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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, so I know the album has only just come out, and the tour only just begun, but it would be good to hear what people would like to/think might happen once Bri and Rog go their seperate way from Paul.

Paul has openly said that there are no plans after the tour, and he has throughout his solo career been the sort to flit between projects. He has also said that he was scaling his career down before the QPR thing took off.

Assuming that there is no new album or tour with Paul after The Cosmos Rocks tour;

1) will Brian and Roger stick together and work with someone else?
2) Will they go their own ways, work on solo stuff, and never reform as 'Queen' for recording or live work?
3) If they do play together but not with Paul, with any of The Cosmos Rocks songs ever be performed with another singer, or will these tracks effectively 'die' when Paul has gone?
4) Will they join John in retirement?

There are many more things to ponder than the above, but it's a start!

I would truly like them to take stock of their fantastic back catalogue, and rather than recording something that they deem artistically viable, just perform a spectacular gig, or even better series of gigs, with guest vocalists, and perform the best of their catalogue (including non singles). This gig(s) should have the songs performed as true to Freddie's interpretations as possible - no, this wouldn't be Queen karaoke but more a celebration of their work as unequalled recording and live artists over the years, with no shame in dwelling on this at all. If that finally brought the curtain down on Queen as a live act (please don't argue that this happened in 1986!) then it would be a fitting way to stop.

Any (serious) comments?



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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

too early to discuss this..let's enjoy this while we can

but what the hell; paul is definitely gonna do some solo stuff at some point. whether they continue as qpr after this..who knows..they're not getting younger
but paul said in an interview some time ago, that they might write songs together in the future, as opposed to bringin in individual songs...that's a pretty obvious statement I think....who knows

personally, I'd love to see another album. TCR exceeded my expectations, so another new album is very welcome :) mye guess is that another album would be even better, if they actually sit down and write it together

One thing I don't want though is BM and RT continue with someone else if PR decides to leave the party.
for me - all the one offs, both live and studio, during the late 90's and early 2000s - were beginning to taunt the Queen legacy.
QPR is a worthy "final chapter" in the Queen book. or at least a worthy footnote, seeing as it's not quite Queen

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They are just too old
There will be no post Paul Rodgers Queen

Unless, John start to perform with Queen name, since he's the youngest of them of course


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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul has hinted at a second album in at least one interview a couple of moths ago.

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul will leave the project after the tour. Then John will come back as a guest bassist.

They'll call themselves "Queen + John Deacon".

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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

(Since serious was written inside parenthesis I made the choise to make this semiserious)I think that if there is another album there will be one more tour, then they call it quits and retire.

If there is no more Q+PR:

Roger will retire playing a couple of charity gigs now and then.

Paul continiues to make music solo or with Bad Company.

Brian does another mediocre collaboration like "Starfleet" and tour ´til he drops dead on stage, preferably in the UK.

And finally John will still be retried since 98, still sitting on his pile of money, counting them like Scrooge McDuck.


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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen + George Michael would be an excellent combination - and perhaps would have been a better choice for Brian and Roger, to begin with.


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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what i would love for them to do is to tour with John as just QUEEN and have footage of freddie for all the songs and tour the world.


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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you spend too much time wondering about the future, you might just miss how brilliant the present is.
But my thoughts are once QPR is done we might get a career retrospective rarities anthology.
Brian might consider another solo project, but I think its more likely they'll both return to their pre-2005 state of occasionaly appearances and no real new output.

To be fair to them, thats completely reasonable given their age and the amount of their lives they've spent doing this.

Theres a slight chance they'll have caught the rockstar bug again and not want to stop, but I seriously doubt that a gig with Freddie imitation performances is something they would ever want to do (or for that matter, something Id ever want to see).
And watching Bri and Rog play along to a Freddie video for an entire show is a sickening, and very sad prospect.


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Posted: 19 Sep 08, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Treasure Moment wrote:

what i would love for them to do is to tour with John as just QUEEN and have footage of freddie for all the songs and tour the world.



