Bad Company

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1999 (The 2000 Induction Ceremony)

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Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2021 (ranked #299) .


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Bad Company (1974)

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Bad Company (1974)
Can't Get Enough (1974)
Feel Like Makin' Love (1975)
Shooting Star (1975)
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy (1979)

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Will Bad Company be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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One of the best bands to come out of the 70's. One of the greatest debut albums of all time.

Posted by Morningrise on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 23:29pm


PAUL RODGERS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ROCK VOCALISTS OF ALL TIME! THAT BEING SAID, BAD COMPANY SHOULD BE IN THE ROCK HALL OF FAME.

Posted by STEVE on Saturday, 06.2.07 @ 23:41pm


Meh, he was infinitely better in Free.

Posted by William on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 00:28am


well if Blondie and the flamingos are in why shouldn't Bad Company?Paul Rodgers,Simon kirke,Boz Burrel and Mick Ralphs not bad.

Posted by Randy on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 08:53am


The name says it all. Their music sucked.

Posted by D. Stroy on Monday, 10.29.07 @ 19:42pm


such an awesome band. i can't believe they still are not in.

Posted by eric on Tuesday, 12.11.07 @ 01:08am


Paul Rodgers is to vocalists what Clapton is to guitarists. There is Paul Rogers and then there are all the rest. It's that simple.

Posted by GHM on Wednesday, 12.19.07 @ 14:19pm


Before Bad Co. gets in, Mott needs to get in. And since that is not happening, neither is Bad Co.

However,I believe this does bring up the issue regarding an individual performer. As Steve and GHM have stated, there are very few vocalists that can touch Paul Rodgers. I know the HoF looks at the sum of it all, but I think a case can be made for Paul's amazing vocals.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 14:12pm


[edit] Bad Company
Bad Company (1974)
Straight Shooter (1975)
Run With the Pack (1976)
Burnin' Sky (1977)
Desolation Angels (1979)
Rough Diamonds (1982)


They get my vote

Posted by zepfan on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 16:12pm


Paul Rodgers should be in the Hall of Fame. He meets and exceeds all the criteria the hall looks for. He has been hugely successful both commercially and critically. Many consider him the best singer in rock n roll history. Bad Company and Free are both Hall of Fame worthy on their own as well. Considering some of the artists already inducted, it's beginning to look like a travesty that he is not in there.

Posted by Paul Diggin on Monday, 01.21.08 @ 08:14am


2009, the year for Bad Company to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

Posted by Frank on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 10:15am


I talked to Paul Rodgers on "Rockline" a year ago regarding the Bad Company song "Silver, Blue & Gold." I told him I was visually impaired and can see colors in music. I told him the drums represented silver, the piano represented blue and the electric guitar represented gold and he told me he liked my interpretation more than anything he could give. "Silver, Blue & Gold" was used as bumper music for the closing segment of the show and Bob Coburn, the host, said he'll never hear "SB&G" again without thinking about what I had said

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 13:49pm


I can't believe all the crap acts that have been accepted into the "Hall of Fame" and it just keeps getting worse. FREE should have been of of the first inductees! Let alone Bad Company, or even Paul Rodgers alone... I guess musicians have nothing to do with this obviously... You ask any real "Rock and Roll" guitarist musician, not some "Top 40" bullshit Madonna loser... who their main influences were... Well, FREE and or Paul Kossoff and Paul Rodgers are gonna be right there at the top with Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck! This is an outrage... What a very basic choice! My God! At least Bad Company...

Posted by Sonny on Sunday, 04.13.08 @ 18:30pm


Some people diss them & say they were only a creation of Led Zeppelin's manager. If that's true, it doesn't matter to a hill of beans, IMO.

They had some kick ass songs & I think they should be inducted.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 07.10.08 @ 13:38pm


Their first three albums were of a very high standard.Apart from the Beatles and Eagles,when I was a kid,these albums were the ones I spent my hard earned paper route money on.Shooting Star is still one of my favorite songs!Was this the band Almost Famous was about?I hope not, because I never thought of them as mid-level.

Posted by tim on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 20:37pm


I went to the HoF site looking literally thinking a) when were they inducted, and
b) i wonder if Paul Rodgers has a chance to go in three times like Clapton (Free, Bad Company, and ?)

I was blown away neither were in, and found this site.

