Thursday, September 3, 2015
Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson says the band will release a new album in 2016.
The Macomb Daily reports Petersson describes the group’s first release since 2009’s “The Latest” as “vintage Cheap Trick”, while revealing they are “halfway to another record already.”
The bassist explains Cheap Trick are on a determined mission to remain prolific in the coming years.
“The thing is we’re going to keep going,” says Petersson. “We want to record a record every year and just keep them coming out, like in the old days when everybody had a record out every six months, us included. We’re writing all the time, so what good is it if those (songs) don’t come out.”
“We’re a working band,” the bassist continues. “We’re not the kind of group that will take two, three years off to go make an album or something. If we have two or three weeks off, it’s a miracle. We work all the time — not non-stop, certainly, but we’re back and forth a lot and we do all sorts of different shows.
“It’s like having a small business. We honestly have to keep going to survive, and that’s what pushes us forward. It’s our livelihood. And we like it. It’s fun, so we wouldn’t want to stop even if we could.”
Cheap Trick performed at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 29 as guests of the Foo Fighters.
The Rockford, Illinois band continue their non-stop touring with US shows currently scheduled to the end of November.
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