Following the massive success of their self-titled debut record, England's Bad Company certainly had their work cut out for them when the time came around to crafting the dreaded sophomore follow-up. Fortunately for the band, that 1975 record, 'Straight Shooter' featured 'Feel Like Makin' Love,' the song that has landed on our list of Top 100 Classic Rock Songs.
Since 2008, the surviving members of the classic Bad Company lineup have occasionally regrouped to play shows in select parts of the world, such as the United States and Japan.
Mainland Europe was not part of Bad Co.'s itineraries — until this year. Starting June 9 in Sweden, singer Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke will launch a brief tour of continental Europe, their first one there since 1975 (way back when the band's second album, 'Straight Shooter,' was released).
After spending decades as one of the most recognizable voices in rock -- and selling millions of albums along the way -- Paul Rodgers is probably a pretty difficult guy to shop for. But you don't need to worry about getting the former Free, Bad Company, and Queen frontman anything for his birthday this year, because he went out and gave himself a present.
And the best part? Rodgers' gift is a new song that doubles as a fundraising effort for some of his favorite charities. It's better to give than receive, right?
The vocals of Bad Company's Paul Rodgers have been a fixture on rock radio for decades and his instrument has been the driving force behind countless rock 'n' roll classics. While his work with Bad Company would be impressive on its own, Rodgers also bent the ears of music fans worldwide with Free, The Firm (with Ji
Simon Kirke On Solo LP And The Future Of Bad Company
One of the more underrated periods of celebrated rock frontman Paul Rodgers' career is the patch of time he spent in the early '90s exploring his love for the music of Muddy Waters. After his star-studded solo album 'Muddy Water Blues' was released in 1993, he toured extensively to promote the project and for the first time, a full set of material from that tour is now being released on CD and DVD.
After many years apart, Bad Company return with all their chemistry seemingly fully intact on the new DVD 'Live At Wembley.'
The concert film features a scruffy, strong-voiced Paul Rodgers leading the surviving original trio through powerful, unvarnished readings of big hits such as 'Shooting Star' and 'Ready for Love,' as well as lesser know fan-favorite album cuts.