Foreigner's Mick Jones Says New Songs On The Way
Besides the band's hits as well as some deeper album cuts and live versions, the double-disc set released last week includes one new track, "Too Late."
Jones, a founding member of the group, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that a "fuller" new album will be out next year.
"We haven't had the time because of the tour to concentrate on a whole album but we wanted something out that denotes the fact that the band is alive and taking this seriously."
Foreigner had a run of hit singles and albums from the late 1970s through the '80s with Lou Gramm on vocals. They included "Cold as Ice," ''Urgent" and "Waiting for a Girl Like You."
A reconfigured lineup featuring Kelly Hansen at the mike has been touring the past few years and is currently co-headlining shows with Bryan Adams. The tour stops Thursday.
"I kind of wanted to almost reconstruct the foundation of the band. I wasn't happy with the way the band drifted into obscurity toward the end of the '90s," the 63-year-old Jones said. "So this is a chance to re-establish ourselves and regain some prestige and respect."
By JOHN GEROME
Associated Press Writer
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