The Law (band)

The Law (band)

The Law were an English rock group formed in 1991 comprising of ex-The Who/The Faces drummer Kenney Jones and former Free/Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers. The two teamed up with the idea of using different supporting musicians, in order to allow Paul Rodgers to pursue whatever musical style he felt like. They assembled a core band of studio musicians, including guitarist John Staehely and bassist Pino Palladino, and landed guest spots from guitarists like David Gilmour, Bryan Adams, and Chris Rea. They produced Billboard's #1 AOR Chart hit "Laying Down The Law" written by Rodgers, but the album peaked at a disappointing #126 on the Billboard's Pop Albums chart. An album of out-takes from the first albumfact|date=September 2007 has been released as a bootleg, often referred to as "The Law II".

The Law played one show at Milton Keynes Bowl supporting ZZ Top and Bryan Adams they were joined for this show by John Young on keyboards.




Unreleased Album - The Law II

*"Too Much Is Not Enough
*"Wanna Make love To You
*"Message Of Love
*"Hold On
*"Loaded Dice
*"Check Mate
*"Strictly Off The Record
*"Laying Down The Law (rough version)

There a few stories surrounding this collection of songs, which is also known as 'The Law Returns'. The first is that this is an unreleased second album withdrawn from release at the last minute. The second is that it was actually recorded before the officially released album,and the third is that these songs are left-overs from the released album sessions. The third reason is the correct one...fact|date=September 2007


* The Law have (to date) only ever played once. This was at the Milton Keynes Bowl supporting ZZ Top and Bryan Adams. Fact|date=February 2007
* The second track on "The Law" entitled "Miss You In A Heartbeat" was originally written by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen. It was later recorded by Def Leppard and released on their album Retro Active and was also released as a single.

External links

* [ Official Paul Rodgers Site]

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