Rick Nielsen

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Rick Nielsen
Rick Nielsen Dream Police show.jpg
Nielsen playing at Cheap Trick's "Dream Police" show in Milwaukee, February 2011
Background information
Birth nameRichard Alan Nielsen
Born (1948-12-22) December 22, 1948 (age 72)
Elmhurst, IL, US
InstrumentsGuitar, bass guitar
Other associated actsCheap Trick, The Smashing Pumpkins, Fuse, Foo Fighters
Websitecheaptrick.com
WikipediaRick Nielsen

Richard Alan Nielsen (born December 22, 1948) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter of American rock band Cheap Trick.

Nielsen and Cheap Trick have performed alongside The Smashing Pumpkins several times, and Nielsen provided additional guitar on the Pumpkins track "Blissed and Gone". Billy Corgan also used a white Hamer guitar during the Machina sessions that was given to him by Nielsen.[1]

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  1. Christopher Scapelliti, "Machina Shop: The Tools of Billy Corgan and James Iha's Trade", Guitar World, April 2000.