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Future music warning: Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger, Avril Lavigne get engaged

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Eyeliner queen Avril Lavigne and frontman Chad Kroeger of the much maligned Nickelback are forming a spousal supergroup. The duo are engaged to be married after a six-month courtship, reports People magazine. Take only what you'll need to survive this musical minefield of future collaboration possibilities.

Lavigne, 27, and Kroeger, 37, first got together in February to co-write a song for Lavigne's upcoming fifth studio album. "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together," a Lavigne pal tells PEOPLE. On Aug. 8, Kroeger popped the question, presenting Lavigne with a 14-carat diamond sparkler. 

This is Kroeger's first attempt at wedded bliss, and the second go for Lavigne, who was previously married to Deryck Whibley of Sum 41. 

There's nothing more beautiful than the love of two Canadians. Here's hoping their kids become doctors.

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News of the engagement was like music to Twitter's bleeding ears:

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