As they prepare to release their thirteenth studio album, World Gone Crazy, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of their first album release, the Doobie Brothers have signed with HOR Entertainment, a full-service imprint and entertainment services company led by a team of deeply experienced music industry professionals.
The Doobies are a quintessentially American rock-n-roll band who have combined elements of rock, blues, soul, country, jazz and more into one of the most appealing blends of popular music of the last half-century.
Their indelible contributions to the American songbook – from “Listen To The Music” and “China Grove” to “Black Water” and “Long Train Runnin'” – remain as beloved and relevant as ever. But Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, John McFee and Mike Hossack are far from resting on those considerable laurels.
And if ever a company came close to matching the skill, craft, heart and passion of the Doobie Brothers, it’s HOR Entertainment. Launched in October of last year, HOR brings a record division, publishing, film & television and merchandise under one roof. The executive team is loaded with experienced industry veterans poised to bring a fresh approach to the ever-changing music business.
“I am very happy to see the band sign to HOR,” says the Doobie Brothers’ manager Bruce Cohn. “I think it’s a great opportunity for HOR to work with a heritage band and for the Doobies to have the focus of the entire company or their release…a win/win situation for all concerned!”
CEO/Head of A&R Larry Lee understands the business as few can, having been an artist, writer, producer and executive. His credits include Mr. Big, Meatloaf, Roger Daltry and more. President/Head of A&R Curt Cuomo is a Grammy-nominated writer and producer who has worked with KISS, Eddie Money, Edgar Winter, Slash and Clint Black, among others.
“After a decade the Doobie Brothers have made, what I consider to be a career album, with their longtime legendary producer Ted Templeman. I am thrilled that HOR Records will be releasing the Doobie Brothers’ World Gone Crazy and we look forward to being a part of the band’s next chapter in music history,” said Lee.
Other executives include: Business & Legal Affairs/A&R Scott Bradford (Panic! At The Disco, The Shins, Plain White T’s), VP/New Media Hab Haddad (KISS, Ted Nugent, Night Ranger, Hootie & The Blowfish) and VP/Marketing & Promotions Bob Divney (Green Day, Faith No More, Audioslave, Depeche Mode).
World Gone Crazy will be released Sept. 28 on HOR Records.