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Cheap Trick selected for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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A band with local ties to the stateline will be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this spring.

It was announced early this morning that Cheap Trick will be one of five groups inducted in 2016. The band is joined by Deep Purple, The Steve Miller Band, N.W.A., and Chicago. 

The group was formed right here in Rockford. Lead guitarist Rick Nielsen grew up in Rockford.  He attended both Lincoln Middle School and Guilford High School. 

The groups will be inducted on April 8th. The ceremony will be broadcast on HBO.

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