Tagged Paul Rodgers

Wednesday 9pm: Feature Artist – Paul Rodgers

Paul RodgersPaul Bernard Rodgers (born 17 December 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company. He now lives in Canada as a naturalized Canadian citizen. After stints in two less successful bands in the 1980s and early 1990s, The Firm and The Law, he became a solo artist. He has more recently toured and recorded with Queen. Rodgers has been dubbed “The Voice” by his fans. A poll in Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 55 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. In 2011 Rodgers received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

Rodgers has been cited as a significant influence on a number of notable rock singers, including David Coverdale, John Waite, Steve Overland, Lou Gramm, Jimi Jamison, Eric Martin, Steve Walsh, Joe Lynn Turner, Paul Young, Bruce Dickinson, Robin McAuley, Jimmy Barnes, Richie Kotzen. Joe Bonamassa, and the late Ronnie Van Zant. In 1991, John Mellencamp called Rodgers “the best rock singer ever”. Freddie Mercury, the original Queen vocalist, in particular liked Rodgers and his aggressive style. – Wikipedia

Rock Talk with Dominic Forbes 3pm ET

Andy-FraserThis week on Rock Talk, Dominic Forbes chats with Andy Fraser from archive in 2013.  Fraser recently passed away – see article reprint below.

(FoxNews.Com – March 16, 2015) Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem “All Right Now” when he was the teenage bassist for the British rock band Free, has died in California at age 62.

Fraser had been living in the Southern California desert community of Temecula, where he died Monday, the Riverside County coroner said in a statement. The cause of death is not yet known and remains under investigation.

Fraser’s daughter Hannah sent a lengthy statement to FOX411 about her father’s passing on behalf of herself, her sister Jasmine, and her mother Ri. Here it is in full:

I’m so shocked and heartbroken by the loss of our amazing father Andy, who was a true force of nature. His endless passion for music has been an inspiration to the world for over half a decade. Using his creative talents to bring positive change to the world with a fearless commitment to honesty and justice has been a pivotal example for my life. He worked tirelessly on humanitarian projects such as Rock Against Trafficking, Gay Rights Issues, The Occupy Movement, Eco-activism, and he was producing a documentary on Ocean Conservation with me.

Andy never did things by halves. He was a mover and a shaker, and had unfathomable depths of optimism, even when faced with the biggest challenges. He saw everything as an opportunity to make a difference, turning issues into art and uncovering layers of himself to share bravely with the world.

His wicked sense of humor always had me in stitches with his unexpected and often naughty wit.

He was a man of few words, but he always knew how to sum up a situation insightfully, and straight to the point. The last time I saw him he was in his element, rocking out onstage to benefit humanity. I am so proud of him, his bravery, intensity, philanthropy and talent will have people singing his praises for years to come. Andy was a survivor who overcame some of the most challenging health issues in his life, and yet he left this earth healthy, happy and full of plans to make this world a better place for us all. It’s alright now, and he’s finally free.

At age 15, the London-born Fraser briefly became a member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. The group functioned as a training ground for young British rockers including Eric Clapton and Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.

Within a year, Fraser became a founding member of Free. The band’s most prominent member was singer and guitarist Paul Rodgers, who would also go on to front Bad Company and The Firm.

The band’s biggest hit by far was 1970’s “All Right Now,” which remains one of the defining hits of classic rock radio. Fraser also produced the track and plays a bass solo on it.

The song is also a staple of football stadiums. The Stanford University and University of Southern California marching bands each play it at virtually every game.

Fraser kept playing music for most of his life, but he would never equal the success he had as a teen with Free, which broke up in 1972.

He and Rodgers took the stage together to play “All Right Now” at Woodstock ’94, the reboot of the classic music festival.

Rock Talk with Dominic Forbes 9pm ET

Paul RodgersThe RadioMax Debut of Rock Talk with Dominic Forbes.  This edition a discussion with Paul Rodgers.

Artist Countdown: Bad Company Top 35 6pm ET @officialbadco

Bad CompanyBad Company is an English Rock supergroup founded in 1973 by two former Free band members – singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke – as well as Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. Peter Grant, who managed British rock band Led Zeppelin, agreed to manage the band (he managed Bad Company until 1982, when Swan Song Records folded). Bad Company enjoyed great success throughout the 1970s. Many of their singles, such as “Bad Company”, “Can’t Get Enough”, “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”, and “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, remain popular with rockers of both the past and present, and their hits remain staples of classic rock radio. – Wikipedia

1 Feel Like Makin’ Love
2 Can’t Get Enough
3 How About That
4 If You Needed Somebody
5 Walk Through Fire
6 Good Lovin’ Gone Bad
7 Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy
8 This Love
9 Holy Water
10 Young Blood
11 This Could Be the One
12 Movin’ On
13 Electricland
14 Shake It Up
15 Gone, Gone, Gone
16 No Smoke Without a Fire
17 Clearwater Highway
18 Hey Hey
19 Hammer of Love
20 Burnin’ Sky
21 Fame and Fortune
22 Everything I Need
23 Live For The Music
24 Ready For Love
25 Honey Child
26 Gimme Gimme
27 Wild Fire Woman
28 Ain’t It Good
29 She Brings Me Love
30 Rock Steady
31 Silver, Blue and Gold
32 Bad Company
33 Shooting Star
34 Run with the Pack
35 That Girl