Thom Gimbel, Foreigner multi-instrumentalist is leaving the band after about three decades.
The news of Thom Gimbel‘s departure was revealed by his bandmate, bassist Jeff Pilson, in a new interview with Rocking With Jam Man:
“It is really all about the music, and especially with Foreigner. Foreigner was never any kind of an image band at all, and that’s actually worked to our advantage now in these later years where can tour — and we can tour without Mick — because the music is so strong that it is more about the music than it is about the personnel. And I think that’s kind of cool.”
Asked if Gimbel is now the longest-serving member of Foreigner, Pilson said:
“Besides Mick Jones, yes. [But] Mick doesn’t do all shows with us. So when [Mick‘s] not playing, Thom is [the longest-serviving member]. However, Thom is actually gonna be leaving the band. He’s had some experiences. I mean, he’s ready to get off the road at some point. So, maybe then I’ll be the longest-serving member.”