“Side of a Bullet”
“Side of a Bullet” cover
Single by Nickelback
from the album All the Right Reasons
Released March 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2005 in Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock
Length 3:00
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Chad Kroeger,
Nickelback singles chronology
"If Everyone Cared"
"Side of a Bullet"
"Gotta Be Somebody"

"Side of a Bullet" is Nickelback's seventh and final single from the album All The Right Reasons, as announced on [1] The song was released only to U.S. rock stations.

The song is a tribute song to Dimebag Darrell who was shot on stage while performing in Columbus, Ohio. The lyrics for "Side of a Bullet" focus on the murder of Darrell and the aftermath therof. It takes place in an alternative universe where the murderer is still alive and Chad Kroeger is planning his revenge.

The guitar solo is by Dimebag from the Far Beyond Driven era. It was sent to Nickelback by Dimebag's girlfriend and his brother Vinnie Paul. At first Nickelback wanted to have Vinnie Paul playing on the track but he refused by stating that Nickelback's drummer Daniel Adair performed as well as he could. Chad Kroeger, Nickelback's singer/guitarist, said that when he performs this song he actually feels that Dimebag still has a presence on the stage.

The song had received radio play on certain rock stations across the U.S. for quite some time before its official release. It charted on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Chart, peaking at #7, giving Nickelback their fourth top ten hit on the chart from All the Right Reasons.


Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 7


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