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Bad Company’s Founding Singer, Songwriter And Multi-Instrumentalist Records Versions Of Classic Songs At Memphis’ Royal Studios With Original Session Musicians
Paul Rodgers, longtime singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Bad Company, has partnered with 429 Records and is gearing up for the release of “The Royal Sessions”—a lovingly crafted collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the iconic rock singer recorded at Memphis’ Royal Studios, historic home of Willie Mitchell and Hi Records, with many of the musicians who played on the original tracks. Truly a lifetime in the making, Rodgers has come full circle with “The Royal Sessions” as he pays homage to the legendary hits he collected on 45s released on Stax/Volt, Goldwax and Hi Records—recordings by Otis Redding, Albert King and Ann Peebles which made such an indelible impression on the young Rodgers inspiring him to pursue a career as a singer. Produced by Perry Margouleff, “The Royal Sessions” is an extraordinary recording which captures the music in its pure form—live band and vocal takes as performed together at Royal Studios by Rodgers and an all-star roster of legendary musicians. The band is a dream lineup of those who played on the original hits dating back to the 60’s. The classic rhythm section includes Reverend Charles Hodges (Hammond B3), Michael Tolls (guitar), LeRoy Hodges Jr. (bass), “Hubby” Archie Turner (Wurlitzer), Steve Potts and James Robertson Sr. (drums), The Royal Horns and the Royal Singers. “The Royal Sessions” will be released on 429 Records in the U.S. (international release dates below).
The Willows Animal Sanctuary is holding a raffle.
1st prize is a rare Bad Company autographed live cd from their North American 40th Anniversary Tour!
2nd prize is a beautiful unique acrylic painting by Cynthia Kereluk Rodgers!
Plus Limited edition signed Paul Rodgers print, Queen & Paul Rodgers Rockmos book, Signed limited edition Paul Rodgers booklet, signed Paul Rodgers Muddy Water Blues cd, Signed Paul Rodgers and Friends DVD, T shirts, guitar plectrums and more!
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K9 CRUSADE CONCERT – Sponsored by Saving K9’s Lives, a Charity close to the heart of Howard Leese, (Paul Rodgers’ guitarist).
August 24, Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm at the World Famous Malibu Inn 22969 Pacific Coast Highway.
With some rare items up for bid, including a guitar autographed by Bad Company: Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke along with Set List and Live CD from 6/14/2013 show in Agua Caliente Casino.
Autographed Tonight Show with Jay Leno photo and T-shirts, plus many more great items!
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Chubby Checker attends Bad Company show in Del Mar, CA
Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke Discuss Reunion, Tour And 40 Years Of Rock’n’Roll Fantasies
Dallas, TX – JUNE 27, 2013.
North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands gives you a front row ticket to Bad Company’s 40th anniversary festivities. Formed in 1973 from the members of British bands Free and Mott the Hoople, Bad Company were a supergroup in the making and the first signing to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label. In an industry where anticipation and expectations can often derail bands from the start, Bad Company would rise to the occasion, delivering hit albums and producing one of the most memorable catalogs of ‘70s rock. Hits like “Can’t Get Enough”, “Movin’ On”, “Feel Like Making Love”, “Rock’n’Roll Fantasy”, “Ready for Love”, “Shooting Star”,”Silver Blue and Gold” would fast become staples on the radio and in the concert halls. InTheStudio host Redbeard sat down with Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke during rehearsals for this Summer’s 40th anniversary tour to discuss the band’s legacy. During the interview, Paul Rodgers reveals what music inspired the members of Bad Company.
”The records we listened to, when we were getting turned on to music, were actually 40 years old, you know, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf and Albert King and all these guys. We were listening to quite old music, but to us it was eternal music. I can still listen to it now. I think we took something from that. And that’s probably part of what we do.”
Mick Ralphs explains what touring with Bad Company over forty years means to him.
“It’s good. It keeps you on your toes, nothing set in stone. We have a great collection of songs, fortunately for us, that people want to hear.”
Catch this special two part- two week InTheStudio program and be sure to see Bad Company this Summer with co-headliner Lynyrd Skynyrd as both bands celebrate their 40th anniversaries.
Check out this two part InTheStudio w/ Redbeard syndicated radio special celebrating Bad Company’s 40th Anniversary feat. brand new interviews with Paul, Mick & Simon.
The classic-rock favorites team up with Lynyrd Skynyrd for a string of U.S dates.
The group — which features founding members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke (bassist Boz Burrell died in 2006) — played Rancho Mirage, Calif., on June 15 and will begin co-headlining dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd Thursday at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Wash. Read more →
Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn Wednesday June 5, 2013 at 8:30pm PDT / 11:30pm EDT. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Paul Rodgers toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.