Rick Nielsen

Lead Guitar

Robin Zander

Guitar / Lead Vocals

Tom Petersson

Bass Guitar

Bun E. Carlos


Rockford Fan Trail

Track the band’s relationship with Rockford, IL through the prism of time and place.

Rick's Rockford Faves

Explore Rick’s favorite places to rock, munch Swedish pancakes, find zen and get in touch with his roots.


Track the band’s relationship with their Rockford home through the prism of time and space.

Chad Smith—Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Cheap Trick is the soundtrack to my youth."

Dave Grohl—Nirvana / Foo Fighters

“How many bands of that era can be considered as heroic as Cheap Trick?”

Mike McCready—Pearl Jam

“There is something about Cheap Trick that spoke to me — the melodies, the songs, what they looked like - all of that made me want to be a rock guitar player.”

Cheap Trick Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Fan Video

“Do you think Cheap Trick should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?” “I’m really on the fence. I’m gonna have to get back to you on that one.”