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Posted: 06 Feb 12, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


We know that he can sing great and the only other musicians then that Queen will need is a bassman as we know John would not tour, bring back Spike on Piano and thats fine

If they do tour with Adam/whoever then its upto them its what they want to do with their legacy after all

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Posted: 06 Feb 12, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No way am I in favor of Adam Lambert singing for Queen, but did you ever think that maybe Roger just doesn't want to sing?

I'm sure Brian and Roger have already given it a lot thought. No matter what we want, they're ultimately gonna do what they want anyway.

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Posted: 06 Feb 12, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger front a band? Really??? See THE CROSS... they're in the "out of print" section in the back bin.

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Posted: 06 Feb 12, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Yeah but this is Queen who have a fantastic selection of classic songs that everybody knows

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Posted: 06 Feb 12, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i want paul rodgers to front the band.i liked him.

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Posted: 06 Feb 12, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:
Roger front a band? Really??? See THE CROSS... they're in the "out of print" section in the back bin.


Right next to Mr. Bad Guy, Back To The Light and Man In The Shadows. Solo succes outside Queen was short and hardly ever sweet. That says nothing about Roger's voice though, I think he's a great singer.

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Posted: 07 Feb 12, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As a singer i think he is underated

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Posted: 07 Feb 12, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, he's a "good" singer, but not enough to front this band and sing the notes that have to be hit.



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Posted: 07 Feb 12, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont see Roger as a front man. Lambert will do fine, and he can do more than Paul rodgers. This said with no disrespect to Paul. He did what he could.

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Posted: 07 Feb 12, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If this is a last tour ?
It Would be my dream to have John back with Queen!

I think that's a happy ending :)

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Posted: 08 Feb 12, 02:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


The problem i think with Paul is that he did great on the tours but he is just nothing like Freddie as a singer. Paul is more of a blues singer and some of queens songs were very hard for him to get the right tone of the song imo

At least Roger can hit the high notes and i can listen to him much more than i can brian

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Posted: 08 Feb 12, 04:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Roger, however I LOVE Brian. My ideal would be Brian and Roger sharing the lead vocal duties (similarly to the Beatles) but with Brian doing most of the work. I realize it won't happen (Brian doesn't like to play guitar and sing at the same time) but a girl can dream, can't she?!

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Posted: 08 Feb 12, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger is Queen's drummer, that is where he belongs on a stage with Queen.

You can't do a whole gig with the drummer singing from behind the kit, that would be shit.

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Posted: 08 Feb 12, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger can't sing well enough (meaning: the Queen back catalogue)

It has always amazed me that on almost EVERY live version of "I'm in Love with My Car" his timing of the 1st sentence is always off beat. He never sings it right.



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Posted: 09 Feb 12, 02:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I would suggest using Rogers son as he is a drummer as well and have Roger front of stage

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Posted: 17 Feb 12, 04:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love Roger and his singing, he sounds a bit like Rod Stewart

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Posted: 17 Feb 12, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Roger wanted to be lead vocalist for Queen he's had 20+ years to make his intentions known, so I doubt he will suddenly come to that conclusion now. In any event, Queen are probably finihsed as a touring band, either with or without a new lead singer. Paul Rodgers was the last chance to do this with some dignity and authority and that's finished. Best we can hope for is an occasional one-off show. Personally, I'd like to see some more May/Taylor studio work, with both sharing vocals but I'm not sure they want to do such low-key stuff. They're too caught up in the "big production, big audience" mode of rock stardom, and I doubt they want to go back to just being musicians again.


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Posted: 19 Feb 12, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger sang I'm In Love With My Car 'off beat' because to achieve the album phrasing, he recorded the drum and vocal separately. If he'd recorded it by singing it and playing the drums simultaneously, I'd imagine it'd sound similar to what you hear live; sustaining the notes less because inhaling is more important.

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Posted: 20 Feb 12, 04:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Did Roger have a higher vocal range than Freddie?

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Posted: 20 Feb 12, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote: "Personally, I'd like to see some more May/Taylor studio work, with both sharing vocals"

I would love that. I think it would have been incredible if Brian, Roger & John had made an album with no outside musicians. No-One But You showed that they were certainly capable of making amazing work without Freddie.

"but I'm not sure they want to do such low-key stuff. They're too caught up in the "big production, big audience" mode of rock stardom, and I doubt they want to go back to just being musicians again."

Yeh, although one can dream.