In 2007, Foreigner electrified audiences with an acclaimed world tour celebrating the multiplatinum success of the group's first 30 years. But while the band was honoring its past achievements onstage, it was plotting Foreigner's first album in more than 15 years, CAN'T SLOW DOWN.
Mick Jones, the band's founder and legendary songwriter/guitarist, produced the new album with Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith and Buckcherry). Out this fall, it is the first full-length album to feature Foreigner's revamped lineup: Jones, singer Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson, guitarist Tom Gimbel, keyboardist Michael Bluestein, and drummer Brian Tichy.
CAN'T SLOW DOWN is about fresh starts, Jones says. "For the band, it was a chance to step out from the shadow of the past and establish its own identity. Personally, the album helped me reclaim my confidence as an artist and rediscover the fun of making music again."