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Newsletter Issue #30 - November, 2001

Welcome to the thirtieth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, which reaches its fifth anniversary. Although still primarily aimed at fans in Britain and Europe without internet access, it is also read by many fans around the world online, and I'd like to thank everyone for their continued support. It was planned and continues to be a very modest publication, but I hope it still informs and entertains. And my thanks to Cheap Trick and their management for having allowed me to do this.

First of all, my sympathies go to the family and close friends of long time Trick fan and crew member, John Candas, who sadly passed away in mid October after battling kidney cancer. He was a close and trusted friend of the band from their early days, and for the past few years has been their merchandise man on the road. Many readers in Britain/Europe will have bought from him during the European dates in July. John's trademark was his long fair hair and beard. He will be sadly missed by his many friends both within the Cheap Trick family and the fan base.

The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website: 29 Dec 2001 - Rockford IL; 30 - Rockford IL; 31 - Chicago (venue TBA). In addition, the band have just been announced as supporting Aerosmith at the following four shows: 5 January 2002 - Denver; 7 - Salt Lake City; 9 - San Jose CA; 11 - Los Angeles. As always, these dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling.

The website lists Cheap Trick amongst the bands who will be playing at the "All Tomorrows Parties" Festival on the weekends of 19-21 and 26-28 April 2002 at Camber Sands in Sussex, England. However, the band have not confirmed (on the official Cheap Trick website) that they are participating at these events.

Release dates of the "Silver" single DVD have been announced, and include 19 Nov in England, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Greece, Spain, France, Portugal, Scandanavia and South Africa, and then 21 Nov in Germany. Release dates for Japan, Australia and Brazil are still awaited. The limited edition double DVD set is now unavailable.   "Silver" has also been released on video in the UK and USA. I haven't actually seen it in the music shops here in England, but the Amazon websites for both the UK and the USA list "Silver" as being available to buy on VHS video as well as on DVD. I'm sorry, I don't know about the situation in any other countries.

The latest Trick International newsletter anticipates that Rhino (who own the rights to the "Music for Hangovers" DVD) will finally release that DVD in the first half of next year. News from Japan also suggested that a DVD of the 4th April 2001 show at Tokyo's Akasaka Blitz was to be released in Japan in October, though this is unconfirmed.

The "Sex.America.Cheap Trick" 4 CD set was re-released by Sony in mid Sept in the USA, but kept being put back in Europe. My apologies that I stated in issue #29 that it was out here in late Sept, that was the best information I had when I went to press. It finally appeared in UK music stores late in October, and is now in a jewel case sized box, and includes a reduced version of the original booklet.

As mentioned in issue #29, orders are being taken for vol #3 of the Bun E's Bootleg series. This is a 2 CD set, the first containing 15 live tracks and studio outtakes, the second is a 14 track live show from Milwaukee in 1975. As with previous volumes, these include a link to a special page on the official website from whence 3 bonus tracks can be downloaded. As with vols 1 and 2, this official Bootleg is a strictly limited edition of only 1,000, so make sure you order whilst some are still available! Ordering details were sent out with newsletter #29.

Rick joined Aerosmith onstage at their show at Chicago's Allstate Arena on Oct 23, joining them for "I'm Down" and "Train Kept A-Rollin'".

As ever, official merchandise is available from Trickstuff, the current range can be viewed on the official website, 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 - - which also includes a tribute page to John Candas {johncandas.htm }.

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 is due in January 2002, so may I wish everyone a Happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year ahead.

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