After over two decades in the music industry, Nickelback are set to release their ninth studio album, Feed The Machine, to fans next week.
We sat down with band members Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake and Daniel Adair in the ET Canada studio where we chatted about the music-making process behind their new album before they embark on their highly anticipated summer tour.
For their latest album, the band revealed just how down-to-the-wire they were while completing their new songs. “We were mixing songs in New York in an R.V.,” said Peake. “Everybody is looking at their watch like, ‘Oh my gawd, we have to get this thing done.'”
While completing their latest album may have seemed hectic, Kroeger noted that they were able to have some extra fun. “[For] this one we were like, ‘You know what, let’s get a little selfish. Let’s go have a little fun and let’s not worry so much if we’re pleasing everybody else. Let’s make sure that we’re pleasing ourselves first.'”
Kroeger added that, at the end of the day, what makes the production process easy is that all of the members remain friends. “I wouldn’t want to do this with people that I disliked,” he said. “That would be awful. And we see it all the time. You know, you see so many bands and you’re like, ‘Wow, you guys are stuck hating each other.'”