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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just checked out BBC website.


Looks like another dose of We Will Rock You and We are the Champions at the awards.

Plus a closing rendition of Alright Now by Free.


How original chaps......

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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, they are hardly going to perform My Fairy King are they?

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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah thats the only other song they have of course

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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 09:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank god it wasn't with the WWRY cast. At least some good news.

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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't imagine Paul Rodgers doing WWRY. Does not fit his melodic voice at all! If they do WWRY I would find it a very bad choice. With such a singer you could do something realy special with a song that much more fits his voice. They need something melodic, something bluesy, soft rocky...
And yeah guys, you are right. They should quit the ongoing let's do yet another WWRY-thing-thing... From now on the only rendition of WWRY I would want to hear has to be one with Eminem on vocals!

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

Can anybody post a link??


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because I'm an asshole but I'm learning.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfTLkUcQ7QY
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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I think there is some kind of choir there.

God that WWRY cast is horrid.Embarrasing.

Why Rog says he hates musicals but this is great is beyond me.

Rog its a musical. Yes you've got a band in the roof but its a musical.

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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haven't seen the musical, but I laugh when Brian says Freddie would like it because it's rock and roll. It's nostalgia for old people and a great intro to Queen music for young folks. If you were lucky enough to see Queen in the 70s, THAT was rock and roll. Talented people in costumes with a preposterous story line is theatre, live band or not.


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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, guys, be carefull. If Brian reads this he will come to your house and kill you! (Or just publicly insult you on his website...)

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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very good post, BHM 0271.

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

BHM the musical represents nothing to do with the spirit of rock and roll.If anything its completely pop idol!!

I went with an open mind and slight apprehension. Its basically ordinary.Very immature and not very memorable.I can recall very little from the show and it was only a month ago.

As for big standing ovations - not exactly bringing the house down.

Nowadays people demand more (quantity) but settle for less.(quality)

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

They were presented with their award by 2 of the guys from the Darkness - Justin was one of them


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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BHM the musical represents nothing to do with the spirit of rock and roll.If anything its completely pop idol!!

I went with an open mind and slight apprehension. Its basically ordinary.Very immature and not very memorable.I can recall very little from the show and it was only a month ago.

As for big standing ovations - not exactly bringing the house down.

Nowadays people demand more (quantity) but settle for less.(quality)

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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Mr. Scully.

Here's Brian's original quote re: the musical.

"I think of him everyday, Freddie would love this. I think he's having a big chuckle. It's rock and roll, it's rock and roll, and it's real, it's real musicians, it's real people singing real songs, you don't get no miming, you don't get people pretending or whatever, it's real."




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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, heres what QOL had to say about the event:-

"Last night Queen were inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame at the Hackney Empire in London. QOL was there, so here we go!

Introduced by Justin and Dan from the Darkness, a wonderful video montage of Queen at their finest preceded the introduction of Roger and Brian to the stage.

Roger expressed his thanks and respect to all the other artists nominated in the 70s catagory including Led Zeppelin and also questioned the non-nomination of ELO(!) - "and where the f*ck were ELO!? (laughs)". Brian gracefully accepted the award, making it clear how much it meant to them that the public and the fans had voted and promptly said "thank you, that's it...we are just going to play!" This was great with a huge roar.

Brian strapped on his Red Special and Roger stepped behind his kit in a band that included Spike Edney and Wire Daisies lead singer Treana Morris on backing vocals. Brian then introduced Free and Bad Company legend Paul Rodgers for a crowd rousing version of 'We Will Rock You' which was followed quickly by a superb bluesy version of 'We Are The Champions' in which Rodgers gorgeous soulful drawl gave the song a wonderfull new twist.

The show was not quite over for Queen though...

After Bono inducted former Island Records boss Chris Blackwell into the Hall Of Fame as a Honorary Member, Jamie Theakston introduced Paul Rodgers, one of Blackwells signings as part of Free, and his backing band...

Rodgers and Queen then preceded to rip through a dazzeling version of the Free classic 'All Right Now' with a little help from the Polyphonic Spree. Roger was in fine form on the skins and Brian looked extremly happy slashing away on his guitar, aiding the mic stand twirling Rodgers to bring the curtain down on a great, great night. Let's hope we havent seen that last of that Queen + collaboration..."

Make of that what you will...


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

Sounds good. Can't wait to see the show on tv. Just hope it isn't edited badly.

Peace,
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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish we Americans had a chance to watch it... :'(


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

Very , very Good Post











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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if it was good or bad, but that's funny for me to read replies where some QZers says that Freddie wouldn't like it and no matter what Brian said... It seems like we all knew Fred better than Brian...

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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good point Serry. However, Freddie is on video stating that he liked to get on with new things, and guys from the band said he bored easily. Maybe he'd love the musical, maybe not. I'm not saying this is anything but my thought, but given his personality and history, I couldn't see Freddie at age 59 (were he alive) getting fired up about doing what Brian and Roger have done for 5 years now, which is to constantly perform the same songs from nearly 30 years ago.

Look at it this way. In 1977, a newish band named Queen has won the British Phonographic Industry award for song of the half century. If an act from the 1940s were once again performing their big hit from 1950 you'd think they were a bit sad. To me, hearing B & R playing WWRY & WATC with everyone and their dog is becoming like Chubby Checker doing 'The Twist' for 40 years. Brian is my musical hero and I think a greater man than he is a musician. I also think he's 100% obsessed about shaping Queen's musical history, and it's a bit tawdry to some.


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