Nickelback Dominate Radio

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Press Release

NICKELBACK’s “How You Remind Me” continues to explode at rock radio as it races up Billboard and Radio & Records’ rock charts to the #1 slot and racks up more and more listeners every week.

“How You Remind Me,” the first single from their SILVER SIDE UP sophomore album (which came out September 11 on Roadrunner/Island Def Jam), has quickly found itself atop Billboard’s “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart after only eight weeks, bumping out Staind, who held the #1 slot for 20 weeks.  The single is receiving over 2,100 spins on 96 rock stations across the US.

The song also jumps to #1 on Billboard’s “Modern Rock Tracks” chart, generating over 2,600 spins on 78 modern rock radio stations across the country, with 244 newly-added spins.  

In addition, Billboard’s “Active Rock Tracks” chart has the song bulleted at #4 this week, and it’s #3 on the “Heritage Rock Tracks” chart.  The song is also soaring up Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart, where it currently sits bulleted at #64 this week (it debuted at #75 last week).  Between all the different rock Billboard-reporting formats, “How You Remind Me” is currently being heard by over 25 million listeners.

And the impressive chart and airplay success doesn’t end there.  According to Radio & Records, “How You Remind Me” is #3 on their “Active Rock” chart, #2 on the “Rock” chart and #2 on the “Alternative” chart.  This means that according to R&R-reporting stations, the song is being heard by over 44 million people in addition to the Billboard-reporting stations.

On the video front, the Brothers Strause-directed clip is in heavy rotation on MTV, MTV2 and MTVx.  VH1 added the video last week and will be airing the video during their nightly “Rock Show” program.

The album’s critical praise is starting to emerge as well.  As described on E! Online:  “NICKELBACK’s second album delivers grande-size, Zeppelin-esque guitar anthems (‘Hollywood,’ ‘Hangnail’) and ragged pop (‘Money Bought’) tempered by the odd emotion-wracked power ballad (‘How You Remind Me’) that’ll keep the Zippos busy come show time.”

Amazon.com proclaims:  “The post-grunge, alt-metal combo backing these songs (‘Never Again,’ ‘How You Remind Me,’ ‘Woke Up This Morning’) packs as strong a punch as the lyrical material, going hard with lots of hooks.  The additional slide guitar on ‘Hangnail’ and sludgy, alt-metal riffs on ‘Hollywood,’ ‘Money Bought,’ and ‘Where Do I Hide’ add a little meat to the alt-rock bones on SILVER, elevating Nickelback above the heap of copycat rockers clogging their airwaves.”

Look for NICKELBACK-CHAD KROEGER (lead vocals, guitars), RYAN PEAKE (guitars, vocals), MIKE KROEGER (bass), RYAN VIKEDAL (drums)-on tour with 3 Doors Down.  Their own headlining tour starts October 1 in New Orleans, LA.  On October 13, they’ll play an extra special show at Sammy Hagar’s annual “Cabo Wabo Mexican Meltdown” show at his club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, along with Godsmack and Jerry Cantrell.

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