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Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has told Men's Health magazine that he is looking forward to the "most unique wedding that the planet has probably ever seen" when he and pop singer Avril Lavigne get married. Kroeger explained, "She's got great ideas. I would have gone a little too traditional, I think, and she's giving it a real rock 'n' roll edge. The groomsmen won't be wearing piano neckties (but) let's just say she's taking the bull by the horns and steering the ship towards what is going to be the most unique wedding that the planet has probably ever seen."
Kroeger added that he's happy to let Lavigne take the reins on the wedding plans, saying, "We (grooms) get such an incredibly small chunk in terms of what we can actually participate in. I get control over nothing. I just show up. But I'm glad, because she has traversed these territories before. These are unchartered waters for me. So it's nice to have her to guide me through this."
Lavigne was previously married to Sum 41 frontman Derick Whibley. The marriage lasted from 2006 to 2009.
Kroeger and Lavigne, who are 10 years apart in age, surprised the music world this past summer by announcing their engagement, which followed six months of dating.
The couple met when Kroeger began helping Lavigne with songs for her new album. The courtship was kept so quiet that very few people knew the two Canadians were actually seeing each other romantically.
As for his one-time reputation as a player -- with Kroeger once describing himself as a "walking penis" to Playboy -- the singer/guitarist said, "I don't think my libido has changed. I just think that my rolodex has been confiscated. And I'm okay with that."