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If Not Nickelback, Who?

Monday, November 14, 2011

For many Detroit Lions fans, the worst possible outcome of their Thanksgiving home game isn't losing - it's having Nickelback play the halftime show. An online petition against the Canadian rock group has garnered more than 50,000 signatures - and plenty of ideas about who should play the Motor City halftime show. We speak with Dennis Guttman, the University of Michigan graduate student who started the petition. And: WDET FM radio host and native Detroiter Ann Delisi shares the alternative ideas that some of her listeners offered up.


Ann Delisi and Dennis Guttman

Comments [16]

tamara garner

This is a waste of time. Detroit you have such a good reputation, big laugh. ONE WORD Multi platinum

Nov. 19 2011 06:55 AM
Andrew from Brooklyn

How about Thornetta Davis, whom I discovered during an unforgettable scene in season one of the Sopranos? One of the most soulful voices ever recorded!

Nov. 14 2011 02:23 PM
Detroit 1701 from Just North of tha D

Was not Was revue would be awesome!!!
or how about Kid Rock, Bob Seger and Eminem playing together?
Detroit hosts this game every year and our football team usually sucks. Our Great musical enviroment should do the 1/2 time show every year!!!

Nov. 14 2011 02:20 PM
Dale from Brooklyn

Henry Rollins apparently doesn't like Nickleback, it effects his dating life

Nov. 14 2011 02:19 PM

Nickelback deserves some respect. Not all of us like eminem or any particular band that has been mentioned. This is music and music is liked by different people and not always the same groups. Give the guys a break and stop these petitions. Instead, those petitioners should focus on making the difference where it matters.

Nov. 14 2011 02:19 PM
Nick from brooklyn

Looks like Nickleback sold the 2nd most albums of a foreign band only in the 2000's, NOT all time. According to wikipedia anyway:

Nov. 14 2011 02:18 PM
Sandy from LES

Isn't it obvious Rebecca Black!

Nov. 14 2011 02:18 PM
Alan from 150 Varick St.

I just signed it too. Worst band EVER!

Nov. 14 2011 02:17 PM
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Nov. 14 2011 02:14 PM

@Tim from Tappan:

What's a jukebox?

Nov. 14 2011 02:13 PM
Tim from Tap pan, NY

Please. This is the kind of guy that doesnt like anything you play on the juke box. Grow up... It could have been Up With People!

Nov. 14 2011 02:11 PM
Teresa from NYC

Please, please stop playing nickleback in the background for your show. I know you're talking about the band, but it's just painful.

Nov. 14 2011 02:11 PM
Erika from Brooklyn

I'm no fan of Nickelback but it seems that starting a petition to have a band removed from a job they’ve been hired to do just because you don’t like them is cruel.

Nov. 14 2011 02:10 PM
Andrea Duchene from Detroit

Kenny Tudrick!

Nov. 14 2011 12:10 PM
Kyle from Royal Oak

I humbly suggest The Muggs!

Nov. 14 2011 12:00 PM
Matt from Detroit


Nov. 11 2011 01:35 PM

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