For other bands named Law, see Law (band) (disambiguation)
The Law were an English rock group formed in 1991 comprising drummer Kenney Jones (ex-Small Faces/Faces and The Who) and singer Paul Rodgers (ex-Free, Bad Company, and The Firm). The two teamed up with the idea of using different supporting musicians, in order to allow Paul Rodgers to pursue whatever musical style he felt like. They assembled a core band of studio musicians, Jim Barber being the main Guitarist (whose credits include The Rolling Stones, Ruby Turner and Mick Jagger solo album), and guitarist John Staehely (ex-Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne) and bassist Pino Palladino (formerly of Paul Young's and Jools Holland's bands, and later to work with The Who), and landed guest spots from guitarists like David Gilmour, Bryan Adams, and Chris Rea. They produced Billboard's #1 AOR Chart hit "Laying Down The Law" written by Rodgers, but the album peaked at a disappointing #126 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart. An album of outtakes from the first album has been released as a bootleg, often referred to as The Law II.