Paul Rodgers

Played 2013 & 2015

About Paul Rodgers

Still topping the Billboard Charts in 2018 with his latest CD/DVD release, Free Spirit, hitting #2 three times Paul Rodgers is a force not only as a singer, but as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Recently BMI Awarded Rodgers with a Citation of Achievement when “All Right Now” co-written by Rodgers reached over 6 million radio plays in the US. He first shot up the International Radio Charts in 1971 and unto the music scene with this rock anthem and his band Free. At that time Free and Led Zeppelin were the largest grossing British acts. Free released four top-five albums and were leaders of the British blues rock invasion. The band was formed by Rodgers and late guitarist Paul Kossoff with Andy Fraser on bass and Simon Kirke on drums.

Rodgers went on to form Bad Company with guitarist Mick Ralphs, writing and singing smash hits like the Grammy nominated “Feel Like Making Love”, “Can’t Get Enough”, “Shooting Star”, “Bad  Company”, “Run With The Pack”, “Rock n’ Roll Fantasy”, and the list goes on. Bad Company rode the top of the charts for years and earned six multi-platinum albums. 10 From 6, the groups greatest hits compilation, remains a top seller. The late Boz Burrell was bassist and Simon Kirke on drums. To this day the band continues to tour, however, only playing an exclusive number of shows each year.

Next up for Rodgers was songwriting with Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page, which led to performing on the historic US ARMS Tour, including Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, after which The Firm was born. Both Firm world tours were top grossing tours. The Firm and Mean Business, the group’s two albums also enjoyed international success producing hits “Radioactive”, “Satisfaction Guaranteed” and “All The King’s Horses”. Most fans know that Paul wrote “Radioactive”, not many know that he played the guitar solo as well.

As a Grammy nominated Solo Artist, for his Muddy Water Blues CD on which he wrote the title track, Rodgers was backed by guitarists Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Queen’s Brian May, Bon Jovi’s Ritchie Sambora, Buddy Guy, Brian Setzer and others. Rodgers continues to write, record, chart and tour internationally albeit on a limited basis. One of the singles from his Now CD/LP, “Soul Of Love”, remained in rotation on more that 86 US radio stations for six months. Never before has any artist led three bands Free, Bad Company and The Firm to international success, in addition to creating a successful solo career. He was instrumental in resurrecting Queen after a fourteen-year touring absence due to the passing of their frontman, Freddie Mercury. Queen + Paul Rodgers recorded and released an album of entirely new material written by Paul Rodgers, Roger Taylor and Brian May. QPR completed two world tours and released two chart-topping DVDs before Rodgers left to return to his solo career and Bad Company. To date he has released 33 CDs/LPs, sold 125 million CDs/LPs and according to Robert Plant,”Is the voice of all British voices!”

What Passengers Think

My husband and I took a chance and booked our first ever cruise in December 2011 after listening to a radio commercial about a cruise with ZZ Top, George Thorogood and John Kay playing and cruising with us (among many other great bands!). This was “Woodstock on Water”! We have been on every one since and have made many new friends who we correspond with throughout the year and look forward to seeing every year. There should be a different word than “Cruise” to describe this because it does not compare to a standard cruise by any means. Seeing- greeting-hugging-taking pictures with so many of our idols – PRICELESS!! Pam and the NAHA staff do an outstanding job and we always book as soon as each cruise booking opens – no need to wait to see who will be rockin’ us! If you like classic and southern rock and have not booked this cruise, do not wait or you’ll miss out. It sells out earlier every year. (Love to all the Dfers and FB Rock Legends Cruise Fans and FB Rock Legends Cruise Party’ers!)

Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT! Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT!

This was my 5th RLC out of 6 and will be on the next one in 2019. It is the only way to do a cruise and one of the best ways to have an over the top rock ‘n roll experience. There are three venues with shows going on from 10 am to past 12 midnight – every day! Once you’re done for the night, the convenience of your cabin is just steps away. The RLC lineup speaks for itself. There is so much talent, legends and upcoming rockers, on the ship! The people, your fellow rockers, are all there for the same reason – rock ‘n roll! Don’t be surprised if you run into a few rock stars on the elevator or just hanging out watching a show.

L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience