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Not My Job: Nickel Creek Frontman Chris Thile Gets Quizzed On Nickelback

Chris Thile plays his mandolin onstage at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn.

Chris Thile asked his parents for a mandolin when he was 2 years old. In the decades since, Thile has fronted the bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers and, while he was at it, won a MacArthur "genius" grant and sold millions of records. Next month, he will take over as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion.

We've invited Thile, frontman for Nickel Creek, to answer three questions about Nickelback, the Canadian band that some have called the worst rock 'n' roll band of all time.

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