Workin for the Weekend: new EricCast conversation with Loverboy's Paul Dean

You might call him "The Dean of Loverboy," literally, because Paul Dean is the lead guitarist of Loverboy, which he co-founded with lead singer Mike Reno in 1978. As they continue to tour and they prepare for a date with the "World's Largest Music Festival" (that would be Summerfest in Milwaukee), I talked with Paul about the band's origins, previous Canadian bands with interesting names he was part of, how they got their name (and an 8-year-old's lack of enthusiasm for their original name got them to change), how to play the washboard (the instrument he started on), why John Mayer is now an influence, how a major Harley-Davidson event caused them to play to a near-empty house, reflecting on 40 years with the band, and what's next - both for Loverboy and Paul Dean, who has a new solo album coming out soon. It's all in this edition of the EricCast, available on iHeartRadio, Spreaker.com, and Apple Music.

 
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