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Loverboy

Background information
Origin Flag of Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Genre(s) Rock
Arena rock
Hard rock
Years active 1980 – present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Members
Mike Reno
Paul Dean
Doug Johnson
"Spider" Sinnaeve
Matt Frenette
Former members
Scott Smith (deceased)

Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1980 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Throughout the 1980s, the band accumulated numerous hit songs in Canada and the United States, making four multi-platinum albums, and selling millions of records. After being rejected by many U.S. record labels, they signed with Columbia Records Canada and began recording their first album March 20, 1980 with Mike Reno on lead vocals, Paul Dean as the guitarist, Scott Smith as the bassist, Doug Johnson on keyboards, and Matt Frenette on drums. The band's hit singles, particularly "Lovin' Every Minute of It" have become arena rock staples, and are still heard on many classic rock radio stations across the United States and Canada. They are currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia but Reno and Dean originally met in Calgary, Alberta. Loverboy may refer to: Loverboy, a Canadian rock band Loverboy (album), by Loverboy Loverboy (Mariah Carey song), a song by Mariah Carey Loverboy (Billy Ocean song), a song by Billy Ocean Loverboy (2005 film) Loverboy (1989 film) Category: ... Image File history File links KeepitupLB.jpg Licensing This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music or artwork in question. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Mike Reno (Born: Joseph Michael Rynoski on January 8, 1955 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian musician and lead singer of Loverboy and a drummer. ... Paul Dean, born February 19, 1946 in Vancouver, Canada, is the lead guitarist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy which reached huge fame in the early 1980s. ... Doug Johnson, born December 19, 1957 is the keyboardist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Ken Spider Sinnaeve is a Canadian rock musician, best known for playing with Tom Cochrane and Cochranes earlier band Red Rider. ... Matt Frenette, born March 7, 1954 is the drummer for the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Scott Smith was the original bassist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Mike Reno (Born: Joseph Michael Rynoski on January 8, 1955 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian musician and lead singer of Loverboy and a drummer. ... Paul Dean, born February 19, 1946 in Vancouver, Canada, is the lead guitarist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy which reached huge fame in the early 1980s. ... Scott Smith was the original bassist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Doug Johnson, born December 19, 1957 is the keyboardist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Matt Frenette, born March 7, 1954 is the drummer for the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Lovin Every Minute of it was a song released in 1985 on the Canadian rock band Loverboys album of the same title. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... A radio station is a site configured for broadcasting sound. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ...


Today, the band still tours regularly throughout the United States. The band is currently finishing work on a new studio album to be released in mid-2007.

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Band history

Beginnings

The band got its start in Calgary, Alberta, Canada when Mike Reno (formerly of the band Moxy) was introduced to Paul Dean (formerly of the band Streetheart) at the Refinery Night Club. Dean was rehearsing a new band in a warehouse with a friend of Reno's, and Mike had stopped by to jam. Over the next few weeks, Reno and Dean wrote songs together on guitar and drums. Meanwhile, Doug Johnson, who was working with another band at the time, joined the band, and Loverboy was born. Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Moxy is a Canadian hard rock band, formed in Toronto, Canada in 1974, from previous members of Leigh Ashford — including singer Douglas Buzz Shearman (former singer of Sherman & Peabody which also featured Greg Godovitz of Goddo and Gil Moore of Triumph), toured with Earl Johnson (former member of King Biscuit... Streetheart was a Canadian rock band from Regina, Saskatchewan. ... Doug Johnson, born December 19, 1957 is the keyboardist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ...


