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Rock legend Lou Gramm explains decision to end solo career

Jan 7, 2019

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

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.