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Another interview with an '80s legend ...




It's a podcast 30 years in the making. Finally, we confront the man who made Sean Daly and myself what we are today. Prepare yourselves for our epic interview with the great Lou Grant.

The questions are obvious. What was Mary Tyler Moore really like? Did the Los Angeles Tribune ever get a website? And how come you never fired that hippie photographer? 

Wait. Stop the presses. I'm being told now that our Stuck in the '80s interview was actually with Lou GRAMM. Oh, that makes a lot more sense. After all, the former Foreigner frontman and solo artist extraordinaire is coming to Tampa Bay this weekend to play an intimate show at The Club in Treasure Island.

Lou was easily one of the top interviews we did in 2010, here are some highlights.

ON HOW THE HIT SONGS WERE WRITTEN: "That 'sky opening up' thing? If you get once in your career, you better be really thankful. But it was more trying to put the round peg in the square hole. [Songwriting] is a real push-and-shove, give-and-take thing."

HOW NEW WAVE AFFECTED FOREIGNER'S SOUND: "While the synth would occasionally play more of a part than it had in the past, I think we were more determined to fly the rock banner as high as we could, and so we didn’t change into something that we weren’t."

ON A POSSIBLE REUNION WITH MICK JONES AND FOREIGNER: "We had a meeting in New York about six months ago, and I talked to him about a reunion/farewell concert, which I think would be a great way to go out. Maybe get a couple more of the original members, if they’re still playing. Play a dozen and a half cities in the states and the same in Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. We’d call it Foreign Farewell."

What was Mick's response? You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out. Click here to download the show (free as always!) or click here to get all our shows for free via iTunes. In the meantime, enjoy this classic tune from his late '80s solo days.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:18am]


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