Cheap Trick's MIA drummer Bun E Carlos has shed some light on his position in the band. Though he hasn't been the group's touring drummer since 2010 -- replaced by guitarist Rick Nielsen's son Daxx -- Carlos tells PunkGlobe that he's "still in the band, but I don't tour. I don't hear from them. I prefer to be out on the road performing with them. Maybe we'll kiss and make up." But Carlos adds he's pessimistic about the prospects of another Cheap Trick album to follow the band's 2009 release "The Latest:" "I don't see a next Cheap Trick record, really. I haven't heard any new songs from the songwriters in 10 years. Every album we do, we get the tapes out and find out if we have enough for a record. We made 'The Latest' the same way we make every record -- but there weren't very many brand-new songs laid out...I really like recording new songs, but I don't think that's going to happen with those guys." As for his role as Cheap Trick's archivist, Carlos says he has "10 more" potential entries of his Bun E's Basement Bootleg series but notes that, "I haven't heard from anyone in a couple years, so I don't think they're really interested." The Carlos-less Cheap Trick hits the road this summer with Aerosmith, including a July 5 stop at the Palace of Auburn Hills.