Last week, a London-based man named Craig Mandell launched a Tilt campaign to raise $1,000. The cause? To ban Nickelback from ever playing in London, England again.
Chad Kroeger has caught wind of the campaign and he likes it – a lot!
“I love it,” Chad told The Pulse of Radio. “I hope the money goes to charity and not in this guy’s pocket. More controversy that surrounds either myself, my personal life, the band, whatever – I think it’s hilarious.”
The goal of “Don’t Let Nickel Back” is to raise $1,000 for charity to prevent future Nickelback gigs.
Craig writes on the crowdfunding site, “Just imagine, thousands – perhaps tens of thousands of music lovers – all not witnessing an exclusive concert by Nickelback in London. It will be glorious. Legendary. Dare we say, game changing?”
But Chad has news for Craig and critics like him: he is not at all bothered by the naysaying.
“All these critics, they’re just tireless,” the 39-year-old crooner added. “They keep ragging on the band. If they had stopped writing all this stuff about us, there would be no controversy left in the band and we would probably have died out years ago. They don’t know they’re still responsible for us being [laughs] around today.”
But it isn't just Chad's music that has been scrutinized as of late, since rumours are swirling that his marriage to Avril Lavigne may be in trouble. The singer sent a cryptic tweet addressing divorce allegations, calling them "rumours and lies."
Nickelback’s new album, No Fixed Address, is slated for release on Nov. 4.