Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos to Release Solo Album

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Cheap Trick’s former drummer Bun E. Carlos will release his solo album Greetings From Bunezuela in June.

For Greetings From Bunezuela, Carlos covers some obscure songs including The Bee Gees Idea, The Who Armenia In the Sky and Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices Do Something Real, also the first single from the album.

Carlos technically left Cheap Trick in 2010 and was replaced by Robin Zander’s son Daxx.

In 2009 he was working on the side-project Tinted Windows with Taylor Hanson (Hanson), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) and Adam Schlesigner (Fountains of Wayne). In 2011 he was involved in other project Candy Golde with John Stirratt of Wilco, Rick Rizzo on Eleventh Dream Day and Mark Greenburg of The Coctails).

Carlos then sued Cheap Trick in 2013 claiming he hadn’t left the band, that the band just stopped talking to him. A settlement was reached to say that he is still a member of the band but does not tour or record with them. (ie: still a partner in the business of Cheap Trick).

Greetings From Bunezuela will be released on eOne Music on June 24. Meanwhile Cheap Trick have just released their album Bang, Zoom, Crazy … Hello.


56dinosaur said...

Actually, Bun E. was forced out of Cheap Trick's touring and recording activities when vocalist Robin Zander issued a "He goes or I go" ultimatum. They never got along.