Daxx Nielsen

471 – Daxx Nielsen (Cheap Trick) Like Father, Like Son

Daxx Nielsen, drummer for Cheap Trick, may have a famous last name (he’s the son of Cheap Trick’s lead guitarist and lead singer, Rick Nielsen) but he’s always set out to make a name for himself. Never one to “drop” his father’s name, through hard work and thousands of gigs Daxx carved out quite the career for himself. So much so that Bun E. Carlos requested that Daxx fill in for him in Cheap Trick while he was out with an injury. Daxx eventually joined the band full time in 2010.

Prior to joining Cheap Trick, Daxx spent years touring and recording with artists, including: Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, The Smashing Pumpkins, and numerous others

Daxx Nielsen talks about:

  • His family connection to Cheap Trick
  • Growing up the son of a rock musician
  • Musicians Vs. Streaming services
  • Live musicians being underpaid in certain styles
  • Getting into electronics and programming
  • Being a professional drummer without living in a big music city
  • Upcoming plans for Cheap Trick
  • Much more

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4 replies
  1. Jimquillen
    Jimquillen says:

    CHIP Greenman the drummer for fuse was my boss T space systems Loral in Palo Alto , he had a lot of pictures and stories of Rick and Tom in the youth, sadly chip passed away last year, Who knew Rick once had long hair. CHEAPtricks been my favorite band since 1970 the FIRST TIME saw them live

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