The ten day Kiss Kountdown has ended and last night another class of musicians was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Yet, there is one question still to ponder, Why isn't Cheap Trick in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? It is a simple question, yet nobody seems to know the answer.
If you follow Pencilstorm you already know that Why Isn't Cheap Trick in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is now a band in addition to a damn good question. Once again we will be performing a FREE show of power-pop protest calling attention to this injustice. So please come out to Ace of Cups (2619 N High St.) on Friday May 2nd for a FREE show of ALL Cheap Trick covers. It is an early show with doors at 5 pm. Teenage Fanclub Fanclub opens at 6pm and WICTITRHOF is on at 7:30 sharp.
Last year the band performed twice and got a whole bunch of press including Rick and Robin holding up a "Why Isn't Cheap Trick in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame?" T-Shirt. Click here to see all the dust we kicked up.
Just to be clear, I am a big fan of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame so you haters that think Poison or Foghat should be inducted need to take your business someplace else. This is about Cheap Trick fans uniting and trying to find the answer to this pressing question. So as the show approaches, please post "Why Isn't Cheap Trick in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame?" and maybe even pick up a limited edition T-shirt while you are at it. Click here for link to T-shirt.
As for my Cheap Trick bona fides:
1) Please read the best selling book "Hitless Wonder - A Life in Minor League Rock n Roll" which is all about "my" band Watershed and filled with good Cheap Trick nuggets. It is a must read for any fan of rock n roll or good books. Do it.
2) Check out "My Obsession - The Complete Cheap Trick Song Rankings". This comprehensive guide is the final word on all things Cheap Trick. It is always evolving, so check often. It takes more than a day to see it all. Sort of like Disneyworld. Ok Cheap Trick fans, It's up to you, to get things started and maybe next year will be the year. - Colin Gawel
Below: Rick and Robin holding up the shirt.
Why Isn't Cheap Trick in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?