This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Roger Earl, a founding member of the legendary British rock band, Foghat (performing May 27 at The Golden Nugget Las Vegas). In this episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Roger talks about how the band was formed; the enduring popularity of Foghat; why he reveres Buddy Rich and Miles Davis; the link between bass and drums; and why you need a sense of humor to survive in a rock band.
Foghat celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2021. Formed in 1971 when Lonesome Dave Peverett & Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. And they continue to release new music every few years. They have never stopped touring and recording, although there have been several ups and downs and changes over the years. The band sadly lost Lonesome Dave Peverett in 2000 and Rod Price in 2005, but Roger Earl kept banging & kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going.