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.
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.'
The '80s were not kind to bands that were holdovers from previous decades. Changing styles in both sound and vision made for a bumpy ride for those who sprang from a grittier template. But '70s rockers Cheap Trick beat those odds with 'Lap of Luxury,' which they released on April 12, 1988 -- even if the album is a bit of a musical compromise.
Worn out your vinyl copy of Cheap Trick's legendary 1978 'At Budokan?' Here's a chance to make new memories, as the band presents the same exact set twice in celebration of the concert's 35th anniversary.
Anthrax has released a fourth song from their upcoming album of classic rock covers called 'Anthems.' The group revealed a version of 'Big Eyes' by Cheap Trick for fans to enjoy. The entire album will be available on March 19 in the United States and on March 22 in Europe.
In the ’70s, a parade of great Cheap Trick songs put Rockford, Illinois, on the rock & roll map. The godfathers of power-pop used the pin-up looks of frontman Robin Zander to lure in legions of fans -- and then bowled them over with a potent arsenal of blues, new-wave, psych-pop and punk touchstones.
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More sounds from the upcoming 'Sound City Reel to Reel' album have been released. Rocker and film director Dave Grohl has teamed with Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and bassist Scott Reeder to create 'From Can to Can't,' a soaring rock ballad that will transcend one back to 2002 when everything on the radio was thick with heartache power chords and thin on melody.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
With a cachet like Cheap Trick has, it's not frequent that they open for other bands, but the group just signed on for another leg of dates supporting Aerosmith and that suggests that camaraderie has eclipsed billing in terms of importance for the veteran rockers.
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