by G.H. Harding
With Foreigner now on the road with their historic 40th anniversary tour, what better time than now to turn your
attention to one of its founding members, British rock titan Ian McDonald, and his new project, Honey West, whose debut album, Bad Old World, just out, is gaining mounting critical acclaim?
After packing the house at its recent CD Release Event at NYC’s Bowery Electric, Honey West makes its triumphant return to New York City Tuesday, July 25 at Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2.
Ian is actually co-founder of two of the biggest bands of the late 60’s and the late 70’s, if you include King Crimson (“In the Court of the Crimson King.”) You’ll be hearing more of Bad Old World on the air this summer, as it’s now going to radio in a big way. Also, Ian was a member of Foreigner for its first three albums – all multi-platinum smashes – and his most popular contribution was writing the monster hit, “Long, Long Way From Home” (that’s Ian on sax).
Meantime, Ian remains an in-demand multi-instrumentalist, from Ozzy Osbourne to Kanye West, yet Bad Old World, he humbly admits, is “some of the best work I’ve done in ages and maybe ever.” And he means it. We certainly concur!