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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What i ask is, if Queen had their own Glastonbury/Isle Of Wight/Woodstock shindig, who do you think they would choose as performers. I personally have no idea, besides Queen, who would play. Maybe the Beatles if they were still around as Brian has said that he thinks there's noone better.

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erm..Maybe Jimi Hendrix if he was still around ?

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably Queen's influences and people who were influenced by Queen ;)

so probably:

Metallica
Jimi Hendrix
The Beatles
Iron Maiden
Led Zeppelin
Elvis

stuff like that.

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is a perfect list of acts! Add the Stones (Brian Jones-era) and it would be awesome! Im not so sure, even though im a HUGE Maiden and Metallica fan, other than Brian, im not so sure that the others are very big metal fans. I know Roger likes prog rock so I think RUSH would be a great choice as well.

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How abouts Elvis if he were alive ?  I only suggest that cos they did Crazy Little Thing Called Love in basically a Elvis type way.  Just a suggestion lol

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good suggestion, but two posts too late. [img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Cross. Plain and simple, should be at the show too. Foo Fighters as well since they are such huge Queen fans and "Queen", as Brian and Roger call themselves, have such a good relationship with them. Brian is even on one of the songs on their 2003 album One By One. I saw the Foo's in January of '08 and it exceeded my expectations in every way. Great band. Very good ticket prices IMHO.

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Lookin' Divine In Good Ol' '89 wrote:

Good suggestion, but two posts too late. [img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]

Typical lol i've only just noticed it haha

erm..rolling stones ?







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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My thoughts:
The Beatles
The Who
Led Zeppelin
Mott The Hoople
David Bowie
Pink Floyd
Jimmy Hendrix
Metallica
Aerosmith

Freddie would invite Culture Club, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Montserrat Caballe:)
Brian: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Guns'n'Roses, Extreme, Status Quo, Black Sabbath, Van Halen...
Who would invite Bad Copmany?[img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah! Have you heard the Brian Jones-era stones? Total blues-rock. Great stuff. Listen to their UK album Out Of Our Heads. Good stuff, Good Stuff. Most people only know the Mick Taylor stuff or Miss You, Beast Of Burden or Start Me Up. Damn shame. Pre-Beggar's Banquet Stones are a different band to the more commonly known material of theirs from the 1970's. The Last Time is a great song of theirs from 1965. Check It out!

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd certainly throw Def Leppard into the mix too. Clearly inspired by Queen and Joe's good friends with Mr. May.



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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Lookin' Divine In Good Ol' '89 wrote:

Yeah! Have you heard the Brian Jones-era stones? Total blues-rock. Great stuff. Listen to their UK album Out Of Our Heads. Good stuff, Good Stuff. Most people only know the Mick Taylor stuff or Miss You, Beast Of Burden or Start Me Up. Damn shame. Pre-Beggar's Banquet Stones are a different band to the more commonly known material of theirs from the 1970's. The Last Time is a great song of theirs from 1965. Check It out!
mick taylor or brian jones? thats the question. i prefer the mick taylor-era.
many years ago i nearly had a fight in a pub about that question [img=/images/smiley/msn/regular_smile.gif][/img] .
still don´t know any real musical contribution, eg a guitarsolo, that brian did.
and please don´t come with sitar. 













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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



If we are talking artists that the boys from Queen would like (including dead ones if they were not dead), then we can also include some of these?:







Hank Marvin/ Shadows



Thin Lizzy



David Bowie



Liza Minelli .. (shudder)



Jeff Beck



Cozy Powell



Rainbow



Eric Clapton



Status Quo



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.A possibly endless list I would say.



Would make for one heck of a festival though - and Freddie would still steal the show of course ;)




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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In response to sexmachine: I love the Taylor era as well and I think that Mick T actually probably made the most influential addition to the Stones in there entire canon of work (Look at Exile, Sticky Fingers and 1973 Euro Tour boots) but the Brian Jones era was a different style that I think might have influenced Queen as they were part of the British Invasion w/ The Beatles, Gerry/Pacemakers etc.

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Lookin' Divine In Good Ol' '89 wrote:

The Cross. Plain and simple, should be at the show too. Foo Fighters as well since they are such huge Queen fans and "Queen", as Brian and Roger call themselves, have such a good relationship with them. Brian is even on one of the songs on their 2003 album One By One. I saw the Foo's in January of '08 and it exceeded my expectations in every way. Great band. Very good ticket prices IMHO.
Bonus information, for those who might not know:

Have a cigar - Pink floyd, covered by Foo Fighters on the Mission: Imposible 2 soundtrack feat. Brian May.

Kick ass song.








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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In addition to those mentioned (esp Bowie, Elton, Foo Fighters, Guns N Roses, Cozy Powell, and others).

Annie Lennox might be there.  Wouldn't it be great if Bad News would be there?  But I don't know if Roger likes them.  Maybe Pink?

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Totally. Free or Bad Co. should do sets and Black Sabbath would be great.

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And I guess Roger would invite Bob Dylan

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Posted: 11 Aug 09, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes!!! I knew I was forgetting somebody!!! HUGE Zimmerman fan over here! Listen to his albums Infidels and Desire. True pieces of musical art! Scarlet Riviera plays a mean violin/fiddle!

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Posted: 12 Aug 09, 00:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry. This is about Queen and not mister Bobby doing his 1 hour shows at Wembley this year.