Nickelback to be inducted into B.C. Leisure Hall of Fame, will get star on Vancouver’s Granville Road

Ora Sawyers

Canadian rock band Nickelback is staying inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame, getting a star on Granville Street’s StarWalk in Vancouver in recognition of their international results and contribution to the province’s enjoyment sector.

The induction ceremony will take location on Wednesday afternoon with all four customers of the band in attendance. Their star is positioned subsequent to all those of Michael J. Fox and Sarah McLachlan on the 800 block of Granville Avenue, concerning the Orpheum and Commodore theatres. 

The write-up-grunge rock band — who hail from Hanna, Alta., and moved to B.C. in the mid-1990s — attained international recognition with songs this sort of as How You Remind Me and Photograph, which were recorded in B.C. Nickelback has sold additional than 50 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Canadian Audio Corridor of Fame last spring.

Irrespective of their commercial accomplishments, Nickelback has a standing for staying one of mainstream music’s most “hated” functions — from getting vocal ridicule for their music to remaining the matter of humorous memes — said Bill Allman, president of the BC. Entertainment Corridor of Fame.

Their polarizing popularity does not discourage their selection as inductees, on the other hand, Allman stated.

“For some rationale I never solely realize, Nickelback has come to be everybody’s favourite band to hate,” Allman explained to CBC Information.

“I’ve had some persons say, ‘Go dwelling, Nickelback. I would not listen to them.’ Properly, then don’t. I’m sure you can find 50 million people who are joyful to.”

‘A great, typical Canadian rock band’

Thomas Jenkins, who described himself a Nickelback enthusiast, informed CBC Information he seen the band dwell two times.

He mentioned he also plans to attend their upcoming concert at Rogers Arena.

“They’re a wonderful, vintage Canadian rock band,” claimed Jenkins, who passed by the star in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday.

Other passersby explained they acknowledge the band’s fame regardless of not currently being typical listeners.

Bernadette Wylie said she does not realize Nickelback’s divisive track record.

“I really don’t know if it really is just banter, becoming Canadian, but they are not as well lousy,” she reported.

“It is normally wonderful to embrace everyone from Canada that is legendary, but I consider it can be fantastic for them to be acknowledged for their contributions.”

Nancy Harding said she enjoys Nickelback’s songs and likes how their tunes can get personal, citing their autobiographical track, Photograph.

“Have they listened to their audio or do they just have an belief prior to they hear?” she mentioned of the damaging responses.

‘They built their profession in B.C.’

Allman said Nickelback designed their profession in B.C., and a vast majority of their albums had been recorded in the province, especially the hits that propelled their success.

“They designed their job in B.C. clubs and bars, and then went stratospheric with those 1st albums,” claimed Allman.

Nickelback joins more than 300 inductees whom the BCEHOF has recognized “for their substantial contribution to the province’s entertainment business and cultural landscape.”

“It really is a no-brainer,” mentioned Allman.

“They’ve been on our radar for years. They’re at the best of B.C. stars for sure.”

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