With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide and over 3000 live shows performed, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond. Fronting the band is the soulful-voiced lead singer and bass player Jack Blades, who’s celebrating almost 40 years (since the band originally formed) with the band when they hit Bluesfest Windsor on Thursday, July 12 for a co-headlining show with Extreme and local guests Drop Dead Famous. Jack took some time to chat with YQG Rocks and 519 Magazine.
With songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base, Night Ranger is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.
Night Ranger has produced legendary hits such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes” the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with “Sentimental Street”, “Goodbye”, “Sing Me Away”, “Four in the Morning” and more.
Along with Night Ranger, Jack has had successful projects with the band Damn Yankees with Ted Nugent and Tommy Shaw, as well as a role in the Las Vegas version of Rock of Ages.
He speaks with us about Night Ranger’s history and some of his side projects.