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Drummer Ryan Vikedal Leaves Nickelback

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Vikedal has been with Nickelback since its debut album in 1996. His decision to leave was announced in a short statement from EMI, the multiplatinum Canadian band’s record label.

“At this time, no replacement for Vikedal has been named and the band wishes Ryan all the best in his future endeavors,” the statement said.

Fronted by Chad Kroeger, Nickelback is currently working on new material in its home base of Vancouver.

Originally formed in Hanna, Alberta, Nickelback rose to acclaim with songs such as “How You Remind Me” and “Too Bad.” The band is up for a Grammy Award in the best hard rock performance category for “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” on the release “The Long Road.”