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Welcome to the Nickelback edition of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’. In this episode of our signature series, we invited the entirety of Nickelback to prove and disprove what’s written about them on Wikipedia.

This segment is packed with a ridiculous amount of fiction, so all you Wiki debunkers should love this one. Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger actually corrected an entry about getting a $4,000 loan from his stepfather so the band could record the Hesher EP. Actually, only half the money was spent on recording, while the other half went to buying magic mushrooms. Kroeger quickly recouped the studio cost by slinging shrooms, eventually paying back his stepfather as well.

Nickelback also debunked an interpretation of their song “Fly.” Whoever wrote the Wikipedia entry believed that the song ends with Chad Kroeger killing himself, but the singer gave the ‘X’ to that factoid.

The band also managed to clear up what happened to former drummer Mitch Guindon. Though Wikipedia says he left to go work at a car company, Nickelback say they actually kicked him out. Apparently, Guindon wasn’t suited for the road anyway. “He was not meant for the road,” Chad claims. “He was allergic to cold air. We got to the middle of Canada in winter, and obviously it’s gonna be cold as hell, and his skin started coming off his body. He’s like, ‘Yeah, I can’t do this.’”

Watch Nickelback correct their many Wikipedia pages in the clip above. Also, make sure to grab the band’s newest album, Feed the Machine.

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