Paul with Queen is great too.

Posted by Hal on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 12:30pm


Hmmm.. I guess this means Paul Rodgers isn't inducted with Queen.

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 13:27pm


Bad Co. was one of the most talented bands to ever come down the rock pike. Paul Rodgers vocals rank among the best, if not the best, in the modern rock era. Mick Ralphs has one of the best blues rock guitar styles out there. Boz Burrell on Bass and the incomparable Simon Kirke on drums. I went to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and was shocked by some of the artists in there ahead of this group. Free and Bad Company should definitely be included in the Hall.

Posted by RmcD on Tuesday, 12.9.08 @ 22:45pm


I'm more of a Free fan than Bad Company although I think Bad Company was a great rock/pop act, I liked Free more because they were more inclined to take off on extended jams ala Cream. Bluesier than Cream, Rodger's vocals were a perfect fit for those songs.

Rodgers has one of rock's most soulful voices and his singing was just as good in Bad Company as in Free, maybe even better in some songs.

I just like Free's jamming style and the more instrumental quality of their music. To me Bad Company was more formula songwriting with their eye more on commercial success.

I see Free more in the genre of Taste(Rory Gallagher)/Fleetwood Mac(w Peter Green), Cream, Led Zeppelin and some other British rock/blues powerhouses.

Posted by Ed on Monday, 03.9.09 @ 16:20pm


todd rundgren is in, and not bad company? give me a f--ing break

Posted by tom juliano on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 07:29am


Todd Rundgren is not in, even though he should be along with Bad Company.

Posted by Brian on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 09:09am


Todd Rundgren was never involved withe Bad Company at any time. So Tom Julianom, Why are you making a "false association" between those two artists?

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 14:08pm


Bad Company were a very good supergroup. Not that innovative, but they do have an alright amount of influence seeing as they have been covered by The Decemberists, Bon Jovi, Tesla, and several other artists. I think they have earned it.

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Posted by fiereDedgedow on Sunday, 08.16.09 @ 15:13pm


Bad company should have been in years ago. I mean Paul Rodgers is one of the greatest vocalists of all time and straight shooter is one of the greatest albums of all time

Posted by Austin on Sunday, 08.16.09 @ 23:33pm


What a shame that there is even a discussion about this. Bad Company/Paul Rodgers are one of the greatest of all time. Abba? What has happened to this world when people don't even know what rock is?

Posted by Julie on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 19:31pm


It's only Rock and Roll
But I like it the Bad Co. does it.

Posted by Francesco Di Pacelli on Wednesday, 12.23.09 @ 05:30am


I like Bad Company, but I'll have to say no. Harp on about their influence all you want, but I don't know of much, and they're not groundbreaking in the slightest. I would guess Free is more influential, and yet they're not in. Paul Rodgers has a great voice so it would be nice to see him go in, but logically if he goes in it should probably be with Free because they were there first.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 02.17.10 @ 18:34pm


Well, I stand by my original comment, but on BC's Behind the Music John Mellencamp called Paul the best Rock singer ever, and asked "Is that guy in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame yet?" Put him in with Free, I wouldn't have a problem with that.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 07.2.10 @ 16:18pm


Dennis DeYoung of Styx has replaced Paul Rogers of Free and Bad Company as the lead singer for Queen.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.10.10 @ 18:56pm


Sure...? I like only one song but whatever.

Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 10.27.10 @ 09:34am


Just who are these people....that determine who gets inducted......THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE OUTRAGE...Free, Paul Rodgers,Bad co. ALL ARE MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH.Get the Jackasses who decide who gets in OUT...And let people who really know about rock n roll...to decide. They should be ashamed of themselves.They probably never heard or saw free. Take a look at the video...of free (MR. BIG)...and tell me that paul kossof,paul rodgers,andy frasier and simon kirk are not worthy? BULL SH__!!! WAKE UP AND LET PAUL RODGERS AND FREE AND BAD CO IN!!!

Posted by Rohdie on Saturday, 01.1.11 @ 16:40pm


Bad Co or Free...Paul Rogers...a must !!!!

Posted by Jim on Monday, 03.28.11 @ 14:50pm


"I like Bad Company, but I'll have to say no. Harp on about their influence all you want, but I don't know of much, and they're not groundbreaking in the slightest."

