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Foreigner is a British-American rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musicians Mick Jones, ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, and a then-unknown American vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). Foreigner has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide (including over 37.5 million in the United States alone).
Band history

The band is led by British journeyman rocker Mick Jones (former member of Nero and the Gladiators, Spooky Tooth, and The Leslie West Band) who in early 1976 met with ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald in NYC and formed Foreigner with Lou Gramm (ex-Black Sheep), Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, and Ed Gagliardi as a sextet. Jones came up with the name from the fact that he, McDonald, and Elliott were British, while Gramm, Greenwood, and Gagliardi were Americans.

The band's debut album Foreigner was released in March 1977 and sold more than four million copies in the United States, staying in the Top 20 for a year with such hits as "Feels Like the First Time," "Cold as Ice" and "Long Long Way From Home." Their second album, Double Vision (released in June 1978), topped their previous selling five million records and spawned "Hot Blooded," the title track "Double Vision" and "Blue Morning Blue Day." Their third album, Head Games, which was referred to by Gramm as their "grainiest" album, was also successful due to the thunderous "Dirty White Boy" and another title track hit "Head Games".

For 1979's Head Games, bassist Ed Gagliardi was replaced by Englishman Rick Wills. In September 1980, keyboardist Al Greenwood and co-founder Ian McDonald were sacked as Jones wished to have more control over the band and write most of the music (along with Gramm). The band was now stripped down to a quartet, with session players brought in as needed to record or tour (see below for complete list of members). Greenwood soon joined Gagliardi to form the AOR band SPYS with John Blanco, Billy Milne, and John DiGaudio. The band released two albums, a self-titled debut, and the follow-up Behind Enemy Lines.

In the meantime, Foreigner's next album, 4,(released in July 1981) was the band's biggest hit containing "Urgent"(which contains a Junior Walker sax solo), "Waiting for a Girl Like You," "Juke Box Hero" and "Break it Up." Before releasing albums of his own, Thomas Dolby played synthesizers on 4 (he contributed the signature synth sound on "Urgent" and played the intro to "Waiting For A Girl Like You"). For their 1981-82 tour in support of 4, the group added Peter Reilich (keyboards, synthesizers), former Peter Frampton band member Bob Mayo (keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, backing vocals) and Mark Rivera (sax, flute, keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, backing vocals). The latter two had also appeared on the sessions for 4. Reilich was dropped in May 1982 but Mayo & Rivera continued with the band through their 1985 tour.

Their next album, Agent Provocateur, was released successfully in late 1984, and gave them their first and only #1 hit in 1985 (in U.S., UK, Australia, Norway, Sweden, etc.), "I Want to Know What Love Is," written by Mick Jones, a gospel-inspired ballad backed by the New Jersey Mass Choir. "That Was Yesterday" was the next single released from the album in early 1985 and proved to be another sizable hit. In late 1987 Foreigner released Inside Information; spawning hits such as "Say You Will" and "I Don't Want to Live Without You." Touring for Inside Information was limited to Europe, Japan and Australia in 1988. For this tour Larry Oakes (guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals) and Lou Cortlezzi (sax) augmented the quartet of Gramm, Jones, Elliott and Wills. Also in 1988 the band headlined Atlantic Records 40 year anniversary concert. Culminating with "I Want to Know What Love Is", joined by the likes of Phil Collins, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Roberta Flack and others from Atlantic records singing in the choir. In the late 1980s, Jones and Gramm each put out solo efforts and Gramm decided to leave the group in 1990.

In 1990, Mick Jones brought in a new lead vocalist, Johnny Edwards (formerly of the bands Montrose, King Kobra, Buster Brown and Wild Horses). This edition of Foreigner released the album Unusual Heat in the summer of 1991. This was at the time their worst selling album and only climbed as high as #117 on the Billboard 200, although "Lowdown and Dirty" was a minor mainstream rock hit, reaching #4 on that chart. For their 1991 tour, Jeff Jacobs, who'd played in Billy Joel's band, was brought in as the new keyboardist and Mark Rivera returned. But just after the start of this tour, Elliott decided to leave the group. Larry Aberman was then recruited as a temporary replacement. Since 1992 several other drummers have come & gone, including Mark Schulman (1992-1995, 2000-2002), Ron Wikso (1995-1998), Brian Tichy (1998-2000, 2007), Denny Carmassi (2002-2003) and Jason Bonham (2004-2007, 2007-2008). Scott Gilman(guitar, sax, flute) joined the touring band in 1992 and took over from Rivera later that year after he left. Thom Gimbel briefly subbed for Gilman in 1993 then replaced him permanently in 1995.

