About Jeff Pilson
Jeff is currently the bassist for Foreigner. He joined the band in 2004. He produced Foreigner’s 2005 CD, “Live in ’05,” as well as tracks off of their “No End in Sight” CD in 2008.
Pilson was a member of heavy metal bands Dokken, Dio and MSG. He also formed his own progressive metal group called War and Peace in 1989, releasing three albums: 1993’s “Time Capsule,” 2000’s “Light at the End of the Tunnel” and 2004’s “The Walls Have Eyes.” He also worked with his ex-Dokken band mate, guitarist George Lynch in a two-member group called Lynch/Pilson, which in 2003 released the critically acclaimed “Wicked Underground” in 2003 where Pilson also handled lead vocal duties.
Additionally, Jeff played in the band Wild Horses which also featured drummer James Kottack (Scorpions, Kingdom Come), guitarist Rick Steier (Kingdom Come, Warrant), and singer John Levesque.
Although he is known primarily for his work as a bass guitarist, Pilson also plays guitar and keyboards.
Jeff Pilson is also an actor, having appeared in the movie Rock Star, 2001. Pilson played bassist Jorgen, of the fictional band Steel Dragon. The film also featured performances by musicians such as Zakk Wylde, Jason Bonham, Myles Kennedy, Brian Vander Ark, Blas Elias and Nick Catanese. He also played in the film’s soundtrack and served as Musical Director for the film.
Pilson produced the first two CDs of San Diego metal band Benedictum as well as the recent release from Adler, featuring original Guns & Roses drummer, Steven Adler.
Jeff is currently promoting his new T&N recording, “Slave to the Empire,” released 10/31/12. Pilson wrote, recorded & produced with George Lynch, Mick Brown, and Brian Tichy (as well as continuing to tour with Foreigner).