Moody Blues' John Lodge returns home Thursday A tour that began on a cruise ship bound for Key West continues to sail along for the Moody Blues. The British band's "Fly Me High" tour lands at Germain Arena for an 8 p.m. show Thursday. "We're having a great time," said bassist John Lodge, a part-time Southwest Florida resident. "It was great fun. There were 3,000 Moody Blues fans on the ship." Joining Lodge at Germain are longtime bandmates Justin Hayward, lead singer and guitarist, and drummer Graeme Edge. The Moody Blues enjoyed success in the 1960s and '70s with hits including those Hayward wrote —"Nights In White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon" — and hits Lodge penned, including "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band)" and "Ride My See-Saw." "The one secret about the Moody Blues is because we've written our own music, you're playing your music," Lodge said." "You're not doing any copies. You're not trying to emulate anyone else at all. So you can take your songs to, what I think, is new levels. Emotionally you can change them, from being a recording, to a live performance." Lodge pointed to one song he wrote, titled "Nervous," from the band's 1981 album "Long Distance Voyager." Read Full Interview HERE.
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