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25 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Release ‘Lap of Luxury’

Epic Records
Epic Records

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.

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Cheap Trick To Celebrate Anniversary of ‘Budokan’ With Streaming, Broadcast Concerts

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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.

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Cheap Trick And Pat Benatar Announce Summer 2013 Tour

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Kevin Winter/Mark Davis, Getty Images

Cheap Trick and Pat Benatar + Neil Giraldo will be teaming up for a run of US concert dates this summer, in what should prove to be a can't miss evening.

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Anthrax Releases Cover of Cheap Trick’s ‘Big Eyes’

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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.

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Top 10 Cheap Trick Songs

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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.

In fact, the quartet is a textbook case of being the sum of i

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Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder, ‘From Can to Can’t’ – Song Review

Sound City
RCA / Roswell

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.

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Weekend Songs: Cheap Trick, ‘Surrender’

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Brian Bahr, Getty Images

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.

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Cheap Trick Discuss Camaraderie and Competition With Aerosmith

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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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Cheap Trick Drummer, Co-Founder Bun E. Carlos Shut Out of Band’s New Recording

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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.'

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Cheap Trick’s ‘In Color’ Turns 35

Epic Records
Epic Records

We take a moment here to salute the sophomore LP by one of rock and roll's greatest bands, 'In Color' by Cheap Trick. Released in September of 1977, it was a sharp turn from the band's raw and bl

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