Get in the Spirit with Cheap Trick’s New ‘Christmas Christmas’ Album (Stream)

Get in the Spirit with Cheap Trick’s New ‘Christmas Christmas’ Album (Stream)

Tireless power-pop gods Cheap Trick just don’t quit — from touring relentlessly to releasing new albums, they’re quite active these days. And a few months back, they released their first-ever holiday album. With the big day approaching (it’s exactly one week away as this is written), we figured it was only appropriate to make sure […]

Joe Perry Teams Up with Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander for New Solo Single ‘Aye, Aye, Aye’ — Listen

Joe Perry Teams Up with Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander for New Solo Single ‘Aye, Aye, Aye’ — Listen

Aerosmith guitar legend Joe Perry will begin 2018 with a bang when he releases Sweetzerland Manifesto, a new solo studio record featuring a number of special guests. One of the guests featured on the album is Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, as he joins Perry for a song called “Aye, Aye, Aye.” Stream the energetic track […]

Cheap Trick’s First Holiday Album, ‘Christmas Christmas,’ Coming Out 10/20

Cheap Trick’s First Holiday Album, ‘Christmas Christmas,’ Coming Out 10/20

These are almost impossibly busy times for Cheap Trick — the long-running power-pop heroes just released an acclaimed new album, We’re All Alright, and completed a lengthy summer tour alongside Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience (click here for some great photos from a show). Somehow, despite that busy schedule, the band found time […]

We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

A sample question from the TV show Jeopardy would read… “Two heartthrobs, two weirdos and a pulverizing sound mining Beatles-esque melodic magic affixed to Who/Yardbirds/Kinks muscle. The answer… “What is Cheap Trick?” Since storming the scene in the late ‘70s, Cheap Trick have weathered Mount Olympus commercial highs, devastating commercial misfortune, band lineup changes and […]

An Oral History of the Raspberries’ 2004 Reunion and New ‘Pop Art Live’ Album

An Oral History of the Raspberries’ 2004 Reunion and New ‘Pop Art Live’ Album

A monster hit in 1972, “Go All The Way” put Raspberries on the musical map. Through the years, the band has boasted some serious heavyweight fans numbering the likes of John Lennon, Tom Petty, Paul Stanley, Rick Springfield, Axl Rose and Jon Bon Jovi. Bruce Springsteen, in particular, has been a fervent champion of the […]

Photos: Foreigner/Cheap Trick/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppeiln Experience Rock Camden, NJ

Photos: Foreigner/Cheap Trick/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppeiln Experience Rock Camden, NJ

(Review and all photographs by Sreve Trager) Seems like almost yesterday when Foreigner formed back in 1976, which began a path that led them to their current status as classic rock icons. As a four-piece churning out hit after hit and earning numerous No. 1’s and multiple Top 10 hits, who would ever imagine that Foreigner would still be […]

From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers – Stacy Jones is the Ultimate Music Utility Man (Q&A)

From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers – Stacy Jones is the Ultimate Music Utility Man (Q&A)

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen Stacy Jones make music, whether you know it or not. Over the years, he’s been a drummer, lead singer, guitarist, producer and Music Director — disparate roles for an ultimate music utility man, so to speak. From his early days in Letters to Cleo to his alt/rock era […]