October 2, 2007

Nickelback music is played on Bus Radio.
Nickelback is interviewed on Bus Radio.
Nickelback is promoted on
Nickelback is personally endorsed by a Bus Radio DJ.
Students riding the bus HAVE to listen to Nickelback.

What’s So Kid-Friendly About Nickelback?

Nickelback – Rockstar Lyrics

I’ll need a credit card that’s got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club
At thirty-seven thousand feet

‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat
And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger’s
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blond hair

I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
Hire eight body guards that love to beat up a**h****
Sign a couple autographs
So I can eat my meals for free

The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat

Everybody’s got a
drug dealer on speed dial
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

I’m gonna sing those songs
that offend the censors
Gonna pop my pills
from a pez dispenser
When they ask why I drink all day
I’ll say because I can

Title: Never Again lyrics

Artist: Nickelback

He’s drunk again, it’s time to fight
Same old s***, just on a different night
She grabs the gun, she’s had enough
Tonight she’ll find out how f******
Tough is this man
Pulls the trigger just as fast as she can
Never Again


Nickelback Animal Lyrics

I’m driving past your house while you were sneaking out
I got the car door opened up so you can jump in on the run
Your mom don’t know that you were missing
She’d be pissed if she could see the parts of you that I’ve been kissing

No, we’re never gonna quit
Ain’t nothing wrong with it
Just acting like we’re animals
No, no matter where we go
‘Cause everybody knows
We’re just a couple of animals

So come on baby, get in
Get in, just get in
Check out the trouble we’re in

You’re beside me on the seat
Got your hand between my knees
And you control how fast we go by just how hard you wanna squeeze
It’s hard to steer when you’re breathing in my ear
But I got both hands on the wheel while you got both hands on my gears
By now, no doubt that we were heading south
I guess nobody ever taught her not to speak with a full mouth

‘Cause this was it, like flicking on a switch
It felt so good I almost drove into the ditch
I’m screamin’


So come on baby, get in
Get in, just get in
Look at the trouble we’re in

We were parked out by the tracks
We’re sitting in the back
And we just started getting busy
When she whispered "what was that?"
The wind, I think ’cause no one else knows where we are
And that was when she started screamin’
"That’s my dad outside the car!"
Oh please, the keys, they’re not in the ignition
Must have wound up on the floor while
we were switching our positions
I guess they knew that she was missing
As I tried to tell her dad it was her mouth that I was kissing



We don’t know what Nickelback songs are being played by Bus Radio since the company has refused to make public their playlist for high school, middle school and elementary school students. What we do know is this band is getting a tremendous amount of promotion by the Bus Radio DJs and on

Most school districts know about Bus Radio’s history of promoting vulgar rock and rap groups to children and teens (see our news archives for the numerous filthy music groups plugged by Bus Radio.)

We thought that Bus Radio was going to clean up its act but that doesn’t appear to be the case as of October 2, 2007.

If your child is coming home from school wanting to buy a Nickelback CD, you have Bus Radio to thank for that. No Nickelback CDs have a parental warning on them because their record company has chosen not to do so – it is totally voluntary with each record company. The above song called "Animal" which is about teens having sex like wild animals is on a "clean" Nickelback CD. Even if Bus Radio only played Nickelback songs that had no offensive lyrics they are still promoting this band and this other music that young people will be exposed to if they go out and buy a Nickelback CD like Bus Radio wants them to do.

If you were the publicity person for a rock band like Nickelback you love Bus Radio. To have thousands of kids as a captive audience forced to listen not only to your music but also to your promotional interview with one of the Bus Radio DJs and on top of that have Bus Radio plug their band on their web site is just too good.

Bus Radio’s interview with Nickelback.

The Bus Radio DJs are working hard to earn the trust of teens and younger children. They are the bus riders "true friends." After all the DJs, Mat and Lucia, give safety tips to the kids. They position themselves as being totally trustworthy. Then Mat and Lucia take that trust and try to make some money – for their advertisers and the acts that appear on Bus Radio to plug their music. Notice that Lucia uses the trust she has "earned" from kids to tell kids they need to go out and BUY the new Nickelback CD. Young people may not know of Nickelback but some may feel like they know and like Lucia and they might buy the CD because "I feel like Lucia is my friend and she wouldn’t mislead me."

Lucia and Mat can sleep well at nights because they see kids in a different light than most. To these two kids are a TARGET MARKET. They are a source of income. There will always be people like this in our children’s lives. The people that should be losing sleep are the lazy school board members that sold out their students to Bus Radio.