Who Hasn’t Rick Nielsen Influenced, Anyway?
The answer to that question is, “Not too many people!” Over 40 years of plying his trade as a legendary songwriter, guitarist and rock star, Cheap Trick’s mercurial “Clown Prince of Rock & Roll,” Rick Nielsen, has created a unique, hook-laden, sticky sound that has fanned the flames of fan love and influenced generations of successful musicians. Rick is a fan’s dream come true and a musician’s musician. And, he doesn’t just have skeletons in his closets; he’s got guitars. Lots and lots of guitars.
Rick wears his love of his guitars – playing them, buying them, owning them, cherishing them, designing them and talking about them – right out there on his sleeve where he wears his heart and his love of music. And that’s what Rick’s Picks: A Lifelong Affair With Guitars & Music is all about: Guitars as art and as tools for making music; Rick’s life on the road and at home; the friendships Rick has forged and the songs he’s written and played. Rick wants you to want to see it. What are you waiting for?