It appears that Nickelback is now self-aware. They made this video with Funny or Die that is pretty funny. It also points out just how absurd an online petition to keep Nickelback from performing during halftime of tomorrow’s Detroit – Green Bay game actually is. Just look at this earnest testimonial from the petition page.
As a professional music producer/engineer/songwriter and lifelong Lions fan, I am disgusted with the choice of Nickelback as a representation of music and culture in Detroit. Our city is famous for the creation of an entire genre, Motown, very few cities can make this claim. Not to mention very strong hip-hop, dj, and rock and roll scenes.
The thanksgiving game is a privilege, and we are very proud of our 2011 Lions team. Its a chance for Detroit to be on a national stage and show where we truly are at. Show our passion for our team, and show the world Detroit. So…
Nickelback? Is Nickelback Detroit? Does Nickelback have songs that reflect what we do in Detroit? What life is like? Nickelbacks’ music doesn’t even reflect a musical genre that has ever been popular in the city. It is not rock and roll, its a nasty hybrid of the worst manufactured music on the planet.
Lions Administration needs to dig a little deeper to identify who their fans are and select music to reflect that. I don’t personally know anyone that listens to Nickelback, they exemplify much of what is wrong with music. We are a hard working city that has guts, not the nicest city, not the cleanest, but NOT fake. Detroit has some proud people, so pick an act that is real.
I’d be happy to offer suggestions.
Guh. This guy is the worst. I don’t care how sick you are of Nickelback, this guy is worse. Acting like the Thanksgiving day game is some annual showcase for the city of Detroit. Over the last 7 seasons the Lions have averaged a 21 point loss on Thanksgiving. You want to say Nickelback sucks, that’s fine, but shut up about how proud your city is. There is nothing as annoying as civic pride. Especially fake civic pride from some jackass “professional music producer/engineer/songwriter” who is “happy to offer suggestions.” This year I’m giving thanks for all the people that I hate.