Cheap Trick has announced that guitarist Rick Nielsen had “a minor procedure” that’s going to keep him from touring with the band for the next week. The band already has a backup in place, as singer Robin Zander’s son Robin Taylor Zander will fill in for Nielsen while he’s unable to tour.
Zander Jr. has been a member of the band’s live lineup since 2014, mostly on guitar and backing vocals, but he covered for bassist Tom Petersson on bass last year while the musician recovered from heart surgery. In August, he told Rolling Stone that the only thing he hasn’t helped the band with to date is his father’s lead vocals, saying, “I could do that, but I don’t want to.”
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock