Happy New Year! Beach Boys, Foreigner, Moody Blues members share resolutions and plans for 2018

Udo Spreitzenbarth; Bill BernsteinIt’s almost time to ring in the New Year. With 2018 arriving Monday, several well-known musicians have shared their resolutions, wishes and plans for the coming year with ABC Radio.

The Beach BoysMike Love, whose band has dozens of concerts lined up for 2018, has a very simple and positive wish for the New Year.

“World peace is the only resolution,” Love declares. “I think [it] has to be.”

Foreigner guitarist/songwriter Mick Jones, whose group will mount a major summer tour with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, says he’s determined “to keep in shape.”

The rocker, who turned 73 on Tuesday, tells ABC Radio, “I’m in pretty good shape at the moment. And, you know, touring will take its toll, but it seems to be much easier…these days. So [my resolution is] really just to be sensible and look after myself, my health. I want to be around for a long time.”

The Moody Blues, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this April, will start the New Year running. The latest edition of the band’s Moody Blues Cruise gets underway January 2, followed by a brief U.S. tour leg celebrating the 50th anniversary of its classic 1967 album Days of Future Passed.

“I should be already on the boat on the 1st of January,” singer/guitarist Justin Hayward points out.

Adds singer/bassist John Lodge, “We’re looking forward to getting on the road and carrying on the 50th anniversary of Days of Future Passed.”

E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren, meanwhile, tells ABC Radio that while Bruce Springsteen is busy with his Broadway residency, he’s “hoping to start recording a new record in February, and I’m booking shows to get out and sing and play again [solo] next year.”

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