Nickelback: “We just wanna be rock stars”

In an interview hosted on , traditionally ‘open´ Nickelback frontman Chad Kroger has been uttering forth in the junkets surrounding the release of the band´s latest opus Dark Horse.

"We just do it the way bands used to do it.” He told MTV. “We didn't adhere to it, we just did it. Record. Album. Go on the road. Stay on the road forever, until everyone is sick of that album. Go back to the studio and make a new album. Go on the road. That's it.

"We want to go back to all those towns and have those people show up and want to sing rock-and-roll songs twice as loud back at us as we are singing it to them, and that's why we keep doing what we're doing. This is a good gig. It's a lot of fun. It's every young kid's dream. ...We all just want to be rock stars and live in hilltop houses driving 15 cars."

We feel it´s ironic that the album is named Dark Horse as we reckon Mr Kroeger is vaguely equine in nature...

What do you think? Yay or neigh...?

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.