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Posted: 13 Jul 10, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=191860791919&ref=ts

I saw this on the google machine. Can we please not turn this into a "Queen isn't Queen without Freddie" thing? There isn't much for news these days. Anyway, JSS would be a good choice. Give his convention show a listen. The guy has been around forever without getting a big break.
On a technical level, JSS's phrasing would suit Queen much better than PR. Also at this point it would nice for them to go out with a bang instead of a whimper

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Posted: 13 Jul 10, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perfect... for conventions, spike´s band and second class stuff; definitely not for Queen.

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Posted: 14 Jul 10, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

argQ wrote: Perfect... for conventions, spike´s band and second class stuff; definitely not for Queen.

Spot on

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Posted: 14 Jul 10, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't Jeff sing with Brian and Roger in October 2002 in LA, in a private party to celebrate their star in the Walk of Fame? Does a recording exist? Has it ever surfaced?

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Posted: 14 Jul 10, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He has good technique, however vocally he's rather too stiff and edgy, lacking in dynamics somehow

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Posted: 14 Jul 10, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira wrote:


Didn't Jeff sing with Brian and Roger in October 2002 in LA, in a private party to celebrate their star in the Walk of Fame? Does a recording exist? Has it ever surfaced?

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Posted: 15 Jul 10, 00:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, I had no idea footage of that gig was available. Anyone have a full audio or video recording they can share?

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Posted: 15 Jul 10, 04:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeff Scott Soto To Sing For Queen....

Jeez... I hope not. If they do chose him, it would be like dredging the bottom of the barrel for a singer. In fact, he's like two steps below Paul Rodgers, talentwise. His voice just isn't cut out to carry Queen songs.

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Posted: 15 Jul 10, 04:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

argQ wrote: Perfect... for conventions, spike´s band and second class stuff; definitely not for Queen.
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Having seen Jeff perform Queen songs MANY times live (and I mean live, not on DVD!),I'm going to say quite catagorically that you are wrong. He's be the ideal singer for fronting any future live Queen songs - much better than that Paul Rodgers bloke who was so unbelievebly shite his "wrong" voice ruined most of the songs.

I can understand RT & BM wanting to tour with a "name" (name??? In what f'ing decade?), but man, were they WRONG!

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Posted: 15 Jul 10, 10:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be a member of Queen, the person must also be able to compose songs.  Freddie said there were no free-loaders in the band.  There are many candidates who can just sing.

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Posted: 16 Jul 10, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, Inu-liger, never seen that before! Thanks a milliion! Great to see Bri and Rog sharing vocals on WATC! As for JSS, this is not the best sample of his Queen performance, but it's still very good.

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Posted: 17 Jul 10, 03:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, as far as I can remember, didn't Jeff Scott Soto also sing with Journey for a while, and then end up getting ousted from the band after a few months?

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Posted: 17 Jul 10, 03:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, just remembered that JSS performed "Dragon Attack" with Brian May at the Queen Fan Club Freddie Mercury Birthday Show back in 1999:



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Posted: 19 Jul 10, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu-liger, JSS did sing with Journey for a short while between 2006- 2007, until Neal Schon replaced him with Arnel Pineda. Apparently, they didn't think he was good enough for Journey.

Brian actually posted about on his soapbox... http://www.brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbjun07.html

IMHO, I still don't think he'd be "right" for Queen....

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Posted: 20 Jul 10, 01:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I've heard people also joking he was replaced because he didn't make too good of a Steve Perry soundalike *cough*

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Posted: 23 Jul 10, 03:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

True.

Steve Perry stopped wanting to hit the notes.
Steve Augeri couldn't hit the notes after two years of promoting two albums.
Jeff Scott Soto couldn't hit the notes, but the drummer could.
Now Arnel can't hit the notes and is back making YouTube videos.

Maybe Soto could sing for the Journey Facebook group.  What the hell is that, anyway?  Does someone need to tell him:
"Jeff, just stop dude.  My uncle needs a 2nd mechanic at his shop, you should call him."

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Posted: 30 Jul 10, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JSS reminds me too much of Gary Cherone.

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Posted: 30 Jul 10, 20:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he is a decent honorable man

and maybe thats why he hasnt hit it big he has too mch class to lower himself to tackiness

he could have unloaded the truth about what happened with Journey... no he took the high road

with Queen when ever he does sing Queen stuff it is with respect and reverence... ask anyone who actually has seen him do it....
and unlike clones he never pretends to be anyone else but himself...




i got a way with the boys on my block.. :-)

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Posted: 02 Aug 10, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The TRUTH about Journey?  Now what's that all about?

"I have left Journey because they keep tracking vocals.  When I sing Mother Father, I prefer to sing it in a different key than the band is playing and THEY all sound wrong."

(OR)

"I have left Journey because they keep looking at me funny.  I like to write my own lyrics on the fly, and this 'Just a city boy born and raised in South Detroit' line is just silly.  It sounds much better when I talk about the Smalltown Girl... twice."

(OR)

"I have left Journey because Neal Schon is an asshole.  He and that keyboard player want to write all the songs.  This group wrote much better songs when the old lead singer was included in the writing process.  I am a lead singer and could help Neal and Jon write much better material, much better than that Open Arms flop.  Who's gonna listen to that crap?  I have over 100 songs on my facebook page that are just waiting to be smash hits."

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Posted: 02 Aug 10, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So are those three reasons the truth about why he left Journey, or speculation?