+ Very Special guests: Joe Elliott's Down 'N' Outz
BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
NEWCASTLE CITY HALL: DUE TO DEMAND MOVED TO NEWCASTLE ARENA
02 APOLLO MANCHESTER
NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE
SOUTHEND CLIFF PAVILIONS
LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL
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Los Angeles, CA November, 2010
FOUR MILLION AIRS AWARD
“ALL RIGHT NOW” SURPASSES FOUR MILLION AIRPLAYS IN THE U.S.
Los Angeles, CA – November XX, 2010 – BMI just presented Paul Rodgers, singer songwriter and founding member of Free with a new “Million Air” award to acknowledge four million performances of Free’s hit song "All Right Now." Million Air awards are presented to songwriters in recognition of songs that receive two million or more U.S. radio and television performances. A radio staple for 40 years, the song has also surpassed a massive 2,000,000 radio plays in the UK (as of 2000). “All Right Now” appeared on the band’s “Fire and Water” album in mid-1970. The single was an international #1 hit in over 20 territories and landed at #2 on the UK charts and #4 on Billboard Hot 100.
“When I started writing ‘All Right Now’ the lyrics and the melody flowed easily. It felt special and it’s still special to me and the fans. It’s a ‘must play’ in my solo set,” said Paul Rodgers.
Recently, “All Right Now” topped the UK’s Planet Rock radio fan poll as the “Greatest Rock Single,” in “one of the most decisive polls” they’ve ever run beating out 39 international chart-topping hit songs from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, AC/DC, The Eagles, Queen and Guns and Roses. Previous Planet Rock polls placed “All Right Now” on the “Best Summer Rock Song,” “Greatest Rock Riff of All Time” and “Ultimate Driving Songs” charts.
After a five-year skyrocketing run of success, Free would disband in 1973 and Paul Rodgers would go on to form and front another legendary rock band, Bad Company. Earlier this year, “The Very Best of Free and Bad Company featuring Paul Rodgers” greatest hits collection, featuring Rodgers’ greatest works during the legendary ’68-’73 era of Free and ’73-’82 era of Bad Company, became Bad Company's first top 10 chart appearance since 1979, Free's first since 1991 and was Rodgers’ return to the charts following his 2007 certified Gold debut solo DVD “Live in Glasgow” which charted at #1 in Canada, #2 in Japan, #3 in the US and #4 in the UK.
Following a U.S. summer tour run, Paul Rodgers and Bad Company recently wrapped their first concert tour of Japan in over 30 years culminating with 3 nights in Tokyo.
Friday, November 05, 2010
KLOS' MARK & BRIAN LA CHRISTMAS SHOW
Tickets On-Sale: Saturday 11/06/10 at 10:00am Pre-Sale Starts: 11/04/10 at 10:00am - 11/05/10 @ at 10:00pm Pre-Sale Password: KLOS
Portions of the proceeds will go to support the Eisner Pediatric & Family. Tickets
Monday, October 25, 2010
PR JAPANESE FAN CLUB
Some members of the PR Japanese club gather in Tokyo, October 25th.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
THE GREATEST ROCK SINGLES UK TOP 40 "ALL RIGHT NOW" #1
THE GREATEST ROCK SINGLES: TOP 40 - THE PLANET ROCK VAULT UK
And the winner is...
ALL RIGHT NOW, the 1970 top 5 (it reached number 2) hit from Free."When I started writing "All Right Now" the lyrics and the melody flowed easily.It felt special and it is still special to me and the fans.It's a must play in my solo set" PAUL RODGERS
Easily their most commercial track, the single version was roughly 80 seconds shorter than the album version, and vastly different to the bluesy demo version that's floating around on various reissues. The song was given a new lease of life in 1991 when it was used on a particularly famous Wrigleys Chewing Gum advert, propelling the rereleased and remixed single back into the nation's conscience, and hitting number 8 in the singles charts. And there's absolutely no doubting the song's "single" credentials, as it's remained a radio staple for 40 years - passing 1,000,000 radio plays in the US by 1990, and passing a massive 2,000,000 radio plays in the UK in 2000.
The song that it narrowly beat to top the charts was SWEET CHILD 'O MINE, Guns N Roses' famously game-changing single which propelled the band into a new rock stratosphere, hitting number 1 in the US (their only US number 1 single) and number 6 in the UK charts. Depending on which format of the single you bought, you may have heard the band doing a pretty decent cover of 'Whole Lotta Rosie' on the B-Side.
