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JOEY MOLLAND OF BADFINGER IN THE STUDIO RECORDING A BRAND NEW ALBUM

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JOEY MOLLAND OF BADFINGER IN THE STUDIO RECORDING A BRAND NEW ALBUM

Teams With Grammy-Winning Producer and Grammy-Winning Engineer

NEW YORK, NY – 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 and more.

Engineer Mario J. McNulty has worked with many well-known artists, including David Bowie, Prince and Julian Lennon.

Both are excited to be working with Joey on his brand new release.


Joey Molland in the studio with producer Mark Hudson and engineer Mario J. McNulty

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 Theater
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

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Mark Hudson
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For album review copies, interviews, event press list opportunities and more, contact Susan Russo of Four Chord Consulting at srusso@fourchordconsulting.com or call 917-670-9569.

Joey Molland Press inquiries: 
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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – Tour 2019 – A Tribute To The Beatles White Album feat. Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff and Joey Molland!

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – Tour 2019 – A Tribute To The Beatles White Album feat. Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff and Joey Molland!

In celebration of The Beatles 50th Anniversary of the White Album, Flower Power Concerts, Inc presents It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – Tour 2019 – A Tribute To The Beatles’ White Album feat. Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Joey Molland (Badfinger)! Musical Director: Joey Curatolo (the musical director of RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles).

Performing their greatest hits along with songs from The Beatles White Album!

Tour Dates:

Sept 21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Golden Nugget
Sept 28 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
Sept 29 – Danville, KY – Norton Center
Oct 1 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
Oct 2 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Oct 5 – Beverly, MA – Cabot Theater
Oct 6 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center For The Arts
Oct 7 – Orono, ME – Collins Center For The Arts
Oct 8 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Oct 10 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theater
Oct 11 – Boston, MA – Berklee PAC
Oct 12 – Westbury, NY – Theatre @ Westbury
Oct 13 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC
Oct 15 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Oct 17 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theater
Oct 18 – New London, CT – Garde Arts Center
Oct 20 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
(Additional shows to be announced soon!)

Featuring!

Christopher Cross is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album released in 1979. The singles  “Sailing” (1980), and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” (from the 1981 film Arthur) peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “Sailing” earned three Grammys in 1981, while “Arthur’s Theme” won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981 (with co-composers Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen).

Todd Rundgren, born and raised in Philadelphia, began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front Nazz, the quintessential 1960’s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock’s New Wunderkind.” It was followed by such landmark LPs as A Wizard, A True Star and The Hermit of Mink Hollow, as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light, “Hello It’s Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

Micky Dolenz is an actor, singer, director, producer, writer, radio DJ, inventor, and all-around performer extraordinaire, and stands tall as a paragon of taste and accomplishment in the rough-and-tumble world of show business and entertainment. Micky is best known as a vocalist and drummer of the 1960s pop legends The Monkees. The Monkees not only achieved great success as a TV show, but also as viable recording artists; selling in excess of 65 million units, and achieving worldwide success. Their first four albums – The Monkees (1966); More of The Monkees (1967); Headquarters (1967); and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones, Ltd. (1967) all reached the number-one position on the charts and launched three number-one singles: “Last Train to Clarksville,”  “I’m a Believer” (both with lead vocals by Micky), and “Daydream Believer.” The group’s first five albums also went platinum.

Jason Scheff is the longtime tenor lead vocalist of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted supergroup Chicago. Scheff joined the group in 1985 replacing the iconic vocalist/bass player Peter Cetera going on to be one of the principal songwriters and main contributors throughout Chicago’s career. Scheff’s songwriting, vocals, and musicianship helped create the most successful recording era of Chicago, the 1980s and 1990s. Scheff is also the voice across 4 decades, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, performing all the classic Chicago hits in thousands of concerts, television appearances.

Joey Molland is an English composer and rock guitarist whose recording career spans five decades. He is best known as guitarist, singer and songwriter of classic rock legends Badfinger. Molland is the last surviving member from the band’s classic line-up and is still playing concerts worldwide. He is currently recording a new solo album produced by Mark Hudson.

For more information:
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PH: 1-212-254-5500
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Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Todd Rundgren photo by Richard Kerris


The RAZ Band Feat. Badfinger Legend Joey Molland To Release New Album “#9”

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The RAZ Band Feat. Badfinger Legend Joey Molland To Release New Album “#9”

Featuring Joey Molland of Badfinger!

Los Angeles – For the last thirty-five years, The RAZ Band has been recording and performing their own brand of original songs, entertaining audiences across the US and globally.

On March 30, 2019 Gonzo Multimedia will release the much anticipated new RAZ Band studio album “#9”. Produced by Badfinger legend Joey Molland, “#9” features eleven new RAZ Band songs. The first 1000 copies include a limited edition live EP, recorded in Los Angeles on December 8, 2018.

This past December 2018 The RAZ Band recorded their first live album performing songs from the upcoming “#9” album as well as their most recent albums “Madison Park” (2015 Roadie Crew magazine album of the year) & “The Best of RAZ 1984-2015”. The live performance will be included as a bonus disc with the release of their new studio album “#9”.

As Michael Raz Rescigno states: “I’m excited that our first live album will be released with our new studio album. Our ‘#9’ album was a great recording experience and was recorded, mixed and mastered in ten months from the end of 2017 through Sept 2018. We’re also very excited that Joey Molland sings lead vocals on two of the songs on #9, one of which, ‘Breadline Love’ will be the first single off of #9. This is the first RAZ Band album featuring Joey singing lead vocals.”

Featuring tremendous production by band member Joey Molland, The RAZ Band is looking forward to sharing “#9” with the world.

“I Met Raz back in the late 70’s. I’ve played with The Raz Band for about 40 years, whenever I’ve had the opportunity, and I’ve played here and there on all the The Raz Band albums. It was great this time to join them in LA for the rehearsals before going in the studio and doing the tracks. We took a short break and went back in to do the overdubs and it was during those sessions I started to get a feeling about actually mixing and producing the album. I talked with the guys and they were cool about it so off I went. I hope you like what happened.” – Joey Molland

The RAZ Band members are Michael ‘Raz’ Rescigno on guitar & vocals, Jeff ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson on drums & vocals, Jim Manzo on bass & vocals, and Joey Molland on guitar vocals & production.

In November of 2015 Gonzo Multimedia released The RAZ Band’s award-winning album “Madison Park”. Madison Park won the 2015 Album of the year award by Roadie Crew magazine editor Airton Diniz. In May of 2016 Gonzo released “The Best of RAZ 1984-2015”; both albums received rave reviews around the world.

The RAZ Band has opened for Badfinger, Missing Persons, Berlin, Marky Ramone, Bill Ward, Iron Butterfly and others. In 2019 The RAZ Band will be performing in the United States as well as abroad. Tour dates are being booked.

Tracks:
Breadline Love | I Got This | Curveball | In The Meantime | Coming at You | The Winds of Time | Let Me Tell You | Call Me Raz | The Times Together | Nipple Town | Dirt

Musicians who The RAZ Band has worked with on albums or shows:
Joey Molland, (Badfinger)
Joe Vitale, (Joe Walsh, C, S, N & Y, Frampton, Eagles)
Gary Duncan, (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Gilby Clarke, (Guns & Roses)
Stu Cook, (Creedence Clearwater Revival/Revisited, Southern Pacific)
Randy Castillo, (Ozzy, Lita Ford)
Marc Droubey, (Survivor)
Rick Bozzo, (Meatloaf, The Frost, Sabu)
Carla Olson, (The Textones, Mick Taylor, Gene Clark)
Preston Epps, (Bongo Rock, Bongos, bongos, bongos) plus…
Ed Cassidy (Spirit), Buddy Miles & Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies), Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag), Harvey the Snake Mandel (Canned Heat), Steve Gunner, Mark Healy, Randy Anderson, Joe Vitale Jr., & Gordon Copley.

