“The pinnacle of dad rock”: This survey claims to have identified the ultimate dad rock band – but there was some surprising competition

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A new survey has crowned Nickelback as the ultimate dad rock band, but the rest of the top 10 list might make for scary reading for some. 

In a new piece of highly important scientific musical analysis, merch website Merchoid asked 3,000 Americans a simple question: 'Which band truly epitomizes dad rock today?’ – and Nickelback stormed the results. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.