Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen: “I Think We’re A Lot of People’s Fifth Favorite Band”

The legendary guitarist talks to Kyle Meredith about new album In Another World

Kyle Meredith With... Cheap Trick
Kyle Meredith With… Cheap Trick

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    Cheap Trick singer-songwriter Rick Nielsen catches up with Kyle Meredith to play some guitar while talking about In Another World. The lead guitarist discusses some of the Easter eggs within the new songs, writing about the passage of time, having the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones guest, and covering John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth”. Given the band’s recent cover of “Rebel Rebel”, Nielsen reminisces about his friendship with David Bowie as well as the time he hung with Jennifer Lopez. Later, he previews the upcoming tour in Australia and discusses his business ventures that include starting Reverb, his restaurants, and new vodka line. As a bonus, we’ve also included a 2017 interview with Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson.

    Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.


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