Thank You to Derek St. Holmes for joining us in the chat room. Best of
luck with your upcoming tour of 2003 with Mark Farner -- details will follow.
To hear some sound clips, go to this link.
of the incredible Tim Donahue playing a track from the CD Voices
in the WInd (featuring Paul Rodgers).
OK, Fans, isn't it about time we get the boys in the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame? I think so, let's get them in for the year 2003 Details about the
Hall of Fame and inductions are at http://www.rockhall.com/email/index.html.
All you have to do is spend a few cents on a stamp and write to the
following address saying you think BAD COMPANY should be inducted:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
You have to send regular mail, do not write to the e-mail addresses
listed on the Hall of Fame website with your induction suggestion. I think
you can vote a few times. It's all up to us now. Lets get our boys in, at
last. It's now or never. This will be a wonderful THANK YOU to them
especially after working so hard on their tour.
Now its up to us, THE FANS.
Gate of All Saints
Jimmy Kunes (Savoy Brown/ Love Train)
Andy Hilfiger (King Flux/ X-Brothers)
Bruce Edwards (Squeeze Box)
And Featuring Special Guest:
Simon Kirke Of Free and Bad Company
Don Hill’s Spring and Greenwich St, New York, Tuesday Dec 3rd 2002 10:30
You can all buy a copy for $20 cash, or £14 each (that's what it cost
right now) it may go up, probably not, but it won't come down. I am trying
to set up a credit card scheme on my website, but haven't done it yet, so
ya'll can all send a $20 bill, or £14 to my Studio address, I will make the
cd's and mail them out to whoever orders it. Send the $20 bill, or £14 to
me, with your return address,
All the proceeds for 'this' cd goes to the Teenage Cancer Trust. So it's
all for charity on this cd - 'A Tribute to John Entwistle'
The cd is always available directly from the website as well. www.thewho-rabbit.com
It's xmas, so let's sell lots of em, and get the Trust some cash.
Apologies for including those who do not wish their e-mail addresses
shown in this 'fan base', but it's the only way I could get this message for
charity to all of you in one go. In future if you do not want your e-mail
address shown in messages sent as part of the total Rabbit 'Fan Base', then
just let me know.
All Poceeds go to the Teenage Cancer Trust:
47 Ham Hill
Stoke Sub Hamdon
TA14 - 6RW
John Rabbit Bundrick
Coming in January
THAT'S LIFE "
1. Thats Life
2. Our Time
3. Fool For Your Loving
5. Ain't It Good
6. A to Z
7. Hey Hey
8. For My Baby
9. Nobody Knows Me
10. Under Pressure
12. Cant Get Enought (demo-1970)
13. Budgie (Bad Company-unreleased
track from 1977
Here is a link to some trivia on Free,
See Quiz title and see 1 & 2 sections
See these links to take you back in time. Are you really ready to see
For our french speaking fans- here is the chat
with BOA all in french !!!!
The story of the reunion of two ex-groupies, formerly known as the Banger
Sisters, who were best friends in their wild rock 'n' roll days. One is now
a nostalgic "punked-out waitress" (Goldie Hawn) in Los Angeles,
while the other is a Phoenix socialite (Susan Sarandon) who would rather
hide her scandalous past.
Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to the following fans/friends In the
You were all great fun to be with and you made the shows very special.
Al & Jo Doug Stevens
Shelly & Vini
Rob & Karen
Marci & Donna
Special thanks to BAD COMPANY and crew and also to Simon Kossoff. This
was an amazing tour!!!!! I have received SO many fantastic letters
congratulating the band members. The British fans want Paul and BAD COMPANY
to return to the UK. Soon !!!!!!!!!
Coming soon :- Reviews and photos.
From: Steven R, Montreal, Quebec.
Growing up in Montreal in the 60's and 70's from a musical perspective
was awesome. I remember I was sitting in the living room of my first
Girlfriends house in my public school days in Dollard Dex Ormeaux. Her name
was Carol and she was all excited about a new album she wanted me to hear.
In those days all the Bands would cut an album and then follow it up with a
Tour. It was 1974 and I was 12 and the album was called simply " Bad
Co." as in Bad Company.
