From 1980 through 1987, the band released four multi-platinum best sellers and several gold albums. Their hit singles are now rock staples and include Turn Me Loose, Working For the Weekend, The Kid Is Hot Tonite, Hot Girls in Love, the power ballad When It’s Over, and many more that are still concert favorites today for LOVERBOY fans around the world.
Original and current members Mike Reno (lead vocals), Paul Dean (lead guitar), Matt Frenette (drums), and Doug Johnson (keyboards) have been touring for the last decade, and with the tragic loss of their bass player Scott Smith, who was declared “lost at sea” in 2000, the band continues with “new” bassist Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve on this record.
JUST GETTING STARTED marks a creative new chapter in the long history of a legendary group that has always been dedicated to songs of honest emotion set to forceful, commanding instrumentation. The CD includes a special cut, Stranded, Reno’s tribute to Scott Smith, written and sung in his memory. On Stranded, Reno was also joined on background vocals by longtime band friend Phil Collen of Def Leppard. A bonus song will also be available digitally titled Alive, a song recorded at one of the band’s recent concerts.
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