Foreigner burst onto the scene in 1977 and immediately impacted the rock world. Bassist Rick Wills joined the group in 1979 for the "Head Games" album and has been with them on and off ever since. Still touring with Foreigner, I sit down with Rick for 15 minutes to discuss his origins with David Gilmour and Peter Frampton, right up to how he got together with Foreigner (after trying to cash a big check in a bank in New York City and they refused to let him), and what it's like to tour nowadays.
We also cover why it pays to hang out in pubs, and I share the big thing I missed on their controversial "Head Games" album cover. It's good pre-concert listening!
Foreigner plays the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on Wednesday, March 11th and The Sylvee in Madison Saturday, March 15th, which is part of our sister station 101.5 IBA-FM's 50th Anniversary Party. Get your tickets - but listen to this first!