Chad Kroeger

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    September 1, 2014

    Pop Music Plagiarism's Worst Offenses: A History

    By Luke Winkie Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psy ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    The Six Most Unstoppable Collaborations in Music History

    Roosevelt and Churchill. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Marvel and Capcom. Ghostbusters and Hi-C. Throughout history, there have been some truly incredible collaborations that have forever altered the course of humanity. But what about the memorable music combos when two brilliant music artists col ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Avril Lavigne and Nickelback Dude: Five Musical Marriages That Might Be Worse

    See also: Does Baroness' Yellow and Green Sound Like Nickelback? See also: What Happens When You Actually Listen to a Nickelback Album Front-to-Back? See also: Avril Lavigne: A Canadian in Glendale See also: Five Reasons Why Creed Isn't the Worst Band EverIf you've spent any time on the Internet thi ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Static March: All At Once EP

    ​Artist: Static MarchTitle: All At Once, a six-song EP.Basics: Formerly known as Five High, this mellow Phoenix trio plays alternative/indie rock inspired by -- according to to the band -- Incubus, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie and Kings of Leon.Red flag!While the Kings may be personas non gratas with ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    July 12, 2010

    Incoming: Social Distortion, Hot Hot Heat, Ra Ra Riot, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback

    A picture of Canadian rock band Nickelback​I remember it like it was yesterday: it was the summer of 2002 and I was in super-humid Milwaukee for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. We were in the parking lot of Miller Park, enjoying the pre-game festivities, eating and drinking all of the ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    'American Idol' Contestants Fail to Uplift on "Inspirational Song" Night

    ​When you have only 1 minute to sing to people, it's sort of hard to inspire them. That was the problem the contestants had last night on American Idol, when the seven contestants and four judges were forced to cram their singing and commentary into a measly hour, making for a hectic pace t ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    You Asked For It: Joey Arroyo Band

    Joey Arroyo - Is...Aggressive​Joey Arroyo BandIs...Aggressive(Self-released)Grade: B Well it took three weeks, of doing these You Asked For It reviews of local records, but I finally got an album for that I could actually enjoy. Truly, picturing the other bands I've reviewed for this project playi ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    2010's Most Anticipated Albums

    2010 brings with it the hope of a new, much better decade chock full of impressive albums​Some of you may or may not have noticed that the 2000s, or aughts for the cool kids, was a pretty crappy decade. That sentiment is becoming more and more prevalent as we inch toward a brand new decade, and B ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Setting Chad Kroeger's Hair On Fire: An Evening with Fucked Up

    Toronto punk rock outfit Fucked Up graced the stage Tuesday night at downtown Phoenix art gallery PHiX, bringing with them their subdued, docile tones and serene, lucid vocals. Good one, right? Yeah, I had you going -- admit it. Fucked Up absolutely slayed the crowd on Tuesday, a respectable sized c ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Master Plan

    You'll hog these covers

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    March 20, 2003

    Exploring Bob

    Bob Hoag may orbit the moon, but he may just launch your band into the stratosphere

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    November 28, 2002

    Theory of a Deadman

    Grunge guys rock like they mean it