Former Bad Company Singer Brian Howe Dies at 66

The singer stepped in for Paul Rodgers in 1986

May 7, 2020

Former Bad Company Singer Brian Howe has passed away at the age of 66, reportedly dying in his Florida home on Wednesday after suffering cardiac arrest.

According to TMZ, Howe had previous heart issues, including a heart attack in 2017.

Howe is best known for stepping in for singer Paul Rodgers in the group, Bad Company in 1986. He made his debut on the band’s album Fame and Fortune. Bad Company would release four albums with Howe at the helm, ending in 1992 with Here Comes Trouble.

The addition of Howe marked a shift in the sound of Bad Company, with Howe ultimately exiting the group in 1994.

"Leaving Bad Company was not a difficult decision,” he previously shared. “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, along with Terry Thomas, got tired of doing all the work and then getting nothing but resentment for it from Mick and Simon."

Previous to his work with Bad Company, Howe also joined Ted Nugent on his 1984 album, Penetrator.

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