So its 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 doesnt discriminate against age, so when a friend recommended the young prodigy, he gave him a chance.
And he was so impressed after Denglers 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: Hes 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 youngun was slightly nervous when they performed at the Albert Hall and Denglers 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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