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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A New Interview with Brian May was published in Austrian Paper Kurier on Feb 27th

http://www.queentour2005.wegotit.at/Kurier2.html

(text in german language only - translation to follow!)

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 05:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fantastic job, Thomas. Again it's you who brings the interesting news.

Brian said that
- they were taken by surprise by the demand for tickets
- they do plan open air concerts in the summer
- that in addition to Paul Rodgers he and Roger will sing (and even Freddie will be heard!)
- this tour is Queen because he and Roger are Queen
- they will perform more Queen songs than Paul Rodgers stuff
- there will be more concerts, also in the USA
- there will be more music, maybe even one or more new songs on the tour



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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you so much Thomas. You did it again! Keep up the good work, or, should I say "keep passing the open windows"!

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting news! thank you very much!


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, we're gettting used to reading the best newsstories about the tour first and only at Thomas's! ;-)
Good job, intersting read!

Though some of the remarks Brian made, made me frown...
RT and him ARE Queen...? I know we had this discussion over and over again, but from Brian himself I'd expect some words more political correct! ;-)

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeroen that weren't exactly the words Brian said...it was Barb' s translation, maybe shorter than the original speech.



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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Um, my 'Deutch' isn't as good as it have been, but I read it and Brian said exactly this - that him and Roger are Queen now.

-- And I don't see any problem in it. Aren't Brian and Roger Queen in this time? - Or what remains from Queen? End these endless debates about who Queen is.


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Kurier" — http://kurier.at/kultur/906380.php


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Das ist Queen, weil Roger Taylor und ich Queen sind!"

"It's Queen because Roger Taylor and I are Queen."



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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

"Das ist Queen, weil Roger Taylor und ich Queen sind!"

"It's Queen because Roger Taylor and I are Queen."

This is exactly the line I meant, Hitman! I referred to the original German text, and that was my translation as well. That's what it says, right? RT und ich SIND Queen. RT and I ARE Queen. Glad to see a native German make the same translation ;-)
Or is it a case of stressing the wrong words? Should it be read as RT and I are QUEEN?
Libor2, you added the word 'now', but that isn't in the original text...
Well, anyway... not making a problem out of it.

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fuckin A, be so sweet if they come over from euroland


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Would you ever have thought to play City Hall again under the name Queen?

Brian: "That was never planned. I had already written off my Queen days, and pushed them to the side of our 'We Will Rock You' musical. Then an invitation to play the 50th Anniversary Fender ferstival, and there I incidentally got to play with Paul Rodgers. I sent a recording of this to Roger Taylor and he was also enthused about it. A couple of weeks later, both Queen and Paul Rodgers are to play the Hall of Fame in London. And we thought, it would be a valued attempt to try it a third time... suddenly, it clicked, and we knew there was more behind it."


(well gang, I'm attempting to translate for your enjoyment- I want to point out this is a 96% translation, because there are a few words 'off' a bit.. but I'm studying both Bengali and Dutch on the side now, so my German is just above average. Anyhow, this is essentially what he's saying.)

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Now, the tour's ticket sales are exceeded only by U2."

Brian: I had hoped, that we would move another couple of people, but we had sold out the largest halls of Europe in the shortest time ever for a pre-sale.. it was incredible.

"Why are there no additional concerts?"

Brian: Because this tour spontaneously emerged, in many cities we took what we could, in that we could play what was available between other concerts, and also, we would do a certain amount of concerts in order to protect Paul's voice. But we plan some open-Air concerts in the summer.



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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Why is bassist John Deacon missing?"

Brian: It would be pretty natural if he came back on tour at the sametime as our comeback.. but he selected retirement, and there, one can make nothing. John enjoys life far from the stress of tour, however, at the same time he is in our hearts.. also, naturally, like Freddie.

"Without Freddie Mercury and John Deacon- many critics designate this "Queen" tour as a mockery."

Brian: That is Queen.. because Roger Taylor and I are Queen! We are only concerned with the music.. we know that we can jointly make very good music with Paul. Very good rock music, something that the music business has been missing for a long time. And on that, the critics should be pleased! The fans have proven it. (with the advance sales.)

"Will Paul Rodgers be the sole singer?"

Brian: No, also Roger and I will sing.. and also Freddie's voice will sometimes be heard.

"Will we hear your biggest hit, Bohemean Rhapsody?"

Brian: That is a very difficult decision we've not yet encountered, for that is very much Freddie's baby.. in the end, we must decide whether if Paul wants to sing the piece or not. Yet, to our good fortune, this is not our only hit. Which becomes the most difficult venture on this tour, namely; 'what will we play'? And we have to seperate it from will we not play..? But we will clearly play more Queen than Free/Bad Company.













(*remember- this is 94%-96% accurate.)