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Posted: 20 Sep 08, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Treasure Moment wrote:

what i would love for them to do is to tour with John as just QUEEN and have footage of freddie for all the songs and tour the world.


NO

That would mean Queen would become their own tribute band.


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Posted: 20 Sep 08, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Treasure Moment wrote:

what i would love for them to do is to tour with John as just QUEEN and have footage of freddie for all the songs and tour the world.


NO

That would mean Queen would become their own tribute band.


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Posted: 25 Sep 08, 05:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's 50/50 as to whether or not they tour with Paul again, and maybe just a little less that a new album would accompany it.

However, assuming he dropped from the act, I would bet the two remaining Queen duo would one gig it here and there, annually hitting the 46664 show. I could see the two of them working together on maybe one duo album, and possibly with some kind of a tour, but I don't see them joining a 3rd vocalist. I think this is probably it for Queen for a couple of years starting 2010. If they feel up to another go, and if PR is willing, another album and tour could certainly occur, but they are heading into their 60's and Brian especially has a ton of things outside of Queen that are happening. I have heard Roger and Brian state that it's unlikely that they would continue their solo careers at this point.

I don't feel like they want to write/record as much as tour, but even that might dry up in a year from now after they are done with this latest trek.


One more thing that intrigues me is the announced plan for remakes to both Flash Gordon and The Highlander. I wonder if they would update any of the soundtrack, or better yet add to it.

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Posted: 25 Sep 08, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had heard Brian and Roger are going to be on Dancing With The Stars next season, if Paul quits.

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Posted: 25 Sep 08, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Treasure Moment wrote:

what i would love for them to do is to tour with John as just QUEEN and have footage of freddie for all the songs and tour the world.


You have no idea what live music is, do you?

What possible opportunity do you have to create a unique experience on stage if you've got to line up to some recording from 20+ years ago?

I've played to backing tracks before, not because I wanted to but because I couldn't teach certain songs to the guys I was playing with. It *stank*. I would much rather have had some guys on stage making the music with me.... God only knows how much more creative I could've been!

Let's go with your idea, TM. Brian, Roger and John go out on tour and play a 2 hour show using entirely Freddie vocals and video - the other guys just play backing music.
What you essentially have is nothing new, at all. You'd pull a crowd of maybe 5000 people and they'd ALL BE IN DENIAL.
It's like having Queen on a really, really big stereo.

Can't you just go watch the Wembley DVD, or whatever it is you watch when you're fluffing yourself?

Having Freddie on one or two songs is touching. Touring a whole show like that would be even more embarrassing than that recent Elvis tour......

Now that I've said all of this, I do recommend that your band begin to use backing tracks extensively. Mime your asses off.


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Posted: 25 Sep 08, 23:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's time to put the beast to sleep. They've tried all sorts of combinations (but TM's suggestion of course - the Queen's Muppet Show), and none worked as it could or should for several reasons.

VH1 here just showed a documentary on Freddie (Magic Remixed it's called I think) and in the end there's some footage of Roger saying... "I hope we are keeping your legacy alive, mate!". You are, but the more they keep doing certain things, the faster the legacy goes to the ICU.

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Posted: 26 Sep 08, 08:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My guess it a lot will depend on the success of the album and tour... if around the world it sells then I bet my bottom dollar that in 3 or so years they are back with a new QPR album

In the mean time I reckon life will return to normal, Paul will do solo stuff, Brian will continue with his multiple projects, B+R will work on the new stage show and work on the new surround mixes of old albums plus the odd appearance at a gig as a guest

Judging from the sales so far I would say we will be seeing another QPR album but not for at least 3 years...


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Posted: 26 Sep 08, 22:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its only early, but I can see them coming back for another album in 2/3 years. They'll finish the tour, and realise what fun they had and how it was a success.
I'm loving the album, and glad that Paul is with them. I have no worries in what direction they're taking.


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Posted: 27 Sep 08, 01:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I doubt they'll do much of anything without Paul in the future.


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Posted: 27 Sep 08, 02:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would be Queen+PR+....?the signs + are starting to worry me.


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