Huey Lewis and the News’ Chris Hayes: “Am I an unappreciated guitar hero? Probably. But that’s OK”

Chris Hayes
(Image credit: Scott Sommerdorf/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Chris Hayes can’t get away from his old band. No matter where he goes or what he does – he can be out for a drive or watching a movie, or maybe shopping at the supermarket – he’ll hear one of their tunes.

Sometimes it’s I Want a New Drug. Other times it’s The Power of Love or The Heart of Rock & Roll. There’s lots more – Workin’ for a Livin’, Heart and Soul, If This Is It, and on it goes. It’s almost as if The Best of Huey Lewis and the News is on constant rotation in the ether.

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Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar World, Guitar Player, MusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.