Cheap Trick Scores First-Ever No. 1 Album with ‘In Another World’ — Out Now!

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The heights reached by power-pop kings Cheap Trick over the years are endless. They’re pretty much the definition of the term, their songs casing an untouchable legacy that led them to undisputable Rock and Roll Hall of Fame enshrinement.

But until right now, 2021, the band hadn’t achieved a No. 1 album … but now they have, thanks to the quick success of In Another World, which was released back on April 9 as their first new album of original material since 2017. In its first week of release, In Another World landed atop Billboard’s “Rock” chart,  with a news release noting that it also bowed at #1 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, #5 “Current Digital,” #6 “Top Current,” #6 “Internet,” #7 Top Albums,” and #10 “Digital.”

The single “Light Up the Fire,” meanwhile, is currently No. 1 at Classic Rock Radio (both Mediabase and BDS).

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“This band is held together by music,” said vocalist Robin Zander of his band’s new record. “It’s the super glue that keeps us writing and putting records out. The reason we started the band in the first place was to tour and write songs and put records out. If all that went away, there would be no point then, would there?”

That quote above really nails what’s at the center of In Another World. At this point in their storied career, Cheap Trick — Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Petersson (bass guitar) and drummer Daxx Nielsen — don’t have anything to prove to anybody. Their efforts at new music come from a source of inspiration and a commitment to a craft honed over the years with precision and beloved the world over … and we’re all better off for it.

In Another World is a confident collection of tunes by one of the most accomplished bands still doing its thing in these strange times.

It’s rock and roll, meant for the masses. Listen in below:


  • MT Robinson says:

    my favorite band since 1977- they never let me down ever 🙂

  • LindA Mazzae says:

    Another World is an amazing album. It reminds me of what a wonderful band they are. After following them forever they just keep getting better in their craft. Dax on drums is AMZAZING!!!!
    Robin s voice is sooooo crazy great. and Rick s solos are incredible They get better every time. Tom is amazing and constant. If it wasn t for you I wouldn t have made it through some of my most difficult times!! Love you all.

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