In an era where music lovers and concert fans want to see their favourite bands do their classic hits, it’s nice to see these bands writing and recording new songs. Deep Purple like to record new music as does Yes and so does Cheap Trick and as bassist Tom Petersson told local media in Pennsylvania recently, that’ve finished recording a new album to be released soon and not only that, they’ve begun recording their NEXT album which like the one that’s done is “vintage Cheap Trick”. “We’re not the kind of group that will take two, three years off to go make an album or something,” he noted. “If we have two or three weeks off, it’s a miracle. We work all the time — not non-stop, certainly, but we’re back and forth a lot and we do all sorts of different shows. It’s like having a small business. We honestly have to keep going to survive, and that’s what pushes us forward. It’s our livelihood. And we like it. It’s fun, so we wouldn’t want to stop even if we could.”
Cheap Trick haven’t released an album of new tunes since The Latest released in 2009.