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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do we want to see a copy of Freddie...?? There can be only one!! And Robbie seems to be successful solo, so he doesn't have interest in touring with two old men.

Well maybe you're right, it could become a huge tour (Queen has a lot of fans, so has Robbie)... But for now, we have to do it with Rogers. Let's give him at least a chance, instead of talking who can replace him.



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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Robbie too.


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG Mr Orchard, what are you doing...

The best tribute Bri and Rog can give to Freddie is never try to sound like they did with him again.

As to whether they would "own 2005"... they are just rock musicians. Not that important really.

I'm glad they try to cooperate with a grown-up musician.


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another thing...Robbie doesn't need it. He has the world (or, at least Europe) already by the balls, so it'd only be a 'fun' thing to do for him, whereas for both Paul and Queen, it's a jump-start to semi-inactive careers. I also think that Rogers and Queen, being form the same era, are a more likely fit, despite Paul not having the same cat-like finesse on stage that Freddie exhibited.

I saw the clips of him singing with Brian and Roger, and must say that he was impressive. He hasn't lost a thing. His style will also add to many on stage surprises, like the addition of tunes more befitting to him. Sleepin' on the Sidewalk? You betchya!

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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think if Robbie fronted Queen it would be like Brian and Roger being his backing band - that would suck. I hated the WATC Version with Robbie - prefer to listen to him solo. He comes form an entirely other generation and background.
Wait how PR will pull it off!

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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Ok!! When the Robbie discussion was going around the boards some 4 years ago I supported that collaboration and I still do in a way.... I think Robbie Williams is a great entertainer and a good singer...

STILL :

From a musical point of view :

- Paul Rodgers is a GREAT singer, and better than Robbie Williams.

- Brian and Roger have found out that Paul is a great singer and works in the Queen format.

- Robbie Williams is a GREAT entertainer but he has many things to learn as a singer.... (Thats true.)

MARK THAT :

Robbie Williams is a good singer but if you have heard some live takes of We Are the Champions with him I think you'll be scared!!! He has sung that song many times all out of tune.....

As a entertainer he is perfect, but as a singer I'll give him some more years to develope...



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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i loved the WATC version he did
the guy is so camp and would've performed the role with honour

....and also let's not forget he fits the Freddie role well for one other reason...rumour in the music biz is that he too was also a letterbox!!!
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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Paul to be honest, as long as he doesnt do all the Freddie related Personas on stage it will be fine by me :)


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 01:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The tour is with Paul Rodgers for a reason. They tried to do something with Robbie years ago and for one reason or another it didnt work out. Just be happy you will be able to see queen at all, I dont think they will be coming down here to Australia!

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

more "boring " chat about stuff we have been over loads of times already!! let's just give rodgers a chance and see!!

i'd of prefered Robbie tho too!! before all this was announced there was a topic askin who we wanted to replace FM and i said what about R.W??
"F**K BLOBBIE" was my reply!!! don't think he's well liked round here

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 05:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well .. I really liked Robbie's WATC, and he's the biggest entertainer of this moment really. I'm not a big fan of his music but there're two things that made me give him some big respect;
- Swing When You're winning
- Live at Knebworth

And why are people bitching at the WWRY lyrics? He wasn't singing for a croud of Queen fans, and he wasn't singing with Queen on stage. Just Rob at his own show with his own people; why would a different WWRY version insult us?.. grow up.. He's just a big fan of Queen; before one of his concerts he showed Hammer to Fall from Wembley '86, at a big screen to warm up the fans .. just a nice thing to show the people that he's a big fan of our beloved band.

I think Rob would be a great choice for the 2007 Queen tour :D \0/
... maybe George Michael for 2009 ... :P

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I want Robbie Williams to be the singer.

Robbie Williams has proven to be the best entertainer in Europa for quit a long time now and it is stupid that Queen has chosen Paul Rodgers because his music is not good and he looks like an wannabe cool guy,I think a man in his 50's wearing leather pants is looking ridiculous. I think with Robbie Queen could heave been huge amongst young fans in Europa. Now only old fans and 50+ people are going to the gigs...It's a shame really

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i don't think we should try and find someone like freddie, freddie was freddie and robbie is robbie. he shouldn't try and be like freddie unless it is just the way he is. i don't think we should go see the queen + tour to see someone like freddie, but rather someone who puts their own mark on queen songs. if we want to see someone be like freddie then we should just watch live at wembley, rather than a lame rip off.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many ppl are saying that they're doing this ONLY for money...
...and than they say Robbie would be better...

...wouldn't it THAN be ONLY for the money...?

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If Robbie captures Queen spirit than I've missed something... I always thought about Queen as extremely talented and intelligent musicians. None of that I can say about Willims. talented...? Not really, BUT we can argue. Intelligent...? No argument, sorry. I think he really IS a moron; haven't heard one single interview with him where he showed ANY intelligence...

Thanks God It's Not Robbie!!!

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great post Fenderek.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Robbie better than Paul Rodgers? Maybe but as somebody already said...

I'm going to see Queen with a singer. Not Robbie Williams with a band.

Queen are MEGA-FAMOUS. Robbie is MEGA-FAMOUS. Paul Rodgers is KNOWN (in some countries). Two different mega-stars on one stage - that could never work. One megastar + one normal singer, that should work.

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah maybe..i don't really know who paul rodger is. But Robbie is okay ;)

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let me say it one more time: Paul rodgers SUCKS

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul Rodgers may very well suck. However, he is very well respected as a MUSICIAN, something that Robbie will never have. Paul plays and creates his music, love it or hate it, and paid his dues as an artist. Robbie is a manufactured celebrity who can sing a little bit and "writes" Hallmark-style formulaic songs. Queen's credibility would've been destroyed if they toured with Freddie Wannabe Williams, because they would've looked like they wanted a new Freddie for the stage. I'm glad (apart from the naming issue) they picked a musician.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Queen star JOHN DEACON says, "I don't want to be nasty, but Robbie is no Freddie Mercury. Freddie can never be replaced - and certainly not him."

Source: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/entertainment/21422004.htm


John said that, not me...





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