1. 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 P ...

  2. Jim Donio on What to Expect at This Week's Rebranded Music Biz (Read: Not NARM) Convention

    May 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT With the first annual Music Business Association (Music Biz) convention being staged in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel from May 6-9, Billboard caught up with the trade group's president Jim Donio to see what was in stor ...

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

    January 14, 2014 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 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 hi ...

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  5. Album Reviews: No Doubt, Mika, Ben Folds Five & more

    October 09, 2012 6:33 AM EDT Mika The Origin of Love Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Oct. 16 The surviving members of Queen have done well with Freddie Mercury stand-ins Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. But British singer Mika is lurking out there as another ...

  6. Queen Extravaganza Makes U.S. Debut

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  7. Adam Lambert Takes Control With 'Trespassing'

    May 11, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 collaborat ...

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

    November 22, 2011 10:30 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Bill ...

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

    October 20, 2011 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, wh ...

  10. Plan B Scoops Three UK Ivor Novello Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 3:57 PM EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Rapper Plan B was the big winner at this year's Ivor Novello music awards in London, carrying off three prizes. The 27-year-old from London -- whose real name is Benjamin Drew -- won Songwriter of the Year as well as the Al ...

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

    May 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    March 02, 2011 12:02 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Leppa ...

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

    April 05, 2010 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    January 31, 2010 6:02 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Aerosmi ...

  15. Rod Stewart Hopes 'Soulbook' Album Launches Series

    October 16, 2009 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 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' ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Madonna, Yoko Ono, Gospel

    September 18, 2009 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 en ...

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

    May 23, 2009 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 "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 ...

  18. Queen, Paul Rodgers Split Up

    May 13, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 thi ...

  19. Queen + Paul Rodgers 'Rocks' Virtual World

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records and Universal Music have called upon Vivaty to create a virtual world listening party for the new Queen + Paul Rodgers album "The Cosmos Rocks." The company, which specializes in creating social virtual scenes, has buil ...

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 t ...

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

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 c ...

  22. Queen Makes Date For 'The Cosmos Rocks'

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  23. Bad Company Plots One-Off Reunion

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 summe ...

  24. Winehouse Set For Mandela 46664 Concert

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse is to perform at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert, to be held June 27 at London's Hyde Park, organizers said today. Others already confirmed to play the 46664 concert include Queen and Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simp ...

  25. Queen/Rodgers Return For Fall Tour, Album

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of its new as-yet-untitled studio album, scheduled for release in Britain on Sept. 1 via EMI. As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-mo ...

  26. Queen + Paul Rodgers Plan Int'l Trek

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of its new as-yet-untitled studio album, scheduled for release in Britain on Sept. 1 via EMI. The 28-date "Cosmos Rocks Over Europe" arena t ...

  27. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Reunion Show

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of ...

  28. New Queen/Rodgers Single Salutes AIDS Day

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen + Paul Rodgers have recorded a new single, "Say It's Not True," to commemorate World AIDS Day on Saturday (Dec. 1). Queen + Paul Rodgers have recorded a new single, "Say It's Not True," to commemorate World AIDS D ...

  29. Rodgers Ready To Rock Ahmet Tribute, Queen CD

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zeppelin's reunion, Paul Rodgers is hoping that fans will remember the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on Dec. 10 in London is indeed supposed to be about the late Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zepp ...

  30. Guy, Randolph Set For Experience Hendrix Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist confirmed to appear on the five-city Experience Hendrix tour. The outing begins Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C. Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny ...

  31. Queen, Rodgers Nine Songs Into New Album

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Everybody tie your mothers down. Queen + Paul Rodgers plan to rock you again -- perhaps as soon as 2008. Everybody tie your mothers down. Queen + Paul Rodgers plan to rock you again -- perhaps as soon as 2008. Rodgers tells Billboard.com that he ...

  32. Strong 'Sensations'

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's new album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Cl ...

