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Posted: 25 Feb 10, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

should now be the time for queen or queen+.to call it a day.
the remaining members seem to me to be a bit,lets say bored.
dont get me wrong,i loved queen+paul.and the 2008 tour to me was a great ,loved the secc gig and my kids first concert went down a treat.
but the time has come for brian and roger to say,right enough is enough.
1 final farewell tour of selected venues(say 2 welsh.2english.2irish.2 scotland).
and thats the lot.a closure to queen on tour.
they could then concentrate on solo things,smaller halls(usher hall etc).
as more and more time goes by it seems harder for them to find a singer with which everyone likes.(whether it be a singer from a xfactor thing or a singer from ,a classic rock band?).
whichever they pick to some it will never be enough.
brian and rog could then concentrate on there solo life,more back to the light or cowboys ,whichever.it,s time to break away from the queen saga.
hell for that matter they could even include a female singer for the final tour.annie lenox,or someone with a bit of a voice to carry the slightly heavy songs.
as a queen fan for more than 30 years,i feel the time may be just right for this .band /colaboration to come to an end.
as queen or queen+..the band will never reach the dizy hights of early queen or even queen.85(live aid) or queen.86(magic tour).
or for that matter,early queen.rainbow,hammy,hyde park.
the cosmos rocks and return of the champs was  verging on good to ok(cosmos better than return).
but..maybe just maybe,the time is just right to say......
friends,people,the time is right...1 final tour to say....
goodbye,and thank you very much.
if brian or rog read the boards on queenzone they would be thinking.what the hell is this.
we pick one of the greatest front men in rock music,and still some are not happy.
what do you want,we cant re-incarnate freddie,we are trying our best(to some not good enough).
so.time to say goodnight,we hope you enjoyed.and maybe ,just maybe.we will reurn in a solo capasity.



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Posted: 25 Feb 10, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen have been done for a long time now...cosmos rocks was a weak effort, and no one seemed to care anyways....the Time has come to say goodbye.  They had their little reunion,  and went for it.  it didn't work.  Time to call it quits.

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 05:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would never dare to tell them what to do next with their lives. I think they know best what to do.

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



david (galashiels) wrote:

1 final farewell tour of selected venues(say 2 welsh.2english.2irish.2 scotland).


That´d be ok, but better this way: 1 welsh, 1 english, 1 irish, 1 scotland, 1 germany, 1 france, 1 spain, 1 italy, 1 netherlands and so on ....  :P


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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm agree. For Queen the story is over. Though the solo projects are quite desirable.
TCR and AG showed it very clear. A compilation of old songs was more welcome for the public than a new album with a new singer.

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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 10:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What Maylor (yes I used someone's joke--sorry) needs to do is to recruit Jeff Scott Soto! That guy can SING!


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Posted: 26 Feb 10, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok vali.1 concert for every place queen have toured.seems fair.

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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen ended in 1991.


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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whilst the new Queen fans were made up that PR enabled Queen to pitch up with a full blown tour. The old brigade were never going to be happy with a new vocalist.It could have been Ronnie James Dio. Coverdale,Gillan,Jagger,Bowie,bloke from Extreme,Pavarotti or even Jesus Christ !!!!! PR was not just any old vocalist ,he was easily in the top ten rock style singers.Unfortunatly the hard core Queen fans would not embrace change, so here we are.Some of the stick given out to PR was way off the mark by the way. I am from the old school, however i was up for Queen & PR as i could see it as a way foward.At the moment there seems no way foward.

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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Vali wrote:



 



david (galashiels) wrote:



1 final farewell tour of selected venues(say 2 welsh.2english.2irish.2 scotland).



That´d be ok, but better this way: 1 welsh, 1 english, 1 irish, 1 scotland, 1 germany, 1 france, 1 spain, 1 italy, 1 netherlands and so on ....  :P

Yeah and don't forget Sweden... or btw do. If the would do a final tour I would definitely travel to another country to see them, maybe more than one time... new singer or no lead-singer it doesn't matter.
If I got one last chance of seeing my heroes in concert, nothing will stop me!
Loved the Queen+ PR concert I went to, though I never liked their studio material, can't take it without Freddie.
But hey, still Queen+ PR was awesome live! A Kind of magic in the air, no pun intended. [img=/images/smiley/msn/teeth_smile.gif][/img]










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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd love another tour.  What I think would be great, if perhaps impractical, is to perform two or three (or more) days  in a limited number of large international cities in medium sized  (like not Wembley sized) venues with vocals by Brian, Roger and Freddie by video, along with a different surprise guest vocalist for 3 or 4 tracks in each city.

