Paul Rodgers his old group Bad Company have teamed up with Joe Walsh for a U.S. summer tour that runs into early July, and the band also has lined up a European headlining tour in October. Rodgers tells ABC Radio that while his work with Bad Company will keep him occupied for most of the rest of 2016, he’s eyeing a new solo project for next year.
“I might look at acoustic things next year,” he explains. “That’s what I’m thinking about in my own mind.”
Rodgers, whose previous solo effort was the 2014 soul covers album The Royal Sessions, says his tentative new project has been inspired by the music he’s been putting together lately at his residence in California.
“I’m writing songs all the time and I’m playing a lot of acoustic guitar at home, which I love,” he points out. “I have a place in California, it has the most wonderful room for playing guitar in it. It’s really got a fantastic echo, so I…sit there and noodle away at songs. And it just sounds, you know, really cool.”
As previously reported, Bad Company’s stateside trek with Walsh launched in mid-May and will wind down with a July 3 concert in Nashville area. Ex-Black Crowes member Rich Robinson is filling in for founding guitarist Mick Ralphs on the U.S. leg, but Ralphs plans to rejoin Bad Company for the U.K. tour.
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