Paul Rodgers (born December 17th, 1949) is an English rock singer-songwriter. He is most famous for his work in Free, Bad Company, and as a featured vocalist for Queen since 2004. Free were one of the biggest rock bands in the world (together with Led Zeppelin) for a year or so, following the release of their all time classic rock tracks "All Right Now", and they released four top five albums with their distinctive blues rock sound. Following Free, Paul Rodgers formed his next band "Bad Company"; they toured from 1973 - 1982, in the process earning six platinum albums until Rodgers left in 1982 at the height of their fame. After focusing on his solo career, it was a successful television appearance in 2004 that earned Paul the invite from Brian May and Roger Taylor to join Queen for a tour.