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Spins • Cheap Trick: “In Another World”

Spins • Cheap Trick: “In Another World”

| April 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Cheap Trick In Another World (BMG) Cheap Trick’s 20thstudio album packs what fans need from one of Illinois’ most reliably satisfying institutions. “The Summer Looks Good on You” offers stacked harmonies led by Robin Zander, who once again earns his position in the upper reaches of any list of rock’s premier vocalists. The song […]

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Cover Story: Cheap Trick

Cover Story: Cheap Trick

| March 31, 2021 | 2 Comments

  At a seasoned 72, Rick Nielsen is the Frank Buck of the rock and roll world. By his own admission — and he’s not bragging, just stating the facts — the Cheap Trick axeman and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has bagged and brought home over 2,000 guitars in his lifetime. His trophy […]

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File: Hello My Name Is… Cherie Currie

File: Hello My Name Is… Cherie Currie

| May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

A full decade ago, ex-Runaways “front fox” Cherie Currie began work on Blvds of Splendor with former Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum producing. But a funny thing happened on the way to the glam-rock forum. “The plan was to get it done and get it out there,” she says of the set, which […]

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Photo Gallery: ZZ Top with Cheap Trick at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Photo Gallery: ZZ Top with Cheap Trick at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| September 8, 2019 | 1 Comment

That “lil old band from Texas” found its way into the southwest suburbs of Chicago Saturday. ZZ Top has hit the road in celebration of 50 years as a band. The trio, know for excessive facial hair and boogie-infused blues, plowed through five decades of hits and crowd favorites, delivered with a charming dollop of […]

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Photo Gallery: Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Photo Gallery: Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

If it was 1989, this show could have been billed as the World Series of Rock VIII, playing baseball palaces across the country. But nearly 30 years later this tripleheader is basking mostly in the bleachers of nostalgia. Poison, Cheap Trick and Pop Evil threw Ed Spinelli a few choice curve balls while he captured […]

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Photo Gallery – Cheap Trick and Foreigner at HBP at Northerly Island

Photo Gallery – Cheap Trick and Foreigner at HBP at Northerly Island

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ed Spinelli captured Rockford’s favorite sons (Cheap Trick) and one of AOR radio’s music staples (Foreigner) on a beautiful summer night on the lakefront    

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Photo Gallery: Foo Fighters @ Wrigley Field

Photo Gallery: Foo Fighters @ Wrigley Field

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Stadium sell-outs!

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Hot Stove, Cool Music featuring Eddie Vedder @ Metro

Hot Stove, Cool Music featuring Eddie Vedder @ Metro

| July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Eddie from Evanston” and a “cast of thousands” heat up the Metro for a good cause…

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Photo Gallery: Cheap Trick @ Taste Of Joliet

Photo Gallery: Cheap Trick @ Taste Of Joliet

| June 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

Rockford’s very own warmed up a rainy night in Joliet

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Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Riot Fest Chicago – Day Three

Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Riot Fest Chicago – Day Three

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Day Three – Riot Fest Chicago: All Rise…

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Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Cheap Trick

Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Cheap Trick

| February 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

“Good night now ladies and gents…”

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Surrender the collection

Surrender the collection

| August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Strip Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen of his rock star accolades and his behemoth collection of guitars and band memorabilia would land him on an episode of A&E’s ‘Hoarders.” 

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Aerosmith and Cheap Trick live!

Aerosmith and Cheap Trick live!

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Everyone knows what to expect when you go to see a band in concert who’s been together for over 40 years, and whose frontman is in his mid-60s (64 to be exact): the band will move around the stage much less than in their younger, wilder days,

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File: April 2012

File: April 2012

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Portillo’s Music Shell? President Obama flushed his Al Green capital down the toilet when he butchered the word “Lollapalooza” in his explanation for the G-8 deserting Chicago.

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File: December 2011

File: December 2011

| December 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

The cover photo on Taylor Swift’s Holiday Collection – lying apparently topless on a futon while clutching a guitar – set a new low for increasingly tossed-off seasonal albums. Seeking to inject some life into winter music, we asked our staff to dig up the best of what’s around.

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