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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know many people have discussed who(if any) can replace Freddie, but I was thinking who(if any)could replace John. Here's my short list and feel free to add on...

Tony Levin(Peter Gabriel,King Crimson)
John Paul Jones(Led Zepplin)
Glen Matlock(Sex Pistols)
Bill Wyman(Rolling Stones)
John Wetton(King Crimson,Asia)

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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What? Everyone knows you can't replace an individual person, ESCPECIALLY one from Queen. They wouldn't write as good songs and stuff.


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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, I don't think so.
No one can replace John. No one could ever replace any one in the band. It would never be the same. Queen were Brian, Roger, John and Freddie and anything else would not be Queen anymore.
At least that's what I think.


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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yep, nobody can replace them, if somebody could Brian and Rog would have done it already IMO


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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Wetton(Asia)great bassist,great songwriter,and a much better voice than JD.


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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I may hold you to that because I never have actually heard John sing, but John's probably a better songwriter IMO and I think that's a good ability for a bassist to have.


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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John can be replaced as a bassplayer, That bassplayed who played on Amandla is very good, and sounds a lot like John, i wonder who he is


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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

but i don't think they should replace John...They should have Neil on live shows, and Brian can do it himself in the studio, like he did on most songs of Another World, and Roger could play bass aswell


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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't really tell if a bass player is excellent or not because you don't hear them as much as the rest of the group, thay just have to be able to play bass guitar, but JD was definitley though cos he wrote some brilliant songs.


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Posted: 15 Nov 03, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I completely agree neither John nor Freddie can be replaced, but my idea was just to have 'what-if' lineup like(ex.) George Michael or Robble Williams on vocals. It's all in fun and imagination.

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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 01:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think they should replace him.


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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 01:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

While I think Deacon is a very talented bass guitarist and songwriter, he can be easily replaced. You have to look at it logically and not as a Stepford: what Deacon played was good, but it wasn't impossible. If you sat down and listened to what John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, or Chris Squire played, it might be impossible to replace them. Unfortunately, in the annals of rock music, bass guitarists seem to be the easiest to replace, at least in some of the more talented and challenging bands: case in point, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, who played on about 50% of the band's output - the other 50% was played by Ron Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, or session musicians, and there's little to no difference (I still like Wyman better).

To stray off course, the biggest task that's facing Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey right now is replacing John Entwistle. They just recorded a song with Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, so this question particularly interests me. But I really can't come up with any particular bassist, as they all have styles unlike Deacon (good or bad, you take your choice).

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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But LB, what about John's little Deaky dances?! I know Queen are not the same without Freddie and John, but I can't think that replacing one or both of them would make the situation any better (would it not make them seem even more like an entirely different group?). I can't imagine them ever trying to replace John Deacon. He is still alive!


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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul McCartney... LOL!!


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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well yeah, Deacon being alive is a different situation. But the way it is now, Brian seems pretty happy in turning Queen into The Brian May Band featuring Roger Taylor with the cast of "We Will Rock You".

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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my opinion, they shouldn't be replaced at all :P
Queen died with Freddie


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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My vote is for Robbie Williams :)

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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can`t just replace John!!-He`s the one and only!!!!


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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jason Newsted :-)

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Posted: 16 Nov 03, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Harvey Goldsmith , John Wetton is a perfect choice and his songs could blend really well with Queen ones...