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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’

Cheap Trick
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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Jo Hale / Mark Davis, Getty Images

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

Bun Carlos
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

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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Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Recalls His First Musical Memory

Cheap Trick
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Sometimes it's a guitar lick, sometimes it's seeing someone on TV, but for Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, his first musical memory came from his father and an accidental stage appearance.

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Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick Exhibit Opens in Band’s Hometown Museum

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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.

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Cheap Trick Snag Aerosmith Guitarist Brad Whitford for Guest Appearance in Boston

Cheap Trick-Aerosmith
Jo Hale / John W. Ferguson, Getty Images

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.

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Cheap Trick – Bizarre Tour Rider Requests

Simone Joyner / Frazer Harrison / Jo Hale, Getty Images
Simone Joyner / Frazer Harrison / Jo Hale, Getty Images

Odds are pretty good that if you're going to see Cheap Trick, you'll see them on a very specifically-sized stage. The band requested in their tour rider that their stage be professional and level: no less than 40 feet wide by 40 feet deep and four to five feet high off the ground.

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Cheap Trick: Captivating Tour Posters

Captivating Tour Posters
GigPosters.com

This is a classic piece of artwork, from the very recognizable image of Rick Nielsen rocking out on guitar to the typewriter-esque lettering that's been the Cheap Trick logo throughout their career.

Apparently red is seen as a motivating color for rock post

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