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Paul auctions jacket for Willows Animal Sanctuary Charity

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PAUL RODGERS has Autographed and donated his leather Furygan Bike jacket with all proceeds going to Willows Animal Sanctuary Charity. This is his ONLY riding jacket and was worn during the 80’s & 90’s while riding his Turquoise Heritage Soft Tail Harley. It is in excellent condition and is a size M-L and comes with the matching leather riding trousers.

You can bid for the item by clicking here.

Note: this auction is for UK residents only.

www.willowsanimals.com

I Can’t Stand the Rain #17 Adult Contemporary Radio this week

BAD CO. AND FREE FOUNDER CELEBRATES THE SONGS AND MUSICIANS OF MEMPHIS ON “THE ROYAL SESSIONS” AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 4TH

Exclusive Stream of “Walk On By” Posts on Billboard.com Today

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 – Paul Rodgers, longtime singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Bad Company, is #1 Most Added at AC Radio this week with the single, “I Can’t Stand The Rain,” taken from the upcoming release February 4th 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 Mitchelland 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.  The album is also doing well at classic rock and blues radio formats. An exclusive stream of Rodgers’ version of “Walk on By” just posted today on Bllboard.com. You can check that out on this link: http://smarturl.it/PaulRodgersBillboard

Read the entire article here: http://www.abc27.com/story/24446345/paul-rodgers-1-most-added-at-ac-radio-this-week-with-new-single-i-cant-stand-the-rain

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K9 Crusade Concert

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!

Click on link for details: http://www.k9crusade.org/#!auction-sponsors/c1vlj

More info about the charity:
http://www.savingk9livesplus.org/

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BAD COMPANY InTheStudio FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY

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. 
http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/bad-company-40th-anniversary-paul-rodgersmick-ralphssimon-kirke-pt-1/
http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/bad-company-40th-anniversary-paul-rodgersmick-ralphssimon-kirke-pt-2/

PAUL RODGERS ON ROCKLINE RADIO SHOW JUNE 5

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.

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RODGERS & BONHAM REACH £117,000 FOR ANIMAL CHARITIES

Paul Rodgers and Deborah Bonham’s Annual Charity Concert is in its third year.

2013’s concert has raised an all-time high of £54,000 that will be distributed to Willows Animal Sanctuary in Aberdeen, Scotland, Mount Noddy Animal Centre & The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre both near Chichester, England.

“Once again the evening was a huge success. Our fans and friends come through every time it’s quite amazing. Now Willows can breathe a sigh of relief, as this funding will see them through July. Thanks to everyone from the fans, musicians, volunteers to all of the musicians and artists who donated items.”
– PAUL RODGERS

On Saturday 30th March, Paul Rodgers and Deborah Bonham and her band along with special guests returned to The Venue in Chichester to raise the roof one more time for animal charities. The main charity Willows Animal Sanctuary in Aberdeen, Scotland takes in a massive number and variety of welfare cases from cats to pigs to horses. Currently they are home to 300 animals. Paul Rodgers and his wife Cynthia are Patrons of Willows.

Deborah Bonham and her husband guitarist Pete Bullick have adopted both of her dogs from Mount Noddy which specialize in dogs and cats. Cynthia Kereluk Rodgers and Deborah visited the Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre near Chichester and were impressed with the care and handling of their two hundred cats! So a donation will be made to them as well. Rock memorabilia were the hot items in the live auction with two Autographed Led Zeppelin Posters bringing in £500 and £850.The highest grossing auction item was a Bad Company Autographed Guitar including tickets to a concert this summer, in the US, bringing in £1100. The biggest surprise of the evening was when Elaine and Chris Fairfax from Animal Friends Insurance handed over cheques to the tune of £15,000 to be divided equally between the three charities. Deborah Bonham performed some songs from her new CD Spirit (limited edition pre release CD Digipak out now and available on tour ahead of the September CD, Vinyl and Digital release) during her 1 hour set. To the fans delight Rodgers played a 90 minute set of songs from just his Free catalogue, some songs he had not performed in 40 years!