Discography:
Raz Nasty “Criminals Off The Streets” 1984
The Best of Los Angeles 1987
RAZ “1988” 1988
The Raz Band “Listen” 1994
RAZ “Tough Love” 1997
RAZ “Razfinger” 2000
RAZ “It’s All About Me” 2003
The RAZ Band “Madison Park” 2015
The RAZ Band “The Best of RAZ” 2016
The RAZ Band “#9” 2019

For more information: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/16144/The_RAZ_Band-No._9.html

Follow The RAZ Band:
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Facebook: The RAZ Band
Twitter: @band_raz
Instagram: The_raz_band
TheRAZBand@gmail.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Badfinger Legend Joey Molland Releases ‘Demos Old And New’ and ‘This Way Up’ CDs On Gonzo MultiMedia

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Badfinger Legend Joey Molland Releases ‘Demos Old And New’ and ‘This Way Up’ CDs On Gonzo MultiMedia

London, UK – On the heels of his critically acclaimed new solo album ‘Return To Memphis’, Bandfinger legend Joey Molland has released two hard to find, sought after albums on UK’s Gonzo Multimedia – ‘Demos Old And New’ and ‘This Way Up’! Signed to the Beatles’ Apple label in 1968 as The Iveys, the band quickly changed their name to Badfinger by 1969. The group would go on to score four consecutive worldwide hits from 1970 to 1972: “Come And Get It” (written and produced by Paul McCartney), “No Matter What”, “Day After Day” and “Baby Blue”. In 1971, a cover of the Badfinger song “Without You” by Harry Nilsson became a number one hit on the Billboard charts. Though the band suffered major tragedies throughout its career, surviving member Joey Molland has continued to keep the Badfinger flame alight through concerts and recordings over the past 30 years. And now he is back with a fantastic new album ‘Return To Memphis’, which was produced by Carl ‘Blue’ Wise and recorded at Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios in Memphis.

Joey Molland – Demos Old And New (CD)

This collection of demos from various parts of his long career only proves to confirm what an extraordinary songwriter Joey Molland is.

Tracks:
1. I Said It’s Alright ’92
2. Borderline ’84
3. Birdsong ’92
4. Cadillac Blues ’88
5. Can’t Stop ’84
6. Clouds of Love ’80
7. Isn’t That A Dream ’95
8. It’s True ’88
9. Mirrors ’95
10. Miss Misunderstood ’72
11. Moonlight
12. Panning Gold ’82
13. Sometimes
14. Walkin’ The Floor ’83
15. What You’re Doin ’73
16. When ’80
17. Miss Misunderstood

http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15679/Joey_Molland-Demos_Old_And_New.html

Joey Molland – This Way Up (CD)

In 2001, Joey Molland released the critically acclaimed album ‘This Way Up’ independently. CD Universe describes the album as: “…one of the best solo discs that ex-members of the Beatles never made. It bears repeating – ‘This Way Up’ contains the essence of what was great about those early solo Beatles albums, not surprising because Molland played on some of them. The surprise is that a sideman from those sessions has created a mini-masterpiece rivaling, and on some songs equaling, those classic and important recordings. 13 perfectly constructed songs by Molland do more than just carry on a tradition – they combine to give proof that this style of music is still so very vital.”

Tracks:
1. Mirrors
2. Happy
3. A Way To Be
4. The Bust
5. This Must Be Love
6. Moonlight
7. Another Honeymoon
8. When I Was A Boy
9. Angels Like Us
10. What Else (Nothing)
11. Tell Me
12. 2 Minute Warning
13. Isn’t That A Dream
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15576/Joey_Molland-This_Way_Up.html

Joey’s latest CD ‘Return To Memphis’ has been garnering major press worldwide and follows the major buzz surrounding the Badfinger track “Baby Blue” being played during the finale of A&E’s hit TV series ‘Breaking Bad’.

Says Joey, “I did the record in Memphis and so it’s called ‘Return To Memphis’. I started out loving Memphis music…Elvis and all that. A lot of great rockers came from there. So I opted to go down there and make a record and it was a great experience.”

Originally from Liverpool, Joey now resides in the US, where he continues to perform with Joey Molland’s Badfinger. Along with Joey on guitar and vocals, the current lineup features Mark Healey (bass/vocals), Steve Wozny (keyboards/vocals), Mike Ricciardi (drums). For updated tour information check Joey Moland’s official facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OriginalBadfinger

To purchase Joey Molland ‘Return To Memphis’ CD: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15625/Joey_Molland-Return_To_Memphis.html

For more information: http://www.badfingersite.com/
https://twitter.com/BadfingerJoey

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com
Joey Molland is available for interviews – contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR


Zachary Mule Interview with Joey Molland

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PART ONE: INTRODUCTION

Joey Molland has known the highs and lows that comes from a life in music. He’s experienced those same highs and lows in his personal life, as well. Born in 1947, by the early 1960s, a teenage Molland was performing in bands around his hometown of Liverpool. Playing with the Assassins and the Profiles led to Joey joining a group called the Masterminds in 1965. Members of the Rolling Stones and their manager/producer, Andrew Loog Oldham, heard the group play at a club. Oldham was impressed enough to produce and release a single on his Immediate label. From the Masterminds, Joey became part of a backing band for the Merseys (Tony Crane and Bill Kinsley, formerly of the Merseybeats) called the Fruit Eating Bears. A stint in the Cryin’ Shames led to an opportunity for Molland to show off his songwriting abilities with Gary Wilson and the Rain.

