Celebrating induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cheap Trick has also announced an exclusive new deal with global independent record label Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift, Steven Tyler, Tim McGraw). The band is currently hard at work finishing their Big Machine debut album titled Bang Zoom Crazy… Hello, slated for release on April 1, 2016. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Julian Raymond, the project marks Cheap Trick’s 17th studio album and the first in more than five years.
“We can't thank the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame enough for honoring Cheap Trick. Thanks to all the fans who have supported us for all these years and to the Hall of Fame members who cast their votes. We are excited,” said bass guitarist Tom Petersson.
“Coinciding with their entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I am beyond proud and excited to announce that Cheap Trick are the newest members of the Big Machine Records family,” said Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta. “As a band, they’ve never stopped rock’n the free world and they play every night with as much conviction as their first power-pop-punk club shows from the mid ‘70s. I can’t wait for Cheap Trick fans everywhere to have the new album.”
Eligible since 2002, Cheap Trick will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being nominated for the first time this year. More than 800 artists, historians and music-industry professionals determine the annual honorees, who are considered qualified 25 years after releasing their first single or album—1990—for the newest crop of nominees. The 2016 Induction Ceremony is scheduled for April 8.
Photo from Cheap Trick Facebook.
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