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Foreigner with Kelly Hansen (2005-present)
Foreigner had a lot more hits than people realize. In a relatively short period the band landed on the charts with "Feels Like the First Time," "Cold as Ice," "Double Vision, "Juke Box Hero," "Waiting For a Girl Like You," "Urgent" and "I Want to Know What Love Is." They aren't the best looking guys and they didn't fare well in the MTV world, but they still had enough famous songs to tour until the end of time. The only problem was that guitarist Mick Jones and singer Lou Gramm didn't get along very well. Gramm left in the late Eighties, but the group's new singer, Johnny Edwards, didn't connect with fans. Gramm came back in 1992, but five years later he had a brain tumor removed. Believe it or not, one of his symptoms was double vision.
Gramm was never the same after he recovered from the surgery. He gained a lot of weight and his voice just wasn't there anymore. He left in 2003, and Mick Jones brought in Kelly Hansen. He doesn't sound much like Gramm, but he has a very strong voice and a nice stage presence. Mick Jones is the only original member still in the band, but thankfully for him most rock fans don't recognize the name Lou Gramm. They were always a faceless band, and the crowds are more than happy to hear Hansen sing the old hits.