The Importance of Family, Music to Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson

DALLAS — When it comes to rock bands, there are few that are more recognizable than Cheap Trick. They’ve been around for over 40 years, have released 17 albums, and were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And one of the men who’s been there from the beginning is Cheap Trick’s bass player Tom Petersson.

He’s lived his whole life for music. And when he decided to begin a family, little did Petersson know, music would play a part of his life in a different way. Some may say a more important way, thanks to his son, Liam, and his fight with ASD. That’s when Petersson and his wife decided to create a music project called Rock Your Speech. Petersson told us about that and more during a recent stop in Dallas: