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Rick Nielsen Net Worth is $22 Million. An American songwriter, musician and singer, Rick Nielsen has a net worth of $22 million. Rick Nielsen obtained his net worth by being the song writer and back vocalist for the rock band Cheap Trick. Born in R. Richard A. "Rick" Nielsen (b...

Rick Nielsen Net Worth is $22 Million.

Rick Nielsen Net Worth is $22 Million. An American songwriter, musician and singer, Rick Nielsen has a net worth of $22 million. Rick Nielsen obtained his net worth by being the song writer and back vocalist for the rock band Cheap Trick. Born in R Richard A. "Rick" Nielsen is the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Cheap Trick. For the band's first few albums, Nielsen wrote the majority of the material himself. He is well known for having many custom-made guitars from Hamer Guitars, including his famous five-neck guitar.
Nielsen formed Cheap Trick in 1972 with bassist Tom Petersson, another Rockford, Illinois native. Before Cheap Trick, he was in a number of bands, including Grim Reapers and Fuse. The latter recorded a one-off debut album released on Epic Records which sold poorly. After the record failed to gain any attention, the band moved to Philadelphia and the band changed their name to Sick Man Of Europe.
The group toured Europe unsuccessfully in 1972 and returned to Illinois in 1973. Upon their return to Rockford, Nielsen and Petersson renamed the band Cheap Trick after adding drummer Bun E. Carlos and vocalist Randy "Xeno" Hogan. In 1974, Hogan left th...
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Eddie Vedder, Joe Walsh, Rick Nielsen Join The Who for Teen Cancer Benefit

How’s this for an all-star rock lineup? Eddie Vedder, Joe Walsh and Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen joined forces with The Who Thursday night, all for a good cause. The show at the Rosemont Theater in Chicago raised money to benefit The Who’s Teen ...
Posted: May 15, 2015, 1:04 pm

Local musicians look back on blues legend

BB King passed away last week at the age of 89. We asked local musicians Dave Galluzzo and Rick Nielsen to share some memories of the legendary blues guitarist. “We opened for BB King at show at Boylan High School in 1970 or ’71. I was 16 years old and ...
Posted: May 20, 2015, 9:58 am

VIP: Rick Nielsen not impressed by 'new, shiny' guitars

(Photo: Jeff Christensen, AP) Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen's extensive and impressive guitar collection is documented in coffee table tome Guitar Aficionado: The Collections - The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World — and ...
Posted: December 19, 2013, 9:15 pm

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and More Take Part in the Who Jam Session

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Joe Walsh and Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen teamed up with legendary rockers the Who Thursday night (March 14). The concert, which took place at the Rosemont Theater in Chicago, raised funds to benefit the Who’s Teen ...
Posted: May 16, 2015, 7:41 am

Cheap Trick Guitarist Rick Nielsen Auctioning Off Portion of His Eccentric Axe Collection (Not the 5-Necked One)

Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen is one of the music world's biggest collectors of guitars (those of both legendary performance and eccentric appearance) and now you too can own part of his collection: He'll be selling a portion of collection off through ...
Posted: March 8, 2015, 10:11 am
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