Wed May 29th, 2002
Wed May 26th, 1999
Mon October 26th, 1992
Mon July 15th, 1991
Mon January 18th, 1988
Mon April 8th, 1985
Mon November 29th, 1982
Mon October 5th, 1981
Complete Greatest Hits (2002)
Jukebox Heroes: The Foreigner Anthology (2000)
Mr. Moonlight (1995)
Classic Hits Live (1993)
The Very Best... And Beyond (1992)
Inside Information (1987)
Thom Gimbel, sax/ guitar
Mark Schulman, drums
Mick Jones (1976-Present), guitar / piano / background vocals
Lou Gramm (1976-Present), lead vocals / background vocals
Bruce Turgon (1993-Present), bass
Jeff Jacobs (1994-Present), piano / organ / keyboards / vocals
Whether the dream gal who inspired Foreigner's 1981 hit single "Waiting For a Girl Like You" blinded Lou Gramm and Mick Jones with science or not remains a mystery, but one thing is certain -- British new wave studio whiz kid Thomas Dolby contributed keyboards to the track.
Despite its huge commercial success, Foreigner never managed to win over critics, who decried the group’s formulaic hits and arrangements. Not that it mattered much to the musicians. For a decade and a half after it formed in 1976, Foreigner enjoyed a steady stream of platinum sales and Top 20 hits, many of which are still rock radio standards, including “Cold As Ice,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Double Vision,” “Urgent” and “Waiting For a Girl Like You.”

Foreigner began as a collaboration between former King Crimson multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald and ubiquitous session guitarist Mick Jones. The duo rounded out the line-up with vocalist Lou Gramm, keyboardist Al Greenwood, bassist Ed Gagliardi and drummer Dennis Elliott. After a string of five successful albums, starting with its self-titled 1977 debut, Foreigner went on hiatus in the mid ’80s following the release of Agent Provocateur. Its next effort, Inside Information was released in 1987 and would prove to be the end of the line for the original line-up of the band, which only recorded one more album (1991’s Unusual Heat) before breaking up.

In 1993 a revamped version of Foreigner reunited: Gramm and Jones plus a wholly new lineup. The reformed group recorded a largely unplugged collection of songs titled Mr. Moonlight. Thanks to the perennial popularity of Foreigner’s classic hits and a compelling live show, the band remains a solid concert draw.
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