Monday, 1 June 2015

Australian police warn of musical crimes before Nickelback show

Though they are still selling out stadiums across the world, Nickelback still gets a lot of flack for the bland, generic music they have been putting out for years. Nickelback is the butt of many jokes in the music industry, but it is easy to poke fun at something that has been so successful. They must be doing something right to have become so big and stayed near the top for so long! The Australian Police got their fair jab at the band just before a show started in Boondall. Good to see they have a sense of humor!!   Australian police warn of musical crimes before Nickelback show Life is not easy if you’re Nickelback, as along with being one of the most widely despised bands of the past few decades, you also have to live with the fact that you’re stuck playing Nickelback songs until you retire or quit. While most of the general distaste for the Nickelback brand of music is left for angsty tweens and frustrated critics, an Australian police department has now entered the fray, warning citizens of “crimes against music” before the band’s gig. Nickelback played the city of Boondall last week, and a few hours before the show, the Queensland Police Service tweeted a cartoon rendering of the band as part of their BOLO (Be On The Lookout) campaign. The accompanying message read, “Urgent police warning: Men matching this description expected to be committing musical crimes in Boondall tonight.” Urgent police warning: Men matching this description expected to be committing musical crimes in Boondall tonight. pic.twitter.com/iTI6ShuO2K — QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) May 20, 2015 The simple graphic also featured the attrition of the lines “Wanted: For Crimes Against Music,” and the fact that it came from the legitimate twitter account of the local authorities actually makes you want to hug a cop for the first time in a long time. It’s clear that the Queensland Media Unit has a solid sense of humor, as alongside very serious warnings and public appeals to help solve cases, there are images of The Fonz, public urination myths, and stories about the local police raising money for charity. The band has yet to respond to the police post, and while they’ll likely just issue their standard, “we still sell out arenas across the world” statement, the reality is, when the police start making fun of you, it might be time to reconsider your musical direction. Australian police warn of musical crimes before Nickelback show

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