By 1992 Lou Gramm rejoined Foreigner (bringing along his Shadow King bandmate bassist Bruce Turgon) and produced the band's second greatest hits album, The Very Best of...and Beyond, which included three new songs. Three years later Foreigner released what was supposed to be the band's comeback album, Mr. Moonlight. This album fared even worse than Unusual Heat, although the ballad "Until the End of Time" was a minor hit, hitting #42 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1997 Gramm underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor. The medications he was prescribed caused considerable weight gain and affected his singing voice.

In 2001, the Warner Music Group selected Foreigner and 4 to be among the first group of albums from their catalog to be remastered, enhanced and released in the new DVD Audio format. In 2002, the 25th Anniversary Year brought affirmation of the enduring respect for Foreigner recordings with Rhino Entertainment re-issuing the 1977 - 1981 multi-platinum albums in special enhanced formats. Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games and 4 received the attention of Rhino's staff with new photos, liner notes and bonus tracks of previously unreleased material. New greatest hits albums were also produced in the U.S. and in Europe. The U.S. version reached #80 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.

In late 2002, Foreigner played in the Netherlands at the annual Night of the Proms festival. It was the last time to date that Gramm & Jones have played together as musical disagreements at that point caused Gramm to leave again by early 2003 to embark on a solo career.

Jones, the founder and only remaining original member of Foreigner, decided to take some time off before looking to form a new lineup in 2004. On July 25, 2004 in Santa Barbara, California at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort, Jones appeared with a brand new version of Foreigner that included: Jeff Jacobs, Thom Gimbel, former Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson, current UFO drummer Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who had also played with the brief Led Zeppelin reunions and his own band Bonham) and Bonham singer, Chaz West. West was hired for that show only and was eventually replaced by former Hurricane singer Kelly Hansen in 2005.

Foreigner joined Def Leppard along with Styx on tour in 2007. They also toured extensively in their own right in 2007 - the 30th anniversary of the founding of the band.

Their most recent album, Extended Versions, featured the new line-up playing all their classic hits live in concert in one of the most "studio like, clean sounding" live album recordings produced. They are currently working on a new album which will include a mix of both new songs as well as new takes on their old material.

In September 2007 it was announced that Foreigner would join Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, and Paolo Nutini as openers for the one-night-only Led Zeppelin reunion show in memory of Atlantic Records' Ahmet Ertegun. The show took place on December 10, 2007, in London, England, having been postponed by 2 weeks due to Jimmy Page fracturing a finger.

The band currently has a new greatest hits anthology that was released on July 15, titled No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner. The anthology will include all of their greatest hits plus some new live recordings and a new studio track, "Too Late", which will be the first new track since 1994's Mr. Moonlight, and the first recorded output of the new lineup. "Too Late" was released as a single on June 17, 2008. In 2008 Bonham parted ways with Foreigner. Bryan Head was then brought in to fill the drum chair.

Current members

  • Mick Jones – lead guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, bass, vocals (1976–present)
  • Thom Gimbel – rhythm guitar, saxophone, flute, keyboards, backing vocals (1992–1993 ; 1995–present)
  • Jeff Pilson – bass guitar, backing vocals (2004–present)
  • Kelly Hansen – lead vocals, percussion (2005–present)
  • Michael Bluestein – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals (2008–present)
  • Chris Frazier – drums, percussion (2012–present)
  • Bruce Watson – lead guitar (filling in for Jones ; 2011–present)