“We are absolutely over the moon to have such wonderful, lovely talented people supporting Willows Animal Sanctuary! It means so much to have dedicated Patrons, Paul Rodgers and Cynthia Kereluk Rodgers are such kind hearted and beautiful individuals and care so much about animal welfare. Our thanks go to all that helped with the fantastic concert, we know it took a lot of organising and many dedicated volunteers. Deborah Bonham and Peter Bullick are also amazing, thank you both so much for all the time and energy you have put in to this concert. Everyone at Willows thanks you all from the bottom of our hearts”.
– WILLOWS ANIMAL SANCTUARY

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BAD COMPANY AND LYNYRD SKYNYRD ANNOUCE SUMMER CO-HEADLINE TOUR

BAD COMPANY AND LYNYRD SKYNYRD
ANNOUNCE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
SUMMER CO-HEADLINE TOUR OF 12 DATES
Both Bands Will Supplement This Joint Excursion With Individual Headline Dates

New York — Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced a co-headline tour that takes the bands coast-to-coast for 12 dates.  Both bands celebrate significant 40th anniversaries in 2013, with Lynyrd Skynyrd having released their debut album on August 13, 1973 and Bad Company being formed that same year.  While the pair have shared the stage and Paul Rodgers has toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and Skynyrd have never toured as co-headliners together.

Bad Company were dubbed a super-group upon the  band’s formation due to the union of Free’s Paul Rodgers (Vocals / Multi-Instrumentalist) with Mott The Hoople’s Mick Ralphs (Guitar) plus King Crimson’s Boz Burrell (Bass) and Free’s Simon Kirke (Drums).  Over the next nine years, the band released a string of six albums, yielding international hits “Can’t Get Enough,” “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” and many others penned by the main songwriters Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs. Original members Rodgers, Ralphs, and Kirke will be joined by guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning (from Paul Rodgers solo band).  Original bassist Boz Burrell passed away in 2006.

Bad Company has inspired many of today’s musicians.  Most notably, Metal band Five Finger Death Punch who scored a #1 Active Rock hit with a cover of the song “Bad Company”. Since 2001, the band has only played 11 isolated performances, and has not staged a tour of The United States until now.  In front of the run, Rodgers shares, “When Mick and I formed the band in the 70’s we were amazed at the instant success.  It didn’t hurt to have Led Zeppelin behind us, and we wrote some decent songs that still resonate.  This one is for fans.”

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd has maintained a tremendous legacy that began over 40 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and continues with the recently released Last Of A Dying Breed (Roadrunner).  The band’s career was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and then subsequently faced adversity through the losses of Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on.  With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.  The current line-up features Gary Rossington (Guitar), Johnny Van Zant (Vocals), Rickey Medlocke (Guitar), Mark “Sparky” atejka (Guitar), Michael Cartellone (Drums), Johnny Colt (Bass), Peter Keys (Keyboards), Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes (Backing Vocals) and Carol Chase-Honkettes (Backing Vocals).

Paul Rodgers reveals, “The Skynyrds and I go back to the 70’s and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in LA aka the Riot House.  In the 90’s the band introduced me to my wife Cynthia, and that’s why I am so damned happy and healthy these years.”  Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant offers, “Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go.  Personally, Paul is one of my favorite rock singers.  We have a deep appreciation for Bad Company’s music and look forward to being on the road with them and sharing the stage.”

Special guests and Kentucky-bred hard rockers, Black Stone Cherry, will be kicking things off on The 40 Tour.  Their music has been described as Southern-fried hard rock about everything from being proud of where you come from and true to who you are.

The co-headline tour will stage performances at the following venues:

Thu Jun 20      Auburn, WA               White River Amphitheater
Fri Jun 21        Ridgefield, WA           Sleep Country Amphitheater
Sun Jun 23      Mountain View, CA   Shoreline Amphitheater
Thu Jul 11       Houston, TX              Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat Jul 13        Charlotte, NC             Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sun Jul 14       Bristow, VA               Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 17      Camden, NJ                Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri Jul 19         Burgettstown, PA       First Niagara Pavilion
Sat Jul 20        Noblesville, IN            Kilpsch Music Center
Tue Jul 23       Clarkston, MI             DTE Energy Music Theater
Wed Jul 24      Cincinnati, OH            Riverbend Music Center
Fri Jul 26         Gilford, NH                Meadowbrook (Not a Live Nation date)
Sat Jul 27        *Bethel, NY                Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

*Black Stone Cherry not appearing on this date