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Two years later, he was hired by Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke to front Bad Company. "Brian was a good friend and wonderfully gifted vocalist and songwriter," Nugent tells Billboard by email. A daily briefing on what matters in the music industry, Red Velvet's Irene Apologizes After Verbally Attacking Fashion Editor | Billboard News, Aaliyah Book 'Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah' Dropping Next Year | Billboard News, Jack White Buys Busker a New Guitar After It Was Smashed by Passerby, How Phillipa Soo Channeled Beyonce & More 'Diva Queens' for Netflix Animated Feature 'Over the Moon', Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images for Pollstar, Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider Dies at Age 73. Howe went on to release three solo albums as well as a single, "Hot Tin Roof," in 2017. Brian Howe, the former lead vocalist of Bad Company, has died at the age of 66. In announcing his departure he said that "it had got to the point where nobody was contributing anything to songwriting and quite frankly the band was getting very, very sloppy live. I quite simply...got tired of doing all the work and then getting nothing but resentment for it.". We had quite mishmash in there. Brian Howe, the former lead vocalist of Bad Company, has died at the age of 66. During this time, the band also achieved five top 10 hits on the Billboard Rock charts, including “Shake It Up”, “No Smoke Without a Fire”, and “Holy Water”. Tony Lewis, Singer of The Outfield's "Your Love", Dies at 62. He served that role for a decade, appearing on albums including Fame and Fortune, Dangerous Age, Holy Water, and Here Comes Trouble. Neither Ralphs, Kirke nor the Bad Company camp responded to requests for comment about Howe's death. He came to the U.S. and joined Ted Nugent's band in 1983 after producer Ashley Howe (no relation) heard him on a recording; Brian Howe sang on Nugent's 1984 album Penetrator, but left over business issues. “Leaving Bad Company was not a difficult decision,” Howe said at the time. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV Headlines, Thousand Pieces of Gold Cast and Crew Reunite for COVID-EODROME on Twitch, How Kraftwerk and David Bowie Paved the Way for Music As We Know It Today, Borat's Daughter Infiltrated the White House Thanks to OAN, Ranking: Every Smashing Pumpkins Album from Worst to Best, Rudy Giuliani Caught on Camera Attempting to Seduce Borat's "15-Year-Old Daughter", After a Drunk Smashed a Street Busker's Guitar, Jack White Bought Him a Gorgeous Replacement, Sacha Baron Cohen on Rudy Giuliani's "Sexy-Time" Borat Scene: "It Is What It Is", R.I.P. But I'd call him after a show and he'd go, 'I could've done better." He suffered a near fatal heart attack in 2017 but was back to work a few months later and had recently been working on new music -- including a haunting piano ballad about mortality called "Going Home.". ", Two years later, Howe was recruited by Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke to join a rejuvenated version of Bad Company, replacing original frontman Paul Rodgers for an eight-year run that started with 1986's Fame and Fortune. "Anybody else who sang like him would be thrilled. We are very sad and he will be missed, but his musical gifts will last forever. "There were songs I had written, songs Brian had written. "We wanted to make a good, modern, up-to-date rock 'n' roll record," Ralphs explained at the time. © 2020 Billboard. 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This week's heart attack in Lake Placid, Fla., where Howe resided, was preceded by a scooter accident during late April in which he punctured a lung and broke four ribs. Should SNL Replace Jim Carrey as Joe Biden? Howe is best known as the singer who replaced Paul Rodgers in Bad Company, though his first big break came in 1984 when he sang lead vocals on Ted Nugent’s album Penetrator. Citing a family source, TMZ reports that Howe died Wednesday, May 6th, at his home in Florida from cardiac arrest. I quite simply got tired of doing all the work and then getting nothing but resentment for it from Mick and Simon.”. He was always pushing.". Brian Howe of Bad Company backstage during the 26th Annual PollStar Awards at Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 21, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. Brian Howe, the former lead singer of English hard rock supergroup Bad Company, is dead at age 66, Billboard can confirm. His most recent release, a single called “Hot Tin Roof”, was released in 2017. “It had got to the point where nobody was contributing anything to songwriting and quite frankly, the band was getting very very sloppy live. "He was always trying to push himself to be better," Easton told Billboard after news broke of Howe's death on Tuesday (May 5) from a cardiac arrest. Howe left Bad Company in 1994, citing creative disagreements with the rest of the band. nothing was ever good enough. All rights reserved.Billboard is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. Citing a family source, TMZ reports that Howe died Wednesday, May 6th, at his home in Florida from cardiac arrest. Howe's manager and friend Paul Easton says the onetime Bad Company singer was not easily satisfied. In the later part of his career, Howe released several solo and launched his own record label. Brian Howe, the former lead singer of English hard rock supergroup Bad Company, is dead at age 66, Billboard can confirm. Howe, who was 66, was born in Portsmouth, England and established his reputation as a powerhouse vocalist with bands such as Shy and White Spirit. Howe is survived by a son, two daughters and three grandchildren, as well as his sister Sandie.
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