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CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS:

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS:

Sharon Monbleau
Glen Pavan

2nd PRIZE WINNERS:

Joseph Maciejewski
Jennifer Tarango
Sue Zishock

Special thanks to Kim Gisborne (fact checker) and Darran Prosser (graphics), and Tom Petersson (tiebreaker question).

photo_3On which side of the self-titled debut LP is “ELO Kiddies”?

  1. Side 1
    1. What was the title of the bonus track on the Japanese release of the Rockford album?

    “Mondo Ragga” (“Mando Ragga” was also accepted)

     

    1. Name the band and title of the 45/single on which Rick made his vinyl debut (though he was uncredited).

    The Yardbirds – “Ha Ha Said The Clown”

    1. What was the original title of “Way of the World”?

    See Me Now”

    1. Who headlined on the Mountain Stage at Summersonic Tokyo in 2013, playing after Cheap Trick had performed?

    .Stereophonics  (Beady Eye was listed on the schedule, however, they canceled.)

    1. In which city did Cheap Trick make their British debut?

    Manchester on 3/27/78. (Jim Capaldi opened for Kansas in London on 3/25/78 though CT did all their other Europe/UK dates.)

    1. Who briefly played keyboards with the band on tour in 1985, between Steve Walsh leaving and Tod Howarth joining?

    Kasim Sulton

    1. Name the song that Cheap Trick contributed to the movie soundtrack Another Way.

    Stop That Thief”

    1. On the Live in Australia DVD, how many cars did Ken Harris say were in the band’s caravan to a Tokyo radio station during the first tour in Japan?

    8

    1. Who is the 117th entry thanked by Cheap Trick in the credits of the S.A.CT box set? (Hint: the answer is the same whether you start from A or Z)

    Noriko Kobayashi

    Tiebreaker/bonus question:

    What bass did Tom play on the studio version of “Wrong Side of Love”?

    Tom says:

    Rickenbacker 4008, 8 String Bass

huffingtonpost.com: “Robin Zander Rules, And I Just Talked to Him”

 Washington, DC-based Columnist

Cheap Trick Frontman Opens Up About His Current Club Tour, Family & The Future

So you know how sometimes you don’t realize how much a cultural phenomenon that’s kind of been on your radar forever means to you until it’s staring you in the face? That totally happened to me this weekend when I figured out that Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander was scheduled to play at a small but brilliant club called The Birchmere less than one mile away from my home just outside of Washington, DC.

Of course I bought tickets immediately. For instinctively, I have been in varying degrees of awe of the guy since I was a teen. That’s like 30-plus years. But it’s not something I spend a lot of time thinking about because I don’t hear about him much.

It is strangely easy to forget how awesome — and important — Robin Zander and Cheap Trick are when you’re talking rock ‘n’ roll — or just Things That Are Cool. And it’s similarly easy to forget that Robin himself is arguably the greatest, most perfect rock star ever. EVER, people…

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Rolling Stone: Cheap Trick Wrap ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ Season Seven – Premiere

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It always sounded as though Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander was taking a little vocal shortcut on the band’s bubblegum classic “I Want You to Want Me.” For some reason, the phrase “didn’t I” wouldn’t roll off the tongue the way he wanted, so he seemed to be singing, “Oh-oh, deedle-I, deedle-I, deedle-I see you cryin’?” …

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/cheap-trick-wrap-guitar-center-sessions-season-seven-premiere-20140115#ixzz2qXZYLzrB
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Cheap Trick on “Guitar Center Sessions” – starts Jan. 17th

Be sure to tune in Friday Jan. 17th to watch Cheap Trick on #GCSessions available onDirecTV‘s Audience Network with host Nic Harcourt, channel 239. Powered by JBL.

USA Today: Rick Nielsen’s extensive guitar collection featured in ‘Guitar Aficionado’ book


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Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen’s extensive and impressive guitar collection is documented in coffee table tome Guitar Aficionado: The Collections – The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World — and, with good reason.

“I’ve been collecting since the 1960s,” he says. “Some people collect this or that. I’m a musician; I collect guitars.”

But,”new pretty shiny ones” never attracted Nielsen, who turns 67 on Sunday, and grew up surrounded by instruments at his dad’s band and orchestral rental store in Northern Illinois.

“I always bought used ones because I could afford them,” says the self-taught musician. “People used to trade their guitars to get new ones; I never traded anything. It’s like the new phones today, there’s always something about the one you got rid of that the update is missing, it’s an easy way to describe why I never got rid of anything.”

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11 Amazing Rock Billboards From the Sunset Strip

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/11-amazing-rock-billboards-20131024/cheap-trick-1979-0181792

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Guitar Center Sessions – January 17th 2014

CHEAP TRICK will perform on Guitar Center Sessions on Directv’s Audience network channel 239 on January 17, 2014. More info will follow. Check out  http://sessions.guitarcenter.com/ for updates.

GRAMMY Museum To Launch Cheap Trick: I Want You To Want Me! Sept. 12

Exhibit to feature artifacts from the private collection of the iconic power-pop band

On Sept. 12 the GRAMMY Museum will launch Cheap Trick: I Want You To Want Me! — a one-of-a-kind exhibit offering visitors an in-depth look at the more than 35-year career of power-pop progenitors Cheap Trick.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM GRAMMY.COM…

Cheap Trick on NPR’s “Sound Opinions”

Cheap Trick taped a segment for NPR’s “Sound Opinions” with Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis on 7/22/13. It is a Budokan anniversary retrospective interview with 4 songs performed in the studio. Air date will be in approximately 6-8 weeks.

The band also had a quick visit with Alison Cuddy (“the NPR lady”), whose voice you might recognize during the intro of the band’s show on tour.
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Tom Petersson and Donovan at legendary Gruhn Guitars

Donovan and bassist Tom Petterson taking a break from the recording sessions and enjoying some guitars at the legendary Gruhn guitar shop in Nashville. – See more at: http://www.govindagallery.com/2013/07/donovan-shadows-of-blue-and-nashville/#sthash.IbN4A6s5.dpuf

Tom Petersson appears on new Donovan album

Details here! http://www.donovan.ie/en/2013/05/shadows-of-blue/

Cheap Trick in Spain’s “Popular 1″ Magazine

For the CT fans in Spain – the band is featured in the new issue of Popular 1 magazine:
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Tom Petersson on CMT Crossroads

Tom Petersson on CMT Crossroads

Tom Petersson will appear on CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends From Third Man Records. Show premieres Sunday, June 23 at 9:00pm ET/PT on CMT. Check your local listings!

Tom is in the band playing alongside artists as Neil Young, Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones among others.

AUCTION TO HELP OKLAHOMA RED CROSS

Cheap Trick, as well as the other bands that performed at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK – signed items for a special auction to help the people of Moore, OK.
Please see the links below to bid on signed items by all bands:

http://www.rocklahoma.com/
http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/view

Alice in Chains:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/16
Asking Alexandria:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/13
Big Wreck:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/9
Bullet For My Valentine:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/6
Bush:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/15  
Cheap Trick:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/7
Clutch:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/14
Dokken:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/2
Guns n’ Roses:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/12
Halestorm:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/10
Hollywood Undead:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/8
Papa Roach:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/4
Ratt:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/3
Skillet:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/1
Steel Panther:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/5
Sunday Artists:  http://auctions.readysetauction.com/rocklahoma/catalog/item/11

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