THE OFFICIAL FREE - BAD COMPANY - PAUL RODGERS FANCLUB
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Since June of 2001 Lynn has been the bassist, back-up vocalist for Paul Rodgers solo band. From the Barrowlands in Scotland, to the Royal Albert Hall in London, to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, to BB Kings in New York, to the Ryman in Nashville, to the Sidney Superdome, Lynn has toured Europe, Japan, Australia and North America with Paul. As Lynn puts it, "You have the worlds premier rock vocalist touching the hearts of millions, and I'm a part of it! He just gets better with age. He has inspired me to realize that no matter how long you do this or how accomplished you are at your craft you should always challenge yourself. It makes no difference how many gigs and sessions I do with Paul it is always a deep musical pleasure to hear that man sing!" After spending much of 2005 touring the world as frontman for Queen Paul is back with his solo band. Lynn will be touring with Paul in the US in the spring and summer of 2006 and the UK in October of 2006.
Jeff Kathan has become what most drummers only fantasize about; being a true touring professional rock drummer. Jeff's solid locomotive style has earned him the honor of playing with some of the top rock musicians of our time; the legendary Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Howard Leese (Heart), Ronnie Montrose (Edgar Winter Group, Montrose, Gamma), Randy Hansen, and many more.
Crawford picked up the guitar at 11 years old, and by the time he was 13 was playing weekend bar shows with help from friend and teacher Cory Wilds. In March of 2005 Crawford got hooked up with Lynn Sorensen and Jeff Kathan through a contest with 102.5 KZOK's Bob Rivers show. Sorensen and Kathan were part of the house band for an all-star classic rock tribute. After auditioning and getting a guitar spot at just 16 years old, the three played (and still continue to play) with KZOK's 'SPIKE AND THE IMPALERS', getting openings for LYNYRD SKYNYRD and other great rock acts, and playing sold-out shows all over the Northwest.
Now at just age 18, Ian has done music for the Seattle Seahawks, live Television performances, recorded on rap/hip-hop beats for local artists, and writen and recorded music for Las Vegas film company REALM Films. For the last 3 years Ian has also been a hard-working guitar instructor, and is now teaching lessons at A Sharp Music in Renton (www.asharpmusicco.com).
Simon Kirke on drums
FREE & BAD COMPANY
Trubute Band from the North East
Saturday 3rd The Black Horse, Tudhoe
Friday 9th The Lord Clyde, South Shields
Saturday 24th The Beacon, South Shields
My last employer in the UK
is to stage Europe's largest guitar exhibition
2nd February to 3rd March 2007
The official "Born To Rock" website:
Free Poster Reviews just coming in
I did receive the poster today and thank you very much !
What beautiful posters !!
I got #8 and that is my favorite number.
So I'm very happy !
Yoko - Japan
My posters arrived yesterday!!!
Got the posters safely and we are blown away !!!! -
have loved Free, BC and even some of QPR
Darrell and Sharon - Sunderland UK
"Lucy, thank you for the beautiful poster,
I got it today and I see that I am lucky #7!!
Any who receive this poster is a winner
Debra Stone - California
Love, Love, Love the poster.
!! Top quality, nice size.
This is one of the two posters available
Order the set for a special price
20 x 30 FREE Posters available HERE
ALSO LISTEN TO
JJ and Lynne talk to Derek St. Holmes and Jeff Carlisi
Derek St. Holmes and Jeff Carlisi were in town for Camp Jam and
stopped by the studio to talk about Jeffs days with .
38 Special and Dereks time as front man for Ted Nugent.
Derek St Holmes - Photo taken in Atlanta 2005
AT LAST GETTING NOTICED WORLDWIDE
Colin MacDonald - vocals, guitar
John-Angus MacDonald - guitar, vocals
Jack Syperek - bass, vocals
Sean Dalton - drums, vocals
Two new shows announced
From VH1 Music First
RODGERS RULES JAPAN. Paul Rodgers was voted the best vocalist by Japanese rock fans. In the 2006 Player magazine Readers Poll, Rodgers came out on top of Aerosmiths Steven Tyler, Eric Clapton, Whitesnakes David Coverdale, The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, The Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis, Bon Jovis Jon Bon Jovi and a few Japanese artists to grab the number one position.
AND RECORDS WITH QUEEN. While he is number one in Japan, Paul Rodgers will also be recording with Queen. As we reported yesterday Roger Taylor, Brian May and Rodgers have been working on some new tracks. And May confirmed the guys will indeed be recording around February and March. But contrary to reports that Queen would be hitting the road, May said they wouldnt be touring this year.
Coming in Sept 2007
COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Taking shape in metropolitan Atlanta is what promises to be one of the most spectacular performance facilities in the country. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre will open in September 2007 as a world-class facility distinctive in design and in its capacity to support an array of artistic performances and special events. Located in the prestigious Cumberland Galleria area of northwest Atlanta, the Centre will complement this flourishing convention, business, and hospitality community while serving as a regional performance arts landmark and showplace.
