Paul Rodgers compared Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck in a previous interview with Sammy Hagar. In the interview, he revealed that he would choose Page over Beck and explained why.
Paul Rodgers is a multi-instrumentalist who is also a singer and songwriter. The talented musician worked as the lead vocalist of several bands, including Bad Company, Free, The Firm, and The Law. He also made solo efforts and collaborated with Queen’s remaining members under the title Queen + Paul Rodgers.
Recently, AXS TV shared an old interview of Paul Rodgers from Sammy Hagar’s Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar on their This Week In Music History show. They shared the interview to celebrate ‘Bad Company’ going No. 1 on the U.S. album charts in 1974.
In the interview, Sammy Hagar asked Paul Rodgers some this or that questions. He then requested Rodgers to choose between Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. The musician stated he’d choose Jimmy Page, but he loves them both. Moreover, he said that Jimmy Page is a great guy, and it was great seeing him at Royal Albert Hall when they met there.
Asked to choose Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers told Sammy Hagar that:
“Well, for me it’s Jimmy Page. I love them both. I mean, what’s not to love? But Jimmy is such a great guy. You know, he came to Albert Hall when we played there last year, and it was just great to see him. He’s just so good.“
You can check out the rest of the interview below.