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Classic DVD Review: Nickelback | Live at Home

The Alberta post-grunge phenoms seem more like a glorified bar band on this live set.

This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


These days, chest-beating grudge-rockers Nickelback play to sold-out stadium crowds — but sometimes you get the sense they’re still a small-town bar band at heart.

On their new Live At Home DVD — taped this year in Edmonton — that’s a pro and a con. Sure, it’s heartening to see that Chad Kroeger and co. haven’t turned into jaded, posturing rock stars yet. But it makes for a fairly unspectacular performance by guys who seem dwarfed and out of their element on a giant arena stage. But not as out of place as former Alice In Chains axeman Jerry Cantrell, whose guest spot is met with thunderous disinterest by Nickelback’s teenage faithful. Sorry, Jerry.