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.”
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).
Stone Temple Pilots, Cheap Trick, Bush, Rose Tattoo, and Electric Mary have postponed their Australian tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place this spring. Here’s the dates:
04/30 Wollongong, AUS – WIN Entertainment Centre
05/01 Newcastle, AUS – Camp Shortland
05/02 Gosford, AUS – The Entertainment Grounds
05/05 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
05/07 Adelaide, AUS – Bonython Park
05/08 Mornington Peninsula, AUS – Hastings Foreshore Reserve
05/09 Yarrawonga, AUS – Showgrounds
05/12 Melbourne, AUS – The Timber Yard
05/14 Caloundra, AUS – Kings Beach Amphitheatre
05/15 Gold Coast, AUS – Southport Sharks
05/16 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
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’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.”
David Ellefson (Megadeth) has premiered a video for his cover of Cheap Trick‘s “Auf Wiedersehen.“ The track, which features Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante, and Crobot’s Brandon Yeagley, is from Ellefson‘s new covers album “No Cover,“ which will be released on November 20.
The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Impossible.” You can check that out below. The single also features a cover of Cheap Trick’s “Reach Out” on the b-side. You can stream that below as well.
The Night Flight Orchestra commented:
“Some bands might get depressed when the summer ends and the darkness is coming closer. But not The Night Flight Orchestra. Instead, they choose to celebrate the summers that were, the summers that might never come again, but will always be with you, like a tiny sprinkle of Champagne to thaw your frost-bitten heart.
‘Impossible‘ is a song for all the hopeless romantics who are hanging on by a thread to the memories of their vivid summer escapades, hoping that it will help them survive the approaching winter
We thank Bonnie Jean for some amazing dancing on the beaches of California. Sebastian Forslund put several impressions together and created a wonderful video out of it.
The ”B-side” is a cover of ‘Reach Out‘ by Cheap Trick, and everything except the lead vocals and drums were recorded on tour, on tour buses and backstage rooms throughout Europe, before we had to head home because the the borders were starting to close down.
But this is our love letter to you, from The Night Flight Orchestra, hoping that you’ll be with us through the rough winter months coming up.”
Members of Halestorm, Guns N’ Roses, Cheap Trick and more recently performed as part of the “(De)Tour” virtual festival to raise money for NIVA and MusiCares. Footage of two of the performances from the event can be found below. The first video finds Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Linda Perry, and Mike Garson covering The Beatles‘ “Come Together.“ The second video finds Hale, Clarke, Sorum, Nicholson, and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) covering AC/DC‘s “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N’ Roll).“