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“Hurtin” (Single) by Loverboy

Artist: Loverboy
Title: “Hurtin”
Label: Independent Release
Release Date: 5/12/2016
Genre: Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

Fans of the Canadian Melodic Rock export Loverboy might be clamoring for a full on new release from the band but with their busy touring schedule (some of which include a support slot on the Rick Springfield run) they’ll just have to wait it out a little bit longer. While they wait they can enjoy this brand new single called “Hurtin” which was released just the other day and offers up a nice taste of what made the band so special to them in the first place. According to the press copy that I received the song was initially a bunch of instrumental sections that were intended to be an anthem for a sporting team who were putting a “Hurtin” on the opposing team. Of course the end result is nothing of the sort and instead is a smooth ballad sort of song that finds singer Mike Reno working out the issues in a problematic relationship. It’s a very synth-laden tune that is quite catchy and should find you humming or singing along by the time the chorus comes around the second time. There is a distinct 80’s vibe to the tune based on the synths but it doesn’t sound at all dated and instead makes you accept the classic band in today’s musical geography.
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Rick Springfield @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Rick Springfield will close out a rocking summer at the PNC Bank Arts Center with a little help from The Romantics and Loverboy. This will be a night of classic eighties hits.

PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2013: The Concerts

At this point in time do I really need to say that I see a lot of concerts during the course of the year? I hope not because this one of the key factors that makes up my daily life as founder of the PiercingMetal brand. That said ?I wanted to once again use the Official Blog for the site to highlight a number of the shows that I attended during 2013 that I felt were the absolute best experiences. They’re not really in order of impact or importance but there are a few at the top that did hit me the hardest. Here we go.

1. Metallica @ The Apollo Theater: Thrashing like a maniac in Harlem? Yeah that happened. Classic set and free beer for the whole show. No complaints here.

2. Kamelot @ Stage 48: Returning to the headlining stage with Delain as support and Eklipse. This was a righteous show for sure. My belief in this band was reinforced yet again. I was not surprised in this.

3. Eddie Trunk 30th Anniversary Bash: Another one that I was super fortunate to participate in because an all-star jam with members of KISS, Overkill, Twisted Sister, Accept, Anthrax, Stryper, Guns n Roses and so many more is just impossible to qualify as being “an okay time”. This was insanity.

4. Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Prudential Center: The final go round for the “Lost Christmas Eve” tour premise. Always a bombastic spectacle that needs seeing for believing.

5. Rock Allegiance Tour w/Volbeat & HIM @ Williamsburg Park: Two excellent main acts and solid support from All That Remains. Whew. Exciting for Brooklyn and you know how we roll in this borough.
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