Nickleback is an alternative band formed in Alberta, Canada. Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake and (original drummer) Brandon Kroeger came together to create a band that epitomized the term "post-grunge." Taking influences from Pearl Jam, they developed their own unique sound of rock from their first 7-track EP called "Hesher" to their most current, "Dark Horse." Nickelback tickets have been some of the most popular on the summer concert circuit. "I want every single song to be amazing. That's what I want to hear, so that's what we have to try to provide to our fans." This quote, proudly proclaimed by the lead singer Chad Kroeger shows the band's desire to please their audience both on their recordings and live in-concert. Their humble beginnings in 1996 could never have predicted their overwhelming success in the next century.