Tonight, two vocal titans of two generations will team up for a new rendition of one of rock’s most legendary ballads for ABC’s summer program, “Greatest Hits.”
On Thursday, July 14 FOREIGNER—lead guitarist Mick Jones, lead singer Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson, multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel, guitarist Bruce Watson, Michael Bluestein on keyboards, and Chris Frazier on drums—joined musical forces with NATE RUESS (fun. lead singer) to perform their legendary worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Now as an added bonus, a re-recorded version of the song with both FOREIGNER and NATE RUESS is available for download smarturl.it/IWTKWLI.IT and streaming smarturl.it/IWTKWLI.SP.
“It was so exciting for us to collaborate with NATE, who I believe has one of the best voices in today’s music scene,” explains FOREIGNER founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “He blended so beautifully with Kelly Hansen, and I think fans of both FOREIGNER and NATE are going really love the new version of this song that’s already loved by so many fans around the world.”
Originally released in 1984, “I Want To Know What Love Is” quickly became a #1 single in both the U.S. and the U.K., and to this day remains one of the 25 most performed songs in ASCAP’s catalog. It has been recorded by a diverse group of popular artists including Julio Iglesias, Shirley Bassey, Clay Aiken and Mariah Carey, and has been featured in the “Rock of Ages” movie and accompanying soundtrack album. It was also the 2015 season finale end title of “Orange Is The New Black.” With a message that resonates worldwide, the song has been translated into 14 languages and reinterpreted into many diverse genres.
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