Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback are engaged? Sure.

Did we just read that Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger are engaged to be married?

Why yes — yes we did.


People’s website has the scoop, and apparently Lavigne, 27, and Kroeger, 37, first hooked up in February to collaborate on a song for Lavigne’s forthcoming record. Kroeger popped the question on Aug. 8 with a 14-carat diamond, according to People.

Yes, that’s 14 as in 1-4. Yikes.

Blame Canada? Sure.

What we want to know: When does the supergroup come in — Lavigne’s polished pop mixed with Kroeger’s redundant rock? Can you imagine a mash-up of “Complicated” and “How You Remind Me” — or don’t you want to?

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and editor at The Denver Post.