More than 50 million albums sold worldwide. Nine Grammy Nomminierungen. Twelve Juno Awards. Two American Music Awards. Six Billboard Music Awards. Recipient of the World Music Awards as best-selling rock act in the world. Twelve consecutively sold out world tours, where they played in front of more than eight million inveterate and enthusiastic fans. Not to mention the remarkable performance, right after the Beatles to stand at No. 2 the highest grossing foreign artists of the 2000s in the United States.
Such overwhelming statistics may indicate only the leading rock giants of the current music scene: Nickelback. Nickelback were named by Billboard Magazine for rock band of the decade and have been since their worldwide chart breakthrough 2001 With the debut hit "How You Remind Me"- Billboard for" "explained Top Rock Song of the Decade" and Nielsen SoundScan for "Most Played Song of the decade - and the eight-platinum album Silver Side Up indispensable.
Thirteen years and 23 chart-topping later - including unforgettable classics like "photographer","Savin 'Me","Far Away","Someday"And"Rockstar"- To Nickelback have claimed as a tower of strength in the most turbulent times in the music industry expected it creates the quartet from Vancouver with his long-awaited and remarkable eighth studio album."No Fixed Address", About a doubt to be raised. The title refers to the longevity of the band and their significance and attraction for millions of fans around the world.
is superficially the aptly named "No Fixed Address" a clever allusion to the Globetrotter odyssey that the band while writing and recording of the successor to the triumphant Platinum Album "Here And Now"(2011) has resulted in almost twelve different cities. The band ended up in ZÜrich, Gothenburg, London, Surrey, Copenhagen, Vancouver, Berlin, Kapalua, Toronto, Los Angeles and Budapest. With the more than year-long endeavor met the musicians a long-cherished dream. "I wanted to, that this time we do not just sit around for months in a studio, but to come out and very different places to experience," explains Mike Kroeger. "Whether now a tropical island, a hotel room in Italy or Sweden, or a rented house somewhere in the world, it changed the way you work really. We were everywhere, to write the songs and record. The culture, the food, the environment and even the weather - this completely different factors have an influence on the extreme state of mind, and that is a great addition to the music ". Consequently roams "No Fixed Address" before Elan and innovation strotzend a musical spectrum that produces eleven diverse tracks, of which elevates every single popular Nickelback sound in new and unique spheres.
"No Fixed Address" will again go with the familiar mix of unbridled rock songs in the fast lane and soaring power ballads a wide range of listeners into his spell, but the title is also a fitting name for the creativity and unconventionality with which the band a solid musical home escapes. "I think we've really lucky because we from the outset did not have stuck and have told us in a drawer, we do only one type of music," Consider Chad Kroeger, the to together with his brother Mike during the highly successful two-year world tour the band Here And Now, they look out held by North America, Russia, South Africa, Australia, Brazil and everywhere in between, led by recording venues.
So they could expand the sound spectrum of "No Fixed Address" to countless new elements. "So we can produce very different songs that then assume the fans. That's great because it means that we always have to be a high degree of diversity in all our albums. We try our albums always something new out, before especially now on "No Fixed Address", while we always make sure that it is still unmistakably Nickelback. "
This fundamental conviction shared by Kroeger's loyal friend and bandmate since junior high school, Ryan Peake. He remembers how the band deliberately pushed himself in their early days against musical trends to in a time when the first prevailed Grunge and from 2000 only plastic pop to hear was then, to find their own niche. "If you depend on musical fads, it is after a few years away from the window," said Peake, coined as a young guitar talent mainly from the versatile record collection of his father. "Then you wake up one day and realizes that one is totally caught up in a drawer. But if you are honest in the matter and focused on songwriting, people do that with. Fortunately, we have such a balanced fanbase. and in times when it is extremely goes up and down in the music business and repeats everything our fans have always stood by us. " "Bottom line," adds Peake, "people want but simply listening to good songs, no more. You want to feel good, regardless of whether they sing or just listen. This is innate to all of us."
Nickelback with their popular universal language - clever lyrics with a wink and a smile - left an indelible with unforgettable melodies and big choruses tracks at the top of the rock and pop charts and the way stadiums on literally every continent with rousing rock anthems and explosive stage shows brought to the boil. But while most bands of such exclusive global format satisfied thus to rest on their greatest hits catalog, Nickelback always strive yourself to surpass. Underlying this is the characteristic work ethic of modest small town boys from Hanna, Alberta, the tingelten in their early days with a broken old Van through rural Canada and fOr apparently princely $ 300 per week and some free beer played in tiny clubs.