We listened together and needless to say I have been a fan ever since. I
collected all their music and continued to play all those songs even though
I hadn't heard anything new from them in over 28 years.I was only 12 then so
I was too young to see their concerts but I bought this DVD last week and I
had to hassle the mgmt. here at Future Shop to get this DVD in the store on
St. Catherine.I'm glad they were able to do it for me. Now I am hassling
House Of Blues to get them to contact Bad Co. to perform here again. WOW. As
far as Live Concerts go this is one of the best I have ever seen and
certainly The Best Reunion concert ever filmed. The sound on the DVD is 5.1
and DTS - what can be better. The special features explain why they
disappeared. Hard Core fans will remember they were the only Band other than
Led Zeppelin managed by Peter Grant and recorded on Swan Songs Label. Every
Hit they ever had is here including an Unbelievable Version of the Famous
"Free" song "It's Alright Now".
Best of all, During Rock and Roll fantasy- the Band breaks into Ticket to
Ride and She Says So by the Beatles and Paul Rodgers singing and the bands
accompanyment here is some of the best I have ever heard. Forget The New
Stuff , Next to bad Company, People like Eminem and Brittany and Back Street
Boys etc etc, all the bands of Today- SUCK- compared to this stuff. Give me
good old Talent over Flash and Pomp and you'll get a smile Everytime.The New
single "Joe Fabulous" is the best new rock song I have heard in
over 10 Years. This song makes me happy. That's what this DVD does. Makes
you Happy.!!! Remember that Old Catch Phrase- It applies today more than
ever, especially given the dismal state of the recording
industry..."Bad Company...Till the Day I Die"
Fire & Water Tribute band http://www.note-music.co.uk/slisfirewater.html.
Paul will be performing as a special guest with Jeff Beck at the Royal
Festival Hall in London, September 14, 2002. Other guest include, Roger
Waters, John McLaughlin & White Stripes. The show is a three day event
September 12, 13, 14, spanning the career of Jeff Beck.
Paul will also perform at The National Labour Party Conference on October
1, 2002, in Blackpool, UK.
New release date for the LAW cd is now October 8. A remastered version of one
and only The Law album - the band that featured Bad Company vocalist Paul
Rodgers with Kenny Jones. The original was released in 1991.
the re-mastered LAW cd now can be pre-ordered
at this site:
THE LAW Self-titled
Made in US | 11-Track
1987 album featuring Paul Rodgers and Kenny Jones.
Listen to some clips of the Free Bad Company tribute band from the
CHAT ROOM TIMES.
Seems many people want to chat but keep missing each other. We shall try
a new method for those who cant make the arranged times.
On the hour, every hour, round the clock the chat room will be open. If
you wish to chat with another fan, then turn up EXACTLY on the hour. This
way whichever country or state you're from it will work. Of course if no
fans want to talk at the same time, you will have to try another hour.
So, on the hour the chat room will be open. I suggest if you don't see
another fan for 5 mins give up.
Note Kenny Jones has a new band called BIG
Review of Merhants of Cool
Review by Shawn Perry
Photo from www.tommyshaw.com with
Photo of Tammy, a
fan from Charleston, and Paul Rodgers at Myrtle Beach, July 27, 2002, House
Tammy your shirt looks so cool :-))
Coming soon "Rock to the Rescue". With bands REO - STYX &
BAD COMPANY. Dates and Venues will be announced soon !!!!!!
Rodgers, Paul - of solo work, Free and Bad Company
By: Dominick A. Miserandino From The Celebrity Cafe.com
Bad Company appearing on Top of the Pops 2 ??
Do you want to catch Bad Company outside the BBC 2 for pics or autographs?
Then watch this site for dates and time. It should be happening in Sept. But
I am waiting for details. Tickets for the show are ordered many weeks in
advance. I did try to get a bunch of tickets to give out but the BBC could
not help as there is a waiting list.
SO I suggest you go to the BBC on the night of their appearence and yell
for them :-))) What fun ! Just like the days of the Beatles eh? Well this is
a BIG event for BAD COMPANY. I mean they haven't been in the UK for many
years now. So keep checking this space to catch the upcoming date.
