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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi all,

At Queenonline forusm we've decided to send a letter to Paul thanking him for what he's doing. Basically I'm after a name if you're interested in being part of this - either post your name here or PM me here or on Queenonline if you want it kept private. Also possibly thinking of including the country each person is from, so you're welcome to let me know that too. Thanks :)

Here it is:

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Dear Paul,

This letter is sent on behalf of the undersigned members of the Queen internet fan communities at the official Queen website, Queenonline.com, and Queenzone.com. Our message is simple, so here goes:

Thank You!

We would like to thank you for your music, your voice, your energy, your positive attitude and everything else you bring to the QPR project. Whether it’s from your own back catalogue, the old Queen songs or the new material, you bring sparkle and life and soul to every song you perform. It is a privilege to watch and listen to you sing with Brian and Roger.

Many of us have been Queen fans for decades; some are too young to have seen the band while Freddie was still alive. But whatever our individual backgrounds, those songs contain meaning for each of us that can be found in no other band’s material. We know the same holds true as regards your songs for all those who come to QPR as a fan of Free, Bad Company, The Firm, or your solo material.

What we feel you bring to those Queen songs is new meaning; your take on them. The fact that you are able to do this so effortlessly and passionately, while also maintaining your own identity, is a tribute to you as a musician and person.

Everyone who has signed this letter now considers themselves a Paul Rodgers fan - if they weren’t before - as well as a Queen fan. We go to the QPR shows looking forward to hearing your material as much as the Queen songs.

Finally, the new album. It is fantastic, nodding to each of your pasts but focused on creating something positive and new. Your voice is phenomenal and Brian and Roger play as if they’re thirty years younger. You all should be very proud to have produced such exciting and soulful music and we all hope there is more to come.

So, once again: thank you!

Sincerely,

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What does everyone think of the jist? Anything I should add, remove, whatever?

Anyway - let me know your name (and town/country if you want as well) if you want to be involved :)

Thanks



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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think its just fine as is, though I have no doubt that the "Paul haters" or the "its not Queen without Freddie" bores will start replying in this thread anytime soon.


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well they just don't have to add their name to it. It's for people who are positive about QPR and what they're doing, and who want to thank Paul specifically, and to let him know we're Queen fans who haven't forgotten that he's Paul Rodgers, and isn't (and doesn't need to be) Freddie Mercury mark 2.

So - if you want to be included, just let me know your name!

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Add me then.


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Believe it or not, I do have a problem with the wording of the letter... You see, there is a middle ground as well between hating Paul Rodgers and loving everything he does.


This draft assumes that anybody who recognises Paul's talents and ability to perform his own songs in concert would also like everything he does with the Queen back catalogue, and everything recorded on the new album.

He is only a part of the band and as such I won't hold him responsible for everything they do wrong, but it also makes it impossible for me to sign such a one-sided declaration of love.


If you intend to make this a "love letter" to Paul and QPR instead of an objective and more neutral statement, you can count me out.

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Mercury wrote:

Add me then.


Well I need your name to do that :)

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would be glad to be included also :)

Aldo Saarik - Tallinn, Estonia

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Going Back wrote:

I would be glad to be included also :)

Aldo Saarik - Tallinn, Estonia


Added :)

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about this for a letter to Paul instead? :P



"Thank you for giving the Queen fans a chance to see half of their favourite band together live in concert reminiscing the old times with Freddie and John, and thank you for introducing us to your own music and really making it shine in comparison to the Queen songs.

And thank you for making it possible for Brian and Roger to work together on an album after such a long time. I'm sorry it didn't turn out so well, but I don't hold it against you

I wish you better luck with your next project, whether it's with or without The other gentlemen."

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Henrik Eriksson - Sweden, add me!


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Go on - I'll happily have my name in there:

Matthew Vaggers - Wirral, England


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Teatime wrote:

Mr Mercury wrote:

Add me then.


Well I need your name to do that :)


Dave W, Scotland


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent. Please add me!

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh what a woderfull letter !! Add me in
Pierre Eriksson Sweden Queenfan since 1989.


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, keep them coming :) At over 50 people at the moment.

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, stop it! I hate the whole Queen + Paul Rodgers thing! All they do is ruin Queen's name -him and these two other geriatrics.

Forget it!

PS. If you insist you can pass my congratulations on getting to number f***ing 33 with their new smash hit. Well done boys!