ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON: Foreigner’s Mick Jones & UB40’s Ali Campbell
Listen to FOREIGNER’s Mick Jones and UB40’s Ali Campbell on this episode of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon on Westwood One. Co-hosting is Alan Niven, plus we divulge the mystery track give it another spin and have a bonus interview at the end of the show!
In Mitch’s first interview, Foreigner’s Mick Jones talks about the upcoming tour with Whitesnake & Jason Bonham, the importance of reuniting with Lou Gramm and the other past members, making new music with Foreigner/Lou Gramm, Mutt Lange, past albums, his 1989 solo album, working with Johnny Hallyday and writing in French, session guys Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones, Spooky Tooth, and more.
In the second interview Mitch talks with UB40’s Ali Campbell. He discusses the band’s new album A Real Labour Of Love, reggae, the band’s longevity, the split, New Zealand’s Got Talent, their unplugged album and covering Prince, Red Red Wine, farewell tour, the North American Market and much more.
With all the talk of Farewell tour and the era of classic rock standing on its last legs, Mitch had reached out to 83 year old blues guitarist, Eddie ‘The Chief’ Clearwater to talk about making a new album (at his age), and his plans to never retire. Plus, Mitch talks Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, the Chicago’s Blues scene, his induction in the Blues hall Of Fame.
And last, the title, artist and story behind the ‘mystery’ track that was played on a previous episode.