Foreigner fans' long hoped-for creative reunion between group founder Mick Jones and original frontman Lou Gramm will be happening soon.
Jones tells us that the two men, who buried the hatchet last year when they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, have plans to get together and do some writing after Foreigner finishes its tour commitments later this year:
"We're supposed to meet just after this tour's over and review a few ideas, old ideas we had that we never finished. And I don't know what we'll do with that, if that comes to fruition, but it should be interesting...We're in communication loosely and I'm gonna be trying to put that together in the fall sometime...We haven't worked together, per se, for, gosh, 14 years."
Gramm left Foreigner twice, in 1990 and for good in 2003. Foreigner is currently touring with Kid Rock and has dates later this year with Def Leppard. The group is also preparing for a special acoustic charity show benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on August 24 in Dearborn, Mich., that will be recorded and filmed for a February release.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.