Former Foreigner singer Lou Gramm has accused the current version of the band of “misleading” the fans and “false advertising” by recruiting a singer, Kelly Hansen, whose delivery so closely mimics Gramm’s performance on such classic songs as “Cold As Ice”, “Waiting For A Girl Like You” and “Feels Like The First Time”.

Lou Gramm told Spinner.com that it’s strange to know that he is being “replicated,” in a sense, at Foreigner’s current concerts, Gramm replied, “It is. It totally is. But what’s stranger to me is that, as I’ve learned talking to people who see those shows, is that in many cases the audience, especially if they’re younger, don’t even know it’s not the original lead singer. In Foreigner’s case, as I understand it, the singer was actually trained to deliver pretty much exactly everything as I did it, note for note. If I were in the audience and learned that while I was there, I’d get up and leave. I think when the band name remains the exact same, but something as important as the lead vocal is different, it’s misleading. It’s like false advertising.”

Doesn’t sound like Mick Jones will be letting Lou back in the Foreigner camp any time soon. Foreigner seem to have a pretty good thing going right now with Kelly, so push that timetable back even further Lou…sorry bro.

“Acoustique” will be released on Edel’s international rock label, earMUSIC, on September 23. It takes a fresh look at some of Foreigner hits and offers some unique surprises. The stripped down version of these great songs shows Foreigner in an entirely new light, and the release will be supported by unplugged tour dates and multiple television appearances. Foreigner inject new life into all their hits, pay tribute to Elvis Presley with a unique recording of “That’s All Right” and throw in a couple of previously unreleased tracks. “The Flame Still Burns” was co-written by Mick Jones for 1998 cult rock movie “Still Crazy”, where it was performed by Jimmy Nail. Mick won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for that song. The album features a brand new song, “Save Me”, which was co-written with Mick Jones’ stepdaughter and well-known DJ and musician, Samantha Ronson.

“Acoustique” will also be available in a special limited-edition box set that includes a DVD and a CD of brand new full rock versions of Foreigner’s greatest hits by the current line-up. The DVD features a full-length live concert in high definition that was recorded in Chicago earlier this year and some bonus features that include one of Foreigner’s first acoustic performances at Schloss Kronberg in Frankfurt that inspired the making of the “Acoustique” CD.

“Acoustique” features Mick Jones on guitars and vocals; Kelly Hansen, lead vocals and percussion; Jeff Pilson, guitars and vocals and Tom Gimbel, guitars, saxophone and vocals. The quartet is joined by Michael Bluestein on keyboards and vocals, and Mark Schulman on drums for the rock recordings of the hits and the DVD.

CD: Acoustique – The Classics Unplugged

1. Long, Long Way From Home
2. Cold As Ice
3. The Flame Still Burns (brand new song!)
4. Double Vision
5. Fool For You Anyway
6. Say You Will
7. Starrider
8. Waiting For A Girl Like You
9. Feels Like The First Time
10. Juke Box Hero
11. That’s All Right
12. Save Me (brand new song! electric version)
13. I Want To Know What Love Is (electric version)
14. When It Comes To Love (electric version)

Limited-edition box set:

CD1: Acoustique – The Classics Unplugged
1. Long, Long Way From Home
2. Cold As Ice
3. The Flame Still Burns (brand new song!)
4. Double Vision
5. Fool For You Anyway
6. Say You Will
7. Starrider
8. Waiting For A Girl Like You
9. Feels Like The First Time
10. Juke Box Hero
11. That’s All Right

CD 2: Juke Box Heroes – Brand New Rock Recordings Of Foreigner’s Greatest Hits
1. Save Me (brand new song!)
2. Feels Like The First Time
3. Cold As Ice
4. Long, Long Way From Home
5. Hot Blooded
6. Double Vision
7. Head Games
8. Dirty White Boy
9. Urgent
10. Waiting For A Girl Like You
11. I Want To Know What Love Is
12. Juke Box Hero

DVD: Live In Chicago 2011 85 min. show filmed in HD + bonus material
1. Double Vision
2. Head Games
3. Cold As Ice
4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
5. When It Comes To Love
6. Blue Morning, Blue Day
7. Dirty White Boy
8. Starrider
9. Feels Like The First Time
10. Urgent
11. I Want To Know What Love Is
12. Hot Blooded
13. Juke Box Hero