Nickleback was formed in the early 1990s as a cover band called the “Village Idiots” by Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger, and Brandon Kroeger. The band later changed its name to Nickelback, which originated from the nickel in change that band member Mike Kroeger gave customers at his job at Starbucks; he would frequently say, “Here’s your nickel back.” The band performed covers of songs from Led Zeppelin and Metallica. Chad Kroeger then asked his step-father to give him $4,000 so that the band could record their first demo, a seven-track EP of original material, called Hesher.
Shortly thereafter, The State, was released by Nickelback in 2000 by Roadrunner Records and EMI Canada. The State, was released in Europe in 2001. It spawned 4 singles: “Old Enough”, “Worthy to Say”, “Leader of Men” and “Breathe”, the last two being Top 10 rock hits. The album was the band’s first album to be certified gold status and it later went into platinum status in 2008, (after the success of their later albums).
Around 2001, Chad Kroeger started “studying every piece, everything sonically, everything lyrically, everything musically, chord structure. I would dissect every single song that I would hear on the radio or every song that had ever done well on a chart and I would say, ‘Why did this do well?'” Kroeger said that Nickelback’s single “How You Remind Me” sold so well because it was about romantic relationships, a universal subject, and contained memorable hooks.
So I thought it worthy to do a KTVA style cover version for you to check out.
I hope you like it!
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