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Scott Brown rocks out with ‘Cheap Trick’ at Hampton Beach Ballroom


HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. ( – Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has taken up a new hobby: rocking out with 80s rock icon Cheap Trick.

Brown, wearing an American Flag polo shirt, joined the band on stage during a performance of "Surrender" at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Sunday.

Brown played rhythm guitar and even sang some backup vocals.

Brown said in a tweet that the experience fulfilled one of his "bucket list items."

The Massachusetts Republican has said he's "exploring a possible run" for president in 2016, but has ruled out a campaign for Massachusetts governor next year.

Brown won a 2010 special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy. He lost in 2012 to Democrat Elizabeth Warren.