Forums > Queen + Adam Lambert > No QUEEN on Paul Rodgers Tour-Merchandising!

forum rss feed
Author

wegotit user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 289 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.paulrodgers.com/merch.htm

Hankster user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 469 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hmm .. I don't have problem with it; It is QUEEN that stands big at the advertisements, i't will be QUEEN that will be big at the cd and dvd cover, it is QUEEN's come-back tour ..
I just think it's fair.

And you can say that it was Queen who gave Paul the opportunitie to Tour. Without Paul, the Queen-boys wouldn't even tour ..

So .. it really doesn't botter me at all :P

YourValentine user not visiting Queenzone.com
registered July 27th 2001
YourValentine
Deity: 7611 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this one is pretty weird

http://www.paulrodgers.com/merch/2005/printdetails_back.gif

He does not make any difference between his solo concerts and the Queen+PR gigs - you might think it's all Paul Rodgers solo.



I do not want any google ads here.

Benn user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1332 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would this set of merchandise have ANYTHING to do with Queen?

The web-site and this particular section is devoted to Paul's *SOLO* touring. Paul has had an extremely successful career without having had ANYTHING to do with Queen - his on-going commitments with Bad Company keep him at the top of the tree in the states as evidenced by the recent Bad Co. live CD / DVD release. Add to that his product with Free, The Firm, his tribute relaeses to Muddy Waters and hendrix as well as numerous solo albums and you have a career that is more prolific than any of the members of Queen put together.


Benn
tomnever user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 199 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes. Who cares ?


"Surrender to the city of the fireflies

Dance to the devil in beat with the band

To hell with all of you hand in hand"
The Mir@cle user not visiting Queenzone.com
The Mir@cle
Deity: 3543 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It has something to do with the Q + PR tour Benn. Just look at this pic http://www.paulrodgers.com/merch/2005/printdetails_back.gif, those are the Q + PR dates.


I got to try al little more,

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



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfTLkUcQ7QY
Penetration_Guru user not visiting Queenzone.com
Penetration_Guru
Deity: 11013 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe, and I'm just guessing, but maybe he's catering to his fans.

Heaven forbid...

akan user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 542 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

maybe he doesn't know about the merchandise.It can be realised by his managment without his opinion.

bellydancer user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 246 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 22:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not trashing PR, (he's a pretty good singer) or Brian & Rog or getting into the should they/shouldn't they debate - this is merely my observation and thoughts. I'm just curious that all of sudden Brian and Roger come out saying they've had this long association with Paul Rogers when he has never been mentioned in interviews or any biographies before by any of the Queen members?(I will humbly stand corrected if someone can find anything!) I think they even have said he was friend of Freddie? BUT before the Hall of Fame bit I have NEVER heard of Paul Rogers before. People are saying that he has had a successful solo career before this but I have never seen any albums of his and I've been cruising music stores since I was a teenager - that's 25 years. So where has he been and who has he been playing with that he so goddamn great?? If he has a solo career, where and what is his music? It just seems to me that he has had a stroke of luck being asked to front this tour because lets be honest not many people really knew about him before this? And I think he was asked because Brian and Roger didn't want a BIG name in front to take away from them - otherwise they would have asked George Michaels or Robbie Williams etc?

As to the merchandising bit, not that I agree with it but he or his management are probably being business smart and getting on the gravy train before it leaves because I doubt that PR will have this amount of success once the tours are over.


"Everybody knows that rock attained perfection in 1974-its a scientific fact" Homer Simpson
bellydancer user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 246 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Mar 05, 23:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, woops Benn, I didn't see your post. But, I still say that he can't possibly be as well known as Queen was/is before he was asked to front the band?


"Everybody knows that rock attained perfection in 1974-its a scientific fact" Homer Simpson
YourValentine user not visiting Queenzone.com
registered July 27th 2001
YourValentine
Deity: 7611 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 06:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul Rodgers has done various collaborations with Brian May

1991 they played the Expo 92 Guitar Legends in Sevilla together, Paul Rodgers sang "All Right Now" and "Hey Joe", Brian played guitar to these songs and he was the musical director of the event

1993 Brian played guitar to "I'm Ready" on Paul Rodger's album Muddy Water Blues

1996 Brian performed on stage with Paul Rodgers in Los Angeles

1996 Brian and Paul Rodgers both performed on the Rock Therapy charity single "Reaching Out" I think they even performed on TOTP but I am not sure

Maybe there was more - this is just from memory. He is apparently a long time friend of Brian and as such sure a good choice for the tour.

