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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

why do you want the remaining members of Queen to do now?
Solo careers ?
New Queen album with guest singer ?
A new tour ?





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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Brian seems perfectly happy enough working on the musical, and Roger's just going along with it. So for now, no solo career/tour/album, at least until they're satisfied with the musical.


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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Musical for quite some time. However, they are itching to do something else, latest interviews give that impression. I do think they will do the odd charity event especially for Global AIDS.

Looking at the other bands, the Dead, the Rolling Stones, and even INXS (without Hutchence) and the (21 century) Doors (without Morrison) those tours were successful but Queen is an exception they are not like The Who who continues without their two founding members (Moon and Entwhistle).

Queen's musicians were left grieving without FM. As were their fans. It has been a long period of mourning and now with their music being heard once again and appreciated all over the world it seems that that sad part of Queen's history has only just begun to heal.

Freddie Mercury will always be beloved by many many fans all over the world and is a gay icon (which may have certainly surprised him) he is "worshipped" (just read the Freddie section of this site, "Yipes!" I mean no one alive can compete with Mercury's spirit and no one singer will ever be excepted in his "place" especially by the fans. Queenies are a very stubborn and loyal bunch!)

It is impossible for Queen to be Queen without Freddie but the musical helps to ease the loss not only for its surviving members (especially May, Taylor and Deacon) but many fans.

Tour? That is a question put to May and Taylor may times since FM's passing.

Another look at one of their early colleagues and touring acts Thin Lizzy who has reformed (many years after Phil Lynott's death), so it's certianly has to be on their mind. The question should not be maybe? but when? and if they do they can certainly limit it to a small venues or a short amount of time.

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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

a fucking tour

with George Michael


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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nothing. Since freddie died there has been no queen. they cant bring it back.


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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 19:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't want a new debat about 'Could Queen be Queen without Freddie?'
I just wanted to know what do you want them to do now.

Me, I would like a new album with new freddie vocals on songs rediscovered by Greg.
A new tour.
And (in my dreams) the Queen boxes.




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Posted: 01 Sep 04, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anything. As long as it doesn't involve certain popstars... :o(



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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 06:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd want them to do a lot of things:
1. A new album with Freddie's vocals (they said they have enough unreleased material with Freddie)
2. A couple of live albums (not a bad idea, eh?): perhaps Hammersmith'75 or other great live performance from their golden era.
3. A tour. But in the 3-man lineup: Bri, Rog, John... and maybe a guest star, I dunno.
4. New solo albums
5. The musical

Unfortunately, it's only the musical they'll ever care about...



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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MexQueenFM wrote:

a fucking tour

with George Michael


I would like to see that aswell should work well, in any case better than the other collaborations they have done lol


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brianmay1975 wrote:

I'd want them to do a lot of things:
1. A new album with Freddie's vocals (they said they have enough unreleased material with Freddie)
With you on that one...

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2. A couple of live albums (not a bad idea, eh?): perhaps Hammersmith'75 or other great live performance from their golden era.
This is going to happen, I think- Brian mentioned sth in recent interview... PLUS- Milton Keynes is the stepin the right direction; basically- that's exactly how I see Queen existing now: releasing some amazing stuff they have in their archives...

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3. A tour. But in the 3-man lineup: Bri, Rog, John... and maybe a guest star, I dunno.
Please- no guest vocals!!! Wouldn't mind Rog and Bri touring together and I would love them to do some less known stuff- could live without some Anastacia trying to sing We Are The Champions, I don't have to hear this song EVER AGAIN!!! But hearing them performing stuff THEY can sing (after some practicing and a lot of rehearsals) like "I'm In Love with My Car", "Under Pressure", "Headlong" or even some less known stuff like "Sleeping on The Sidewalk" or "Tenement Funster"... F**k the general audience- the morons who don't know anything apart from Greatest Hits I, II and III and don't want to know- at last do sth for fans... Wishful thinking... :(

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4. New solo albums
Brian at some point said sth. about blues album- I WOULD LOVE THIS!!!
All in all- not what they're doing now (apart from last DVDs, which are pretty decent releases), not only commercially safe decisions... I would love to see them doing sth. unfashionable, sth. for fans, sth for those who stick with them for many, many years, not only for those who recently bought GREATEST HITS and MAYBE will buy sth else, provided the same songs are going to appear there...

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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would love to see them put out another cd of unreleased songs from the vault, as in Made In Heaven. I'd also love to see them go out on tour. I don't think Brian and Roger could pull it off without finding another vocalist. Obviously, there will never be another Freddie. They have to find someone that could do a decent job with Queen's sound. Someone had mentioned George Michael. He's got a very good range, and someone like him could possibly pull it off. Let's face it, Freddie's not going to be there, but if Queen could still capture some of the magic that they had (and I don't see why not, given the talent that is left), I'd definitely be there. Bring 'em on!!


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Azertyuiop wrote:

I didn't want a new debat about 'Could Queen be Queen without Freddie?'
I just wanted to know what do you want them to do now.

