Saw Foreigner last night!

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  1. Cuthbert

    Cuthbert Member

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    Not an original member on stage. The closest thing was Jeff Pilson (wasn't he in Dokken?) playing bass. Nobody seemed to care. The lines are getting blurry. I'm confused, did I see a a Foreigner tribute band or Foreigner last night? I know the bass drum said Foreigner and so did the banner hanging behind the band. There ought to be a law against that or something. Too bad because every single song they played was a big hit and they never even played "Blue Monday" or "Double Vision". I bet you Mick Jones got paid for the show last night even though he was nowhere near the venue.
     
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    I saw the same line up last year. What a blast! Great show.
     
  3. Bankston

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    Sucks that Mick couldn't make the show.

    Jeff Pilson is one of my all-time favorite musicians. He started his career with Dokken but he's also played with Dio and a bunch of other projects, including a supporting role in the movie Rock Star.

    Lead singer Kelly Hanson was in an 80's band called Hurricane.

    Who was on drums? Was it Tichy or Bonham or someone else?
     
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    what's going on with Mick??
     
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    Yeah... I kinda see it as a tribute band too. Not one original member??? Seems to me, the price should be reduced somewhat. Still, I'd like to see them anyway.
     
  7. Cuthbert

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    Yes the band was super professional, singer was good too.
     
  8. DustyRhodesJr

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    I think Mick has illness and misses shows now and then.

    Although I didnt go, they played here a few months ago and Mick
    was on stage.
     
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    I'll go let my dad know that fake Foreigner is touring. He won't know the difference but it will remind him of a time 30 years ago.
     
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    Foreigner was great. You didn't see Foreigner.

    You saw some very talented guys, who previously played Foreigner songs in a band with original Foreigner members and now have the rights to use the Foreigner name and continue playing Foreigner songs.

    I'm not knocking the band's performance and I'm sure they sounded great. I'd go see them! But it's not Foreigner and I think it's crappy for them to make that claim.
     
  11. filtersweep

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    I love it- it is truly post-modern.
     
  12. Heinz57Pep

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    They do it with Mick's blessing. He's still involved, he just doesn't do all the gigs.

    Only the Bleating TGP Cognoscenti cares about the band members. Everyone else simply wants to hear those songs.

    Isn't "it's all about the songs, man" a mantra around here?
     
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    There is no mantra here that is not met with a vehement opposition.

    Just for the pure spite of it. No other reason.

    Ugly human nature.
     
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    If I want to hear those songs I'll play the CDs or the mp3 copies as I'll never pay $$$ to listen to 'fake Foreigner'.
     
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    You are in the minority. The Mick Jones-approved entity that currently performs live does so for the majority.
     
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    Yes, it is about the songs and I'm sure the band that played them and called themselves "Foreigner" sounded great. I'm glad Mick supports the project.

    The fact is, they are not "Foreigner". If I pay to see "Foreigner", then that's who I expect to see. It's about right and wrong. They should just call themselves what they are... a Foreigner Tribute Band.
     
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    According to a former drummer that I work with, it's not Mick approved or that he supports what they are doing, it's Mick's band. He isn't well and doesn't make all the shows but it's always his band.
     
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    There are some of us that would argue that a version of Foreigner (legally legit or not) that does not have at least have Lou Gramm and Mick Jones are not worth seeing. I am ok with being in that minority.
     
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    Maybe they should call themselves 'Foreigners'? :)
     
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    These guys don't just perform the songs live. They released a CD a few years back with most of the current lineup, including Mick, of course.
     

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