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This week, Loverboy roars out of rock and roll's past to romance us once again. An '80s act from north of the border, this 'boy band cranked out a slew of solid hits and got us "Workin' for the Weekend." Aside from a doleful-voiced ballad from the chart-topping Top Gun soundtrack, the group plays hard and fast on every album. This is mainstream music that never even nudges the envelope, but it packs in plenty of driving beats and strong, standard riffs. Live, Loud and Loose was the title of 1998's compilation disc, and it's an apt summary of Loverboy's sound. While most of the original members are still touring together, bassist Scott Smith, who drowned in a 2000 boating accident, is now just a fond memory. Still, when Loverboy performs at the Greeley Stampede on Thursday, June 24, we'll be "Lovin' Every Minute of It."
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Catalina Soltero
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