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Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Recalls His First Musical Memory

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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

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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

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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

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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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Cheap Trick Drummer: I’m Still In the Band, but I Don’t Talk to Them

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If you don't tour with a group and never talk to your bandmates anymore, are you still actually in the band? According to Cheap Trick drummer Bun E Carlos ... yes.

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Cheap Trick to Perform at Washington D.C. Earth Day Rally

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Cheap Trick will rock the nation's capitol on this coming Sunday, April 22. The classic rockers are part of the entertainment for an Earth Day rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C., which according to the band's website runs from 12PM to 7PM ET.

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No. 44 Cheap Trick, ‘I Want You To Want Me’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

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In the spring of 1979, you couldn't escape the sounds of 'I Want You To Want Me,' the first big hit from Cheap Trick.Then again, why would you want to?

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Aerosmith + Cheap Trick 2012 Summer Tour Dates Announced

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John W. Ferguson / Jo Hale, Getty Images

Aerosmith and Cheap Trick have just announced their 2012 summer tour dates, labeling their sizzling pair-up the ‘Global Warming Tour.’ After a successful tour in South America and Japan, Boston’s finest, along with the pride of Rockford, Ill., will return to the USA and kick things off in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 16.

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Rick Nielsen Visits Steven Tyler at American Idol – Pic of the Week

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While backstage at ‘American Idol’ might not be the most likely place to see Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, last night (March 15) that’s exactly where he could be found. 'Idol' judge and Aerosmith mouthpiece Steven Tyler posted the photo above on Twitter of Rick Nielsen posing with Tyler’s fellow judge Randy Jackson and ‘American Idol’ alumni Chris Daughtry with the caption, “Look who stopped by the Luv Shak at Idol.”

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