Posted: 1:48 pm Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
By Pete Rizzo
Foreigner is adding an interesting wrinkle to their 40th anniversary celebration with a new musical that I say comes to Broadway in only a matter of time. The show is called, fittingly, “Juke Box Hero” and premieres in Canada.
All due respect to Kelly Hansen, but good luck poaching a stage actor that can pack in the intensity that Lou Gramm does in the title track of the musical, which I still say is one of his greatest vocal performances.
I say this tune is a no brainer to become Broadway-ized.
I sure hope this one makes the cut as well.
How about you? What Foreigner classics would you like to see get the Broadway treatment?
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.