This is one of a very rare instance in which us cats West of the Atlantic Ocean are privy to material that folks East of the Atlantic Ocean are not. Do you know what I am talking about? NICKELBACK. Nickelback's The State has been released in the U.S. and Canada since March of 2000. In Europe, the release is still being anticipated. However, come April, we will no longer hold that honor - The State is being released in Europe. Since Nickelback's tour with Everclear, Chad and Ryan Peake have been doing a whirlwind promo tour in Europe to promote the release of The State. They just finished going around Sweden this past week. Whilst in Stockholm, they stopped into the Rocket 95.3 FM (from what I hear, tis the most baddest rock station in Stockholm). Chad and Ryan played three acoustic tracks and fielded some questions. Actually, it's a very cool interview, I learned some new shit myself. You can check it all out at www.rocket.fm. Later that night they hit a place called the Riff-Raff rock club for another acoustic set. Chad and Ryan will be heading back to Canada this Sunday (03/11). Immediate plans will be to work on their next album. I am told they have about 15 new tracks written, half of which they have been playing live. Nickelback hope to get in the studio sometime in the next couple months. More to come...