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LOVERBOY STARS IN NEW NATIONAL CAR RENTAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN WITH SEINFELD’S PATRICK WARBURTON AS TOUR CONTINUES

LOS ANGELES, September 12, 2016 Canadian rock legends LOVERBOY – featuring original members vocalist Mike Reno, guitarist Paul Dean, keyboardist Doug Johnson and drummer Matt Frenette – have become pop culture staples and heroes to a new generation of rock fans, and are now set for even more exposure with a TV campaign for National Car Rental, which started rolling out on the first weekend of the NFL season on Sunday. The spot for National Car Rental features the band and major fan Patrick Warburton, best known for his roles as David Puddy in Seinfeld, the title character in The Tick and Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, as well as the voice of Family Guy‘s paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson.  After Warburton touts that four out of five National rentals result in a free upgrade, the group piles into the rental car with Warburton and drives home the commercial’s message with the title of one of their many hits, “Lovin’ Every Minute of It.”  There is also a digital short, specifically made available on National Car Rental’s YouTube channel, with Warburton having the group autograph their Get Lucky album, and pledging his devotion. The commercial and the digital short will be featured with posts on National Car Rental’s social media pages starting September 8 as well as on Loverboy’s Facebook on September 10 and 16. The group has been appearing on tour with Rick Springfield and they continue to headline dates into the fall, including a show at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on October 28, with the full itinerary below.  As part of the digital short, Warburton tells... read more

LOVERBOY RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “HURTIN,” Readies Tour Dates Through End of Year Including Tour Dates with Rick Springfield

LOVERBOY, Canada’s greatest rock export, continue to be just as relevant to today’s audience as they were 37 years ago, when vocalist Mike Reno was first introduced to guitar legend Paul Dean, both veterans of bands on the local Calgary scene, eventually joined by keyboardist Doug Johnson, drummer Matt Frenette and bassist Kenneth “Spider” Sinnaeve, who replaced the late founding member Scott Smith in 2000. Looking forward to another full slate of concert dates in 2016 – including three shows reprising last year’s successful stint with Rick Springfield – LOVERBOY are releasing a brand-new single, “Hurtin’,” digitally, which also can be streamed here. Paul Dean says the song’s genesis came from a series of instrumental beds provided to Mike Reno by co-writers Mick Mahan, the bassist in Pat Benatar’s band, whom they met while touring with them, and his songwriting partner, Nashville-based Gregg Montante, which were originally intended to be the theme song for a national football broadcast. “I took what they gave him, changed it up a bit, and came up with a melody and a couple of hooks,” said Dean. “The idea was to create an anthem for the home crowd to sing about putting a ‘hurtin’ ” on the other team.” Instead, it transformed into a song about a relationship gone awry, and the inevitability of a conversation turning bad, leading to “Some hurtin’ tonight”. Hurtin- Youtube link Says lead singer, Mike Reno: “We worked really hard to get it just right for all our Loverboy friends and fans.” LOVERBOY has four multi-platinum albums, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in... read more

“LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE” NEW SEASON TO PREMIERE ON MTV LIVE THURSDAY, MAY 5

“Live from Daryl’s House” Guests Include Wyclef Jean, Elle King, The O’Jays and more. New York, NY (April 28, 2016) – MTV Live, MTV’s 24-hour dedicated music channel, kicks off spring with new seasons of performance series’ “Live from Daryl’s House” on Thursday, May 5 beginning at 9:00 p.m. In each episode of “Live from Daryl’s House,” music icon Daryl Hall invites a fellow musician over to his club to perform each other’s hits. Musical guests range from rock legends, established soul and pop acts to emerging artists. The series has been a musical staple in the industry featuring a mix of well-known performers including Ben Folds, Aloe Blacc, Aaron Neville, Gavin DeGraw, Joe Walsh, Kandace Springs, Billy Gibbons, Jason Mraz, Fitz & The Tantrums, Amos Lee and more. This season will feature artists like Cheap Trick, Wyclef Jean, Elle King, The O’Jays, Anderson East, Daughtry, Grace and Kenny Loggins. “I never thought that I’d be able to top the past, but this season is the best one ever.” – Daryl Hall This season line-up of artists on “Live from Daryl’s House” will feature: Cheap Trick – Thursday, May 5 Wyclef Jean – Thursday, May 12 Elle King – Thursday, May 19 The O’Jays – Thursday, May 26 Anderson East – Thursday, June 2 Daughtry – Thursday, June 9 Grace – Thursday, June 16 Kenny Loggins – Thursday, June 23 “Live From Daryl’s House” is executive produced by Hall and his manager, Jonathan Wolfson.   About MTV Live: MTV Live, MTV’s 24-hour high-definition music channel, was rebranded from Palladia in February 2016 and features original music-based programming for a... read more

