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|SIMON KIRKE: enters the chatroom.
Lucy-Atlanta: here he is THE MAN
SIMON KIRKE: hall everyone
Kayleigh-maine: hello simon
Judy - California: Hi Simon how are you?
Chuck-Baltimore: hello, Simon
Irene - Upper Michigan: welcome Simon, thanks for joining us!
AlMayer-NC: Hi Simon...welcome
Scotty Ford-California: Simon are we still going to golf when you come to California this summer
SIMON KIRKE: I'm fine...here on Long Island...cold but sunny
wizzard - germany: hi simon...greetings from germany...
Lucy-Atlanta: I was just saying Simon that your timing for clocks is as good as the timing on the drums.
Alex-Russia: Hi Simon, Lucy, Chuck & all FREE Company
SIMON KIRKE: Scotty yeah twill be in the summer
SIMON KIRKE: well I wanted to atone for last time when it all got screwed up
Judy - California: Is that when you guys are touring and will you be touring with Foreignor?
Lucy-Atlanta: So Simon if you want to give us a run down on the DVD tour , on how it went and what is coming up in the next few months..
Scotty Ford-California: abit warmer then it was in January...what is your handicap so I will know how many strokes you will give me...so I can win all of your money
SIMON KIRKE: we plan to tour from late May thru sept with breaks...dont know the exact periods yet...should know in coupla weeks
Irene - Upper Michigan: great!
SIMON KIRKE: I dont think it will be with Foreigner
Terry-Toronto: Koss in the room. Is that like Elvis in the building?
Kayleigh-maine: simon what is your favourite song to play live
SIMON KIRKE: The DVD tour was nice...we only did 8 shows but they all went well
SIMON KIRKE: Kay too many to mention but Bad Co and shooting Star are up there
Judy - California: Dave and I want to thank you for the drumstick you threw and you signed for us at Konocti - super cool!!!
SIMON KIRKE: Koss is here? well he still owes me 5 quid from the Transit tour days in 1969
SIMON KIRKE: Hey Judy a pleasure...
Terry-Toronto: Company of Strangers had the original Badco feel. Did you warm up Paul to any of those tunes?
jimmy kunes: enters the chatroom.
Volker-Germany: enters the chatroom.
Lucy-Atlanta: You know the remasters have been selling very well.......All the fans think they are great....... Have you heard the extra tracks Simon??
wizzard - germany: simon..would you ever like to play with zakk wylde....?
Volker-Germany: hi everyone
SIMON KIRKE: Thanks for the compliment Terry...I loved that album..one of my faves actually but no we dont dwell on non-Paul stuff...
wizzard - germany: hi volker...
Chuck-Baltimore: Any idea what Paul thought of the book, "Free At Last" by Steve Rosen?
Volker-Germany: lol wizzo
SIMON KIRKE: remind me who zak wylde is
Scotty Ford-California: ozzy's guitarist Simon
jimmy kunes: Greetings Lucy and Simon!
SIMON KIRKE: Chuck I liked doing it ...it was a little more broad based than Heavy Load taking in some of Bad Co as well
wizzard - germany: the greatest guitarist in the world...ozzy osbournes guitarist...
SIMON KIRKE: Oh well Id never heard of him...saw Ozzy on MTV a few days ago...he was great...life with the Osbournes
Chuck-Baltimore: I thought it was a very good book
Volker-Germany: hi simon, any news/plans bout a European tour...sometime (if ever?)
Lucy-Atlanta: Halli Jimmy
SIMON KIRKE: Jimmy you old wanker how r u?
AlMayer-NC: Simon....how does your family feel about you being on tour?
Judy - California: Randy Rodes too - did I spell that right?
Scotty Ford-California: Simon you guys will have the same line-up as you had during the dvd tour correct?
wizzard - germany: simon...you should listen to some of zakks stuff....
Terry-Toronto: In1986 you and Boz did an album with Swan Song mate Jack Green. Any comments?
SIMON KIRKE: Volker...every year we plan to do a tour and then something comes along to upset it so Im not going to say a thing this time around...needless to say I would LOVE to play Europe again
Volker-Germany: got the album...terry
Judy - California: Simon when will you announce the tour and did you write any of the new songs?
DC: enters the chatroom.
Volker-Germany: yep Si...we miss you here...and can't wait to see you live again!!!
