Cheap Trick Announce North American Tour Dates
... (hennemusic) Cheap Trick
have announced a series of dates as part of their 2014 North American tour. Shows begin February 7 in St. Charles, IL and are currently scheduled to March 15 in Montreal, Quebec. On January 17, 2014, Cheap Trick
will perform on Guitar Center Sessions on Directv's Audience network, joining host Nic Harcourt for the appearance. The band has seven more concerts on their 2013 calendar before breaking for the holidays. Check out the just announced 2014 North American tour dates here. hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Cheap Trick
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Jake E. Lee Returns and Previews New Song Feature Cheap Trick Singer
... (Classic Rock) Jake E Lee is back with his new band Red Dragon Cartel and has released a lyric video for debut track Feeder, featuring Cheap Trick
's Robin Zander on vocals. The new song is taken from the band's self-titled album - which is Lee's first in two decades, due for release on January 27th in the UK, 28th in North America via Frontiers Records. The former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, who went on to form Badlands, gathered a stack of big names for his recording sessions: Paul Di'Anno (ex Iron Maiden), Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, ex Pantera), Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz (Slash), Scott Reeder (ex Kyuss), Maria Brink (In This Moment), Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch), Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick
) and Sass Jordan (SUN). The core band consists of vocalist DJ Smith, bassist Ronnie Mancuso and drummer Jonas Fairley. They got together after Mancuso asked Lee to appear in a video for his band Beggars And Thieves. "I was shocked he agreed," Mancuso admits. "When it premiered there was this kind of outpouring of love for him. Everybody wanted new music - that's when the idea was born." Check out the new song and read more details here. Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. Jake E. Lee Returns and Previews New Song Feature Cheap Trick
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Cheap Trick Announce Guitar Center Sessions Special
... (hennemusic) Cheap Trick
will perform on Guitar Center Sessions on Directv's Audience network on January 17, 2014. The band will join host Nic Harcourt for the appearance. Cheap Trick
have been making headlines recently for a series of legal disputes amongst its band members. In July, original drummer Bun E. Carlos - who has not performed with the group since March of 2010 - filed a lawsuit over claims that the band have refused to compensate him based on existing agreements amongst the group. Earlier this month, Cheap Trick
members Rick Neilsen, Robin Zander and Tom Petersson filed a countersuit against Carlos saying he was ousted from the group when he stopped touring and that left him subject to removal as a corporate director of the band's companies without a unanimous shareholder vote. more on this story 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)
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