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Rick Nielsen was born on December 22, 1948 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on The Colbert Report (2005), That '70s Show (1998) and Last Action Hero (1993). See full bio »

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The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report Music Department
That '70s Show
That '70s Show Music Department
Last Action Hero
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 2005-2014 The Colbert Report (TV Series) (composer - 1,263 episodes)
- Same to You, Pal (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.266 (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #10.259 (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- JR (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- Michael Sheen (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
 1999-2006 That '70s Show (TV Series) (composer - 159 episodes)
- That '70s Finale (2006) ... (composer: theme music)
- Love of My Life (2006) ... (composer: theme music)
- Leaving Home Ain't Easy (2006) ... (composer: theme music)
- We Will Rock You (2006) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sheer Heart Attack (2006) ... (composer: theme music)
 1993 Last Action Hero (featured musician - as Rick Nielson)
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Rick is a founding member and lead guitarist of the group "Cheap Trick" See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Rick Nielson | Cheap Trick

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I'm a really normal guy. You know our song, the one that goes, 'It wasn't easy, it was hard as hell ... Never worked so hard, had so much pain.' That's really what Cheap Trick is all about: Work hard, keep trying.


Guitarist and main songwriter for rock band Cheap Trick.

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