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Nickelback Files Countersuit Against Insurance Company

Nickelback and its insurance company remain at odds over who should pay for the costs of canceling the group's summer No Fixed Address Tour of North America after frontman Chad Kroeger had to undergo surgery to remove a cyst on his vocal cords.

Insurer Lloyd's of London filed suit against the band last fall, claiming the group knew about Kroeger's cyst prior to taking out the policy and did not disclose it. Now Nickelback has countersued to have Lloyd's cover the $13 million bill; the band's attorney points out that the group performed 40 shows on the tour before the cyst surfaced, proof that Kroeger didn't know about the health issue before the tour started.

Kroeger and company are reportedly working on new material while the legal matters are being worked out.



Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.