Similar to Nickelback
Nickelback have been one of the most popular bands of the 21st century, selling millions of albums and crossing over from their mainstream rock base to entice modern-rock listeners and pop fans as well. But their popularity is hardly unprecedented – in fact, Nickelback’s sound can be traced back to the early days of rock 'n' roll and extends to new groups following in Chad Kroeger's footsteps.
If you like Nickelback, you should check out these 10 similar artists who span 40 years of rock music. And don't worry if some of them don't sound familiar – you may just have stumbled upon your next favorite band.
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has cited this definitive ‘60s American rock band as one of his influences, and it’s easy to see why. Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty wrote barebones songs that spoke with simple eloquence, something that Nickelback attempt with their earnest tunes. But on songs like “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” and “Fortunate Son,” Creedence also skillfully merged powerful melodies to socially conscious lyrics, proving early on in rock’s history that brains and hooks weren’t mutually exclusive.