Loverboy is a Canadian rock band formed in in CalgaryAlberta. Loverboy's hit singles, particularly " Turn Me Loose " and " Working for the Weekend ", have become arena rock staples and are still heard on many classic rock and classic hits radio stations across Canada and the United States. The band is based in VancouverBritish Columbia. Throughout the s, Loverboy accumulated numerous hit songs in Canada and the United States, earning four multi-platinum albums and selling millions of records.
Except for a brief breakup from —, the band has continued to perform live shows regularly. It has been stated by Reno that their name was chosen due to a dream by Paul Dean. He had come up with the name after spending the previous night with some of the bandmates, including Reno and their girlfriends, before going to the movies. The girlfriends were browsing through fashion magazines, where the guys in the band saw a Cover Girl advertisement. After being told by Dean about the dream the next morning, Reno agreed to try it out and it stuck.
Originally rejected by all the major record labels in the United States, the band signed with Columbia Records of Canada, and on March 20,Loverboy went into the Laverne And The Starlites - Something For Everyone with producer Bruce Fairbairn and engineer Bob Rock to record what would be its self-titled debut album. Over that summer, the record became a huge hit with eventually over one million records sold in Canada alone.
The album made its American debut in Novemberand would go on to sell over two million copies in the USA alone. Their debut single, " Turn Me Loose ", went on to hit No. Loverboy released its third album, Keep It Upin November The song originally appeared on The Official Music of the Games but not on any of its albums or compilations to date.
The band would often play it on tour mixing it in during the performance of "Queen of the Broken Hearts". Also inLoverboy recorded a song called "Destruction" which appeared on the soundtrack of Lovin Every Minute Of It - Loverboy - Big Ones re-edited version of the film Metropolis Lovin' Every Minute of Itthe band's fourth album, and the first not produced by Fairbairn it was produced by Tom Allombest known for producing Judas Priest albums several years later was released in Augustwith the title single written by Mutt Lange  and "This Could Be the Night" co-written by Journey 's Jonathan Cain becoming their first and second U.
Billboard top 10 hits respectively. However, Doug Johnson refused to appear in the video as he felt that the film glorified war, which Johnson was highly against. The release of Wildsidethe band's fifth album, followed in September While it scored a minor hit with "Notorious", co-written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Samborathe album sold relatively poorly and the band broke up in due to tensions between Dean and Reno. Dean released a solo album, Hardcorein May and a Loverboy greatest-hits album, High Speed - Coldplay - Greatest Hits Oneswas released later that same year, in October, to fulfill Loverboy's obligation to Columbia Records.
The group briefly reunited in late to tour to promote it, but broke up again at the tour's conclusion. The band members reportedly recalled that the concert was the most fun that they had had in years and decided that they wanted to do it again.
They went on another live touring spree in Canada the following year before launching a concert tour in the United States in The band's record label released its second and third compilation albums, Loverboy Classics and Temperature's Risingin Loverboy Classics went Gold bycoinciding with another American tour.
Following the releases of Six and Super Hits in The band continued touring until November 30,when bassist Scott Smith died in a boating accident. The band went on to release a live album, Live, Loud and Looseinwhich consisted of refurbished early live concert recordings from the band's intense touring years Lovin Every Minute Of It - Loverboy - Big Ones to The year also brought another round of touring, this time dedicated to Scott Smith.
Loverboy celebrated 25 years together in and began to perform in selected cities to commemorate this milestone. That tour continued with live concerts scheduled well into August It performed " Working for the Weekend " and a cover version Lovin Every Minute Of It - Loverboy - Big Ones "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias on the show. Intwenty-five years after its initial release, Get Lucky Lovin Every Minute Of It - Loverboy - Big Ones remastered and re-released with several previously unreleased songs, including the original demo of " Working for the Weekend ".
In a video interview from MarchMike Reno confirmed that the band finished recording a new studio album released in The band continues to tour throughout Canada and the United States. On February 21,the band performed at the Vancouver Olympics awards ceremony. It finished up on the same tour when Night Ranger took up the reins to replace Benatar. In Loverboy toured on and off for at least a few dates during every month, except for the month of March.
While continuing to tour init was announced on the official Loverboy home page on June 19, that the band's newest album of all-original material, Unfinished Businesswas expected to be released on July 15, I thought it was lost and gone forever. And, I think it would be a really good addition to our set list! The commercial and the digital short for National Car Rental that started airing a week ago features Es Geht Wieder Vorbei - Tim Bendzko - Am Seidenen Faden band and major fan Patrick Warburton, best known for his roles as David Puddy in Seinfeld.
On June 24,Loverboy headlined Up! Inan episode of the sixteenth season of Saturday Night Live featured Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze in a skit where they dance to "Working for the Weekend" as an audition for Chippendales. When it didn't work, it was revealed that "those are Loverboy songs, and Loverboy has always Darling - Namie Amuro - Play Tour 2007 (Blu-ray) although Carl said that he saw them at the Madison Square Garden in and they "kicked ass".
In the ninth episode of fifth season of ScrubsTodd imitates Mike Reno's performance of " Working for the Weekend " while attending the air-band 'Cool Cats' audition in the beginning of the episode. Ina humorous commercial for Mr. Lube oil change shops featured the song " Turn Me Loose Lovin Every Minute Of It - Loverboy - Big Ones.
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