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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, Queen ended when Freddie Mercury died. Queen will never be back.  However, May and Taylor (and Deacon) are still around - and, at least, May and Taylor have been recently active. I personally believe they called the band Queen + Paul Rodgers to "sell" the tour and CD, and that's the only reason. Everyone knows that the band on stage was not Queen; rather, it was one-half of Queen with a fantastic front man. One thing I appreciated about Paul Rodgers is that he never pretended to be Freddie Mercury. He apparently recognizes, along most people, that Freddie can never be replaced.

I personally enjoyed the Queen + Paul Rodgers tour, because I didn't expect it to be the "real" Queen, with Freddie and John. I expected it to be May, Taylor, and Rodgers, with some great songs to play and sing between them - and they did not disappoint. They were fantastic - not as great as Queen, but then, again, who is?  Very few bands can compete with them.

What does the future hold?  Who knows?  I wouldn't mind seeing May, Taylor, and Rodgers again - or May, Taylor, and someone else singing.  But who really knows?

I will throw this out there: I like Rodger's version of "We Are the Champions" better than Freddie's - and, of course, I think Freddie's version was terrific.  (This might be an idea for a thread - compare Queen + Paul Rodgers versions of Songs with Queen (and Bad Company) versions.  Hmmmm, quite a possibility.




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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



david (galashiels) wrote:
1 final farewell tour of selected venues(say 2 welsh.2english.2irish.2 scotland).
and thats the lot.a closure to queen on tour.



4 in England is more like it, one in Glasgow if you're lucky. Who the fuck would do 2 dates in Wales? lol Would that be one in Cardiff and another in a field with some sheep?






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Posted: 27 Feb 10, 19:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Gregsynth wrote:

What Maylor (yes I used someone's joke--sorry) needs to do is to recruit Jeff Scott Soto! That guy can SING!


Really?

You might want to ask the boys in Journey about that.  They'd rather have a philipino no-name.  They're drummer had to carry Jeff through his tenure with Journey because Jeff couldn't hit the high notes.

But if they decide to sing I'm Going Slightly Mad all night, Jeff could do the job...  so could you or I.

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Posted: 28 Feb 10, 01:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really am surprised that you'd go so far as to say that "MAYBE" the end has come.

Good lord, I have to get down to the newsstands, someone told me the Titanic sank.


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Posted: 28 Feb 10, 02:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote:







Gregsynth wrote:



What Maylor (yes I used someone's joke--sorry) needs to do is to recruit Jeff Scott Soto! That guy can SING!



Really?

You might want to ask the boys in Journey about that.  They'd rather have a philipino no-name.  They're drummer had to carry Jeff through his tenure with Journey because Jeff couldn't hit the high notes.

But if they decide to sing I'm Going Slightly Mad all night, Jeff could do the job...  so could you or I.

Jeff is much better suited to Queen than Journey (listen to Jeff's Queen covers-they are fantastic). Steve Perry is a countertenor--while Jeff is a tenor. You need to have a VERY high voice and range in order to sing Journey songs. Jeff did struggle on the highest notes (Deen Castronovo helped him out), but I give him ALOT of respect because he NEVER imitated Steve Perry (that's impossible to do), he put his own voice/spin on the material. Arnel SUCKS doing Journey--he goes flat ALOT, and YELLS the notes out.








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Posted: 28 Feb 10, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Gregsynth wrote:



 



Micrówave wrote:



 



 



 



 



Gregsynth wrote:



 



What Maylor (yes I used someone's joke--sorry) needs to do is to recruit Jeff Scott Soto! That guy can SING!



 



 



Really?



You might want to ask the boys in Journey about that.  They'd rather have a philipino no-name.  They're drummer had to carry Jeff through his tenure with Journey because Jeff couldn't hit the high notes.



But if they decide to sing I'm Going Slightly Mad all night, Jeff could do the job...  so could you or I.


Jeff is much better suited to Queen than Journey (listen to Jeff's Queen covers-they are fantastic). Steve Perry is a countertenor--while Jeff is a tenor. You need to have a VERY high voice and range in order to sing Journey songs. Jeff did struggle on the highest notes (Deen Castronovo helped him out), but I give him ALOT of respect because he NEVER imitated Steve Perry (that's impossible to do), he put his own voice/spin on the material. Arnel SUCKS doing Journey--he goes flat ALOT, and YELLS the notes out.

 



 



 



 




actually jeff is a baritone (said so himself in an interview recently).

as I've stated before; if they don't do more with Paul, I'd would like to see the Queen name put to rest, cause otherwise the Queen brand turns into a revolving door of singers. (which journey now has become imo)

I'd love to see a may/taylor/soto tour though. jeff can do justice to alot of the queen catalouge, BUT: he knows them inside out, and therefore he sings (or tries to sing them) like Freddie. and no one can sing like Freddie. but once the same phrasing etc etc is there, it ends up sounding like Freddie light.
that's why I loved the QPR project. Paul did the songs his own way.




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Posted: 28 Feb 10, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's a natural baritone, but sings tenor (kinda like Freddie).


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