Chad Kroeger Says His Wedding With Avril Lavigne Will Be Most Unique Wedding Ever
In an interview with Men’s Health magazine, Chad Kroeger said that he and Avril Lavigne will have the “most unique wedding the world has ever seen”.
On his wedding to Avril Lavigne: “We [grooms] get such an incredibly small chunk in terms of what we can actually participate in. I get control over nothing. I just show up. But I’m glad, because she has… traversed these territories before. These are unchartered waters for me. So it’s nice to have her to guide me through this. She’s got great ideas. I would have gone a little too traditional, I think, and she’s giving it a real rock ‘n’ roll edge. The groomsmen won’t be wearing piano neckties [but]let’s just say she’s taking the bull by the horns and steering the ship towards what is going to be the most unique wedding that the planet has probably ever seen.”
On a great Nickelback song no one’s heard: “This one song that I’ve got, I don’t even know what the title would be, it sounds like something John Lennon would be doing in his very psychedelic stage. It starts with these congo or bongo drums carrying this strange rhythmic pattern. And then a tambourine doing off-time hits with it. I think it’s in 4/5. I think the guitar part is in 4/5 and the vocal part is in an entirely different time signature that changes as the song goes along. But it’s…. [Laughs.] it’s pretty bizarre. But it’s pretty catchy. Who knows, maybe we’ll stick it on the next Nickelback album.”
On the complaint that the band’s songs sound the same: “I think one of the problems we’ve had to deal with is the record company. Once they get the record, they know that some of the easiest stuff to market is the more melodic stuff and the more mid-tempo things. So when that’s all they hear, you’re going to get a lot of people thinking you sound the same. But we love it when people who haven’t seen a Nickelback show get brought to a Nickelback show. They see the big stage, the big screen, the pyro, and us screaming for three-quarters of a set, playing heavy music. We actually are a hard rock band.”