Like someone else said, Nickelback has been around for a long time -- just wasnt heard of. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpbE7tFtxyU
There is an actual song from one of their pre-Silver Side Up CD, and here is all the info u need: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelback
Also, why is it when some band/writer/whatever comes out like a similar style as another band that ppl cry "they suck"? I like bands with a male, rough voice like Nickelback/Puddle of mud/Defualt.....and in Nickelback's case, I like Chad voice better the Scott -- its deeper and more to what I like.
Anyway, I think all the bands above -- Creed/nickelback/Default/POM are all good bands, with the last two being the worst....