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Posted: 14 Sep 11, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Melanie C and Brian May rocked the West End last night in the award winning musical WWill Rock You for BBC Children in Need Pop Goes the Musical.

Last night one of the most recognised singers in the world, Melanie C took to the stage joining cast members from the award-winning West End musical We Will Rock You to perform a unique curtain call collaboration. Introduced by writer and director of the show, comic genius Ben Elton, the performance was part of BBC Children in Need Pop Goes The Musical, a series of West End performances by pop stars to help raise money for the charity.

Butas a further electrifying surprise for the audience, rock legend and music supervisor of the show Brian May took to the stage to join Melanie C in a fantastic and highly energised rendition of ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’.

The audience went wild, taking part in the infamous ‘stamps and claps’ as Melanie C’s impressive vocals were stunningly enhanced by Brian May’s signature show-stopping guitar riffs.

Melanie C said: “I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of ‘Pop Goes the Musical’ for this year’s BBC Children in Need. I can’t believe I had the chance to perform with the amazing cast of ‘We Will Rock You’. I have always been a massive Queen fan, and to have the opportunity to perform two of the band’s biggest anthems and to be joined on stage by the legendary Brian May is a dream come true! Thank you Pudsey!”

Brian May said: “I always wanted to work with Rocky Spice! And tonight it finally happened. She is such a total pro - a delight to interact with. Thanks Mel C! You rock!!!”

Based on the songs by legendary rock band Queen and named after their hit single of the same name. We Will Rock You is written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen member’s Brian May and Roger Taylor.
The story takes place in a tongue-in-cheek dystopian future where originality and individualism are shunned, and a lone
"Dreamer" appears who can fulfill a prophecy that will enable the return of rock 'n roll.

In August 2005, We Will Rock You officially became the longest running musical to play at the Dominion, one of the West End’s biggest theatres. Now in its tenth year, the show recently won the industry acclaimed BBC Radio 2
Olivier Audience Award 2011.

BBC Children in Need POP Goes the Musical 2011 is working with the best of West End Theatre and a star-studded line up. This unique charity project is giving renowned celebrities from the music sphere the chance to perform a hit song with a top show, to take place in September to help raise vital funds for disadvantaged children and young people here in the UK.

The show-stopping celebrities involved in the series of unique curtain calls are the gorgeous Peter Andre performing GHOST the Musical’s spectacular number ‘Unchained Melody’, the loveable Stacey Solomon
singing the duet ‘For Good’ from WICKED, soul sensation Dionne Bromfield delivering a rendition of ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’ with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, chart-toppers Sugababes will take on ‘Dancing Queen’ in MAMMA MIA! and the legendary Melanie C will sing the highly charged ‘We Are the Champions’and ‘We Will Rock You’ in the Queen musical WE
WILL ROCK YOU.

Don’t miss out on what’s set to be a week of unforgettable nights and your chance to experience a series of pop-tastic performances.Bookings can be made immediately for the following dates at: 14th September 2011 – GHOST the Musical – ‘popping up’ is Peter Andre 15th September 2011 - MAMMA MIA! – ‘popping up’ is Sugababes

Tickets for ‘BBC Children in Need POP Goes the Musical 2011’ are available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/. Prices start from £25.

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Posted: 14 Sep 11, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Melanie Chisholm
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Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974, Whiston, Lancashire,[1]) is an English singer-songwriter, actress and businesswoman professionally known simply as Melanie C (or Mel C). She is best known as one of the five members of the girl group Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed "Sporty Spice".  She has 11 tattoos on her body with the last done in 2007 at Hanky Panky's in Amsterdam.

Oh, and one more thing... just in case you didn't already throw up in your mouth...
Brian May said: “I always wanted to work with Rocky Spice!"


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Posted: 14 Sep 11, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does he really need to perform with every slut in the music business ? Do you remember the time when he was a musician ? And a GREAT musician ?
But it's his carrier, he can ruin it if he wants to.

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Posted: 14 Sep 11, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, but who wouldn't want to work with Rocky Spice!  C'mon man.  Rocky Spice.

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Posted: 14 Sep 11, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No idea what you're all on about.  Brian and Rocky rock!

Oh.  Him.  Nevermind.

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Posted: 14 Sep 11, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the Spice Girls and I love Queen, but I don't see how they'd blend.

However, I haven't got any problem with Brian playing with whomever he bloody wants to. At least I'm grateful he didn't name it Queen + Spice Girls and claimed she was Freddie's favourite singer.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 14 Sep 11, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the Spice Girls and I love Queen


And oops I just did it again.  I shouldn't have opened this thread after lunch.

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Posted: 14 Sep 11, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

....."one of the most recognised singers in the world".....................

Erm, excuse my ignorance!!!! What an utter laughable remark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Didn't she perform a few years back on some utter shite Queen Song Kiss-Ass programme???It had a bunch of 2-bit cunts trying to reckon they were Queenies!!! Maybe they bought a Q GH album AFTER Fred died??Just like most of the band-wagonners.....
 I think she MAY have tried 'One Vision'??. She was fucking crap then and I haven't bothered to look but....I reckon she'll be shite now.What is wrong with BM ???

