Oh, those dirty white boys: Foreigner strikes deal with Wal-Mart
One of our favorite jukebox heroes of the '80s, Foreigner now has followed the lead of Journey and AC/DC and cut an exclusive marketing deal with Wal-Mart.
Foreigner announced this week that is is releasing a three-disc set of new and classic material on Sept. 29. Titled Can't Slow Down, it will include a CD of new tune, a disc of remixed older tunes and a live DVD. Total price: $12.
The three-disc set and price is nearly identical to Journey's Revelation deal with Wal-Mart, which helped fuel sales big time for the band.
"As we've been off the album scene for some time, we need a lot of support to get the word out," Foreigner's Mick Jones told the Associated Press. "Although we've played a tremendous amount of shows, a lot of the public doesn't realize that we're back."