Mick Jones says that "it woud be nice" for FOREIGNER to finally get inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but insists that it's not anything that affects his life.
Artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. Criteria for inclusion includes "the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."
Eligible since 2002, FOREIGNER has had a huge number of rock hits, including "Cold As Ice", "Double Vision", "Hot Blooded", "I Want To Know What Love Is", "Juke Box Hero" and "Urgent", and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, with no wins.
Asked by Tigman of the Q103 radio station in Albany if it means anything to him to get inducted into the Rock Hall, Jones responded (hear audio below): "Well, let's say it's not something I wrestle with or something that affects my life. Of course, it would be nice, but sometimes you wonder if it's a political thing more than a musical [thing] or [anything to do with] achievement. Because as far as achievements, we've certainly achieved a tremendous amount with the band. And we'll see. I guess someday. Who knows?"
FOREIGNER has just announced the 2018 29-city summer "Juke Box Heroes Tour", produced by Live Nation. Support on the trek will come from WHITESNAKE and JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING.
Original FOREIGNER members Lou Gramm (vocals), Dennis Elliott (drums), Al Greenwood (keyboards), Ian McDonald (multi-instrumentalist) and FOREIGNER's second bassist, Rick Wills, rejoined Jones on stage on October 6 and October 7 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Michigan. This special event was recorded for a forthcoming 2018 TV special, DVD and accompanying album release. Jones is the sole remaining founding member in FOREIGNER's current lineup.