The Reason Paul Rodgers Turned Down Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
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Given his impressive career, Paul Rodgers could be eligible for admission to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The artist claims he has previously been approached about joining the Rock Hall but has declined.
During an appearance on The Eddie Trunk Podcast, Rodgers confirmed that he had been approached about his interest in the Rock Hall and had turned down the opportunity a few times during his career.
Rodgers is most famously known for his time with Bad Company in the 1970s, but before that, he achieved success with the band Free. In the 1980s, he pursued a solo career, collaborated with Jimmy Page for two albums as The Firm, performed with The Law, fronted Queen for a period, and also reunited with Bad Company. Rodgers recalled:
“Years and years ago, Ahmet Ertegun who was the head of Atlantic Records [and the Rock Hall’s co-founder] said to me, ‘Paul, we’re making this museum of rock ‘n’ roll. Do you guys want to be part of it?’ And I said, ‘What, a museum of rock ‘n’ roll? What’s it called?’ He said, ‘The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.’”
He further expressed his view by saying:
“While the Rock Hall features many legendary musicians, some of whom were his contemporaries during his successful career, he clarified, ‘It doesn’t impact my daily life or my work in any way.'”
Therefore, it appears that Rodgers’ absence from the Rock Hall is a choice he has made himself.
New Album Proving The Show Must Go On
Currently, Rodgers is promoting his latest album, Midnight Rose. During a conversation with Trunk, he made it clear that he doesn’t have any immediate plans for touring. However, there’s a glimmer of hope for his fans as his wife dropped a hint that they might create some acoustic recordings as a special treat for their dedicated listeners.
In a recent interview on CBS Mornings, Rodgers bravely shared a personal and inspiring story about his health struggles. He revealed that he had experienced a series of debilitating strokes that rendered him unable to speak for an astonishing three years. It was a challenging period for the iconic singer, but through sheer determination and the support of those around him, he miraculously regained his ability to sing and speak.
Now, against all odds, Rodgers has made a triumphant return to the music scene with his new solo album, Midnight Rose. This album not only showcases his enduring talent but also serves as a testament to his resilience and unwavering passion for music, making it a significant milestone in his storied career. It’s a testament to the human spirit and the power of music to heal and uplift, reminding us that even in the face of adversity, the show must go on.