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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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Cheap Trick Reportedly Releasing a Christmas Album

Cheap Trick are reportedly releasing a Christmas album later this year.

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Big Machine

Cheap Trick, ‘We’re All Alright!': Album Review

Cheap Trick sound positively vibrant and genuinely excited on We're All Alright!

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Epic Records

35 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Take on the ’80 With ‘One on One’

As the '80s began, Cheap Trick were at a crossroads.

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Red Ant

20 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Reboots on an Indie Label With ‘Cheap Trick’

Cheap Trick's 1997 album for Red Ant hearkened back to their debut, but, again, external forces went against them.

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Listen to First Single From Cheap Trick’s New ‘We’re All Alright!’ Album

Cheap Trick have announced a new album along with its first single.

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The Night AC/DC, Cheap Trick and Michael Schenker Group Members Formed a Supergroup: Exclusive Book Excerpt

Ultimate Classic Rock is proud to premiere an excerpt from former Michael Schenker Group bassist Chris Glen's memoir.

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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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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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