SIMON KIRKE: Al Meyer...my kids like m ebeing on tour...its cool to have a rock n roll dad but my wife doesn't too much
Terry-Toronto: Peter Frampton really digs your vocals. Any solo spots on the horizon?
jimmy kunes: Excellent. Wait till you hear the record, Simon!
wizzard - germany: simon.....you īve got always a small drum kit...but you play very well.....like your dry style.....
Lucy-Atlanta: Simon did I hear correctly that your daughter sings ?? Maybe she should team up with Pauls daughter
SIMON KIRKE: Well I will thank Frampton when I see him....solo stuff? Nah...maybe one day...I woukld love to do a solo album before I hang up my stix
DC: Hi Lucy, and everybody. Hi Jimmy !!!
SIMON KIRKE: wizzard...always had a small kit....twas easy to set up in the old days before I could afford a roadie....
Alex-Russia: Hi DC !
Eileen-NJ: enters the chatroom.
DC: Hi Alex
SIMON KIRKE: yes she sings...she has a great voice and dig this her birthday is the exact same day as Pauls...freaky huh?
jimmy kunes: Hey, Dave- the remasters are great fun, as well as your book- good work......
Judy - California: Do you prefer playing at large or smaller venues nowadays?
Sandy-Texas: enters the chatroom.
wizzard - germany: now you can afford a roadie...but i think you will keep your small drum kit.....
Terry-Toronto: With Paul and Mick talking about studio work, will you possibly in the mix?
DC: Glad you liked them Jimmy , hows the album going. Did Si play as well as usual?
SIMON KIRKE: Judy...ther ewil be an announcement soon and no I didnt write any new songs on the album there will be 2/3 new songs...I put my 9/11 song to music and it came out great but I dont know if it will be on the live CD...certainly on ther new studio CD to be released next year
Judy - California: Cool! I can't wait!
SIMON KIRKE: wizz I love playing a small kit...I get more out of it than a large one...
Kayleigh-maine: if there is one person that u would like to collaberate with that you haven't already, who would that person be?
wizzard - germany: thats right ...simon.....
DC: Si, you are the master of the small kit
SIMON KIRKE: Kay leet me ponder that one for a bit
Volker-Germany: are you really workin on a new bad co cd? some new songs already been written?
SIMON KIRKE: I like Mick Jones of Foreigner he would be goo to write with...also Santana...too many to mention
AlMayer-NC: Simon....Phil Rudd (of AC/DC) names you as a huge influence...another small kit player....any thoughts on Phil??
SIMON KIRKE: Volk...yeah we already have stuff worked out for next year
DC: Is anything ever going to happen with your photography Si ?
Volker-Germany: sounds great....Si
Scotty Ford-California: Simon how would I find out what Rick Wills is up to now days..he is such a gentleman?
Judy - California: So I did hear you guys may tour with Foreignor...not sure who told me that...but it would be cool to see the new line up with Rick Wills - that is if he's playing with them.
SIMON KIRKE: Yeah...although Im not a huge fan of AC/DC he is a nifty drummer....hardly uses any drum fills....
Terry-Toronto: In your old promos you often have this Bad dude, Elvis, curved lipped scowl. (Wings) Is that corporate of really You. LOL
AlMayer-NC: no drum fills....no ride cymbal!
DC: Both Malcom and Angus are big Free fans too
SIMON KIRKE: Foreigner was anoption but it looks as if that has fallen through....yes it would be nice to see Rick with them...he is a great player
Lucy-Atlanta: Simon please excuse me some family have just appeared at my front door, I need to dissapear for a while, will catch yo later. Lucy
jimmy kunes: We really had a blast with Simon in the studio, and all the follow-up o/d`s are going smooth as silk...... come to N,Y. for a wee visit.
SIMON KIRKE: Go ahead Lucy
Lucy-Atlanta: Enjoy everyone BYE
Kayleigh-maine: bye lucy
Irene - Upper Michigan: thanks Lucy!
Scotty Ford-California: lucy hurry back
wizzard - germany: bye lucy.....
DC: Jimmy I may be in NY for The Who shows
jimmy kunes: cheers, Lucy. Jimmy.
SIMON KIRKE: Terry no I dont really try to put on any faces...just happens naturally...I see somne of the faces I pull playing drums and cringe...I think is that really me?
