A new single from Nickelback called "Edge Of A Revolution" was scheduled to hit the airwaves on Monday (August 18th), according to Billboard.com. The track will hit digital retailers on Tuesday (August 19th) and is taken from the Canadian act's eighth studio album. The yet-to-be-titled effort is the group's first through its new label deal with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music, and is due out this fall.
Frontman Chad Kroeger told us not long ago that keeping Nickelback's fans happy is always the priority: "We set the bar pretty high, you know, for ourselves and our fans because they're always in the forefront of our mind when we're creating new stuff, and we love giving our fans what they want. It's tough because picking out a Nickelback fan's tricky, you know, 'cause they're all over the map and they all like something different. So trying to keep all of them happy, it's a challenge."
- The new disc will follow up 2011's Here And Now, which sold just over one million copies in the U.S. and was the band's final release through its original home, Roadrunner Records.
- Universal Music Canada CEO Randy Lennox, who collaborated on the deal with Republic, said he was "blown away" by Nickelback's new material, adding that "the band's writing is, I think, better than ever."
- Nickelback plans an "extensive" world tour in support of the new album.
- Frontman Chad Kroeger formed Nickelback in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, with his brother Mike on bass and guitarist Ryan Peake. Drummer Daniel Adair joined in 2005.
- The group's second major label outing and third album overall, 2001's Silver Side Up, was its commercial breakthrough, yielding the colossal hit single "How You Remind Me."
- 2005's All The Right Reasons spent 112 consecutive weeks in the Top 30 of the Billboard album chart, selling more than eight million copies in the U.S. alone and over 15 million copies worldwide.
- Nickelback has amassed sales of more than 50 million albums worldwide, with the band's last five releases all debuting in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart.
- Nickelback has been nominated for five Grammys, three American Music Awards, 12 Juno awards and were named "Group of the Decade" by Billboard magazine in 2009.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Nickelback is coming back! Are you happy or do you wish it was over already?
- Do you think this band deserves the hate that a certain segment of the public gives it?
- The head of Nickelback's new label thinks the band is headed for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame one day. Agree or disagree?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
Anton Heyneke wrote: "'cant wait for this'...said no one ever. I'm sure they are even amused that people listen to their s***."
Steven Mc Brearty wrote: "Can't wait for the new album. Its been way too long. You haters can go royally f*** yourselves."
Derek Presley wrote: "Worst band ever."
Bill Goodman wrote: "The 'Back are back! I'm so not pumped for this one!"
Luiz Felipe Netto wrote: "Great news that their song is about revolution, cause when I feel rebellious, Nickelback is my go-to-band."
Nickelback's Chad Kroeger Says Fans Come First
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