Dave Grohl, Jack Black, Slash, More Campaign on Behalf of Getting Foreigner into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Foreigner is getting some major star power pleading on the band’s behalf to get the group into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Producer Mark Ronson, the stepson of Foreigner’s Mick Jones, has recruited high profile rock and roll legends to participate in a for-your-consideration video on Instagram.

The clip features rock luminaries  Foo Fighters’ Dave GrohlJack BlackGuns N’ Roses’ SlashRed Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, all sharing their love of the ’70s rock band.

“Everything that made me want to be a record producer came from being in the studio watching Foreigner make records,” Ronson writes. “It’s also kind of crazy that this is the first time they’ve ever been on the ballot for the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame – after 20 years of eligibility.”

He adds, “Yes, Mick is my stepdad and I love him more than anything. But I’m also a MEGA fan just like Dave, Jack, Slash, Chad and Josh… Enjoy this video and VOTE BABY VOTE!”

“I’ve loved Foreigner since I got their debut record,” Grohl shares in the clip. “There’s one drum riff that I have used in more than a few songs.”

Referring to Foreigner’s #1 song, Homme adds, “You want to know what love is? Love is putting Foreigner in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.” 

The clip ends with Black singing a portion of “Feels Like the First Time” and joking, “Hey, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, open the door! Foreigner’s waiting outside. Let ’em in.”

Meanwhile, Mick Ronson took to social media to explain his absence during the live shows for Foreigner, citing his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

“Parkinson’s is a daily struggle,” he writes. “Several of my friends are also dealing with the disease. The important thing is to persevere with the loving support of my family, and remind myself of the wonderful career I’ve had in music.”

Fan voting is open until April 26, with inductees to be announced later that month. The ceremony, happening this fall in Cleveland, will stream live on Disney+, followed by a highlights special airing later on ABC.

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