Badfinger News

Mon Dec 2nd – Official Release Date for Joey Molland’s “Return To Memphis” CD

Badfinger Legend Joey Molland To Release Highly Anticipated New Solo Album ‘Return To Memphis’
London, UK – Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, Joey Molland, best known for his work with the now legendary English band Badfinger, will be releasing his highly anticipated 4th solo album ‘Return To Memphis’ on December 2, 2013 on UK’s Gonzo Multimedia! The new CD features 10 new Molland compositions recorded at the world famous ‘Royal Studios’ in Memphis.
Says Joey, “I was raised on a diet of Memphis music, and it was a thrill for me to record there…. I also made a lot of friends.”
Signed to the Beatles’ Apple label in the late ’60s, Badfinger would go on to score four consecutive worldwide hits from 1970 to 1972: “Come And Get It” (written and produced by Paul McCartney), “No Matter What”, “Day After Day” and “Baby Blue”. In 1971, a cover of the Badfinger song “Without You” by Harry Nilsson became a number one hit on the Billboard charts. Surviving member Joey Molland has continued to keep the Badfinger flame alight through concerts and recordings over the past 30 years. And now he is back with a fantastic new album ‘Return To Memphis’, which was produced by Carl ‘Blue’ Wise.
Says Joey, “The album is quite a departure for me and the sound is very different, the treatment of the songs, the song content, and Carl’s production and Memphis roots all make for a much simpler approach. I wrote all the songs and they have a lot of meaning to me…I know everybody gets their own feelings out of songs, but you know, I think the songs talk about relevant things and I look forward to peoples’ reaction to them. There are no real Badfinger power chords or anything like that. No real jamming guitars…well…maybe a little bit, and I do play some slide on it… Carl had four girls come in to sing ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ and harmonies which was great, and I played with a three-piece Memphis rhythm section. So it’s a really simple sounding record and I’m just hoping that people will like it.”
Originally from Liverpool, Joey now resides in the US, where he continues to perform with Joey Molland’s Badfinger. Along with Joey on guitar and vocals, the current lineup features Mark Healey (bass/vocals), Steve Wozny (keyboards/vocals), Mike Ricciardi (drums). For updated tour information check Joey Molland’s official Facebook page at
Joey’s new CD comes hot on the heels of the major buzz surrounding the Badfinger track “Baby Blue” being played during the finale of A&E’s hit TV series ‘Breaking Bad’. The song became the number one download in the world the week of the final episode!
For more information:
Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158,
Joey Molland is available for interviews – contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR

TOKYO JAPAN! Joey Molland’s Badfinger

Exciting news indeed.  Joey and the boys head to Tokyo, Japan for two shows on Sun Sept 22nd & Mon Sept 23rd.   Here is the link for the promoter, so you can budget your yen:

Badfinger Tokyo poster

Joey’s interview with “Gibson Guitar” magazine

Great Q & A about Joey’s (and Pete Ham’s) love of Gibson guitars, and their work with the Beatles.  Click the link below:

Dec 23rd – Guitar International review of “Badfinger & Beyond”

The Guitar International review of Michael Cimino’s autobiography of Joey Molland, “Badfinger & Beyond”:

Includes a link to if you are interested in the purchase of it (unsigned). If you’d like a signed copy by Joey, please head to the “STORE” page of this website.

Badfinger – elected to the PEOPLE’S Hall of Rock and Roll Legends!

Congratulations to the classic Badfinger lineup – Pete Ham, Tommy Evans, Mike Gibbins and Joey Molland for their induction into the 2012 People’s Hall of Rock & Roll Legends!  For all the info about this alternative voting process which is about rock music FANS and not writers & politicos, click HERE: