When Cheap Trick tried to ‘out-pop’ Abba with a track on their second album, it went on to become a surprise hit and the band’s defining moment… The Story Behind The Song: I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick Link to original article here

With a pair of pretty boys and a pair of geeks and some glorious songs, Cheap Trick once ruled the pop-rock world… Cheap Trick: a guide to their best albums Link to original article here

Sometimes the record company is right…. When the new Billboard Top 100 Chart came out on July 9, 1988, Cheap Trick hit the #1 spot for the first and only time with the song “The Flame.” It would spend two weeks at the top. When guitarist Rick Nielsen first heard the song, he hated it, […]

On April 1, 2008, then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declared the day “Cheap Trick Day” in honor of its native sons. The band, being from Rockford, IL were very honored. Today, 10 years later, Cheap Trick is still rockin’!!! Governor Blagojevich (yeah, try spelling that with spell check on) is, like many other Illinois Governors, […]

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