Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

The Firm

The Firm were a rock group comprised of ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, ex-Uriah Heep drummer Chris Slade, and Roy Harper bass player Tony Franklin. Formed in 1984, the band although having a distinguished pedigree (and thus qualifying as a supergroup), had sellout tours but only mediocre album sales. Page originally wanted former Yes drummer Bill Bruford and fretless bass virtuoso Pino Palladino in the group however Bruford was contracted to another label and Palladino had tour commitments with singer Paul Young.

Both Page and Rodgers refused to play any material from their former bands and instead opted for a selection of songs from both their solo albums and new songs which were heavily infused with a soulful and more commercially accessible sound, courtesy of Franklin's fretless bass guitar underpinning and understated song structure. In subsequent press interviews, Page had indicated that the band was never meant to last more than two albums. After the band split, Page and Rodgers returned to solo work while Chris Slade joined AC/DC and Franklin teamed up with guitarist John Sykes in Blue Murder.

Table of contents
1 Members
2 Discography
3 Films, DVDs
4 Official tours



Films, DVDs

Official tours

The Firm is the title of a novel by John Grisham. It was made into a 1993 Movie starring Tom Cruise.

The Firm were a Rap music supergroup who released one album in 1997.

The Firm is a Hollywood talent management company.