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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just found some news on the afterparty of the musical, http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=26704

Some pics as well, but does anybody now what songs were played?

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I get an error on this site but some afterparty pics are also here:

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=gls====75457

No idea about the setlist so far.

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These are the same pictures as were linked on Blabbermouth.
And the link works fine for me. Strange that it doesn't work for you.

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, must be the & thing - I still refuse to leave the old forum and the old forum doesn't display some characters properly.

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

a couple of more links..

http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/58/58611.html

and

www.rockwalk.com/RWupcoming/

(moving to the pic with Brian raising his hands, one can see Mrs. G's face just under his left elbow)

btw...anyone catch a pic of Roger hugging Nan (with a fellow fan standing nearby)as he departed? Please email or post it if possible, as both of our cameras DOA'd at this very inappropriate moment.

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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can also have a look at: http://www.anthrax.com/html/ANTHRAX_alphaMail.htm

But no RT mention :(


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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would've loved to hear Queen play with Meat Loaf...


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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 06:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From the Las Vegas 'SUN'

September 09, 2004

VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'We Will Rock You' strikes a chord on Strip
•••
Rock us, they did.

There isn't a roof on the pool deck at Paris Las Vegas, but if there was it would have been blown off.

If you have a cigarette lighter nearby, flick it and hold it up as you read the rest of this.

At the afterparty for "We Will Rock You," the musical that officially opened its Las Vegas production Wednesday night, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen -- and a host of musical guests -- delivered a blazing 50-minute set that sent shock waves through the 2,000 or so guests.

"It has been a long time since since we rocked and rolled," shouted an ebullient Taylor before he performed a raucous version of the Led Zeppelin classic "Rock and Roll."

Then May called for "Mr. Loaf -- is there a Mr. Loaf in the house?" before Meat Loaf took center stage, ripped off his leather jacket and launched into the classic "Johnny B. Goode."

Even Freddie Mercury, who is up there somewhere, must have heard the thunderous ovation after that one.

Is Queen king? "You could say that," Robert De Niro, a co-producer of "We Will Rock You," mumbled to us after he zoomed across the red carpet and before he entered Le Theatre des Arts for the show.

The crowd included Beatle Paul McCartney's half-sister Ruth McCartney and her husband, Martin Nethercutt, Monty Python's Eric Idle, "Absolutely Fabulous" star Jennifer Saunders, power lawyer Allen Grubman (father of the infamous Lizzie Grubman) and such local personalities as Robin Leach, Martin Nievera, Jeff Beacher, Harry Morton, Tony Sacca and Paris Las Vegas prez Bobby Yee.

From those, the consensus was that the show is perfect Las Vegas entertainment.

The pop-culture and current-events references -- all penned by show writer Ben Elton -- are hilarious. While Clay Aiken is a pretty easy target, lines such as how the bad guys in the show are not going to find "(musical) instruments of mass destruction" ignited the crowd.

The many jokes at the expense of Celine Dion, Cirque du Soleil and Wayne Newton are funny, but not mean-spirited.

And, if a heavily muscled black man with a mohawk going by the name Britney Spears and singing "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" doesn't epitomize the unconventional and rebellious spirit of rock 'n' roll, well, we don't know what does.

The show is set in the far-off future, when music has been outlawed. The plot revolves around two young Bohemians and their search for the last guitar on Earth, which they eventually learn is entombed in the walls of Graceland.

It is a rough approximation of the myth of King Arthur pulling out the sword, Excalibur, from the stone.

But in this story, there's a lot more rocking.

"I was pretty happy with everything," May told us after the show. "The kids did a good job."

Tony Vincent, who stars as Galileo, and Aspen Miller, who stars as Scaramouche (they alternate with co-leads Jason Wooten and Kacie Sheik), are the main characters, and they earned well-deserved raves afterward, as did the rest of the cast, including Ty Taylor (Spears), Patti Russo as the evil Killer Queen and Douglas Crawford as her meanie sidekick, Khashoggi.

"Five thumbs up," Leach proclaimed at the afterparty.

Some random pix: http://www.metalloaf.com/newsWWRYpremierparty.htm

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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Setlist

Tie Your Mother Down
The Show Must Go On
Don't Stop Me Now
Stone Cold Crazy
Rock'n'Roll
Johnny B Good
With A Little Help From My Friends


And i don't think Brian and Roger sang on any song did they?


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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 07:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice to see them digging out DSMN.

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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, the setlist looks nice. Not the usual GaGa/WWRY crap. Let's hope somebody recorded it...

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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they said it was a 50 minute setlist, surely more songs were played?

also i wonder, was roger playing the drums...

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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Monty' on QO.com gave a great review:

what a gig! what an atmosphere! i've been to a fair few bri+rog gigs in the last couple of years, but this one EASILY surpasses them all in terms of performance and vibe. yep, it was even better than the Freddie Tribute in 2001! have the web sites mentioned that MEATLOAF sang Johnny B.Goode? nope? now you know.well, here's the lowdown for you queenies out there:-
here's the set list...
Tie Your Mother Down-extended version-sang by jason wooten(gallileo) and kacie sheik(scaramouche). glen hughes(bass) and stevie vai(guitar). more guitars by good ol' Bri and, ..that guy from extreme(dont know his name.soz.) Chad from Red Hot Chile Peppers on drums with Rog too. this is possibly the best version of TYMD i've heard since dear freddie moved on.
The Show Must Go On- kacie sang.
Dont Stop Me Now- (surprised?) jason sang.
Stone Cold Crazy- sang by Glen. Brian seemed to be in his element particularly with this song.
Rock'n'Roll- Roger came down from his drum kit to sing this one. *PLEASE NOTE*- STEVE VAI'S SOLO PERFORMED DURING THIS SONG WAS THE BEST GUITAR SOLO I'VE EVER SEEN. at one stage he even slid his finger from his plucking hand down a string to get a great sliding note which gelled to great effect in the solo. Sorry- musicians everywhere, i'm not a musician so i don't know the correct terminology.
Johnny B.Goode- "Is there a Mr. Loaf here?" Brian asked. Meatloaf came out to tremendous applause. what a performance!! some great photos coming soon of meat and bri together.
With A Little Help From My Friends- sang by jason. This was great, just great. the set was too short though. the performance was played just by the eiffel tower at the poolside on the Paris Hotel roof. Ever seen the old clip of the Beatles playing on the roof in London? all the crowd were looking up. I can only imagine that's what happened In Las Vegas. Everyone outside the Paris Casino were probably looking up. This was Queen History people. no mistake about it.

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Posted: 12 Sep 04, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a shame all those musical bastards had to sing...again!


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Posted: 12 Sep 04, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken wrote:

It's a shame all those musical bastards had to sing...again!




Thats what I thought.


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Posted: 12 Sep 04, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it was brilliant!




i got a way with the boys on my block.. :-)

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Posted: 12 Sep 04, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

can anyone tell me how roger handled songs like stone cold crazy, which require fast drumming? I'm wondering how well he is able to drum these days. I assume they had chad drumming as well since roger probably wasn't up to it on his own.

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Posted: 12 Sep 04, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

actually he handled it quite well

chad also played during it

at the end chad went over to rogers drum set--and started banging away there with roger...

roger was loving every minute of it too


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Posted: 12 Sep 04, 23:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iron eagle wrote:

actually he handled it quite well


at the end chad went over to rogers drum set--and started banging away there with roger...

roger was loving every minute of it too



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Posted: 12 Sep 04, 23:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Bet he was!!!!!!!


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