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Chad Kroeger Credits Nickelback's Success To All Their Haters

Hating Nickelback has never been so philosophically complex.

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This is Chad Kroeger: Lead Singer of Nickelback, husband to Avril Lavigne, and runner up in a popularity contest in which a pickle won.

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He's praised a campaign which wants to stop Nickelback from playing the UK ever again.

The Londoner who launched the campaign is hoping to raise $1,000 to stop Nickelback from even phoning the UK.

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If he reaches his goal, he will donate the money to charity - or to providing therapy to those who have heard Nickelback's music.

"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?"

However, in an interview with The Pulse of Radio, Kroeger actually credited the band's success to his haters:

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"[The] more controversy that surrounds either myself, my personal life, the band, whatever – I think it's hilarious. All these critics, they're just tireless ... They don't know that they're still responsible for us being around today."

Kroeger added “If [critics] had stopped writing all this stuff about us, there would be no controversy left in the band and we probably would have died out years ago.”

Chad Kroeger has responded to this campaign, saying he "loves it." We therefore expect all Nickelback fans to immediately contribute, as it will make him very happy. If you don't support our efforts to ban Nickelback, you'll be going against Nickelback. Is that what you want?

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