Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that you know at least some of the words to Nickelback’s string of radio hits — “How Your Remind Me,” “Someday,” “Rockstar,” “If Today Was Your Last Day” and “Never Gonna Be Alone,” to name a few. Often criticized by some for sound-alike songs and “selling out” to mainstream pop, the group has sold more than 20 million albums in the U.S. and been a mainstay of Billboard music charts since 2001.
>> Nickelback will perform at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave, Phoenix. Special guests are Three Days Grace and Buckcherry. $39.50-$106.20. (800) 745-3000 or livenation.com.