Cheap Trick's RICK NIELSEN to appear on American Pickers Print E-mail
Friday, 15 February 2013 22:26



RICK NIELSEN, guitarist with the legendary CHEAP TRICK, will feature on an episode of hit television show AMERICAN PICKERS set to debut Stateside on March 11th.


The show visits 'Rick's Picks Live: A Lifelong Affair With Guitars and Music', an exhibit showcasing Nielsen's guitars and rock memorabilia at Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford.


The hit television series follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they scour the country for hidden gems in basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and sharing their amazing stories with upwards of 5 million viewers each week.


"What happened was pretty special," said Mike Wolfe. "We’re birds of a feather, Frank and Rick and me. Collecting, picking brothers in arms. We were all three bitten by the same crazy bug early on in life and it's amazing how quickly it brought us together when we went to Rick's exhibit in Rockford. That's when the picks really started flying."


"Seeing Rick’s exhibit was truly mind-boggling," said Frank Fritz. "For me, as a nearly lifelong Cheap Trick fan, I was in heaven. And, then, to dig even deeper with Rick himself - well, we can’t wait for the nation to see what we picked out of Rick's storage lockers. Mike and I drove away from Rockford very, very happy."


"Those guys are great," said Rick. "Frank and Mike can rummage through my collection any day."


The episode airs Stateside on Monday, March 11th on History.


More than 2,000 items are displayed in Rick's Picks, which has been exhibited since August and has been seen by more than 4,000 visitors. Rick's Picks organizers hope the exhibit will become a traveling show to be viewed across the country. For more information, visit