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Posted: 10 Feb 09, 09:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello everybody!

I just wanted to ask if anybody knows something more "official" about the rumors of Queen appearing at the San Remo Festival this year...

San Remo Festival is an Italian Song Festival held in February, from 17th to 21st this year... some rumors said Queen would appear on Tuesday 17 but nothing has been confirmed as official, isn't it? So I was wondering if anyone could tell me something...



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Posted: 10 Feb 09, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Brian & Roger are gonna perform the whole Queen II  album ...I've heard so far : )


Why when someone posts a reasonable and straight forward question seeking clarification on a topic of general interest do some individuals persist in immediately coming out with sarcastic comments and replies?  It generally just lowers the whole tone of QZ and starts to be tedious for regular QZ members after a while.








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Posted: 10 Feb 09, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I very much doubt they will appear..... I have it on very good authority that Brian is on a well deserved holiday at the moment.

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Posted: 10 Feb 09, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's confirmed that they will not appear ... sorry [img=/images/smiley/msn/sad_smile.gif][/img] ...
Because of Brian & Roger involvments with the casting of the musical We Will Rock you in this period and the absence of Mr. Paul Rodgers (now he is in his house in Canada to rest after the tour).

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Posted: 10 Feb 09, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see... TOO BAD [img=/images/smiley/msn/sad_smile.gif][/img] I would have liked to see them live here in Italy...
But I have to admit they all deserved a holiday...



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Posted: 14 Feb 09, 02:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to Brian May they will not be there.
I have also heard there will be NO Us tour either.



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Posted: 17 Feb 09, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YET, mr. Paolo Bonolis, the presenter of this edition of the Sanremo's festival, being himself a huge Queen fan, involved KATY PERRY, special guest of tonight's first night of the show in singing Don't stop me now with the whole orchestra (60+ elements). I was there in the theatre....and they rocked. Oh yes they did! Check it out on youtube!

Moreover, they used a snippet from "it's a beautiful day", to introduce the gorgeous lady co-presenting the opening night.

:)
so...someway...Queen were there!!



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Posted: 21 Feb 09, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

update!
the third night the show was opened with a tribute played by the orchestra, mixing come operas and ending up with the chorus of we are the champions!
AWESOME!


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Posted: 23 Feb 09, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Hitman wrote:


:)
so...someway...Queen were there!!


...and no Paul Rodgers!!!






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thequeen wrote:



 



Ken8 wrote:



 



 



 



 



Hitman wrote:



 



:)
so...someway...Queen were there!!



 



...and no Paul Rodgers!!!





[img=/images/smiley/msn/thumbs_up.gif][/img] This MIGHT help gain Queen's popularity back !
If only they would've actually been there in person   [img=/images/smiley/msn/lightbulb.gif][/img] (idea???!!!!)


Of course not ....would be stupid to say it's not Queen WITHOUT "Paul-ohhhhyeahhhhhhbabybaby who
"knows" that everybody is gotta break freeeeeeee sooooome-tiiiiiiiimeeeeeee-baby-sometimeeeeee-Rodgers"



(only he could know right?)


I take it from your post you are not too keen on Paul then?







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Posted: 28 Feb 09, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

here's the rare video of Katy Perry improvising "Don't stop me now" during the first night of Sanremo's festival 2009.
She was having temperature though you wouldn't notice much ;)

Funny in the end she shows a black and blue underwear that matches the color of Inter Milan soccer team, the presenter's favorite team.

enjoy!

Attachment: 20092282128669854.avi 24 MB
This has been downloaded 8 time(s).



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Posted: 19 Mar 09, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You know, I said this was bullshit when the "rumour" was first posted.

So, I appreciate the Queen II comment.

Queen is also rumoured to be playing The Hyannis MA Lobster Convention, but I've still got my doubts.

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Posted: 11 Apr 09, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Hitman1965 wrote:



 



thequeen wrote:



Brian & Roger are gonna perform the whole Queen II  album ...I've heard so far : )



Why when someone posts a reasonable and straight forward question seeking clarification on a topic of general interest do some individuals persist in immediately coming out with sarcastic comments and replies?  It generally just lowers the whole tone of QZ and starts to be tedious for regular QZ members after a while.







I agree with the above post. Sarcastic comments and total shit are common on this site!!

Don't know what all the fuss about San Remo is all about!! Last time they appeared on this so-called festival it was clear that Queen were miming and Freddie looked terrible in his leotard. He was clearly overweight. 1984 if I remember!!

On a positive note though I remeber The Cross appearing and were only 1 of 2 acts to play totally live!

Good for promotional purposes but as a live spectacle - total shit!!!







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Posted: 11 Apr 09, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



We Are The Champions wrote:



 



Hitman1965 wrote:



 



 



thequeen wrote:



 



Brian & Roger are gonna perform the whole Queen II  album ...I've heard so far : )


Why when someone posts a reasonable and straight forward question seeking clarification on a topic of general interest do some individuals persist in immediately coming out with sarcastic comments and replies?  It generally just lowers the whole tone of QZ and starts to be tedious for regular QZ members after a while.

