Newsletter Issue #21 - May, 2000
Welcome to the twenty first "unofficial"
Cheap Trick newsletter.
Current live dates announced on the official CT website are as follows: 27 May - Charlotte
NC; 30 June - Saratoga CA; 1 July - Hollister CA; 2 - San Diego; 3 - Las Vegas; 6 -
Milwaukee; 7 - Dayton OH; 8 - Hagerstown MD; 14 - Minneapolis; 15 - Chicago**; 22 -
Hillsboro MO; 26 - Huntingdon WV; 28 - West Bend WI; 29 - Maumee OH; 3 Aug - Pocatello ID;
4 - Cardwell MT; 5 - Sturgis SD; 11 - Santa Fe NM; 15 - San Mateo CA; 17 - Eugene OR; 18 -
Sacramento CA; 20 - Darrington WA; 26 - N Vancouver Island BC, Canada; 30 Dec - Mt
Pleasant MI. As always, these dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check
before travelling. (** This date is unconfirmed)
The 20 live tracks (from the '98 Chicago Metro shows/'99 Rockford 25th Anniversary Show)
and which were announced as being available during April to download or order from
http://www.musicmaker.com have not yet appeared on that website. I don't know the reason
for the delay, but I expect them to be available for me to give details in the July
newsletter. If you're internet connected, keep an eye on the Musicmaker website for these
More snippets of news:-
- The band have continued work on material for the new album in between tour dates, and
had some studio time in Texas following two shows in Amarillo and Richardson (north
Dallas) in late April.
- The band played an hour long set at the opening of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's
prestigious "Rock Style" exhibition in Cleveland on 12 May. This included the
exhibition sponsor Tommy Hilfiger joining the band on stage.
- The US DVD/video release of Music for Hangovers continues to be delayed, still due to
the technical problem with the DVD format as far as I know.
- The band's recent 29th April show at Richardson, Texas has been archived on the internet
at Yahoo's Broadcast channel at http://www.broadcast.com/music/concerts/cheaptrick/ and
both audio and video are available. I have to note that the audio quality is variable.
- Bun E's Jukebox on the official http://www.cheaptrick.com website has recently been
restocked with 12 tracks from a live show in New York in Nov 95, including California Man
and Fire Brigade with Roy Wood guesting on guitar and vocals.
- The remastered first three albums on CD have now been released as a "box set"
in the USA, though there are no extra tracks beyond what were on the original releases of
these Remasters late in 1998.
- It seems that a (commercial) Cheap Trick tribute album is due to be released on May 23
in the USA. 'Cheap Dream: Tribute To Cheap Trick' features members of bands such as
Warrant, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat and Dramarama and the track listing reads pretty much
like a Greatest Hits list. According to Mark in Glasgow (thanks!), import copies should be
orderable from Virgin (and other major music stores in the UK) at around UKú18.50.
Samples of the tracks can be heard online at http://www.cdnow.com - search for the album
title "Cheap Dream".
Last chance for submissions for the third fan tribute CD is now June 16. Submissions or
more details from Mark Brainard, c/o Studio 411, 22647 Ventura Blvd. # 574, Woodland
Hills, CA 91364; website http://www.studio411.net
Belgian fan Walter De Coninck is looking to make contact with other fans. If interested,
please send letters to me and I'll forward them to Walter.
As always, the official fan service, Trick International is at 1957 - 86th Street, PMB
#149, Brooklyn, NY 11214 USA. Write to this address for membership details. Additionally
TI can be contacted via e-mail at TRICKINTL@aol.com. One incentive for joining might be
the occasional and limited edition "Bun E's Basement Bootleg" rarities CD's that
Bun E has said are planned to be released (see the interview with the Jan 2000
Newsletter). These are likely to be initially made available only to TI members. Given the
limited numbers to be produced, it is likely that they won't be available to the general
public. Merchandise is available from Trickstuff, and orders/enquiries should be sent to
Trickstuff, PO Box 1911, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA. The official Cheap Trick internet
website internet is at http://www.cheaptrick.com
All past issues of this newsletter, interviews, reviews and some of my photo's are
archived on my internet site at - http://website.lineone.net/~kgisborne5 . The "Cheap
Trick Global Webring" link on the Entry page will take you to a list of great fan
sites around the world!
I hope you've found this issue informative. 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. The next issue will be in mid-late July. I'll be seeing shows in
California in late June/early July, so hope to pick up more news for you then. And on this
21st issue, thanks for your continued support!