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Photos: Foreigner unplugs for acoustic set at 107.3 The Eagle in St. Petersburg



Hours before their headlining set on the opening night of the Florida Strawberry Festival, the Juke Box Heroes of Foreigner stopped by classic rock station 107.3 The Eagle in St. Petersburg for an intimate acoustic set for contest winners and radio partners.

The band may not exactly resemble its classic lineup, but founding guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones, vocalist Kelly Hansen and company still know how to rock some power chords and harmonies. The group played four of their biggest hits -- Double Vision, Feels Like The First Time, I Want To Know What Love Is and Hot Blooded -- and answered a few questions.

Jones talked briefly about being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside original vocalist Lou Gramm: "It's a big responsibility. Now I've gotta come up with a few more." And he said a memoir might be in the works: "I'm thinking of compiliing a book of my adventures in rock. It's daunting, and it could be embarrassing for a lot of people." Hopefully it'll include the story he alluded to about Lynyrd Skynyrd teaching him how to detach a hotel-room sink and throw it out your window.

Foreigner plays at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Tickets are $25. Click here for details.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:28pm]


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