Gramm calms Foreigner reunion talk
Former Foreigner singer Lou Gramm has insisted there are no plans for a reunion with the band – despite having discussed the possibility in the press recently.
He and Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones made moves to end their decade-long feud ahead of their induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame next month, and they’ll perform some of their classic tracks at the ceremony.
Both are interviewed in the current edition of Classic Rock, on sale now. Gramm says: “I hope we can celebrate the purpose of us being there. We will be rehearsing for a day or two, so I hope we can go out for dinner – spend some quality time together. I heard enough on the phone to suggest, hopefully, that our camaraderie can be rekindled.”
Jones comments: “Absolutely, the same for me. Our relationship has been on and off, but it’s a long old road and I don’t hold any grudges.”
Asked about the chances of working together again the vocalist replies: “I would be open-minded about it. If there’s a Foreigner reunion tour next year, my schedule’s wide open for that. It all depends upon whether the hatchets are buried, and how we get on.”
Earlier this week he explained more, saying: “His management and my management are tossing around the idea of a farewell tour. I would really like to do that. It would be really great to do that instead of leaving it with such a bitter and unfinished ending.”
But now he’s released a press statement through his representatives, saying: “Though both Lou Gramm and Mick Jones will be on hand for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, there are no plans for the two to head out on a reunion tour.
“Despite recent media reports that a reunion is being planned, at present time, there are no dialogues about any dates, though both continue to tour.
“The next month will also see Lou focusing on the release of his autobiography Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades In Rock’n'Roll. Throughout the book, the accomplished musician, lead singer and songwriter recounts his extraordinary life in a compelling and candid behind-the-scenes memoir.”