1980 to 1987

Originally rejected by all the major record labels in the United States, the band signed with Columbia Records of Canada to help meet Canadian content laws. On March 20, 1980, Loverboy went into the studio with producer Bruce Fairbairn and engineer Bob Rock to record what would be their self-titled debut album. Over that summer, the record became a huge hit, with over 700,000 records sold in Canada alone. At that point, Columbia Records of the United States saw the success of the album, and decided to sign the band for a release in the U.S. After the album hit shelves there in November 1980, it had sold over 2 million copies by May 1981.[1] The band went on a touring spree that year, putting on over 200 shows with bands such as Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, Kansas, and Def Leppard. The band's follow-up album, Get Lucky, was released that year as well in time for when the band was opening for Journey, containing the hit tracks "Working for the Weekend" and "When It's Over". This led the band to receive an unprecedented five Juno Awards, Canada's highest award for music, in one year, a record that still stands today. The band would later receive an additional three Juno Awards, bringing their total to eight, which is the most received by a single group or individual. Loverboy released their third album, Keep It Up, in 1983, just prior to launching another extensive world tour that lasted eight months. The hit track, "Hot Girls in Love", was met with great success in the United States, and the band became known as one of the hardest working bands with a live show that was must-see. Lovin' Every Minute of It, the band's fourth album released in 1985, came with a hugely popular title track that became one of the biggest arena rock songs of the 1980s. In 1986, the band recorded "Heaven In Your Eyes", a song that would be featured on a soon-to-be blockbuster movie Top Gun, and it reached #12 on the Billboard charts. However, Doug Johnson refused to play on this song as he felt that Top Gun promoted the American military.[2] The 1987 release of Wildside followed, which would be Loverboy's last album released in the decade that brought them their best success. Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Bruce Fairbairn press photo Bruce Earl Fairbairn (born in Vancouver, Canada on December 30, 1949, died May 17, 1999) was a music producers who was prominent during the 1980s and 1990s, producing songs for bands such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Loverboy. ... For the Christian heavy metal singer, see Rob Rock. ... Loverboy was the hit debut album released by the rock band Loverboy in 1980. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ZZ Top is an American blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... For other uses, see Kansas (disambiguation). ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Get Lucky was the second album released by the hit rock band Loverboy in 1981. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... Working for the Weekend was a song released in 1981 on the now famous rock band Loverboys second album titled Get Lucky. ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands. ... Keep it Up was the third album released by the rock band Loverboy in 1983. ... Hot Girls in Love was a hit song released by the rock band Loverboy in 1983 on their third album, Keep it Up. ... Lovin Every Minute of it was a hugely successful album released in 1985 by the rock band Loverboy. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Heaven in Your Eyes was a song released in 1986 by the canadian rock band Loverboy on their hit album Lovin Every Minute of it. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... Wildside was an album released in 1987 by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ...


1987 to 2004

After nine years with a full agenda with recording, touring, videos, interviews, and television appearances, the band decided to take a break in 1989 after releasing a compilation album, Big Ones. Three years passed, and in 1992, the band re-united to join fellow rockers Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi to help raise money for a friend and fellow recording artist Brian MacLeod of Chilliwack who was fighting cancer. The band reportedly recalled that the concert was the most fun that they had had in years, and decided that they wanted to do it again. The band went on another live touring spree in Canada that year, before launching a 64-concert tour in the United States in 1993.[3] The band released a second compilation album in 1994, Loverboy Classics, with all the hit tracks that made the band famous, followed by a third album in the same year, Temperature's Rising, which was also a compilation. It took four years, but with all the extensive touring and performing, Loverboy Classics went Gold in 1998. Following the releases of Six and Super Hits in 1997, the band continued touring until November 30, 2000, when bassist Scott Smith was declared dead after being lost at sea and presumed to have been eaten by sharks.[4] The band went on to release their first live album, Live, Loud and Loose in 2001, which consisted of refurbished early live concert recordings from the band's intense touring years from 1982 to 1986. 2001 also brought another round of touring, this time dedicated to their late band member Scott Smith. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Big Ones was an album released in 1989 by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... Brian Too Loud MacLeod (June 25, 1952 - April 25, 1992) was a Canadian musician, songwriter and music producer, best known as a member of the bands Chilliwack and The Headpins. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Classics was an album released in 1994 by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Temperatures Rising was an album released in 1995 by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Six was an album released by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Super Hits was the fourth compilation album released by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Scott Smith was the original bassist for the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Live, Loud and Loose was an album released by the rock band Loverboy in 2001. ...


2005-present

Loverboy celebrated 25 years together in 2005, and began to perform in selected cities to commemorate this milestone. That tour continued with live concerts scheduled well into August of 2006. Also in 2005, Loverboy was one of the featured bands on the American version of Hit Me Baby One More Time. They performed "Working for the Weekend" and a cover version of "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias on the show. Currently, the line-up features "Spider" Sinnaeve (formerly the bassist of Frank Stallone) on bass, replacing Smith.[5][6] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including... Hit Me Baby One More Time was a 2005 reality show first aired by ITV on British television and later, as a new version, by NBC in the United States; both were presented by Vernon Kay. ... Working for the Weekend was a song released in 1981 on the now famous rock band Loverboys second album titled Get Lucky. ... Hero is a single released by Enrique Iglesias from his second English album Escape. ... For other uses, see Enrique V. Iglesias. ... Ken Spider Sinnaeve is a Canadian rock musician, best known for playing with Tom Cochrane and Cochranes earlier band Red Rider. ...