Former members

  • Dennis Elliott – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1976–1991)
  • Lou Gramm – lead vocals, percussion (1976–1990, 1992–2003)
  • Al Greenwood – keyboards, synthesizer (1976–1980)
  • Ian McDonald – rhythm guitar, keyboards, saxophone, flute, backing vocals (1976–1980)
  • Ed Gagliardi – bass guitar, backing vocals (1976–1979)
  • Rick Wills – bass guitar, backing vocals (1979–1992)
  • Johnny Edwards – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1990–1992)
  • Jeff Jacobs – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals (1991–2007)
  • Mark Schulman – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1992–1995, 2000–2002, 2011–2012)
  • Bruce Turgon – bass guitar, backing vocals (1992–2003)
  • Ron Wikso – drums, percussion (1995–1998)
  • Brian Tichy – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1998–2000, 2007, 2008–2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Denny Carmassi – drums, percussion (2002–2003)
  • Jason Bonham – drums, percussion, backing vocals (2004–2007, 2007–2008)
  • Chaz West – lead vocals, guitar (2004–2005)
  • Paul Mirkovich – keyboards, synthesizer (2007–2008)
  • Bryan Head – drums, percussion (2008)
  • Jason Sutter – drums, percussion (2010–2011)

Studio albums

Album details   Track Listings

Foreigner

  • Release date: March 8, 1977
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  1. Feels Like The First Time
  2. Cold As Ice
  3. Starrider
  4. Headknocker
  5. The Damage Is Done
  6. Long, Long Way From Home
  7. Woman Oh Woman
  8. At War With The World
  9. Fool For You Anyway
  10. I Need You

Double Vision

  • Release date: June 20, 1978
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  1. Hot Blooded
  2. Blue Morning, Blue Day
  3. You're All I Am
  4. Back Where You Belong
  5. Love Has Taken Its Toll
  6. Double Vision
  7. Tramontane
  8. I Have Waited So Long
  9. Lonely Children
  10. Spellbinder

Head Games

  • Release date: September 11, 1979
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  1. Dirty White Boy
  2. Love On The Telephone
  3. Women
  4. I'll Get Even With You
  5. Seventeen
  6. Head Games
  7. The Modern Day
  8. Blinded By Science
  9. Do What You Like
  10. Rev On The Red Line

4

  • Release date: July 2, 1981
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  1. Night Life
  2. Juke Box Hero
  3. Break It Up
  4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
  5. Luanne
  6. Urgent
  7. I'm Gonna Win
  8. Woman In Black
  9. Girl On The Moon
  10. Don't Let Go

Agent Provocateur

  • Release date: December 7, 1984
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  1. Tooth And Nail
  2. That Was Yesterday
  3. I Want To Know What Love Is
  4. Growing Up The Hard Way
  5. Reaction To Action
  6. Stranger In My Own House
  7. A Love In Vain
  8. Down On Love
  9. Two Different Worlds
  10. She's Too Tough

Inside Information

  • Release date: December 4, 1987
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  1. Heart Turns To Stone
  2. Can't Wait
  3. Say You Will
  4. I Don't Want To Live Without You
  5. Counting Every Minute
  6. Inside Information
  7. The Beat Of My Heart
  8. Face To Face
  9. Out Of The Blue
  10. A Night To Remember

Unusual Heat

  • Release date: June 14, 1991
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  1. Only Heaven Knows
  2. Lowdown And Dirty
  3. I'll Fight For You
  4. Moment Of Truth
  5. Mountain Of Love
  6. Ready For The Rain
  7. When The Night Comes Down
  8. Safe In My Heart
  9. No Hiding Place
  10. Flesh Wound
  11. Unusual Heat

Mr. Moonlight

  • Release date: October 31, 1994
  • Label: Arista Records
  1. Under The Gun
  2. Rain
  3. Until The End Of Time
  4. White Lie
  5. Big Dog
  6. Real World
  7. All I Need To Know
  8. Hole In My Soul
  9. I Keep Hoping
  10. Running The Risk
  11. Hand On My Heart

Can't Slow Down

  • Release date: October 2, 2009
  • Label: Rhino Records

Disc 1 (CD) - The Album

  1. "Can't Slow Down" - 3:28
  2. "In Pieces" - 3:53
  3. "When It Comes to Love" - 3:54
  4. "Living In a Dream" - 3:43
  5. "I Can't Give Up" (Jones, Hansen, Frederiksen, McEwan) - 4:32
  6. "Ready" - 3:43
  7. "Give Me a Sign" - 3:52
  8. "I'll Be Home Tonight" - 4:14
  9. "Too Late" (Jones, Frederiksen, Lieber, Irwin) - 3:45
  10. "Lonely" (McEwan, Frederiksen) - 3:29
  11. "As Long As I Live" - 3:48
  12. "Angel Tonight" - 3:32
  13. "Fool For You Anyway" (Jones) - 4:04

