Episode 1000: Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen – Interview, Part 1




December 3, 2020


All songs in this episode by Cheap Trick.

  • “Hello There” Cheap Trick at Budokan (Epic) 1979
  • “Clock Strikes Ten” Cheap Trick at Budokan (Epic) 1979
  • “I Want You to Want Me” In Color (Epic) 1977
  • “Goodnight” Cheap Trick at Budokan (Epic) 1979


Welcome to Episode 1000 of the pod! We mad it and couldn’t have done it without you, our faithful listeners. We celebrate this milestone with a special interview. Rick Nielsen, lead guitarist and primary songwriter for the legendary rock band Cheap Trick, joins us for a two-part interview.

In part 1, Rick talks about growing up in a musical family, getting kicked out of his junior high school band, deciding to remain in Rockford IL after achieving stardom among other topics.

Where credit is due: Thumbnail photo of Cheap Trick by David McClister for Big Hassle.

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