Commodores Reunion Taking Shape

0
0
Subscribe Commodores

The long-awaited reunion of soul supergroup the COMMODORES is one step closer - bass player RON LA PREAD has flown to Los Angeles to rehearse with LIONEL RICHIE and guitarist THOMAS MCCLARY.
Richie, who turned 60 on Saturday (20Jun09), recently fuelled reunion rumours by stating he hoped to get the original members of the Easy hitmakers together before the end of 2009.
And now La Pread, who lives in New Zealand, has revealed he's working with the singer on making those plans reality.
He tells the New Zealand Herald newspaper the founding members of the band are hoping to reform for a low-key one-off show in July (09) - and that could lead to a tour.
La Pread, who revealed he would be flying to Los Angeles to meet up with Richie on Monday (22Jun09) when he was interviewed at the weekend, says, "I'm going to bend over backwards to get them to come to New Zealand."
The bassist admits the reunion plans started two years ago when he took the stage with Richie: "That was the first time he and I had been on stage together in 25 years."
The group signed to Motown after finding acclaim as the Jackson 5's support act. Richie quit the band in the early 1980s and embarked on a very successful solo career, but the group continues to this day with Walter Orange as frontman.


Contactmusic

Tags: Commodores - Lionel Richie

0
0
Subscribe Commodores
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Mary J. Blige Reveals How She Stayed Relevant for 25 Years

Fresh from being named the most successful R&B artist of all time by Billboard...

Mary J. Blige Reveals How She Stayed Relevant for 25 Years

American Music Award Winner Sam Smith: My Music Is My Diary

Having already won a string of MOBO Awards and a Brit alongside the buzz...

American Music Award Winner Sam Smith: My Music Is My Diary

The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On! Thanks To Universal Pictures

Less than a week ago the much talked about Steve Jobs biopic looked as...

The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On! Thanks To Universal Pictures

Rita Ora Stays Cool About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role

It's clear that Rita Ora has got a lot on her plate at the moment, with...

Rita Ora Stays Cool About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role

Breaking Bad Alumni Michelle MacLaren Will Direct Gal Gadot In 2017's 'Wonder Woman' Movie

After weeks of speculation Michelle MacLaren has been confirmed as the...

Breaking Bad Alumni Michelle MacLaren Will Direct Gal Gadot In 2017's 'Wonder Woman' Movie

Beyoncé - 7/11 - Video

Beyonce dances in her pants in the video for her current single '7/11'! The track features on her 2013 multi-Platinum...

Beyoncé - 7/11 Video

Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Could Focus On Bounty Hunters

It's a big week for Star Wars. The first trailer for The Force Awakens drops on Friday...

Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Could Focus On Bounty Hunters

Christoph Waltz to Play Classic Villain Ernst Blofeld (w/Cat) in Bond 24

Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is expected to play the classic villain...

Christoph Waltz to Play Classic Villain Ernst Blofeld (w/Cat) in Bond 24

Oscar Isaac Cast as Chief Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Oscar Isaac, the actor who rose to prominence after strong showings in Drive and...

Oscar Isaac Cast as Chief Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
Advertisement

Comments

Commodores Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Commodores

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All