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"They all have been to our show and actually one of them, my oldest grandson who was 3 at the time, got onstage with us and was playing air guitar with me for about three minutes in between songs," Nielsen tells Spinner. "He was unprovoked! He had all the poses down and he was waving his arms around. He was not afraid of the audience. It was good and pretty funny. I have it on video too and it wasn't planned because it was somebody else who was backstage with a cell phone and videoed the thing. It was hilarious."
His grandson was more prepared than Nielsen realized, practicing his signature guitar licks for his big debut. "At home he sits and watches Cheap Trick videos and he just plays along to me," he says, laughing. "Now he's 4 and he's into hockey and other things. When he grows up he'll probably ignore me!"
There are no plans that Nielsen is aware of anyway to feature his grandson on Cheap Trick's current tour in support of their new album 'The Latest.'