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There are several bands called The Firm.

1) The Firm were an English rock supergroup comprising former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, ex-Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band drummer Chris Slade and bass player Tony Franklin. Formed in 1984, the band had only mediocre album sales, although they did have sellout tours. Page and Rodgers originally wanted former Yes drummer Bill Bruford and fretless bassist Pino Palladino in the group; however, Bruford was contracted to another label and Palladino had tour commitments with singer Paul Young.

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* Paul Rodgers - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
* Jimmy Page - lead & rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar
* Tony Franklin - bass, keyboards, synthesizer
* Chris Slade - drums, percussion, backing vocals

Both Page and Rodgers refused to play any material from their former bands and instead opted for a selection of Firm songs plus tracks from both their solo albums. The new songs were heavily infused with a soulful and more commercially-accessible sound, courtesy of Franklin’s fretless bass guitar underpinning and understated song structure. Despite refusing to play old material, the last track from The Firm, “Midnight Moonlight”, was originally an unreleased Led Zeppelin song entitled “The Swan Song”. This caused some critics to believe that Page had begun to run out of ideas. In subsequent press interviews, Page had indicated that the band was never meant to last more than two albums. After the band split, Page and Rodgers returned to solo work while Chris Slade joined AC/DC and Franklin teamed up with guitarist John Sykes in Blue Murder.

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  • alefspfc

    rap rules

    9 Aug 11:00pm Reply
  • alefspfc

    fuck rock

    9 Aug 11:00pm Reply
  • adamofgenesis

    Foxy, Nas and AZ >> these other dorks [6]

    4 Jun 9:13am Reply
  • adamofgenesis

    It's 2014 why can't we get multiple pages for artist of the same name. Tired of hearing these rock people bitch and fuck up this page with their bullshit.

    4 Jun 9:13am Reply
  • Bentwick09

    There is only one The Firm, the one with Paul Rodgers,Jimmy Page, Chris Slade and Tony Franklin. They should be the primary band under this listing with the big picture. [5]

    6 Mar 4:09pm Reply
  • JohnTitor98

    There is only one The Firm, the one with Paul Rodgers,Jimmy Page, Chris Slade and Tony Franklin. They should be the primary band under this listing with the big picture. [4]

    21 Jan 1:35pm Reply
  • shellyd86

    There is only one The Firm, the one with Paul Rodgers,Jimmy Page, Chris Slade and Tony Franklin. They should be the primary band under this listing with the big picture. [3]

    21 Jan 7:39am Reply
  • Danaos-2011

    There is only one The Firm, the one with Paul Rodgers,Jimmy Page, Chris Slade and Tony Franklin. They should be the primary band under this listing with the big picture.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • radiobig

    There is only one The Firm, the one with Paul Rodgers,Jimmy Page, Chris Slade and Tony Franklin. They should be the primary band under this listing with the big picture.

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Music-Ninja

    your right but it's still dumb to call a genre real or crap based on preference.

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Also @CriiSs7 and SlappyBag9...Why is it just because people don't like rap they're suddenly considered a racist?? I think people have a right to their own opinion without being called a racist..Just because he doesn't like the same Firm you guys do..

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    I Love Star Trek but i think Star Trekkin' by The 2nd Firm is the worst song i have ever heard in my life..Besides i think The Firm with Jimmy Page is The Best Firm anyway..

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • CRiiSs7

    Have an open mind, rap has plenty of good artists that make REAL music. RogerBrazil is just some racist idiot who only won't admit it. [2]

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SlappyBag9

    Have an open mind, rap has plenty of good artists that make REAL music. RogerBrazil is just some racist idiot who only won't admit it.

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • RogerBrazil

    @ayyynigga The real The Firm has REAL instruments, a REAL singer and make REAL music. Rap is a crap;

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ayyynigga

    wtf is dis get these faggots out of the main pic and put the real Firm group

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mushroomtail

    ah god i can't stand it when people think rock is the ONLY creditable genre

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    I prefer the english rock group The Firm but i'm not gonna bad mouth the hip hop duo The Firm just because they're different..

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • albertlespaul

    Paul Rodgers, Jimmy Page: Real musicians playing real music. // THERE'S NO TALENT IN (C)Rap. No real instruments. No real singers. They copy and paste songs. FUCK THEM. [2]

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Saucepan

    each version sucks in its own way. we all lose.

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
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