Foreigner’s Mick Jones says he expects new songs written with the band’s co-founder and former vocalist Lou Gramm will be released next year.
Gramm and Jones haven’t written together in 20 years, but the pair performed together in June 2013 at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City, playing “I Want To Know What Love Is” and “Juke Box Hero.”
Now Jones has told Classic Rock magazine that the pair are considering a new collaboration. "Lou told me a few weeks ago he's discovered a few songs we were writing in the '80s, but never quite finished,” Jones said. “We might take time next year to bring a couple of those out of the vaults… It's a question of wading through them and finding a cassette machine to play them on.”
Jones said that if a reunion with Gramm took place, the band’s current lead singer Kelly Hansen would continue to be involved. “Kelly has dedicated everything to the band,” he said. “He's phenomenal. So anything I do will be sensitive to that. If Lou and I do something, it'll be inclusive. No way will he replace Kelly.”