Sharing a round of drinks can often create the bonds of friendships needed to form a band (or, for that matter, lead to the arguments that break them up).
They're responsible for two of the top-selling live albums in rock history -- and this summer, they're going on tour together -- so it only makes sense that Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick should end up going toe-to-toe in a Clash of the Titans.
The '70s were the decade of the live rock album, with a few concert sets, such as Kiss' 'Alive!' and Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!,' helping trigger massive mainstream breakthroughs.
Two of the most-loved acts of the mid-to-late ‘70s will be hitting the stage together this summer.
Sammy Hagar and Cheap Trick will play the opening evening of the Carolina Rebellion Festival, held May 2 and 3 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, with Slash following on the second day.
The Mexican resort towns of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit will soon play host to a festival devoted exclusively to classic rock.
Foo Fighters and Rick Nielsen performed 'Something from Nothing' on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' last night (Oct. 17).
After bringing out Zac Brown, Heart and Tony Joe White to join them for the first three nights of their week-long 'Late Show with David Letterman' residency, the Foo Fighters gave themselves a tough act to follow on Thursday.
Cheap Trick's efforts to convince a judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed against the band by exiled drummer Bun E. Carlos have failed.
He's one of rock's most distinctive axemen, but even when he isn't slinging riffs and peeling off licks, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen is a bona fide guitar hero.