The Nielsen Trust is a new band featuring Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick and his family.

The Nielsens are a pretty talented family. Of course, there's Rick. The legendary guitar player from Rock n Roll Hall of Fame band, Cheap Trick. His son Daxx plays drums for Cheap Trick too. Another one of his sons, Miles,  has his own successful project, Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts. Miles' wife, Kelly Steward, has her career as a singer and songwriter.

They have all jammed together at various times in the past but now it's official. This family band is called The Nielsen Trust. They recently made their debut at the Castle Theatre in Bloomington, Illinois. It was an added surprise for the fans attending the album release party for Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts. Rick and Daxx were scheduled to be at the show but the new band was kept top secret until they hit the stage. How awesome for the audience.

I had a chance to talk with Kelly Steward about this cool new musical venture. Here's the interview if you missed it.

Video: Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen's New Side Project Is The Nielsen Trust

The Nielsen Trust Facebook page...

They will perform a limited amount of special shows playing Cheap Trick deep cuts and some covers.

I can't wait to check it out.


Video: Rare acoustic performance "Heavy Metal" Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts without Miles