The Canadian rockers were scheduled to play halftime at the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving game this past week as part of the national NFL broadcast.
An alleged Lions fan started an online petition to have the team remove Nickelback from the lineup, eventually signing up a reported 55,000 signatures.
The band took it in stride and created a video for humor site Funny Or Die, where they sought advice on how to deal with the Detroit situation.
The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.
For a full list of hennemusic Hot 10 charts, check out the archives here.
hennemusic Hot 10
week ending November 27, 2011
01 – VIDEO: Nickelback responds to NFL petition
02 – Chickenfoot: Michael Anthony drama-free without Van Halen
03 – Steven Tyler turned down offer to record with Led Zeppelin
04 – AUDIO: Preview lost L.A. Woman track by The Doors
05 – Guns N’ Roses: Wednesday’s Albany concert canceled
06 – AUDIO: Chris Cornell rocks Led Zeppelin, John Lennon on Howard Stern
07 – Sammy Hagar: Charlie Sheen reminds me of Eddie Van Halen
08 – PHOTO: Hard Rock Café Hollywood adds giant Van Halen guitar
09 – Alter Bridge guitarist hears new Van Halen album
10 – VIDEO: Josh Krajcik rocks Rolling Stones on X Factor
Nickelback – When We Stand Together
Nov 20: Gene Simmons
Nov 13: Van HalenNov 06: Motley Crue
Oct 30: Guns N’ Roses
Oct 23: Black Sabbath
Oct 16: Guns N’ Roses
Oct 09: Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed
Oct 02: Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed
Sep 25: Guns N’ Roses
Sep 18: Duff McKagan
Sep 11: Van Halen
Sep 04: Motley Crue
Aug 28: Tom Waits
Aug 21: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Aug 14: Metallica
Aug 07: Van Halen
Jul 31: Van Halen
Jul 24: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jul 17: James Durbin
Jul 10: Steven Tyler
Jul 03: James Durbin