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GEORGE LYNCH Says ROBERT MASON Is 'Not Aligned' With Him And JEFF PILSON Politically: 'We Can Agree To Disagree'

In a new interview with "Pariah Burke's Hard, Heavy & Hair" show, George Lynch was asked about the overall lyrical message of the recently released sophomore album from his THE END MACHINE project, "Phase2". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have to answer that with a caveat. Jeff [Pilson; THE END MACHINE, FOREIGNER and ex-DOKKEN bassist] and I are aligned politically — we're both very progressive in our political thinking and our little bit of activism that we try to participate in through our music. I don't know how effective that is — probably not effective at all — but we feel compelled to try to do that because we feel it's the right thing to do. Robert [Mason; THE END MACHINE and WARRANT singer] is not aligned with us politically in his messaging, so when we were writing the lyrics, of course, there's a little bit of a rub there. But we all respect each other enough to at least honor the idea of deducing truth from whatever it is we're discussing. And we can have a difference of opinion on the results of that analysis, but we don't have a difference of opinion about how we achieve that, how we go about deciding if something is truthful or not. So we're able to have discussions that are pretty civil and we can agree to disagree. And a lot of that is filtered down to some of the lyrics."
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Foreigner’s Jeff Pilson Previews Clearwater Shows With Mason Dixon

It’s been a long time coming, but Foreigner is on their way back to Clearwater. Jeff Pilson, bass player for Foreigner, talked to Mason Dixon about the upcoming concerts at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Jeff told how much he’s missed being on the road and what he’s been doing musically during this down-time for the band. Also, Mason asked Jeff about a video game character for which he provided the voice.
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Will FOREIGNER Continue Touring After MICK JONES Retires? 'We've Never Talked Specifics,' JEFF PILSON Says

Jeff Pilson says that he doesn't know if FOREIGNER can continue once founding guitarist Mick Jones has retired from performing with the band. The only remaining original member of FOREIGNER, Jones suffered from some health issues beginning in 2011, eventually resulting in heart surgery in 2012. Ever since, it is never announced whether he will be appearing with the band for specific shows — it just depends how he is feeling.


Former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson, who recently revealed that he was working on a yoga book, discussed the popular form of exercise and stress management during a recent appearance on "Waste Some Time With Jason Green". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've been doing yoga since 1978. And I started doing yoga because I hurt my back really bad and I made a vow to myself that I was gonna do something to help it. That was then; that was many years ago. And I've just done it since, and I've become very serious about it. And meditation has become an integral part of my life. The centering factor, the calming factor, helping with concentration and focus, meditation has become very, very important to me. I still do the yoga postures and stretches, but the meditation is my main focus.

JEFF PILSON Says There Were 'Nasty Arguments' Leading Up To DOKKEN's 2016 Reunion

In a new interview with Dr. Music, Jeff Pilson reflected on the last time DOKKEN's classic lineup — Pilson, singer Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch and drummer Mick Brown — reunited for a short Japanese tour in the fall of 2016. The trek marked the first time in 21 years the four musicians had hit the road together.
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Jeff Pilson Says Most People Don’t ‘Know the Name Foreigner’

Jeff Pilson believes that most people don’t know Foreigner by name - and he and the band are perfectly fine with that. “Foreigner was really never much of an image band,” the bassist explained during an interview with Audio Ink Radio. “You could talk to people on the street, and you may find a lot of people that don't really know the name Foreigner, but you won't find anybody that hasn't heard of 'Cold as Ice' or 'Hot Blooded' and stuff like that.”

JEFF PILSON Says FOREIGNER's 'Songs And Music Are More Famous Than The Band'

In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked what keeps the band inspired to continue to make new music after all these years. He responded: "Like anybody, you wanna be relevant. Mick Jones [FOREIGNER guitarist and founder] has a very open-eyed attitude about everything; he understands where the market's at. So, for him, it's all about, well, these songs have just gotta be great; that's all. I don't think he's thinking in terms of, are they going to be a hit or whatever, because who knows about that anymore. But making it great. And it's really fun watching Mick, and then the rest of the band kind of react to that, because it really ups your game.; you have to really bring it to make something really special. And it's good for you as a writer, it's good for you as a musician and as a producer. Any time I can be with Mick, I value, 'cause he's just such a brilliant, wonderful dude and such an amazing songwriter. So, what excites us is the music itself, and that's how it should be."

Jeff Pilson of Foreigner and The End Machine – Interview

Jeff Pilson of Foreigner and The End Machine joins Anne Erickson to talk about the new End Machine album, “Phase2,” and more in this in-depth interview. Rock supergroup The End Machine return with their sophomore album, “Phase2,” on April 9, and the set serves up meaty, catchy rock ‘n’ roll with a Dokken-esque sensibility. The band features a collection of high-caliber players, including classic Dokken members George Lynch and Jeff Pilson, as well as Robert Mason of Warrant and Lynch Mob and Steve Brown.


In a new interview with Kylie Olsson's YouTube show "Life In Six Strings", former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked if he has ever given any thought to writing a book. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I am actually working on a book right now, but it has nothing to do with my life. Well, it does indirectly. I'm actually writing a yoga book at the moment. There's a little bit of autobiographical material in it, but I don't think I'm enough of a superstar for anybody to really be interested in my life. I think I'm just being realistic. I feel it would be presumptious to think people would be all that interested in my life. [Laughs] Maybe 10 people would. [Laughs] My family. Some of these [musical] projects I do, who knows if more than 10 people are even listening? [Laughs]"

JEFF PILSON Remembers RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'He Was Just Such A Wonderful Person'

Bassist and producer Jeff Pilson is best known for playing with DOKKEN and FOREIGNER, but he also toured with DIO in the 1990s and performed on three of the group's albums — "Strange Highways" (1993), "Angry Machines" (1996) and the group's tenth and final studio release, "Master Of The Moon" (2004).

JEFF PILSON Responds To DON DOKKEN's Criticism Of 'Heavy Hitters' Album

Jeff Pilson has responded to Don Dokken's recent criticism of "Heavy Hitters", the bassist's recently released collaboration with George Lynch on a collection of studio recordings that turn pop music classics into metal anthems. Issued on December 18, the LP includes cover versions of such tracks as Carole King's "I Feel The Earth Move", Prince's "Kiss", OASIS's "Champagne Supernova", Madonna's "Music" and R.E.M.'s "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)".

Why Has FOREIGNER Not Been Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME? The Reason Is 'Very, Very Simple,' Says JEFF PILSON

FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson says that there is a "very, very simple" reason his band has not yet been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. Criteria for inclusion includes "the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."