Rest in Peace, Former Bad Company Vocalist Brian Howe: 1953-2020


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Brian Howe, former vocalist of Bad Company from 1986 until 1994, has passed away at the age of 66, it was reported by TMZ. Howe died Wednesday after suffering cardiac arrest at home in Florida.

TMZ added an update on Thursday morning:

Within the history of Bad Company, Howe’s tenure was notable for the fact that he replaced Paul Rodgers in 1986 when Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke regrouped after the band’s first breakup in 1982. Howe had gained notoriety after singing lead vocals on Penetrator, the 1984 album from Ted Nugent.

With Howe on main vocal duties, Bad Company released four studio albums: 1986’s Fame and Fortune, 1988’s Dangerous Age, 1990’s Holy Water and 1992’s Here Comes Trouble, as well as 1993’s live album What You Hear Is What You Get: The Best of Bad Company.

The single “No Smoke Without a Fire,” from Dangerous Age, reached the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart, a pretty decent success for the post-Rodgers version of Bad Company:

With Brian Howe, Bad Company had another hit with 1992’s “How About That,” which reigned atop the Album Rock Tracks chart for six weeks.

Rest in peace, Brian Howe.


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