During a new interview with Kiki Classic Rock, Jeff Pilson talked about Foreigner’s future and original group member Mick Jones, who suffered from some health issues beginning in 2011.
“He’s great. He’ll do some shows here and there. It’s impossible to predict the regularity of it, but, yeah, he’ll come in. And he’s doing great. He’s happy, he’s healthy. He’s excited about the fact that the band is kind of writing its last chapter as we speak, or at least its last live chapter.
”I think, to be honest with you, it hasn’t all quite hit him yet, if you wanna know the perfect honest truth. I think in some ways it’s just kind of catching up to him what this really means. ‘Cause think about it, that’s been his entire life. Foreigner is his baby; it’s his vision; it’s his breath.
“I think for Mick this is gonna be a very interesting couple of years. There are probably gonna be some deeply emotional moments. And all of it, to him, is really significant. And, like I say, I bet he’s only scratched the surface of having it really made its impression yet.”
About Foreigner’s final tour, Pilson added:
“It kind of makes it a nice, tidy way of wrapping it up, actually. ‘Cause, we did get to honor the original band with the release of the 2017 record that we did with them; I guess it came out in 2018, but we recorded it in 2017, with that live 40th-anniversary record. And then now we’re getting to kind of put the bow on this version of the band.”