Bad Company: Behind The Music #84

Season 1 Ep 848/28/1999

A look at one of the most high-profile supergroups of the '70's. They were the first band to sign with Led Zeppelin's fledgling label, Swan Song. Under the guidance of Zeppelin's manager, Peter Grant, Bad Company achieved super-stardom with songs such as "Can't Get Enough of Your Love," "Shooting Star" and "Ready for Love." They released six albums before lead singer, Paul Rodgers, grew tired of their frenetic touring schedule and left the band. To further complicate matters, Zeppelin drummer John Bonham died, leading to the demise of Swan Song and the end of Bad Company. A new Bad Company with lead singer Brian Howe formed in 1983. They achieved phenomenal success with the release of a greatest hits album, "10 from 6." Howe sang with the band for 9 years, but the new Bad Company never approached the previous success of the original group. Following the death of former manager Peter Grant in 1996, the four original members reunited, and Bad Company's 1999 tour is the first time the original members have been on stage together since 1983. Interviews with all four original bandmates: Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell. Interviews also include former Swan Song executive Danny Goldberg, Bad Company's second lead singer Brian Howe and Blues musician Edgar Winter.