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Nickelback the hot currency of the moment

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger  

(CNN) -- The Canadian rockers of Nickelback seem intent on world domination.

On the back of two stunning albums in two short years, they have won the hearts of fans from Ottawa to Osaka.

Hailing from Hanna, Alberta, the band won big this year at Canada's Juno Awards, taking awards for best album ("Silver Side Up,") best group and best single.

With a sold-out European tour under their belts, they're now taking their well-crafted set coast to coast in the United States, led by their global smash "How You Remind Me."

Nickelback recently took time to sit down with The Music Room. Here's what they had to say:

TMR: What's it like being from Canada and now getting to just drive all over the place in a tour bus?

Nickelback: I don't think it matters where you're from. Anytime you get to play in a band and it takes you to Japan, Australia, and Germany is a fantastic feeling. It's cool because a lot of Canadian bands haven't seen large success worldwide. So when you're in Canada, in the actual domestic industry there, it seems like a bit of a dream to crack the U.S. market, crack Europe or Japan. It's tough for us to see that now, because we consider ourselves somewhat like being road warriors. So it doesn't matter where we're at or where we're from, we're always touring, always working. (Lead singer Chad Kroeger)

TMR: What's your favorite place to play?

Nickelback: Hawaii is good. Germany is really cool to us. The UK is really cool. Glasgow was off the hook! I don't know if I have a definite favorite place, but Canada has got the home pride. Then you go to Japan where the respect factor is amazing. The fans and the people are just amazing over there. We're just getting a new taste of everything, every week, and taking it all and enjoying pretty much everything.

TMR: So let's talk about the CD. Tell me about the first single and video for "How You Remind Me."

Nickelback: It's very strange when it comes to the girl on the video. We didn't pick her. The directors picked her, and she did a great job. She's supposed to look evil on camera, and she looks like the kind of girl who can break your heart. In terms of "How You Remind Me" the song, that just came from being in a four-year relationship, and just realizing that you had to get out of it. It was supposed to be the perfect break-up song, we were still living together... and I was writing the song and she comes downstairs and she's like "I really like that song you're writing." OK, completely defeats the purpose of it. (Kroeger)

TMR: What about the new single, "Too Bad?"

Nickelback: "Too Bad" is a story that kind of stemmed from the fact that my father left when I was about 2 and a half, and.... Mike was about 4... and just not getting to develop a relationship with your father until you're in your teens. The first song in the album, "Never Again," deals with domestic violence. Instead of it just being just a few people identifying with that song, it seems like everybody can relate to this topic. That's something that needs to be addressed, in my opinion.

TMR: What do you guys have planned for the future?

Nickelback: We have to go back to Europe, back to Australia, back to Japan... South America, we probably have to do Chile and Brazil. World domination! World domination!




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