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Re: “Don't Listen Here

To all of you that are here to defend the Nickelbackers, I hate to give this any attention but hey, I got 5 mins to kill, let me say this:

Nickelback lyrics sound like something a 16 year old would write. They are the kind of lyrics that SHOULD have been written by a 16 year old, and not just because they suggest having sex with minors but also just because they are simply unoriginal and obviously written with a young audience in mind.

I'm driving past your house while you were sneaking out
I got the car door opened up so you can jump in on the run
Your mom don't know that you were missing
She'd be pissed if she could see the parts of you that I've been kissing

Chad Kroeger was Born November 15, 1974 -
The song was released November 8, 2005 -…

...which makes him 31 when the song was released. Seriously, (probably 30 when he wrote it as this was a song from their 5th studio record which means it was probably new material) should a 30+ year old man be singing about having sex with a teenager who snuck out of her mom’s house?
Please remember that this is just an example, there are many more. Feel free to check it out yourselves.

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Posted by Badassderson on 06/13/2012 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

really enjoyed it. reminds me the reviews I would read in Creem in the 80's.

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Posted by Tim V on 06/12/2012 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

"Last I checked in journalism standards you do not start a sentence with a dollar sign. Spell it out. If you're going to try and be the cool guy and right something like this, please do not make yourself look stupid by not knowing AP Style."

Last I checked, it was spelled "write." Please do not make yourself look stupid by correcting someone's mistake, while making a much larger and more blatant one in the process.

That is all.

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Posted by Grammar Socialist on 06/12/2012 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Jonathan Richman to Show Boise some Modern Love

My one regret (well, one of several) is that I didn't see Richman when he appeared at my college in the early 1980s. I enjoy both his very early stuff ("I'm Straight") and his subsequent songs ("I'm a little airplane NOW!").

Posted by John E. Bredehoft on 06/12/2012 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

What a Gross assessment by Josh. Nickelback's Chad Kroeger is not only more handsome than Josh but is much more talented. Josh's middle name is mostly likely "Looks". What a turd.

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Posted by Nickelback rules. on 06/12/2012 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

I always find it funny that whenever someone has a negative opinion about some hack musician, the first thing people (the bands fans) say is "But look how much money they make, they must be good". This statement is the embodiment of why bands like Nickelback (unfortunately) do so well. Radio stations play the crap out of it and everyone thinks they are bajillionaires so teen boys buy their music cause they haven't developed their own opinions yet and the band makes their ill gotten gains. Glad to see a journalist speak their mind.

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Posted by Badassderson on 06/12/2012 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

I like Nickelback and this was still hilarious.

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Posted by Kat Howell on 06/11/2012 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

I love all the people that just love to hate on Nickelback. The truth is they are really just angry that Char Kroeger figured out how to make more money on their music, still make their harder music that never hears the radio, and sell out tour after tour... Ultimately, the trolls will never see that kind of money in their lifetime... it's called jealousy and I find it hilarious.

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Posted by napjeeper on 06/11/2012 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

All music and bands suck except my own. -SMCWEED

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Posted by StonerMC on 06/11/2012 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

Joss Gross for POTUS. Thank you for saying what I've always felt.

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Posted by Matt Bowler on 06/11/2012 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

Epic WIN!

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Posted by croll on 06/11/2012 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

People cry too much. Josh Gross is not the first person to slam Nickleback. If you don't agree, fine! That doesn't mean he should have to write good things about a band he hates. He even stated that he suggested to the staff to find another band to write about since nobody wanted to write good things about Nickleback, but they declined in favor of humorous article like this.

And to everyone crying on the promoter's behalf... Nickleback is at the point in their career, one silly article like this is not going to make people think twice about them. Most people already have their minds made up about them. If anything it made the bands fans rage a little, while making them aware of the concert as well.

P.S. If anyone wants their life, take it. I'll take actually knowing how to play my instrument over fame and fortune any day.

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Posted by Go cry some more on 06/11/2012 at 1:43 AM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

I live nowhere near Idaho (Omaha, Nebraska to be exact). This is so hilarious I posted this to my Facebook page!

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Posted by Jon Gilsdorf on 06/10/2012 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

This was UNPROFESSIONAL!!! Shame on Josh Gross & Boise Weekly

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Posted by Jeff Wong on 06/10/2012 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

The band nobody likes is on tour playing to thousands of people each night...Josh Gross is in Idaho, I think Nicleback wins this round.

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Posted by winner on 06/10/2012 at 11:40 AM

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To the promoter: Dude. The press is the fourth estate. You can't buy good press. You can't buy bad press. You do your job and don't complain about any press. They're independent from you, as they should be.

Posted by Aaron Brazell on 06/10/2012 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

@DougHoelbinger -- not sure what kind of music yr into, but Built to Spill is far and beyond a nationally recognized act and they call Boise home.

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Posted by Teeter Sperber on 06/10/2012 at 4:11 AM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

This was featured on Art of Trolling!!

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Posted by J on 06/09/2012 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

This Nickleback slam is THE BEST thing I have read all day!!!
If you do not win some sort of award for this, let me know... I will spray paint you a Nickelback Wings Flask (found on their website) and reward it to you as I preform a ceremony myself!!! Rock on man!!!

– Angela

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Posted by Angela Stark on 06/09/2012 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

What is funny Doug Hoelbender is every one of those bands you have mentioned have played in Boise. You must not be from around here.

I do agree that giving grief to Nickleback is a huge cliche. It has been done to death. It too easy. So what. No one has to listen to or read any of Josh's stuff either. Taking the time to slam a small market writer is about the same thing.

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Posted by Les Nessman on 06/09/2012 at 3:50 PM

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