1. Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos to Release Solo Album in June

    April 08, 2016 3:30 PM EDT Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos -- whose band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night (April 8) by Kid Rock -- will be releasing a solo album, Greetings From Bunezuela! , on June 24. The 13-song album, arriving on eOne Music, includes 10 cover tracks, such as…

  2. Cheap Trick Without Bun E. Carlos? Drummer Reacts to 'Shock' Snub

    September 11, 2012 8:30 PM EDT Founding Member Left Off New Song, Warns Band 'Simply Can't Make a Recording Without Me' Bun E. Carlos wasn't invited to play drums on an upcoming Cheap Trick recording for the "A Very Special Christmas" series, and though he's annoyed by this latest slight,…

  3. Fountains of Wayne Move Past 'Stacy's Mom' With Fifth Album

    July 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The Fountains of Wayne camp has a term for casual fans most familiar with the group for its 2003 smash single "Stacy's Mom," which peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Our manager calls them 'drive-bys,'" lead singer/co-songwriter Chris Collingwood…

  4. SXSW Day 2 Brings STP, Cheap Trick Performances, Alex Chilton Tributes

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT The music kicked into high gear on the second full day of the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin, TX, though the celebrations were tempered by sadness as fans and fellow musicians reacted to the death of Alex Chilton . Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a…

  5. Cheap Trick Lays Out Future Plans At SXSW

    March 18, 2010 10:15 AM EDT C heap Trick is contemplating another run of full-album shows, similar to what the veteran band did during the late '90s. During a public interview Wednesday at the South By Southwest Music + Media Conference, frontman Robin Zander acknowledge that "we're thinking about doing…

  6. Hanson To Debut New Songs On Fall Tour

    August 21, 2009 1:14 PM EDT Hanson plans to play a bunch of new music for its fans this fall -- even though the sibling trio's new album won't come out until probably the spring of 2010. "We've tried since we started to not go more than a year without throwing something new to the fans," singer…

  7. Cheap Trick Preps 'The Latest'

    May 28, 2009 6:58 PM EDT Cheap Trick is stepping outside of the label world to release its next studio album, "The Latest," itself. The veteran rock group will start taking pre-orders for the 13-track set, which it recorded during the past year mostly in Los Angeles with producer Julian Raymond, on Friday…

  8. Tinted Windows Ready To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2009 12:58 PM EDT After playing some showcase performances, including three at this year's South By Southwest Music & Media Conference, the all-star group Tinted Windows is facing the harsh reality of some "real" tour dates -- which is proving to be a challenge. "From the point of view…

  9. Power Pop Supergroup Tinted Windows Talks Debut Album

    February 24, 2009 2:26 PM EST Newly-formed power pop supergroup Tinted Windows have set an April 21 release date for their debut self-titled album, due via S-Curve. As previously reported , the band comprises singer Taylor Hanson of Hanson, guitarist James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins, bassist Adam Schlesinger of Ivy and…

  10. Iha, Carlos, Hanson, Schlesinger Form Band

    February 17, 2009 5:32 PM EST Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Hanson's Taylor Hanson and Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger have formed a new band, Tinted Windows. The group has recorded its debut album at Stratosphere Sound Studios in New York, which…

  11. Underground Garage

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. ELO, Kiddies, Cheap Trick shows the world what the word legendary is all about by capturing our Coolest Song in the…

  12. 'Rock' Attack

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick returns this week with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed the group over three decades ago. Veteran rock act Cheap Trick returns this week with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed the…

  13. Cheap Trick Roars Back On 'Rockford'

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will return on June 6 with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed the group over three decades ago. Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will return on June 6 with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed…

  14. Special One

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sometimes musical formulae do not change, and it is all for the best. Sometimes musical formulae do not change, and it is all for the best. Cheap Trick's recipe has been immutable for nearly 30 years, and it still goes down tasty on the Illinois band's latest release, issued on its…

  15. Ailments Deter Carlos, Etheridge, Moreno

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Various medical conditions have sidelined Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Melissa Etheridge, and Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno, forcing the postponement of live shows and other appearances. Various medical conditions have sidelined Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Melissa Etheridge,…

  16. 'Silver' Celebrates Cheap Trick's 25th

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST On Tuesday (Feb. 27), rock vets Cheap Trick will release "Silver," a two-disc live album recorded at the band's 1999 25th anniversary hometown concert in Rockford, Ill. More than 15,000 fans showed up On Tuesday (Feb. 27), rock vets Cheap Trick will release "Silver,"…