FLASHBACK: When Nickelback Was In On The Joke

Today is Chad Kroeger’s birthday. Yes, yes…we know how a lot of people feel about Nickelback, but you have to give those guys credit for being good sports about all the abuse they take.

Hands down, the best reaction from the band came back in 2011 when it was announced they’d be performing at the halftime show of the Thanksgiving game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers. Many Lions fans were so upset about Nickelback performing the halftime show that they started a petition to get the NFL to get a different act.

The NFL didn’t change the entertainment choice, but the band did partner with Funny Or Die to produce this hilarious clip. (NSFW language ahead.)


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.