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Mike Kroeger

The name Nickelback came from Mike’s experience as cashier at Starbucks. Customers would pay $1.50 for a coffee that costs $1.45 and he’d always have to give them "a nickel back... According to www.Nickleback.com, brothers Chad and Mike Kroeger formed the band in Alberta in 1996 with their cousin Brandon (who is no longer with the band) and pal Ryan Peake. In 1999, Nickelback issued their sophomore effort, The State, which was distributed by EMI in Canada and released in the U.S. the next year. They scored a Top 20 hit with the song “Leader of Men,” and soon had a gold album under their belt. The band signed with Roadrunner Records, who released their third album, Silver Side Up, which became their breakthrough smash. The first single, “How You Remind Me,” became a huge hit across North America and made it to #1 on both the U.S. and Canadian rock charts and went on to rack up four Grammy Award nominations, four Billboard Awards, four Juno awards, and numerous radio accreditations. Two #1 Rock singles followed, "Too Bad" and "Never Again." The album went on to sell over nine million copies to date worldwide Nickelback.com