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Rock legend Lou Gramm explains decision to end solo career

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Fred SanFilipo
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Lou Gramm performs at the Rochester International Jazz Festival in 2014

Rock legend and Rochester native Lou Gramm announced recently he is retiring from his solo career.

The former Foreigner lead singer’s powerful voice was part of the soundtrack of the 1980s, with hits like “Urgent”, “Cold as Ice”, and “Waiting for a Girl Like You” launching him to stardom.

After that, Gramm's solo career won critical acclaim and put him on the top 40 charts once again.

Click on the LISTEN link above to hear Lou Gramm talk about his future plans and his decision to stop touring with his solo band.

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two-decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York, to Miami, Florida.