Monday, April 2, 2007

Age Is Just A Rock Number To Paul Rodgers

VANCOUVER, B.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Paul Rodgers has spent the last 35 years rocking out in bands like Free, Bad Company, The Firm and, most recently, Queen.

So it’s ironic that Rodgers new guitarist has only been alive for half his career.

The 57-year-old Rodgers is about to release his first ever solo DVD, Live In Glasgow, and the lead guitarist, Kurtis Dengler, is only 17.

Rodgers says he “doesn’t discriminate against age,” so when a friend recommended the young prodigy, he gave him a chance.

And he was so impressed after Dengler’s performance on a brand new song that he asked the teenager to join the band for a tour of England.

There was one snag. Says Rodgers: “He’s still in school, but we worked that out.”

Rodgers says Dengler is fitting in with the band and is handling the grind like an old pro.

Still, Rodgers admits the young’un was slightly nervous when they performed at the Albert Hall and Dengler’s heroes, Jimmy Page and Brian May, were in the audience.

Live In Glasgow hits stores May 29, but a CD version will be released April 17.

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