Approx date is Sept 26th. But this has not been confirmed.
Date: August 06, 2002
20th Century Masters
The Best of Free-The
1. I'm a Mover
2. Walk in My Shadow
3. I'll Be Creepin'
4. Fire and Water
5. All Right Now
6. Heavy Load
7. The Stealer
8. Mr. Big (live)
9. Catch a Train
10. Wishing Well
11. Come Together in the Morning
New video footage of Bad Company AOL Sessions (Live).
To see this footage you need to install RealOne
Player. Click here
to start the installation of the free RealOne Player.
Wait till you see this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See and hear the new Bad Company
single "Joe Fabulous" followed by three classic BadCo tunes.
FREE + KOSSOFF
Coming soon to Allrightnow.com
"BE MY FRIEND"
A GROUP FOR SINGLES
If you are
SINGLE OR DIVORCED
17-35 or 35 + up
Then this is the place for you!
Devoted PR & BC fans only please !
Ain't it good?
Here is the new project Tim Donahue was doing also check out this neat Fretless
A extra date has been confirmed for a second show in Newcastle, England
on 9/16/02. Same venue - Newcastle City Hall.
SHOW OF HANDS - Steve Knightley and Phil Beer.
clip, with permission from Show Of Hands.
Cost of items are listed in UK pounds- But
US residents can still order on line.
See details below
For those fans who want everything of Pauls Here is one which you cant
find in your local music store. Made in 1996 This is one of Pauls greatest
In July 1996, The Nordoff-Robbins 'Rock Therapy'
was released. Sam
sings and plays Hammond organ on this
track, along with the likes of Brian May, Andy Fairweather-Low, Paul
and Charlie Watts
. The track was written by Andy
and Don Black,
and featured on Top Of The Pops
its first week of release. The proceeds accruing from the record will be
going to the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre
Best place to find it is:
Reaching Out - UK
Have you ever heard of EILAT. ? After 30
visits I want to share my paradise!!
It has the finest beaches you have ever seen
Check out this website to see the beauty of
You will be amazed.!!!
One of the best Kossoff cds around
A true treasure for the Free fan.
An excellent music book containing full chord and solo transcriptions
of 14 Free songs is now available!!! This book contains a very interesting
interview with Paul Rodgers who provides some very revealing insights into
how Free made their music, and especially how Kossoff built his solos. The
name of this book is Best of Free. The songs included are: All right Now,
Be my friend, Don't say you love me, Fire and water, Heartbreaker, The
highway song, I'll be creeping, I'm a mover, My brother Jake, Mr.Big, Soon
I'll be gone, The stealer and Wishing well. You can order this book from
Hal Leonard, 7777 N. Bluemound RD, PO box 13819 Milwaukee WI 53213 or
find it in your local music store. The cost is $18.95 and the ISBN number:
The phone number for Hal Leonard is 414-774-3630 Please phone them for
Delivery cost to your city, country. Tell them the name of the book and
Mark & Brian Amphitheatre:
Please send in your reviews and photographs - we'll be happy to post
If you are a Janah fan here are some updates http://www.skopemagazine.com/bands/artistPages/AN/janah.asp
Janah will be opening for Johnny Winter on 19th June at the BB King Bar
and Grill, New York
The guitar tablature books volume 1 and 2 for the Original Bad Company
Anthology CD set are available online from SheetMusic.com.
Also available from Musicroom.com in the UK.
interview of Mick by Donrad.
Listen to an
interview of Mick by Jon Kirkman - includes sound clips from Mick's
"It's All Good" album.
For a generation, All Right Now has been the signature
song (victory mix - 3.9MB) of the LSJUMB. Here's a little
information about the history of the song that's had Stanford students
jumping since the early 1970's.
DVD, CD album and single, and VHS are out now.
By Michael Roobottom (Free At Last)
IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND featuring MICK RALPHS
The Limelight Club, Crewe, England
Mon 13th may 2002
It's been almost 30 years since Ian Hunter and Mick Ralphs were
together in Mott the Hoople so this was a gig not to be missed. I've
played The Limelight Club in Crewe many times with Free at Last so I knew
it was worth travelling the extra 50 miles rather than waiting to see them
in Wolverhampton in a couple of weeks time, so with the club packed to a
capacity of only about 400 at least I'd get to see them up close.
