So like everyone else on Facebook, we’ve been moderately interested in the “Can This Pickle Get More Fans Than Nickelback” Facebook page. It took a little over 2 weeks, but the pickle finally did, passing the popular Canadian travesty’s 1,413,167 fans earlier this afternoon. The page was set up on February 3, and thanks to a nation of people that either really hate safe mainstream radio rock or really love pickled cucumbers, the mighty band has been brought down.
We were discussing this in the Metal Insider office, and thought that since the pickle has so many fans, it might as well capitalize on it. Since Roadrunner is Nickelback’s label, and fellow Roadrunner band Killswitch Engage is temporarily without frontman Howard Jones, we think the pickle should replace All That Remains’ Phil Labonte for the remainder of the tour. I for one would pay good money to see Dillswitch Engage. Seriously, who doesn’t like Vlasic rock? I mean, what’s the dill-io with Howard Jones anyway? Roadrunner is stating that the tour will continue with Labonte, but it seems like the band has gotten themselves into quite a pickle. They should totally be relishing this tour, but suddenly things aren’t kosher.