We love our bros over at Metal Sucks. But sometimes they do something that makes us hate them. Take right now, for example. They brought it to our attention that Avril Lavigne has recorded a cover of a song by her fiance’s band. No, not Sum 41, that was a whole marriage ago. No, she’s currently engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, and has decided to re-record their 2001 hit “How You Remind Me.”
I mean, at the end of the day, we don’t really have anything against Lavigne or Kroeger, both of whom poop platinum albums. Neither are generally artists we care about. But we were really hoping that we’d heard the last of Nickelback’s first really big hit. Now she’s given her husband’s hit a somber, piano-driven makeover that sounds like something Tori Amos might have done as a joke, then rejected. Not to mention that fact that it’s her husband’s song. This is like Pamela Anderson covering “Dr. Feelgood” or Ben Affleck covering a “Jenny From the Block.” The idea’s so bad that I can’t even come up with a current pop culture reference for it. But ultimately, it just makes more money for both of them, so it’s like the best engagement gift she could give him. If you’re masochists, check it out after the jump.