If reactions to a now-viral video of Chad Kroeger and company performing “Sad But True” are any indicator, then the answer is yes. Watch the Canadian band’s brave cover of the “Black Album” single below:
Pretty good, right? Nickelback’s drummer even rushed the opening fill, just like Lars Ulrich would! If it weren’t for Kroeger’s shoddy vocal impression of James Hetfield, one might actually mistake the clip’s audio for a live Metallica performance.
Some listeners disagreed with this writer’s opinion and lashed out on Twitter.
Nice try Nickelback but you’re still dogshit,” one person wrote in a mangled tweet. “Metallica are eons ahead of you in longevity, lyrically, instrumentally.”
Others were more positive in their 280-characters-or-less reviews.
If Nickelback’s cover isn’t your thing, check out these other bands’ live tributes to the thrash metal legends instead:
Get ready to line up to get your hands on the first two Dragon Ball Z-inspired pairs dropping on September 29th; the Gokus and the Friezas.
The orange, white and blue pair are immediately recognizable as being inspired by Dragon Ball Z’s main character Goku. The colorway matches Goku’s most famous look, the gi that Goku wears into all of Dragon Ball Z’s most iconic battles.
The sneaker, based on Adidas’ ZZX 500 RM model, is full of details that fans will spot from the show. Tattered materials are inspired by Goku perpetually getting shredded up in battles.
Subtle yellow trim reference his ability to go Super Saiyan and have more fun as a blonde. Even the Flying Nimbus makes an appearance on the side of the shoe. This one is bound to be the star of the collection, just like Goku is always central to the plot of the show.
Appropriately, the other half of this first drop features Goku’s most notorious nemesis, Frieza. The little purple and white bastard gave Goku endless trouble throughout the Dragon Ball Z series and beyond, cropping up to threaten Earth and its heroes over and over.
Pulling directly from Frieza’s own look, this pair is built on Adidas’ Yung 1 for a style that looks slightly more retro than its hero counterpart. The Friezas mix suede and other textiles and has pink trimming to perfectly match the character.
Like the Gokus, there are similar accents and details on the tongue and liner that reference the show and that fans will appreciate.
The battles between Goku and Frieza are widely regarded as some of the most important plot arcs in the show and have kept Dragon Ball a masterpiece of anime for the past few decades.
We couldn’t think of a better set for Adidas to release as the introductory drop for this collaboration and we’ll be lining up to cop these when they launch on September 29th.
You can bet we’ll be keeping our eyes out for the rest of the Adidas x DBZ pairs, inspired by Vegeta, Maijin Bu and others as they come out later in 2018.
We already know that Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss knows how to code, and she’s a big advocate on getting more women to embrace the tech sector and get into coding. In fact, she even has her own coding summer camp for teenage girls called Kode With Klossy.
But Kloss isn’t the only Victoria’s Secret model who codes – Lyndsey Scott, who also has a contract with Calvin Klein and has walked the runway for major names like Gucci and Prada, is also a whiz with computers.
However, when the Instagram account @coding.meme reposted a picture about her impressive skills, some internet trolls couldn’t handle the fact that a successful model could also be legit skilled in computer science.
Regarding the fact that Scott can program in Python, C++, Java, MIPS, and Objective-C, some people decided to challenge her abilities. One user commented:
“Anyone can write code, not many people can write code well though. Languages are easy to learn, but scalable, readable, maintainable, efficient code is not.”
Hmm. I’m going to go ahead and assume the person who posted that comment knows this from firsthand experience and is simply projecting. We can’t all be coders, can we?
“Well, printing hello word these days is considered as coding,” another sneered, trying to refer to the “Hello, World!” program, which is usually the very first program students learn to write. Alas, the commenter couldn’t even spell the name of the program right, so his weak-ass insult fell short.
But the brainy Scott wasn’t here for that kind of negativity, and clapped back at the haters with her own Instagram post.
I normally try to ignore negatively, but decided to jump into the comment section of this one. Not trying to brag lol, just stating facts in the hope I’ll convince at least one negative commenter that programmers can come in all shapes, sizes, genders, races, etc. so they’ll think twice before doubting other women and girls they encounter in tech.
This isn’t the first time the Victoria’s Secret model was open about her coding skills, though. She was a speaker at the 2016 launch of Rewriting the Code, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering females in tech.
Beauty AND brains! Kudos, Lyndsey.
Before we part, let’s check out some ‘grams of the stunning model, just because.
Hey now, slow your roll there, chief. I don’t know what you think this is, but there’s no way in hell that you’re dating my little angel until you tell me which ‘Sailor Moon’ character you are first. Now go ahead and get comfortable so we can start this quiz.