
04. “High Time”
05. “Vegas Bomb”
06. “Tidal Wave”
07. “Does Heaven Even Know You’re Missing?”
08. “Steel Still Rusts”
09. “Horizon”
10. “Standing in the Dark”
11. “Just One More”

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:

12. “High Time” (Acoustic)
13. “Does Heaven Even Know You’re Missing?” (Acoustic)
14. “Just One More” (Acoustic)
15. “Horizon” (Acoustic)

The band said the following about the new record:

“We’ve spent the last few years making a record at a pace that gave us the freedom to create and we can’t wait for everyone to hear the new music. We’ve missed the fans and look forward to bringing the new songs to life on stage, so let’s Get Rollin’!”

A lyric video for the effort’s first single, “San Quentin,” can be found below. Chad Kroeger told Robyn Lane of WRAT the following about the inspiration for that track:

“I met the [San Quentin prison] warden at a party. And I couldn’t believe how young he was. I was, like, ‘There’s just no way that you’re the warden of San Quentin,’ and everyone was, like, ‘Yup. He is.’ Guy Fieri’s a buddy of mine, and I was at his birthday party a few years back. And the entire time we were talking, I’m, like, [laughs] I’m speaking to this guy, but in my head all I could think about was, ‘I’m gonna write a song called ‘San Quentin’. That’s it.’ And I stuck it in my notes in my phone. And then once the riff was down, I think I screamed out this line, ‘Can somebody please keep me the hell out of San Quentin?’ And we just took it from there.”