Now, I know you already love Nickelback, so you’re really going to love this. Speaking to Men’s Health recently, group frontman Chad Kroeger recalled “one of my favorite stories” from when the band was touring Germany during a heatwave. Apparently there was an old fan with a metal blade in the back room of the venue Nickelback was playing and, well, let’s have Chad tell the story… [Aux]
Kroeger: We’ve always been very close to our crew, so we’ve had a lot of fun getting them to do silly, stupid things that could possibly cause them to hurt or injure themselves in some way. We were in Germany years ago—this was one of my favorite stories—and we were just bored. There was a heat wave going on in Germany. In a back room in the venue where we were playing, there was an old fan with a metal blade. I don’t remember the last time I saw a fan with a metal blade. And we paid the drum tech…. Oh god, I forget the exact amount. I think we got the pot up to about 600 deutschmarks. At this time Germany hadn’t converted to the Euro yet.
Men’s Health: 600 deutschmarks to do what?
Kroeger: Stick his johnson in the fan.
Men’s Health: Please tell me he said no.
Kroger: He took the money… I can still hear the “bleh-bleh-blehhhhhhh” of the blade slowly sputtering to a stop, and this blood-curdling scream. It was fantastic. Somebody has video footage of this somewhere that needs to be resurrected and shown at the guy’s next birthday party.