Mike Reno

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Mike Reno
Birth nameJoseph Michael Rynoski
Born(1955-01-08) January 8, 1955 (age 57)
New Westminster, BC, Canada
GenresRock. hard rock
OccupationsSinger, musician
InstrumentsVocals, drummer
Years active1978–present
LabelsColumbia
Associated actsLoverboy, Moxy, Ann Wilson
 
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Mike Reno
Birth nameJoseph Michael Rynoski
Born(1955-01-08) January 8, 1955 (age 57)
New Westminster, BC, Canada
GenresRock. hard rock
OccupationsSinger, musician
InstrumentsVocals, drummer
Years active1978–present
LabelsColumbia
Associated actsLoverboy, Moxy, Ann Wilson

Joseph Michael John "Mike" Reno (né Joseph Michael Rynoski), born January 8, 1955 in New Westminster, British Columbia is a Canadian musician, drummer, and lead singer of the rock band Loverboy. He has also fronted other bands, including Moxy.[1]

In the early 1970s, Reno joined the cover band Synergy and prior to that a cover band called Morning Glory where Mike still played drums. He also did a version of "Never Been To Spain". After graduating from Penticton Secondary School, Reno moved to Calgary, Alberta and formed a band called Spunk with guitarist Jack Stoltz. There he met Paul Dean in 1978 and got together for a jam session, which led to the formation of the band Loverboy.

Reno has a son, Alex Reno, who was born January 23, 1988.

Reno has also contributed to various film soundtracks. In 1984, he performed a duet with Ann Wilson of Heart, "Almost Paradise", for the movie Footloose, "Whenever There's a Night" for Dream a Little Dream and, with Loverboy, contributed "Heaven in Your Eyes" for the movie Top Gun, in 1986 as well as "Chasing the Angels" for the soundtrack to Iron Eagle II.

In the late '90s, during a VH1 interview, Reno attributed the decline of Loverboy to the rise of grunge bands such as Pearl Jam and Nirvana.

In 2004, Reno released his first solo album titled Renovation. The album is composed of ten tracks closely resembling the sound of his work with Loverboy.

Reno continues to tour and play live shows with Loverboy. The band's latest album, Just Getting Started, was initially released exclusively through Wal-Mart on October 30, 2007 and is now available on iTunes. Loverboy had a headlining spot at the 2007 Grey Cup party in Toronto.

At the 2009 Juno Awards Reno was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of Loverboy. Loverboy also played at the 2010 Olympic medal ceremony in Vancouver.

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