Cheap Trick has a new record label and a new album in the can. Lead singer Robin Zander appeared on AXS TV’s At Home And Social, and broke the news about the new music: [“We have an album that’s already done and it’s ready to go that has put on hold because of the virus. We’re very excited about it. We just, we signed a deal with BMG, and we’ll see what happens. Y’know, 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. And it’s, it’s something I think is our lifeblood. It keeps us going.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . keeps us going)
Cheap Trick guitarist and main songwriter, Rick Nielsen told us that in the simplest terms, Cheap Trick was built to write, record, and perform: [“When there’s a project, there a reason to do stuff. Y’know, we don’t really do many things for other groups — y’know, they don’t call us and say — ‘you want this or that?’ I mean, I’ve done — or we’ve done some stuff for, y’know, TV shows, and movie soundtracks, and commercials, and we’re not huge stars. Makin’ records is, like, one of the ambitions we always had. I don’t think that desire has never gone away.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . ever gone away)
- Cheap Trick has signed with BMG for the bands latest album. The new album is completed but temporarily put on hold due to the pandemic.
- In 2017 Cheap Trick released their first holiday collection, Christmas Christmas. The previous June — just four months before the Christmas set, Cheap Trick released We’re All Alright!, their 18th studio album.
- The collection, which takes its name from the coda of their 1978 classic “Surrender,” was the followup to 2016’s Bang, Zoom, Crazy. . . Hello set, which was considered a return to form for the band, with the album peaking at Number 31 and marking the Cheap Trick’s first Top 40 set since 1988’s Lap Of Luxury topped out at Number 16.