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Cheap Trick Rock the ‘Today Show’

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Weather forecast brought to you by Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and his 12-string bass? Hell yes!

The newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band  rocked the New York set of the Today Show last week, showcasing both a classic hit and a brand-new tune.

Watch after the jump as the legendary act performs “I Want You To Want Me” and new song “When I Wake Up Tomorrow” off  17th studio album Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello.

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See the New Cheap Trick Video for Bowie-Esque Single

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A week in advance of their April 8 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band,  Cheap Trick dropped new album Bang, Zoom, Crazy … Hello, which marked their first album since 2009.

Late last year, the band advanced its single “No Direction Home,” and then followed up with a video last month for second single “When I Wake Up Tomorrow.”

“This song always reminds me of a sultry David Bowie song,” Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen told Rolling Stone of the latter. “I liked it from the first time we attempted to do it. It’s just a moody, interesting piece with some heavy guitars in the middle. The last line is ‘Are you gonna be here when I wake up tomorrow,’ and then Bowie passed away after we recorded it.”

Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson has been rocking his custom-built Gretsch 12-string bass for a while, but even Nielsen gets in on the Gretsch action in this clip with a guitar signed by Monkees’ Micky Dolenz.

Watch the video below, and click here to buy the new album.

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Tom Petersson’s Rock Your Speech

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Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and his wife Alison have launched Rock Your Speech, a music project inspired by their 7-year-old son Liam, who is working hard to overcome a speech disorder associated with autism spectrum disorder. After years of doing intensive speech therapy with Liam, the Petersson’s had the idea to incorporate speech and language lessons into rock music.

With Rock Your Speech, the Petersson’s mission is to inspire kids of all ages to find their voices through music.

The family has recorded an album and has turned to Pledge Music to help fund a music therapy package. Visit here to get the album and check out a variety of exclusive merchandise options, including a chance to get one of Petersson’s autographed basses.

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Cheap Trick to Appear on Guitar Center Sessions

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The legendary Cheap Trick’s recent feature performance on Guitar Center Sessions is set to air on Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. ET (10 p.m. PT) on DIRECTV’s Audience Network.

But, fans can get a sneak peek of the episode with a clip of the band playing “Surrender.” Make sure to note Tom Petersson’s incredible 12-string Gretsch White Falcon bass as the band turns in an energetic version of their classic hit.

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