Singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke formed Bad Company -- after they split from their previous band, Free -- with Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. Their self-titled debut album, released on Led Zeppelin's custom label Swan Song, was an immediate hit, going straight to No. 1. Rodgers left the band in 1982 and was replaced by Brian Howe, who was replaced in 1995 by Robert Hart. There have been many lineup changes along the way, but the core quartet made the band's best-known songs, like "Can't Get Enough" and "Feel Like Makin' Love," both of which hit the Top 10 in the mid-'70s.
45 Years Ago: Bad Company Roars Back With 'Straight Shooter'
There may have been bumps ahead, but for now they remained over the next horizon.
Bad Company Grateful ‘Bad Company’ Is One of Their Best Songs
Drummer Simon Kirke recalls writing self-titled song on Paul Rodgers' giant piano.
Paul Rodgers Recalls Surprise Success of ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love'
Bad Company frontman says song was written quite easily and he wasn’t prepared for the love it received.
New ‘Secret’ Bad Company Live Set Available Only at Walmart
A “secret” Bad Company live CD and DVD set has gone on sale exclusively at Walmart.
Why Bad Company Disintegrated After Releasing 'Rough Diamonds'
Paul Rodgers' group ended with a bang, and then a whimper.
Listen to a Previously Unreleased Version of Bad Company's 'Sweet Lil' Sister': Exclusive …
Bad Company fans can get an early taste of the band's next round of reissues with a previously unreleased version of the Run with the Pack track "Sweet Lil' Sister."
Bad Company Announce 'Run With the Pack' and 'Burnin' Sky' Deluxe Reissues
Bad Company will continue the deluxe reissue series they started two years ago with the release of the next two albums.