The legendary Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, Free, The Firm, The Law, and Queen + Paul Rodgers joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early life discovering music and the soul singers that inspired him to find his voice, his early days of songwriting, the success experienced by Free at an early age, was he ever tempted to wade into the Prog waters of the 70s UK scene, where his thoughts were at the time of leaving Bad Company, connecting with Jimmy Page to form The Firm, are there any Firm songs left in the vault, looking back at his time touring with Queen and some of the challenges in performing their material, his thoughts on their Cosmos Rocks album, his current solo band and their latest live CD and DVD release Free Spirit, thoughts on his upcoming tour with Jeff Beck and Ann Wilson, working with animal rescue, his looking forward to us moving into the Age of Aquarius and much more!
Nancy Wilson Picks The Essential Jimmy Page
Nancy Wilson of Heart and Roadcase Royale shares her 10 Essential Jimmy Page, err.. ok it pretty much devolves into the Essential Led Zeppelin songs. Heart has long been unabashed Led Zeppelin fans, having performed tons of Zeppelin songs through their career. As Nancy shares her essential Led Zeppelin songs, she also shares memories about the first time she saw them in concert, the first time she met them, her memories on the legendary Kennedy Center Honors performance, how various Zeppelin songs have seeped into her DNA and how they’ve inspired and impacted her guitar playing and the music of Heart, how Zeppelin has inspired Nancy to dig into the blues even through her new band, Roadcase Royale, and much more. From the unique perspective as one legend talking about another, Nancy shares personal memories and musical insight into the work of Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin.
Rich Robinson formerly of The Black Crowes joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his early days picking up the guitar, how he began his songwriting, collaborating with Jimmy Page while with with the Crowes, what it’s like being a solo artist, some of the specifics around his newest solo album Flux, the current state of his relationship with his brother and so much more.