Volker-Germany: where are you chattin from now Si...NYC?
Scotty Ford-California: Simon what is your golg handicap now?
Chuck-Baltimore: has anyone had contact with the elusive Mr. Fraser?
Scotty Ford-California: golf ohps
Judy - California: Well you guys can definitely stand alone! Anyone else you'd like to tour with if you had you preference?
Irene - Upper Michigan: Simon...you're looking so young and fit ...what's your secret??!!
Terry-Toronto: Who influenced you in developing that strutting style, expecially evident in Free?
wizzard - germany:
wizzard - germany:
SIMON KIRKE: 4 kids....no drinking or drugs...yoga and good food
SIMON KIRKE: Terry no one in particular...do you mean walking or playing drums??
wizzard - germany: simon...when did you start drumming...
SIMON KIRKE: susan Tedesci would be great to tour with
SIMON KIRKE: wizzard...when I was 13
Irene - Upper Michigan: yes, I love Susan's music!
Judy - California: How is the live DVD shaping up?
Scotty Ford-California: Simon Jaz and you played very well together I thought..do you guys get on well personaly also
wizzard - germany:
wizzard - germany: where are my comments...?
SIMON KIRKE: Judy its great ..almost finished I was in Denver last week helping with the editing....I think you will like it...
Irene - Upper Michigan: did have a chance to get to know Steve Conte touring last summer...he's an awesome guitar player!
Volker-Germany: also wanted to ask bout the new DVD...is it gonna show an entire show?
Judy - California: I'm buying a DVD player just so I can watch it!
Irene - Upper Michigan: same here, Judy ;-)
Terry-Toronto: Playing the drums. Free's rythym section was certainly one of a kind? I've heard it called cat like, push and pull, strut.
SIMON KIRKE: Scotty...I cannot praise Jaz high enough...he is an inspiration to play with...he is also good company for bucket...when those two hit town it's every man for themselves....
Scotty Ford-California: I saw Susan on the B B King tour...how about another classic rock band or a blues artist on tour what would you prefer?
SIMON KIRKE: Teryy never heard that one before....swaggering teens that's what we were
Scotty Ford-California: yeah you have that right Si
Judy - California: Yes Jaz and Buck are crazy! Tell Jaz I still think he lives in a castle (in Scotland!)
Volker-Germany: or bits and pieces from various gigs on that DVD?
SIMON KIRKE: Volk..it is an entire show...taken from 2 shows...Denver and Los Angeles...Slash and Neal Schon guest on a coupla trax
Volker-Germany: perhaps some backstage bits?
SIMON KIRKE: Robert Cray...and Government MUle would be nice
Scotty Ford-California: Simon will the new dvd include any footage from the Konocti shows ?
wizzard - germany: simon..what are your favourite bands
SIMON KIRKE: yes back stage bits and interviews from a lot of people including me and Paul
Kayleigh-maine: simon, what was it like playing with neal schon and slash
Judy - California: How about some "bloopers"
SIMON KIRKE: yes..backstage from Konocti
wizzard - germany: and who is your favourite drummer...beside you....
Volker-Germany: wow....lookin forward.....may will be the month of release isn't it?
SIMON KIRKE: Kay playing with Schon is like riding a whirlwind...Slah was lovely...reminded me of Koss a bit
Terry-Toronto: When Pretty Things toured U.S a few years ago, did you get a chance to chance to see Phil, Dick and the boy?
Scotty Ford-California: Si will you guys be doing small theaters like konocti or the sheds?
SIMON KIRKE: May/June release...contact our management: tbaent.com for further updates
Judy - California: Northern california (plug) Mountain Winery Saratoga
SIMON KIRKE: wizz...my alltime fave drummer was Al Jackson Jr who played with Otis Redding...new guys I like are Taylor Hawkins with foo fighters and Zachary Alford
Scotty Ford-California: Si I met Charlie B. at Konocti will he have updates at tba. ???
SIMON KIRKE: No Terry I didnt even know they were out
SIMON KIRKE: Yeah Judy played there with Ringo a few years ago
Terry-Toronto: Are there any regulars that drop by your place that are favs to jam with?
Sandy-Texas: Thanks for coming to the May 20th show here in S. A. with Bad. Co.---awesome concert
SIMON KIRKE: In New York not really ...I write with a few people in my studios but travelling musos are off limits
AlMayer-NC: Simon....Do you hear anything from Mick Ralphs?
