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.
While Cheap Trick's original drummer hasn't been seen on the road with the band in a couple of years, he insists he's still very much a part of the band. So Bun E. Carlos was shocked when he wasn't included when his band was invited to record a song for the next 'A Very Special Christmas.'
Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen isn't ready to be relegated to relic status just yet. Still, fans will be happy to know that the man, his legendary band -- and yes, all those guitars -- are the subject of a special exhibit at the Burpee Museum Of Natural History, located in the band's hometown of Rockford, Ill.
When you're a headliner, you're awarded certain privileges. When you're playing your hometown, you probably even get more favorable treatment. And if you're a band as big as Aerosmith and your opening act is the equally impressive Cheap Trick, you've got to take advantage of the situation to guest on a classic song.