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The Best Bands Like Nickelback 

Coley Reed
April 8, 2020 128 votes 19 voters 25 items

List Rules Vote up the bands that people who listen to Nickelback should check out ASAP.

Looking for more good bands like Nickelback? You've come to the right place. Thanks to classic hits like "Photograph" the Canadian quartet is one of the most popular alternative rock bands of all time, but there are many other great groups who share a similar sound. 

Creed, Hinder, Daughtry, and 3 Doors Down are among the top post-grunge and alternative bands that sound like Nickelback, while alternative metal acts like Shinedown and Three Days Grace also often considered to be related artists to the group.

Undeniably, Nickelback has had a massive influence on pop rock other sub-genres, inspiring both their contemporaries and new bands today. And, while there are a lot of awesome groups and artists that sound like the legends behind "How You Remind Me" in their own ways, it's up to you to decide which are the best of the best. Vote up the bands you'd be most likely to recommend to people who are fans of Nickelback, and be sure to add any that you feel we might have missed.

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Creed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Creed is an American post-grunge and hard rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark ...more

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3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
3 Doors Down are an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi that formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell and Matt Roberts. They were soon joined by ...more

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Hinder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by lead singer Austin Winkler, guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey, and drummer Cody Hanson. The band released four ...more

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Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November ...more

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Saving Abel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Saving Abel is an American rock music group from Corinth, Mississippi, who were started in 2004 by Jared Weeks and Jason Null. The band title is from the ancient biblical story of Cain and Abel, ...more

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Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Shinedown is an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed by singer Brent Smith in 2001 after the dissolution of his previous band. Smith, still under contract with record label ...more

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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band's original line-up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and ...more

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Seether is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Seether are a South African rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they moved to the United ...more

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Theory of a Deadman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian hard rock band from Delta, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. The band also includes ...more

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Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band formed in 1991. To date, the band has sold over seven million albums and has had a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles in the United States. Their ...more

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Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band founded in 1998 by Benjamin Burnley in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Having outlasted significant lineup changes, Burnley is the sole constant member of ...more

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Crossfade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Crossfade is an American rock band originating from Columbia, South Carolina. Their current members are Ed Sloan on lead vocals and guitar, Les Hall on lead guitar, keyboard, and backing vocals, ...more
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Default is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Default is a Canadian hard rock/post-grunge band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Since forming in 1999 they have released four albums, and have sold more than a million records. The majority ...more
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Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
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Lifehouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Lifehouse is an American rock band from Los Angeles comprising Jason Wade (lead vocals, guitar), Rick Woolstenhulme Jr. (drums, percussion) and Bryce Soderberg (bass, vocals). The band came to ...more

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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California, formed in 1993. The original lineup consisted of lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, guitarist Jerry Horton, drummer Dave Buckner, ...more

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Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
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Staind is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Staind ( STAYND) is an American alternative rock band formed in 1995. The original lineup consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and ...more

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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released one live album and two remix albums. Singer Trevor McNevan and ...more

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Saliva is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Saliva is an American alternative metal band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in September 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, under Rocking Chair Records. They ...more

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Revelation Theory is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Rev Theory (formerly known as Revelation Theory) is an American rock band formed in 2002 in North Andover, Massachusetts. The band has released four studio albums: Truth Is Currency (2005), ...more
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Fuel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
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Adelitas Way is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
Adelitas Way is an American hard rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2006. The band's debut single "Invincible", broke them into the mainstream scene after the song made ...more
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My Darkest Days is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Nickelback
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