So here we go, the house lights dim and the band are on stage straight
into 'One of the boys' followed by 'Once bitten, twice shy' and a couple
of tracks from Hunter's new album. Mick Ralphs sure seems to be enjoying
himself slipping right in with Hunter's post Mott tunes. Next came walking
with a mountain and a version of Dylan's 'Knocking on heaven's door' with
a great solo from Mick. Ian Hunters latest album Rant is a great album in
the vein of most of his previous work (if you like Mott you'll like this)
great rock'n'roll songs with great lyrics, five or six of which are
featured in the set. Mick Ralphs leaves the stage while Hunter performs
the emotional 'Michael Picasso' his tribute to the late great Mick
and then returns to perform his version of the classic blues instrumental
'Hide away'. 'Roll away the stone', 'Rock'n'roll queen', 'All the young
dudes' and they're off.
The crowd chant Hunter, Hunter; clap their hands, whistle, stamp their
feet and the band are back on for the encore. Another tune from Rant, 'All
the way from Memphis', 'The golden age of rock'n'roll' and finally a rip
through Little Richard's 'You keep on knockin' and it's all over. I'm sure
I've left a lot out but it's hard to remember detail when you're enjoying
yourself so much and a set that lasted 2hrs 15mins goes by in the blink of
Here is the line-up for the Alanis Morissette show at Vanilla Coke?s On
the Bricks, June 14 in Atlanta:
Alanis Morissette, Pat McGee Band, Janah, Parmalee.
Free concert - Hope you can make it .....
This is one of two identical Ludwig
drum sets used by Simon Kirke of Bad Company on albums and tours
during the early 1970?s.
Jasmine Rodgers of BOA, daughter of Paul Rodgers, turned 26 on the 1st
of May. You can post your wishes on the Boa
Also, I have been told it's confirmed that BOA will in fact be opening
up for Bad Company in the UK.
Do you need to BUY or SELL Bad Co tickets? Or do you just want good
company to see Bad Company??
You may use the Guest
Book to inform fans if you have a spare or need to sell a ticket. Face
value only please ........ Remember we are all family here.
Mick Ralphs interview with Vintage
date: WED 15th MAY
time: 8:20pm on stage
tube: KINGS X
328 Grays Inn Road,
BOA are pleased to announce a gig in London, UK, as a warm up to
further gigs in the near future. This is an exclusive, so if you can make
it please do.
Visit BOA at http://www.boaweb.co.uk/home.htm.
This drawing or doodle was made in 1970.
It is illustrated in a book which has all the bands I saw back in 69-73. All these
bands often appeared in the clubs I went to. Next time I will list all the bands I saw,
and the venues in which I saw them at and how much it cost. Also what I thought of the
I have had this diary over 32 years..... It's looking a little rough now but it sure
brings back the memories
Off the Record with Bad Company will be broadcast on Westwood One Radio on May 18 and
19. Check local listings for exact showtimes in your market. Go to www.badcompany.com or www.paulrodgers.com for local radio stations.
Janah will be performing in Woodstock, New York. The first half hour will be broadcast
on Thursday, April 18 at 10pm at this
radio station (you will need to register and download a player).
This is a Japanese tribute band that have Free to perfection. The guitarist is amazing
...... Check out their
website (in Japanese) and drop them a line and tell them you found them on
Allrightnow.com. They would love to hear from you. And if you're in Japan at any time, go
check out this very hard working band.
Such dedication to getting everything perfect - clothes, style, hair, equipment ....
Tim is happy to announce that a track of his will be included in the GUITARS FOR
FREEDOM, VOL. 2 release this year. VOL. 1
has just been released, and includes tracks from Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Steve Vai, Allan
Holdsworth, and Tim's main man Sleepy Guitar Johnson. All proceeds from the sales of these
albums will go to benefit the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
A great cause.
