FREE Bassist Interviewed On 'Long Live Rock'

April 20, 2010

Bassist/songwriter Andy Fraser of FREE was interviewed on last Sunday's (April 18) edition of the "Long Live Rock" radio show. Andy discussed his recently released single, "This Is The Big One", which is about climate change; as well as his upcoming album, due later this year. Other topics included his outspoken support for various politial and social causes; the recent "Free Forever" DVD collection; working with John Mayall at age fifteen; FREE's decline and eventual breakup; the legacy of FREE; embracing modern technology; and future plans.

"Free Forever" amasses archival video footage, interviews, audio, memorabilia, and other bits of the band's history to create the ultimate fan package. Featuring the powerhouse combination of a young Paul Rodgers' gravelly vocals, Simon Kirke's solid drums, Paul Kossoff's infamous guitar leads, and Andy Fraser's groove-infused bass lines, FREE laid the foundation for a blues-rock revolution.

This set features live performances from the Beat Club in Germany and U.K.'s Granada TV. The second disc boasts full audio from their set at the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight festival (which also featured JIMI HENDRIX, THE WHO, and THE DOORS),littered with a collection of band photos, posters, artwork, and unearthed video footage of tracks "Be My Friend", "Mr. Big" and "All Right Now". Bonus features include original and brand new edits of these Isle of Wight videos with split-screen views. Interviews and special feature "The Freelist", which contains a "Top of the Pops" appearance, Australian interviews, and other bits, is also included.

Disbanding in 1973, the members went on to enjoy continued success, both in acts such as BAD COMPANY and QUEEN, and in solo careers. Sadly, Kossoff passed away in 1976. Yet, even in this short time, FREE made a lasting impact that has influenced musicians and garnered countless fans. Eagle Rock is proud to capture the essence of this ground-breaking act and present it with the release of "Free Forever".

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