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Posted: 01 May 09, 03:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul Rodgers:

“Well, you know, we did a world tour, we did a second tour of Europe and the Far East and Eastern Europe and we did a studio album and I think we’re kind of leaving it there gently. It’s out there for us to do things in the future if there’s something, a huge charity say like Nelson Mandela, I’m always open to that, but I think we are pretty much done.”

A finished chapter, I'd say.

Unfortunately.


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Posted: 01 May 09, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

when paul said this?



I watched as fear took the old men's gaze

Hopes of the young in troubled graves

I see no day, I heard him say

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Posted: 01 May 09, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is posted on BrianMay.com

Sad but they must surely do something next year as it's the 40th aniversary of Queen.

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Posted: 01 May 09, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I don't think it's sad at all. However keep in mind that not everything on BM.com has been seen by Brian so it's possible that it's not entirely true. Let's wait to hear what Brian has to say.

On that note, if Queen is looking for a lead singer...I think they should get Gary Cherone back on the go and have Nuno Bettencourt and Pat Badger as well.

Call it 'Extreme Queen' - haha !



 



    





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Posted: 01 May 09, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




                           



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Posted: 01 May 09, 23:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Drastic_Stu wrote:

It is posted on BrianMay.com

Sad but they must surely do something next year as it's the 40th aniversary of Queen.

I read that and was sad by it.
Maybe Brian and Roger will do something, well I hope they will. Maybe John too.







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Posted: 02 May 09, 01:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

..whop cares...Freddie is not here anymore...............in certain way I would like to be 13 years olds again and be in 1992.....grow up...Fuck!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: 02 May 09, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



jadedlady wrote:



 



Drastic_Stu wrote:



It is posted on BrianMay.com

Sad but they must surely do something next year as it's the 40th aniversary of Queen.


I read that and was sad by it.
Maybe Brian and Roger will do something, well I hope they will. Maybe John too.






That would be incredible, it would be so great.  Unfortunately, even as I type, I can hear Freddie singing "Dream on sweet dreamer..." in my head!  (And I have a feeling that's not even the right words of the song, either.  Is that in Sweet Lady?)







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I got news of what Paul Rodgers said on my local classic rock radio station.  The station said it would have more news on it in a few moments -- so, um, yeah.  I can't say that I'm completely saddened by this rumor, but it would have been nice for them to have visited the states once more.  Oh, well.  You can't always get what you want!


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Posted: 06 May 09, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul,you are done,Queen will live forever no matter who is the frontman of the unreplacesable Sir Freddie.


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Reid_Special_98 wrote:



 



I don't think it's sad at all. However keep in mind that not everything on BM.com has been seen by Brian so it's possible that it's not entirely true. Let's wait to hear what Brian has to say.

On that note, if Queen is looking for a lead singer...I think they should get Gary Cherone back on the go and have Nuno Bettencourt and Pat Badger as well.

Call it 'Extreme Queen' - haha !



 



 



 



    




 



Oh so true, should sound really interesting !


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Olivier,
Belgium.







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Posted: 06 May 09, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keep in mind that Robbie Williams is also still around and he is not now drawing attention like he did way back ago. Also he is a great fan of Freddie, of what we had proofs in official Queen/Freddie documentaries. He still might want to be a candidate for a temporary frontman. And I know this, to some of you, sound strange and wrong, but he can put some good in the music of Queen and try and sustain their orig. style , contrary to what we've heard on TCR. In addition, his preformance of WATC was not soooo bad. But how do You think ? How good is he in comparision to other future candidates ? Obviously, if Brian and Roger haven't started yet to search for somebody.


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Posted: 06 May 09, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ruth.olivier wrote:







Reid_Special_98 wrote:







 























I don't think it's sad at all. However keep in mind that not everything on BM.com has been seen by Brian so it's possible that it's not entirely true. Let's wait to hear what Brian has to say.

On that note, if Queen is looking for a lead singer...I think they should get Gary Cherone back on the go and have Nuno Bettencourt and Pat Badger as well.

Call it 'Extreme Queen' - haha !










Oh so true, should sound really interesting !


Regards,

Olivier,
Belgium.




hehehhhe .... one single Nuno guitar solo in any song featuring Brian and Roger would make my day ;)






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Posted: 06 May 09, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm in for Robbie being the new Paul Rogers. Im actually seeing myself screaming «i just wanna FEEL real love..» in a concert. NO Joking. Robbie is very good.


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vJeff. Scott. Soto.

Period.

