By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
If we’ve learned one thing about Rock and Roll bands, it’s that feuds can last a lifetime. When Guns N’ Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, all of the band members put differences aside to accept the award. All except frontman Axl Rose that is, who refused to be in attendance.
Now, with a Songwriters Hall of Fame induction pending, guitarist Mick Jones and singer Lou Gramm of Foreigner are not going to let the same happen to them. After a decade of feuding, the songwriting duo has announced that they will not only reunite, but perform together at the June 13 ceremony in New York City.
In a recent interview with Artisan News, Gramm discussed reaching out to Jones:
“It wasn't so difficult, considering we were both being honored as a songwriting team. I didn't have any trepidations about it,” Gramm told Aristan News. “I called him and congratulated him, and then he congratulated me. And we both knew that they were expecting us to perform a couple of songs and we got right down to talking about it. And I think there's probably gonna be a couple of rehearsals with the house band, too — maybe the day before the awards — and whatever happens, it's gonna be a lot of fun."
Regarding the induction, Gramm said, “It feels fantastic. I was just stunned [when I found out about it]. I read up on the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and boy, are we in some good company.”
Indeed they are! Other inductees for the 2013 ceremony include Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Holly Knight, Tony Hatch and JD Souther.
We’re glad to see two Rock icons that are able to put their fighting to rest and celebrate their accomplishments together. Congratulations to Lou Gramm, Mick Jones and the rest of this year’s inductees.
Watch Lou Gramm’s entire interview with Artisan News below, and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section!