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Canadian band Nickelback 'wanted' for 'crimes against music' in Australia

05/20/2015 08:48 EDT | Updated 05/20/2016 05:59 EDT
Nickelback is one divisive Canadian band, playing to fans around the world while also seeming to draw the ire of people everywhere they go.

For example, a London man attempted to prevent Nickelback from performing in his city with a crowdfunding campaign.

And then there's Jesse Carey of Virginia, who listened to Nickelback continuously for one week for charity. After completing the challenge, he said: "I don't think I could have gone one more minute."

All of this is nothing new for singer Chad Kroeger who laughs off the onslaught of criticism. In an October 2014 interview with The Pulse Of Radio in the U.K., he said, ​"If they had stopped writing all this stuff about us, there would be no controversy left in the band and we probably would have died out years ago. They don't know that they're still responsible for us being around today."

If Kroeger credits his hostile critics with helping the band survive, then he and his bandmates owe a big thank you to the Queensland, Australia, police for their Facebook post about the band.

"Police are on the lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians," the force said in a Facebook post on Wednesday, which includes a rough drawing of the suspects.

As it turns out, the Queensland police have a history of detesting Nickelback. In December 2014, they stated they would destroy a Nickelback CD received as a Secret Santa gift.

Nickelback is performing in Brisbane Wednesday night.

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