ABOUT 'SkidVid Gold' VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged 'SkidVid Gold'. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 1000x578 XviD
ScreenShots included in file.
'Rockstar' is a song by the Canadian rock band Nickelback from their 2005 fifth studio album 'All the Right Reasons'. It was originally released as the fifth single off the album in the U.S. and Canada. When the song was first released in August 2006, a music video was not made for the single. On June 7th 2007 it was reported on VideoStatic.com that a video was being planned. Dori Oskowitz, who directed the band's 'If Everyone Cared' video, returned to direct the music video for the song's re-release.The video would go on to become the top selling music video of 2007 on iTunes. 'Rockstar' is also one of the most successful singles of Nickelback's career in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at No.2 in the UK Singles Chart and No.1 in the UK Official Download Chart. Currently, it is the second biggest selling single of 2008 in the UK.
The video features celebrities and non-celebrities lip synching to the lyrics. The non-celebrities are often filmed in front of iconic landmarks, such as Times Square in New York and Millennium Park in Chicago. Celebrities include Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top [who voices his lines in the song]. Sometimes the lyric they are lip synching relates to themselves. At the end of the video Nickelback is shown playing live on stage; this shot was filmed July 13th 2007 at the Comcast Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
A thread on Yahoo Answers kicked off an attempt to list everyone in the separate shots in the video but still missed lots of people and places. I have included in the file the most current list on the net of all identified participants so far [includes many additions from other sources] and the lyric associated with their shot.