Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Loverboy: Mike Reno rocks Vancouver Canucks with new theme song

Loverboy lead singer Mike Reno is a Vancouver native and a huge fan of the city's NHL team the Canucks, who just finished taking an incredible seven-game playoff series against their rivals the Chicago Blackhawks to move onto the next round.

After winning the first three games, the Canucks dropped the next three, only to capture the series with an exciting overtime victory on their home ice, inspiring Reno to come up with "Flying High," a song he hopes can carry the home team all the way to their first-ever Stanley Cup.

"It's been a roller coaster of emotions for sure," acknowledged Reno, who says several members of Loverboy are huge ice hockey fans, including drummer Matt Frenette, a Montreal Canadiens follower.

"Anything you can do to take it to another level during the playoffs," said Mike. "Hopefully, the song can follow the Canucks all the way to the championship."

Reno premiered the song on Monday after it was posted on the Vancouver Canucks website.

Game 3 of the Canucks/Nashville Predators Western Conference Semi-Final goes tonight; the series is tied 1-1.

Mike Reno – Flying High
Vancouver Canucks inspirational song - 2011 NHL Playoffs