Paul Rodgers had numerous hits, if you don't know him, it's not his fault:) I am sure you would recognise such classics as "Shooting Star", "All Right Now", "Feel Like Making Love" and " I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love" if you hear them on the radio.


I do not want any google ads here.

Benn user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1332 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BellyDancer, re:

>Okay, woops Benn, I didn't see your post. But, I still say that he can't possibly be as well known as Queen was/is before he was asked to front the band?

If you had any inclination to discover him, I'm sure that you will already be well aware of the following links that provide detail on Paul's career:

http://www.allrightnow.com/fws/free.htm

http://www.allrightnow.com/fws/badcompany.htm

It's certainly not an issue whether Paul is or isn't as well-known as Queen, but what is certain is that Paul's voice is possibly one of the top 5 miost recognisable in the history of Rock and that Free and Bad Co. were two of the most influential bands from the late 60's to the mid-70's.

As for your cruising of record stores since you were a teenager, perhaps you should stay out of the sections marked "Queen"..........


Benn
willem-jan 8923 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 818 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's Paul Rodgers Solo tour merchandising.
This can only mean that he's going to open voor Queen.

onevsion user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2241 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

willem-jan wrote:

It's Paul Rodgers Solo tour merchandising.
This can only mean that he's going to open voor Queen.


that's really clever...! I also think he will be the opening act. Doing solo stuff for about half an hour and than play live with Queen.

Queen will also have their own merchandise..i'm sure! They will be that smart to do so. I mean, they know that every new product with the name Queen on it will sell (that's why they will release QOFATB on vinyl)

So don't worry Queen will also have their own tour merchandise... i think.

willem-jan 8923 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 818 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They will for sure have merchandising as well.

About the LATB release on vinyl: that was because of the huge demand of fans. So, they actually listen to the fans and release this product on vinyl as well. I don't think they will make that much (if any) money on this release.

great king rat 1138 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 756 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

Paul Rodgers has done various collaborations with Brian May

1991 they played the Expo 92 Guitar Legends in Sevilla together, Paul Rodgers sang "All Right Now" and "Hey Joe", Brian played guitar to these songs and he was the musical director of the event

1993 Brian played guitar to "I'm Ready" on Paul Rodger's album Muddy Water Blues

1996 Brian performed on stage with Paul Rodgers in Los Angeles

1996 Brian and Paul Rodgers both performed on the Rock Therapy charity single "Reaching Out" I think they even performed on TOTP but I am not sure

Maybe there was more - this is just from memory. He is apparently a long time friend of Brian and as such sure a good choice for the tour.

Paul Rodgers had numerous hits, if you don't know him, it's not his fault:) I am sure you would recognise such classics as "Shooting Star", "All Right Now", "Feel Like Making Love" and " I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love" if you hear them on the radio.


They were also both on the 1989 Rock Aid Armenia single of Smoke On The Water, along with Rog. It's quite funny if you watch the video, as PR looks like a greasy balding chip shop owner. Nice!


"I'll probably make loads of plans, and then just sit around on my bottom all day long and do nothing." The Man In The Shadows says it like it is.



http://www.myspace.com/petearnold

RohemianBapsody user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 560 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think Brain or Roger will be that bothered as I would imagine there are no exclusivity clauses on the merchandising.


Keep Good Company
Penetration_Guru user not visiting Queenzone.com
Penetration_Guru
Deity: 11013 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian also joined PR at the London Forum in 1994 on the Muddy Waters tour.

And to be honest, belly, the fact that you haven't heard of him says a lot more about you than it does about PR.

Lord Blackadder user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1163 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who cares? Who is gonna buy a Raul Podgers shirt when you can get a Queen one?


"I bet you lost your virginity to a mechanical bull"
QueenZeppelin user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 316 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 02 Mar 05, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Allow me to clear up the discussion on the notoriety of Paul Rodgers. He has been tremendously successful with Free and Bad Company, yes. People are familiar with this man. However, he, as a solo commodity, is not famous. TO say Paul Rodgers has had a lot of famous songs is a lie. TO say that Free and Bad Company had a lot of famous songs would be truth. It's like saying Roger Daltrey had a lot of famous songs; yes, he did while fronting The Who, but not as a solo commodity.

And Paul Rodgers (as a person) is a bit less famous then, say, Elton John, George Michael and Robbie Williams, the three most-oft mentioned possible frontmen for a Queen+ tour.


"Have you ever seen or touched any monkeys?"