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35 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Release ‘At Budokan’

Cheap Trick at Budokan
Epic

The 1970s were the decade of the live rock album, with a few concert sets, such as Kiss's 'Alive!' and Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!,' helping trigger massive mainstream breakthroughs. But few were bigger -- or seemed more unlikely -- than 'Cheap Trick at Budokan.'

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Top 10 Rick Nielsen Cheap Trick Songs

Jo Hale, Getty Images
Jo Hale, Getty Images

For nearly 40 years, Rick Nielsen has been the commander-in-chief of one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world. Cheap Trick has been his vision, and as lead guitarist and primary songwriter, Nielsen helped shape the sound, style and attack of the band. More than ably helped by bassist Tom Petersson, drummer Bun E. Carlos and the one and only Robin Zander on vocals, Cheap Trick have been a musical force of few peers since first letting those power chords fly.

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Cheap Trick Join Growing List of SeaWorld Haters

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Just days after Heart's recent cancellation of their SeaWorld performance in light of the controversial documentary 'Blackfish,' Cheap Trick have joined a growing number of artists who have placed the marine-animal theme park on their s--t lists.

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Cheap Trick Announce 2014 Tour Dates

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

During their 40 years as a band, Cheap Trick have been on the road more than they have been at home. And 2014 looks to be shaping up in much the same way.

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Cheap Trick Countersue Bun E. Carlos

Bun E. Carlos
Karl Walter, Getty Images

The members of Cheap Trick have fired back against a lawsuit that was recently filed by their exiled drummer, Bun E. Carlos.

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30 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Next Position Please’ Album Released

Cheap Trick, 'Next Position Please'
Epic Records

A little over a year after scoring a Top 40 hit with their sixth studio album, 1982's 'One on One,' Cheap Trick returned on Aug. 15, 1983 with the follow-up, 'Next Position Please.'

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Cheap Trick Sued by Drummer and Former Manager

Cheap Trick
Michael Putland, Getty Images

Long-simmering tensions between the current members of Cheap Trick and the band's absentee drummer, Bun E. Carlos, appear to be boiling over into the courtroom.

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Cheap Trick Sues Ottawa Bluesfest Over 2011 Stage Collapse

Cheap Trick
Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Two years after the stage collapsed in the middle of Cheap Trick's concert at the Ottawa Bluesfest, the band has filed suit against multiple parties involved in the festival, seeking $1 million in compensation.

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35 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Heaven Tonight’ Album Released

Epic Records
Epic Records

In a span of less than six months, Cheap Trick released one of the all-time great debut albums and its terrific follow-up. The group then delivered a rock and roll triple play with the release of 'Heaven Tonight' in May of 1978.

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Cheap Trick Rock New York City Gig to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of ‘At Budokan’

Cheap Trick
Spencer Kaufman, Ultimate Classic Rock

Cheap Trick took their arena-friendly sounds to an intimate setting in New York City on Sunday night (April 28) to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the performances that were recorded for their landmark live album 'Cheap Trick at Budokan.'

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