Just see for yourself:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a44WcE5Po_s



 



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Posted: 08 May 09, 03:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Mlaimo wrote:







vJeff. Scott. Soto.

Period.

Just see for yourself:







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a44WcE5Po_s










Freddie impersonator (vocal or otherwise) = DO NOT WANT

I am not really a fan of Scott Soto, sorry. He can certainly sing the songs good, but he's way too much focused on replicating Freddie's vocal style rather than be more creative. I find he falls flat because of that.

This is why Paul Rodgers was the right man for the job. He knew how to make the Queen songs essentially his own.


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Posted: 08 May 09, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

v


inu-liger wrote:



 



Mlaimo wrote:



 



 



 



vJeff. Scott. Soto.

Period.

Just see for yourself:



 



 



 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a44WcE5Po_s



 



 



 



 



 


Freddie impersonator (vocal or otherwise) = DO NOT WANT

I am not really a fan of Scott Soto, sorry. He can certainly sing the songs good, but he's way too much focused on replicating Freddie's vocal style rather than be more creative. I find he falls flat because of that.

This is why Paul Rodgers was the right man for the job. He knew how to make the Queen songs essentially his own.

Ah the young padawan is wise beyond his years. However, that strength of Rodgers is also the fatal flaw of Queen + Paul Rodgers. Many of the songs that would've suited Rodgers were not done live, whereas many songs that are unsuitable were. Most of these unsuitable songs were 'Greatest Hits'. There's little point taking on a new singer and giving him the freedom to interpret songs if all you are going to do is play a greatest hits package. In doing that, the band set out their stall to appeal to a wide, casual-fan audience who did NOT want to hear interpretatons of songs, only replication. That approach seems to have taken its toll on Rodgers -- treated badly by Queen fans, and reduced to a karaoke singer of old Queen hits.  








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Posted: 08 May 09, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Holly2003 wrote:



 



inu-liger wrote:



 



 



Mlaimo wrote:



 



Jeff. Scott. Soto.

Period.

Just see for yourself:



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a44WcE5Po_s



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


Freddie impersonator (vocal or otherwise) = DO NOT WANT

I am not really a fan of Scott Soto, sorry. He can certainly sing the songs good, but he's way too much focused on replicating Freddie's vocal style rather than be more creative. I find he falls flat because of that.

This is why Paul Rodgers was the right man for the job. He knew how to make the Queen songs essentially his own.

Ah the young padawan is wise beyond his years. However, that strength of Rodgers is also the fatal flaw of Queen + Paul Rodgers. Many of the songs that would've suited Rodgers were not done live, whereas many songs that are unsuitable were. Most of these unsuitable songs were 'Greatest Hits'. There's little point taking on a new singer and giving him the freedom to interpret songs if all you are going to do is play a greatest hits package. In doing that, the band set out their stall to appeal to a wide, casual-fan audience who did NOT want to hear interpretatons of songs, only replication. That approach seems to have taken its toll on Rodgers -- treated badly by Queen fans, and reduced to a karaoke singer of old Queen hits.  

That's not his fault though. CLEARLY, it's most likely Brian who had a say for the most part over the setlists - remember how he promised us a wild, adventurous creative set of songs for the tours when they first went out on the road with Paul, and how the end result turned out otherwise??

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Posted: 08 May 09, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No it's not Rodgers' fault at all. I have a lot of sympathy for him in fact.

It's no coincidence that the best songs on the tour were imo 

1. Free/Bad Company songs
2. The songs sung by Roger Taylor or Brian May, and Brian's Brighton Rock solo.
3. The Cosmos Rocks songs
4. The Queen back catalogue of hits sung by Rodgers.

And yet I would guess the majority of casual fans would primarily want to hear the catalogue.


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Holly2003 wrote:

No it's not Rodgers' fault at all. I have a lot of sympathy for him in fact.

It's no coincidence that the best songs on the tour were imo 

1. Free/Bad Company songs
2. The songs sung by Roger Taylor or Brian May, and Brian's Brighton Rock solo.
3. The Cosmos Rocks songs
4. The Queen back catalogue of hits sung by Rodgers.

And yet I would guess the majority of casual fans would primarily want to hear the catalogue.   


Good post. Paul obviously in his comfort zone for 1.

2. Brian and Roger again in comfort zone.
3. Paul with new material again with Brian and Roger fitting in.
4. Paul never singing like Freddie that's obvious but using his own style adapted to Queen songs. This proves what a poweful and awesome singer he was - irreplaceable.

Most fans wanting to hear the catalogue probably the main reason as you say.












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