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Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen: "I think we're a lot of people's 5th favorite band"

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen on In Another World, Covering Bowie, and Hanging with Jennifer Lopez

Rick Nielsen, the iconic guitarist of Cheap Trick, sits down with Kyle Meredith for a discussion revolving around Cheap Trick's 'In Another World,' a testament to the enduring excellence of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band. Nielsen explores the album's hidden gems, themes of the passage of time, and notable collaborations, including a feature from Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols. The guitarist also sheds light on the band's cover of John Lennon's 'Gimme Some Truth' and their rendition of 'Rebel Rebel,' paying homage to David Bowie.

In addition to the musical journey, Nielsen shares anecdotes about his friendship with David Bowie, memorable encounters with Jennifer Lopez, and extends to Nielsen's entrepreneurial ventures, such as co-founding Reverb, running restaurants, and launching a vodka line.

Watch the interview above and then check out the videos below.

Kyle is the WFPK Music Director. Email Kyle at kmeredith@lpm.org