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Cheap Trick formed in the mid-’70s in Illinois with a bag of power-pop tricks cribbed from bands like the Beatles and Badfinger. But guitarist Rick Nielsen was also a fan and student of the era’s guitar heroes, so the power in Cheap Trick’s power-pop was just as prevalent as the pop. After three albums slowly expanded their increasing fan base, a fluke live album, ‘Cheap Trick at Budokan,’ originally released only in Japan, became a Top 5 hit in the U.S. They scored only one more Top 10 album since that 1979 classic (‘Dream Police,’ also released in 1979 and actually all set to hit shelves when it was delayed to give ‘Budokan’ time to grow) but have remained a popular live act.

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Epic

40 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Goes From Bowling Alleys to the Big Leagues on Their Debut

After paying plenty of dues in Midwestern venues, Cheap Trick made its Epic Records debut in February 1977.

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Brian Bahr, Getty Images

Cheap Trick Confirm Work on a New Studio Album

Cheap Trick took seven years between 'The Latest' and 2016's 'Bang, Zoom, Crazy ... Hello,' their longest stretch between studio efforts ever.

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Robin Zander of Cheap Trick
Jim Belmont

Watch Cheap Trick Perform ‘When I Wake Up Tomorrow’ on ‘Front and Center': Exclusive Premiere

The PBS concert series Front and Center has started its seventh season, premiering a new string of episodes that includes Cheap Trick, who can be seen here playing "When I Wake Up Tomorrow."

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How Cheap Trick Survived the ‘80s

Cheap Trick spent much of the '80s in a career free-fall, but had their biggest hit shortly before the decade's end.

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TheRockPack.com
TheRockPack.com

Cheap Trick, Journey and Foreigner Vets Lead New ‘Rock Pack’ Concert Experience

Promising "hit after hit after hit" with "iconic singers and iconic songs," a new package concert dubbed the Rock Pack has united current and former members from a list of veteran acts.

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Scott Legato / Theo Wargo / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

James Taylor, Cheap Trick, Living Colour and Others Contribute to All-Star ‘Revolver’ Tribute

The Beatles' classic Revolver LP is getting the all-star tribute treatment in honor of its 50th birthday, courtesy of Howard Stern.

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Frazer Harrison / Dave Kotinsky / Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick Kick Off ‘Rock Hall Three for All’ Tour – Videos, Set Lists

One of the most eagerly awaited tours of the summer began on Thursday (July 14) in Clarkston, Mich.

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Matthew Bowie
Matthew Bowie

Bun E. Carlos Takes Chicago to ‘Bunezuela': Concert Review

In most cases, an exiled drummer of a classic rock band performing behind a solo album would appear to be a sad exercise in nostalgia. But then, not everybody is Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos.

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Matthew Bowie
Matthew Bowie

Bun E. Carlos Talks New Solo Album, Cheap Trick and More: Exclusive Interview

It was back in the ‘70s when Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos first had the idea of cutting an album of his favorite songs with the help of his rock 'n' roll pals.

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Kevin Winter / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander Says He’d Happily Sub as AC/DC Frontman

Robin Zander isn't sitting on his laurels, now that Cheap Trick has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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