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Posted: 27 Feb 11, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

id ask him to sign my "a night at the opera" album because its the first Queen album i bought. or, id get my  Queen poster signed, its the first i ever got so why not.

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Posted: 27 Feb 11, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't get him to sign anything, I would however show him a dead fox.

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Posted: 27 Feb 11, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would invite him over to my house so we could watch THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST.

And then tell him:
SEE THAT?
WHAT YOU DID TO QUEEN BY ASKING PAUL RODGERS TO SING, IS MUCH WORSE THAN KILLING JESUS.

But then again, maybe I'll ask him to sing Opera or Races.


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Posted: 27 Feb 11, 20:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I understand why people feel so strongly about Paul Rodgers singing with Queen.  I mean, no one can compare with Freddie.  But the way I always viewed the partnership is exactly as it was: Paul Rodgers with Queen (or half of Queen, to be exact).  I found that Rodgers put his own spin on the Queen songs and did not try to imitate Freddie.  Therefore, I never had a problem with the arrangement.  As for the name of the band ("Queen + Paul Rodgers"), I feel that May and Taylor did this strictly for marketing purposes.  The general public, at large, does not know who they are or that they were once members of Queen.  They pretty much has to use the "Queen" name to guarantee high ticket sales.  So I don't think it was any great crime for Brian and Roger to work with Paul - in fact, they put on quite an enjoyable show.  If they are to tour again and are in my town, I will certainly be there again.

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Posted: 27 Feb 11, 21:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I honestly couldn't care less about the name of their projects, it's more about common sense.
To me, Queen was escencially Freddie Mercury with (a lot of/some/none) input from the others but I don't give a shit if Brian decides to call himself Queen or Brian May + The Dying Foxes.

But you know, to bring back the name and play such a poor part, by recording such a sloppy album.
It's sad.
It's heartbreaking to me.

And Paul Rodgers didn't "put his own spin", he just can't do any other thing other than that awful bluesy feel that he puts on virtually EVERYTHING. Which is certainly not the best idea, anyone would agree if the example was Yngwie Malmsteen replacing Brian May and instead of playing the songs the way they are, starts shredding all the time.

Anyone would say DUDE, PLAY THE SONGS LIKE THEY ARE, DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE. And he could do it, because he is a wonderful guitar player, he'd just need a slap or two (?)
Paul Rodgers, on the other hand, can't do anything else than his bluesy shit. Which is not bad because it's bluesy, it's bad because he can't pull it off properly either.
But it's obvious...


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Posted: 27 Feb 11, 21:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So then, would you have him sign TCR?  Or something else?  I think that was the question.


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Posted: 27 Feb 11, 23:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would get him to sign a will to give me all the money and assets that he has.  :-)

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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 03:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my ,anthems , programme in may.
anyone know where the stage door is in the festival theatre?.

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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 04:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lifetimefanofqueen wrote: id ask him to sign my "a night at the opera" album because its the first Queen album i bought. or, id get my  Queen poster signed, its the first i ever got so why not.

how about you?
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met him and Roger in 2008 and got my ANATO 30th anniversary vinyl signed by both of them :D
that´s now the most precious treasure in my Queen collection ... as well as the photo I have with Roger  !!


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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd ask him to show me how he played 'Long Away' on that 12-string.....I have spent years trying to solve how he did it but it still eludes me how he got it just so.....
(and there aren't any correct versions available that I have ever seen)

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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 05:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I ask him to get out of the way and let me go past him.....


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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've met him twice. The first time in 1998 after a concert of the Another World tour - he signed my ticket. It was the only thing I had with me.

The second time, a couple of weeks ago, after the premiere of the WWRY musical in Oslo, he signed my Flash Gordon and A Night at the Opera LP's. I didn't have my collection, only a couple of LP's, but I like them. Got them signed by both Brian May and Roger Taylor. Happy!


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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd ask him to sign my Jazz LP.


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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Innuendo CD.

But I'd rather ask him to sing and/or play 39.

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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michael wrote: I understand why people feel so strongly about Paul Rodgers singing with Queen.  I mean, no one can compare with Freddie.  But the way I always viewed the partnership is exactly as it was: Paul Rodgers with Queen (or half of Queen, to be exact).  I found that Rodgers put his own spin on the Queen songs and did not try to imitate Freddie.  Therefore, I never had a problem with the arrangement.  As for the name of the band ("Queen + Paul Rodgers"), I feel that May and Taylor did this strictly for marketing purposes.  The general public, at large, does not know who they are or that they were once members of Queen.  They pretty much has to use the "Queen" name to guarantee high ticket sales.  So I don't think it was any great crime for Brian and Roger to work with Paul - in fact, they put on quite an enjoyable show.  If they are to tour again and are in my town, I will certainly be there again.
I remember Paul Rodgers in Buenos Aires, signing items like A Night At The Opera vinyl (!) and Live At Wembley DVD (!!)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAH9mNXCE80


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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vali wrote: lifetimefanofqueen wrote: id ask him to sign my "a night at the opera" album because its the first Queen album i bought. or, id get my  Queen poster signed, its the first i ever got so why not.

how about you?
/ / / / / / / / /

met him and Roger in 2008 and got my ANATO 30th anniversary vinyl signed by both of them :D
that´s now the most precious treasure in my Queen collection ... as well as the photo I have with Roger  !!

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i feel like royalty when i talk to someone who has met Brian May or Roger Taylor or BOTH!!!! :'D
sounds amazing! :D

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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

a copy of Earls Court, Houston or Knebworth (and some others related)
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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blackthorne wrote: a copy of Earls Court, Houston or Knebworth (and some others related)

:D

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Same ;)

And also Rainbow 1974, Paris 1979, Tokyo 1979 etc.


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Posted: 28 Feb 11, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would ask Brian May to sing a legal document stating that he & Roger will finally start releasing work that the FANS want, starting with rareties that have been buried in the archives.