Exactly one week before their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 8th, Cheap Trick will release their long-awaited new album, Bang, Zoom, Crazy ... Hello. It's their first LP since 2009's The Latest (the longest break between albums of their entire career), and right now you can watch the video for the second advance single, "When I Wake Up Tomorrow." (Click here to preorder the album).
"This song always reminds me of a sultry David Bowie song," says Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen. "I liked it from the first time we attempted to do it. It's just a moody, interesting piece with some heavy guitars in the middle. The last line is 'Are you gonna be here when I wake up tomorrow,' and then Bowie passed away after we recorded it."
Bang, Zoom, Crazy ... Hello is Cheap Trick's first album since original drummer Bun E. Carlos was replaced by Nielsen's son Daxx. Carlos left the group in 2010 due to long-simmering personality conflicts, but he will reunite with them at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
The group continues to tour at a grueling pace, though Nielsen says he wouldn't have it any other way. "I've taken all the mirrors out of my house because when I'm playing onstage, I feel like I'm still in high school," he told Rolling Stone in December. "I feel like that kid that wanted to play in his first band, and then I look in a mirror and it's like, 'Uh-oh!' It ain't pretty."