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Nickelback's Chad Kroeger lends support to an anti-Nickelback campaign

One Nickelback detractor has mounted a campaign to keep the band out of London, but Chad Kroeger is fine with that.

“I love it,” Kroeger told radio show The Pulse of Radio, according to NME. “More controversy that surrounds either myself, my personal life, the band, whatever. I think it’s hilarious.”

The crusade to prevent Nickelback from playing in London all started with a Kickstarter-like page that set out to raise money for the Foo Fighters to play a show in Virginia. It worked, and Craig Mandell—an avid Nickelback anti-fan—decided to try out the method for himself: He created a Tilt page that asks music lovers for a total of $1,000 “to ensure that Canadian ‘rockers’ Nickelback do not come to London, England to play a gig.” READ FULL STORY

Madonna had the top-grossing tour of 2012

Call it the Super Bowl bump?

Billboard has announced the list of the 2012’s top-grossing tours, and it looks like Madonna is at the top. Her Madgesty sold out all 72 of the shows she played this year, grossing a grand total of $228,406,085 over the year. Interestingly, her new album  MDNA only landed at No. 44 on the year-end Billboard 200 chart, moving 521,000 units in the U.S. as of December.

After Madonna on the top-grossing tours list is Bruce Springsteen, whose raked in just shy $200 million this year with his Wrecking Ball tour. (He did, however, beat Madonna in overall attendance by about 500,000 people. Like Madonna, he also played 72 shows.) Roger Waters came in third with roughly $186 million (and nearly 50,000 more in attendance than Madge). Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil came in fourth place with about $147 million for the year, which just edged No. 5 Coldplay by roughly $100,000.

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Avril Lavigne covers fiance's band: Hear her sing Nickelback here

Engaged lovers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are gonna get all cute in front of you, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

As the entire internet has noted, the First Couple of Canadian music are putting a maple-leaf ring on it. So, Lavigne had no choice but to take the next logical step: covering her fiance’s band Nickelback outright. And she chose wisely: “How You Remind Me,” of the Kroeger band’s bigger hits, sounds pretty all right coming from Lavinge’s voice.

The song actually comes from the soundtrack of a Japanese anime movie called One Piece Film: Z, which makes us really curious to know what that movie’s all about.

Until that flick hits American shores, though, you can buy the soundtrack album on Amazon for $40. Or just listen to the song for free in the video below:

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Black Keys dismiss Nickelback as 'watered-down, post-grunge crap'

So, Nickelback or a pickle? It’s an age-old question, but Patrick Carney of the Black Keys thinks he’s got the answer.

It’s the pickle.

“Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” the “Lonely Boy” drummer told Rolling Stone. “So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be s—.”

But Carney wants you to know that he is not one of those people:

You should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. F— that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it f—ing ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous s—. When people start lumping us into that kind of s—, it’s like, ‘F— you,’ honestly.

Tell us how you really feel, Patrick!

Yet despite this rock-on-rock violence, the Black Keys and Nickelback do have something in common: the two bands’ most recent albums – El Camino and Here and Now, respectively – both debuted at No. 2 behind Michael Buble’s incessant chart-topper, Christmas. Maybe the two parties should come together over their common enemy?

More on EW.com:
Here and Now (2011) Nickelback
Michael Buble continues to dominate; The Black Keys enter at No. 2 — this week in charts
The Black Keys premiere new single ‘Lonely Boy,’ release hypnotic dancing video

Album Sales: Michael Buble tops the chart (again), and Adele logs her best sales week yet

Michael-Buble

Michael Bublé’s Christmas has only been in stores for nine weeks, but it’s had no trouble becoming the 2nd highest-selling album of 2011, behind Adele’s 21.

This week, Bublé topped the Billboard 200 for a fifth straight week, selling 467,000 copies and lifting his holiday collection’s total to a very merry 2.43 million (all five of Michael Bublé’s albums have topped the 2 million mark). Expect a hefty drop next week, though, now that Christmas Day has passed.

In second place, Adele’s 21 notched its best-ever sales week (in its 45th week of release!), moving 399,000 units. The album’s previous best week came with its debut in February, when 21 sold 352,000. This year, 21 has sold an astonishing 5.68 million Stateside, and on top of reclaiming the No. 1 spot next week, the album should pass the 6 million mark early in the new year. READ FULL STORY

Michael Buble just barely beats Nickelback on the Billboard 200; Rihanna debuts at No. 3

Michael-Buble

In its fifth week on the chart, Michael Bublé’s Christmas climbed into the top spot on the Billboard 200, shifting just over 227,000 copies.

Thanks to a Black Friday sales boost, the album increased 37 percent from last week, thereby giving Bublé the best sales week of his career and lifting total sales to 745,000. It should pass 1 million by year’s end. READ FULL STORY

Guilty Pleasures, Round One: Nickelback (1) vs. Phish (16)

EW’s Music Mix is searching for the Greatest Guilty Pleasure Musical Act of All Time. With 32 seeded contestants (see all the matchups), this tournament is sure to change hearts, minds, and lives for weeks to come. Read/listen to the following, and then cast your vote in the poll after the jump; reader comments will be used in subsequent rounds, so we encourage you to also explain to the group why you chose the way you did. Note: In case of a tie, please select the artist you feel more ashamed to adore. Thank you.

Nickelback width= Phish

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