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Posted: 14 Sep 11, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote: Does he really need to perform with every slut in the music business ? Do you remember the time when he was a musician ? And a GREAT musician ?
But it's his carrier, he can ruin it if he wants to.
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HEY!
I'd perform with her and believe me, it would be the BEST performance of my life ;-)

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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 01:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is a world class musician, and like a lot of musicians you get your inspiration and thrill from working with other musicians and singers especially if there is a mutual respect and love of each others music.
In this case Mel C has stated in the past she has always loved Queen, and so when an opportunity arises for her to appear live on stage with one of her heroes, then she is not going to turn it down. Likewise for Brian, if he felt that working with Mel C wasn't going to work then he wouldn't of spent precious hours of his life doing this charity appearance, and for free too.
Just because a particular artist does not appeal to many on here, whether it be Mel C, Lady Ga Ga or McFly, that doesn't mean he shouldn't work with these people. Just because you don't like the particular genre of music they usually produce or have a hatred for that artist or even that you think they don't deserve to have Brian involved, it is not going to change the fact that it is Brian's choice.
Brian's involvement and love of the female voice goes back to the '80's when he worked with the likes of Minako Hondo, Anita Dobson, Fuzzbox and the many artists he collaborated with on the charity singles. The '90's continued with Judie Tzuke and Jennifer Rush and more recently with Claire Sweeney, Lynn Carey Saylor, Annie Crummer, Diana Ross, Eva Maria, Kerry Ellis, Beyonce, Pink, Britney Spears, Anastacia and Catherine Porter. 
Insulting these people and calling them 'sluts' and the like, is very childish and uncalled for.

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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 02:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian can work with whoever he wants, even though many fans, myself included, have no idea why he bothers sometimes.

btw; when did mel c become "one of the most recognised singers in the world" ? is the term "recognised" used in the sense of having a familiar face? or in terms of having so much talent that the she is a giant in the world of singers?

the latter is a joke, and from anyone outside the UK, I think the first doesn't apply either

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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 02:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

More for the case that she was one fifth of the biggest girl group ever.

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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 02:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why should Brian not play with Mel C - he surely had nothing better to do that night and I bet the audience loved it. It's not that he left Freddie, Roger and John waiting on stage in the Wembley Arena!

The rest is only publicity and should not be taken seriously . Very unlikely that Mel C would say: "my management secured me this gig. I hardly remember any Queen tunes but it was a nice opportunity to show my face again because lately my carreer does not really go smoothly" and Brian:  "we wanted Kerry Ellis but she could not make it, so I am glad Mel C  appeared or else it would not have been much of a deal because I play in the Dominion every other week, anyway."


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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 02:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cringe........... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0yR5Ck6XCo


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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 04:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

looks good in leather pants though !!! :) :)

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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Obviously none of you realize that Mel C. was Freddie's favourite singer.

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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've already mentioned that, Fireplace. But still, it's nice of you to bring it up again. You're, after all, Freddie's favourite QZer.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote: I love the Spice Girls

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I think it's very brave of you to admit that. I also think it explains why you and I never see eye-to-eye about what is good music and what isn't.


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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote: Brian is a world class musician, and like a lot of musicians you get your inspiration and thrill from working with other musicians and singers especially if there is a mutual respect and love of each others music.
In this case Mel C has stated in the past she has always loved Queen, and so when an opportunity arises for her to appear live on stage with one of her heroes, then she is not going to turn it down. Likewise for Brian, if he felt that working with Mel C wasn't going to work then he wouldn't of spent precious hours of his life doing this charity appearance, and for free too.
Just because a particular artist does not appeal to many on here, whether it be Mel C, Lady Ga Ga or McFly, that doesn't mean he shouldn't work with these people. Just because you don't like the particular genre of music they usually produce or have a hatred for that artist or even that you think they don't deserve to have Brian involved, it is not going to change the fact that it is Brian's choice.
Brian's involvement and love of the female voice goes back to the '80's when he worked with the likes of Minako Hondo, Anita Dobson, Fuzzbox and the many artists he collaborated with on the charity singles. The '90's continued with Judie Tzuke and Jennifer Rush and more recently with Claire Sweeney, Lynn Carey Saylor, Annie Crummer, Diana Ross, Eva Maria, Kerry Ellis, Beyonce, Pink, Britney Spears, Anastacia and Catherine Porter. 
Insulting these people and calling them 'sluts' and the like, is very childish and uncalled for.
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I'm not sure what kind of reaction you expect to these kinds of threads, posted on a forum for fans who are are knowledgeable and dedicated enough to be discriminating.  As YV noted, I'm sure the audience loved it, but what do you expect from here exactly? You must know some YouTube video will follow, with a serious likelihood of being crap, which this clearly was.   You expect us to be what, riveted? Proud of our guy?  It's just one more thoroughly uninspiring version of an inspiring song made depressingly common by these kind of choices.  Brian can work with whoever he wishes of course.  What is the point of a lecture about "Brian's choice"?  Do you think that's escaped people somehow?  I just don't get it.

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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with GF. I would like to add that the problems with Brian's choices these days is not so much the female singers he teams up with, but that for whatever reason, he has been creatively limited for quite some time, resulting in the WWRY musical; IMO the lowest point in the history of Queen (or 50% of Queen.)