Legendary blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa spoke in a recent interview with Raised On Radio and revealed why he choose Bad Company and Free vocalist Paul Rodgers as his rock god.
In the conversation, Joe mentioned how a great frontman Paul is by saying that he represents every aspect of how a rock frontman should look like and praised his voice as well as the character.
While pointing out how lucky he is to met such a personality as Paul, Joe also revealed the details from their live show in New York. Joe stated that Paul managed to mesmerize everybody without making any mistake on the stage.
In this way, Joe showed his respect for Paul and showed how a great musician he is once again. Also, Joe said that it was an honor to be on the same stage with Paul and touched upon the fact that he is one of the nicest people in the world.
Here is what Joe Bonamassa said:
“My rock god is Paul Rodgers. Paul Rodgers, to me, epitomizes what a frontman in a rock band should be – a wonderful singer, wonderful musician, wonderful songwriter.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with Paul Rodgers when he was gracious enough to come to New York City and sing with my band for a DVD that we did at the Beacon Theatre.
And, you know, we all live in a very spoiled world of rock stardom and great monitors, good catering, whatever – tour buses, the light…”
“And he walked out with a wireless microphone, no monitors, took control of 2,500 people, both nights. We did some Free stuff; we did ‘Fire and Water,’ we did ‘Walk in My Shadow.’
He blew the crowd away, not a single thing in the monitor, and not a single not out of tune – that’s a pro. And I never forgot that.
The minute I always think about, ‘Maybe the monitors are not quite right,’ I go, ‘Nah. Paul Rodgers doesn’t need a monitor, so just sing.’”
Joe Bonamassa added:
“So it was a great lesson and it was a wonderful honor to be onstage with him.
He gets out there, he owns it, he has one of the greatest voices rock has ever known, and he’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
And to me, that’s a definition of a rock god.”
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