Canadian pop band Nickelback says the single Edge of a Revolution from their newly released album No Fixed Address was inspired by the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Nickelback’s frontman Chad Kroeger told Yahoo Music: “The issue of the black boy who was shot by the white cop in Missouri was a major story and there was rioting like crazy…This was all happening right when we were working on the music. It definitely seemed like the seeds of revolution were being planted, and I wanted it to feel that way in the song.”
The Edge of a Revolution video features Nickelback singing in front of a classroom of obedient kids in uniforms who are watching footage of people protesting and rioting. As Kroeger sings lyrics including “No, we won’t give up, we won’t go away, ‘Cause we’re not about to live in this mass delusion,” the kids start protesting by throwing papers around and flipping over tables.There is no specific reference to Michael Brown or Ferguson, so the song is evergreen which should increase the value of the song for years to come. (You can use it for the next revolution.) And if you don’t think Nickelback is interested in making a buck from this song, take a closer look at the $2.5 million diamond ring on the finger of Kroeger’s wife Avril Lavigne.