MARCH 2010


First Images of BAD COMPANY Live in Manchester


NEWSFLASH .............................

Bad Company announce exclusive Live CDs of UK tour!

Bad Company - Live in the UK 

Bad Company are delighted to announce that we will be working

with instant music specialists ‘Concert Live’ on our forthcoming UK tour dates.

Concert Live

will be recording 3 dates from the UK tour and creating live CD’s instantly

at the shows for fans to purchase and take home straight after the concerts!

Recorded gigs are; Wembley Arena, Manchester MEN and Birmingham’s LG Arena,

and the Live CD’s will be available after each of these shows as well as throughout the duration of the tour.

These CD sets are presented in deluxe 3 disc digipaks and are strictly limited edition!!

To ensure you get these ultimate souvenirs of your Bad Company concert,

we urge you to order your copies now,

To get your hands on them, either for collection after the concert or home delivery,

 simply visit the Concert Live website

If you are not coming to the live shows, but would still like to get a live CD from the tour, you can

 pre-order and choose to have it delivered to your front door.  Worldwide delivery available!

Enjoy the show!





Bad Company


Next on:

Saturday, 22:00 on BBC Radio 2


Episode image for Bad Company

Bad Company, recently reformed with original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke,

 recorded in a special gig for Radio 2 in the BBC Radio Theatre at the end of March. Features hits from

 Paul Rodgers' long career and from the '68-'73 era of Free and '73-'82 era of Bad Company. Introduced by Johnnie Walker.

Bad Company Video

You'll be able to watch video of Bad Company's Radio 2 concert, from 2300 on Saturday evening.

Bad Company

Repeat of Paul Rodgers interview

Rob Birnie's in good company with legendary frontman Paul Rodgers this Saturday night.

As Bad Company are set to embark on their first tour in nearly a decade we thought it was time we caught up with frontman Paul Rodgers.

Paul is in the studio with Rob on Saturday to talk about his extraordinary career, about his Bad Co / Free Best Of and about reuniting with Bad Company.

 (Repeat Thursday 1 April 11pm) UK time - 6pm Atlanta time

Listen at this link


Don't Miss it - You will be sorry !!!!
Thursday 1st April Birmingham LG Arena
Friday 2nd April Manchester Evening News Arena
Sunday 4th April Sheffield City Hall
Monday 5th April Cardiff CIA
Wednesday 7th April Newcastle Metro Arena
Thursday 8th April Glasgow SECC Clyde Auditorium
Saturday 10th April Brighton Centre
Sunday 11th April
 Wembley Arena
Special guests on the tour will the the Joe Perry Project.


Mick Ralphs - Howard Leese - Lynn Sorrensen - Roger Allen (Fan)

Outside the BBC Radio Theatre  London March 2010

Review from the SWAMPFREAKS

Hi Lucy,
Now remember I am not a writer or know the first thing about doing some kind of review, But hears how I saw the gig, hope it paints some kinda picture for you.

So hear we are at the BBC studios in the big smoke (London), Hilly and Mac from SwampFreaks, Mac had travelled over from Germany and Hilly came down from Newcastle,
We’re sitting in the front row on a balcony that seats about 80 people, overlooking the 250 people below, Waiting for Bad Company to play a set for BBC Radio 2, How we got here, well that’s down to a very special friend, Lucy “Cheers from SwampFreaks”.

Some guy comes on stage and tells the crowed to enjoy the gig and make loads of noise coz the gigs getting recorded, Ha-Ha like we need to be told to make noise,
Then Jonnie Walker introduces the band,
From the backstage area behind the bands backline gear a door opens and the band stroll onto stage quite casually with an air of confidence, crowd really does make noise,
Starting line up ain’t Bad Company, Yes Paul and Simon we there but no Mick, The band open up with a handful of songs from Pauls own history of music like Wishing Well, Saving Grace and Alright Now,
Ok now on the left side of the stage there’s 2 Marshall amp stacks not used, These look like re-issue Marshall hand wired Plexi amps, (Hilly geek),
After the first few songs Paul goes to the mic and introduces Mick and the line up is complete, Bring on Bad Co,
They go onto playing all the crowed pleases,

Feel Like Making Love
Run With The Pack
Shooting Star
Electric Land
Can’t Get Enough
Rock n Roll Fantasy

Finally ending with a stunning version of Bad Company

Paul on vox and piano,
Absolutely faultless from beginning to end, Showing the crowed that he really does still know how to ROCK, launching his Mic stand 20 feet in the air on several occasions even going into the crowd and greeting every one he could reach, Well mainly the women,
(Wouldn’t you do the same),
Simon on Drums,
Kick, Snare, Rack tom, Flour Tom, Couple of cymbals, That’s his setup, a proppa drum kit for people that play hard, Beat perfect, Tight and loud never dropped a beat, Simple as that.
Mick Guitar,
Les Paul, Telecaster, Marshall Plexi, What a sound, Even though he came on later he just got straight into it, we’ll that’s what pro’s do, His riff’s were cool and his solo’s were better.
Howard Leese Guitar
Again using Marshall, possibly vintage modern and I think PRS guitars; His style is simple, Play what is needed, nothing more nothing less, a true pro.
Lynn Sorrensen Bass
Using Marshall bass amplification not sure of guitar possibly warrick, Most important though Bass hug low and denim top to bottom, played Mint, And by the end of the gig he had used every part of the stage.

