Label: Chrysalis - ZCHR 1292 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
They had a run of hit singles during the s and early s, eventually achieving 19 top ten singles across the Billboard HotAdult Contemporaryand Mainstream Rock charts. Their most successful album, Sportswas released in The album, along with its videos being featured on MTV, catapulted the Who Cares?
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The News combined a rock backing with soul and doo-wop harmony vocals, and Lewis's distinctive voice. Clover recorded several albums in the s, and in the middle of the decade transplanted themselves to Britain to become part of the UK pub rock scene.
The band returned to the Bay Area by the end of the s. Like Clover, Soundhole had spent time backing the famous singer and recording artist, Van Morrison. Although they played gigs under this name, inthey recorded and released a single simply as "American Express.
The B-side of this record, "Kick Back," was a song that had previously been performed live by Lewis and his former band, Clover.
Inthe band was joined by lead guitarist Chris Hayes and moved to Chrysalis Recordswhich occurred after their demo tape was heard by Pablo Cruise manager Bob Brown, who helped them land a record deal with the label.
Chrysalis did not like the name American Expressfearing trademark infringement charges from the credit card company, so the band changed their name. Later inthe band released their Thats How You Like It - Jay-Z - Даёшь Музыку MP3 Collection CD 2 studio album, a self-titled LP, Huey Lewis and the News. It went largely unnoticed.
Inthe band released their second studio album, the self-produced Picture This. The album turned gold, fueled by the breakout success of the hit single " Do You Believe in Love ," written by former Clover producer "Mutt" Lange. Largely because of the single, the album remained on the Billboard album chart for 35 weeks and peaked at No. Due to record label delays on the release of their third studio album, SportsHuey Lewis and the News was back to square one in latetouring small clubs in a bus to promote the record eventually known as the Who Cares?
- Huey Lewis And The News* - Huey Lewis And The News for a Livin'" tour. The new album initially hit number six in the U. However, Sports slowly became a number-one hit inand went multi-platinum inthanks to the band's frequent touring and a series of videos that received heavy MTV airplay. The album has sold over 10 million copies in the U. The song topped music charts throughout the world and became the fastest-selling American pop single in history.
They were to play the Philadelphia leg of the Live Aid benefit concert that July, but pulled out two weeks before the concert over concerns that the money raised by the single and other efforts had not been spent to benefit Ethiopian famine victims, earning them vociferous criticism from USA for Africa organizer Harry Belafonte.
Their song " The Power of Love " was a number-one U. As an inside joke, the piece the band plays is an instrumental Streetcorner Ambassador - Michelle Shocked - Captain Swing metal version of "The Power of Love" Lewis's response: "Hold it, fellas I'm afraid you're just too darn loud".
The album spawned the number-one singles, " Stuck with You " and " Jacob's Ladder ," as well as the mainstream rock hit " Hip to Be Square. The band continued to tour throughoutand released Small World in After the previous two multi-platinum albums, Small World was considered "noticeably weaker," peaking at number 11 and only going platinum.
At the end of the Small World tour inthe band took a break from recording and heavy touring, and parted ways with Chrysalis Records. The album was certified Gold eventually hitting the one million sales mark and the band headlined another world tour in support of the release, which would be their last album of new material for a decade.
The album charted on the Billboard and had two hits on adult contemporary radio. In earlythe band released the greatest hits album Time Flies which focused primarily on the Silicone Soul - Right On! from Picture ThisSportsand Fore!
The band's lineup has changed moderately since its heyday. Bassist Mario Cipollina left the band inand was replaced by John Pierce. Tower of Powerwhich often served as the band's touring horn section in the s, ceased their work with the band in Guitarist Stef Burns became Hayes' successor.
James Harrah has filled in for Burns occasionally. On April 13,touring saxophonist Ron Stallings died from multiple myeloma and was replaced by Johnnie Bamont. Inthey recorded the theme song to the action-comedy film Pineapple Express at the request of Seth Rogen. The band returned to the studio inrecording their first album of new material in nearly a decade. The album, entitled Soulsvilleis a Stax Records tribute album recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios. InRay Parker Jr.
According to Huey Lewis and the News, this was especially damaging to them since "Ghostbusters" was so popular it rose to number one on the charts for three weeks. The dispute was ultimately settled out of court. In the end, I suppose they were right. I suppose it was for sale, because, basically, they bought it. An issue of Premiere magazine would later feature an anniversary article about the movie Ghostbusters.
In that article, the filmmakers at Columbia Pictures admit to using the song "I Want a New Drug" as temporary background music in many scenes. They then said that they had made an offer to hire Huey Lewis and the News to write the main theme, but the band declined. In a Behind the Music special, Who Cares? - Huey Lewis And The News* - Huey Lewis And The News said the band declined the filmmakers' offer because the band had a prior contractual obligation to do a long concert tour to promote their hugely Outlaw Man - Shakin Stevens - Profile Sports album, which had just been released at the time, and didn't have time to write a main theme for a movie.
The filmmakers then gave film footage — with the Huey Lewis song in the background — to Ray Parker Jr. The band is mentioned numerous times in Bret Easton Ellis ' novel, American Psychoand the subsequent film.
During the scene in the film where the main protagonist, Patrick Batemankills his colleague, Paul Allen, with an axe, Bateman plays the song " Hip to Be Square " and waxes lyrical about the band:. Koch Records president Bob Frank said, "As a result of the violent nature of the film, Huey Lewis's management decided not to give the soundtrack clearance.
They just went ahead and put the cut on there. I think what Who Cares? - Huey Lewis And The News* - Huey Lewis And The News trying to do is drum up publicity for themselves. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American pop rock band. This article is about the band. For their debut album, see Huey Lewis and the News album. This section needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Current [ edit ] Huey Lewis — lead vocalsharmonica —present Sean Hopper — keyboardsbacking vocals —present Bill Gibson — drumspercussion —present Johnny Colla — rhythm guitarsaxophonebacking vocals —present John Pierce — bass —present Stef Burns — lead guitarbacking vocals —present The Sports All Or Nothing At All - Various - 50 Million Sellers [ edit ] Marvin McFadden — trumpet —present Rob Sudduth — tenor saxophone —present Johnnie Bamont — alto saxophonebaritone saxophoneflute —present Former [ edit ] Mario Cipollina — bass — Chris Hayes — lead guitar, backing vocals — Ron Stallings — tenor saxophone —; died Main article: Huey Lewis and the News discography.
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