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Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero” Inspired By Fan [VIDEO]

Mick Jones-Foreigner

After a successful 2011 summer tour with Journey and Night Ranger, Foreigner is back on the road for 2012 having just added a July 26th date in Altoona, Iowa.The band is touring in support of their latest effort, a three disc CD/DVD set titled Feels Like The First Time. One disc is acoustic versions of the classic hits, including a cover of “That’s All Right” by Elvis.

Mick Jones co-founder of the band recently shed some light on one of the bands biggest hits, “Juke Box Hero.”

“Juke Box Hero” was actually inspired by a fan who stuck around after soundcheck and was spotted by him when the band came back to the venue hours later. Jones recalls how he gave the lucky fan a night to remember: “We went to the soundcheck and it was pouring with rain and there was one sort of sad, lonely fan left, and he was standing there drenched. And I kind of took pity on him and invited him in and really gave him, like, backstage experience. We had them put him on the side of the stage, and I looked at the kid and I could see his mind whirling. I was just trying to imagine what was going through his head that’s how it gave me the nucleus of the song.”

  • The full tracklisting to Foreigner’s Feels Like The First Time is:
    • Disc One: Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged: “Long, Long Way From Home,” “Cold As Ice,” “The Flame Still Burns,” “Double Vision,” “Fool For You Anyway,” “Say You Will,” “Starrider,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Juke Box Hero,” and “That’s All Right.”
    • Disc Two: Juke Box Heroes: “Save Me,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Urgent,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and “Juke Box Hero.”
    • Disc Three – DVD: Live In Chicago: “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” “Cold As Ice,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “When It Comes To Love,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Starrider,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Juke Box Hero.”

Mick Jones, Lou Gramm & Foreigner Juke Box Hero:

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