Cheap Trick formed in the mid-'70s in Illinois with a bag of power-pop tricks cribbed from bands like the Beatles and Badfinger. But guitarist Rick Nielsen was also a fan and student of the era's guitar heroes, so the power in Cheap Trick's power-pop was just as prevalent as the pop. After three albums slowly expanded their increasing fan base, a fluke live album, 'Cheap Trick at Budokan,' originally released only in Japan, became a Top 5 hit in the U.S. They scored only one more Top 10 album since that 1979 classic ('Dream Police,' also released in 1979 and actually all set to hit shelves when it was delayed to give 'Budokan' time to grow) but have remained a popular live act.
How Cheap Trick Explored New Sounds With 'I Want You to Want Me'
Excerpt from new book shares how producer Tom Werman "made a heavy band sound wimpy."
Rod Stewart Kicks off 2022 Tour With Cheap Trick: Set Lists
These dates might be the last to feature the former Faces singer's catalog of hits.
Boston Calling Weathers Storms, Cancellations: Gallery, Review
Nine Inch Nails and Metallica helped the festival push past bad weather and lineup changes.
Cheap Trick Play 66 Different Songs During Four-Night Vegas Run
Band performs only eight repeats during residency at city's STRAT Theater.
Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick Share 2022 North American Tour Dates
Summer road trip runs from June 10 through Sept. 17.
Cheap Trick and Sons Play First Post-Pandemic Concert
Hello there, ladies and gentlemen!
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson ‘Much Better’ After Heart Surgery
Despite improved health, bassist admits he experienced "post-traumatic stress" following the procedure.
Underrated Cheap Trick: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
This band certainly knows what to do when the red light is on, as this deep dive into their catalog reveals.
Cheap Trick Won National Honor Via Rick Nielsen Family Friend
Local librarian put wheels in motion to have 'Budokan' live album added to Recording Registry.
Cheap Trick's Tom Petersson Recuperating After Open-Heart Surgery
Clarifying why he stayed seated during band's 'Late Show' performance, bassist wrote that he's "slowly but surely getting stronger every day" after procedure.