Side Jams, Episode 27: Jeff Pilson

Saying hello to Jeff at the Foreigner show
on Long Island in June 2018.
(Photo by Gail Flug,)

Prior to chatting with Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson for Side Jams, I had spoken to him twice before. The first time was for FHM back in 2001. We discussed his role in the Rock Star movie for which he had been picked since he was a part of the classic line-up of Dokken. Then we spoke about 12 years ago when I was writing the liner notes for the two-disc Dokken: The Definitive Collection for Rhino Entertainment.

Jeff and I finally met in person in May 2018 when Foreigner headlined Jones Beach, and after the show we spoke about my podcast idea and the possibility of him coming on.

Our topic for this episode? Meditation. This is something that Jeff has actively doing for about 35 years (he started doing yoga before that), and it helped him stay grounded during the craziness of the Eighties and to help cope with depression. It was an interesting conversation and something different from the usual rock convos you expect to hear.

Jeff teaches meditation every Monday at 5 p.m. Pacific / 8 p.m. Eastern at

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