Bad Company autograph poster
Bad Company autograph poster. Tour poster from 2009 hand signed by Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphes, and Simon Kirke. Stage pass attached to poster.
Bad Company are an English hard rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London, in 1973 by two former Free band members—singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke—as well as Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. Peter Grant, who managed the rock band Led Zeppelin, also managed Bad Company until 1982.
Bad Company enjoyed great success throughout the 1970s. Their first three albums, Bad Company (1974), Straight Shooter (1975), and Run With the Pack (1976) reached the top five in the album charts in both the UK and US. Many of their singles, such as “Bad Company”, “Can’t Get Enough”. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”, and “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, remain staples of classic rock radio.
Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke (again joined by Leese and Sorenson) performed together again during the summer of 2009 playing 10 shows throughout the United States. The band then played shows in the UK during April 2010; before embarking on tours through North America and Japan that lasted from July to October. During the Japan dates, Mick Ralphs was forced to pull out, as he was undergoing hip replacement surgery. Leese handled lead guitar for the Japanese tour.
After this, Rodgers had said that at the moment “there will be no further plans for Bad Company”; explaining that he was working on solo material, however, he hadn’t ruled out more activities from the band. Speaking to The Times Record, he said: “We aren’t saying never – we never want to say never. Bad Company aren’t getting put to bed, as they say, but the band definitely is something that will be placed on the back burner.”