Me, I would like a new album with new freddie vocals on songs rediscovered by Greg.
A new tour.
And (in my dreams) the Queen boxes.


oooooo, sorry! if i had it my way, id like to see them perform live as a three. ive no interest in brian and roger alone really, cos i think they are selling themselves out as it is. i want to see john. damn it!


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dunno ... at this rate (since this is becoming another "Queen-is-what-without-dear-Fred?" topic, maybe by mistake, maybe not) I'd settle for something beyond the musical (cough-cough-obsession-cough-cough) ... rereleasing some long-forgotten material would be well-received. (That would rock ...) Augh. Just something. Anything.


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

(That is, stagnation kills me. Not to say that anything is stagnating; just that it's frustrating looking backwards all the time instead of forwards.)


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they need to re-release all the studio albums in some kind of new format. There's also a pressing need for a new Greatest Hits collection and a new Las Vegas Cast Album, followed by cast albums from wherever the musical opens next. Brian also needs to do some more complaining about the Press but also continue to use the Sun to promote We Will Rock You. After that, who knows? Certainly there's no demand for a box set or anything crazy like that...


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd like to see an album of new music from Brian and Roger. This is realistic. John looks like he's gone for good, and that's fine with me. They can get anyone to play bass or do it themselves and it will be just as good. He never (or almost never) sang, so that doesn't matter. The loss of his songwriting and general input will be most missed, but it seemed Freddie encouraged him a lot in those areas and with him gone, he might not be as effective in that area. Which is too bad, because Freddie and John's more pop-ish stuff was often a moderating influence on Brian and Roger's harder visions. But still, the loss of John is something that can be worked around.

The point is, Brian and Roger should get together and write and record at least ten good tracks. No guest singers. No covers. No rehashes of old material. No collaberations with Britney Spears. Nothing. Just the two of them in the studio. Then they tour to promote the new album. They can do this all under the Queen name or not. I don't really care. They should not have a huge backup band. It should be Brian, Roger, somebody to play bass, and Spike if he's still around and willing. If not, somebody else who can play piano, sing, and play guitar. Maybe one other guy for general backup stuff like Spike. But no more than five people on stage. That is their element. Play the stuff from the new album. Play some less known Queen tracks where they sang. How about Drowse, Sleeping on the Sidewalk, Tenement Funster, '39 and stuff like that? And a few of the hits of Queen to make the more casual fans happy. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions, of course. Maybe Radio Ga Ga, Hammer to Fall, and Bohemian Rhapsody, if they can figure out a way to do it well without Freddie. I'd like to hear Breakthru. Actually, this would be a good forum for seeing how some of the tracks from The Miracle and Innuendo would have worked live.

Then, if the market can take it, and if they played well on the tour, a live album from the tour.

That is what I would like to see. Is it possible? Sure. Is it likely? Well, it seems like they can't resist a lot of the crap that would impede this senario, so I don't know.

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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 22:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great post, Farlander. I'd love to see what you said come true. What about e-mailing this thread to Brian? There's no saying if he'll read it or not, but it could be worth a shot.


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it would be great if brian and roger did some talkshows promoting the musical it would be great to see new stuff in the us. I personally would like a new roger solo album more than a brian one. They should come out with a unrealeased tracks cd sort of like tupac.


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Posted: 02 Sep 04, 23:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gunpowder Gelatine wrote:

Great post, Farlander. I'd love to see what you said come true. What about e-mailing this thread to Brian? There's no saying if he'll read it or not, but it could be worth a shot.


I think Brian knows perfectly well what the fans want. The problem is that he isn't interested in doing it right now. And that's fine. If he's not interested, it's not going to come out well anyway. We can be patient. But you know, they aren't young anymore and time is running out. They could be doing this musical stuff when they're 70 and it would be exactly the same. But they probably only have ten years or so left where they can actually release an album and tour for it effectively. After that, the show really is over. I guess I just hope the knowledge of that motivates them to get out there and do it and do it well. Even releasing rare stuff or BBC stuff or whatever can wait a little. I'd like a steady stream of concert DVDs to come out, sure, but how much do Brian and Roger really have to put into that? Not too much.

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Posted: 03 Sep 04, 03:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well Said Kriz.


As for my opinion, I would pay twice as much to see John alone than Roger and Brian alone. As someone pointed out before - theyre selling out, its getting embarrasing. The shows they have played as a twosome with guests hav been pretty shit. I downloaded the Amsterdam gig and then deleted it upon hearing it! 46664 was pants, I havent heard the studio songs yet so I cant comment on that but the live stuff was crap.

George Michael has been mentioned:-

1) George Micheal is a pop star
2) Queen were a rock band

Could you imagine him singing Stone Cold Crazy or Now Im Here or Tie Your Mother Down??? I think not.

Queen to me now is Brian Roger And John. Without John there is NO Queen. If they recorded and toured as a three peice I could handle that, But as a two piece then Id just see it as another pathetic attempt at plugging the damned musical:-which they did a good job of at Buckingham Palace!!!!


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