J E F F P I L S O N
CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS
F O R E I G N E R
The band is raising money for the crew and their families by selling some cool limited-edition vintage and current Foreigner merchandise items, along with various items donated by some of the band’s sponsors and vendors, via the Foreigner website.
JEFF ALSO HAS A NEW ALBUM
with FORMER DOKKEN BANDMATE
ENTITLED 'H E A V Y H I T T E R S'
JEFF PILSON INTERVIEW
CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IN ITS ENTIRELY
Jeff Pilson is currently the bassist for Foreigner. He joined the band in 2004. He produced Foreigner’s 2005 CD, “Live in ’05,” as well as tracks off of their “No End in Sight” CD in 2008.
Pilson was a member of heavy metal bands Dokken, Dio and MSG. He also formed his own progressive metal group called War and Peace in 1989, releasing three albums: 1993’s “Time Capsule,” 2000’s “Light at the End of the Tunnel” and 2004’s “The Walls Have Eyes.” He also worked with his ex-Dokken band mate, guitarist George Lynch in a two-member group called Lynch/Pilson, which in 2003 released the critically acclaimed “Wicked Underground” in 2003 where Pilson also handled lead vocal duties.
Although he is known primarily for his work as a bass guitarist, Pilson also plays guitar and keyboards.Jeff Pilson is also an actor, having appeared in the movie Rock Star, 2001. Pilson played bassist Jorgen, of the fictional band Steel Dragon. The film also featured performances by musicians such as Zakk Wylde, Jason Bonham, Myles Kennedy, Brian Vander Ark, Blas Elias and Nick Catanese. He also played in the film’s soundtrack and served as Musical Director for the film.
Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with former Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems! The two have previously made metal magic together as a duo on the 2003 album Wicked Underground, which was recently reissued on vinyl, as well as with other projects such as T&N and The End Machine. But this new batch of recordings, entitled appropriately enough Heavy Hitters, stands apart not only for its outstanding roster of players and vocalists including head Bulletboy Marq Torien, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Kansas native Wil Martin (Earshot) and drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Ozzy) but for the jaw-dropping song selection. If you’ve ever wondered what an amped-up, full-throttle version of Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move” or Prince’s “Kiss” or Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” or Madonna’s “Music,” then this is the album for you!
As a special treat, the band has released the first single from the album – a powerful rendition of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” – featuring Martin on vocals, offering just a small taste of what’s in store.
Stream the single:
HEAVY HITTERS available now on both CD in a deluxe digipak and on limited edition colored vinyl courtesy of Deadline Music, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc.!
1. One Of Us (Originally by Joan Osbourne)
2. You Got The Love (Originally by Rufus & Chaka Khan)
3. I Feel The Earth (Originally by Carole King)
4. Ordinary World (Originally by Duran Duran)
5. Music (Originally by Madonna)
6. Apologize (Originally by OneRepublic & Timbaland)
7. Nowhere To Run (Originally by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
8. Kiss (Originally by Prince)
9. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Originally by R.E.M.)
10. Champagne Supernova (Originally by Oasis)
BONUS TRACK [CD ONLY]
11. Lucille (Originally by Little Richard)
The band Foreigner is raising money for the crew and their families by selling some cool limited-edition vintage and current Foreigner merchandise items, along with various items donated by some of the band’s sponsors and vendors, via the Foreigner website. They are also accepting donations on the site.
You can use the link below to the band’s site to find out more about the fundraiser in addition to being able to access Foreigner audio and visual materials including approved hi res photos, bio, video, logos and Foreigner live tracks.
Official site of Foreigner
For more information about
J E F F
P I L S O N
Official Jeff Pilson Blog
George Lynch Official website
Tooth and Nail (1984)
Under Lock and Key (1985)
Back for the Attack (1987)
Beast from the East (1988)
One Live Night (1996)
Erase the Slate (1999)
Live from the Sun (2000)
Return to the East Live 2016 (2018)
Strange Highways (1993)
Angry Machines (1996)
Master of the Moon (2004)
with Steel Dragon
Rock Star (Soundtrack, 2001)
Extended Versions, aka Live In '05 (2006)
No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner (2008)
Can't Slow Down (2009)
Can't Slow Down...When It's Live! (2010)
Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged (2011)
Alive & Rockin' (2012)
The Best of Foreigner 4 & More (2014)
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