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London Man Trying To Keep Nickelback Out Of Town With Kickstarter Proposal

by   Oct 3, 2014 17:52 PM EDT

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The boys in Nickelback have a tendency to upset people.

Over the course of their 19-year career, they have blurred the lines between post-grunge and "holy hell, make it stop" to the point where fans began throwing rocks at them.

But one London man is so disturbed by the Canadian group's music that he's actively trying to keep them out of England's primary concert hub (via NME).

Titled "Don't Let Nickel Back," the crowd-funded project functions as a bizarre fundraiser. Instead of collecting funds to bring the band to town, creator Craig Mandell wants to use the money to... send hate emails to the band's management.

"With your help, we can ensure that the band do not schedule any gigs here, do not attempt to come here - nor even phone here," the Tilt statement reads.

"Just imagine, thousands - perhaps tens of thousands of music lovers - all not witnessing an exclusive concert by Nickelback in London. It will be glorious. Legendary. Dare we say, game changing?"

Granted, this is all tongue-in-cheek. Look no further than the number of donations (one, for $1) and the absurd FAQ:

Q. What's wrong with Nickelback?

A. Go listen to them.

Q. I did listen to them. What's wrong with Nickelback?

A. Ah, forgive us. You mean what's wrong with them as in, what could possibly lead them to create such unlistenable music? We don't know.

Q. Will I get a copy of my the email sent on my behalf when I donate?

A. You bet.

Q. What makes you think Nickelback will listen to you?

A. Well frankly, their ability to hear at all is clearly in question, so they may not.

If Chad Kroeger's goal all along has been to unite the general public in a maelstrom of anguish and unclean souls, then this Tilt campaign is just another feather in his cap.

Ride on, Nickelback. Ride on.

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