Huey Lewis and the News Signs With BMG for First New Album in 18 Years
Huey Lewis and the News has signed with BMG to release its next album. the label announced on Friday (Jan. 18). It will be the 10th studio album for the Grammy award-winning rockers and the band's first new original material in 18 years.
"In the time we’ve grown closer with Huey and the band it became clear that this is a perfect match, said John Loeffler, evp of marketing and repertoire in New York, in a press release. "We’re thrilled to welcome Huey Lewis and the News and proud to call BMG their new label home. We look forward giving the band more opportunities to take advantage of all we have to offer and working alongside them to develop some new creative endeavors.”
Selling over 20 million albums in 39 years, the band comprises Huey Lewis (vocals and harmonica), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals) and John Pierce (bass). The live show features their long-time horn section of San Francisco bay area luminaries including Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Marvin McFadden (trumpet), and Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).
"We’re very excited about our new album, and honestly feel that it’s among our best work -- we cannot wait to get it out to fans! We’re equally excited to be with BMG, whose reputation as a ‘music-first’ label precedes them admirably," added Lewis.