Foreigner Reveal New (Old?) Single and Video

Foreigner Reveal New (Old?) Single and Video


FOREIGNER turns the big 4-0 next year. The band, who were one of the world's biggest rock acts of the late 70s and 80s with 10 multi-platinum albums and 75 million record sales, has revealed some exciting plans for their fans during the remainder of 2016.

Although former singer Lou Gramm had said in a 2015 interview that he'd like for the surviving original members to get back together for some special shows, it doesn't look like that has come to fruition.

“I think it would be terrific,” said Gramm. “It wouldn’t have to be any kind of commitment or anything. Just to honor that anniversary and do something.”

But Foreigner - the current line-up of Mick Jones (lead guitar and the group's lone remaining founding member), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) - had other plans, sorry Lou.

Foreigner have released a brand new recording of "The Flame Still Burns", a song Mick Jones wrote for the 1998 film Still Crazy (a comedy film about a fictional 1970s rock band named "Strange Fruit").

Jones' was initially asked by the film's director to "help out with a couple of songs", but "The Flame Still Burns", turned out to be the theme song and end title of the movie, which starred Jimmy Nail and Bill Nighy. Mick won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award in 1999 for the song. However, this electric version has never been officially recorded by Foreigner until now.

You can watch the band's brand new official music video for The Flame Still Burns below, and pick up the single here.


- RB

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