Paul Rodger's new album The Royal Sessions was released this week and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Blues Chart; Proceeds from the studio album of Blues covers will fund music programs for inner-city kids.

Rodgers is also getting ready to hit the road in June for Bad Company's 40th Anniversary Tour!

Earlier this week, Rodgers got to ring the opening bell on Wall Street -- which he did with great enthusiasm!

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