Foghat Turn to Fans For Help in Funding Next Album
Foghat have launched a PledgeMusic drive to raise money for a forthcoming studio project to be called Under the Influence, their first since 2010's Last Train Home.
As with most such fundraising initiatives, there are a variety of incentives for fans to get on board early – but one stands out: The opportunity to sing back up on a new version of "Slow Ride" that Foghat is recording in celebration of the No. 5 hit's 40th anniversary. Fans who give at the $300 level are eligible; there were only 25 slots left on the evening of Nov. 10.
Other incentives include the opportunity to have stalwart drummer Roger Earl cook a meal for you or read a bedtime story to your child, a guitar lesson with Bryan Bassett, the chance to join Foghat on stage, and – at the top level – a once-in-a-lifetime private concert at your home.
"Under the Influence is about 50 percent done and, since our 2015 tour is coming to an end, we are going back into the studio to finish the project," the band said in a message at PledgeMusic. They added that the new version of "Slow Ride" is being recorded in honor of late legacy members "Lonesome" Dave Peverett and Rod Price. Peverett died in 2000, followed by Price in 2005.
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