New from The Guess Who: ‘Playin’ On the Radio,’ from New Album ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’

New from The Guess Who: ‘Playin’ On the Radio,’ from New Album ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’

The Guess Who will release a new record titled The Future IS What It Used To Be on September 14.

Accompanying founding drummer/vocalist Garry Peterson this time around are Derek Sharp (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Will Evankovich (Guitar, Harp, Vocals), Leonard Shaw (Keyboards, Flute, Sax, Vocals), and Rudy Sarzo (Bass, Vocals).

The first sample of new music from the band comes in the form of a music video for “Playin’ On the Radio,” a nostalgic, high-energy rocker:

In the studio, the band was joined by special guests including Tommy Shaw of Styx on guest vocals, Brent Fitz (Slash, Gene Simmons) on percussion, Guess Who founding bassist Jim Kale (bass) and Whitesnake’s Michael Devin (also on bass).

Over the years, the classic Canadian rock band made a strong impression on the masses, most notably during the era in which Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman took part — but they’re still giving it a go in 2018, as the video above proves.

Said Peterson of this new record:

I never dreamed that I would get a chance to record an album, after 40 years, in the same way, and with the same recording gear that we used in the 60s and 70s. This was truly a blessing for me and a humbling, cathartic experience for my musical soul. Thank you to all my bandmates, and everyone who helped make it a reality. I hope our fans enjoy it as much as I do.”

Visit the band’s website for more details, and catch them on the road in the coming weeks:

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI
Sat, Jul 21, 2018 Door Community Auditorium Fish Creek, WI
Sun, Jul 22, 2018 Waukesha County Fair Waukesha, WI
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 Centennial Park Sarnia, ON
Sat, Jul 28, 2018 Medicine Hat Ex & Stampede   Medicine Hat, AB
Fri, Aug 24, 2018 Foellinger Theatre Ft. Wayne, IN
Sat, Aug 25, 2018 Lincoln Amphitheatre Lincoln City, IN
Fri, Aug 31, 2018 Oregon State Fair Salem, OR
Sat, Sep 1, 2018 Fort Randall Casino Lake Andes, SD
Sat, Sep 15, 2018 Twin River Casino Lincoln, RI
Sun, Sep 16, 2018 Music Hall of Williamsburg New York, NY
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 Helwig Winery Plymouth, CA
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 The Golden Nugget  Las Vegas, NV
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 Robinson Grand Perf. Arts Center Clarksburg, WV
Sun, Nov 11, 2018 Magic City Casino Amphitheater Miami, FL
Fri Nov 23, 2018 Boomtown Casino Hotel Reno, NV
Fri, Nov 30, 2018 One World Theatre Austin, TX
Sat, Dec 1, 2018 Arlington Music Hall Arlington, TX
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 Savannah Center The Villages, FL
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 Palace Theatre Wataerbury, CT

4 Responses to "New from The Guess Who: ‘Playin’ On the Radio,’ from New Album ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’"

  1. Scott Nathan Sanders   July 18, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Different. Good.

  2. Thomas Dolan   July 18, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Have heard the band perform this gem live several times; a fun number much better than what passes for music these days; a new classic…

  3. johnny guitar   July 24, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    thumb up for the drummer!

  4. Billy Bob   August 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

    This is NOT The Guess Who!! It’s the original drummer with a bunch of guys bobody’s heard of trying to cash in on the name. The one song I heard is pretty good power pop, but is just not really what you can conceivably call The Guess Who.


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