"Everyone knows that Paul Rodgers is one of the greatest singers in the world. What they are only just waking up to is that there may never be another like him." - Mick Wall/Classic Rock Magazine
Paul Rodgers has released a new studio recording that is available online via CD Baby, and all other digital retailers, including iTunes. The song "With Our Love" has been shared with fans and the public on his 62nd birthday, with one hundred percent of the proceeds earmarked for the charities The Racehorse Sanctuary & Rocking Horse Children's Charity and Seraphim 12 Foundation. The composition was co-written and performed by Perry Margouleff, whose friendship with Rodgers dates back to over twenty years ago when they met in the U.K. while Margouleff was performing with The Pretty Things. "Perry and I have been writing songs together over the years.", said Paul, "He records everything in analog - like the old days in the 70's. I like the warm sound this creates. The lyrics were born out of the track. I let the music speak to me and it's what came out. I'm happy if people can feel the groove on this and connect with it."
All of these charities are organizations Rodgers has offered significant support to in the past, in fact he is a Patron of one while Perry Margouleff is a Senior Board Member of the other. Rodgers shared, "Horses are such a powerful part of human development and have been since the early ages. We humans owe them so much. My wife Cynthia and I have visited both sanctuaries and can't imagine any of these healthy vibrant beings being sent off to die. Especially Seraphim 12's 'Daisy,' who was to be slaughtered for human consumption at four months of age! Or ex-racehorse 'Mr. Streaky,' who due to human error developed anxiety and fear issues which now after eight years he is finally starting to overcome, and in doing so is helping the autistic and inner city kids who visit the sanctuary. Blues great Willie Dixon believed that 'Once we know better we can do better'...so now that we know better, let's do better."
The physical cd-single, "With Our Love", can be purchased on-line here:
PAUL RODGERS' passion is writing and performing music. He continues to record and tour Internationally, on a limited basis. For a man who prefers to keep a low profile, he has left his indelible mark on music.
* Platinum-selling Singer, Songwriter & Self-taught multi-instrumentalist * Written, Recorded, Produced and Released 30 albums since 1968 * Sold over 90 million albums worldwide!! * Formed and Led 3 bands to worldwide platinum success: Free, Bad Company, & The Firm * Grammy-Nominated Solo Career * Has recorded/performed with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Brian May, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams, Motown's Sam Moore, The Four Tops, and others.
Receives the prestigious Ivor Novello Songwriting Award for his Outstanding Contribution to British music
Four Million Air Award presented to Paul Rodgers by BMI for "All Right Now" surpassing four million airplays in the US Billboard Charts Top 10 CD Certified Gold The Very Best of Free & Bad Company Featuring Paul Rodgers Bad Company and special guest Joe Perry Project tour the UK after a 30 year absence, culminating with the filming of a DVD at Wembley, to be released Spring 2011 First Bad Company tour of Japan in 35 years #1 Greatest Rock Single in the UK top 40 - "All Right Now" #4 on UK charts, Bad Company "Hard Rock Live" CD/DVD Performed with Joe Perry, Jason Bonham, Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Peter Frampton and others at KLOS radio's Mark and Brian's Christmas Benefit Concert in LA. Proceeds to The Eisner Pediatric Foundation
Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck awarded Paul with the Classic Songwriter of 2009 chosen by the fans and writers of the UK's International Classic Rock Magazine. Eminem's single "Beautiful" features Paul Rodgers voice Receives Honorary Doctorate from Teesside University in his hometown of Middlesbrough. Teesside was ranked the #1 University 2009 in the UK Performed during the Rock Roll of Honour week in London at the Hammersmith Apollo and released a live CD from the evening - Pick it up here: www.concertlive.co.uk Turned 60 and friends Robert Plant, Mick Fleetwood, Joe Perry, Roger Taylor, Lynyrd Skynyrd - Johnny Van Zant, Bill Wyman & Brian May all pay tribute Recorded at Abbey Road Studios a song for the troops "We Will Remember Them" Exclusive 10 US East Coast dates with Bad Company With wife Cynthia began "Random Acts of Generosity" where unsuspecting fans receive $100. The only catch is that they do a random act of kindness. Performed at the African Children's Choir in Vancouver 25th Anniversary celebration with Michael McDonald, Beth Neilson Chapman. Bob Geldof was honored that evening Voted #3 Greatest Voice in Rock in Rolling Stone Magazine, fans voted on line Voted by Japan's Player Magazine fan poll #2 Best Vocalist Voted #2 Greatest Singer in Rock by Classic Rock Magazine.
