Rumors, rumors and more rumors..... and now some reality!
Just this week bassist Rick Wills, who played with Foreigner from 1979-92, joined the band onstage in Spain to play the classic jam "Hot Blooded."
Foreigner's lone remaining original member, guitarist Mick Jones said "It was great to have Rick Wills join us last night in Marbella and it certainly brought back some special memories, other original members will be joining us during the upcoming U.S. tour. All the original guys are out there playing live shows and working on studio projects. A performance by the entire original band for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction next year would be a great way to cap off our 40th-anniversary celebrations."
So what does that mean exactly for Bo & Jim Bash VI on August 18th? Well at this point it's anyone's guess.
In a recent interview, original singer Lou Gramm (who last quit the band back in 2003) shed some light on how he and other original members will contribute to the current touring version’s tour. He said "Mick and I have talked about it at length. I think there’s a number of the original band members that still play their instruments, and I think that if I make an appearance, it will be with the rest of the band, the original band. And we’ll do half a dozen songs and then maybe do some things with his band. . . . I think it’s basically supposed to happen a few shows in the summer and a few in the fall. I think we’re talking about maybe six shows, seven shows total. And they’ll all be in the States, as far as I know."
Gramm went on to say, "the original members, (including) myself and Mick, of course, will perform 35, 40 minutes, maybe we’ll do seven or eight songs, and then that will end, and (Mick’s) current band will go on and finish the night. And I think for the encore, there might be some sort of a jam session with all the members on stage. . . We haven’t locked in a particular amount of shows, but we’re starting to zero in on a few shows that we know that we’d like to work this package together. And I know that the dates are gonna be places that we used to play back in the day and that were really big for us. So that’s about all I can say now. I’d love to tell you the names of the cities and stuff, but I was asked not to get too specific."
Hopefully, we'll know more as the Bash gets closer. Keep your fingers crossed. Oh, and if you STILL haven't locked down your Bash tickets you can get them here.