Cheap Trick Guitarist Rick Nielsen's RICK'S PICKS Exhibition Set for History's AMERICAN PICKERS, 3/11
About Rick's Picks : It's Guitars. It's Rick. It's Music History. It's a Fundraiser. From Rockford, Illinois' skating rinks to Tokyo's Budokan, Rick's Picks tells the 40-year story of one of the hardest-working stars in Rock & Roll. As one would expect, Rick has more stories than his five neck has strings. Rick's Picks also is a fundraiser for Rick Nielsen's favorite hometown museum, the Burpee Museum of Natural History.
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About Burpee Museum of Natural History: Since 1942, Burpee Museum of Natural History has inspired people to engage in a Lifetime of learning about the natural world. Burpee Museum of Natural History is home to 66-million year old Juvenile T.rex, Jane, as well as a number of other interactive and educational exhibits.
About Rick Nielsen & Cheap Trick: When Cheap Trick burst onto The National music scene in the 1970s, it broke new ground with a punkish, hard-edged brand of literate garage rock that was the perfect Antidote to what ailed weary FM radio listeners worldwide. The band's uniquely midwestern sensibilities have been deftly recorded in 28 albums and laid bare in thousands upon thousands of performances worldwide. With walls of gold and platinum records to prove their enduring success, Cheap Trick and its pick-flinging, checkerboard-bedecked dynamo Rick Nielsen have never stopped touring, much to the delight of one of rock history's most loyal fan bases. Rick Nielsen, and bandmates Robin Zander and Tom Petersson were seen touring with Aerosmith in major cities across North America this summer. The band and the tour were named among "the summer's hottest," by Rolling Stone magazine.