Cheap Trick Sign With BMG For New Album

Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander has revealed that the band have signed with BMG for their new album. He told AXS TV’s “At Home And Social With” the following:

“We have an album that’s already done and it’s ready to go. It’s been put on hold because of the virus… We’re very excited about it. We signed a deal with BMG. And we’ll see what happens.”

“We’ve made a lot of records, and we just continue making records — for ourselves mostly, but also for our immediate fans that still cling to us. It’s something, I think, that is our lifeblood; it keeps us going… And I believe that we still make quality records. If we didn’t, we probably wouldn’t do it anymore.”

[via Blabbermouth]

My Chemical Romance, Slipknot, Tool, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Received Pandemic Assistance Loans

Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give loans to businesses to help them pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new report, $660 billion was given out to 600,000 companies including ones owned by Slipknot, Green Day, Tool, My Chemical Romance, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Eagles, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Cheap Trick, and more. One of the aforementioned artists, My Chemical Romance, told Rolling Stone the following about their decision to take a PPP loan:

“Like most tours that were happening this year, My Chemical Romance’s world tour was cancelled. MCR received PPP money to ensure their crew is funded in these times of uncertainty until we are able to be out on the road again. We are so grateful to these skilled, dedicated people – some of them are parents, others caretakers, still others who simply have rent to pay – and this money helps them take care of themselves and their families.”

Cheap Trick Finish New Album

During a recent interview with 95.5 KLOS, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen revealed that the band have finished their new album. The guitarist said the following:

“We have a new record that’s coming out. We are signed to BMG, and the record is finished. So we’re just kind of waiting till all this junk [the coronavirus pandemic] subsides.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Cheap Trick To Open For Rod Stewart On His Summer North American Tour

Cheap Trick will be serving as the supporting act on Rod Stewart’s summer North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/21 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/24 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/25 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (no Cheap Trick)
07/31 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/01 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
08/05 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
08/08 Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (no Cheap Trick)
08/09 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/11 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/14 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/15 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/19 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
08/21 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/22 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/26 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
08/29 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
08/30 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/02 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/04 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
09/05 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

[via Rolling Stone]

Cheap Trick Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

It looks like Cheap Trick are almost done with their new album. Guitarist Rick Nielsen told Lazer 103.3 the following:

“Robin [Zander] just finished the last of the vocals about three days ago. And I’m going next week or the week after — I’m not sure — back to finish the last three guitar solos. So wish me luck.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Cheap Trick Working On New Album

During an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander confirmed that the band are working on a new album. He said the following:

“We’re working on another record right now as we speak. In fact, we just did a John Lennon cover song. I’m thinking we should put it out now, because it’s a great version of ‘Gimme Some Truth’.”

He also added the following when asked when it will materialize:

“Oh, it will be this year. We’ve already got a couple of songs that are mixed and ready to go. I’ll tell you one thing that we’re working on, that we’ve finished already, because it might not be on the record. It might be, but it might not be. I’d like to get [the cover of ‘Gimme Some Truth’] out as soon as possible, even if we don’t have the record ready, I’d like to put that out somewhere.”

Cheap Trick To Release “Christmas Christmas” In October

Cheap Trick will be releasing a new Christmas album titled “Christmas Christmas” on October 20. According to Blabbermouth, that effort will come with “Christmas classics and festive favourites by Wizzard, Slade, Chuck Berry, the Ramones, and the Kinks, as well as newly penned offerings like the joyous lead track ‘Merry Christmas Darlings’.”

“Christmas Christmas” track listing:

01. “Merry Christmas Darlings”
02. “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day”
03. “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”
04. “Merry Xmas Everybody”
05. “Please Come Home For Christmas”
06. “Remember Christmas”
07. “Run Rudolph Run”
08. “Father Christmas”
09. “Silent Night”
10. “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)”
11. “Our Father Of Life”
12. “Christmas Christmas”

Scott Ian (Anthrax) Joins Cheap Trick Onstage At 2016 Louder Than Life Festival

During their set at Louder Than Life, Cheap Trick were joined onstage by Anthrax’s Scott Ian. Check out footage if them performing “Auf Wiedersehen” below: