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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is an interview with Kansas lead singer Steve Walsh i found on a fanpage. I really love Kansas but in some kind of way I dislike that Freddie is called an asshole by him. And the funny thing is: He also calles the rest of the Queen guys gay *lol* I don't know if this is a joke or if he really dislikes Freddie. What do you think?
So here's the interview part:




Tim: Hi Steve, Thanks for sharing your musical gifts throughout the years. My question is regarding the time that Kansas spent touring with Queen back in the 70s. In the past, I have read statements made by Kansas members that Kansas stage performances were somewhat influenced by watching Queen's shows during the early years. I have also seen pictures of Kansas members (at least of Kerry and Robby) hanging out backstage with Freddie and Co. I know that Roger Taylor sang backup vocals on Vinyl Confessions shortly after you left the band in the early 80s. Do you have any memories of the Kansas / Queen days that you would like to share with your fans? For example, are there any personal highlights of touring with them that stand out?

Steve: Yeah, Freddie was a complete asshole. The rest of the guys were great...gay(not that there's anything wrong with that), but great.



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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Kansas rocks.

Where did you get that from?


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol, well you know how it is

Rock stars get along about as well as politicians. hehe There's all that ego involved.

"My band's better than your band."


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The interview is taken from the page : http://www.steve-walsh.de/home.htm
and can be found under : Questions of my childhood/Ask Steve (archive)


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why is it that every single band that is named after a place, or has spaceship on their album cover sucks so much.


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know, but you seem pretty wrong about now.


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i would say he's joking, if not, then burn the witch!


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hopefully, it's a joke. Like some sort of inside joke where you call someone an asshole. Or gay.


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gunpowder Gelatine wrote:

Hopefully, it's a joke. Like some sort of inside joke where you call someone an asshole. Or gay.


ah
I've never heard Kansas, I only thought Chicago was the only "regional" named band, and lots of people know Queen , so jealousy strikes again


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh come on, Chicago, Boston, Kansas, Asia, Europe, America, Gorgoroth (technically)...


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kansas was a great progressive rock band. I love their stuff. So what if he thinks Freddie was an asshole? He was probably right! Judging by the stories I've heard about Freddie during soundchecks and backstage (what comes to mind first is the many temper tantrums), I'd have no reason to doubt Steve's words.


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What stories have you heard about Freddie and backstage? I try to find out, but I cant find them.



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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 15:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His general "prima donna" attitude was no secret. The best example I can think of was in '76 or '77 when he got angry backstage and broke a mirror over his personal assistant's head, and ordered him to clean it up.


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Posted: 30 Jul 04, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And I think that was also the time they were touring with Kansas...
I would like to find out when this exactly was. It must have been in the 70s because Steve left Kansas in 1981.

Btw Kansas is still a great progressive rock band, saw them on tour last year it was amazing!


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Posted: 31 Jul 04, 07:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought Kansas sucked, now i know it for sure


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Posted: 31 Jul 04, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Oh come on, Chicago, Boston, Kansas, Asia, Europe, America, Gorgoroth (technically)...


There's also Japan, Berlin, to name another two

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Posted: 31 Jul 04, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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lol, well you know how it is

Rock stars get along about as well as politicians. hehe There's all that ego involved.

"My band's better than your band."


How true that is.

Have you guys seen some of the thinks Zakk Wylde says?


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, what does he say??? Btw Zakk is a great guitar player also!!


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Posted: 26 Aug 04, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Obviously he didn't spend much time getting to know them if he thinks the others were gay as well.