Cheap Trick

Billie Joe Armstrong and Joan Jett (Maria Ives for Radio.com)

Billie Joe Armstrong, Alice Cooper Headline Joan Jett Tribute for Little Kids Rock

Cheap Trick, Darlene Love, Brody Dalle and Kathleen Hanna with Adam Horovitz were among the other performers paying tribute to Jett last night in New York City.

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Foo Fighters Team Up With Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen for ‘Stiff Competition’ on ‘Letterman': Watch

Drummer Taylor Hawkins even came out from behind the kit to take the lead vocals — Dave Grohl filled in for him. Hawkins wore an all white suit, nonetheless. Hard to compete with that.

10/17/2014

Bun E. Carlos and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick (animated for Radio.com by MB X. McClain)

Radio.com Minimation: Cheap Trick on Getting Cut from John Lennon’s ‘Double Fantasy’

Like most bands of their generation, the guys from Cheap Trick were huge Beatles fans. So it must have been a thrill when guitarist Rick Nielsen and drummer Bun E. Carlos were invited to play on a John Lennon album.

09/26/2014

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Foo Fighters Confirm Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and The Eagles’ Joe Walsh Among ‘Sonic Highways’ Guests

Band member Nate Mendel calls the new tunes “fairly straight forward Foo Fighters songs and almost every one of them takes a left turn and goes off on some psychic odyssey with guest musicians in the middle.”

09/11/2014

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Cheap Trick Countersues Bun E. Carlos, Claim They Owe Him Nothing

Cheap Trick have filed a countersuit against their drummer Bun E. Carlos. This comes more than a month after Carlos filed a suit against the band claiming they owe him thousands of dollars. In court papers […]

09/05/2013

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Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos Sues Bandmates For Thousands Of Dollars

Though Carlos stopped touring with the band back in 2010, the lawsuit claims that according to an agreement all four members signed he is still considered a full-time member of Cheap Trick and is entitled to money made by the band. This includes “all remuneration that would have been paid to him had he fully performed at all of the live performances,” according to court documents.

07/24/2013

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Cheap Trick Sues Canadian Festival for $1 Million After 2011 Stage Collapse

Though they’re called Cheap Trick, the band is filing an expensive lawsuit against the Ottawa Bluesfest after a stage collapse during their July 2011 performance. The million-dollar suit comes two years after high winds ripped […]

07/11/2013

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10 Rock Songs To Light Your Fire

Don’t burn up this summer without the aid of a rad grill you won from JACK FM. Let us light up your life. Today’s song is “The Flame” by Cheap Trick that makes our buns […]

06/05/2013

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Cheap Trick & Pat Benatar Plan Touring Together This Summer

Are you ready to rock this summer? Besides the plethora of ’90s nostalgia that is happening thanks to bands like Everclear and Sugar Ray with their festivals, there are tons of shows bringing rock back […]

03/27/2013

Dave Grohl & Paul McCartney together at the 12-12-12 Concert. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Dave Grohl’s Classic Rock Credentials

Considering he gets to hang with his idols all day, Dave Grohl has a pretty cool life. Most recently, he’s been playing shows with his Sound City Players, featuring Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Cheap Trick‘s Rick Nielsen and Rick Springfield. His documentary, Sound City, features […]

03/14/2013

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