Rodgers celebrates his 40th year as a Writing and Recording Artist One of only 8 people to ever receive a Proclamation from US Congress. Rodgers was given for his musical achievements and for his philanthropist work for the Fender Center's "Kids Rock Free" Music Education Program. Performed for his largest live crowd 350,000 in Kharkov, Ukraine for an Aids benefit with Queen. Released The Cosmos Rocks studio album with Queen + Paul Rodgers Queen + Paul Rodgers toured Europe, England, Saudi Arabia and South America Performed at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday bash in London's Hyde Park along with Will Smith, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Josh Grobin, Joan Baez, Jamelia, Eddy Grant, Leona Lewis, Razorlight, Soweto Gospel Choir, Emmanuel Jal, Vusi Mahlasela, Sugababes, Johnny Clegg, Sipho Mabuse, Jivan Gasparyan, Suzanna Owiyo, Amaral, Simple Minds, Andrea & Sharon Corr, Children of Agape Choir & Zucchero Performed at the “Gridiron Greats” benefit in Phoenix invited Sam Moore as a special guest Sang “Hold On” a duet with Deborah Bonham on her new CD “Duchess” Performed and recorded a DVD Bad Company Live at the Hard Rock 08 08 08 at a one off concert in Florida Played 7 solo dates in North America including Dolphins Stadium in Miami.
Rodgers joins The Trans Siberian Orchestra for 4 Sold Out US Concerts Led Zeppelin, Paul Rodgers, Bill Wyman, Paolo Nutini and other Atlantic artists perform at Ahmet Ertegun's Tribute concert at London's 02 Arena. Rodgers was the only artist to perform on both the A stage and B stage sharing with soul friend Sam Moore singing the song they recorded together “We Shall Be Free.” Jammed with Irish/English rock band The Answer in London Hits #1 three times with Debut Solo DVD Live In Glasgow on Nielsen Soundscan Charts in Canada. DVD Hits #3 in the US on the Nielsen Soundscan Charts. Paul performs at BB King's Photocharity Concert Of Hope to End Youth Homelessness. Also performing BB King, George Thorogood, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others. Wrote and recorded new album as Queen + Paul Rodgers. Played limited Solo Dates in the US, Holland & Norway.
Sold Out UK Tour including London’s Royal Albert Hall Voted #1 SINGER by Japan's Player Magazine Voted " A ROCK ICON" in Classic Rock Magazine by fellow Musicians Received the Three Million Air Award from BMI for "All Right Now," which passed three million radio airplays in the US. Recorded with Soul legend Sam Moore CD Overnight Sensational, including Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons, and Bon Jovi. Paul Rodgers & Free released Free Forever DVD. Charted at #1 in the UK. Gold Status Q+PR appeared on Entertainment Tonight and American Idol Played 6 Solo US concerts The Pussy Cat Dolls, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Kiss, Alice in Chains, Godsmack and Paul Rodgers all performed two nights at Japan's Udo Music Festival.
Queen + Paul Rodgers performed in South Africa at Nelson Mandela's 46664 Aids Awareness Benefit Queen + Paul Rodgers toured Europe and England Queen + Paul Rodgers released a Live Double-CD & DVD Return of The Champions recorded in Sheffield, England, featuring songs from Paul Rodgers' + Queen's catalogues. Charted Top Ten. Gold Status Queen + Paul Rodgers toured North America and Japan Queen +Paul Rodgers released Super Live in Japan recorded in Tokyo featuring songs from Paul Rodgers' + Queen's catalogues.
