Why do many people profess to hate Nickelback? Do the really not like the band or are they just going along with the crowd that has for some reason declared them to the worst band in the world?
A new documentary entitled Love to Hate will premiere today (September 8) at 2pm EDT at the Toronto International Film Festival with a big screening at prestigious Roy Thompson Hall. This will be followed a few hours later by a free concert by the band along King Street at 7pm.
Here’s the trailer. And yes, one of those voices belongs to me as I try to bring some sanity to this irrational hate.
UPDATE: If you’re a Nickelback fan, you’ll love it. If you’re someone who knows Nickelback but doesn’t know their story, you will learn something. And if you’re Nickelback hater with the courage to attend the film, it may change your mind about some things.
Oh, and I show up on camera twice for a total of 3.5 seconds. I do, however, get quite a bit of voiceover time. In fact, mine is the second voice you hear in the film. I appear in the credits right next to Billy Corgan. And as a bonus, I can officially say that I’ve been in a movie with Ryan Reynolds.
Here’s a story about the film from Variety.