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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm very thankful for being a part of this comunity. One generous guy distributes the interview he did, one kind lady gives us the highlights, and somebody else takes the effort to translate it.

"Me" loves Queenzone :)

Cheers,

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 02:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

here's the full text in english: (thank you to Translingo.com!)

"the good skirt music is missing"
To 13. Queen with new singer Paul Rodgers in Vienna play April

COURIER: Would you have ever thought for playing again under the name Queen in the Viennese town hall?
BRIAN MAY (guitar): That was never planned. I had already copied my Queen life off our "incoming goods want skirt of You" musical.
But then an invitation came to the 50-Jahre-Fender-festival, and there I played coincidentally also with Paul Rodgers. I have the volume of this
Appearance thereafter at Roger Taylor (Queen queen-Schlagzeuger; Anm.) sent and also he was inspired. A few weeks later should
both Queen and Paul with resound to OF Fame show in London play. And we imagined, was the attempt worth, it nevertheless once
to try too third. Suddenly has it click made, and there we knew that more behind it is there.

Now the tour is only exceeded punkto ticket sales by U2.
I had hoped the fact that we still move a few people but that we sell off largest resounding of Europe in shortest time, is
almost unbelievably.

Why are there no auxiliary concerts?
Because this route developed spontaneously, we in many cities only more that to take could, which between other concerts was available,
and we also only a certain number of concerts in series to play can, in order to preserve Pauls voice. But we plan some
Open air concerts in the summer.

Why is bassist John Deacon missing?
Naturally it would be beautiful, if it were with our route comeback thereby. But it selected now times the musical retirement. There can
one make nothing. John enjoys his life far off route stress, participates however in our hearts also, as naturally also
Freddie!

Without Freddie Mercury and John Deacon - some critics call this Queen route Mogelpackung.
That is Queen, because Roger Taylor and I are Queen! It concerns to us thereby only the music. We know that we together with Paul Rodgers very much
good music to make know. Very good skirt music, something, which is missing to the Musik-Business anyhow for a long time. And to it itself the critics should
please! The fans do what the advance booking proves.

Will Paul Rodgers be thereby an only singer?
No, also Roger and I will take over vowel parts. And also Freddies voice will sometimes ring out.

Will one hear also your all-largest hit, "Bohemian Rhapsody"?
That is a very difficult decision, which we did not make yet. Because this Song is Freddies baby much too much. Finally
it must decide Paul whether it wants to sing the piece. But fortunately we do not only have this a hit. That most difficult venture up
this route is not called: What do we play? Separate: What don't we play? But we become already clearly more Queen than Free and
Bath company Songs play.

They were not for 19 years any more with Queen on route. To which Songs do you look forward at most?
"universe right Now" and "Can't GET Enough OF Your Love" and all the other Songs of Paul Rodgers! Because now also the Songs from its
grandiosen career to play, that is real the stretching at this route. That is many more exciting than our Songs. But discover by Paul
I straight many Queen Songs completely again. And also Freddie was me already for a long time no longer as close by it as in the last days.

Is this route now the worthy parting the volumes Queen - or a new beginning?
That will not run with security as our parting tour. This co-operation with Paul Rodgers opens so many new for us
Possibilities. It will give further concerts, also in the USA, where we played 1982 last. And also again new music. Perhaps
we already play or other fire-new Song on this route.
Interview: Thomas Zeidler


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The English Translation is now up on my site!

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 05:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"This tour marks not the End of The Queen-Saga, it is a new beginning"

Right now, I just can't imagine what we can expect the next few years;
- a new studio cd
- a live cd and dvd of the 2005 tour
- MTV Icon? :D
- an another tour in about 3 years or so?
- and now everything seems possible; maybe some news about Deacy? ;)

Are they gonna be that big again, that we will see videoclips of them again? .. Will they have a new number 1 hit? .. who knows :D

Queen's come-back is certainly bigger than I would've expected when we first heard the news, last year..

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira wrote:

I'm very thankful for being a part of this comunity. One generous guy distributes the interview he did, one kind lady gives us the highlights, and somebody else takes the effort to translate it.

"Me" loves Queenzone :)

Cheers,

Ogre-


There are some kind people around. That's the whole point of having constructive and meaningful discussions! This Brian may interview gives us an insight as what to expect from the tour....some of which has been clarified rather than leaked.

As a UK citizen, I find myself agreeing more with people who are not from the UK for some reason!!!.....


We all of us deeply apologise for this god forsaken shit heap of a building...but we will make it rock.

Brian May Wembley Pavilion 11.05.05.
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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jeroen there are no problems for me about the Queen logo and the Queen name on tour ;) i was the first buyer of the Milano ticket :D

see you there!!!




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