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Posted: 21 Oct 11, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul Rodgers has heard rumors that he may be invited to reunite with Queen for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and doesn’t seem bothered in the least: “I would be open to something like that.”

As he tells Billboard, “I must say, (Queen + Paul Rodgers) did great. I think we did fantastically well. We were up against potential disaster, really, and I think we really pulled it off. Toured the world a couple of times. Made a brand new studio album (2008's ‘The Cosmos Rock’). I just didn’t want to do it forever…but for something like (the Olympics), that would be ideal.”

Rodgers is the first to admit that “nobody’s Freddie Mercury.” When asked about the Queen Extravaganza, the tribute band that Roger Taylor is putting together, Rodgers fully supports the idea, but he also notes (and he’d know better than most) that anybody who tries this will have to rely on bringing something of their own to the table.

While waiting for that possible Olympics invite, Rodgers remains very active, having just released three home videos and compact discs that chronicle concerts throughout his career. He’s also considering writing a book that would document his 43 years of adventures with Free, Bad Company, and the Firm as well as his solo career.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-rodgers-queen-olympics/


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Posted: 21 Oct 11, 23:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nooooo.


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Posted: 22 Oct 11, 08:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YEEESSSSSS!!! FANTASTIC!

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Posted: 22 Oct 11, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If this actually happens then Brian is a hypocrite. I remember all the bitching he did on his site when England was trying to land the 2012 Olympics....

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Posted: 22 Oct 11, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it that important that there has to be 4 copies of the same post?


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Posted: 23 Oct 11, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seriously though, no.  They will find a better singer if they go for a drive through country and grab the first 5 farmers they see.


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Posted: 23 Oct 11, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If they do it I hope they rehearse a little better than at Mandela's 90'th birthday. The end of "One Vision" was embarassing

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Posted: 23 Oct 11, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



the dude 1366 wrote: If they do it I hope they rehearse a little better than at Mandela's 90'th birthday. The end of "One Vision" was embarassing

the rest of the gig was the best they ever did though

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Posted: 23 Oct 11, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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the dude 1366 wrote: If they do it I hope they rehearse a little better than at Mandela's 90'th birthday. The end of "One Vision" was embarassing

the rest of the gig was the best they ever did though

True. I'd be torn between this gig and the Santiago one, it's just a shame the sound wasn't quite ideal - if it were ( and if they owned the recording!) it would have made a far better release than Kharkov did.


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Posted: 23 Oct 11, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i agree, it could be a nice thing to see, but with more rehearsal this time please, it wil be a great oportunity for they, all the planet seeing his performance.

LIKE A NEW LIVE AID, hope they put all his efforts in this show!

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Posted: 25 Oct 11, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote: "Nooooo."

That says it all. Completely agree.

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Posted: 25 Oct 11, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That would be great.

That way NONE of the competitors would know who those guys are up there singing.

My grandfather could play bass.

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Posted: 25 Oct 11, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not a PR fan, BUT if he allows Brian and Roger to sing again, then bring it on!!!

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Posted: 25 Oct 11, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Couldn't give a flying fuck.

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Posted: 26 Oct 11, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mooghead wrote: Couldn't give a flying fuck.


lol

I love mooghead's comments!


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Posted: 30 Oct 11, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also see he is mentioned on Brians web site, first time in a few years mmmm intresting[img=/images/smiley/msn/regular_smile.gif][/img]

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Posted: 31 Oct 11, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Yeah but he mentioned him in the context of Paul becoming a Canadian citizen last week.  He maybe seemed a little to happy about that.  Ha ha.

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Posted: 01 Nov 11, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GratefulFan wrote: ^ Yeah but he mentioned him in the context of Paul becoming a Canadian citizen last week.  He maybe seemed a little to happy about that.  Ha ha.


Blame Canada :)


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Posted: 01 Nov 11, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No no no.  Blame England!  You see, England is who granted Paul Rodgers citizenship in Canada.  If you don't believe me you can read it here:

http://www.contactmusic.com/news/paul-rodgers-becomes-canadian-citizen_1252906

(I can handle all manner of journalistic failings, but when people write things that are so patently dumb that it would have occurred to a three toed sloth to double check the information, it kind of robs me of hope. Rodgers lives in Surrey, British Columbia and attended the ceremony there. In Canada, where people actually have authority to magically turn people into Canucks.)

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Posted: 01 Nov 11, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just have an obnoxious comment to say about a PR Reunion... (tho it'd be cool to see em play)

"YEEAAA-EAHH-AHHAHHAHHAHHAH-EEAHAHAHA-HHHHAHHH-HHH-EEEAHHAHAHAHHHHAHHAHHHHHHHHHH~!!!!!!"

(PR styley moving my neck in a circular bobble-headed motion....starting or bookending YOUR favorite Queen song)

and yes... even if your favorite song is an instrumental....

All kidding aside.. :) (and that was a low joke).... I'd still love to see em rock out.


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