NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger says that there are no concrete plans to the band to return to the studio anytime soon to make the follow-up to 2017's "Feed The Machine" album. "There's no timeline right now," he tells the Ottawa Citizen. "We're kind of taking things easy and taking things day by day. We're not on any kind of deadline, timeline; there's no business or financial consideration; we don't have a drop-dead date where someone is standing there, tapping their foot saying, 'Give us a record by this time.' We can do it whenever we want at our own pace and that's the way we're handling it, leaving Chad [Kroeger, NICKELBACK frontman] to write some songs, but not pressuring him to produce. We can kind of relax now and take our own time."
Upon its June 2017 release, "Feed The Machine" landed at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. According to Billboard, the set moved 47,000 units in its first week (43,000 from album sales). It was the first NICKELBACK studio set not to enter at No. 1 upon its release on either chart dating to the inception of Top Rock Albums in 2006 and Hard Rock (and Alternative) Albums in 2007.
The last seven NICKELBACK albums have all bowed within the top 10 of the Billboard 200, a run that began with the No. 2 premiere of "Silver Side Up" in 2001.
Chad and Mike Kroeger formed NICKELBACK in 1995 in Alberta, Canada. They have released nine albums, six of which have gone platinum. With more than 50 million units sold, NICKELBACK is the 11th best-selling music act and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. in the 21st century behind THE BEATLES. "How You Remind Me" was named Billboard's top rock song of the decade and reached No. 4 on the Top 10 songs of the 2000s list.
Besides nine Grammy Award nominations, the band has received three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People's Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards and induction into Canada's Walk Of Fame.