Here's the top 10:
1. ALL RIGHT NOW - FREE
Mouthful of Grass / The Hunter
2. SWEET CHILD O' MINE - GUNS N' ROSES
Out To Get Me / Rocket Queen / Whole Lotta Rosie (Live) / It's So Easy (Live) / Move To The City
3. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - QUEEN
1975 & 1991
I'm in Love with My Car (1975) / These Are the Days of Our Lives (1991)
PAUL RODGERS ANNOUNCES FUND-RAISING DRIVE TO BENEFIT “KIDS ROCK FREE®” MUSIC PROGRAM DRAWS TO BE HELD THROUGHOUT RODGERS’ 2010 CONCERT DATES FEATURING RARE STAGE ITEMS, AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA & COLLECTIBLES BONUS MONTHLY DRAWS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT PAULRODGERS.COM
Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2010 – Legendary rock icon Paul Rodgers has announced that during his concert tours this year, both Solo and Bad Company, he will be donating rare personal stage items, autographed memorabilia and collectables for a nightly draw. All of the proceeds will be given to the Fender Centers ‘Kids Rock Free’ national music education initiative in efforts to raise money and awareness. Plus Rodgers and his wife, Cynthia, will match all monies raised.
“Without music in schools curriculum there is a void for young people to express, explore and experience music. We are on a mission to set up this music program across the U.S. If not for music in my life as a young person who knows where I would have focused my energy,” said Rodgers.
The Kids Rock Free campaign provides free and low-cost music lessons to students age 7-17 and has serviced over 12,000 kids. Rodgers has dedicated himself to the program since 2003, donating his time, talent and finances. In an effort to expand the program nationwide and to help kids across the United States experience music at a very low cost or for free, the push is on to raise additional funding to make that experience a reality.
Those who wish to participate may simply visit the merchandise booth during any concert date and purchase a $5 fundraising ticket. Two random drawings will be held each night, and the winner(s) will take home one (or two) items. Monthly drawings are also being held online on Rodgers’ website, PaulRodgers.com. Rodgers and his wife, Cynthia, will match all donations made during the fund-raising drive.
Additionally, supporters of Kids Rock Free “text-to-donate” can make a $10 donation directly from their mobile phones by texting “ROCK” to 50555. A one-time $10 donation will be added to mobile bills; messaging and data rates may apply. Terms, help and other details can be found online at www.mgive.com/a.
Rodgers, celebrating over four decades as a writing and charting recording artist (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen + Paul Rodgers, Solo), was recently presented with the “Classic Songwriter” award by Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck at the annual Classic Rock Magazine Roll of Honour 2009. Rolling Stone recently named Rodgers one of the “Top 100 Singers of All Time,” Classic Rock UK placed him at #2 on their “50 Greatest Singers in Rock” list. His debut solo DVD “Live in Glasgow” is certified Gold and charted at #1 in Canada, #2 in Japan, #3 in the US and #4 in the UK . Recently released in the U.K. “The Best of Free and Bad Company, featuring Paul Rodgers” hit the charts in the top 10 and is also certified gold.
CONFIRMED US TOUR DATES: DATE VENUE CITY/STATE July 16 Fantasy Springs Casino Indio, CA July 17 Orange County Fair Costa Mesa, CA July 22 The Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena Lakeland, FL July 23 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL July 25 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA July 27 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA July 30 Choctaw Resort Casino Event Center Durant, OK August 1 Outlaw Jam/Frederick Co. Fairgrounds Frederick, MD August 4 Casino Rama Entertainment Center Rama, Ontario August 14 Dog's Nest At Grand Bend Grand Bend, Ontario October 4 Potawatomi Casino Milwaukee, WI October 5 Potawatomi Casino Milwaukee, WI October 7 The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Catoosa, OK (Tulsa)
CONFIRMED SOLO DATES
April 30 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, AB Canada
June 5 Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival Temecula, CA
June 12 Sand Diego County Fair San Diego, CA
June 17 Tachi Palace Casino Lemoore, CA
June 18 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA
June 25 Northern Lights Casino Walker, MN
June 26 Northern Lights Casino Walker, MN
July 3 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
July 4 WMGK Let Freedom Rock Fest, Cooper River Park Pennsauken, NJ October 9 Little Creek Casino Resort Event Center Shelton, WA
ABOUT KIDS ROCK FREE®:
More than 12,000 children have experienced the joy of creating music through the Kids Rock Free music education program. The lessons are provide to any and all kids at no or low cost. Guitar, keyboard, drums and voice are currently offered. More than 800 kids are wait-listed to participate in the KRF program. The classes are taught by experienced teachers from the area. More donations are needed to increase the number of sessions offered, expand the variety and depth of classes and complete the build-out the much needed rooms within the center to accommodate the constant and ever-growing demand for the Kids Rock Free Program.