I agree with the above post. Sarcastic comments and total shit are common on this site!!

Don't know what all the fuss about San Remo is all about!! Last time they appeared on this so-called festival it was clear that Queen were miming and Freddie looked terrible in his leotard. He was clearly overweight. 1984 if I remember!!

On a positive note though I remeber The Cross appearing and were only 1 of 2 acts to play totally live!

Good for promotional purposes but as a live spectacle - total shit!!!

Agreed. What the HELL were they thinking using those slutty-looking women (no offense) as back-up singers for starters?? They couldn't sing for shit from what I remember watching that a long while ago, nor dance particularly good (Seems a lot of bands used backups like that in the 80's...)

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inu-liger wrote:



 



We Are The Champions wrote:



 



 



 



 



Hitman1965 wrote:



 



 



 



 



 



 



thequeen wrote:



 



 



 



Brian & Roger are gonna perform the whole Queen II  album ...I've heard so far : )



 


Why when someone posts a reasonable and straight forward question seeking clarification on a topic of general interest do some individuals persist in immediately coming out with sarcastic comments and replies?  It generally just lowers the whole tone of QZ and starts to be tedious for regular QZ members after a while.

I agree with the above post. Sarcastic comments and total shit are common on this site!!

Don't know what all the fuss about San Remo is all about!! Last time they appeared on this so-called festival it was clear that Queen were miming and Freddie looked terrible in his leotard. He was clearly overweight. 1984 if I remember!!

On a positive note though I remeber The Cross appearing and were only 1 of 2 acts to play totally live!

Good for promotional purposes but as a live spectacle - total shit!!!

Agreed. What the HELL were they thinking using those slutty-looking women (no offense) as back-up singers for starters?? They couldn't sing for shit from what I remember watching that a long while ago, nor dance particularly good (Seems a lot of bands used backups like that in the 80's...)

I've got a copy of the original San Remo performance if you can call it that with Freddie from the mid 80s.  I can still remember the disappointment of realising that my heros were miming - I just couldn't take this in at the time.  Why Freddie and the band would actually mime for any reason in the first place was beyond me.  In my personal book of seeing Queen perform this was the lowest of the low for me.  I can never appreciate why any artist should ever really have the need to mime.  If the gig says its for turn around and unavailability for a sound check etc then the simple answer is no way - we dont perform. It should be 100% or nothing.  Simple turning up to do a PR stunt just lacks credability and comes back to haunt you in the loing run. 






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Posted: 13 Apr 09, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



If the gig says its for turn around and unavailability for a sound check etc then the simple answer is no way - we dont perform. It should be 100% or nothing.  Simple turning up to do a PR stunt just lacks credability and comes back to haunt you in the loing run.


But what if it's a really big paycheck?



And how did this this come back to haunt Queen in their loins?



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Posted: 13 Apr 09, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ACTUALLY, if in the 80s guests used to mime the performances, nowadays there's a huge live orchestra and all the guests perform live. The only exception was David Bowie some years ago....not so recently though, since he was promoting "Little wonder" and he mimed it.



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Micrówave wrote:



 



 

If the gig says its for turn around and unavailability for a sound check etc then the simple answer is no way - we dont perform. It should be 100% or nothing.  Simple turning up to do a PR stunt just lacks credability and comes back to haunt you in the loing run.


But what if it's a really big paycheck?

 



 



And how did this this come back to haunt Queen in their loins?



 


Surely by the mid 80's Queen shouldn't have had the need to do something like this purely for the money.  I can appreciate the comment but I still find artists miming a big let down. It's basically faking it and no one appreciates someone faking it and when someone realises it, it just becomes embarrassing.  That and Freddie was never any good at faking it. Love the second comment - sometimes I can't type for toffee.  On making a typing error once I wanted to say to someone that it was like trying to type with boxing gloves on getting text correct but I said it was like trying to box with typing gloves on [img=/images/smiley/msn/confused_smile.gif][/img]







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Posted: 03 May 09, 02:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







Hitman1965 wrote:



Surely by the mid 80's Queen shouldn't have had the need to do something like this purely for the money.  I can appreciate the comment but I still find artists miming a big let down. It's basically faking it and no one appreciates someone faking it and when someone realises it, it just becomes embarrassing......








Imagine Queen actually out there promoting their music.  Shock, horror!!

Miming on music shows was quite common place back then, and I thought it was accepted that when Freddie had to mime a performance on a show like that he made it perfectly obvious in his usual fashion that he was miming.  San Remo is a classic example of that.  At one point he holds the mic as far away from him as he could whilst "singing"!  It's still hilarious to see.

It's a perfect illustration of something lacking in "Queen" since his demise, a sense of humour.

Nowadays they have to enlist someone like Ben Elton to come up with the amusing stuff.