Featuring the amenities and technological enhancements found in the finest performance theatres in the world including excellent sightlines from all vantage points and state-of-the-art rigging, sound and lighting the 2,750-seat theatre will feature meticulously designed walls and balconies, and interior finishes that blend rich wood and harmonious metals. The contemporary design is driven by the desire to offer patrons optimum warmth, intimacy and acoustical ambience.
Check out the Virtual tour in the press room
FREE POSTERS ARE NOW IN !!!!!!!!!!!
Only 250 of each will be made
All will be numbered and signed by myself
Original photos from 1970 from Lucy's archives
EXCLUSIVE to ARN Readers
Choose the poster you want or take both for a special introductory offer.
With Valentines coming up, it will make a great gift for your partner or parents
These posters will be shipped world wide and with only 250 being printed .
Posters are mailed out in a tube and will take approx - 2-3 weeks Delivery
Be one of the 250 fans to own a piece of Rock History
Posters were approved by the management of Paul Rodgers
Read about the Graphic Artist here and see some of his other work
You have three options to buy a poster
Poster No 1 Horizontal
Poster No 2 Vertical
Or Buy Both for a discount !!
See all three options
Go Here to order
ELKIE LIVE IN 2007
GUITARIST GEOFF WHITEHORN appears in her Band
Listen to music on the
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Simon Kirke (founder member of Free / Bad Co.) is to perform a very special gig at the Park Hotel in
Tickets, call 07704 154 442 or log on to www.freewayband.com
Simon Kirke will be performing a set which will include all the Free / Bad Co. classics youll be dying to hear, and also some of his newer solo material. Freeway will be doing what they do best!
Tickets for this unmissable evening will be available soon, watch this space for info on how to get hold of them. Please book in advance dont wait until the night at only £14 each, these tickets are going to sell out fast to the regular crowd who attend the rock nights at the Park Hotel, and we want the Free fans to get in there first! Tickets are available now, get yours as soon as possible.
We want to give Simon Kirke a great big welcome back to the North East. Hes really looking forward to coming back here and playing for all his fans. Make sure youre part of it. If you all come along and cheer loud enough, rumour has it that Simon might actually get up on the drum-kit alongside Freeway and Terry Slesser at the end of the night to perform songs such as .well, Ill leave that to your imagination. This is an essential night of music for any Free / Bad Co. / Freeway fan. You know you want to be there!
TICKET LINE - 07704 154 442 - CALL NOW
Or book via Freeways website
No booking fee
Simon Kirke & Larry Oakes
Will be performing at the
Mick Jagger Center
SHEPHERDS LANE, DARTFORD, KENT UK
Saturday 28 Apr 2007 8.00 PM
A legendary rock drummer, Simon Kirke co-founded Free, whose records included the classic, All Right Now. Later he co-founded Bad Company, one of the biggest and best live acts, selling over 60 million singles and albums. This performance, when he appears with Larry Oakes (formerly of Foreigner) will enable you to hear Simon playing guitar and piano, telling stories, singing the hits of Free and Bad Company, and introducing his own songs.
Other show dates
VH1 Appearance - January 11th at 10:00 am. Simon is the co-host alongside Lynn Hoffman on the show "Rock Fest"
Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp - February 15th - 19th in Hollywood, California. Along with Simon Kirke will be Paul Stanley (Kiss), Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead),
March 23rd : Simon Kirke & John Totaro appearing at Right Turn in Arlington, Ma. Show starts at 8pm.
SHOW DATES: New 2007 show dates for England (UK).
20 April - Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
21 April - Cheese & Grain, Frome
For more updates go to www.simonkirke.com
The Results will be passed on to Paul Rodgers
** JUST ARRIVED FROM PAUL RODGERS **
To Rock BROADCAST ASYLUM
With the help of Doc Bob and Rev Ray Brady Cole will Rock massive USA
based internet station BROADCAST ASYLUM on Sat 13th Jan.
over 750.000 downloads of thier show every week so this will potentially be a massive audience for us.
where we will have a artical on thier main website about the band.
and download the show from Sunday 14th and if you have itunes installed you can head
over there and download the show in mp3 format for FREE,
all details for downloading and contacting the show are on the Asylum website.
FOR BEST NEW ALBUM 2006
"Every Track on this cd is excellent "Lucy Piller
The Sudbury-bred, Southern-fed sound of SUPERSTACK verges on a force of nature - powerful, organic, captivating, relentless. Lead singer and guitarist Scott Donnelly, drummer Brian Lahaie, and bassist Greg Mihajic have grabbed the essence of 70's soul rock by the throat and breathed new life into it with 12 tracks of potent new juice that'll shoot straight up your spine and wiggle its way down again. Conjure up a musical love child of James Brown, Humble Pie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jet and The James Gang, and youll be on the right track.
