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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok folks,

this is no joke.

Just read on german zdf teletext that May and Taylor said, they will go on tour next year.

Of course we have heard "news" like this during the last years hundreds of times. So I did not believe this.

Then I decided to take a look on the "Wetten dass" homepage. And they have an interview there with Roger and Brian. Just watched a part of the Roger interview. It's about 7 minutes long and he really says, really, that they will go on tour in Spring 2005 in Europe and that Paul Rodgers will be their singer. Really. You do not believe me, do you?

Go to

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmt/mediathek/0,3496,MT-2238629,00.html

and you can see and hear this interview. It's all in english, no german translation.

Am I dreaming?

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Schlipsi



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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can also see an interview with Brian at

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmt/mediathek/0,3496,MT-2238771,00.html



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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting. I'll wait and see what they come up with.

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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FANTASTIC!!!!!

Though I'm surprised they've picked Paul Rodgers - guy couldn't sing wwry or watc at the UK hall of fame (mind you, Brian couldn't even play the wwry solo either)

I really did think they'd have had the sense to ask Jeff Scott Soto.....



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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same 'news' was here (Russia) when they came.

After WWRY premiere show there was rumor that they're gonna play a show on the Red Square with Zemphira on summer 2005.

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

holy shit....
he just says it casually in the middle of the interview... no press release or anything...

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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 18:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh... but Brian says 'we haven't finally pushed the button'... so there's an escape route... :| but Roger says 'weve decided to tour'....

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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice to see Roger with blonde hair again:) But that's great news...............

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

I'll take Roger's word. If they'll disappoint me next spring, I'll burn all my Brian & Roger stuff!


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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. I never believe anything anybody writes on here until they have at least 100 sensible posts.

2. Brian already said this was an exaggeration.

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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excellent news! Paul Rodgers is a brilliant vocalist so will put a whole new slant on some of the back catologue! Thank god they didn't plumb for a Freddie clone! I really hope this happens I'm missing my Queen live fix!!


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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At the moment it seems this is one of the most sensational threads ever :)
I couldn't hardly believe my ears - but both Roger and Brian actually confirmed that they "made the decision" to do a "Queen tour" "next year"......

...Roger Taylor:

"We decided we gonna do a Queen tour. We're touring in Deutschland, in Germany, and Europe next spring. So, first time in many years: a Queen tour - brand-new news and we are very excited to do that. ... We have a fantastic singer ... his name is Paul Rodgers. ... He was one of Freddie's favourite singers - and one of our favourite singers."

...Brian May:

"We didn't finally push the button yet, but really we made the decision that we want to do this [a tour next year]. Finally we found a singer that we want to work with. It doesn't mean he joins the band. Nobody is replacing Freddie. ... Paul Rodgers ... we thought okay, this is somebody worthy of going out with and making something new. ... We want to make something new, we want to make something which means something now."


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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May wrote:


Finally we found a singer that we want to work with. It doesn't mean he joins the band. Nobody is replacing Freddie. ... Paul Rogers ... we thought okay, this is somebody worthy of going out with and making something new. ... We want to make something new, we want to make something which means something now."


Oh come on Brian!!! You can't bloody have it both ways. Either he joins the fucking band or you don't play under the Queen banner. Trying to retain your credibility through semantics is just pathetic. You said Queen was finished cause Freddie couldn't be replaced but that Queen drum kit has been there in everything you do. Now you are going to tour under the name Queen, sing lots of Queen songs, but the lead singer is just guesting, he's not really part of the band. We're in fact not really Queen up here, that's just what we are calling ourselves...

What a fucking muddle. Why they didn't just call themselves 'Almost Royalty' and do what they wanted to is a mystery.


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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 19:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I was being cynical, I would say that Roger said 'YES we're touring' out in the public - and he did seem eager to say it in the interview, he wasn't even asked about it, he interrupted a question and announced it - to force brian into commiting to it. Because we know that it's been Brian who has always been hesitant about it.

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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 20:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i guess it is good, but they could never be as good as they were with freddie and john, it may be a bit of a let down


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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 20:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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They better come to the US or Canada tho


That's the funny thing about "European Tours." They don't cover anywhere outside that banner!

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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


O yes!!!!

I'll be there!!! Now my breain runs havoc!!!

Wonder what kind of places they'll play... ???

What is the realistic attendances ??

10-30000 is that realistic!!??!? I think so! Hard to say.... 30000 is maybe to much I dunno...

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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 21:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't believe something like this, But I mean actually seeing and hearing them both say it... They'd damn well better come to America afterwards. ;)


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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

EXCELLENT !!!

I'd prefer Jeff Scott Soto too but...

i'll be there !!

See you all on this tour guys !!!


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Posted: 10 Dec 04, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That means a road trip to Europe. :)


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