When the Rain washed away, he was offered a spot with a group called the Iveys. The band had been recording music for a movie soundtrack, to be released on the Beatles’ Apple Records. Before the album MAGIC CHRISTIAN MUSIC was released, the Iveys became Badfinger and, though Joey’s name appears in the album credits, he didn’t appear on any of the tracks. The band, including Molland, however, had already begun working on the follow-up, a more proper album from Badfinger. Guitarist/singer Pete Ham, bassist Tome Evans and Joey played on various sessions for solo Beatles projects aside from their work in Badfinger. However, the guitarist/songwriter’s time in Badfinger was, to say the least, tumultuous. Things finally came to head in 1974 when, after the release of WISH YOU WERE HERE, their third album in 12 months, Joey walked away from the band. The decision was based on problems with management. These problems continued and were a factor in Pete Ham’s suicide in April, 1975.

After an album and successful tours with his new band, Natural Gas, Joey reconnected with bassist Tom Evans in 1979 for a couple of albums under the Badfinger banner (AIRWAVES and the hugely under-rated SAY NO MORE). That relationship fell apart, leading to both musicians touring their own versions of Badfinger. Evans, unable to shake the lingering effects of the gross mismanagement of the band’s early ’70s career, hung himself in September 1983. Drummer Mike Gibbins died in October, 2005, leaving Molland as the only surviving member of the once promising Badfinger. Though he still tours with a version of the band, called Joey Molland’s Badfinger, his recorded output since 1981′s SAY NO MORE have been released under his own name. The Molland discography is short: Before the release of RETURN TO MEMPHIS, Joey released his debut solo outing, AFTER THE PEARL, in 1983 with THE PILGRIM following hot on the heels… in 1993. THIS WAY UP, released in 2001, has been called “one of the best solo discs that ex-members of the Beatles never made.” An album of demos called BASIL was offered on Joey’s web-site in 1999.

For the rest of the bio and the interview, please visit the Zachary Mule website!


Front Row Features Interview with Joey Molland

Joey Molland Return To Memphis

By ANGELA DAWSON

Front Row Features

HOLLYWOOD—Joey Molland, best known for his work with the legendary English band Badfinger, has released his fourth solo album “Return To Memphis” on UK’s Gonzo Multimedia! The CD features 10 new tracks the singer-songwriter recorded at the world famous Royal Studios in Memphis.

Signed to the Beatles’ Apple label in the late ’60s, Badfinger went on to score four consecutive worldwide hits from 1970 to 1972: “Come And Get It” (written and produced by Paul McCartney), “No Matter What,” “Day After Day” and “Baby Blue,” which recently became top downloaded song when it was used in the final scene of the finale of AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” The song’s resurgence has put Molland, the last surviving member of the Badfinger, back in the spotlight.

Other acts have scored success with Badfinger songs over the years. In 1971, a cover of the Badfinger song “Without You” by Harry Nilsson, became a number one hit on the Billboard charts. Molland, now 66, widowed and living in Minnesota, has continued to keep the Badfinger flame alight through concerts and recordings over the past 30 years. “Return To Memphis,” a mix of rock, blues, country and progressive rock was produced by Carl “Blue” Wise.

For the rest of the article and the interview, please visit the Front Row Features website!


Badfinger Legend Joey Molland To Release Highly Anticipated New Solo Album ‘Return To Memphis’

Joey Molland Return To Memphis

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Badfinger Legend Joey Molland To Release Highly Anticipated New Solo Album ‘Return To Memphis’

London, UK – Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, Joey Molland, best known for his work with the now legendary English band Badfinger, will be releasing his highly anticipated 4th solo album ‘Return To Memphis’ on December 2, 2013 on UK’s Gonzo Multimedia! The new CD features 10 new Molland compositions recorded at the world famous ‘Royal Studios’ in Memphis.

