FOREIGNER - Rumours Of Reunion Tour With Vocalist Lou Gramm Crushed
May 2, 2013, 2 years ago
According to a press release, although both vocalist Lou Gramm and guitarist Mick Jones will be on hand next for next month’s (Thursday, June 13) Songwriters Hall Of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in New York City, there are no plans for the two to head out on a FOREIGNER reunion tour. Despite recent media reports that a reunion is being planned, at present time there are no dialogues about any dates even though both continue to tour.
The next month will also see Gramm focusing on the release of his autobiography Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades In Rock N' Roll, which was released on May 1st. In the book, Gramm details his rise from humble, working-class roots in Rochester, NY to become one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most distinctive and popular voices. Throughout the book, the accomplished musician, lead singer and songwriter of the iconic band Foreigner recounts his extraordinary life in a compelling and candid behind-the-scenes memoir.
The 240-page hardcover is described as follows:
Lou Gramm rose from humble, working-class roots in Rochester, New York, to become one of rock’s most popular and distinctive voices in the 1970s and ’80s, singing and cowriting more than a dozen hits with the band Foreigner. Songs such as 'Cold As Ice', 'I Want to Know What Love Is', 'Waiting for a Girl Like You', 'Double Vision', 'Urgent' and 'Midnight Blue' are among 20 Gramm songs that achieved Top 40 status on the Billboard charts and became rock classics still played often, nearly three decades after they first hit the airwaves and the record store shelves. Juke Box Hero: The My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll chronicles, with remarkable candor, the ups and downs of this popular rocker’s amazing life—a life which saw him achieve worldwide fame and fortune, then succumb to its trappings before summoning the courage and faith to overcome his drug addiction and a life-threatening brain tumor. Gramm takes the reader behind the scenes—into the recording studio, back stage, on the bus trips and beyond—to give an insider’s look into the life of the man Rolling Stone magazine referred to as “the Pavarotti of rock.”