Former FOREIGNER Singer LOU GRAMM Details Near-Death Illness And Crazy Rock N' Roll Life In New Book

April 25, 2013, 2 years ago

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Former FOREIGNER vocalist Lou Gramm talks to Artisan News about his battle with a life-threatening tumor and living with the fall-out from surgery as detailed his book Juke Box Hero, which also takes a look at his crazy life as one of rock and roll's best singers of the '70s and '80s. Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll will be released on May 1st by Triumph Books.
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.”

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