Judy - California: Please come back! You will have a bunch of us in the front row!!
SIMON KIRKE: Hey Sandy how r u?
Scotty Ford-California: Charlie is wonderful. he was such a big asset to me when I was getting 'Buck' and Mick the guitars from gibson
Sandy-Texas: great thank you!!
SIMON KIRKE: Havent heard from Mick for a while but Im gonna get in touch with him soon...I miss the old bugger
Terry-Toronto: Who do you have a natural writing rapour with?
Scotty Ford-California: Si my believe is that there are only to guitarist that have the Bad Company feel and that is either Mick or 'Buck'
wizzard - germany: simon..did you ever think of playing with ozzy or do you think, ozzy may reject your small drum kit
SIMON KIRKE: several guys...Larry Dvoskin and Frank Carillo from NYC who are regulars at my house..Id like to go to Nahville to write as well
jimmy kunes: Dave, keep me up to speed on Who action.... I`ll probably go on 31 July..... Simon, can`t wait to get your piano down!!!!!!
SIMON KIRKE: Nah Wiz...I think Ozzy is great but his music is not my cup of schnapps ....
wizzard - germany: love your drumming by the way...
Volker-Germany: let ozzy team up with his old black sabbath mates...would be better
SIMON KIRKE: Jimmy lets do a date soon Im off to Europe on 23rd March
Volker-Germany: stay with bad co...Si
Sandy-Texas: yes awesome drumming
Judy - California: What type of music do you like to listen on your freetime?
Terry-Toronto: Nice to protect your family from drop-ins. Sandy tells us in your younger days you kept the neighbourhood up all night with Koss at his Portobello flat.
SIMON KIRKE: Mozart, Hendrix, Blink 182, N Sync Charlie Parker, Segovia....\
Scotty Ford-California: Si thanks for performing "Wishing Well" at Konocti..my all time favorite song and to hear it twice at sound check then during the performance was absolutly unbelievable thanks so much
AlMayer-NC: From Nicholas (age 7)...."Simon...you are one good drummer!"
DC: OK Jimmy, I'll get you my email
Judy - California: Cool that's a very diverse mix of music!
SIMON KIRKE: Terry well someone had to keep an eye on who was coming and going...I think Sandy will agree that those 6 months were some of the longest in our lives
Irene - Upper Michigan: Simon, do you hear anything from Andy Fraser?
SIMON KIRKE: wel thank you Nicholas...do you drum yourself or with your dad?
Judy - California: Yes will you be playing other Free songs on the tour? I love it when you guys do that!
Sandy-Texas: This is the other Sandy from Tx...not to be confused with our adorable Sandhe :)
SIMON KIRKE: Scotty that on the DVD with Slah and Neal HEAVY!!
Sandy-Texas: But she and I did attend the May 20th concert together...We had a blast!!
SIMON KIRKE: Oh oh Im sorry Sandy...anyway they wwwwwwere long months...trust me!
Chuck-Baltimore: Simon, how old were you when you joined Black Cat Bones?
AlMayer-NC: Nicholas says , "I drum myself!"
Sandy-Texas: I bet they were fun
SIMON KIRKE: Judy I dont know...wishing well was a blast we
SIMON KIRKE: we'll have to see
SIMON KIRKE: chuck I was 19
Scotty Ford-California: paul mentioned after the first rehaersal of "wishing' that it was like trying to stop a freight train...simply unbelievable
Terry-Toronto: A Simon original version of live Anna hopefully is in order, gee doesn't Paul give you a little breathing room?
Irene - Upper Michigan: can't wait to get the DVD!
SIMON KIRKE: Yeah I nearly got a hernia bringing that lot to a halt
Kayleigh-maine: simon, are your kids musical
Scotty Ford-California: he he LOL
SIMON KIRKE: mmm terry I like your style
SIMON KIRKE: Kay they all are
wizzard - germany: simon...what do you think of the album here comes trouble and the singer brian howes ?
wizzard - germany: i think he is an awfull singer
Irene - Upper Michigan: listening to "The Bone" right now and Rock Steady is playing...cool!
Chuck-Baltimore: Simon, what's your take on all the non-Paul Bad Co albums?
