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Posted: 25 Jul 12, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Olympic opening ceremonies is coming up fast.

Any word if Queen is going to make an appearance?

Usually the host city drags out a bunch of entertainers among the corny horn blasts and bombast. I'm thinking Queen + AL might do "We Are the Champions" or something.



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Posted: 25 Jul 12, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Adam has already stated he WON'T be part of that because:

a) He's not British

b) He has his own solo career and a new album to resume focusing on

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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian has made Lambert a CBE (Commander of the Badger Empire), so he's eligible to have an accent and sing at the Olympics now.

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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 02:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I very hesitantly held the razor over my wrists in 2002 when Will Young sang WATC, with Brian and Roger, at her majesties golden jubilee, but i'm telling you, if Adam Lambert 'stands in for Freddie', on this one,i will figgin top myself.
And dont anybody try to talk me out of it, i'm tellinig you !


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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 02:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, that should have read; friggin


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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they said it somewhere, that they will be part of the closing ceremony , but not with AL

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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not sure how accurate this will turn out to be. it is the Daily Mail after all, but it does suggest Queen + has a role in the closing ceremony :

http://www.therealstevegray.com/wp-content/uploads/article-2173711-1410D8C6000005DC-677_634x398_popup.jpeg

Apparently where it says Manics or Liam Gallagher, the manics were asked but had to turn it down due to other commitments. At least that is what Nicky Wire said on the manics twitter page. So there maybe some truth to the list at least.

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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's a big shame is that I think Freddie would have loved to be a part of the closing ceremonies for London.


According to that link.. the first act is "Stripping Lollypop Ladies"????

Russel Brand singing "I am the Walrus"???

Wierd if true

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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't try suicide ,Master Marathon !

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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How did Jessie J get to perform three times (solo, with Tinie Tempah and with Queen)?!?

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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hopefully they will reunite with Paul Rodgers...
http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/10/20/paul_rodgers_open_to_reunion_with_quee

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Posted: 26 Jul 12, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

philip storey wrote:
Don't try suicide ,Master Marathon !

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Wehey ! Very sharp indeed. ha ha!


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 04:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stevie Lange (Vann) has said that the closing ceremony features Queen, the who and George Michael. but whether there's any crossover I don't know :)


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 06:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gee, you guys must be half asleep. It was some time ago that Brian said to BBC Radio 6 that 'Queen' would have a role to play in the Olympics, but he would not reveal what it was - other than to state it would NOT involve playing the National Anthem on the guitar again. The short telephone interview can be heard here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/0383dadf-2a4e-4d10-a46a-e9e041da8eb3


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nah, I just stopped paying half-attention to Brian when he uses his official site for everything in the world but discussing the music.

Thanks for the link though!

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Posted: 28 Jul 12, 03:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't see it but my wife said they showed some of Bo Rhap, but she was bemused as, in her words, "it had some of Wayne's World in and that's not a British film?". I assuming that they used the US promo video, which is a bit lazy when they could have used the remastered original??

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Posted: 30 Jul 12, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Considering the scope of the whole ceremony, I highly doubt that the decision to use Waynes World in the clip was anything to do with laziness.

More likely it was deliberate, as the ceremony was not only showcasing the UK, but also the influence that British culture has had on the world.

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Posted: 30 Jul 12, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Queen bit was actually cooler than that.

They projected bits from the video on a "house" that was on the stage while dancers dressed in Freddie's B+W leotards danced around and some of them had giant Freddie heads they were holding up.

Overall I thought the music portion wasn't particularily well-done but it had it's moments.

The whole thing went down-hill when they got some generic rapper up there.

The best part is when they lifted the house up and they had the guy who invented the internet sitting at a desk.

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Posted: 30 Jul 12, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolutely, not lazyness it simply a showcase for British music and it's far reaching effect on people around the world, Waynes World was a perfect clip to play. Nothing to do with being a British film or not.


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