“Nielsen family tied to music for 40 years” – 2000

Source:  Rockford Register Star June 18 2000

Cheap Trick (Band)

Bun E. Carlos is not currently the touring drummer for Cheap Trick; he remains a band member.

Daxx Nielsen, son of guitarist Rick Nielsen is filling in on drums.

Cheap Trick’s “Dream Police” has been rewritten for an Audi ad featuring the 2010 Green Car of the Year.

Source:  Rockford Register Star 3/25/2010


Cheap Trick (Band)

“Cheap Trick Drummer Recognized”   (Bun E. Carlos)

Story and photo of him added to the Lincoln Memorial at Lincoln Middle School.

Carlos’ recognition is part of the Capstone award which he received April 16.

Carlos attended Lincoln during the mid-1960s and joined Cheap Trick in 1974.

Other Capstone award winners include Carlos’ brother, hostage survivor Kurt Carlson.

See  R364.154 C2840 One American Must Die, by Kurt Carlson

Source:  Rockford Register Star 4/29/2010


“Cheap Trick Comes Home for Concert” – 1977

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Source: Rockford Register-Star Oct. 2, 1977

Cheap Trick (Band) – 2006 article



NW Q mag

Band formed more than 30 years ago. Between 1974 and the band’s first album in 1977.

Rick Nielsen, guitarist; Bun E. Carlos, drummer; Robin Zander, singer; Tom Petersson, bassist.

Started as Fuse in the late ’60s with Neilsen and Petersson.

Fuse changed name to “Sick Man of Europe”, returned to Illinois in 1973.

1973 formed Cheap Trick after adding Bun E. Carlos and Randy “Xeno” Hogan.

“I Want You to Want Me” became Cheap Trick’s first Top 10 Hit.

Source:  Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Fall 2006  (pp 204-210)

Cheap Trick Day – 2016

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Source: Rockford Register Star 4/1/2016

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