Nickelback Singer Praises 1D: “They Can Sing!”

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger just got the surprise of his life.

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The leader of the American rock band didn’t expect he’d ever be saying this — but he’s a huge fan of the guys in One Direction.
And Chad told The Sun newspaper recently that he’s not only impressed by how Harry, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Niall have handled their huge stardom, but he’s also a huge fan of their musical talents.
Here’s what Chad said to The Sun, earlier this week:
“The boys [in One Direction] called me up and asked if I would be interested in jumping in the studio for a day or two,”he said. “And I was very flattered. I thought, ‘that is very cool!’”
He added: “They’re really, really talented guys…
“And they can really sing!” he laughed.
The lads in 1D are touring in Japan right now. But they picked up another trophy this week, at the BRIT Awards, winning Best British Artist Video for “You And I.”
Meanwhile, another legendary boy-band frontman had some words of wisdom to share with the guys recently.
Backstreet Boys singer A.J. McLean spoke out to OK! Magazine, sharing his thoughts about One Direction and how they can remain popular.
A.J. advised the lads: “Hold on tight and enjoy the ride! Make it about the music first and then obviously have fun doing what your doing. Always take time for your fans cause we wouldn’t be here 22 years late without the fans.”
Irish actor Chris O’Dowd also had some words to say about One Direction this week. He’s acting on Broadway right now, playing alongside James Franco in the adaptation of “Of Mice And Men.”
Seeing so many young people in the audience — who’ve mainly come to see James Franco in the play — O’Dowd said:
“I was used to doing theatre in London, where the average age of the audience is 68. I felt like the Irish kid in One Direction — Niall — like, knowing they’re all going to see Harry Styles! I knew they were all there to see Franco.”