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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't imagine there will be many kind words here over this, but I posted it over at the Adam Lambert site and everyone is pretty thrilled.

From Brian's Soapbox, August 14, 2009

Brian was at Rob Cavello's studio in Calabasas, where he was producing the new Meat Loaf album:

"And I was privileged to hear a track that the guys have finished for Adam Lambert...a song for a forthcoming film, 2012. I have to say I was completely blown away...it's truly sensational. In fact it is so obviously a number one smash, any bookie would be mad to take bets on it. I am not kidding. I am not easily moved to jelly by male vocalists...but Adam's voice reaches out with sensitivity, depth, maturity and awesome range and power which will make jaws drop all around the world. It's an awesome performance. No doubt about it. The world of Rock has a bright new star."






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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn. I gotta get my head out of my ass and find out what this dude looks and sounds like. I dont watch idol, by the way. The Beatles episode was horrendous aside from the hot chick that played Let It Be. Crappy, talentless( mostly) fakers trying to claim they are a fan of an artist by choosing one of their generic songs to cover and usually doing so badly. No unkind words on the whole subject. Just voicing my opinion.

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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lots of kind words and praise for Brian over at the Official Adam Lambert site. ;o)

Adam videos from Idol, including the one with Brian and Roger at the end:

http://www.thebestarts.com/AdamLambert/idol/default.aspx

Otherwise plenty of You Tube clips of him on the tour, though their quality is often dubious.


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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 22:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think he's all that great.

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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he's an OK singer, but that's it - it'd make much more sense for Dr May to guest on a Dream Theater record, or to record something for Yes' upcoming album.



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Posted: 14 Aug 09, 23:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Try to imagine how much I am enjoying this. [img=/images/smiley/msn/teeth_smile.gif][/img]


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Posted: 15 Aug 09, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

See I don't even know whether to pay attention or not.  Brian said glowing things about Katy Perry and she is utterly woeful as a singer.  I have no idea if she's one of few artists these days who doesn't mime, or whether she writes her own material, or even if she's a fantastic person ...  but an amazing singer she ain't.  I think Brian's paying too much attention to boobs.  He certainly was when the Pepsi thing happened...

So yeah, I dunno.  His word isn't worth much considering he'll praise any crap that comes along.  Does it count that Adam Lambert doesn't have tits and is a far better singer than Katy Perry, though?


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Posted: 15 Aug 09, 07:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

(...)  but an amazing singer she ain't.  I think Brian's paying too much attention to boobs.  He certainly was when the Pepsi thing happened...

We can't blame him. :P When I watched the Pepsi commercial, I was paying more attention to that than to WWRY.









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Posted: 15 Aug 09, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

See I don't even know whether to pay attention or not.  Brian said glowing things about Katy Perry and she is utterly woeful as a singer.  I have no idea if she's one of few artists these days who doesn't mime, or whether she writes her own material, or even if she's a fantastic person ...  but an amazing singer she ain't.  I think Brian's paying too much attention to boobs.  He certainly was when the Pepsi thing happened...

So yeah, I dunno.  His word isn't worth much considering he'll praise any crap that comes along.  Does it count that Adam Lambert doesn't have tits and is a far better singer than Katy Perry, though?
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I can't claim to be any authority on Katy Perry. I did listen to a couple of thigs she did, and it seemed to me that without anything backing her up she just sort of bleated, but I don't recall if Brian said anything directly about her voice or if it was about her as a performer. Adam has a great voice and can be quite a performer as well. He is also very versatile.







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Posted: 16 Aug 09, 03:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really can't see what's so good about this guy... Watched some of the clips with him on youtube and his voice is nothing special. He is not even singing with his own voice, in the "Ring of fire" performance he makes his voice really scratchy and it does not sound good cause you can hear him struggling to do so. He trashes the song in so many ways on top of that. I dont think hes a rock singer, hes the lost backstreetboy.


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Posted: 16 Aug 09, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Whole lotta love hes actually kind of good tho.... :-/


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Posted: 16 Aug 09, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

See I don't even know whether to pay attention or not.  Brian said glowing things about Katy Perry and she is utterly woeful as a singer.


I take a lot of what Brian says lately with a pinch of salt.