LOVERBOY WORKING FOR MORE THAN JUST THE WEEKEND WITH SUMMER-LONG TOUR

Iconic ‘80s band continues their pop cultural return on dates with Rick Springfield, The Romantics, first SoCal dates in years LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2015—Time to haul out those iconic red leather pants and bandanas from mothballs, because Canadian hard-rocking legends Loverboy are ready for a full slate of summer touring, including a run of dates with fellow ‘80s hitmakers Rick Springfield and The Romantics for one of the season’s must-see tripleheader concert events. Loverboy are currently enjoying a cultural renaissance, with major companies such as Taco Bell and Radio Shack using the band’s image and music to promote their products to the ‘80s generation which grew up on the group, and others who are just being introduced to their anthems. These days, Loverboy’s not just “Working for the Weekend,” but “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” too, performing for those fans who “Get Lucky” enough to catch one of their shows. Loverboy’s tour starts with headline dates in April 25 in Pompano Beach, FL at the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, and runs through October 1 at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, WA. The band will be joined by Springfield and The Romantics for dates starting August 29 at Atlanta’s Chastain Amphitheater, running through September 23rd in Oklahoma City, OK. The band will also be playing two shows in the Los Angeles area for the first time in years, including The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA (September 25) and the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills (September 26). A full listing of dates is below. Loverboy have been delighting audiences around the world since forming back in 1979... read more

PALLADIA UNLEASHES EXCLUSIVE NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCES WITH SEASON PREMIERES OF “LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE” AND “LATER …WITH JOOLS HOLLAND” ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30

Live From Daryl’s House Guests This Season Include Sammy Hagar, Ben Folds, Aloe Blacc, Kandace Springs, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, and Aaron Neville  BBC Music Production “Later … With Jools Holland” Guests Include Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Blur, Laura Marling and The Vaccines (NEW YORK, NY) – April 13, 2015 —Palladia, Viacom’s high-definition music channel, refreshes its spring line-up with new seasons of fan-favorite performance series Live From Daryl’s House and “Later…With Jools Holland” on Thursday, April 30. Musical spontaneity takes the wheel as the season premiere of Live from Daryl’s House kicks off Thursday, April 30th at 9 PM ET/PT. Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall gets together with legendary vocalist Sammy “The Red Rocker” Hagar on location at the Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, creating memorable live musical moments fans will love on the 69th and latest episode of the critically acclaimed, award-winning, web-to-cable series. This season line-up of artists on Live From Daryl’s House will feature:   Live From Daryl’s House: Sammy Hagar premieres Thursday, April 30 at 9 PM Live From Daryl’s House: Ben Folds premieres Thursday, May 7 at 9 PM Live From Daryl’s House: Kandace Springs premieres Thursday, May 14 at 9 PM Live From Daryl’s House: Aaron Neville premieres Thursday, May 21 at 9 PM Live From Daryl’s House: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis premieres Thursday, May 28 at 9 PM Live From Daryl’s House: Aloe Blacc premieres Thursday, June 4 at 9 PM   The past eight years have marked a steady stream of superlatives and recognition for Live from Daryl’s House, with Hall receiving... read more

Loverboy To Release “Unfinished Business”

