VVN / MUSIC
9 February 2014
Interview: The Royal Sessions is Paul Rodgers’ Dream Come True
Paul Rodgers has had a career that most would envy. In the 70’s, he was the lead singer of Free and Bad Company. The 80’s brought The Firm, the 90’s was The Law and the 2000’s included Queen + Paul Rodgers. Plus, throughout, the singer has had a very successful solo career.
Now comes his latest solo effort, The Royal Sessions, recorded in Memphis with the musicians of Royal Studios which opened in 1956 and has recorded the likes of Al Green, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, Soloman Burke, Robert Cray and many more.
VVN: Just yesterday or the day before, Brian May said that Queen had one more tour in them. From what you just said, it sounds like the answer would be no but I have to ask, is there any chance for your involvement in that?
PAUL ROGERS: I think they’ve already got somebody. You see, I joined forces with Queen and we toured the world twice. We made live DVDs and CDs and we finished up with a studio album of original material. I felt, at that point after four years, I was ready to move on, to go back to my own music. We had a ball. It was fantastic. We played in some amazing places. In Latvia, the president of the country, who is a drummer, got up and played All Right Now with us. I said to Spike “Wait until we tell the folks back home.” I was happy to help them and now they are off and running. I’m happy to see them do their thing.
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