Cheap Trick Driver Launch Lawsuit Against Ottawa Bluesfest over Stage Collapse
... suffered an abdomen laceration, which later became infected, and also experienced trauma to his right thigh. He apparently also suffered skin nerve damage and stress disorders due to the accident. The collapse on July 17, 2011, occurred when winds as strong 90 kilometres per hour forced Cheap Trick
to leave the stage at LeBreton Flats. Minutes later, the structure caved in on itself. Miraculously, no one died in the accident, but several were left injured. Later, Cheap Trick
called for an investigation into the incident and petitioned the U.S. Government to help prevent similar situations and promote stage safety. Cheap Trick
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Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo plot summer course, including shows with Cheap Trick
... Pat Benatar and husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo will join forces with Cheap Trick
for a short summer co-headlining run before conquering a slew of their own dates. The two acts will begin their excursion with a June 7 show in Lincoln, CA, followed by another six concerts before wrapping up June 20 in Vienna, VA. Benatar and crew will then head out on their own, crisscrossing the U.S. and parts of Canada over the course of two months. That portion features nearly three dozen club, theater and casino shows through the end of August. Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo plot summer course, including shows with Cheap Trick
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Cheap Trick's Budokan Anniversary Concert Streaming Online
... (hennemusic) Cheap Trick
celebrated the 35th anniversary of their legendary show in Budokan, Japan on Sunday in New York. The band played the exact April 28th, 1978 Budokan set at the John Varvatos Bowery boutique in New York City, the former home of seminal underground music club CBGB's. The event was streamed live online and an archive of the show can be viewed online; the feed will only be available for a 48-hour period. Cheap Trick
will do it all again on Tuesday when they will perform the exact April 30th, 1978 Budokan set at the El Rey in Los Angeles, CA. This show will air live nationally on AXS TV. Check out the stream here. hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Cheap Trick
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Cheap Trick (1974-)
Robin Zander (vocals) 1974-
Tom Petersson (bass) 1974-1980; 1986-
Rick Nielsen (guitar) 1974-
Bun E. Carlos (drums) 1974-
Pete Comita (bass) 1980-1981
Jon Brant (bass) 1981-1986
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Some of Nielsen's previous bands include: the Boyz, the Grim Reapers, and the Phaetons. Nielsen and Petersson were in Fuse together and the two of them joined Carlos in Sick Man of Europe. The singer of that group was Robert "Stewkey" Antoni, formerly of Nazz (Todd Rundgren's early group). Rundgren would later produce for them.
Their manager, Ken Adamany, had played with Steve Miller in high school.
Some of the bands Cheap Trick opened for: The Kinks, Kiss, Boston, and Santana.
Their first 3 albums did significantly better in Japan than in the US (their home country). After they recorded Live At Budokan, they broke through at home.
Nielsen, Zander, and Carlos all played on John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1980 album Double Fantasy. They are not credited and it is unsure whether the songs they played on have been released.
During Petersson's departure, he played minor league baseball in Florida, in addition to forming a band with his wife as vocalist.
Nielsen has an extensive collection of guitars. He even released a book featuring some of the wackier models, some valued upwards of 100 thousand dollars. He tours with more then 25, but really uses only four or five.
Nielsen had Hamer build him a guitar with 5 necks. It is very heavy, but Nielsen says the guitar will get "more applause than I ever will." (thanks, Jeff - Seaville, NJ)
They created the theme song for That 70's Show, and then made the full version. It's called "Hangin' Out." (thanks, jeff - glendale, AZ)
The TV series That '70s Show
got Cheap Trick to do a version of their theme song ("In the Street," originally recorded by Big Star in 1972) before the show's second season. A notable addition was the "we're all alright" chant borrowed from their song "Surrender
." (thanks, Mike - San Francisco, CA)
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.