Voted #1 Vocalist by Classic Rock Magazine Paul Rodgers performed the finale "All Right Now" on the First UK Music Hall of Fame's Televised Induction Ceremony, with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor. Joined Hendrix's Band of Gypsies drummer Mitch Mitchell & bassist Billy Cox, Carlos Santana, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, and Kid Rock's Kenny Olsen for 3 Sold Out US Dates as "Experience Hendrix" Performed with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations and The Four Tops at The Tops' 50th Anniversary. From The Heart DVD was released. Featured vocalist at Wembley Stadium with guitarists Joe Walsh, David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Brian May, Gary Moore, Hank Marvin and others for the Fender Strats 50th Celebration. Strat Pack DVD was released Played 23 concerts in North America, plus one in Holland.
Played two sold out nights at London's Royal Albert Hall with Jools Holland. Recorded a new song "I Told The Truth" on Holland's Small World Big Band Friends 3 CD also featured Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Ringo Starr, David Gray, Peter Gabriel, Michael McDonald, Smokey Robinson and others. Played 22 Concerts in North America.
Paul Rodgers & Bad Company release Merchants of Cool CD & DVD featuring Rodgers' new single "Joe Fabulous” achieves Gold status Rodgers & Bad Company played 32 U.S. dates Rodgers played 4 solo Concerts in the U.S. Performed with Jeff Beck in London At the invitation of Prime Minister Tony Blair, Paul Rodgers performed at the Labor Party Conference.
Sold Out Australian and UK Solo Tours Sold Out UK Tour with Bad Company.
Released his 6th Solo CD Electric, his single, “Drifters” remained Top Ten for 8 weeks on Billboard's Monitor Heritage Rock Radio Charts Presented with “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Joe Walsh from the LA Music Foundation. Sold-Out concerts in the UK, Australia, US and Canada Performed a concert in Cleveland "Tribute to Muddy Waters," also featuring Bonnie Raitt, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, and many blues greats. Toured Australia with Roger Daltrey, Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper, a full orchestra and rock band as “The Ultimate Rock Symphony.”
Toured with Bad Company for the first time in 20 years Paul Rodgers and Bad Company released The Anthology a double CD Rodgers’ New Song "Hammer Of Love" reached #2 on Billboard's Monitor Heritage Rock Radio Charts VH1 filmed "Behind The Music" TV Special.
Released his first Double CD Now & Live", his single "Soul of Love" remained in rotation on more than 86 rock stations for 6 months. Now & Live charted Internationally in the top 30
World Tour included the usual countries, US, Canada, England, and Japan, plus the unusual countries of Russia, Israel, Bulgaria, Romania, Argentina, Brazil and Greece.
Performed at Woodstock's 25 Anniversary Concert Headlined at Gibson’s Night of 100 Guitars' at Wembley Stadium Performed at the 'Elvis Tribute' in Memphis Collaborated with Slash and Hendrix's Band of Gypsies to record " I Don't Live Today" on Stone Free: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix.
Released his Grammy Nominated Muddy Water Blues CD with contributions from Jeff Beck, Richie Sambora, David Gilmour, Brian May, Steve Miller, Slash, Buddy Guy and others. Rodgers wrote the title track, “Muddy Water Blues.” Released the Hendrix Set CD.
Formed The Law and Released CD The Law that included America’s # 1 AOR hit "Laying Down The Law" written by Rodgers.
Performed at Madison Square Garden for the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary.
The Firm released a Multi-Platinum CD Mean Business World Tour SOLD OUT.
The Firm released Multi-Platinum CD The Firm World Tour SOLD OUT.
Formed The Firm with Jimmy Page.
Released his First Solo Album Cut Loose - Paul Rodgers played all of the instruments. Rock's First Charity Tour, US ARMS Tour, to help musician Ronnie Lane's fight against Multiple Sclerosis included Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker, Paul Rodgers and others.
Formed Bad Company with Guitarist Mick Ralphs Released 6 Multi-Platinum Albums spawning rock classics "Can't Get Enough", "Feel Like Making Love", “Shooting Star", “Bad Company” and "Rock & Roll Fantasy", "Oh Atlanta", "Rock Steady", etc.
Formed Free with Guitarist Paul Kossoff Released four Top Five Albums, included smash hits “All Right Now,” (which was a #1 hit in 20 Territories), “Wishing Well,” “Fire & Water", "The Hunter", and more Played over 700 live shows throughout the world, including England's legendary Isle of Wight Festival, w/Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, The Who and others