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|Nickelback - rockstar single cover|
| "Rockstar" is an alternative rock song by the Canadian rock band Nickelback from their 2005 fifth studio album All the Right Reasons. It was released as the fifth single off the album in the U.S., around the same time as the fourth single "Far Away". Although "Far Away" has been far more successful on the U.S. Hot 100 and U.S. Pop charts, "Rockstar" has instead found moderate success on the rock charts. So far it has peaked at #4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and #37 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It has recently entered the Billboard Hot 100, so far peaking at #54. For unknown reasons, a music video for it was never made. Some feel the lack of a video to promote the song to a wider audience hindered the song's ability to chart high. Coupled with the fact that it was released in the U.S. so close together with "Far Away," which made it very hard for both songs to be successful. Still the song can be considered a minor hit.
Recently, the song popped up on "All Access'" future releases page. The song will be re-shipped to radio for adds on June 05.
The song details the stereotype that most people have about the life of a rockstar. The lead singer, Chad Kroeger, assumes the role of a person wanting to get to that life.
Mysterious spoken-word vocals between each verse are provided by the Reverend Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top. Gibbons assumes the role of the rock star who has already made it, and he asks some challenging questions to the would-be newcomer. Another theory is that the low voice symbolizes the voice of the devil, and Kroeger is selling his soul to become famous. This is what "trading his life for fortune and fame" is referring to.
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|*brandy||2007-07-27 05:40:48 - 30048|
|THEY KICK A?S|
|*karen burden||2007-07-06 23:58:38 - 28742|
|I LOVEEEE!!! NICKELBACK. THEY ROCK|