ABOUT THE FENDER CENTER/MUSEUM:
The Fender Center for Music Education is a non-profit center dedicated to the music education of children. The 33,000-square-foot building is located at 365 N. Main Street, in Corona, Calif. Run by the Fender Museum of Music and the Arts Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 corporation, the board is made up of civic leaders, elected officials, and business leaders from the Riverside County and Orange Country regions. The main focus of the Center is to provide music education to children at a no or low cost. Music education has been drastically reduced due to money constraints in the public education system. The Fender Center endeavors to bridge that gap by providing an innovative and caring environment for children to explore the world of music performance. Numerous studies have shown that children, who incorporate music into their education, perform better in math and science by a staggering 30 percent. Additionally, children attain a higher degree of personal confidence and a greater sense of accomplish compared to non-music students.
The Fender Center conducts events throughout the year to bring musical experiences to the general public and raise funds to continue the important work of music education. Contained within the Center, the FM Studio, professionally equipped and staffed, records the kids’ performances. FM Studio is available for commercial use and audio recording. Additional information can be obtained at www.fendermuseum.com.
Tuesday, July 1, 2010
"THE VERY BEST OF FREE AND BAD COMPANY FEATURING PAUL RODGERS" CERTIFIED GOLD IN THE UK
"The Very Best of Free and Bad Company Featuring Paul Rodgers" is now Certified Gold in the UK!
Paul Rodgers & Bad Company released their DVD, Hard Rock Live - the only DVD that features the original members was recorded at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida in August of 2008. The band had not played together in 10 years.
"I'm so glad this DVD captured the magic of the night." Paul Rodgers
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
BAD COMPANY "ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY (LIVE)" - FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD
Bad Company have a new CD/DVD release in stores today titled 'Hard Rock Live' and AOL Radio has a free MP3 download of 'Rock and Roll Fantasy (Live)' from the release. Written by Paul Rodgers this song was originally released over 30 years ago on the 1979 studio album 'Desolation Angels.
'Hard Rock Live' is the reunion concert from Bad Company that occurred on August 8, 2008 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida and is the only DVD that feature the original members. The release can be purchased on iTunes, DVD or Blu-ray -- all of which include a bonus audio CD.
This free MP3 download from Bad Company is only available for two weeks at the link below. Make sure you download it before it's too late! If you need help on how to download a free MP3, click here.
This 2 disc CD/DVD set is the first featuring all three original members, Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke.
Recorded at the sold-out show at Hollywood Florida's Hard Rock and just released on Image Entertainment it includes the hits Bad Company, Honey Child, Burnin Sky, Gone, Gone, Gone, Run with the Pack, Live for the Music, Seagull, Feel Like Makin Love, Movin' On, Simple Man, Rock Steady, Shooting Star, Can't Get Enough, Rock n Roll Fantasy, Ready For Love & Good Lovin' Gone Bad.
Howard Leese guitarist for Paul Rodgers band releases his Solo CD "Secret Weapon"
His guests include Paul Rodgers, Keith Emerson, blues sensation Andrew Black and others.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
With the recent news that more service personnel have fallen in Afghanistan, taking the total killed to over 250 since operations began in the country in October 2001, we encourage fans to buy the CD or MP3 of "We Will Remember Them" as ALL money raised from the sale of the single will go to Help 4 Heroes and The Royal British Legion.
PAUL PERFORMS WITH THE AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR ON CNN
Paul performed with the African Children's Choir at their 25th Anniversary celebration in Vancouver last September.Also performing that evening were Michael McDonald, Bob Geldof and Beth Nielsen Chapman.CNN are currently running a TV special Inside Africa.Click below to see their performance and the special.Also available on satellite TV.