Mike Kroeger Speaks About Love To Hate Nickelback Download

37:16 Download March 22nd

It was great of Mike Kroeger from Nickelback to take so much time to talk about their documentary Love To Hate Nickelback, which comes to theaters on March 27th and 30th. We also talked about a few specific songs, hockey, and more.

He told me this documentary might help to dispel some of the things about the band that aren’t true. “It’s the filling in of a few blanks and maybe telling some stories that no one knows.” He said the band hasn’t shared that much, and that may be their own fault, but they want to straighten some misunderstandings. He said that the “hate” doesn’t bother him much anymore, but it did in the past. “It’s hurt me and my family, but now I really don’t care about it, now I want to use it.” Mike really opened up about this topic. 

We talked about the monstrous hit “How You Remind Me”. That song became the most-played single on the planet. “I didn’t really feel like it was that much better than the other ones” but it went on to smash the doors down for the band. 

Another song we dove into a little was “Rockstar”. Mike told me how an old promotional trick used by Alice Cooper in the 70s that they used to help that song become a huge hit. He said that was the 7th single released from that album All The Right Reasons and the 7th number-one song. That’s crazy!

I also asked him about Canadian bands that break or don’t, in the States. Mike talked about their road to success “down here”. We talked about recording in other studios, their induction into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame by a hockey legend, as well as playing the closing ceremony at the 2010 Olympics, which was an insane few hours. Great story!

Oh, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my friend John Guarnieri, security to the stars, who gave me a great question about cheesecake. LOL….you just have to hear it. Thanks, John. 

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