|“Side of a Bullet”|
|“Side of a Bullet” cover|
| Single by Nickelback|
from the album All the Right Reasons
|Recorded||2005 in Abbotsford, BC, Canada|
|Genre||Alternative metal, hard rock|
|Writer(s)|| Chad Kroeger,|
|Nickelback singles chronology|
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.
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||7|