  33. Superstar Artists Enrich Moore's 'Sensation'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's upcoming album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Er ...

  34. 22OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 29 - June 4, 2006. 22OnTV 20060530_col_ontv Music-related TV listings for May 29-June 4, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 29 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): Snow Patrol (also scheduled: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson). “ ...

  35. VH1 Rock Honors To Salute Kiss, Queen

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss, Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest will be saluted at the first VH1 "Rock Honors," which will be taped May 25 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay and broadcast six days later on the music channel. Kiss, Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Prie ...

  36. Queen, Rodgers Reveal 2006 Tour Plans

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen + Paul Rodgers have revealed plans for a six-week North American arena tour next spring, beginning March 3 in Miami and running through April 13 in Vancouver. The group tested the waters on this Queen + Paul Rodgers have revealed plans for a s ...

  37. Queen + Paul Rodgers / Oct. 16, 2005 / East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ultimately, the night belonged to Freddie Mercury, who was present in spirit and vision as old concert and newsreel footage danced across the giant screen above the stage throughout the show. I believe it was Dave Grohl who once said the only two me ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Queen, Ricky Martin, The Doors

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Queen, Ricky Martin, The Doors Queen's 1975 album "A Night at the Opera" will arrive in a 30th anniversary collector's edition Nov. 22 via Hollywood Records. The original CD, best known for "Bohemian Rhapsody," ...

  39. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (als ...

  40. Pussycat Dolls, David Gray Rule U.K. Charts

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pussycat Dolls and David Gray continue to lead the U.K. single and album charts with "Don't Cha" and "Life in Slow Motion" respectively, while Kanye West scored a new hit single and Bon Jovi, Barbra S Pussycat Dolls and Davi ...

  41. Queen, Rodgers Testing Waters With U.S. Dates

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A successful 32-date European tour now complete, Queen + Paul Rodgers have scheduled two fall U.S. shows, one on each coast. A successful 32-date European tour now complete, Queen + Paul Rodgers have scheduled two fall U.S. shows, one on each coast. ...

  42. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. Among the acts that have been affected are R.E.M., Queen + Paul Rodgers, Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in ...

  43. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41, Queen + Paul Rodgers, R.E.M. alter plans. Sum 41, Queen + Paul Rodgers, R.E.M. alter plans. News Paul Rodgers ...

  44. Queen's Ransom: Tribute Album, 2006 U.S. Tour

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next s ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Summer Tours, Nickelback, BNL

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Summer Tours, Nickelback, BNL Talk is starting to heat up about early summer tour packages for North America. Among the outings believed to be in the works are a Don Henley/Stevie Nicks bill, a Queensryche/Judas Priest pairing and a tour fea ...

  46. Lennox, Melua, Arie Set For '46664' Benefit

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In keeping with the central theme of focusing global attention on women and girls living with HIV/AIDS, organizers of the South African 46664 benefit concert have confirmed three top female acts for t In keeping with the central theme of focusing gl ...

  47. Queen, Rodgers Nail Down Reunion Tour

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rodgers and Queen are also seeking fan input to generate the set list for the tour, which will be guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor's first since original lead vocalist Freddie Mercury died Queen and Paul Rodgers will begin their spr ...

  48. Queen To Reactivate At African AIDS Benefit

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A second concert aimed at strengthening the 46664 campaign to fight the African HIV/AIDS epidemic will be staged March 19 at the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate in George, a seaside town on the A second concert aimed at strengthening the 4666 ...

  49. Queen Regrouping For 2005 Tour

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen is reforming and is planning a European tour next year with former Bad Company and Free lead singer Paul Rodgers. Queen is reforming and is planning a European tour next year with former Bad Company and Free lead singer Paul Rodgers. "I w ...

  50. Holland's 'Friends' Pack Third Big Band Album

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the artists collaborating with Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the third album in the "Small Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson ...

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