Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2016, the band currently consists of Robin Zander (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass) and Dax Nielsen (drums).Their biggest hits include “Surrender”, “I Want You to Want Me”, “Dream Police” and “The Flame”.
They have often been referred to in the Japanese press as the “American Beatles”. In October 2007, the Illinois Senate passed a resolution designating April 1 as Cheap Trick Day in the state. The band was also ranked No. 25 in VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. In April 2016, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.