Says Joey, “I was raised on a diet of Memphis music, and it was a thrill for me to record there…. I also made a lot of friends.”

Signed to the Beatles’ Apple label in the late ’60s, Badfinger would go on to score four consecutive worldwide hits from 1970 to 1972: “Come And Get It” (written and produced by Paul McCartney), “No Matter What”, “Day After Day” and “Baby Blue”. In 1971, a cover of the Badfinger song “Without You” by Harry Nilsson became a number on hit on the Billboard charts. Surviving member Joey Molland has continued to keep the Badfinger flame alight through concerts and recordings over the past 30 years. And now he is back with a fantastic new album ‘Return To Memphis’, which was produced by Carl ‘Blue’ Wise.

Says Joey, “The album is quite a departure for me and the sound is very different, the treatment of the songs, the song content, and Carl’s production and Memphis roots all make for a much simpler approach. I wrote all the songs and they have a lot of meaning to me…I know everybody gets their own feelings out of songs, but you know, I think the songs talk about relevant things and I look forward to peoples’ reaction to them. There are no real Badfinger power chords or anything like that. No real jamming guitars…well…maybe a little bit, and I do play some slide on it… Carl had four girls come in to sing ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ and harmonies which was great, and I played with a three-piece Memphis rhythm section. So it’s a really simple sounding record and I’m just hoping that people will like it.”

Originally from Liverpool, Joey now resides in the US, where he continues to perform with Joey Molland’s Badfinger. Along with Joey on guitar and vocals, the current lineup features Mark Healey (bass/vocals), Steve Wozny (keyboards/vocals), Mike Ricciardi (drums). For updated tour information check Joey Molland’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OriginalBadfinger

Joey’s new CD comes hot on the heels of the major buzz surrounding the Badfinger track “Baby Blue” being played during the finale of A&E’s hit TV series ‘Breaking Bad’. The song became the number one download in the world the week of the final episode!

To purchase Joey Molland ‘Return To Memphis’ CD: http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15625/Joey_Molland-Return_To_Memphis.html

For more information: http://www.badfingersite.com/
https://twitter.com/BadfingerJoey

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com
Joey Molland is available for interviews – contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR


ABC News Radio Interview with Joey Molland

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Badfinger’s Joey Molland Says He Was “Astounded” by “Baby Blue” Appearing in “Breaking Bad” Finale

Badfinger is enjoying a sudden resurgence in popularity thanks to the final episode of the massively popular TV series Breaking Bad, which featured the veteran power-pop group’s 1972 hit “Baby Blue” in its very last scene. The song reportedly sold close to 5,000 digital copies on Sunday, when the Breaking Bad finale aired, catapulting the tune to the top of the iTunes Store’s Top Rock Songs chart.

All this came as a big surprise to the sole surviving member of Badfinger’s classic lineup, guitarist Joey Molland, who tells ABC News Radio he had no idea that “Baby Blue” was going to appear in the now historic episode.

“One of my friends got in touch with me and told me about it,” the Liverpool native reveals. “As it happened, I was taping the show for my son Shaun…I went back and watched it afterwards. I’ve only seen bits of the show. I don’t watch a lot of telly, [to] tell you the truth, but I was astounded when I found out.”

For the rest of the article, please visit the ABC News Radio website!


Examiner.com Interview with Joey Molland

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In 1969, British rock band Badfinger and Apple Records launched what should have become … one of the most successful unions in rock history.

THE IVEYS (Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Ron Griffiths and Mike Gibbins) signed onto The Beatles label (Apple Records) in 1968. The following year, longtime Beatles road manager and compatriot Neil Aspinall, suggested the band change their name to Badfinger.

Paul McCartney generously presented one of his unreleased compositions to the band under his strict supervision. The song entitled, “Come and Get It” would be spotlighted in a motion picture called The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. In 1970, “Come and Get It” became a hit single for Badfinger peaking at #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and selling over a million copies.

After the release of “Come and Get It,” bassist Ron Griffiths left the band. Badfinger replaced Griffiths with guitarist Joey Molland while moving singer/songwriter Tom Evans to bass guitar.

For the rest of the biography and the interview, please visit Examiner.com!