Queen + Paul Rodgers
|Queen + Paul Rodgers|
|Years active||2004 – 2009|
|Associated acts||Queen, Bad Company, Free|
Because of the popularity of Freddie Mercury, it was made clear that Paul Rodgers would not be replacing the former Queen lead singer, who died in 1991 from complications due to AIDS. Rodgers would be called "featured with" along with the former Queen members. When in concert Brian May, Roger Taylor and Paul Rodgers would be helped by keyboard player Spike Edney, rhythm guitarist Jamie Moses and bassist Danny Miranda.
The band recorded an album called The Cosmos Rocks. It was released in 2008.
In May, 2009 Paul Rodgers announced that Queen + Paul Rodgers had come to an end. He said "It was fun but was never meant to be a permanent arrangement". He said it was always possible that the band would get together again.