As their name implies, the New York-based Foreigner gathers members from both the U.S. and England, grounded by guitarist Mick Jones. They hit big in 1977 with their self-titled debut album, which spawned a pair of Top 10 singles, 'Feels Like the First Time' and 'Cold as Ice.' They racked up a handful of other hits over the next few years, with singer Lou Gramm at the mic. In 1981, they reached No. 2 (for a whopping 10 weeks!) with 'Waiting for a Girl Like You' from their only No. 1 album, '4.' In 1984 they scored their only No. 1 single, 'I Want to Know What Love Is.' After a couple more Top 10 hits, Gramm left in 1991, returned the following year and eventually left for good in 2003. Foreigner still perform today with a new singer.
Foreigner Singer Decries 'Very, Very Dangerous' Concert Trend
Kelly Hansen says fans throwing objects at performers don't realize that someone could get seriously hurt.
Why Foreigner's Kelly Hansen Has to 'Live Like a Monk'
"He'd like to have a life," says the singer's longtime bandmate.
Foreigner Kicks Off Farewell Tour: Set List and Interview
Bassist Jeff Pilson reveals what it felt like to start the band's final run.
Ian Anderson Is Glad Lou Gramm Can't Play the Flute
Jethro Tull leader calls Foreigner icon "the best tenor rock singer of all time."
Jeff Pilson Says Foreigner Doesn't Get Negative Feedback at Shows
Bassist responds to accusation that they're a cover band since no original members remain.
When Lou Gramm Tried to Sabotage Foreigner's Final Hit
Success of "I Don't Want to Live Without You" only made internal matters worse.
Jeff Pilson: Foreigner Could Go on Without Mick Jones but Won't
Bassist says impact of farewell tour hasn't hit bandleader yet.
Foreigner's Kelly Hansen Says 'Door Is Always Open' to Lou Gramm
Current singer would welcome the classic-era frontman to perform with the band.
Why Lou Gramm Refused Payment for Bryan Adams Backing Vocals
But rising Canadian star gave him credits on ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ album anyway, Foreigner vocalist recalled.
35 Years Ago: Why Foreigner Went Soft With 'Inside Information'
Album further drove a wedge between Mick Jones and Lou Gramm.