Hard rock supergroup the Firm united former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page with onetime Free and Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers; bassist Tony Franklin and ex-Uriah Heep drummer Chris Slade completed the lineup, founded in 1984. Their self-titled debut album appeared on Atlantic a year later, cracking the Top 20 on the strength of the hit single "Radioactive," but overall the record's impact was relatively minimal given the pedigrees of Page and Rodgers, and even the reaction to the group's lone tour proved surprisingly lukewarm. After one more LP, 1986's Mean Business, the Firm shut down; while Page and Rodgers resumed their respective solo careers, Franklin later resurfaced in Blue Murder, and Slade joined AC/DC. ~ Jason AnkenyPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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