LOVERBOY: New Album Coming in Mid-July
Loverboy has announced their first new album of all-original studio recordings in seven years. Due July 15th (both on CD and digitally from iTunes and Amazon), Unfinished Business is a 10-song collection of songs, some of which waited decades to be completed. They range from “Come Undone,” written by Paul Dean long before he met and joined forces with vocalist Mike Reno, to the Chuck Berry-influenced “Doin’ It the Hard Way,” which was penned by Dean during a brief stint replacing Randy Bachman in BTO. Paul adds that one song, “War Bride,” while never recorded until now, was performed at at least one 1979 show just before the band signed with Columbia.
Paul Dean says in a statement, “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.”
There’s been a renewal of interest in Loverboy this year, after their iconic “Working for the Weekend” was featured in Radio Shack’s Super Bowl commercial. Then, this spring, the band was jokingly referred to in a widely seen ad for Taco Bell’s breakfast menu.