Lou Gramm Shares The One Thing He Doesn’t Like About Foreigner Hit “I Want to Know What Love Is”

Lou Gramm performs at the Paradise Artists Party during day 3 of the IEBA 2016 Conference on October 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee
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Foreigner‘s only number-one hit song is “I Want to Know What Love Is” and former singer Lou Gramm isn’t sure how he feels about it. In fact, while he admitted that he does love the song and is thankful it got so big, he sometimes wishes “Juke Box Hero” could have been their biggest song. He said that he felt like the ballad “pigeon-holed us into something” that the band never really wanted to be.

Gramm opened up about the song and the band’s upcoming induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He shared about the induction ceremony, “And I heard there’s going to be a segment of the induction where people like Pete Frampton and a number of other people will say why they think we should have been in, and how glad they are that we are. That’ll leave us with about six minutes left, so I heard we’re going to play one song.”

Foreigner may only be able to perform “I Want to Know What Love Is” and he said that he isn’t happy about that. The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 19, and will stream later on Disney+. In addition, a special will air on ABC and Hulu at a later date. We are now curious to see what song they end up performing on their special night!

Promotional studio portrait of American rock group Foreigner, 1977. (L-R): Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald, Al Greenwood, Mick Jones, Dennis Ellio

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame noted, “Four out of the eight inductees in the Performer category were on the ballot for the first time, including Cher, Foreigner, Kool & the Gang and Peter Frampton.”

Congrats to Forgeiner and the rest of the new upcoming inductees! We can’t wait for the ceremony.

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