Nickelback has a message for fans who have been anxiously awaiting the release of their next album: Don’t hold your breath.
While bassist Mike Kroeger confirms he and his bandmates are currently working on the follow-up to 2017’s “Feed the Machine,” he notes they’re taking their time to make sure they don’t make a “sh*tty record.” Kroeger adds, “It will be done when it’s done.”
The reason Nickelback has the luxury of a deadline-free recording process is the band’s members are also their own bosses, Kroeger says.
“We’ve been managing ourselves for about a year,” he reveals.
“We’re doing it on our schedule, at our own pace. We’ve blown up deadlines in the past lots of times. We feel that you can make a good record and be late, but you can’t, or you shouldn’t, make a sh*tty record and be on time.”
Has Nickelback peaked already? Are fans lost when a band takes too long between albums?