Former Foreigner singer Lou Gramm has thrilled fans by confirming he is reuniting with ex-bandmate Mick Jones. Gramm and Jones are finally putting a decade-long feud behind them to re-team in the recording studio later this year (14).
Speaking with New York radio station The Brew, Gramm revealed, "Sometime in September, Mick and I are gonna get together and write some music. I'm excited about it and very much looking forward to it.
"I'm actually helping him with a couple of songs on a solo album that he's gonna be releasing, and he's gonna help me with a couple of songs on an album that I’ll be releasing next year."
Gramm, who co-founded Foreigner with Jones in 1976, left the band in 2003 due to "miscommunication" between the pair and relations have been strained ever since.
They came together last summer (13) to perform their hits during induction ceremonies for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, but Gramm insisted that there was "no plans for the two to head out on a reunion tour".
Rock bands Styx and Foreigner are planning to make large donations to the Philadelphia Fire Department after emergency crews were called in to battle a blaze on their tour buses. The coaches of both veteran acts went up in flames in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania parking lot on Wednesday (02Jul14) and firefighters rushed to tackle the incident.
A representative for Styx has now told editors at TMZ.com that both bands will donate the money made from CD sales at their show in New Jersey on Thursday (03Jul14) to the Philadelphia Fire Department's Local #22 Widow Fund.
No one was hurt in the incident. The cause of the inferno is being investigated.
Two tour buses transporting rockers Foreigner and Styx's crew have gone up in flames in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The two crew vehicles, which were not occupied at the time of the incident, caught fire on Wednesday afternoon (02Jul14) while parked in a car lot.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by local authorities, reports TMZ.com. No injuries have been reported.
The two bands are set to hit the stage together in Camden, New Jersey on Thursday (03Jul14).
Drummer Kenney Jones rejoined The Who for a charity gig in Surrey, England on Saturday night (14Jun14). Jones performed I Can't Explain, Substitute, 5:15, Pinball Wizard and The Kids Are Alright with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey at the Rock 'n' Horsepower concert to benefit Prostate Cancer U.K.
The drummer, who replaced Keith Moon in The Who in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year (13).
Jeff Beck, Mike Rutherford, John Parr, former Foreigner bassist Rick Wills and ex-Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall also made appearances at the all-star gig.
Rock legends Sammy Hagar and Mick Jones have confirmed reports suggesting the two old pals have reunited in the studio to work on a series of new songs. Chickenfoot frontman Hagar, who famously worked with Foreigner founder Jones on Van Halen's 1986 album 5150, has posted a photo of the two rockers dining at his Mill Valley, California restaurant El Paseo on Facebook.com.
The accompanying caption reads: "Mick Jones and myself enjoying a great dinner at El Paseo Restaurant after writing for two days together at my studio. What a blast - old friends getting together and writing some new songs."
"I never pictured myself feeling so at home in a city that is not London. It's nice to arrive here and not feel like a foreigner." Actor Daniel Radcliffe likes spending time in New York City, where he's currently starring on Broadway in the play The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Good morning, friends of Uncle Sam! Say, do you want to be like Captain America? Young Steve Rogers was nothing but a scrawny Brooklyn do-nothing, but then our brightest scientific minds injected the kid with an experimental drug called the Super Soldier Serum. Miraculously, the cocktail of mercury, sulfur, and other useful chemicals turned little Steve into a gilded symbol of American might and vigor: Captain America. Boy! Look at those muscles. He’s like a steak- and corn-fed American Adonis.
Even though you tiny patriots at home might not have pure 1940s scientific knowhow coursing though your veins, you have something even more important flowing through your ventricles. America! And blind nationalistic pride can shield you from any foreigner’s bullet. Even if you’re a scrawny bookworm, or a plain no-talent dame without any suitors, you can be just like Cap with a little bit of effort! Just take a look at the daily life of Captain America. Live like him, and you can be our next super human weapon against the ever-present communist threat.
5:00 AM: Every day, Steve Rogers wakes up at the crack of dawn.
6:00 AM: Rogers then runs a light half-marathon before breakfast.
8:00 AM: But wait! Rogers learns that the dastardly villain Crossbones has just robbed a bank. Go get him, Cap! Give him a good socking!
9:00 AM: After handing over Crossbones to the local authorities, Cap eats some breakfast. It’s a heaping plate of steak and eggs for this hardworking superhero.
