Lou Gramm Can’t Get A Copy Of His Own Songs

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Lou Gramm, the former singer of Foreigner, recently claimed that he can’t get a copy of his recorded materials with his ex-bandmate Mick Jones.

In an interview with radio station WBAB, Gramm said about the songs:

“Those are some really very, very good ideas.
“Mick and I were really on the same level at that point, same page. And our writing relationship was locked in. And I think those song ideas are some of the best things we’ve ever written together.”

Gramm noted that there are “eight or nine songs,” that he and Jones worked on together and added:

“They just need a little polishing up. And I think they’re just about ready [for release].”

Talking about having his own copies of the tracks, the singer said that he used to have it but handed it over to Foreigner’s team and has never seen it again. He further explained:

“I spoke to Foreinger’s manager, and he mentioned to me that Mick couldn’t find his copy of the song ideas.
“So I told him I had two and I sent him one of mine. Well, the other one that I thought was my copy was something completely different. So now Mick has the copy of the songs, and I don’t. And I asked the manager if he could make me a copy, and he said, ‘We’ll see.’ So it’s done a complete turnaround where I gave Mick my copy and now I don’t have a copy of the songs. And they’re obviously not willing to give me one. I had the only copy and I was willing and did send Mick a copy. Now I can’t get a copy when I need one.”

Gramm then stated:

“It doesn’t have to be like that after all these years of working together. And if those songs are ever gonna see the light of day with me involved, I ought to have a copy, don’t you think?”

The former vocalist departed from the band in 2002 but has made occasional guest appearances with Foreigner in some shows. In the past, Gramm has publicly also claimed that Jones kept complete ownership of the classic hit “I Want to Know What Love Is” out of “greed” and insisted that he was instrumental in the song’s creation.

Gramm continued about the unreleased materials:

“I’d be surprised if they ever saw the light of day.
“And I’m hoping they don’t see the light of day with someone else singing them, which is always a possibility.”

Meanwhile, Foreigner’s farewell tour is scheduled to run through 2024.

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