Most Influential Music Artists of the Decade: Radiohead, Britney Spears, Nickelback
Which other pop stars, rappers and rock 'n' rollers made the list?
As Los Angeles Times critic Ann Powers said, Nickelback makes music for the "flyover states." In other words, for those music lovers who don't live in such snob-laden cultural centers like New York and Los Angeles. Nickelback may be from Canada, but with its basic arena rock chords and anthemic lyrics, Chad Kroeger & Co. tapped into mainstream America in a way that no band has since Bon Jovi.
Photo: Nickelback frontman Kroeger rocks out this past summer.