Exactamondo, Sam.

Posted by classicrocker on Monday, 04.4.11 @ 15:02pm


Artist.. Smashing :)

Posted by www.futurerocklegends.com on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 10:07am


This is a no brainer. Bad Company wasnt like other bands of that era. Thru Rodgers soulful singing style they incorporated a blues element into their music. I mean they really were original. Rodgers is still to this day regarded as one of rocks greatest singers. I vote yes.

Posted by Eddie Dobzanski on Friday, 01.6.12 @ 19:51pm


Bad company should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without a doubt they are better than a number of bands and individuals who have been inducted They are not the only case I realize this is a subjective decision but they should have been inducted on their earliest opportunity without a doubt I won't go into musical technicalities but I will say they were a great and original band PERIOD!!!!!!!!

Posted by Stephen Ferguson on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 21:32pm


This is another embarrassing and shameful "too cool for the room" freezeout by Jann and the Wankers. Should have been first year eligible slam dunks.
Well, I don't know if they are as good as say, Martha and the Vandellas. Jesus.

Posted by Neckbeard on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 09:48am


when bands like bad company are'nt inducted in this hall of fame it becomes a hall of shame

Posted by tom on Monday, 12.17.12 @ 14:54pm


Bad Co should be in. RRHO...shame !!!!!!!
Paul Rodgers...Free, Bad Co, Firm, Queen, Solo stuff. One of the best to ever do it. Great lead front man.

Posted by Jim on Monday, 04.22.13 @ 22:06pm


I'm thinking its closer to pop hall of fame when a band like Bad Co is not in or more like hall of shame

Posted by Dave on Monday, 05.27.13 @ 10:19am


Just saw Skynerd and Bad Co 7-17-13 in Camden Nj. Met Paul Rodgers and looked him in the eye and told him I've met rock stars before like Billy Idol and Eddie Money but now i could say i met a Rock Legend. The mans voice is beyond belief. Such feeling. Such a joke they arent in .

Posted by jersey steve on Thursday, 07.18.13 @ 00:06am


Go to a Bad Co concert...watch every person there sing along with every song and be amazed at how good Rodgers still sounds...40 yrs later. Listen to the greatest vocalist ever in rock....see the 2 hrs go by and you're wanting more. Great musicians, some timeless anthems still played on the radio today, class act all the way. Only problem is a very short time frame, a la Free, where they were putting out the tunes. Still, high quality, timeless music on the first 3 albums should get them in. At least Paul if not the band

Posted by steve on Thursday, 11.14.13 @ 17:15pm


I saw Bad Company this summer in NW Indiana. The crowd couldn't get enough (pun intended) of them. Sounded fantastic on every song. When acts like Madonna and Donna freakin' Summer, along with hip hop groups are voted in and bands lik Bar Company and Deep Purple are not, it makes th R and R hall of fake a complete joke. I won't waste a second of my life there until Bad Co is in.

Posted by Mark on Saturday, 12.21.13 @ 09:43am


It's astonishing Paul Rodgers hasnt been inducted yet in any of his groups. I agree with the poster who stated Paul Rodgers was such a great vocalist. Just a wonderful voice rich in tone. Love when Rodgers sings any songs.

Bad Company showcased an impressive number of hits in the 70's & early 80's. Shooting Star,Feel Like Makin' Love,Bad Company,I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love,Rock & Roll Strategy to name a few.

I think Bad Company will be elected to RRHOF eventually. Paul.Rodgers commands great respect from his peers & influenced some of the younger RRHOF inductees.Including the vocalists.You might see a grassroots movement to get him in RRHOF soon. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 02:00am


It's astonishing Paul Rodgers hasnt been inducted yet in any of his groups. I agree with the poster who stated Paul Rodgers was such a great vocalist. Just a wonderful voice rich in tone. Love when Rodgers sings any songs.

Bad Company showcased an impressive number of hits in the 70's & early 80's. Shooting Star,Feel Like Makin' Love,Bad Company,I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love,Rock & Roll Strategy to name a few.

I think Bad Company will be elected to RRHOF eventually. Paul.Rodgers commands great respect from his peers & influenced some of the younger RRHOF inductees.Including the vocalists.You might see a grassroots movement to get him in RRHOF soon. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 02:04am


It's astonishing Paul Rodgers hasnt been inducted yet in any of his groups.

