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Posted: 01 May 10, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Brian and Roger were to organize this and if it were to happen in the near future, who would you like to see performing?
None of the performers from the original concert from 1992 would be there, other than ofcourse Bri and Rog. And John, if he agrees.

Taylor Hawkins and the rest of the Foos would obviously be there. So would segments from Paul Rodgers and the cast of WWRY musical. I would like to see Katie Melua too. The American Idiot band (shit I just can't remember their name now!) would have to be there. Maybe the girls Brian has been associated with lately can all be there together for one of the easier-to-sing fun songs or two.
No AI or X factor people, not even Lambert.

So who else?

Edit: Ah yes,Greenday.

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Posted: 01 May 10, 03:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry but it's not a good idea IMO. I think we don't need to watching some pop idols and wannabe stars when they celebrating King Mercury. Only one (and excellent) tribute is enough for me.


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Posted: 01 May 10, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

new freddie tribute concert could be good but it could be disaster as well. if new tribute was announced i would like to see some performers who have their own identity (like paul rodgers) and not freddie's copycats. i'd like for george michael to be there


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Posted: 01 May 10, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Justin Hawkings?  (ex-singer The Darkness)


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Posted: 01 May 10, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Katy Perry
Britney Spears
Losers from American Idol
Shakira
Melanie C
Mika
Robbie Williams
Avril Lavigne
Boyzone (the four surviving members)
5ive

Those are the sort of people Dr May and his pet have been involved with in the last decade. And I'm sure they'll be glad to claim they were Freddie's favourite singers.


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Posted: 01 May 10, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Terrible idea. Hope Brian don't read this.


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Posted: 02 May 10, 04:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe a series of small gigs rather than a big gig would be fitting to mark 20 years since Fred died. I think that would be worth doing. Another big gig would be a bit of a mistake I think


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Posted: 02 May 10, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

THE single most ridiculous suggestion.  Ever.

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Posted: 02 May 10, 08:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't forget Kerry Ellis.

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Posted: 02 May 10, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Don't forget Kerry Ellis.



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Posted: 02 May 10, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The most important thing one should ask oneself is "How well can person x sing Roger and Brian's songs?"

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Posted: 02 May 10, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ParisNair wrote:  would obviously be there. So would segments from Paul Rodgers and the cast of WWRY musical.

Which means I wouldn't be there!  :-)

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Posted: 02 May 10, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Alex wrote:
Terrible idea. Hope Brian don't read this.

Benn Kempster  wrote:
THE single most ridiculous suggestion.  Ever.


C'mon guys its not THAT bad an idea. I think it is very much possible in the current times for Brian and Roger to organize such an event with guest vocals and still be totally respectful to Freddie and Queen's music. I do agree that with Brian being involved there is a very good chance that we will see a lot of the current bunch of crappy pop artists. But if they are careful, they can select worthy artists and make it a good show.
Bruce Dickinson,Rob Halford, Dream Theater, Greenday, Muse, Paul Rodgers, Cold play, Mika, Bon Jovi.,U2, Scorpions,McFly, Foo Fighters....with proper song selection this could be a good show.

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Posted: 02 May 10, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The same bands as the last one.  I don't think these young artists of today really listen to Queen or anything remotely close.  Usually when an artist says "I'm inspired by X" doesn't necessarily mean that "X" is even in their ipod. 

For instance, when Katie Perry says Freddie was her #1 inspiration, I then listen to her music and shake my head.   There's no Freddie in there!!!  And why is she even catering to these people?  Oh yeah, to sell records.

But could we call this next concert "Fredfest" ?

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Posted: 02 May 10, 20:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first one was just fine for me, thanks.


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Posted: 02 May 10, 23:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn Kempster wrote: THE single most ridiculous suggestion.  Ever.

This!!  I'd vomit if they did anything like this now!

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Posted: 03 May 10, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ParisNair wrote:

Bo Alex wrote:
Terrible idea. Hope Brian don't read this.

Benn Kempster  wrote:
THE single most ridiculous suggestion.  Ever.

C'mon guys its not THAT bad an idea. I think it is very much possible in the current times for Brian and Roger to organize such an event with guest vocals and still be totally respectful to Freddie and Queen's music. I do agree that with Brian being involved there is a very good chance that we will see a lot of the current bunch of crappy pop artists. But if they are careful, they can select worthy artists and make it a good show.
Bruce Dickinson,Rob Halford, Dream Theater, Greenday, Muse, Paul Rodgers, Cold play, Mika, Bon Jovi.,U2, Scorpions,McFly, Foo Fighters....with proper song selection this could be a good show.

Worthy artists you say? Hmm... remove Rob Halford, he can't sing anymore, remove Greenday, they suck, remove Mika, Foo Fighters... and I'd be surprised, though pleasantly, if Chris Martin of Coldplay could succeed in singing a Freddie song with conviction.