Cheap Trick Joins Big Machine Records

Announcement Coincides With Band's Election to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cheap Trick, known for hits such as “I Want You To Want Me,” has signed with Nashville-based Big Machine Records. The announcement was made Thursday (Dec. 17), the same day the band was confirmed for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bang Zoom Crazy … Hello, the band’s first album for Big Machine, will be released on April 1. Their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame takes place April 8 in Brooklyn, New York.

Cheap Trick’s other hits include “Surrender,” “Dream Police” and “The Flame.”

Big Machine Label Group encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Dot Records and Nash Icon Records, whose combined artist roster includes Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, the Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line and Hank Williams Jr.

Big Machine chief Scott Borchetta, a country music industry veteran who acknowledges his love of rock music. In April, he signed Steven Tyler as a solo artist. The Aerosmith lead vocalist is expected to release his first country album early next year.

In 2014. Big Machine released Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe, a compilation of the rock band’s songs performed by a variety of country artists, including Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts.