April 22, 2024

The Nickelback documentary “Hate To Love: Nickelback” has a second showing in cinemas worldwide on Saturday, March 30th (the first showing was on Wednesday. March 27th). The film premiered last September at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

In true documentary fashion “Hate To Love: Nickelback” tells the story of a rise from humble beginnings to global success. The film takes a unique turn when it celebrates the loyalty of Nickelback fans while covering the continuous online vitriol and the impact it had on each of the band members.

Despite their massive success, or because of it, Nickelback became the most disliked band in America and the butt of countless jokes.

Top 10 Real Reasons Americans Hated Nickelback

10. Hailed From Canada

9. Talked “Funny” (Okay, eh?)

8. Have Won Way Too Many Juno Awards

7. Think The Grey Cup Is Bigger Than The Super Bowl

6. Sang “O’ Canada” To Open A Buffalo Concert (just as Jon Bon Jovi was trying to buy the Buffalo Bills and move the football team to Toronto – highly inappropriate)

5. Claimed They Were Bigger Than Canada’s All-Time Claim To Fame, Rush (while probably true, it was a very egotistical thing to say)

4. Doubled Down Saying They Were Not Only Bigger Than Rush, But Also Fellow Canadians, Triumph, Ann Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob & Doug McKenzie And The Late, Great Alex Trebek, COMBINED!

(The inclusion of Trebek offended the U.S. audience and went a long way to explain why there has never been a Nickelback clue on “Jeopardy”)

3. Never Cleaned The Grill After Cooking Back Bacon

2. Couldn’t Find Their Passports At The U.S. Border – Causing Delays

1. Refused To Drink American Beers – It Was Either Molson’s Or Nothing (so Provencal!)

The tables turned when the band returned after a five-year break with an album (“Ger Rollin;”) and a successful sold-out tour, accompanied by online support.

“I think there’s been a softening — there really has, thankfully,” said Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger in a recent interview on KFMA-FM. “I’m not sure if it’s because we receive a ton of love on TikTok or whatever the hell it is, but for whatever reason the teeth have kind of been removed. It’s really nice, it’s really nice to not be Public Enemy Number One.”

Tickets for the global theatrical release are on sale at NickelbackFilm.com. The feature-length documentary will be screened in 30 countries.

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