Foreigner Downloads Smashes Records With Six RIAA Gold And Platinum Certs

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May 11, 2014 at 11:44 am Quote #35927

ron
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http://www.foreigneronline.com/news.html?n_id=1240

Foreigner Downloads Smashes Records With Six RIAA Gold And Platinum Certifications

(May 6, 2014) – With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel global album sales, now exceeding 80 million. This week, Foreigner celebrates another milestone as six of their iconic anthems receive gold and platinum digital certification by the esteemed RIAA – more than any other of Classic Rock Radio’s Top 15 artists, including contemporaries Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Journey, and many more. On hand to commemorate this momentous occasion was Atlantic Records Chairman & CEO, Craig Kallman, who presented Foreigner’s founding member, Mick Jones, with multiple gold and platinum records.


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May 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm Quote #35928

steecoe
(1984)

I guess there’s no accounting for taste. Maybe VH & LZ fans were smart enough to keep the CDs they already paid for! Or maybe Foreigner fans are too stupid to find them to download for free ;)


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May 12, 2014 at 9:35 am Quote #35943

videoman320
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steecoe: I guess there’s no accounting for taste. Maybe VH & LZ fans were smart enough to keep the CDs they already paid for! Or maybe Foreigner fans are too stupid to find them to download for free ;)

So you are saying if fans choose to support their favorite bands by paying for their music they are stupid?? Because of that cheap skate mentality of todays fans is why the music business is in the sad state that its in.


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May 12, 2014 at 10:26 am Quote #35944

guitard
(7354)

I’ll admit … I am a cheap skate. But the reason I don’t buy new music is because so little of it appeals to me, I don’t even bother checking out any of the new stuff to see if it’s worth buying. So on top of the several hundred official release CDs of my favorite music (mostly from the ’70s) that I’ve bought, and all the ROIOs that I’ve downloaded – I’ve got plenty to keep me entertained.


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May 12, 2014 at 10:38 am Quote #35945

ron
(11495)

I’ve owned this one forever. Don’t know if there was any other release ever worth getting.



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May 12, 2014 at 11:13 am Quote #35946

steecoe
(1984)

videoman320: So you are saying if fans choose to support their favorite bands by paying for their music they are stupid?? Because of that cheap skate mentality of todays fans is why the music business is in the sad state that its in.

No I am saying that if you choose to buy mp3s of of music that was released 30 – 40 years ago on record cassette and cd, then you are stupid. There is no way in hell that foreigner is more popular than all those others, no matter how many downloads of old songs they sell.
I won’t pay for an mp3 of shit I already bought because I am not stupid. I was theorizing as to why a less popular band would have sold more downloads than more popular bands.


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May 12, 2014 at 11:51 am Quote #35949

sickman
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FWIW, here in CT all of our rock stations seemed to have switched to classic rock. It’s all that is on the dial besides lite rock, pop and rap. One of the bands I consistently here on these stations is Foreigner. Even on the “Lite Rock” station, you know the shit they play in waiting rooms, it’s always a Foreigner song. Maybe people are hearing Juke Box Hero and going on line and downloading the album.


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May 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm Quote #35950

guitard
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I saw Foreigner in Sep 77 at Western Michigan University and they totally kicked ass. The opener was one-hit-wonder Ram Jam who had the hit song “Black Betty.” Then it was Little River Band – who I had never heard of until then, but they were really good too. And then Foreigner came on and lit the place up.


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May 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm Quote #35951

JasonA
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In 1995, the company I was working for was hired to shoot a promo video at a nearby nudist resort. They put on a 2-day music festival dubbed “nudestock” and Foreigner headlined night 1. So here’s some stuff we shot with 2 cameras and edited on 3/4″ tape:

VH connection: the drummer in this clip is Ron Wiksow, who played in DLR’s band for Your Filthy Little Mouth tour in 1994.


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May 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm Quote #35953

steecoe
(1984)

Foreigner was my first concert, in 1985! Guiffria opened for them with a DLR wanna be lead singer…


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May 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm Quote #35955

videoman320
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steecoe: No I am saying that if you choose to buy mp3s of of music that was released 30 – 40 years ago on record cassette and cd, then you are stupid. There is no way in hell that foreigner is more popular than all those others, no matter how many downloads of old songs they sell. I won’t pay for an mp3 of shit I already bought because I am not stupid. I was theorizing as to why a less popular band would have sold more downloads than more popular bands.

Ok I’ll agree with you. That makes total sense. I went to a huge record store last week and saw they are back into vinyl again. They wanted 19.99 for what has been sitting in my room for decades that I bought for 7.99! More proof the music industry suits are totally lost.


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May 13, 2014 at 6:42 pm Quote #35978

mrmojohalen
(6386)

You can find the CD’s on Amazon for $5.00 & the mp3 albums for $9.49. 8-O


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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