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Legendary rocker Paul Rodgers says health crisis nearly silenced his voice: “I couldn’t speak”

CBS MORNINGS – Watch the full interview here

Legendary rocker Paul Rodgers, best known as the frontman for the bands Free and Bad Company, has opened up about a health crisis that almost robbed him of his ability to sing. The singer and songwriter who has been making music for five decades had kept his struggle a secret — until now.

Several years ago, Rodgers suffered 11 minor strokes and two major strokes, leaving him without the ability to speak.
“I couldn’t do anything to be honest,” Rodgers said. “I couldn’t speak. That was the very strange thing. You know, I’d prepare something in my mind and I’d say it, but that isn’t what came out and I’d go, ‘What the heck did I just say?’”

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Join The #ElvisDemoChallenge On TikTok

Giveaway alert! 🚨 On July 18, 1953, 18 year old Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio for the first time to record a demo. After paying $3.98, Elvis walked out with a two side demo.
Now it’s your turn to record your own version of “My Happiness” or “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.” 🎙 Record a video covering one of the two songs and upload to TikTok with the hashtag #ElvisDemoChallenge. The winner will receive a re-pressed copy of Elvis’ demo and a copy of the book “Sun Records: The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

Must be 18 or older and reside in the United States to enter. Contest ends August 1, 2023. 🎶 Find these iconic songs on Elvis At Sun here:

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Ian Hunter’s “Defiance Part 1” Named On Louder Sound’s 50 Best Rock Albums of 2023

There are harmonies from Todd Rundgren on the majestically Dylanesque Don’t Tread On Me, there’s a track featuring, impossibly, Taylor Hawkins, Billy Bob Thornton and Billy Gibbons, and there is the epic Angel, a ballad as good as anything Hunter has ever done, with the haunting line: ‘When we move, I hope we go to your place.’ Nobody but Hunter has the power, at this point in their career, to sound so fresh, so new and so exciting. Stream and purchase the vinyl here

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Rock Icon Paul Rodgers Releases “Living It Up” in Advance of Midnight Rose LP

One of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Most Iconic Voices to Release
First Collection of New and Original Solo Music in Nearly 25 YearsPaul Rodgers, iconic lead vocalist, main songwriter and founding member of legendary rock band Bad Company, will release his first single “Living It Up” on June 23. The song is the first from Rodgers forthcoming LP Midnight Rose, slated for release on September 22 via Sun Records. This is Rodgers’ first solo album of new music in nearly 25 years.

Pre-save/add/order “Living It Up” HERE.

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