Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Concert
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame In Concert
Format / Region
Songs including the 12
Cheap Trick, Pearl Jam and others
R&R Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio
R&R Hall of Fame in Concert
Gretsch White Falcon
I Want You To Want Me, Dream Police, Surrender, Ain’t That A Shame
On April 8, 2016, Cheap Trick was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After their acceptance speeches, the band played four songs, and Tom Petersson played his Gretsch White Falcon 12-string bass on all of them.
This DVD also includes the 2017 induction ceremony, with Pearl Jam being honored. While bassist Jeff Ament did not play a 12-string bass during that ceremony, it’s great that two bands with 12-string bassists were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in back to back years.
Cheap Trick Register Star
To honor their hometown heroes, the Rockford Register Star newspaper in Rockford, Illinois published a 24-page special edition titled Cheap Trick Register Star on April 14, 2016. It includes a full page devoted to each band member, photos from throughout the band’s history, a discography, excerpts from articles published about the band over the past four decades, and even a page devoted to the musical interests and accomplishments of the band member’s children. Each page is bordered by the band’s trademark black and white checkerboard pattern.
Several photos of Tom Petersson’s 12-string basses are included such as his current favorite, the Gretsch White Falcon 12. Some of Tom’s Hamer, Chandler, and Waterstone 12’s are also pictured.
Editor’s Note: A huge THANK YOU to Ron Johnson for providing this newspaper. Thanks again, Ron!