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Newsletter Issue #35 - August, 2002

Welcome to the thirty fifth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter! This includes a review of the shows on the West Coast in July and an interview with Bun E, both of which I hope you find of interest. {Review westcoast_02.htm  - and interview bune_july02.htm }.

The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website:
24 August - Buffalo NY; 25 - Syracuse NY; 28 - Lancaster CA; 16 September - Columbus OH**; 18 - Clarkston MI**; 20 - Cincinnati OH**; 22 - Noblesville IN**; 1 October - Anaheim CA; 2 - Anaheim CA; 3 - Fresno CA; 5 - Coachella CA; 6 - Bakersfield CA; 27 December - Atlanta GA; 28 - St Petersburg FL; 29 - Ft Lauderdale FL; 31 - Orlando (Universal Studio's). (March 12, 2003 - Royal Albert Hall, London)
(** With Aerosmith & Run DMC)

As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling.

Two of the Californian shows last month saw an array of well known faces turn out to see the band perform. Amongst the crowd at the Hollywood House of Blues were producer Jack Douglas, Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper, whilst the north LA show a few days later was attended by acctress Jeri Ryan (well known from Star Trek Voyager) and Olympic gold medal winning ice skater, Scott Hamilton.

Twenty five years on from the release of their debut album, the band have been nominated for induction into the 2003 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They have been nominated in their first year of eligibility, along with artists such as The Police and The Clash.

Two magazines to search out in the UK and Europe. The September issue of the British drummers magazine "Rhythm" includes a 4 page interview with Bun E carried out in March, and features some nice pictures by regular Cheap Trick photographer Mike Graham. In the UK this can be found in booksellers/newsagents such as W H Smith and Borders bookstores, and the cover shows Roger Taylor of Queen. The September issue of the American magazine "Metal Edge" (the cover band are Korn) includes a 4 page interview with Rick. In the UK this can be found in Borders bookstores and Virgin Records.

There is no news as yet on a release date for the new CD, though Bun E talks about it in the interview that accompanies this newsletter.

"Bun E's Basement Bootleg #4" is now available to purchase. The limited edition double CD set comprises of "Semi Acoustical" with the bonus CD being "Cheeseland 76". An order form can be printed off from the official website, and I enclose an order form for those receiving this newsletter by regular mail.

The fifth fan tribute CD (Alt.Tribute.Cheap Trick #5) is close to being completed, with the new deadline for submissions to this "not for profit" CD being September 30. For further details please contact, write to Push Button Gasget Inc, P.O Box 511793, Milwaukee, WI 53203 USA or visit the website at

As always, the current range of official merchandise can be viewed on the official website, and orders/enquiries should be sent to Trickstuff, PO Box 1911, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA. The official fan service, Trick International is at 1957 - 86th Street, PMB #149, Brooklyn, NY 11214 USA, e-mail at and the official website is at All past issues of this newsletter, interviews, reviews and photos are archived on my internet site -

I hope you've found this issue informative, though I'm sorry there isn't a lot of recent news to report. If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be grateful you could send a sae (or more) or IRC for the next issue. If you (or any other Trick fans you know) would prefer to receive this newsletter by e-mail in future, please write to or e-mail me.

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