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.
Simon Kirke: 'Bad Company's Days Are Pretty Much Over'
He says they "had a good run" but it's time to "lay the old Bad Company to rest."
Simon Kirke: 'Travesty' Free and Bad Company Aren’t in Rock Hall
He also argues that Paul Rodgers deserves his own induction.
Paul Rodgers Says Bad Company Still Has a 'Lot of Life'
Singer insists the band isn't done, even though they haven't performed in four years.
35 Years Ago: How Retooled Bad Company Survived a ‘Dangerous Age’
"It was time to get a little bit more aggressive," according to singer Brian Howe.
How Bad Company Came Roaring 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.