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

Bun E. Carlos 2016
Mike Graham

Bun E. Carlos

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 the Bee Gees’ “Idea,” The Rolling Stones’ "Tell Me" and The Who's "Armenia in the Sky." In fact, first single “Do Something Real” is a cover of a Robert Pollard solo song, and the Guided by Voices vocalist sings on the track.

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The album also features such guests as original Cheap Trick vocalist Xeno, Hanson, Alejandro Escovedo, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner and Wilco’s John Stirratt.

The album’s current track listing is as follows:
“Do Something Real”: Robert Pollard, lead vocal (Robert Pollard solo track)
“Him or Me”: featuring Hanson (Paul Revere & The Raiders)
“Armenia in the Sky”: John Stirratt, lead vocal (The Who)
“I Love You No More”: Alex Dezen, lead vocal (The Blackstones)
“Tell Me - Alejandro Escovedo, lead vocal (The Rolling Stones)
“It Takes a Lot to Laugh, a Train to Cry”: Dave Pirner, lead vocal (Bob Dylan)
“Let the Mystery Be”: Xeno, lead vocal (Iris DeMent)
“Idea”: Robert Pollard, lead vocal (Bee Gees)
“Le Cactus”: Nicholas Tremulis, lead vocal (Jacque DuTronc)
“I Can Only Give You Everything”: Rick Rizzo, lead vocal (Them)
“Slow Down”: Alejandro Escovido, lead vocal (Alejandro Escovedo)
“Count On Me”: Xeno, lead vocal (Fra Lippo Lippi)
“Don’t Mind”: Alex Dezen, lead vocal (Alex Dezen)

Cheap Trick is famed for such pop-rock tracks as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police” and “Surrender,” and spirited covers of classics like Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel.” The band first became eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 but wasn’t nominated until 2015. The event takes place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Friday night and will be broadcast this spring on HBO.


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