WATCH: Paul Rodgers Talks Bad Company's Roots with AC/DC's Brian Johnson

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In the early '70s, Led Zeppelin was the biggest band in the world. So when a young Bad Company was ready to take on a manager, singer Paul Rodgers simply reached out to Zeppelin's notorious overseer, Peter Grant. He figured it would be the group's one-way ticket to success. He was right. 

Rogers recounts those early days of Bad Company in a new interview with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson on Johnson's AXS TV show, A Life on the Road.

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"I can't believe I did that, now that I think about it," Rodgers laughed about the cold call to Zeppelin's cagey manager, revealing that Grant was interested, but initially hesitant about the band's name. Hear the whole story in the video below. Watch the full Paul Rodgers episode of A Life on the Road this Sunday on AXS TV, Nov. 24, 9/8 central.

 

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