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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

See link:

http://www.brianmay.com/queen/queennews/queennews.html

Go down to the Live Aid item, he's pretty harsh.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've read some of his rants towards the press, but I don't think I've seen one this harsh. What did she say exactly?


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

she said the press ignored Brian and didn't want to interview him about Live Aid.




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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian is out of line whenever there's any criticism towards the musical, fair or not, but I admire him for calling people like this reporter out. If indeed he did the interviews he stated (and why would he lie?), why would she print something like that? She must hate Queen/Brian, which is fine in an editorail but not reporting lies.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now he's angry at the Times. Next time he is promoting a new cd with them.

Like they did with the Sun.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes total outrage over this reporter

but silence over one of his employees unprofessional behaviour...


go figure


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even if, as it seems, this journalist's comments were ill informed and slightly "bitchy", I still think Brian's comments are worse. It's a bit disappointing that he would respond in such a crude manner, especially in the public domain. I thought better of him than that.

But we've seen it before. I think he must be prone to instinctive and knee-jerk reactions.

I'd have more respect if he just pointed out the
real facts and said he was disappointed in the journalist rather than launching such a personal attack.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think she was just trying to be a bit tongue-in-cheek but she failed miserably and it did come out sounding bitchy. Still, I agree: if he would just laugh it off and say tee-hee-she-was-so-very-wrong he wouldn't come off sounding like quite such a spoilt brat.

I thought he learned his lesson after getting told off by the fans last time for his rant about similar things.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Almost seems like there're two sides to him 'cause most of his replies to letters etc show the kind, mild mannered musician all his contemporaries say he is.

Perhaps all the trouble he had when he had to have rehab is still there a little and this is how he deals with it.

I have a friend who was in South Africa for the 46664 concert and managed to get backstage passes and had a long conversation in the bar with Brian and Roger and said they were both really friendly and interesting to talk to, so I guess these rants are generally out of character.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is one of the most decent men in rock and despite the fact he appears to be tilting at windmills, he's standing up against someone who is telling bald faced lies about him. He's a musician first, and has never been a guy who has chased celebrity. Why shouldn't he be pissed about it? I've seen how people respond on this board if people disagree with them and it's not pretty.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, that is really low. I have to say that I find Brian to be a little bit more justified in reacting so angrily now.

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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm quite surprised of Brian's response, yet not dissapointed. I think he had the right to call this woman a "nasty sniping little bitch".

I don't think Brian is mad at the fact that this woman wrote that he was completely ignored, but as mentioned above the fact that she said that "some artists" cashed-in on the event by relaunching their careers.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What I actually find quite funny is after his (justified) ranting and raving, he ends the whole thing with "Love, Brian".

Brilliant!


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 21:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iron eagle wrote:

yes total outrage over this reporter

but silence over one of his employees unprofessional behaviour...


go figure


lol yeah, no bloody kidding...


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

I think most of us would be feeling similar to Brian in that situation, at least I know I would be. I am glad that he is able to express his feelings on his site whether some people like it or not.

He might be the nicest guy in the business, but even nice guys have the right to be pissed off when being disrespected in such a manner.

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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian is right being pissed off... but it was a bit rude what he wrote... but thinking of what I would do... I'd probably do the same, so I totally agree with him.

I think he did the right thing, putting the true reason (why him and Roger left) on his site.
Then at least the fans will know why they left. No matter what that stupid reporter might say.

So... GOOD JOB BRIAN!!!!




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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The reporter obviously hit a raw nerve.

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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The press are so up their own backsides, anything to make a story, i'm with brian on this one. good on you bri!


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