Tuesday, April 1, 2008

He's Seen the Bottom of Every Bottle

Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Canadian super-band Nickelback, was convicted of drunk driving in a B.C. court today. Although his blood alcohol level at the time of arrest was near twice the legal limit, his lawyers say they plan to appeal.

Never known for their humbleness, Nickelback has faced controversy in the past. In 2003, an internet buzz was created when bloggers realized that the band's hit songs "How you Remind Me" and "Someday" featured tremendous similarities. Mike Kroeger, the band's bassist, replied by saying "I think that's remarkable for someone to notice that there is a hit quality. If all hits sound the same, then sorry. When you are a band that has a distinct style such as us or AC/DC, that happens. When you have a distinct style, you run the risk of sounding similar."

Because Nickelback epitomizes everything wrong with mainstream, radio-friendly music, let us commemorate Kroeger's shame with a tribute, "How You Remind Me of Someday":

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