Paul Rodgers to Perform a Benefit Concert at Fender Centre onJuly 28, 2012 -
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page believes, "Paul Rodgers has been, andstill is by far, one of the finest talents of our musical genre."QUEEN'S Brian May says, "He's simply the greatest rock/blues singeralive." Great as his talent is, here at the Fender Museum, PaulRodgers is great for other reasons. For the last decade hehas supported Kids Rock Free (KRF), and this year he shares hissuccess by playing a benefit concert at the Fender Center outdooramphitheatre in Corona. Join the show on July 28, 2012 asLucas Oil Productions films the concert for the Kids Rock FreeConcert Series airing on MAVTV.
The evening will be filled with his radio hits "All Right Now,""Can't Get Enough," "Feel Like Making Love," Bad Company," "Rock& Roll Fantasy," "Shooting Star" and more. The iconic,multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter & self-taughtinstrumentalist has written, recorded, produced and released over30 albums since 1968, and has sold over 90 million records. Rodgers formed and led three separate bands to chart topping andworldwide success: Free, Bad Company & The Firm, and as a soloartist he has earned a Grammy Nomination. His solo bandincludes Howard Leese on guitar, a founding member of Heart andCanadian musicians guitarist Marcus Wolfe, drummer Rick Fedyk andTodd Ronning on bass, brother of Ex-Vancouver Canuck and NashvillePredators hockey player, Cliff Ronning. Next stop for theband is Europe where Paul Rodgers will headline rock festivals inNorway and Poland. Over the years Rodgers hasrecorded/performed with a who's who of rock including: Jimmy Page,Jeff Beck, Brian May, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Slash,Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams, Motown's Sam Moore, TheFour Tops and Queen to name just a select few.
This past December, Rodgers released a new studio recording thatis available exclusively on-line via CD Baby, and all other digitalretailers. The song "With Our Love" was shared with fans andthe public on his 62nd birthday, with one hundred percent of theproceeds earmarked for the charities The Racehorse Sanctuary &Rocking Horse Children's Charity and Seraphim 12 Foundation. The song charted for eight weeks, peaking at #4 nationally atClassic Rock Radio. So far the money raised has rescued andcared for five horses from a horrific existence that are now livingout their days at the Sanctuary. The composition was co-writtenwith his friend, guitarist and producer Perry Margouleff.
Fender Center is pleased to celebratethe man, his music and his generosity. Paul's hard work making hima legend in today's music culture is a tremendous influence on thekids studying guitar, piano, bass, drums, voice and combo band atKids Rock Free, a nonprofit music school serving kids ages 7 -17. His unselfish gifts inspire the kids to work hard toimprove their skills and share their talents through performing,just as he has done. Catch him at Fender Center on Saturday,July 28, 2012. Call for tickets at 951-735-2440 or visit thewebsite at KidsRockFree.com. Visit PaulRodgers.com for moreinfo on Paul. All seats are General Admission on the lawn inchairs. VIP - $100 Regular - $35. Doors open at6:30PM, concert at 7:30PM.
For Paul Rodgers photos go to www.paulrodgers.com.