One of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Most Iconic Voices to Release

First Collection of New and Original Solo Music in Nearly 25 Years

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Paul Rodgers, iconic lead vocalist, main songwriter and founding member of legendary rock band FREE and Bad Company, will release his his first solo studio release in nearly 25 years, arrives September 22 on Sun Records. A celebration of a storied career and a feel-good, hopeful look towards the future, Midnight Rose features Paul’s quintessential larger-than-life vocals in a whole new chapter of his career. Named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, Rodgers powers through all original, new tracks like “Living It Up,” “Take Love,” “Photoshooter,” and more.

The eight-track album is a collection of all new, original music completely written by Rodgers, with the exception of “Living It Up,” which was co-written by Rodgers and his band’s bassist Todd Ronning, and drummer Rick Fedyk.

The album was produced by Cynthia Rodgers and Bob Rock, and was recorded at Roper Recording and The Warehouse over the last 18 months with unique album artwork contributed by Paul and his love of 26 years, Cynthia.

“My new album ‘Midnight Rose‘ grew from sparks of ideas I had,” says Rodgers. “The sparks developed into a raging fire when the band and everyone involved brought their absolute ‘A’ game. I think it is my best album to date, I like it. I hope you do too.”

Midnight Rose Track Listing
All songs written by Rodgers with the exception of “Living It Up.”
1. “Coming Home”
2. “Photo Shooter”
3. “Midnight Rose”
4. “Living It Up” (Rodgers, Ronning, Fedyk)
5. “Dance in the Sun”
6. “Take Love”
7. “Highway Robber”
8. “Melting”

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New Book Honors The Musical Journey Of Paul Rodgers And Simon Kirke

“Without a doubt, this could well be one of the finest books of 2020!”  Strutter Magazine

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy is, much like the artist it writes about, brilliant.” New Sounds Magazine

With a handwritten foreword  by both Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke

A new book chronicles the music that Paul Rogers and Simon Kirke have created – both together, in bands like Free and Bad Company, as well as their solo endeavors, including Rogers’ time with Queen, The Law, and The Firm. Available October 29 via This Day In Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy features contributions from fans and fellow musicians, as well as by Rogers and Kirke themselves. The David Roberts-penned book also compiles previously unseen photos and images of rare, career-spanning ephemera.

Read about it HERE


Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy – The Musical Journey of Free and Bad Company available now for pre-order!

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy – The Musical Journey of Free and Bad Company

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With a handwritten foreword by both Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke. 

Available for pre-order in two editions: Standard hardback and a Limited Special Slip Case Edition.

The Special Edition is limited to 500 copies only and are individually numbered.

Slip Case Edition comes complete with bonus items including:

  • Replica concert tickets
  • Island Records letter
  • Six previously unpublished photographs
  • Two exclusive artwork prints
  • Queen + Paul Rodgers setlist
  •  A numbered certificate of authenticity

Celebrating 50 years since the release of ‘All Right Now’, and Free’s classic album Fire and Water, this official book features hundreds of contributions from fans, musicians and, of course, Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke.

In their careers beyond Free, Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy follows the band members’ journeys via an oral history of eyewitness accounts and memories, incorporating Bad Company, The Firm, The Law, Queen, and other projects.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy features previously unseen photos and rare, collectible memorabilia from the late-sixties British blues boom to the present day.

Passion, excitement, and emotion are the words that keep cropping up in the pages of this book. The music that Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke have created, solo, as part of Free, Bad Company, Queen, and other outfits has deeply touched and affected the lives of so many people.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy is an outpouring of the stories and eyewitness accounts of concerts and precious moments experienced by fans and musicians who literally can’t get enough of their music.

And the love and respect for Paul and Simon in these pages is also directed at Paul Kossoff, Andy Fraser, Mick Ralphs, Boz Burrell, and many more musicians. They have all contributed to the unique-sounding blues rock that the various bands have performed and recorded so brilliantly over more than half a century.

From Paul Rodgers’ Road Runners in the early 60s to his most recent Bad Company and the Spirit of Free tours, the quality of the music has remained undiminished. Paul Rodgers is the epitome of the rock god but, as the stories in this book will attest, the most approachable and generous of rock stars. It is no surprise to discover that the loyalty of the fans contributing to this book is so unwavering.

From the Nag’s Head in Battersea to Madison Square in New York City, this is the journey made by Free, Bad Company and the rest and described by the people who were there…

David Roberts is the author of music locations guidebooks Rock Atlas UK and USA and the biography of Stephen Stills: Change Partners. Farther back in time, he was editor of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, Managing Editor for Rockopedia, Quarto / Firefly’s Rock Chronicles, and content writer and filmmaker at the O2’s British Music Experience in London.

400 pages

Full colour

Publication date: 29 October 2020

Harback £39.99 ($49.99) – Special Edition £75.00 ($97.99)

Paul Kossoff Features in Ultimate Guitar’s “Top 9 Unrightfully Underrated Guitar Players in Rock Music”

Paul Kossoff

Looking at the history of rock guitar, it’s really sad how many of the great guitar players passed away too early. Such is the case with Paul Kossoff, best known for his work with Free. Of course, he’s also worked with Back Street Crawler, a short-lived band that fused hard rock music with blues. But although he clearly left his mark in the music world, with the guys like Joe Bonamassa praising his work, his name is not often mentioned among the lists of greatest of all time.

Just like Tommy Bolin, Kossoff had his drug addiction issues. Eventually, after Free disbanded, it served in his ultimate demise in 1976.

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