Cheap Trick Bassist Tom Petersson Recovering From Open-Heart Surgery

Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson is currently recovering from open-heart surgery. He said the following about that:

“Hi everyone, You may have noticed that I was sitting down during Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ performance last night. I had to have open heart surgery a month ago and am under doctor’s orders to take it easy. I’m currently recuperating and slowly but surely getting stronger every day. Can’t wait to get back to see all of you again soon.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Cheap Trick Perform “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll” On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

Cheap Trick were the musical guests on last night’s (April 8) episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” You can see footage of the band performing “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll” on the show below. That track is from their new album “In Another World,” which was released today (April 9).

Cheap Trick Premiere New Song “Light Up The Fire”, Reveal Details For New Album “In Another World”

Cheap Trick have premiered a new song titled “Light Up The Fire.” This track is from the band’s new album “In Another World,” which will be released on April 9.

“In Another World” Track Listing:

01. “Here Comes The Summer”
02. “Quit Waking Me Up”
03. “Another World”
04. “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll”
05. “The Party”
06. “Final Days”
07. “So It Goes”
08. “Light Up The Fire”
09. “Passing Through”
10. “Here’s Looking At You”
11. “Another World Reprise”
12. “I’ll See You Again”
13. “Gimme Some Truth”

Cheap Trick Tease New Song “Light Up The Fire”

Cheap Trick have shared a teaser for their new song “Light Up The Fire.” The full track will be released on January 28.

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]