In a video interview from March 2007, lead singer Mike Reno confirmed that the band has finished recording a new studio album and are planning on releasing it in 2007.[7] The new album is titled Just Gettin' Started and scheduled for release in mid-August, with a clip of the first single "The One That Got Away" available on the band's MySpace page.


Media references

In 1992, Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" was featured in an extremely popular Saturday Night Live sketch involving Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze auditioning to be Chippendales dancers. The song was also featured in the 2002 videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, playing on Rock station V-Rock. Several of their songs were featured in the 2001 cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer, which takes place in August of 1981. Working for the Weekend was a song released in 1981 on the now famous rock band Loverboys second album titled Get Lucky. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian. ... Patrick Bendover Swayze (born August 18, 1952), is an American dancer, actor, singer and songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... V-Rock is a radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. ... Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 feature film. ...


Discography

Song "Turn me Loose", was used in a Miller Beer commercial Classics was an album released in 1994 by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Image File history File links TemperaturesrisingLB.jpg‎ This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the recording or cover artwork in question. ... Temperatures Rising was an album released in 1995 by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Image File history File links SuperhitsLB.jpg Licensing This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music or artwork in question. ... Super Hits was the fourth compilation album released by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Image File history File links SixLB.jpg‎ This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the recording or cover artwork in question. ... Six was an album released by the Canadian rock band Loverboy. ... Image File history File links LiveloudandlooseLB.jpg‎ This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the recording or cover artwork in question. ... Live, Loud and Loose was an album released by the rock band Loverboy in 2001. ...


Singles

Turn Me Loose was a hit song for the Canadian rock band Loverboy released on their eponymous debut album in 1980, and as a single in 1981. ... The Kid is Hot Tonite was a song released on the Canadian rock band Loverboys eponymous debut album in 1980, and then released as a single in 1981. ... Working for the Weekend was a song released in 1981 on the now famous rock band Loverboys second album titled Get Lucky. ... When Its Over was a song released by the hit rock band Loverboy on their album Get Lucky in 1981. ... Hot Girls in Love was a hit song released by the rock band Loverboy in 1983 on their third album, Keep it Up. ... Queen of the Broken Hearts was a song releaed on the Canadian rock band Loverboys album titled Keep it Up in 1983. ... Lovin Every Minute of it was a song released in 1985 on the Canadian rock band Loverboys album of the same title. ... Dangerous was a song released in 1985 on the highly successful album Lovin Every Minute of it released by Loverboy. ... This Could Be the Night was a song released in 1985 on the Canadian rock band Loverboys hit album Lovin Every Minute of it. ... Lead a Double Life was a song released in 1985 on the Canadian rock band Loverboys hit album Lovin Every Minute of it. ... Heaven in Your Eyes was a song released in 1986 by the canadian rock band Loverboy on their hit album Lovin Every Minute of it. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.riaa.com/gp/database/default.asp
  2. ^ http://web.295.ca/~gtmadore/article%2010.htm
  3. ^ http://www.canoe.ca/JamMusicPopEncycloPagesL/loverboy.html
  4. ^ http://80music.about.com/library/weekly/aa120400.htm
  5. ^ http://www.loverboyband.com/mainframe.htm
  6. ^ http://www.rockforever.com/singers/reno/albums/lb-loverboy.html
  7. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f00K3TzzyQs Mike Reno interview from CAFKA, Mar. 2007

See also

Canada has been a source of rock and roll music for decades, beginning with Paul Anka who in 1957 went to New York City where he recorded his own composition, Diana. The song brought him instant stardom and went to No. ... Canadian music includes pop and folk genres; the latter includes forms derived from England, France (particularly in Quebec), Ireland, Scotland, and various Inuit and Indian ethnic groups. ... The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... This is a list of bands originating from the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... This is a list of bands originating from Canada. ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands. ...

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The year 1982 finally rolled around, and by then I had managed to collect "Lola vs. Powerman," "Muswell Hillbillies," and the 1980 live album "One for the Road," all of which I played for helpless listening victims without mercy, at great volume.
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