Rockstarz is featured on VH1 Classic during the month of January
as Simon Kirke is the guest host of Rockfest. Check your local listing.
Rockstarz is featured on AETV Breakfast with the Arts on January 28th.
Rockstarz is producing the half-time show at University of Penn v Harvard basketball game on February 9th.
Simon Kirke will be center court as the marching band plays Bad Company songs ending with "All Right Now!"
More drum clinics are being scheduled please check
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The London Guitar Show 2007 is Europes largest public guitar show
no other shows offer so much guitar related product for you to get your hands on.
This years London Guitar Show will be the greatest public showcase of guitar gear Europe has ever seen!
CBM Music & DBTV-UK Limited
Hampshire GU11 1NJ
Friends of mine from the late 60s in London - Did anyone
catch them live. ? It seems like yesterday
Progressive Rock how I knew it
Colin And Stewart - Aged Punk rockers
Colin and Stewart - Aged Prog rockers
Gnidrolog was a British progressive rock band formed in the early 70s
by brothers Colin and Stewart Goldring. The band's name is based on spelling their surname backwards, with concessions to pronounceability. In 1972, they released both their debut and sophomore albums, In Spite of Harry's Toe-Nail and Lady Lake, before disbanding due to a lack of commercial success. Despite having played gigs with fairly well-known bands like Colosseum, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Wishbone Ash, Soft Machine and Magma in their brief career, they have always remained relatively obscure.
After disbanding, all members went on to do session work.
After a break of 27 years they got back together in 1999 and released their third studio
album entitled Gnosis in 2000
Great CD to own is
Harry's toe nail" and "Lady Lake".
Colin and Stewart Goldring
Peter Cowling - Bass, Cello
Colin Goldring - Guitar, Vocals, Sax
Steward Goldring Guitar
Nigel Pegrum - Drums, Flute, Oboe
John Earle - Vocals, Wind
Charlotte French Piano
Japanese Record Collector Mag
Playing Friday 12th Jan 2007
The Springhead Pub Hull UK
Free'd are a four piece band who play the music of Free in the same raw style as Paul Rodgers,
Paul Kossoff, Andy Fraser and Simon Kirke in the late 60s/early 70s.
They play the Merseyside and North Wales rock pub and club circuit.
Live shows in the UK
Friday 12th, The Southend Club, Downham Road, Tranmere.
Saturday 13th Bridge Inn, Wrexham Road, Pontblyddyn, Mold, Clwyd.
Saturday 27th, Oaklands Hotel, Hoole Road, Chester.
Free at Last were formed in 1982 under the name Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam featured three of the current members, Jak (guitar/vocals), Shane (guitar) and Mick (drums) until Dave joined on bass in 1994.
Uncle Sam's set contained a few original songs plus covers by such classic acts as ZZ Top, Pat Travers and of course Free. All the guys in the band have always had a great passion for the music of Free, so in 1996 when deciding to create a tribute there was only one choice who it would be.
Since then they have gone from strength to strength headlining at Bill Flynn's Free Convention and playing many of the top venues around the country, universally agreed to be the best Free and Bad Company tribute around.
With the original Bad Company reforming to promote their Anthology 2cd set, Paul Rodgers releasing solo albums and joining Queen as their singer for a world tour, it only serves to prove sustained interest in what the band are trying to recreate.
So for a night of 70's style red hot blues influenced, soul stealing ROCK the choice must be
FRI 9th FEB - The Diamond, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (01623) 456617
SAT 17th FEB - Riffs Bar, Swindon (01793) 778304
Making of Heaven & Earth DVD
(PR) Black Star Records in conjunction with executive producers Dan Pavlik and Dave Honaker are proud to announce the official release of the "Making of Heaven & Earth" DVD.
The "Making of Heaven & Earth" DVD will include interviews, previously unseen live and studio footage, both acoustic and electric, featuring: Stuart Smith & Richie Onori (Heaven & Earth), Keith Emerson (E.L.P.), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Howard Leese (Heart/Paul Rodgers), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Kelly Hansen (Foreigner), Jay Schellen (Hurricane/Asia), Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck/Vanilla Fudge) and many others.
The DVD features over 4 hours of footage including an in depth breakdown of the writing and recording of each song as well as Live Shows, Production & Equipment Info, Stories & Shenanigans, Bloopers, Photo Gallery, a new Heaven & Earth song performed live at the Lake Havasu Rock Festival as well as many other features.
The first 300 copies will be personally autographed by Heaven & Earth guitarist Stuart Smith. To see a short commercial and to order your copy please go to the store at
are among those on the
Queen's New Year Honours List.
Guests at Lucys New Years Day Chilli Cookout!!!
From Left to right in order
Ray Simpson, Barry Richman, Lynn Simpson, Aaron Simpson, Kim, Michael Martin,Rob, Mike Lowey,