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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe this has been discussed before. So accept my apologies in case this is an old topic:

After Radio Gaga performed at Knebworth, John is furiously throwing away his bass-guitar. (As seen in the Rare Live video; picture to be found
http://www.foren.de/system/morethread-johnverueckt-tobias_neumann-32914-186474-20.html )
Does anybody know why John was so frustrated?





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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It`s almost impossible to know, it could be anything: an argument with a band member, or his wife, or his son, etc


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps he played a duff note, being a perfectionist he would have been well pissed off.


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

perhaps he just realised how much he'd paid out over thirteen years for crap haircuts


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps he knew it would be the last time Queen would play live - or it dawned on him, "I'm not doing this again..."


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He might have been rejected by a groupie...

Was a guy killed at that concert? I forgot which concert it was... Maybe he was angry continuing playing on that day...


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he heard on that day his wife was pregnant... AGAIN!! ;)


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went to this concert and I remember John throwing his guitar at the end of A Kind Of Magic, I may be wrong there. I wrote to the Fan Club about this, and they replied, "John had wanted the cartoon figures of the band put onto his bass guitar, when he saw the guitar, the work had not been done, so in a fury at the end of the song, he threw the guitar away in disgust".
I dont actually have the letter with me at the moment but that was the gist of it. Ill try to dig it out and put the correct quote down.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe it`s one of those "you open the gate you can`t close it" and he got pissed at Magic and threw the black bass. Then he was still pissed and at the end of Ga Ga threw the back-up bass. That would mean in the second encore he played in the third bass, but the Rare Live video show him so zoomed out to check


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that sounds really interesting


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@ Sebastian. You can get a better glimpse of the bass-guitar via the above mentioned link. It links to a German Queen forum. Just scroll down a little to the picture.

I do find this pretty strange. John really runs off-stage. He seems very pissed off.


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had'nt realised that John had also thrown his guitar during GaGa. A possible explanation for this is as you say, a Status Quo fan had been stabbed during the show. If John had been given the news of his death, it would explain this sudden outburst of anger.

A couple of things I vividly recall from that day is being attacked by a swarm of greenfly, bottles being thrown everywhere, how someone was'nt seriously hurt during that, I do not know. And a woman trying to give her baby to people, so they could pass it to the back, through the crowd.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Scirocco1977 wrote:

He might have been rejected by a groupie...

Was a guy killed at that concert? I forgot which concert it was... Maybe he was angry continuing playing on that day...


Yes it was during this show. And baby was born too.

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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 18:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

something very strange in the "natural equilibrium" of that concert - nature is reknowned for giving and taking away in equal measures

odd that aT QUEEN's final gig this balance was never more evident?


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<marquee><font color = green>Brenski wrote:

something very strange in the "natural equilibrium" of that concert - nature is reknowned for giving and taking away in equal measures

odd that aT QUEEN's final gig this balance was never more evident?


Yeah kinda mystical... Besides, this show was never planned before Magic Tour started and the idea came after their Wembley success, so it even could not be happened at all.

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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 01:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would be hard to destroy the piano :)

Anyway, since I don`t have Rare Live, could any of you please check which bass was John playing during the song? If it was the Red or the Black one? in the photo I see it a little red but it can easily be due to the light. And both basses have the same form so there`s no way to notice

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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 01:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Poor John. He loved the bass guitar.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 02:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyway, since I don`t have Rare Live, could any of you please check which bass was John playing during the song? If it was the Red or the Black one? in the photo I see it a little red but it can easily be due to the light. And both basses have the same form so there`s no way to notice

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Pretty sure it's the red one


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He probably wasn't angry he was just throwing his bass away to signify his last Queen concert.


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Posted: 31 Oct 04, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wstüssyb wrote:

Anyway, since I don`t have Rare Live, could any of you please check which bass was John playing during the song? If it was the Red or the Black one? in the photo I see it a little red but it can easily be due to the light. And both basses have the same form so there`s no way to notice

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Pretty sure it's the red one


Yeah, definetly -I think he would never throw away his late-60-Fender...


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