10:00 AM: After basically eating an entire cow, Rogers continues his morning workout. Tractors aren’t going to lift themselves you know.
12:00 PM: Next, it’s time for Rogers to head into work. Steve dons the stars and stripes and instantly becomes Captain America, the upholder of truth, justice, and the American way (Superman doesn't exist in the Marvel reality, so that's not trademarked yet!). Captain America heads to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. It’s here that Cap works with S.H.I.E.L.D. to look into your email and phone records in order to learn every aspect of your lives. For your safety, of course!
2:00 PM: Out on his lunchtime jog, Captain America saves a kitty from a tree for a little girl. Don’t worry, little Sally, the Captain cares for every American, no matter how fuzzy.
3:00 PM: In the S.H.I.E.L.D. break room, Falcon tries to explain to Cap the difference between Blu-ray and DVD. Captain America settles for old Howdy Doody reruns instead. Simplicity is the American way!
4:00 PM: Oh no! the cosmic menace Galactus is attacking New York City. It looks like It’s time for the Avengers to ASSEMBLE.
7:00 PM: After a fierce battle, It looks like Galactus has changed his sights from New York to London. Cap will let Lieutenant Britain and the other U.K. superheroes (Aluminium Man, Pheasant-Eye, The Lummox) handle this one.
7:15 PM: London has been completely destroyed... but America is still standing as tall as ever.
8:00 PM: Whew! after a long battle, Captain America has led the Avengers to victory. Good going, fellows! ... and Black Widow, I guess.
9:00 PM: Back in his Brooklyn apartment, Captain America takes off Old Glory and becomes the mild mannered Steve Rogers once again. He heads to bed early to rest up after a long day of gallant superheroics. Get some shut-eye, Cap, you deserve it.
Singer/songwriter James Taylor is set to hit the high seas for a gig in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in August (14). The You've Got a Friend star will perform two shows onboard the Queen Mary 2 during a Cunard Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton, England.
The five-time Grammy Award winner will also participate in an autograph signing session for fans.
Taylor becomes the latest of many stars set for ocean gigs this year (14) - Jennifer Hudson, Olivia Newton-John and LeAnn Rimes have already signed up for the new concert cruise initiative launched by Carnival Cruise Lines bosses.
The new music series will offer fans floating gigs from Florida to Mexico and the Bahamas.
Joining the women at sea are Lady Antebellum, Daughtry, Martina McBride, Chicago, Jewel, Trace Adkins, Foreigner, Gavin DeGraw, Kansas, REO Speedwagon and STYX.
Rock legends Styx, Foreigner and former Eagles star Don Felder are teaming up for a U.S. tour. The trio of acts will hit the road for The Soundtrack of Summer trek, which kicks off in Oklahoma in May (14).
Styx guitarist James Young tells Billboard.com, "I look at it like we're a bunch of old heavyweight fighters getting together. It's very exciting to be out there together, 30 years after we all had number one albums and everything. And having (Felder), who was an obvious contributor to the writing side of the Eagles and does lots of Eagles songs in his show, that will make a nice complement.
"It has the potential to be the most successful of anything we've ever done with us in a co-headline position like this."
Styx previously toured with REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent in 2012.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Olivia Newton-John and Leann Rimes are set to hit the high notes on the high seas as part of a new concert cruise initiative. Carnival Cruise Lines bosses have announced plans for a new music series, which will offer fans floating gigs from Florida to Mexico and the Bahamas.
Hudson, who performed at the launch party on Wednesday (22Jan14), Lady Antebellum, Daughtry, Martina McBride, Chicago and Jewel are among the acts confirmed for 2014 performances at sea.
In total, Carnival bosses have booked 49 performance dates for the 2014 concert series.
The Dreamgirls star, who was performing on a cruise ship when she learned she had won a spot on American Idol, says, "I'm excited to be part of this unique concert series that will allow me to interact with my fans in such an intimate and memorable setting."
And it appears Trace Adkins hasn't worn out his welcome with the cruise line executives, despite a recent drunken altercation with an impersonator onboard a Country Cruising ship earlier this month (Jan14). The country star, who is currently in rehab following the alleged fight, is also onboard for the Carnival LIVE Concert Series.
Other acts of the bill include Foreigner, Gavin DeGraw, Kansas, REO Speedwagon and STYX.