Tag Archives: Bad Company

Quick plays: DIRTY THRILLS, STEELHEART, SHAKRA

DIRTY THRILLS - Heavy Living

DIRTY THRILLS Heavy Living Frontiers [Release date 15.09.17] Despite their name Dirty Thrills are not a sleaze rock band, instead they draw from the musical well of 60′s/70′s rock giants Led Zep and Bad Company, to produce a big, hard … Continue reading

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Rising stars: AUSTIN GOLD (interview)

Austin Gold

Pete Feenstra chatted to Austin Gold for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and an hour feature can be heard on Monday 9 October, 16:00 GMT and Thursday 12 October, 23:00 GMT Up and coming Peterborough rock band share their magic … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Exile & Grace

King King - Exile & Grace

Manhaton [Release date 06.10.17] King King’s ‘Exile & Grace’ doesn’t so much attempt reinvent the wheel, as musically re-market old wine in new bottles. For while the CD comes stamped through with the band’s signature sound – sharp riffs, boisterous … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY – Shootin’ The Breeze

BLACKWATER CONSPIRACY – Shootin

Bulletproof 20/20 Records [Release date 09.06.17] Still barely 2 years old, Blackwater Conspiracy is a Northern Irish band whose debut  album ‘Shootin’ The Breeze’ boasts their own take on classic rock, which they play with drive, purpose, passion, and deliver … Continue reading

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Album review: BIG WOLF BAND – A Rebel’s Story

BIG WOLF BAND – A Rebel

Big Wolf Records [Release date 15.5.17] In this age of instant downloads, there’s something reassuring about a Brummy blues-rock band with well crafted songs, deep grooves, tight arrangements and inspired playing fuelled by plenty of passion. Big Wolf Band come … Continue reading

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Album review: JON LORD – Reissues (Gemini Suite/Before I Forget)

JON LORD - Gemini Suite

Gemini Suite [Release date 09.12.16] Before I Forget [Release date 27.01.17] It is perhaps sometimes overlooked, but Jon Lord left a quiet legacy of solo albums even though for most of his career he laboured in the gargantuan shadow of … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON KIRKE – All Because Of You

SIMON KIRKE - All Because Of You

David Randall chatted to Simon Kirke in October 2016 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  The hour special features Bad Company, Free, and other related tracks. BMG [Release date 10.02.17] It may come as a surprise that the hard-hitting Free/Bad … Continue reading

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News: Melodic rockers VEGA and classic rockers BAD COMPANY named in Best of 2016 poll

VEGA - Islington Academy, London, 30 May 2016

Melodic rockers Vega (Top Album) and classic rockers Bad Company (Top Live Act) have been named in Get Ready to ROCK!’s end of year reviewer poll. Vega, who play a series of headlining dates in the UK from 30 November … Continue reading

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News: SIMON KIRKE talks Bad Company, Free and a new solo album (Interview – 30 October 2016)

Simon Kirke - Bad Company

Photo: Steve Goudie Bad Company, and one-time Free, drummer Simon Kirke releases a solo album ‘All Because Of You’ in early 2017.  Simon describes it as a collection of 11 songs from all periods of his life. He’s just completed … Continue reading

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Gig review: BAD COMPANY/Richie Sambora – Manchester Arena, 24 October 2016

The Best of 2016 - Live Act

GRTR!’s David Randall caught up with Simon Kirke on the last day of the UK tour.  They chatted about Bad Company, Free and Simon’s solo work including his forthcoming album to be released in early-2017. Photo: David Randall With doors … Continue reading

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News: BAD COMPANY Tour in October 2016

BAD COMPANY - Manchester Arena, 24 October 2016

Photo: Steve Goudie Bad Company will return to the UK for their first tour in four years on their ‘Swan Song’ tour.  Original Bad Company members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke will play eight dates in October. One … Continue reading

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Album review: BAD COMPANY – Live 1977 & 1979

The Best of 2016 - Live Act

Rhino [Release date 29.04.16] It does seem strange that this is the first official live Bad Company album in 40 years, featuring the classic original line-up.  Angel Air Records released the Albuquerque gig from 1976 in 2006 but it was … Continue reading

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Album review: BAD COMPANY – Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy – The Very Best Of

BAD COMPANY - Rock

Rhino [Release date 02.10.15] Do we really need another Bad Company anthology?  They were a great band that paved the way for so-called arena rock in the 1980s but haven’t we got all we need on our iPods and memory … Continue reading

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Album review: POWWOW ORCHESTRA – Everybody Powwow!

POWWOW ORCHESTRA - Everybody Powwow!

[Release date 15.06.15] www.facebook.com/powwowthealbum This double CD is the work of composer and musical arranger Simon Webb. The story centres around Thomas Christian, a miner from the north of England, who travels to America where he falls in love with … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Reaching For The Light

KING KING - Reaching For The Light

Manhaton [Release date 04.05.15] Four years after their debut album, King King have outgrown their original mould to such a extent that the album title is more a reality than an aspiration. ‘Reaching For The Light’ reflects a band that … Continue reading

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Album review: LAURENCE JONES – What’s It Gonna Be

LAURENCE JONES – What

Ruf  [Release date 13.04.15] Laurence answers his own question on ‘What’s It Gonna Be’ by filling his own blank canvas with heartfelt, meaningful songs fleshed out with an impressive variety of harmony vocals, burning solos and tight ensemble playing that … Continue reading

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DVD review: PAUL RODGERS, RORY GALLAGHER, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (Special Editions)

Paul Rodgers - Live In Glasgow, Live At Montreux 1994, Live At Wembley

Eagle Rock [Release date 13.10.14] This series of special editions from Eagle Rock bring together a bundle of three DVDs by an artist and at a special price.  A great way of catching up if you missed them first time … Continue reading

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Gig review: PAUL RODGERS – Royal Albert Hall, London, 3 November 2014

PAUL RODGERS – Royal Albert Hall, London, 3 November 2014

Paul Rodgers returned to the UK as a fully fledged soul man for a special one off show to put the Royal back into the Royal Albert Hall. His perfectly preserved voice soared above his 9 piece Memphis band, which … Continue reading

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News: PAUL RODGERS – Royal Sessions live at the Royal Albert Hall, 3 November 2014

PAUL RODGERS BRINGS “THE ROYAL SESSIONS LIVE” TO THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL on 3rd NOVEMBER 2014 Growing up listening to such artists as Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding would have a profound effect on PAUL RODGERS.  From his … Continue reading

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Album review: DIESEL – Into The Fire

Diesel - Into The Fire

Escape Music [Release date 23.05.14] www.escape-music.com This is an interesting one, as it sees the return of Robert Hart, formerly of Bad Company, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and the excellent Distance album working with FM’s guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick. Drummer Jimmy … Continue reading

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