THE FIRST NEW ALBUM OF ALL-ORIGINAL STUDIO RECORDINGS IN SEVEN YEARS, ON JULY 15 The album, whose title was selected in a fan vote on Facebook, will come out through Redeye Distribution LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2014–“Unfinished Business” is an apt title for the much anticipated collection of recordings from the iconic multi-platinum rock band Loverboy – 10 songs patiently waiting, some for decades, to be completed. The recordings range from “Come Undone,” written by Paul Dean while living in Toronto 40 years ago, long before he met vocalist Mike Reno and joined forces to form the soon-to-be legendary group, to the Chuck Berry-influenced “Doin’ It the Hard Way,” featuring Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve on bass. The song was penned by Dean during a brief stint replacing Randy Bachman in Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Completing the recording took Dean to Raleigh NC, the current city of choice of drummer Matt Frenette, where they recorded the last 3 tracks in a friend’s home studio. “We practically lived at Little Mountain Studios for 6 months (referring to the “Lovin Every Minute” album sessions), but it’s a new world. I do everything on my laptop now. Way better!” enthuses Dean. “These are tracks we’d recorded over the years, and we just decided to complete them and release the album to show our appreciation to the fans who have supported us all this time,” says Dean. It will be released worldwide July 15 by Redeye Distribution on all major digital and brick-and-mortar retailers, while the first single “Counting The Nights” is available today. (Click here) Pre-order “Unfinished Business” on iTunes (U.S./Canada) or Amazon (U.S./Canada). The title... read more

Paul Dean’s Pre-Loverboy Band Streetheart Releases 1993 Live Reunion Album

One Night One Take features Dean, Matt Frenette and Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve reuniting with Kenny Shields and Daryl Gutheil NEW YORK, May 23, 2014–Long before they became full-time members of Loverboy, guitarist Paul Dean, bassist Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve and drummer Matt Frenette were members of another legendary Canadian band, Streetheart. Long gathering dust in Dean’s archives, One Night One Take finally sees the light of day, a live recording made at Winnipeg’s Rolling Stone Cabaret on Friday,August 13, 1993, part of a week-long stint marking the band’s reunion after Dean was “dumped” 15 years before. One Night, One Take shows off a band where chops, musicianship and communication resulted in an almost 14-minute-long cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Under My Thumb” and a fiery version of Them’s Bert Berns-penned classic, “Here Comes the Night,” both spotlighting Dean’s intense guitar-playing. Sinnaeve’s virtuoso bass and Frenette’s frenetic drumming are showcased on one of the previously unreleased tracks, “Mr. Tall”, while the other new track, “Losin’ Streak”, features vocalist Kenny Shields and keyboardist/vocalist Daryl Gutheil. Also, check out Dean’s electric violin solo on “Move On Over,” where Shields playfully dubs him Paul “Charlie Daniels” Dean, or his guitar pyrotechnics in “Can You Feel It” for further proof of Streetheart’s legendary jamming prowess. “At rehearsal, I said to myself, how the heck am I gonna pull that off – did I actually play that?” laughs Dean today. Their musical touchstones included such powerhouse outfits as Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Cream (catch the snippet of “Sunshine of Your Love” in the midst of the almost 10-minute-long “Mr. Tall”). The CD is available now at... read more

Daryl Hall And Darius Rucker Turn 68th Live From Daryl’s House Into A Soul-Infused Country Trip To Charleston, Sc

