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Rick Nielsen Selling Off Guitars Online

Cheap Trick star Rick Nielsen is clearing out his studio by auctioning off guitars and other music equipment online.The rocker, who claims to own over 400 guitars, recently teamed up with officials at Reverb.com to...

Foo Fighters End Week-long Tv Residency With Hero Rick Nielsen

Rockers the Foo Fighters closed out their week-long residency on America's The Late Show With David Letterman by performing their new single with Cheap Trick star Rick Nielsen.Dave Grohl and his bandmates, who are all...

Fire Scare At Cheap Trick Gig

Firefighters were called to a Cheap Trick gig in Pennsylvania on Friday night (06Jun14) after a sound speaker reportedly caught alight.The band had reportedly finished performing at the American Music Theater in Lancaster when the...

Cheap Trick Rockers Sued By Drummer And Ex-manager

Rockers Cheap Trick are facing legal action from their drummer and former manager over allegations of breach of contract.Percussionist Brad Carlson, aka Bun E. Carlos, stopped touring with the Surrender hitmakers in 2010, but he...

Cheap Trick File Lawsuit Against Canadian Festival

Rockers Cheap Trick have filed a lawsuit against the organisers of a Canadian music festival after the band and its crew were almost killed onstage.The Surrender hitmakers narrowly escaped serious injury after the main stage...

Cheap Trick To Revisit At Budokan Album For 35th Anniversary

Rockers Cheap Trick are planning to revisit their groundbreaking live album At Budokan to mark the 35th anniversary of the release.The Surrender hitmakers will perform the same songs in the same order they did at...

Stevie Nicks To Front Dave Grohl's Sundance Supergroup

Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and John Fogerty will make up Dave Grohl's new supergroup when the Foo Fighters rocker launches his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival later this...

Stage Company To Blame For Cheap Trick Collapse

Investigators looking into the stage collapse that almost cost the members of Cheap Trick their lives have ruled poor workmanship was responsible for the 2011 Cisco Bluesfest disaster in Ottawa, Ontario.The rigging came crashing down...

Cheap Trick To Kick Off Earth Day In Washington, D.c.

Rockers Cheap Trick will kick off Earth Day celebrations in America on Sunday (22Apr12) by playing at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.The I Want You to Want Me hitmakers will perform at the Mobilize...

Aerosmith Return To U.s. For Three-month Summer Tour

Aerosmith are to return to the road in America for the first time since frontman Steven Tyler fell from a stage in 2009, for an 18-date tour with veteran rockers Cheap Trick.The Global Warming Tour...

Veteran Rockers Win Big In Digital Royalties Battle

Cheap Trick and The Allman Brothers have won a major legal battle with record executives at Sony over digital music royalties.The label bosses have agreed to pay almost $8 million (Gbp5 million) as part of...

Cheap Trick Call For Clamp Down On Stage Companies

Rockers Cheap Trick are pushing for new U.S. legislation to govern promoters erecting temporary stages at outdoor music events after narrowly escaping tragedy at a summer (11) show in Canada.The group's equipment was trashed and...

Cheap Trick Pull Out Of September Show Over Staging Concerns

Rockers Cheap Trick have scrapped a show in Vancouver, Canada on 1 September (11) over structural concerns - just weeks after they had to run for their lives as a stage collapsed around them amid...

Cheap Trick Looking For Replacement Gear After Storms Claim Guitars/drums

Rockers Cheap Trick are scrambling to get replacement equipment for an upcoming show in Buffalo, New York after guitars, drums and effects were destroyed by storms at a festival on Sunday (17Jul11).The group narrowly escaped...

Cheap Trick 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Stage Collapses

Cheap Trick, the American rock band from Illinois, claim they are "lucky to be alive" after the main stage at the Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed midway through their set on Sunday evening (17th July 2011) Cheap...

Cheap Trick Escape Stage Collapse

Veteran rockers Cheap Trick narrowly escaped serious injury after the main stage at a Canadian music festival collapsed during the band's set.The group was performing at the Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday night (17Jul11)...

Heavy Rockers Turn Up The Volume On Sinatra Classics For Tribute Album

CHEAP TRICK star ROBIN ZANDER and GLENN HUGHES are among the heavy rockers who have come together to record the oddest tribute album to FRANK SINATRA.The duo and members of bands like Twisted Sister, Anthrax...

John Paul Jones Honoured At Classic Rock Awards

Led Zeppelin star John Paul Jones was given the Outstanding Contribution award at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards last night (10.11.10).The bass player received the prestigious accolade at the annual event -...

Cheap Trick Get The Ok To Take Beatles' Sgt. Pepper To Vegas

CHEAP TRICK's BEATLES tribute show has been given the OK to march on Las Vegas.The classic rock act will perform the Fab Four's landmark album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety at...

Rockett Denies Poison Rift With Def Leppard

POISON drummer RIKKI ROCKETT has dismissed a fall-out with fellow rockers DEF LEPPARD - insisting the bands share a "real mutual respect". Rockett's group was reported to have clashed with Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott in...

Hanson Star Forms Supergroup With Pumpkins' Iha

The stars of SMASHING PUMPKINS, CHEAP TRICK and HANSON have come together to form one of the most eclectic supergroups ever. Tinted Windows features Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos, Hanson's Taylor...

Cheap Trick Plan Beatles Tribute In Las Vegas

Classic rockers CHEAP TRICK are in negotiations to stage a massive BEATLES symphonic show in Las Vegas. The Surrender hitmakers staged a tribute to the Fab Four at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2007 -...

Cheap Trick Plan Beatles Tribute In Las Vegas

Classic rockers CHEAP TRICK are in negotiations to stage a massive BEATLES symphonic show in Las Vegas. The Surrender hitmakers staged a tribute to the Fab Four at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2007 -...

Cheap Trick Star Launches Hotel Plans

Colourful CHEAP TRICK rocker RICK NIELSEN is set to become the latest celebrity hotelier after announcing plans to open a hotel/restaurant in his adopted Rockford, Illinois. The Surrender hitmaker's new place, Rick's, will also include...

Delp Tribute Concert Planned

CHEAP TRICK and SAMMY HAGAR will join the existing members of BOSTON to pay tribute to the rock group's late frontman Brad Delp, who died in March (07). The acts will join the members of...

Cheap Trick To Pay Tribute To The Beatles At Sgt Pepper Party

Rockers CHEAP TRICK have signed on to be the house band for a 40th anniversary celebration of THE BEATLES' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The Surrender hitmakers will back a string of star...

Supergroup Formed For Superbowl Countdown

AEROSMITH star JOE PERRY, CHEAP TRICK star RICK NIELSEN and members of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's E STREET BAND have formed a supergroup with country maverick HANK WILLIAMS JR to pay tribute to American football. The unnamed...

Allman Brothers And Cheap Trick Sue Sony

Rock bands CHEAP TRICK and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS are suing Sony Music, alleging the company cheated them out of royalties for songs downloaded legally over the internet. The musicians filed suits in New York City...

Aerosmith Join Rockers At First Sturgis Bike Show

AEROSMITH, SAMMY HAGAR, STEPPENWOLF and KEITH URBAN are among the names who will cheer on America's Hell's Angels and other bikers at the inaugural Rock'n The Rally music festival this August (06). The acts will...

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