1. Paul Rodgers Talks Bad Company's New 'Live 1977 & 1979' Album: Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 13, 2016 5:27 PM EDT When Paul Rodgers listened to the tapes for the upcoming Bad Company: Live 1977 & 1979 , he heard a band that he felt was at the peak of its powers -- at least in the first phase of its career. "We were going through a huge surge of success," Rodgers tells Billboard about the…

  2. Sunset Marquis: Secrets of Rock 'n' Roll's Wild Hotel

    May 28, 2015 6:16 PM EDT U2 's tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, passed away recently at the Sunset Marquis hotel, a Los Angeles institution with a history of hosting rock royalty.  This story first appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When it comes to hotels, Hollywood’s A-list…

  3. Free’s Paul Rodgers Tries His Hand at Memphis Soul, Admits 'I Was Intimidated'

    October 16, 2014 10:47 PM EDT Free and Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers has performed among greats for most of his professional life, singing such classics as “All Right Now,” “Bad Company,” “Shooting Star,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Rock And Roll Fantasy,” joining Jimmy Page in The Firm in 1980 and members of Queen…

  4. Paul Rodgers, 'Walk on By': Exclusive Song Premiere Off 'The Royal Sessions'

    January 14, 2014 10:49 AM EST The rock vocalist talks new album, plus Bad Company and a (not-so-welcome) boxed set from his earlier band, Free. "There's 16 different versions of 'All Right Now.' Are you kidding me? Who needs that?" If Paul Rodgers has his way, his upcoming album "The Royal…

  5. Queen Extravaganza Makes U.S. Debut

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT During the 22 years since Freddie Mercury's death, the Queen camp has carefully and at times creatively perpetuated the group's catalog and legacy. Reissues. A hit theater musical ("We Will Rock You"). Tours with Paul Rodgers and, this summer, with "American Idol"…

  6. Adam Lambert Takes Control With 'Trespassing'

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Dr. Luke. Bruno Mars. Pharrell Williams. These are just a few of the hitmakers who appear in the production and songwriter credits of Adam Lambert's sophomore album, "Trespassing." But it's not the impressive roster of collaborators that makes the boldest statement in the…

  7. E Street's Nils Lofgren: 'It'll Be Strange' to Tour Without Clarence

    November 22, 2011 10:30 PM EST Dedicating his new solo album, "Old School," to late fellow E Street Band member Clarence Clemons was a no-brainer for Nils Lofgren. "I'm still reeling," Lofgren, who was touring in Britain when Clemons died June, tells Billboard.com. "Clarence and I had a deeper…

  8. Paul Rodgers 'Would Be Open' to Reunion With Queen

    October 20, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Paul Rodgers says he's heard the rumors about him reuniting with Queen for a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But that's as far as it's gone, he says. "No one's actually approached me yet," Rodgers, who worked with Queen's Brian May and…

  9. Jason Bonham 'Representing the Family' with Led Zeppelin Experience Show

    May 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT He's in a band (Black Country Communion) and also plays with Paul Rodgers . But Jason Bonham says he'll always make time for Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience show. "If you'd have asked me that about a year go, I'd have said it was going to be a one-time…

  10. Def Leppard Record New Songs for 'Mirrorball' Live Album in June

    March 02, 2011 12:02 AM EST D ef Leppard will offer an early taste of its next studio album with three new songs that will be part of a live album, "Mirrorball," which is due out this summer. The group is also planning to release a retrospective book, "Def Leppard, The Definitive Visual History,"…

  11. Scouting For Girls, Boyzone Top U.K. Charts

    April 05, 2010 10:13 AM EDT London pop trio Scouting For Girls scored their first U.K. No. 1 single on the new sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal)…

  12. Exclusive: Steven Tyler Could Sue To Stop Aerosmith Replacement Singer

    January 31, 2010 6:02 PM EST Amidst continuing reports of other singers being approached to front Aerosmith , Steven Tyler and his handlers are taking steps to reassert his position in the band. Tyler's Los Angeles-based attorney, Skip Miller, fired off a letter to Aerosmith manager Howard Kaufman last week,…

  13. Rod Stewart Hopes 'Soulbook' Album Launches Series

    October 16, 2009 5:29 PM EDT Rod Stewart is hoping his upcoming "Soulbook" album may launch a series similar to his multi-platinum "The Great American Songbook" series earlier this decade. "Oh, I'd love it to. That would be just amazing, but I'm not going to count my chickens before…

  14. Ask Billboard: Madonna, Yoko Ono, Gospel

    September 18, 2009 5:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. DANCING QUEEN Hi Gary, While I enjoyed Tuesday's Chart Beat column on…

  15. Queen Considering 'Idol's' Lambert As Frontman

    May 23, 2009 9:43 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert's performance with rock band Queen on the finale of the TV singing contest this week has the British band thinking about a new front man. "Amongst all that furor, there wasn't really a quiet moment to talk," Queen guitarist…

  16. Queen, Paul Rodgers Split Up

    May 13, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Queen will no longer rock you -- at least not with Paul Rodgers. With a summer reunion tour with Bad Company looming, the singer tells Billboard.com that the Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration is, in effect, over, and without animosity. "At this point we're gonna sit back from this,…

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend "evolves" on his third album, Pink soldiers through heartbreak on "Funhouse," Brit rock titans Snow Patrol and the Cure unveil new albums and Ryan Adams finds his focus with the Cardinals The first new album bearing the Queen name since 1995, "The Cosmos…

  18. Metallica, Kings Of Leon Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica and Kings Of Leon each secured a second week atop the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sept. 21), as Ne-Yo and Queen + Paul Rodgers won top five album debuts. Metallica and Kings Of Leon each secured a second week atop the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sept. 21), as Ne-Yo and…

  19. Queen Makes Date For 'The Cosmos Rocks'

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct. 28 U.S. release date for "The Cosmos Rocks," the band's first new album since 1995 and its first since Rodgers stepped in for the late Freddie Mercury in 2004. Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct. 28 U.S. release date for "The Cosmos…

  20. Bad Company Plots One-Off Reunion

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bad Company will ride again this summer -- for one night only. The '70s rock troupe plans to reunite for a one-off show on Aug. 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., the group's Bad Company will ride again this summer -- for one night only. The '70s rock…

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