Andy Fraser Explains The Breakup of Free

(Classic Rock) Free bassist Andy Fraser says he wasn't interested in singer Paul Rodgers' vision of the future and that's one of the reasons the band broke up in 1972.

They were already dealing with guitarist Paul Kossof's drug addiction issues when tension boiled over between the frontman and the four-stringer. Rodgers went on to form Bad Company with drummer Simon Kirke, managed by Led Zeppelin impresario Peter Grant but Fraser says he never had any interest in that kind of success.

"Free had become unglued. Paul and myself were going in different directions. He thought I acted like an emperor and decided he was now going to run things," He tells Psychedelic Baby. "All the while Koss was becoming a junkie. We had basically broken up. As spokesman it fell to me to announce it. I was viewed as the one leaving.

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