Thursday, May 14, 2009

Paul Rodgers and Queen Part Ways

According to a story from Reuters (reported by Gary Graff) QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS will be no more.

Paul Rodgers will tour this summer with the reunited Bad Company, (with co-founders Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke) leaving his collaboration with QUEEN on hiatus.

"At this point we're gonna sit back from this," Rodgers told "My arrangement with (Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor) was similar to my arrangement with Jimmy (Page) in The Firm in that it was never meant to be a permanent arrangement.

"I think we made a huge success of it, actually. We did two world tours and a couple of live recordings, and...made a studio album (2008's commercially disappointing 'The Cosmos Rocks') which was pretty historical for (May and Taylor) because they hadn't really gone in the studio with anybody and recorded something like that for a very long time. So it was quite an achievement, I think."

Bad Company will kick off a ten city US tour beginning 6/20/09 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte NC. Check their website for additional details.

Below, a few clips from Queen + Paul Rodgers.

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