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Why I love Cheap Trick - 5
Well, looks like I'm out of stuff to say, so a little biography, I suppose? I could do that. I shall.
So, the band formed in the early 70s. Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson met as teenagers - maybe around College - and they both are from Rockford, Illinois. They started a band called Fuse and it released one album, unsuccessfully. The band subsequently broke up. They replaced their singer with a guy named Stewkey and their drummer, too. That drummer quit and was replaced by Bun E. Carlos. The band moved to Philadelphia and changed their name to Sick Man of Europe, then toured Europe. That was also unsuccessful. So, it was back over to the states and they kicked Stewkey out, replacing him with Xeno. The name was changed to Cheap Trick and eventually Xeno got kicked out. Robin Zander had been asked by Bun E. once to join and the second time Robin said yes. And there it begins.


"When You Need Someone" (1990)
"Saturday at Midnight" (1982)
"Space" (1988)
"Pop Drone" (2003) - was originally 75 minutes long. Not kidding.
"If I Could" (2003)

"Best Band in America" - More like "Best Band in the World"

Rick Nielsen - guitar genius.

Tom looks sooo bored. This was taken inbetween interviews during the 2011 Download Festival.

Gah! People get the best photos! Here, you can really see how blue Tom's eyes are.

Bluesfest 2011 - the stage that almost killed them. They were performing and as you can see, a wind was blowing really hard. The wind only got worse and eventually 100 kilometer straight-line winds blew through and started to move the stage. This freak strom brew up out of nowhere in the middle of Ottawa, Canada. So, the guys got the hell off that stage right before it collapsed in on itself. If they had been on that stage, it easily could've killed them.

A bass war? My money's on Tom.

Hanging out with Blondie.

Cheap Trick - The "New Beatles" (Well, in Japan, anyway)

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