Ever since the infamous "Rodgers was Freddie's favourite singer/Freddie wished he could sing like Rodgers" quote.





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LoosingMyBeat wrote:

I really can't see what's so good about this guy... Watched some of the clips with him on youtube and his voice is nothing special. He is not even singing with his own voice, in the "Ring of fire" performance he makes his voice really scratchy and it does not sound good cause you can hear him struggling to do so. He trashes the song in so many ways on top of that. I dont think hes a rock singer, hes the lost backstreetboy.

And I think you are fulla crap. The Ring of Fire performance on Idol was really good. Adam isn't struggling at all with anything, and even if he does use his voice to create different textures for different songs - WTF is wrong with that? Freddie didn't always sound the same either. It is called versatility and expression. Apparently to your way of thinking a song is untouchable from the way it was originally performed and that's "all she wrote". If you don't like it, then fine, it's not to your taste, but to say that he trashes the song is being spiteful.

Brian's opinion carries weight. Some people around here just trash his opinions when they disagree with him, because that's all they can do. Next thing they will be saying is that he has dementia or something, if that hasn't already happened.








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Posted: 16 Aug 09, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh do grow up some of you and get with the picture.  You make me embarrassed to be an adult, never mind a fan of Queen and Freddie.

I only heard of this boy because of the performance with Brian and Roger on the American Idol final that I had heard about, was searching for a clip of and ended up finding on here.  I then looked up some more of his performances.

Adam has more talent in his toenail clippings than some of those artists ludicrously suggested by some fans to front the band (Mica or Lady Gaga, give me a break! In that case, why not just get Kermit or Miss Piggy and be done with it?).  Still, even though Paul Rodgers was the best vocalist Britain ever produced in Freddie's opinion, it wasn't enough for some fans so I shouldn't be surprised. 

For anyone to say Adam's voice is nothing special shows at best blind (or should that be deaf?) bias, or a blatant disregard and disrespect for the opinions of many big players and legends in the industry including Brian, and at worst a disturbing willingness to unreservedly demonstrate plain ignorance.

Maybe it's time to either realise that perhaps these artists you claim to be fans of know considerably better than you what fits them best and give their opinions and decisions the respect they deserve, or just simply remove your cranea from your posteriors and realise that genuine talent can actually come from a talent show.

Loosing My Beat, Adam is not singing with his own voice?  Whose voice is he singing with then?  Please identify the ventriloquist responsible because he is pretty impressive.

As Roger Daltrey said about Freddie:

"When we lost Freddie, we not only lost a great personality, a man with a great sense of humor, a true showman, but we lost probably the best, really, the best virtuoso rock 'n' roll singer of all time. He could sing anything in any style. He could change his style from line to line and, God, that's an art. And he was brilliant at it."

If that is the case, Loosing My Beat, it would appear that, by your reasoning, the great man himself didn't sing with his own voice either .


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Posted: 16 Aug 09, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me, it seems that Brian is in a very positive mood these days. He even kissed Meat Loaf! That's better then sadness[img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]

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Posted: 16 Aug 09, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who said the art of the reasoned response was dead...


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cacatua wrote:

Brian's opinion carries weight. Some people around here just trash his opinions when they disagree with him, because that's all they can do. 






Once upon a time I might have agreed with you.  His opinion carried weight before he started collaborating with people like Britney and blowing smoke up Katy Perry's arse.  To me, that represents a guy whose judgement might not be so great.  Sure - as long as he's having fun, then good for him.  But Brian May is one guy I won't be asking for good listening material because he's obviously run out.




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Zebonka12 wrote:







cacatua wrote:



Brian's opinion carries weight. Some people around here just trash his opinions when they disagree with him, because that's all they can do. 















Once upon a time I might have agreed with you.  His opinion carried weight before he started collaborating with people like Britney and blowing smoke up Katy Perry's arse.  To me, that represents a guy whose judgement might not be so great.  Sure - as long as he's having fun, then good for him.  But Brian May is one guy I won't be asking for good listening material because he's obviously run out.







Time for you to move on then perhaps?






