Cheap Shots, the Cheap Trick tribute album we reported on several months
ago, has been bumped back to a summer release. The album will feature everyone
from the Posies to Joey Ramone and 22 Jacks covering tunes from Rockford,
Illinois' favorite sons.
For those of you who can't wait to get a new
taste of the old Trick, their Steve Albini-produced Sub Pop 7"--a new version
of "Downed" and a cover of the Move's "Brontosaurus"--is still slated for a
late Feb. release. And the band's first album of all-new material since 1994
will hit shelves on April 29th, and, like their 1977 debut, will be called,
simply, Cheap Trick.
The band will do a warm-up gig at the Sundance
Film Festival closing party on January 24th (an event that has featured folks
like Devo and Beck in past years) in Park City, Utah, followed by a short
mini-tour before hitting the road in earnest in early April. Filming for the
video of the first single, "Say Goodbye," will take place in L.A. on Jan. 27th
with Kevin Donovan (the Heads).