New NICKELBACK documentary 'Hate to Love' to premiere on Veeps | Revolver

New NICKELBACK documentary 'Hate to Love' to premiere on Veeps

Tracing the "How You Remind Me" hit-makers' polarizing rise to fame

Nickelback's unlikely path to becoming both a globally dominant hard-rock force and pop-culture punching bag is set to be fully explored in the group's Hate to Love: Nickelback documentary. You can either hate-stream or marvel at the Canadian "Rockstar" hit-makers' music doc when it gets its streaming premiere April 12th over at Veeps.

Hate to Love: Nickelback is a feature-length look that covers Nickelback's Nineties-era beginnings in rural Hanna, Alberta, their rise to the top of charts in the early '00s with smash single "How You Remind Me" and other similarly chunky hard-rock songs, and how the band become a serious topic of derision to the rest of the music world.

Wherever you rest on the spectrum, the movie is poised to provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective on its polarizing subject.

Over the years, Nickelback have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, received nine Grammy nominations and won multiple American Music Awards (and Juno Awards in Canada), while "How You Remind Me" was the No. 1 most-played song on U.S. radio in the Aughts, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Outside of writing hits like "Photograph," guitarist-vocalist Chad Kroeger has also been plenty open of his love for heavy guitar music, listing anyone from Pantera, to Big 4 thrashers Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax, to Alice in Chains as formative influences.

Fellow West Coast Canadian Devin Townsend once even hailed Kroeger as being "much more of a metalhead than I am."

Hate to Love: Nickelback got its big-screen premiere at last fall's Toronto International Film Festival. Nickelback's last album was 2022's Get Rollin.