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JOEY MOLLAND of the band BADFINGER is currently in the studio working on a brand new release. He's enlisted Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Mark Hudson and Grammy-winning engineer Mario
J. McNulty to work on the album with him and is excited to share this latest project with his fans.
"I've wanted to make this album for several years now. The songs are solid and quite catchy - many harken back to that power pop/rock sound I began my career with." - Joey Molland
Fans can find many ways to be a part of this special project through Joey's Kickstarter campaign which launched today.
Joey was a member of Badfinger's classic line-up and the band was one of the original signings to the Beatles' Apple Records label. They had their first hit single with a Paul McCartney
penned song, "Come and Get It." Badfinger followed this with their own hit compositions "No Matter What
", "Day After Day
" (produced by George
Harrison), and "Baby Blue." During this time American singer Harry Nilsson
placed Badfinger's song "Without You
" on top of the charts, and Mariah Carey
did the same in 1994. Badfinger's own version of "Without You
" was featured in Season 2 of the hit television show This Is Us, which helped introduce the band's music to brand new younger fans.
The timeless quality of Badfinger songs is evident, as the songs continue to be used in many other contemporary TV and film soundtracks. The song "No Matter What
" was featured in the hit film Horrible Bosses 2, "Baby Blue
" was featured in the Breaking Bad TV show finale, and "Day After Day
" is currently featured in the movie Annabelle Comes Home.
Joey Molland played on John Lennon's Imagine album, on George
Harrison's Grammy-winning album All Things Must Pass, and joined George
Harrison for the Concert For Bangladesh.
Producer Mark Hudson has worked extensively with artists such as Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Harry Nilsson, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Celine Dion
J. McNulty has worked with many well-known artists, including David
and Julian Lennon.
Both are excited to be working with Joey on his brand new release.
Here's what Joey has to say about the tracks:
"So far the rough tracks are sounding fantastic. The hooks, the harmonies and the musicianship... Expect to hear fresh catchy rock songs, with several songs reminiscent of Badfinger's sound."
Several very special guest musicians are contributing to this album.
Videos, photos & more!
CHECK OUT JOEY MOLLAND'S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN for his NEW ALBUM HERE.
In addition to recording this album, Joey continues to tour, carrying on the legacy of Badfinger. He is especially thrilled to be hitting the road this fall with mega-stars Todd Rundgren, Christopher
Cross, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees
and Jason Scheff of Chicago
for a very special anniversary show that pays tribute to the Beatles' "White Album" which turned 50 last year. Dates are listed below.
"It Was 50 Years Ago Today" 2019 Tour Dates:
09/21 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Golden Nugget
09/28 - Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre
09/29 - Danville, KY @ Norton Center
10/01 - St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
10/02 - Milwaukee, WI -@ Pabst Theater
10/05 - Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theater
10/06 - Concord, NH @ Capitol Center For The Arts
10/07 - Orono, ME @ Collins Center For The Arts
10/08 - Ridgefield, CT @Ridgefield Playhouse
10/10 - Staten Island, NY @ St. George
10/11 - Boston, MA @ Berklee PAC
10/12 - Westbury, NY @ Theatre @ Westbury
10/13 - Morristown, NJ @ Mayo PAC
10/15 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
10/17 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theater
10/18 - New London, CT @ Garde Arts Center
10/20 - Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre