Arena rock veterans Jack Blades
and Tommy Shaw
), on hiatus from their current group Damn Yankees
, released a self-titled album in early 1995. The duo wrote and co-produced the album (with Don Gehman
), in addition to playing almost every instrument. After a long break from the studio, the duo hooked up in 2006 to record a laid-back album of mostly soft rock covers. Influence
was released in early 2007 on VH1 Classic.