SwampFreaks hi-light
So you have to picture the scene, 2 northern lads raggy jeans long hair and check shirts looking like a pair of hippies out of the 70’s sitting in the front row on a balcony that holds 80 people and Paul shouts into the mic, who got there tickets from Ticketmaster, Down stairs go crazy, “Who got there tickets from the fan club” again down stairs go crazy, Paul points up to the balcony and says “So I guess you lot are from the Record Company and Management”, HOW COOL IS THAT.

10/10 now I cant wait for Bad Co 7th April Newcastle Arena,


Bad Company live at The BBC Radio Theatre,Portland Place,London W1.
Invite only gig for 400 people.All seated with 300 comp winners downstairs and 100 guests of the band upstairs.
 Introduced by dj Johnnie Walker as their first full UK show for some 30 years.Not counting that semi acoustic show i saw at The Hard Rock Cafe to launch their UK arena tour a few weeks ago.
On at 8pm for a 70 mins set.The first five songs are Paul Rodgers related inc "Wishing Well" and "All Right Now" which were both superb then Mick Ralphs joins them for sixth song "Feel Like Makin' Love" which is another rock classic and others "Run With The Pack","Shooting Star" and a superb "Cant Get Enough".Paul Rodgers voice is strong and clear as usual.
The two guitars sound great.The encore was "Bad Company".An excellent show.Full setlist was "Wishing Well","Saving Grace","Satisfaction Guaranteed","Ride On Pony","All Right Now","Feel Like Makin' Love","Run With The Pack","Shooting Star","Electricland","Cant Get Enough","Rock n Roll Fantasy","Movin' On" and encore "Bad Company".
The show will be on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 03 April at 11pm and it was filmed for BBC TV so look out for that as should be shown pretty soon.See for details of their UK arena tour thats on from April 01 to April 11.New releases from the band are "The Very Best Of Free And Bad Company Feat Paul Rodgers" cd and the "Hard Rock Live-Florida 2008" dvd/cd
Written by Ray Morrissey


Hattie Hayridge  is a fan of Paul Rodgers and Andrew Black

Is that cool or what ??


Video from Andrew Black Live in Colchester,England with "Paul Lester on drums, Tony Mearing on bass" and Tim Aves on Harmonica




Paul Young A great remix version of 'A Little Bit of Love', which is found on the album Other Voices. It features some funky guitar work from Nile Rodgers.


Rough Diamonds

 The Free & Bad Company tribute band in the UK

Get everyone rocking with Rough Diamonds!

The hottest honour band in the UK, Rough Diamonds generate energy and excitement everywhere they perform with their hard driving rock beat emulating the sounds of Free and Bad Company
The band hail from Shropshire, the childhood home of Free and Bad Company drummer, Simon Kirke.
They are officially recognised as a Free/Bad Company honours band by the fan website

Andrew Black UK Tour March 2010

Andrew Black - Her Mind is Gone Written by Professor Longhair Live at The Bulls Head, Barnes, London With: Robin Bibi - Guitar & Vocals Alan Glen - Harmonica Saiichi Sugiyama - Guitar - Presented by Management - Lucy Piller

Sunday Brunch w/Andrew Black begins 3/28


After a one-year hiatus, Front Page News i n Midtown has decided to reinstate the weekly Sunday jazz/blues brunch with Andrew Black & the Naturals.  Beginning on Sunday, March 28th, join Andrew, Will, and the band in the covered patio as the play great jazz and blues, plus music from their 2008 CD, 14th and Crescent.  No cover, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM every Sunday. Sunday Brunch w/Andrew Black begins 3/28



Andrew Black - Born To Run Written by Bruce Springsteen Live at The Bulls Head, Barnes, London With: Robin Bibi - Guitar & Vocals Alan Glen - Harmonica Saiichi Sugiyama - Guitar


Rare Photos of Paul Rodgers

The Road Runners were formed in 1963 in Middlesbrough.

The three founding members were pupils at St. Thomas' RC Secondary School on Highfield Road in Middlesbrough,

 namely Colin Bradley, Micky Moody and Paul Rodgers.





Some additions to Solo dates:

Saturday, July 3, 2010
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH

Saturday, June 12, 2010
San Diego County Fair, San Diego, CA




Paul Rodgers has released many a hit, both with Free and Bad Company, and now, thanks to a new compilation album, you can get all those classic tunes on one CD. It’s aptly called The Very Best of Free and Bad Company Featuring Paul Rodgers and boasts 15 tracks including “Can’t Get Enough,” “Rock N Roll Fantasy” and “All Right Now.”  There will also be an exclusive iTunes deluxe version that boasts bonus material from The Firm with Jimmy Page, The Law and Paul’s solo recordings.  It all comes out on March 29th, but the CD will only be available overseas. 


 Learn more at 


The original music video for Red Dwarf's very catchy tune Tongue Tied, performed by The Cat (aka Danny John Jules) Featuring HATTIE HAYRIDGE

Hattie Hayridge of the Red Drawf

Hattie Hayridge in the USA



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