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Posted: 16 Aug 09, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



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cacatua wrote:



 



Brian's opinion carries weight. Some people around here just trash his opinions when they disagree with him, because that's all they can do. 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



Once upon a time I might have agreed with you.  His opinion carried weight before he started collaborating with people like Britney and blowing smoke up Katy Perry's arse.  To me, that represents a guy whose judgement might not be so great.  Sure - as long as he's having fun, then good for him.  But Brian May is one guy I won't be asking for good listening material because he's obviously run out.



 



 



 



Seems to me that Queen evolved to change with the times, and Brian is still doing that, which is no small thing for someone as he gets older. I am the same generation as he is and I see this sort of attitude all the time in the USA as a mind set between conservatives who want to freeze time in a certain period and hang onto it and liberals who see things as a constant evolution. It is like the difference between old thinking and young thinking.

It has looked to me for some time as though gimmicks rule the day in the music business and singing talent was something that was no longer necessary. I hadn't watched Idol for years. My ol' man happened to be checking around on the tube one night and stopped on Idol and said I had to hear this guy, so I came to watch, and I thought he was quite good. So next week I tuned in to see if last week had been a fluke. It wasn't. MY GOD! SOMEONE WHO CAN ACTUALLY SING!!!! Not only did Adam sing but he changed his look like a chameleon every week - suddenly he looked like Elvis when he combed the hair back. He updated older songs and made them fresh and had you taking another look at them, like Ring of Fire. He was comfortable on stage and didn't sound self-conscious or phony. AND he was an incredibly nice and unpretentious guy.

So it seems to me that Brian is still trying to keep current with the times and the popular talent that is around. Also he seems to be an incredibly nice man who would not go around saying So-and-So stinks, especially if So-and-So was gushing away about how Freddie was a big inspiration to her. But imagine how sincerely he is going to be blown away by someone who can sing and perform like Adam. I do worry about who will be influencing Adam now that he has all this stuff coming at him and hope that he doesn't get lost in it.

Would I like to see Adam do something with Queen, or Brian and Roger, if you prefer? You damn well betcha! And I keep hoping that these mutual respect statements that keep coming out between Brian and Adam will lead to something, if just a one-time appearance somewhere along the line.

But please quit denegrating Brian! It says more about you than it does about Brian.




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Posted: 16 Aug 09, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, if we don't accept everything Dr May says and don't have an orgasm listening to every artist he supports we're just a bunch of wankers who want to freeze time or murder everybody who was born after 1950?

The thing is, besides the collaboration with Paul Rodgers (and regarding that I've always criticised the 'Queen+' label and the favourite-singer charade, but I've always thought it was a good idea in terms of music), Brian's been driving VW Beetles all this decade... which isn't 'bad', but is disappointing since he's got loads of Ferrari's.

I think the best way to sum up how I feel is by creating a (hopefully fictional) sort of prediction: this is what we'll see in Brian's Soapbox a year from now:

16th August 2010

(A photo of Dr May snogging David Guetta)

Hello folks!

Animals, photos, my lady... (more of that crap)

This week was fun: Rick Wakeman and I had lunch, and he suggested we should record something together (he also told me his son is a big fan of my work and wants me in the next Yes album), but I declined... I'm very busy producing the Black Eyed Peas!

Also, I visited my old pals Nuno Bettencourt and Steve Vai, they were both thrilled to see me, but I had to cut the evening short before talk about a group effort could begin since I was going to watch the new Kellie Pickler wannabe, whom I think is the future of music. In the way home, I ran into Roger Daltrey, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Jordan Rudess, Larry LaLonde and other wonderful rock stars both old and young, many of whom would be willing to have me doing something with them. But I'm, of course, 100% devoted to the new musical (a hell of a lot more ridiculous than WWRY) and the upcoming Queen + Justin Timberlake tour. Justin was, of course, Freddie's favourite singer.

Many thanks to all the people who've suggested me to work with Platypus, but I've got no fucking idea about who they are! By the way, don't forget to check out the new Vanessa Hudgens album, it rocks!

Cheers!

Bri

PS: I heard JLS are covering Black Queen next Thursday - I'm sure they'll do great!

PS2: Next year I'll replace Mr Morgan on BGT and AGT.

Bye again!

(A photo of Dr May snogging Flo Rida)



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