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by Texas Motor Speedway | Aug 23, 2011

Foreigner Goes No Limites on Hot Blooded

  • Remix Of Foreigner Hit Song To Become Focal Point Of Speedway’s “No Limits” Marketing Campaign
  • Free Song, Ring Tone Downloads Available At www.texasmotorspeedway.com
  • Foreigner Also To Release New Three-Disc Set, Feels Like The First Time, On Sept. 13

DALLAS, Texas – There truly are “No Limits” to the relationship between legendary rock-n-roll band Foreigner and Texas Motor Speedway.

Foreigner and Texas Motor Speedway collaborated on a remix of the band’s hit song, “Hot Blooded,” that incorporates lyrics supporting the speedway’s “No Limits” marketing campaign and NASCAR racing in general. The song, which will be known as “Hot Blooded-No Limits,” was unveiled to a throng of fans and special guests Tuesday evening during Texas Motor Speedway’s 2012 Schedule Announcement Party at Gilley’s Dallas. A free download of the song is available at www.texasmotorsspeedway.com.

Texas Motor Speedway plans to feature the remix of the chart-topping hit in its 2012 television and radio event advertising; position it as the theme song for race weekends and special events; offer downloads and ringtones of the song to its fans; and engage in further discussions with the band on additional ideas to utilize the speedway-specific anthem. Foreigner has pledged to donate royalties from the song in continuing support of Speedway Children’s Charities for whom the band has raised thousands of dollars as part of its NASCAR relationship.

“A couple of years ago we introduced one of the most legendary rock-n-roll bands of all time, Foreigner, to NASCAR and they fell in love with the sport and the ‘No Limits’ attitude at Texas Motor Speedway,” Gossage said. “Now we have entered into a unique creative arrangement with their legendary leader Mick Jones, lead singer Kelly Hansen and the guys in the band. They have rewritten one of the classic rock songs of all time. ‘Hot Blooded’ is now ‘Hot Blooded – No Limits.’ Who would have thought – Foreigner, No Limits, Texas Motor Speedway – all together. They just cut the song in the studio and it’s hot for race fans. It’s been cool to work with them on this project.”

“Whether we are watching the race start from our friend (and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver) Carl Edwards’ pit or playing our set for the fans on the start/finish line, the thrill of a Texas Motor Speedway event is a real rush,” said Foreigner’s leader and founder Mick Jones, who performed with the band for a NASCAR pre-race show at Texas Motor Speedway in April 2009. “It truly is Hot Blooded – No Limits.”

The 4-minute, 10-second song opens as the traditional “Hot Blooded” smash hit, but at the 1-minute, 15-second segment lead singer Kelly Hansen begins the “No Limits” verses.

Now it’s up to you, we can make a secret rendezvous Just me and you, Ill show you racin’ like you never knew

Now there’s No Limits, check it and see
Hear my engine turning one ninety three
Come on baby, why don’t you take a chance?
It’s No Limits, No Limits 

If it feels alright, maybe we can race all night
Shall I leave you my key?
But you’ve got to give me a sign, come on now, some kind of sign Tell me, should we start revving? Yeah, that flag looks green to me

Now it’s up to you – fender grindin’ is what we’re gonna do
If your timing's is right you can see the checkered flag tonight

Now there’s No Limits, check it and see
Hear my engine turning one ninety three
Come on maybe you'll be lucky tonight
It’s No Limits, No Limits 

Hansen then closes the song with a shout-out to NASCAR legend Richard Petty with the verse of “Richard Petty is King. Yeah, this racin’ is my thing.”

“Hot Blooded” was released as a single in July 1978 and reached a high of No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by September. The single, from the seven-time Platinum album “Double Vision,” was certified Platinum (one million units sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Texas Motor Speedway is allowing fans the opportunity to download the song for free for 24 hours beginning this evening on www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

To coincide with the release of Foreigner’s new album “Feels Like The First Time,” “Hot Blooded-No Limits” will soon become available at iTunes where charges are applicable.

A free download of a special ring tone of “Hot Blooded-No Limits” will be available on the speedway website beginning this evening and throughout 2012. Fans also will be able to share the song from the speedway site with their friends through social networks Facebook and Twitter.

Rock legends Foreigner will release a new three-disc set, Feels Like the First Time, on Sept. 13 through Razor & Tie. The set includes two audio discs – CD One: Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged and CD Two: Juke Box Heroes: Brand New Digital Recordings of Foreigner’s Greatest Hits and one live concert DVD: Live in Chicago.  The three-disc set will be available exclusively at all Walmart stores and Walmart.com with additional various digital configurations available on digital service providers (iTunes, Amazon, etc.). Foreigner is currently on tour with Journey and Night Ranger through October 2011.

More than 30 years after releasing their first multi-platinum album, Foreigner’s music resonates globally across generations with album sales exceeding 70 million. An impressive run of 14 Top-20 hits includes worldwide number one hit “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” “Urgent,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You” and video-game staples such as “Hot Blooded” and “Juke Box Hero.” Foreigner’s tours continue to electrify audiences and establish the group in its rightful place as one of the top touring attractions.  Formed in 1976 by English rocker Mick Jones, the current lineup includes: Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals/ percussion), Jeff Pilson (bass guitar), Tom Gimbel (guitar/saxophone/flute), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), and Mark Schulman (drums).

For more Foreigner information, click here.

For Foreigner:
Kerri Brusca Razor & Tie
(212) 598 – 2255 kbrusca@razorandtie.com

For Texas Motor Speedway:
Mike Zizzo
(817) 215-8522 mzizzo@texasmotorspeedway.com


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