Bad Company showcased an impressive number of hits in the 70's & early 80's. Shooting Star,Feel Like Makin' Love,Bad Company,I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love,Rock & Roll Strategy to name a few.

I think Bad Company will be elected to RRHOF eventually.

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 02:04am
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I edited your post briefly, for length.

I agree w/you about Rodgers. I also agree w/you about Bad Co. Thing is, they didn't have that giant, 20+ yr. career that the Hall loves to see in major inductees. Unless you have a staggering effect over the course of two or three albums like some acts do, they want that lengthy career. Bad. Co. falls between too much & not enough.

I know I'd like to see them get in, & I'd like to believe they have a shot. However, it's a little dicey. We had a discussion a ways back on singers that were spread all over the place, career-wise. Rodgers name kept coming up, what with Bad Co., the Firm, etc. The Hall really needs to address those sorts of singers, at least if they're not going to deal w/any of their individual groups.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 15:47pm


For those who are interested, the "Behind The Music: Remastered" episode on Bad Company is scheduled to air on Thursday July 24, 2014 @ 11 a.m. E.D.T.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 07.13.14 @ 17:52pm


For those who are interested, the "Behind The Music: Remastered" episode on Bad Company is scheduled to air on
VH1 Classic on Thursday July 24, 2014 @ 11 a.m.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 07.13.14 @ 17:55pm


How in the hell is Bad Company NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame ????? I am from Cleveland and I'm embarrassed at some of the awful groups that have been inducted !!!!
Bad Company, Boston, Moody Blues, Journey ????
Who is voting ?? They should all have been included, long ago.
I went to the"Hall of Shame" and watched a video on all of the people inducted. I am a huge music fan...I didn't know half of them.
What a load of crap !!!!!
Shame on the voters...These groups have stood the test of time.
I just saw Bad Co. perform last week. They were amazing !!!!!
Time to set things right for 2015!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by donna on Wednesday, 08.6.14 @ 00:30am


Donna: If you only knew half of the inducted artists, then you are not a huge music fan!!!!!
Listening to only classic rock radio does not qualify someone as a huge music fan!!!!!!
Many of these groups have only stood the test of time because they have been shoved down our throats by Clear Channel!!!!!!
While other very important acts are not!!!!!!!

Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 08.6.14 @ 09:28am


The Rock Hall merits a certain degree of criticism at times, but whenever I see someone using the phrase "Rock and Roll Hall of Shame", I see it as evidence of a surly and uncreative mind at work, and take it as my cue to not that them very seriously.

Posted by PopeCharming on Wednesday, 08.6.14 @ 09:46am


Gassman and PopeCharming - Co-signed.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 08.6.14 @ 10:09am


oops- ""Take it as my cue to not take them very seriously."

Posted by PopeCharming on Wednesday, 08.6.14 @ 10:39am


Cheesecrop stated that he doesnt see Bad Companys influence in other bands. Two words-Paul Rodgers. What band is going to be able to adopt Bad Co's blues rock sound when theres only ONE Paul Rodgers? Where are you gonna get a vocalist who not only has a great voice but sings with the necessary feel needed for the bluesy sound? Would you start a band knowingyou could never find a singer to fit that style? Think people. Bad Co should have already been in and Rodgers, based on body of work and talent, should be inducted twice.

Posted by rock authority on Sunday, 08.17.14 @ 03:15am


Bad Company is and always will be one of the best band around. Paul Rodgers has the greatest voice. This group needs to be in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. I can check them off my music bucket list. It was the best concert ever!!!

Posted by Diane on Wednesday, 08.27.14 @ 19:25pm


I mean what comes to mind when you think of Hall of Fame. I think talent, success, longevity, is your music relevant 35yrs after being recorded. A big YES on all counts. I hadn't been to a concert since the 80's and last summer i went to Bad Co./Skynerd. Skynerd opened and were great, but i was there to see what i consider to be one of the Top 5 rock vocalists of all time. They opened with Rock and Roll Fantasy and theres Rodgers twirling the mic stand over his head and hitting those notes with all the feel he did 35 yrs ago. I mean the band was really good, but your there to see a one of a kind Rock Legend sing. It's truly astonishing that they arent in. Paul Rodgers could have gotten in twice already and noone would complain.

