Cheap Trick has just completed work on a Christmas album, which will mark the band’s second release this year. News of the upcoming holiday album comes just one month after Cheap Trick released the album We’re All Alright.
In an interview with Orange Amps, Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson revealed that the band finished recording a holiday album “about two months ago.” Petersson revealed the Christmas record will be released around Halloween and said it came out “great.”
“We did one standard, and then all sorts of different songs on there, it’s really cool,” he said. “We’ve got a few originals, and we covered songs from artists that we really like which have done Christmas songs.”
While he didn’t reveal the track list, Petersson teased that the new Cheap Trick album will include a cover by Roy Wood, which could possibly be “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday,” a song the ELO founder recorded in 1973 while in the glam rock band Wizzard. The Stubby’s House Of Christmas website reveals that there has been speculation that Cheap Trick will also cover Christmas songs by Chuck Berry, Slade, and the Ramones.