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(Not to be confused with Bad Company UK, the 1990s/2000s drum-and-bass DJ team. If you are here because of them, please fix your artist tags.)

Bad Company was a 1970s British blues-rock group fronted by Paul “The Voice” Rodgers. Their name came from a ‘70s Western movie and they were formed by former members of Mott the Hoople, Free, and King Crimson. Members were Paul Rodgers (singer/pianist), Mick Ralphs (guitarist), Boz Burrell (bassist), and Simon Kirke (drummer).

Their hits include “Shooting Star,” “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy,” “Ready for Love,” and “Can’t Get Enough,” most of which are off of the albums Straight Shooter and Bad Company.

In the mid 80`s Rodgers & Burrell left the band. New singer Brian Howe, who had worked with Ted Nugent earlier, made 4 albums with the band. Year 1990`s LP Holy water contained big hit “If you needed somebody”. Their style was then more like melodic rock.

In mid 1990`s Howe left the band and solo artist Robert Hart replaced him. Also other guitarist Dave Colwell & basist Rick Wills joined to group. In 2000`s Paul Rodgers came back to make the new album with old band members Kirke, Ralphs & other guys. They got a hit with the song “Joe Fabulous” what was number 1 on Classic Rock Radio. After that recording all original members left the band and new line-up members came to band. Robert Hart became again the band´s singer.

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  • Drazba

    1st couple of albums were amazing

    2 Feb 8:20pm Reply
  • PP667

    nice

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PabloFI

    Glad I found them here on last.fm too

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Aidan998

    Great band from the 70s. Glad I found them here on last.fm

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • matheussuxx

    The edge of never <3

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • kayto1996

    how can you compare the voices of plant or dio to rodgers-few singers are comparable.now if dio was to sing a rodgers song or vice versa and make a better job of it you might be able to say one's better than the other.For example winehouses version of valerie over the zutons version.singers suite the bands and music they play,it's all in the opinion of the listener as to who they like.artists here don't make music here with popularity in mind-that's x-factor mentality.why do so many people reduce things to that god awful programme.O.k.who want's to be simon cowl-i think ZWSnyder is after the job

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • naturefirst

    hot impressed !

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • RevolutionECW

    not impressed ;(

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • simonespinosa72

    Hi there mac. Trying to work this out as new to it all.

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    "yeah he doesn't hold a candle to them because he can't reach that far down" Lol, that's a good one...

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • jazzthieve

    Spotify Playlist: Classic Rock

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • rockmetalrules

    I prefer Rodgers over Plant or Mercury.

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • rok2slayr

    yeah he doesn't hold a candle to them because he can't reach that far down.

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    Who nicknamed him "The Voice" anyway? Was it actually Jimmy Page? Or Rodgers himself? Because he doesn't hold a candle to Plant or Mercury. Nice band, though.

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    I 3rd that

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    v That's Very True..

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • amaroK_usr

    @TheDarkSide73 eh that happens every time you get confusion between two bands with even remotely similar names. In fact people in general assume that anything they're not familiar with must be crap.

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Simon_VA

    Russian speakers - read translated interview and history of the band here http://idea-blog.ru/xoroshie-pesni-ploxoj-kompanii/music.html

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • rockmetalrules

    I love this band! Paul Rodgers is one of my favorite singers of all time!

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    I'm sick and tired of the stupid retards on the Bad Company UK page talk shit about this band...It just shows that alot people who listens to that band has no education skills..

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
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