Clips & Pix: Bad Company/Bad Company

Earlier this week, I got an email from Live Nation Concerts. Thinking it was just advertising about upcoming shows, I was about to delete it, when I decided to take a peek. The listings included a June 22 Lynyrd Skynyrd show at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., which is part of their farewell tour and for which I got a ticket a couple of months ago. It also revealed that Bad Company is slated to be among the special guests for that date. Like Skynyrd, I dig and haven’t seen the English rockers yet, so that’s pretty exciting!

The above clip is from Live At Red Rocks, a 2016 CD/DVD capturing a May 2016 show at the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheatre close to Denver, one of the dates during the band’s U.S. tour that year. Co-written by lead vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, Bad Company is the title track of the band’s eponymous debut album, which was released in June 1974. It also appeared separately as the record’s third single the same year.

In addition to Rodgers and Kirke, Bad Company’s current line-up includes Howard Leese (guitar) and Todd Ronning (bass). While co-founding member and guitarist and keyboarder Mick Ralphs is also still listed as a member on the band’s Facebook page, he suffered a stroke in 2016 and hasn’t performed since.

Sources: Wikipedia, Bad Company Facebook Page, YouTube

9 thoughts on “Clips & Pix: Bad Company/Bad Company”

    1. In addition to Bad Company, other guests apparently include Jamey Johnson and The Outlaws, so I assume one of these two acts is going to open up the night. I bet the order will be Johnson, Outlaws, Bad Company and Skynyrd. I don’t know Johnson and The Outlaws. Anyway, I’m certainly intrigued about Bad Company.

      Weirdly, when you go to Ticketmaster’s website, none of the above guests are mentioned. But since Live Nation is the organizer of Skynyrd’s farewell tour, I guess they know what they are talking about!😀

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      1. How long is this concert? The Outlaws- southern rock from the 70’s- hits- There Goes Another Love Song and Ghost Riders In The Sky… Jamey Johnson is a current country singer I believe. Enjoy! You have all the fun!

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  1. That sounds great. I’ve always liked Bad Company. I’m seeing that show in Mass. and the opener there is the Marshall Tucker Band. I like them too and have never seen them so that should be a nice swath of Southern Rock. But intrigued by your post, I checked out Bad Co’s hard-to-decipher tour page. It looks like the opener at Xfinity Center is Steve Rodgers, Paul Rodgers son. Good opportunity for him I suppose but they’re putting him on at 6 or 6:30. Really, nobody’s gonna know who he is or kill themselves to get there. Xfinity is an outdoor amphitheater and most people will be turning burgers over on the grill right about then. Tough gig. .

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    1. Thanks, I’d be curious to see the Marshall Tucker Band as well. I only know “Can’t You See” and dig that tune!

      I suppose you’re right about Steve Rodgers. It’s interesting how many sons and daughters of famous music artists also turn out to be musicians. While generally they get great opportunities to being exposed to music, it must be very tough to step out of your famous parent’s shadow and establish yourself as your own artist.

      Now that I’ve started musing about this, I realize this could be a fun topic to explore in a blog post…


      1. M. Tucker are a really good band. I’ve seen them on marquees occasionally at smaller venues so looking forward to that. That does sound like a cool post. Could be a bummer once you research it. Most don’t make it out of their parents’ shadows.

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