Fellow homeowners celebrate local southern culture with a set that includes Daryl Hall & John Oates’ #1 AC hit, “Do It for Love,” the Hootie & the Blowfish smash, “Let Her Cry” and Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel,” premiering on Palladia May 15, on VH1.com and the VH1 APP on May 24, and LFDH.com June 15 NEW YORK, May 13, 2014-Live from Daryl’s House gets a welcome dose of southern hospitality when it travels to Charleston, SC, the hometown of special guest Darius Rucker, who joins with soon-to-be fellow resident Daryl Hall on the show’s 68th and latest installment. The episode premieres on Viacom’s high-definition music channel Palladia on Thursday, May 15, before its online debut May 24 on VH1.com and the VH1 APP and then on Daryl’s dedicated LFDH.com website, June 15. The show takes place at an 1843 Greek revival house restored by Sarah Horton, a friend of Daryl’s, where they learn how to shuck oysters for a roast, courtesy of the Charleston Bay Gourmet. Award-winning country music star Darius Rucker and Daryl combine on a seven-song set whose highlights include Darius’ smash country hit, “Wagon Wheel,” covers of Rucker’s previous band Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Let Her Cry,” the Grammy-winning second single from the band’s 10-million-plus-selling 1994 album, Cracked Rear View, and a soaring version of the Righteous Brothers’ 1965 smash and the Daryl Hall and John Oates 1980 smash, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” Daryl and Darius trade verses on Daryl Hall and John Oates’ “Do It For Love,” the duo’s chart-topping 2003 Adult Contemporary hit from the album of the same name, then share a soulful... read more

The Empty Hearts

FEATURING ELLIOT EASTON (THE CARS), CLEM BURKE (BLONDIE), WALLY PALMAR (THE ROMANTICS) & ANDY BABIUK (THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS) READY THE RELEASE OF THEIR EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM SET FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE AUGUST 5th ON 429 RECORDS Billboard Premiere’s First Track From the Album “I Don’t Want Your Love (If You Don’t Want Me) U.S. TOUR PLANNED Santa Monica, CA, May 8, 2014–The Empty Hearts, a new band featuring members of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings, have signed to 429 Records which will release their eponymous debut album August 5th worldwide. The band, consisting of four iconic players and musical peers, features Elliot Easton on lead guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clem Burke on drums, Wally Palmar on vocals and guitar and Andy Babiuk on bass. Co-produced by the band and Ed Stasium,The Empty Hearts is a raucous collection of tunes with each player’s rock ‘n’ roll stripes on display- a bracing sound shaped by influences which span decades and include ’50’s American roots rock ‘n’ roll, 60’s British invasion and 70’s garage-punk.The album was recorded at Fab Gear Studios in Rochester, NY and also includes the Faces’ Hall of Fame keyboardist Ian McLagan on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer. Billboard.com announced the release with an exclusive stream of the song “I Don’t Want Your Love (If You Don’t Want Me)”. Listen to the track here. The Empty Hearts will be released worldwide on 429 Records August 5th.The band will tour the U.S. this fall. Dates TBD. The Empty Hearts (a name coined by Little Steven from his secret list of unused band names), is... read more

Luck Has Nothing to Do With It: Loverboy and Daft Punk

What do red leather pants, bandanas and high-energy rock shows have to do with space helmets and electronic dance music? Apparently, if you’re multi-platinum Canadian icons Loverboy, a great deal. The band, which formed more than 30 years ago in Calgary, Alberta, and have gone on to have such hits as “Working for the Weekend,” “Hot Girls in Love” and “This Could be the Night” are seeing a surge in online streaming requests for their four-million-selling 1981 album, Get Lucky, which just happens to share the same name as French electronica duo Daft Punk’s smash single. The Loverboy album is now among the leaders in Spotify searches for Get Lucky, and the band is, to quote one of their numerous hit single’s, “Lovin’ Every Minute of It.” One fan, Anna Hecht, blogged before a recent show at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, “Someone asked me, have you heard ‘Get Lucky’? And I was all, ‘Yeah, it’s flippin’ awesome! Loverboy rules!’ But they said, ‘No, I mean the new Daft Punk song.’” Soundrop, one of the most popular Spotify apps, noted the flurry of online activity for the seminal Loverboy album. “We’ve seen Loverboy’s hits played more and more in our ‘Love the ’80s’ room, and traffic to the Loverboy room has increased,” said Thomas Ford, vice president of marketing for Soundrop. “There’s no question the attention from the Daft Punk single has led some fans to the band’s album, which just proves the enduring appeal of the record some three decades later.” The band, which still boasts original members lead singer Mike Reno, guitarist Paul Dean, keyboardist Doug Johnson and drummer... read more