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Dan 11-03-11 05:13 PM

Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 21st)
 
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle2224516/

With U.S. Thanksgiving approaching, some Detroit Lions fans are telling Nickelback to stuff it.

A petition is circulating online to prevent the divisive Canadian rock group from performing at halftime of Detroit's Nov. 24 holiday showdown against the Green Bay Packers.

The letter slams the Lions for choosing “such an awful band” to perform and poses the question: “Detroit is home to so many great musicians and they chose Nickelback?!?!?!”

As of late afternoon on Thursday the petition had more than 6,500 signatures, a number that was multiplying rapidly as the story spread to news outlets around the world.

Many signatures simply decreed Nickelback as the “worst band ever,” while others pointed to the long musical history of the city that spawned Motown, Bob Seger and Eminem.

“Haven't the good people of Detroit been through enough?” read one comment.

It's actually the second time in recent months that a potential Nickelback performance has elicited an outcry from sports fans.

In August, two Winnipeg Free Press critics penned an open letter to the NHL requesting that Nickelback be excluded from the splashy ceremony surrounding the return of the city's Jets franchise.

Long a popular target for derision, Nickelback has nonetheless sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and scooped up 12 Juno Awards.

The Hanna, Alta., rockers are scheduled to release their seventh studio album, Here and Now, on Nov. 21.
Detroit... there's finally a reason to kinda like you.

Norm de Plume 11-03-11 05:36 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
Unfortunately the petition seems to have been expunged.

Norm de Plume 11-03-11 06:21 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
Thank goodness, I found a link to the petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-...nksgiving-game

MR Round 11-03-11 09:27 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
I don't get all the hate towards them Ive liked every one of their albums and they sound great live IMO

koops 11-03-11 10:02 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
Wait... they have more than one song?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2pXfAK8r1k

EdTheRipper 11-03-11 10:43 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
I like em.
*shrugs*

cungar 11-03-11 11:01 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 

Originally Posted by MR Round (Post 10991469)
I don't get all the hate towards them Ive liked every one of their albums and they sound great live IMO

-rolleyes-

PopcornTreeCt 11-03-11 11:32 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
Nickelback blows. I saw this on the news, love seeing it get picked up by the news networks.

JumpCutz 11-03-11 11:35 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 

Originally Posted by MR Round (Post 10991469)
I don't get all the hate towards them Ive liked every one of their albums and they sound great live IMO

You're a female... right?

Coz you really had me going for a minute there.

Norm de Plume 11-03-11 11:58 PM

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Over 20,000 signatories against these jagoffs. Keep it comin'.

banthafett 11-04-11 11:10 AM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
Hate football, but hate Nickelback even more. Wife and I signed it. On local news facebook page, they posted this story, and the only people who dont understand why this is happening and like Nickelback are all women. The comments about how they know how to rock out, are pretty funny.

Canis Firebrand 11-04-11 01:30 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 

Originally Posted by SomethingMore (Post 10991202)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle2224516/


Detroit... there's finally a reason to kinda like you.

Don't get too ahead of yourself. I've read a number of comments from Detroit/Michigan residents that claim ICP would have been a better choice then Nickelback. :hscratch:

Jason 11-04-11 04:43 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 

Originally Posted by MR Round (Post 10991469)
I don't get all the hate towards them Ive liked every one of their albums and they sound great live IMO

Nickelback is music for people who don't listen to music.

cungar 11-04-11 05:01 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
It's music for people who watch Entertainment Tonight, eat at Applebee's and buy their clothes at Wal Mart. Heard of Consumer Electronics? Nickleback is Consumer Music.

Dan 11-04-11 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Vryce (Post 10992282)
Don't get too ahead of yourself. I've read a number of comments from Detroit/Michigan residents that claim ICP would have been a better choice then Nickelback. :hscratch:

http://www.anchoredbygrace.com/smileys/nanmaisla.gif

Supermallet 11-05-11 02:35 AM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 

Originally Posted by Vryce (Post 10992282)
Don't get too ahead of yourself. I've read a number of comments from Detroit/Michigan residents that claim ICP would have been a better choice then Nickelback. :hscratch:

ICP are an endless source of entertainment. Granted, I'm laughing at them, not with them, but they are a better choice than Nickelback.

nothingfails 11-05-11 04:34 AM

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On another music message board that was discussing this, myself and a few other people were labeled "rock snobs" by two people (one who has a Nickelback avatar, and the other a JUSTIN BIEBER fan) and saying that all we need to do is ignore them. Its kinda hard when Nickelback is one of the bands that made terrestrial radio unbearable. Groups like them, Daughtry and the rap/metal stuff from a few years prior put "rock radio" in an abyss that its just taking them now to finally dig themselves out of.

The Bieber fan also pulled "they have a string of multi-platinum sellers" as if in 2011 (or pretty much any year after 1994) anyone over the age of 12 (but then again, Bieber fan) actually puts any stock in how much someone sells. Of course Nickelback sells in the millions, they are so watered down and safe that you don't have to use a single brain cell to listen to their music. I find it funny some "alternative rock" stations play them, Nickelback are no closer to alternative rock than Bon Jovi or Journey were.

nothingfails 11-05-11 04:35 AM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 

Originally Posted by Supermallet (Post 10993002)
ICP are an endless source of entertainment. Granted, I'm laughing at them, not with them, but they are a better choice than Nickelback.

hell, Right Said Fred would be a better choice than Nickelback :D

edstein 11-05-11 08:28 AM

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I'll take Nickleback over Black Eyed Peas any day.

banthafett 11-05-11 09:38 AM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
Well Black Eyed Peas do have something going for them........you just have to put a bag over her head.

foofighters7 11-05-11 09:51 AM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 

Originally Posted by cungar (Post 10992628)
It's music for people who watch Entertainment Tonight, eat at Applebee's and buy their clothes at Wal Mart. Heard of Consumer Electronics? Nickleback is Consumer Music.

This..This is true.

Artman 11-05-11 11:32 AM

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Tough crowd. I'm not too familiar with their recent albums but I enjoyed Silver Side and Long Road well enough...

foofighters7 11-05-11 01:26 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 
They enjoyed your money as well. They spent it on tight fitting shirts with glitter on them as well as a round of perms for the gents.

NORML54601 11-05-11 04:23 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 

Originally Posted by Supermallet (Post 10993002)
ICP are an endless source of entertainment. Granted, I'm laughing at them, not with them, but they are a better choice than Nickelback.

:up:

Signed

kenbuzz 11-05-11 04:49 PM

Re: Occupy Nickelback: Now THAT'S a petition worth signing! (also, new album on Nov 2
 

Originally Posted by Vryce (Post 10992282)
Don't get too ahead of yourself. I've read a number of comments from Detroit/Michigan residents that claim OCP would have been a better choice then Nickelback. :hscratch:

Fixed.

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