1. Exclusive: Watch the Video for Felix Martin's 'Flashback'

    February 13, 2017 6:18 AM EST Most guitarists find playing just one fretboard at a time to be plenty to keep their hands full. But then you have others like Michael Angelo Batio , Steve Vai and Cheap Trick 's Rick Nielsen who utilize multi-necked guitars to achieve the sound they're going for. Count artist Felix…

  2. Cheap Trick on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction: 'Wow, We're Gonna Be Inducted Into The Thing'

    December 17, 2015 2:30 AM EST Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen's wife did not waste any time celebrating the news that the group will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.  "She's already out buying a dress, buying a black something," Nielsen tells Billboard. But he's not…

  3. Foo Fighters Explore Chicago’s Storied Musical History in ‘Sonic Highways’ Premiere

    October 18, 2014 12:13 PM EDT The premiere features interviews from Buddy Guy, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, producer Steve Albini, and more. Finally, near the end of a two-and-a-half hour set at the wildly intimate Cubby Bear in Chicago on Friday (Oct. 17) night, the Foo Fighters played a new song. Foo Fighters Release &…

  4. Foo Fighters Release 'Something From Nothing': Dave Grohl Explains What Inspired It

    October 16, 2014 4:20 PM EDT Twenty years into their career and the fighters/chart"> Foo Fighters are as hard as ever. The band released their new single, "Something From Nothing," on Thursday (Oct. 16). "Something From Nothing," the lead single off the band's Nov. 10 album Sonic…

  5. Foo Fighters Play Intimate Gig at NYC 'Sonic Highways' Screening

    October 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Leave it to Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl to find the perfect way to get viewers interested in the band's upcoming docu-series, Sonic Highways . "Cameras rolling at all times -- when we were hungover, hungry and whimsical moments. Me and my four husbands, the Foo Fighters,…

  6. Cheap Trick Rocks Live in Bethlehem, Pa.

    November 26, 2012 5:20 PM EST Chart Article PROMOTION Cheap Trick Rocks With Hits & Deep Cuts in Pa. At the Event Center in the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem on Nov. 24, Cheap Trick was announced as "the best band" in the world. While that might be braggadocio open to debate, the group's consistently…

  7. Rick Springfield Talks Rocking With Foo Fighters for 'Big' Dave Grohl Film

    October 09, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Rick Springfield 's been spending a lot of time in the studio lately finishing up his next album, "Songs For the End of the World." But he's also been doing a bit of rocking with some new friends -- Foo Fighters . Springfield tells Billboard that he's cut a new track,…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Cheap Trick: Back To Budokan, Ahead To New CD

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As it prepares to remember its breakthrough with the upcoming "Live at Budokan: 30th Anniversary" boxed set, Cheap Trick is also readying the release of its next studio album. As it prepares to remember its breakthrough with the upcoming "Live at Budokan: 30th Anniversary"…

  13. Colbert Claims Victory Over Decemberists In Shred-Off

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stephen Colbert slayed the competition in a "Shred Off" with the Decemberists -- or at least he claimed to have. Last night's (Dec. 20) "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central was dedicated entirely to a g Stephen Colbert slayed the competition in a "Shred Off"…

  14. Cheap Tricks, Revolting Cocks

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rick Nielsen makes a surprise appearance at a Revolting Cocks show. The sold-out crowd at Chicago's House of Blues Theatre was treated to an all-star rock n' roll extravaganza on July 2nd when Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen hit the stage for a special performance with Al Jourgensen…

  15. 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…

  16. '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…

  17. Ministry Plots Final Disc

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Ministry's days are numbered, according to group leader Al Jourgensen. Jourgensen, who has led the group and its numerous side projects since 1981, says that after Ministry finishes its current MasterBaTour, he…

  18. 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…

  19. Classic Cheap Trick Albums To Be Reissued

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic Cheap Trick albums "Dream Police" and "All Shook Up" will be reissued in expanded form March 7 via Epic/Legacy. The classic Cheap Trick albums "Dream Police" and "All Shook Up" will be reissued in expanded form March 7 via Epic/Legacy. The…

  20. Mellencamp Heads Back To College

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on Tuesday in the form of Indiana native John Mellencamp. The singer/songwriter appeared at Professor Glenn Gass' long-ru A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on…

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