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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read this thing where John Deacon (a while back) was bashing the fact that Brian and Roger collaborated with Robbie Williams for 'We are the Champions.' And then to read that he doesn't go in public, wants his privacy, doesn't perform...etc. What is up? Has he broken ties with Brian and Roger????



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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think he's bitter. He's got the right to voice his opinion on what Brian and Roger are doing now, and just because he doesn't feel that that collaboration was the right move doesn't make him bitter. And we can't fault him for wanting to retire, because after so many years of touring, recording and living in the public eye, it's only fair that he gets to spend time with his family now. Brian and Roger may want to continue, but we've got to respect that John didn't.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, that was obviously misunderstood. What I should have said is that he is portrayed as bitter....but I was just wondering if he kept in contact with Brian and Roger. Cos it seems like he doesn't.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, I misunderstood what you were trying to say. Anyway, I think think Brian, Roger and John are in touch, but they definitely don't have as much contact as Brian and Roger do. Then again, John doesn't really have a reason to be in constant contact, which Brian and Roger do. It's pretty easy to think that John's completely disappeared, because he never appears in the media like Brian and Roger, but he's just enjoying his retirement quietly.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 01:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And in my opinion, John deserves the greatest respect for his decision.

John was part of Queen, I don't think he would ever have joined another band or something...
So.. Queen's over and that was it for John.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 03:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually I read somewhere that John did not really comment on Robbie Williams singing Champions. It is said to be just a rumour.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your right I don't think John is bitter, it was the usual tact of the British press (wankers as usual) he may not like what they have done with WWRY or WATC (not saying he doesn't like it) but that isn't being bitter - if he hadn't have been asked to do it then he could be bitter, but he was asked to be involved

John has retired - Brian has said many times on his web site that he and Roger are still intouch with John (mainly from a business point of view) and is fully supportive of the musical

With regards tothe Robbie williams (and any other) collaberation - Brian & Roger - pack it in they are shocking (Robbie, Britney, 5ive etc,et)


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 07:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would be nice to belong to John's inner circle.. and sit down to go all the way on the memory lane talking about his career, queen times and feelings now..

Anyone know's anyone who might know John in person? :)


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he's the most happy man on earth. He's got the money, he's got a nice family, he stopped working at a very young age so he's got all the time in the world to enjoy those fine things in life, so yeah: I guess he's happy.

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

willem-jan wrote:

I think he's the most happy man on earth. He's got the money, he's got a nice family, he stopped working at a very young age so he's got all the time in the world to enjoy those fine things in life, so yeah: I guess he's happy.


...he goes to strip bars....

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just kidding..
I agree, I think he is happy. Otherwise he'd step back into the business. I suppose he could anytime if he wanted to...


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was in touch with somebody from John's family for a while... it was obvious that they want to lead a quiet family life without any attention. No wonder, after 20 years in the spotlight.

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was involving in some Queen projects after Freddie's death: Tribute, Made In Heaven, some appearances on The Cross shows, Bejart's ballet premiere, No-One But You... So it depends if he's interesting or not.

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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LadyMoonshineDown wrote:

I read this thing where John Deacon (a while back) was bashing the fact that Brian and Roger collaborated with Robbie Williams for 'We are the Champions.' And then to read that he doesn't go in public, wants his privacy, doesn't perform...etc. What is up? Has he broken ties with Brian and Roger????


Because Robbie Williams is no Freddie Mercury.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LadyMoonshineDown wrote:

I read this thing where John Deacon (a while back) was bashing the fact that Brian and Roger collaborated with Robbie Williams for 'We are the Champions.' And then to read that he doesn't go in public, wants his privacy, doesn't perform...etc. What is up? Has he broken ties with Brian and Roger????


The comment he allegedly made about Robbie was supposed to have appeared on this site www.popbitch.com/


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's not bitter, he has a life.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure, but, he might have had some kind of mental issue with himself, or maybe he was just that way. No one is perfect, maybe, i'm not saying this is true, but, maybe he was jelious of Roger, Brian, and Freddie for their vocal talents. Most likely that's not it, but just a thought.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

[QUOTE The comment he allegedly made about Robbie was supposed to have appeared on this site www.popbitch.com/


Wow, this certainly looks like a trustworthy source...


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Posted: 04 Nov 04, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it is vice versa...

I'm sure Rog and Brian are still upset because John threw away his bass-guitar during the Knebworth concert...




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Posted: 04 Nov 04, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope IF (doubtful) Bri and Rog go on tour, Johnny will join 'em.


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