Lou Gramm Takes Aim at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over Foreigner’s Exclusion
Lou Gramm is speaking out about the reason Foreigner isn’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he is pointing the finger at one person.
“It’s not anything to do with our music or the amount of hits or notoriety or anything like that,” Gramm shares in an interview with The Rock Shop With Ralph. “It’s a personal thing that we’re not in there. It’s a personal vendetta between the gentleman who owns Rolling Stone and Mick,” referring to Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones.
Although he didn’t name names, it is evident he is referring to Jann Wenner, who no longer owns the magazine.
It’s very juvenile, the whole thing, and I don’t think it’s gonna get any better. I think it’s gonna stay that way. I think we’re being made an example of,” he said.
Foreigner has been eligible since 2002, and Gramm believes that if the group is to be inducted it should be the “original Foreigner.”
The current lineup of Foreigner will be appearing at the PNC Bank Arts Center with Loverboy on Sept. 3. The Spartones, winner of the 1071 The Boss choir contest, will open the show.