Saturday, September 1, 2018

Cheap Trick share new album update

Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen is sharing an update on the status of the band’s forthcoming new album, which they’ve been working on over the past year while juggling a hectic touring schedule.

"Robin [Zander] just finished the last of the vocals about three days ago," Nielsen tells Lazer 103.3 in Des Moines, IA. “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."

Cheap Trick issued the forthcoming set’s lead single, “The Summer Looks Good On You”, in May; the band co-produced the song with longtime collaborator Julian Raymond, who also worked on the outfit’s last three albums.

The project – which is expected to be released either late this year or in early 2019 and will mark the Rockford, IL group’s 20th studio album – follows a pair of 2017 records: "We're All Alright!" and "Christmas Christmas."

Nielsen joined the Foo Fighters to perform the 1955 Fats Domino classic, “Ain’t That A Shame”, during the group’s July 29 show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

The guitarist’s appearance on the tune – which Cheap Trick covered on their legendary 1978 live set, “At Budokan” – saw Dave Grohl move from center stage to drums while Taylor Hawkins handled lead vocals while hailing the Illinois group as “one of the greatest bands that ever walked the planet Earth.”

See also:

VIDEO: Foo Fighters joined by Cheap Trick guitarist at Wrigley Field
VIDEO: Poison and Cheap Trick kick off North American tour in California
Cheap Trick release new single The Summer Looks Good On You
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