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Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger says everyone is mispronouncing his last nameTAZAA News

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Canadian rock band Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has revealed that everyone has been mispronouncing his last name all these years.

Speaking to Loudwire on a recent podcast, Kroger explained that his last name is often butchered; People say Kroh-Ger like the US grocery store chain.

However, the Hanna, Alta.-born musician insists on pronouncing it the same as Freddy Krueger, dreading A Nightmare on Elm Street A serial killer.

Chad Kroeger of Nickelback performs during the Juno Awards in Halifax on Sunday April 2, 2006.

Tim Kroczak / The Canadian Press

“It’s crew-ger, don’t trust the internet,” the musician said.

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He says that he is slow to correct people because he doesn’t want to go down the wrong path.

“If I stop and go, ‘Actually, this is Kroger,’ I look like such an ad**k. So whatever I am, I don’t care.”

He told the podcast that some people went out of their way to make sure they were right, including Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, who at one point corrected a journalist during a 2004 joint interview.

“I looked at Jerry, and he said, ‘That’s your name, dude. That’s your last name.'”

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He continued: “Tell the guy over there how to say it right so he stops saying the wrong thing on the microphone and misinforming people.

“That’s your last name, brother. And I was like, ‘Wow you really care about this!’

Watch Kroger explain the name mix-up at the beginning of the clip below.

Kroger explains that one band he never wanted to follow again was the Atlanta-based band Sevendust, who opened for Nickelback several times.

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“I don’t care how many records you’ve sold or how many awards you’ve won or what you’ve done around the world … you never want to go on after Sevendust because they kick your a** and wipe you out at that stage. They’re a force to be reckoned with and it’s goosebump-worthy.

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Kroeger’s interview coincided with the announcement of its latest album from the multi-platinum band, Get rollin’It will be released in November.

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