Paul Rodgers reached international fame singing with Bad Company, Free and as a solo act, but what made the rock star what he is today? Turns out, he was heavily influenced by blues musicians. Paul explained why.

“I love the simplicity-actually, you know the way they tell a story. The way they tell the story of emotions, you know and I’ve always tried to emulate that, and that’s where I owe it all to them, it really comes from there.”

Fans overseas will get to hear Paul’s blues-influenced music later this year. He kicks off a tour of the U-K on April 15th. Get all the dates at