Mick Jones Reflects On 40 Years With Foreigner(with Lou Too)!!


Mick Jones remains the last man standing as ‘70s rockers Foreigner’s 40th anniversary tour hits Canada this week for three remaining dates including a Thursday night (March 22) stop at Toronto’s Sony Centre.  But the 73-year-old guitarist, who retreated from the spotlight himself a few years ago due to a nervous breakdown brought on by bad prescriptions following heart surgery, is OK with that status – particularly given the success of recent reunion gigs.  “I am but recently we’ve been doing shows with the new band and the old band including (original singer) Lou Gramm,” said Jones.  “We’ve been trying to plan something that we could celebrate the 40th anniversary around and that’s what we came up with and I have to say it was a really good idea because the personalities in both bands are really getting on great together. Lou and I made large strides in that direction too and everybody’s as happy as people can be. It’s really great because Lou and I, we always had a difference of opinion – it got a bit bad in the 2000’s – and I’m glad to say (the relationship) is back and it’s functioning again. Everybody’s that must older and that much wiser. Even Kelly Hansen, our present singer, and Lou Gramm, really hit it off well, which I was a little curious about in the beginninMick Jones remains the last man standing as ‘70s rockers Foreigner’s 40th anniversary tour hits Canada this week for three remaining dates including a Thursday night (March 22) stop at Toronto’s Sony Centre.  But the 73-year-old guitarist, who retreated from the spotlight himself a few years ago due to a nervous breakdown brought on by bad prescriptions following heart surgery, is OK with that status – particularly given the success of recent reunion gigs.  “I am but recently we’ve been doing shows with the new band and the old band including (original singer) Lou Gramm,” said Jones.  “We’ve been trying to plan something that we could celebrate the 40th anniversary around and that’s what we came up with and I have to say it was a really good idea because the personalities in both bands are really getting on great together. Lou and I made large strides in that direction too and everybody’s as happy as people can be. It’s really great because Lou and I, we always had a difference of opinion – it got a bit bad in the 2000’s – and I’m glad to say (the relationship) is back and it’s functioning again. Everybody’s that must older and that much wiser. Even Kelly Hansen, our present singer, and Lou Gramm, really hit it off well, which I was a little curious about in the beginning but it’s turned into a lovefest almost. It’s really cool.”g but it’s turned into a lovefest almost. It’s really cool.”

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