Disc 2 (CD) - The Remixes

  1. "Feels Like the First Time"
  2. "Cold as Ice"
  3. "Hot Blooded"
  4. "Blue Morning, Blue Day"
  5. "Double Vision"
  6. "Dirty White Boy"
  7. "Head Games"
  8. "Juke Box Hero"
  9. "Urgent"
  10. "I Want to Know What Love Is"

Disc 3 (DVD) - Live And More

  1. "Double Vision"
  2. "Head Games"
  3. "That Was Yesterday"
  4. "Say You Will"
  5. "Starrider"
  6. "Feels Like the First Time"
  7. "Urgent"
  8. "Juke Box Hero"
  9. "I Want To Know What Love Is"
  10. "Hot Blooded"

Acoustique

  • Release date: October 4, 2011
  • Label: Ais Records

Feels Like The First Time track lists:
CD One: Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged

  1. Long, Long Way From Home
  2. Cold As Ice
  3. The Flame Still Burns
  4. Double Vision
  5. Fool For You Anyway
  6. Say You Will
  7. Starrider
  8. Waiting For A Girl Like You
  9. Feels Like The First Time
  10. Juke Box Hero
  11. That’s All Right (Bonus Track)

CD Two: Juke Box Heroes: Brand New Digital Recordings of Foreigner’s Greatest Hits

  1. Save Me (Bonus Track – New Song!)
  2. Feels Like The First Time
  3. Cold As Ice
  4. Long, Long Way From Home
  5. Hot Blooded
  6. Double Vision
  7. Head Games
  8. Dirty White Boy
  9. Urgent
  10. Waiting For A Girl Like You
  11. I Want To Know What Love Is
  12. Juke Box Hero

DVD: Live in Chicago

  1. Double Vision
  2. Head Games
  3. Cold As Ice
  4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
  5. When It Comes To Love
  6. Blue Morning, Blue Day
  7. Dirty White Boy
  8. Starrider
  9. Feels Like The First Time
  10. Urgent
  11. I Want To Know What Love Is
  12. Hot Blooded
  13. Juke Box Hero

Singles

Year Single Album
1977 "Feels Like the First Time" Foreigner
"Starrider"
"Cold as Ice"
"Long, Long Way from Home"
1978 "Hot Blooded" Double Vision
"Double Vision"
1979 "Blue Morning, Blue Day"
"Love Has Taken Its Toll"
"Dirty White Boy" Head Games
"Head Games"
"Love on the Telephone"
1980 "Women"
"I'll Get Even With You"
1981 "Urgent" 4
"Juke Box Hero"
"Waiting for a Girl Like You"
1982 "Night Life" (charted due to airplay)
"Break It Up"
"Luanne"
"Urgent" [re-release]
1984 "I Want to Know What Love Is" Agent Provocateur
1985 "That Was Yesterday"
"Tooth And Nail" (Airplay)
"Reaction to Action"
"Growing Up The Hard Way"
"Cold as Ice" [UK Remix] Non-album song
"Down on Love" Agent Provocateur
1987 "Say You Will" Inside Information
1988 "I Don't Want to Live Without You"
"Heart Turns to Stone"
"Can't Wait"
1991 "Lowdown and Dirty" Unusual Heat
"I'll Fight For You"
1992 "With Heaven on Our Side" The Very Best...And Beyond
1993 "Soul Doctor"
1994 "White Lie" Mr. Moonlight
1995 "Until the End of Time"
"Rain"
"All I Need To Know"
1996 "Under the Gun"
2008 "Too Late" No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner
"Urgent" [Download]
"Juke Box Hero" [Download]
2009 "When It Comes to Love" Can't Slow Down
2010 "Can't Slow Down"
"In Pieces"
2016 "The Flame Still Burns" Single

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