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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right, so...

I'm writing an article for my school's paper about the Queen and Paul Rodgers Tour. I've already got my angle and pretty much the whole plan set out for it, but I wanted to get other peoples thoughts so my article wasn't completely biased.

Well I was wondering the following:

1.) Who of you support Paul Rodgers in taking the lead vocals?

2.) Who of you disagree with having him sing? Who would you rather have?

3.) For those of you who don't agree, Why? And is it because you think that Freddie can never be matched, and it shouldn't be attempted?

4.) Do you think that this tour will elevate Queen’s status? Or disappoint fans?

Obviously, as you can probably tell my own opinion, I’d like to find out what others think. That way I might realize something I hadn’t noticed before. I’m also going to make polls for my school so that I can have a graph of who is for or against.

My article will probably have to be an editorial because I can’t help but editorialize when it comes to Queen.

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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 20:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.) Who of you support Paul Rodgers in taking the lead vocals?
The 'band' have picked him and we should respect their wishes.

2.) Who of you disagree with having him sing? Who would you rather have?
I would have Freddie sing but somehow that won't happen. Despite all the arguments, I would like to see Robbie Williams on the mic - he would pull in more punters and he IS a good frontman.

3.) For those of you who don't agree, Why? And is it because you think that Freddie can never be matched, and it shouldn't be attempted?
I think it should be attempted because Bri & Roger want to do it.

4.) Do you think that this tour will elevate Queen’s status? Or disappoint fans?
Queen were inducted into the UK Hall of Fame, their status in this country is assured. As for disappointing the fans - no-one will know until after the tour. I am already disappointed at such high ticket price for Brixton.


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 20:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know what you are saying and all, about respecting the bands wishes and choices. But I don't know, I personlly listened to Paul Rodgers' singing the Queen songs and I didn't like it that much. I know its kind of unfair of me to say that because I just don't think anyone other than Freddie could sing the songs and make them sound good, so my opinion is biased to a point.

Thankyou so much for replying! Could I ask you one more thing though? What exactly do you think about Paul Rodgers' voice?

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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 21:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't have a problem with Paul Rogers voice, I think he is a very good singer. I hope he does a very respectable job - I just think Robbie would appeal to a wider, and younger, audience - with the possibility of introducing more youngsters to Queen material, other than WWRY & WATC.


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.) Who of you support Paul Rodgers in taking the lead vocals? It's good to have an experienced singer beside Roger and Brian, someone who has his own identity.

2.) Who of you disagree with having him sing? Who would you rather have? Some people say that Robbie Williams would have been the ideal singer, I disagree.

3.) For those of you who don't agree, Why? And is it because you think that Freddie can never be matched, and it shouldn't be attempted? Every human being is unique... and so was Freddie. So you can't find another Freddie (or you have to clone him).

4.) Do you think that this tour will elevate Queen’s status? Or disappoint fans? Disappoint fans?? Maybe, but then it's their own fault. You can't expect a concert like twenty years ago, you have to lower your expectations a little bit and then the fans will enjoy it. Elevate Queen's status? Don't think so.



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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All good stuff and good luck with the results:

>1.) Who of you support Paul Rodgers in taking the lead vocals?

Having been a fan of Free for what seems like ever and having seen Brian perform live with Paul a number of times (Night Of 100 Guitars at Wembley Arena etc), Paul was always going to be the best choice in terms of his experience within the industry and having come from the same kind of place musically. He has a great voice and a great stage presence too as well as attracting the right kind of listener. HOWEVER, the big question is whether Brian and Roger should have re-convened the band as Queen at all - Paul is the perfect choice to sing with Roger and Brian, but whether he is perfect for some of the Queen material (in the same way that Brian and Roger may not be ideal for some of the Free / Bad Company material they are going to play) is a different matter. I'd rather that they had spent some time in a studio and formulated *a plan* and then toured behind an album of new material, rather than have this as a Greatest Hits tour, which, after all, we have all heard before.

>2.) Who of you disagree with having him sing? Who would you rather have?

George Michael would have been great vocally, but I'm not sure that his ego could have taken all the comparisons that are inevitably made with Freddie. Robbie Williams would have been *the worst* choice due to the type of audience he would have attracted to the shows.

>3.) For those of you who don't agree, Why? And is it because you think that Freddie can never be matched, and it shouldn't be attempted?

This isn't an issue in my mind. I think that Roger and Brian's intentions are good, but they are at the mercy of the larger industry that controls them. If QPL and or EMI want Freddie replaced, that is what they will get. They are the ones that handle the publicity and promote the whole thing so depending on how they try to sell the shows to local promotors will determine whether it's being billed as Paul being a replacement for Freddie or not - will posters / flyers / magazine / newspaper articles have pictures and references to Freddie?

>4.) Do you think that this tour will elevate Queen’s status? Or disappoint fans?

It will inevitably elevate Queen's status, but it's not *Queen* that are touring - it's two people that were in Queen and another guy that was in Free, plus assorted musicians. If John Deacon tours, that will lend the project FAR more credibility as he has been so openly against much of what has had the Queen name attached to it. As for the fans, its not for me to say really - I hope it's good, but I have a horrible feeling that it's not going to be - hpefully I'm proved wrong!



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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


1.) Who of you support Paul Rodgers in taking the lead vocals?

I think it's fine, though I'm not familiar with his work. I only heard 'Wishing Well' for the first time on one of the Air Guitar albums - and I liked it a lot!

2.) Who of you disagree with having him sing? Who would you rather have?

I'd have been happy with Brian and Roger singing.

3.) For those of you who don't agree, Why? And is it because you think that Freddie can never be matched, and it shouldn't be attempted?

I think Brian and Roger are good singers, would have enough stage presence and, of course, go way back with the songs!

4.) Do you think that this tour will elevate Queen’s status? Or disappoint fans?

So hard to tell. It will depend on so many things including setlists. Still, the Brian and Roger solo tours didn't disappoint so there's no reason to assume this will. I hope it will be exciting for fans who haven't seen them live before.





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