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Bad Company Announce Rich Robinson Will Sit In For Mick Ralphs On Upcoming Tour

Looks like there will be a bit of a change to the Bad Company lineup when they head out on the road this summer.

In place of guitarist Mick Ralphs, Rich Robinson, best known for co-founding The Black Crowes, will sit in on the 25 date tour.  In a statement, Ralphs said, “I’ve decided to sit this upcoming US tour out.  The travel required to do these dates is something I’m just not feeling up for at the moment.  I’m glad the band found Rich to take my place for this run, I’m sure he’ll be great.  See you all again soon. Much love to Paul and Simon, and love to all our fans for supporting us over the years.”

Robinson, for his part, is very excited for the opportunity saying, “One of my favorite bands growing up was Free. I've been a big fan of Paul Rodgers and his work throughout his career--from Bad Company and beyond--and Simon Kirke is one of my all time favorite drummers. To be able to play with Paul and Simon is such an honor.”

Bad Company will be joined by Joe Walsh out on tour, which kicks off May 12th in Dallas.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.