Although they are now for more than ten years ago 35,000 loyal and fanatical followers per show, Nickelback's long way to superstar status has its creative urge not compromised with security. "We know exactly what we have achieved and where the bar is set," explains Chad Kroeger, "And from now on we could just go half-heartedly, that would not be difficult, but our fans would notice it immediately. Whenever we in the studio go, we are concerned to make the fans happy. they should say that it is not just an album that you like, but a Nickelback album that you like as well as the other Nickelback albums. we want each time to achieve. "
With "No Fixed Address", the band has indisputably taken again on target. With just the right power chords, they once again demonstrates her amazing skills to the test, the rock Roll to shake to its foundations and thereby reflect the zeitgeist. The electrifying and startling first single "Edge of a Revolution"Is the bitter protest anthem of the band that evokes a bygone era in which rock music was the dominant voice of resistance and rebellion. Texts like" Hey! Hey! Just Obey! Your secret's safe with the NSA "and" In God we trust or the CIA? "Seemingly plucked straight from the headlines and make" Edge of a Revolution "a battle cry against the ever progressive political, social and economic subjugation of the world." Wall Street / common Thief / When They get caught / They all go free / a brand new yacht and a finder's fee ", growls Chad Kroeger and soars to a rousing chorus that chanted:" What do we want? We want change! And how we going to get there? REVOLUTION!".
Together with that of Orwell inspired counterculture video director Wayne Isham from L.A. testified Nickelbacks seditious chart hit that the death of rock Rolls can be no question definitively. Peake explained: "It will of course never confuse us with a political band, but people excited just to what is happening around them, and as it is but in my opinion not a problem, a little civil disobedience against criminal and unfair conditions to practice, is the organized and peaceful. the song is ultimately very positive and, more importantly, he calls on the people to join in., Edge of a Revolution 'shows significantly more teeth than anything we've done before. I'm really proud it. at this point in our career we should quietly sometimes risking what. "
But where "revolution" strikes loud sounds, is there "Satellite"Harmonious, very melodic and soulful ballad from the musical range of" "stands out as one of the most poignant Singles." No Fixed Address Let us dance around this bedroom like tonight's our only night ", languishes Chad Kroeger and demonstrated with his gentler side as Nickelback in increasing deferrals forming music industry both as rock appeal to Popzielgruppen. So then Nickelback's second single after "Edge of a Revolution" of large uptempo pop-rock track "What Are You Waiting For?"An artisanal" painstaking labor of love, "says Kroeger.
The song was a challenge for the band in his musical formation, but also in its tonal complexity. Mike Kroeger calls him proud the "most satisfactory" single on "No Fixed Address". "This was a completely new experience," says Kroeger, "and that's what we actually most importantly." Nickelback have always defied over conventional norms and played by their own rules. Whether you call it wisdom or obstinacy is called, the perseverance of the band has certainly often paid, and "No Fixed Address" is no exception.
Since there are glowing high-speed metal rock songs like "Million Miles An Hour"But also the chosen smooth and funky grooves of"She Keeps Me Up"A danceable echo of Sly and the Family Stone, which counts Ryan Peake to his personal favorites." The song is totally unconventional for us, but it has really been fun to write it and to play because it has a completely different vibe than what we normally do. ", smiles Peake" the track has a lot of people surprised - me too! "
However, the likely lebenslustigste and memorable song on "No Fixed Address" is "Get 'Em Up"An ironic ode to bungling bank robbers who Peake as" typical Chad Kroeger "means. The bandits story comes as Troubadour Rock therefore and" is something that Chad had always wanted to write ... I think a song about a bank robbery is fOr Chad not so far-fetched, "laughs Peake." He takes it with the law sometimes not quite as accurate as it may have a liberating effect for him to be able to write about it. When he showed me the text, I immediately had a Pulp Fiction-esque film in mind, I thought that was great. I have to say on the song he has really pulled out all the stops - very cool that he is on the album ".
Daniel Adair last word on the extremely ambitious album "No Fixed Address" sums it might best together. "Believe it or not, I listen to the songs actually simply because I love to hear - and that's saying something, after all, we have already heard a thousand times while working on the album," says Adair, who admits also to have missed its thundering drums in these sessions even one serving more steam than usual "I think with this album we have remained true to the soul of our sound, but are still timely and relevant. and not because we are chasing. the any trends but because we continue to develop our songwriting. "
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