Loverboy fans can look forward to new songs from the band next year.
According to a new interview posted Aug. 30 at Billboard.com, the veteran Canuck rockers have amassed 16 songs for a 2014 release, which includes unreleased tracks from their early days, as well as new material.
The "Turn Me Loose" hitmakers discovered a wealth of unfinished and discarded studio material from the early 80s that had been "lost in the shuffle," which they have remixed, that will constitute a large part of the new release.
Frontman Mike Reno describes some of the songs, saying, "It's the kind of stuff that, if you like 'Workin' For the Weekend' and 'Turn Me Loose,' you're gonna love some of this sh*t. We took a bunch of those songs and started to mix them and make them sound nice, so that's a big chunk of (the album)."
Asides from three new cuts on their 2012 rerecorded hits package "Rock n' Roll Revival," Loverboy have not released a studio album of fresh material since 2007's "Just Getting Started."
The Calgary, AB based band spent a large portion of this year touring North American with Journey and were among the Canadian stars who donated their time to help raise funds for Albert Flood Aid earlier this month at Calgary's McMahon Stadium.
Their next Canadian gig is on Sept. 2 in Vancouver, BC at PNE.
For more details, check out LoverboyBand.com.
Did you know? Originally refused by Columbia, Records, Loverboy's self-titled 1980 debut album went on to earn 2x Platinum status in the U.S. and 6x Platinum in Canada.