Wednesday, March 6, 2019

VIDEO: Cheap Trick performance highlights new Howard Stern Saturday Soundtracks series

A 2006 Cheap Trick performance of their 1977 classic, “I Want You To Want Me”, highlights a new “Saturday Soundtracks” series from Howard Stern via SiriusXM.

The satellite radio program’s music archives are a master class in songwriting, musicianship, and performance, as artists play hits, personal choices, and tribute covers in the intimate setting of Howard's radio studio – sometimes acoustic and sometimes with full concert rigs.

"Howard Stern's Saturday Soundtracks" will premiere March 9 at 9:00 a.m. ET on his exclusive SiriusXM channel, Howard 101, with replays later in the day, while a new episode will air every Saturday and be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app.

The debut episode will feature video of the Cheap Trick appearance (below), and audio of Dave Grohl's first-ever unplugged performance of "Everlong" in 1998, Lady Gaga's solo piano rendition of "Million Reasons" from 2016, and James Taylor singing "Fire & Rain" in 2015.

Other artists who have appeared on the Stern radio show and will be featured in future episodes include Billy Joel, Blondie, KISS, Joe Walsh, Phil Collins and Roger Daltrey.

"So many musicians have come in and performed, so we've created a brand-new show out of it," says Stern. "I think our fans will love this."

Seemingly always on tour, Cheap Trick confirmed last fall that they were recording a new album following the spring 2018 release of the single, “The Summer Looks Good On You.”

The project will come on the heels of a pair of 2017 records: "We're All Alright!" and "Christmas Christmas", and will mark the Rockford, IL group’s 20th studio album.

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