Nickelback is a Canadian band originally formed by the Kroeger brothers (Chad, Mike and their cousin Brandon) and Ryan Peake in Hanna, Alberta. Chad played guitar and sang, Mike played bass, Brandon played drums, and Peake was on guitar. The band is commonly referred to as playing post-grunge rock, in reference to its roots in and influences from Seattle grunge in the early 1990s. However the jagged rawness of early Nirvana and Pearl Jam is missing in this band’s later pop-accented offerings. The band is now based in Vancouver, British Columbia.