Guy Hates Nickelback So Much He Launches Campaign to Stop Them [UPDATE]

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Is Nickelback really the worst band in the world? Yes, yes they are. Because of that indisputable fact, one man has launched a campaign to stop them from playing in his city.


Known for such crimes against humanity as the songs "Photograph" and "How You Remind Me," the band Nickelback has terrorized pop music for far too long now. Craig Mandell, a British man who has had just about enough of their shit, finally decided to do something about it.

Mandell launched a campaign called "Don't Let Nickel Back," to prevent the band from playing any future gigs in London. Inspired by a successful campaign to bring the Foo Fighters to Richmond, Virginia, the enterprising activist is using the Internet to stop London from being forced to endure a shitty Nickelback concert.

In a similar vein, we are attempting to ensure that Canadian "rockers" Nickelback do not come to London, England to play a gig. With your help, we can ensure that the band do not schedule any gigs here, do not attempt to come here - nor even phone here.

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?

If you are interested in contributing to this most worthwhile of all causes ever advertised online, you could get many, many fabulous gifts and prizes! "Your donation [0f $50] will result in an email to Nickelback with an attached mp3 of Nickelback's music," the site states. "This way, the band will hear their own music, and likely retire immediately, thereby ensuring the success of our campaign." Don't Let Nickel Back also offers a compelling argument for this quest, if any of you out there question the importance of this work:

Q. What's wrong with Nickelback?

A. Go listen to them.

Q. I did listen to them. What's wrong with Nickelback?

A. Ah, forgive us. You mean what's wrong with them as in, what could possibly lead them to create such unlistenable music? We don't know.

So far, the campaign has managed to raise about $174, of his $1000 goal which is pretty damn noble. "All proceeds will go to charity," he writes on the site. "Or perhaps therapy for those who've been affected by the band. Godspeed, brave warrior." Godspeed.

ETA/UPDATE: This story originally referenced the campaign as a Kickstarter project; it's actually on Tilt.


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Emma Golddigger

You know what? I would go out of my way to be friends with anyone who admits to liking Nickelback. Not because Nickelback isn't a terrible band, but because anyone who admits to liking Nickelback in this day and age is a person who doesn't give a fuck whether people think s/he's cool. And people like that are keepers.