Richard Alan "Rick" Nielsen is the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Cheap Trick. He is well known for having many custom-made guitars, including his famous five-neck guitar.
Nielsen has enjoyed many highlights with Cheap Trick, including having a #1 US single "The Flame." Amongst personal highlights, Nielsen, together with Carlos, was invited to record a session on August 12, 1980 with John Lennon for his upcoming Double Fantasy album. Nielsen wrote almost all of the songs for Cheap Trick's first few albums.
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