Foreigner ex-singer steps further back from reunion talk
When legendary melodic rockers Foreigner play at High Voltage on July 25, it’ll be their first outdoor show in the UK since the Reading Festival in 1978.
This week, Mick looks at the state of the music industry, comments on the death of one-time Heep bassist Gary Thain’s mum, remembers the late David Byron, ponders about heavy metal as a religion – oh, and mentions some footie team called Spurs! Check out Mick’s previous columns here.
There’s no love lost between former Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm and the band’s longtime guitarist, Mick Jones. Claims by Foreigner founder Jones that he helped Gramm develop a distinctive vocal style have been dismissed as “absolute nonsense” by the singer. Gramm also says he was treated as “a subordinate” in Foreigner by Jones, and never as a partner. The self-titled new album from The Lou Gramm Band is released via…