Cheap Trick released a cover for David Bowie‘s classic song “Rebel, Rebel”. The band has performed live more than 3,700 times and has sold more than 20 million albums. Over the course of its career, they experienced several resurgences of popularity.
Hear Cheap Trick cover for David Bowie’s “Rebel, Rebel”:
Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. The band’s classic lineup consisted of frontman Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, and drummer Bun E. Carlos.
They released their debut album, Cheap Trick, in 1977 and found success in Japan with the release of its second album, In Color, later that year. The band would achieve mainstream popularity in the United States in 1979 with its breakthrough album Cheap Trick at Budokan. They reached the Top 10 in the U.S. charts in 1979 with the Budokan live version of “I Want You to Want Me” and topped the charts in 1988 with “The Flame”.
In 2016, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 8, and the band was introduced by Kid Rock. Zander, Nielsen, Petersson, and Carlos were in attendance; with Carlos on drums, the band performed “I Want You to Want Me”, “Dream Police”, “Surrender” and “Ain’t That a Shame”.