2nd February 1976, Genesis released 'A Trick Of The Tail', their seventh studio album and the first to feature drummer Phil Collins as full-time lead vocalist following the departure of original vocalist Peter Gabriel. After auditioning over 400 vocalists, which saw Collins teaching the potential lead singers the songs, the band decided that Collins should […]

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, […]

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