Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson recuperating after open-heart surgery

Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson is recovering after having open-heart surgery. The musician wrote on the band’s Facebook account: “You may have noticed that I was sitting down during Stephen Colbert’s Late Show performance last night” (referencing their late night version of new song “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll.”) “I had to have open-heart surgery a month ago and am under doctor’s orders to take it easy,” he added. “I’m currently recuperating and slowly but surely getting stronger every day. Can’t wait to get back to see all of you again soon.”
“Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll” is among the tracks on gthe newly issued LP, In Another World. The 13-track album also features lead single “Light Up the Fire” and a previously released cover of John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth” Cheap Trick also recently announced a round of new tour dates set to launch in Australia in late April, with a North American leg starting in July.

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