SIMON KIRKE: Wizz that particular era in my life was pretty ppainful...when we first started working with Howe he was OK but then he became a pain....the only decent album from that era was Holy Water
SIMON KIRKE: Chuck read below....I also loved the albums we did with Robert Hart...He was great to work with...and had a lovely voice
wizzard - germany: agree simon...
Volker-Germany: i liked the song "How bout that"...of the non Rodgers era...most
Chuck-Baltimore: He reminded me of Paul in some ways
SIMON KIRKE: yeah well any band that has been around for as long as us is bound to have some hiccups
Volker-Germany: yep...thought Hart was always tryin hard to sound like Paul...
Chuck-Baltimore: How did you guys find Robert Hart?
Irene - Upper Michigan: certainly...but it's great to see you and Paul touring again...just great!
Judy - California: Do you guys still get excited about playing live? Seems that you're having more fun than ever!
SIMON KIRKE: well Volk that was his natural sound...I dont think he was trying to sound like him...he is a soul singer like Paul but Paul is still the king
Irene - Upper Michigan: wish there'd be a "semi" FREE reunion tho ;-)
SIMON KIRKE: yeah we still love playing live...always will
Chuck-Baltimore: I think we all do!
Terry-Toronto: Some rehersal you auta' take the Mike and give to sticks to Paul and just start counting, and a one and a two!
wizzard - germany: simon...any of your kids into the music buisiness as well?
Judy - California: That's cool 'cuz we'll always love watching you guys live!
SIMON KIRKE: Well Andy is laying low and PR doesnt exactly get along with him so a reunion is definitely no t on the cards
Scotty Ford-California: Si you guys should do a co-headling stint with Free then Bad Company...it would be like running a marithon
Sandy-Texas: a few months back we asked Paul if you guys would do an unplugged show. Would you consider it?
Irene - Upper Michigan: and now "The Bone" is playing Movin' On ...too cool
SIMON KIRKE: wizz I said earlier that all my kids are into music
Chuck-Baltimore: Don't you think Andy would be the most resistant to a semi-Free reunion?
SIMON KIRKE: but not in the business...
Volker-Germany: good station ...Irene
wizzard - germany: sorry didnt see that listening to your drumming at the moment....
SIMON KIRKE: chuck...andy is in his own world and will NOT come out to play
Irene - Upper Michigan: yeah...nice to get San Francisco radio online
Judy - California: Yes 107.7 San Francisco!
Chuck-Baltimore: so I've heard!
Judy - California: We at the Tons club will continue to request Bad Co and Free
SIMON KIRKE: everyone I'm gonna have to sign off in a few minutes
Scotty Ford-California: 107.7thebone.com
Irene - Upper Michigan: I'd love to see Walk in my Shadow performed live....would be a thrill...I love that song
Judy - California: Tell Jaz and Buck they 'owe' us a chat!
jimmy kunes: Dave keep up the good work . I was looking forward to an alt. version of GOODBYE- anything in there?
Scotty Ford-California: thanks so much Si..look forward to our golf match this summer
Eileen-NJ: Hi! Do you still keep in contact with Andy?
SIMON KIRKE: we can do this again in a coupla months...but remember to cal our management ...
Terry-Toronto: Why don't you just bring in Andy one day to break the ice, just like Sinatra did with Lewis and Martin. Life is too short.
Scotty Ford-California: better bring lots of balls (golf)
Judy - California: We'll be here!
Sandy-Texas: Thank you Simon. You're the greatest:)
Chuck-Baltimore: you can lead a horse to water but.......
SIMON KIRKE: walk in my shadow...first song Free ever played at the legendary rehearsal
Volker-Germany: thx Si for chattin with us again...appreciate that (everyone here does)
SIMON KIRKE: nah terry it wont happen dont hold your breath....
Kayleigh-maine: simon, i have to go. thank u for answering my questions and thank you lucy for making this happen
Judy - California: Oh...and thanks for signing my French pressing All Right Now at the Tahoe show
Chuck-Baltimore: yeah Simon, thanks for taking out the timel....
Scotty Ford-California: yeah lucy you are the bomb
SIMON KIRKE: Eilleen no I dont
Scotty Ford-California: cya Si
Sandy-Texas: Thank you for coming on :)
SIMON KIRKE: OK I goota go ...thanks every one for being SO supportive...bye 4 now
Terry-Toronto: Thank You,everything starts with the drums, to quote Ringo!
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