Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Adds Guitar Solo to New Hanson Song
Hanson just released a brand new single entitled, Don't Ever Change, and the brothers called up Rick to add his special brand of guitar work.
Hanson is readying a brand new album, Against the World, that currently has no official release date. The plan is to keep releasing songs and additional content throughout the course of the year, then drop the whole album package
The next single up, is this great new powerful pop song with an extra-tasty, Rock-Hall-of-Fame guitar solo laid down by the Cheap Trick guitarist/songwriter, Rick Nielsen
Taylor Hanson said,
“'Don’t Ever Change' is about the madness and beauty that love brings accompanied by a pure power-pop guitar riff. The fact that the legendary Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick agreed to lay down a guest solo on the song takes it to a whole new level.”
After listening in my car and then watching the video below, it really does lift this song to another level.
When the solo kicks in, I could immediately tell who was playing that guitar. Great idea Hanson, it's exactly what the song needed. I'm no music critic, I like what i like, and Rick Nielsen's solo on Don't Ever Change makes me want to listen to it again and again.
If you didn't know Rick Nielsen was featured on this track, you'd certainly wonder if Cheap Trick had something to do with it, given all the checkerboard imagery in the video. Also, Hanson chose a great way to acknowledge Rick's guitar solo with the silhouette of Isaac Hanson in the video wearing a ball cap just like Rick Nielsen always does.
This isn't the first time a Hanson brother worked with a member of Cheap Trick
From 2009-2001, Taylor Hanson and former Cheap Trick drummer, Bun E. Carlos were part of super group called, Tinted Windows. That band included guitarist James Iha of The Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne
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