Here you will see some Free photos that Lucy took in
1970. Many of these have never been published.
Check out this discussion group
Check out Robb's photos of Bad Company
in Atlanta. Click on "band photos - samplers", then "photo index",
then "A - F" for Bad Co.
The Best of British Rock
includes Free and Bad Co, and many more bands.
IAN HUNTER/MICK RALPHS - Together for the first time in 30 years, Ian and Mick will
perform material from their own solo albums before joining for a finale of Mott The Hoople
For more information see http://www.ianhunter.com/news.shtml
UK Tour Dates: May 2002
More great photos from the VOLUNTEERS FOR
AMERICA benefit concert from ChrisMcKay.
FREE AGAIN, the Original Tribute to Free and Bad Company (as featured elsewhere on this
site) seeks new guitarist.
Ideally should be accomplished, versatile, good natured, interested in the band's total
sound not just his own, and true to the spirit of Kossoff's style. Mature, professional
attitude essential. Rehearsals in and around Cambridge, gigs mostly within an eighty mile
radius, but some further afield. Might suit (for example) London-based ex-professional
E-mail Steve on email@example.com.
Drummer Simon Kirke holds the distinction of having played with some of the giants of
rock and roll, particularly Britain's upper echelon, including Free and Bad Company with
Additionally, he's done numerous sessions and tours with the likes of Ringo Starr, Pete
Townsend and The Who. Kirke is considered one of the best drummers in classic rock, and
continues to record and tour today.
Simon was inducted into the Rockwalk in May 1997.
DVD to capture Bad Company live in Denver,
flying mic stand and all.
Check out this cool club in East
London, England. My hometown
had a mailing List and site for Bad Company. Fun to see but it may not been still running
Joe Benson, ARROW 93's Morning Man in Los Angeles, CA. has a hour long nationally
syndicated program in the United States called "Off the Record." This Sunday
03/03/2002, Joe will feature the music of Bad Company and Joe's recent conversation with
vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke.
Check out this link: http://unclejoe.com/
Then click on the "Radio/Music/Racing Link" for a city in your area that is
broadcasting it. For our friends across the ocean and for the cities or states that don't
carry the program, some radio stations will stream the show. The list is fairly up to date
and accurate, but of course, always check with the actual radio station to ensure they are
still carrying the program. Enjoy!!
Official site for Scotland P.A
To see Scotland PA
Tickets are now
on sale for Paul Rodgers for the Trump Marina NJ Sat 20th April.
Paul Kossoff music items for sale.
Japan sells the Free Remasters
It won't be long now before Europe and USA have them so don't order from Japan unless
you live in Japan. Otherwise you will over pay.
Walmart do not have any more of the Andy Fraser CDs. But you can find plenty here.
Also available in Japan.
Janah to appear at the House of Blues New
For more dates, see www.janah.org.
If you haven't got your copy of HEAVY LOAD, you can purchase it at the following
From www.badcompany .com January 22nd:
Christian Turner is gaining fans big time. Tonight he got a standing ovation from some
of the fans with his rendition of "Dock of the Bay". After the show he meets and
greets his fans and signs autographs. The guy is a natural with people.
I am trying really hard to get Paul to play at this venue for a Unplugged show. If you would also
like to see him perform solo please send me a letter with your request and I will forward
on to his mangement.
Review from a fan:
"Opening act Christian Turner. The refreshing voice of Christian warmed up the
audience really well. He will be opening up for a number of the shows.
I believe this was the best show Bad Company had ever done. And also think this will be
the best tour .... and suggest if you were not going to see one of these shows, you better
make new plans.
Paul was in TOP TOP FORM. Every member of the band was just excellent.
Neil Schon came on early in the set and played Amazing Grace. During the encore Neil
came out again and played Crossroads, and Muddy Waters Blues with Bad Co. Also Bad Co
played some songs they don't usually play.
Paul wore black pants, orange snug med sleeve shirt. He looked better than ever before.
Jason Boyleston's new band is called The Cut. Which also has Howard Leese on it.
Appearing at the House of Blues Los Angeles, Saturday, January 26th.
Christian Turner, singer / songwriter, will be
opening up for Bad Company on the DVD tour.