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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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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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Karl Walter, Getty Images

Bun E. Carlos Announces ‘Welcome to Bunezuela!’ Solo LP, Releases Single ‘Do Something Real’

Cheap Trick co-founder Bun E. Carlos has kept a fairly low profile since being replaced in the touring lineup several years ago, but that's about to change.

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Theo Wargo,. Getty Images

Watch Cheap Trick, Deep Purple + Others Close Out Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2016 Ceremony

The inductees ended the night by jamming on Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame."

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Cheap Trick Celebrate Induction at Rock Hall Ceremony

In his induction speech, Kid Rock alluded to the fact that rock 'n' roll underdogs Cheap Trick had three gigs this week alone.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Kid Rock Inducts Cheap Trick Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Kid Rock inducted Cheap Trick into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight.

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David McClister
David McClister

Cheap Trick Biography Getting Reissued

There’s no shortage of things to celebrate this year if you’re a Cheap Trick fan.

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Cheap Trick Talk Rock Hall, Holding Bowie’s Hand and Covering the Beatles for Michael Jackson

Cheap Trick stopped by the Howard Stern Show on April 6 to talk about their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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