Nickelback's Kroeger Forms Own Label

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is joining the ranks of musicians turned record executives, having formed his own label, 604 Records. Formed with Kroeger's longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin, the impr

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is joining the ranks of musicians turned record executives, having formed his own label, 604 Records. Formed with Kroeger's longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin, the imprint will be distributed in the United States by Nickelback's label, Roadrunner Records, also home to hard-hitting acts such as Slipknot and Sepultura.

The goal of the label will be to "seek out and develop undiscovered talent in the music world not only in North America, but globally," according to statement. In addition to the success he's had with his own band in the past year, Kroeger co-produced and co-wrote much of "The Fallout," the 2001 debut by fellow Canadians Default. Managed by Simkin, Default is currently at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single "Wasting My Time."

According to the announcement, the first act to be signed to 604 -- named for the area code in Nickelback's hometown of Vancouver -- is Theory Of A Dead Man, with whom Kroeger has also collaborated. That outfit's first single, "Nothing Could Come Between Us," will ship to radio next month, and will be followed on Sept. 17 by an as-yet-unnamed debut album.

Theory Of A Dead Man frontman Tyler Connolly can currently be heard lending guitar to "Hero," the "Spiderman" soundtrack-extracted collaboration between Kroeger and Saliva vocalist Josey Scott. The track is No. 8 on the Hot 100 this week.
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