Posted by Rock Authority on Saturday, 08.30.14 @ 17:54pm


I saw Bad Company with Skynyrd this summer and Paul Rodgers was amazing. After the concert I went on YouTube and saw an unbelievable body of work by this rock superstar. No doubt Free should be in as well as Bad Company. Just great bands. PAUL Rodgers gets in by himself as well.

Posted by TJ on Thursday, 11.27.14 @ 02:19am


Huge music fan. I came to this site to see when, not if Bad Company made it in, and was surprised to find they're not yet in. I can't fathom what could be keeping them out. To me this band meets every possible criteria to get in. Talent? They had it in spades. Success? Of course! Longevity? 30+ years and going strong. Influence? There are tons of bands who try, but fail to emulate what Bad Company has done. Their songs still resonate. I know people who weren't alive when their music was out and love the music. They remain relevant, and even though most of their success came in the 70s, the songs still sound fresh and amazing. It's a travesty these guys aren't in, along with a few other groups. I can't wait for the Hall to fix this. Hopefully sooner than later.

Posted by Roger on Thursday, 12.18.14 @ 12:06pm


Cheesecrop stated that he doesn't see Bad Company's influence in other bands.

Posted by rock authority on Sunday, 08.17.14 @ 03:15am
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You got me wrong here. Re-read what I wrote. Perhaps you confused me w/someone else.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 04.3.15 @ 10:26am


I'd love to see Paul Rodgers and Natalie Merchant singing in a group together. Would be best of all time. Bad Company deserves the induction. Maybe, they sneak Paul Rodgers in under the Musical Excellence banner. These guys were rock and roll. The songs Bad Company, Feel Like Making Love, Rock and Roll Fantasy I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, are Classics and have stood test of time. Thought their music was excellent and 6 strong albums. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.23.15 @ 02:18am


I'd love to see Paul Rodgers and Natalie Merchant singing in a group together. Would be best of all time. Bad Company deserves the induction. Maybe, they sneak Paul Rodgers in under the Musical Excellence banner. These guys were rock and roll. The songs Bad Company, Feel Like Making Love, Rock and Roll Fantasy I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, are Classics and have stood test of time. Thought their music was excellent and 6 strong albums. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.23.15 @ 02:26am


I think Bad Company will be nominated in 2016. 4 Classic Rock inductions clears a space for Bad Company. Paul Rodgers is one of the most glaring admissions now with Chicago and Deep Purple inducted. I think the Bad Company songs still wonderful to listen to and sound fresh not dated. There will be tons of support to get Paul Rodgers inducted the next 5 years. A singer of the highest order. KING

Posted by KING on Sunday, 12.27.15 @ 22:34pm


Saw them the other night in concert. Very great show, and they sounded like they did on the 8-tracks!

Reason #128 Why The Rock Hall is not taken seriously: Paul Rodgers is not in. In fact, I don't even think he has been nominated. I don't care if he gets in with Free, Bad Co or if he even gets that Musical Excellence or any other 'special side award'....he so needs to get in. Critics, fans and even RRHOFers praise him, from the late Freddie Mercury to John Cougar Mellencamp. He's worked with several RRHOFers, most notably Jimmy Page. Rodgers is even on Rolling Stone's list of Top 100 vocalists. Sometime within the next few years I hope he gets in. If not, the HOF should just not even call itself the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 06.20.16 @ 19:21pm


I think Bad Company should have been inducted long ago. They had a huge impact on classic rock and with ushering in the era of big venues. They sold millions of records,

and still placed a top five album in the disco saturated market in 1979. You look at what bands they originally played in, and you add Paul Rodgers, who is in my opinion the greatest rock/blues ever. Lastly, there are a number of solo performers and bands that I seriously question having already been inducted.

Posted by Jack on Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 12:13pm


Bad Company

01. Paul Rodgers (1973-Present)
02. Mick Ralphs (1973-Present)
03. Simon Kirke (1973-Present)
04. Boz Burrell (1973-Present)

Posted by Roy on Friday, 11.25.16 @ 07:04am


First - I am shocked.... how is Bad Company not in???
But best Rock vocalist??? - that's Greg Lake - I am pretty sure he is already in - but if Bad Co is not - I have to look

Posted by elgee on Thursday, 12.22.16 @ 17:08pm


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