Ever since Falling In Reverse released their new video for ‘Alone’ a couple of weeks ago the band’s frontman, Ronnie Radke has been the talk of the internet. Recent events involving Radke firing his entire band only set the forums on fire further. Gavin Lloyd points out six reasons why the metal world is better off with Ronnie Radke in it and why his haters should go back to washing dishes for a living.
Top 6… reasons why Ronnie Radke is the greatest rockstar in the world today…
Nickelback used to be that band with that song about ‘How You Remind Me’ or whatever, but now they’re “That Rockstar band… you know the one…”.
Regardless, with radio hits-aplenty the Canadian megastars are hitting the arenas of the UK once again with their massive songs, pyrotechnics and some cannons that shoots merchandise at their fans, no doubt.
Nickelback definitely want to be rockstars and Live Nation are going to let them – to the tune of $70 million (roughly £35 million).
Sadly, the mega-selling Canadians still have to release two albums on their current label, Roadrunner Records so they won’t be joining their new home until 2010. Other artists on Live Nation include Madonna, Jay-Z and U2. Nickelback really are that big.
The new deal is not just limited to releasing three albums but also includes tour profits, merchandise sales, broadcast rights and fan club membership fees. Live Nation clearly want a slice of every pie around.
Watch the video to ‘Rockstar’ by Nickelback
It’s not that Nickelback were doing badly. ‘Rockstar’ has been in the UK Singles Chart for nine months now and has been named the second biggest-selling single of 2008 (after Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’, which was covered by both Biffy Clyro and Plain White T’s). And they’re going on a massive arena tour this autumn.
With all that cash in their pockets, they’ll definitely be able to afford that bathroom they want to play baseball in, with that king size tub that can fit ten people in. That tub will be useful for the baseball team after the game. It all makes sense.
Alternatively, Chad Kroeger might want to spend his share of the money on a chauffeur after being convicted of drink-driving earlier this year. Whoops. I’m sure he’s not that bothered right now.