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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was pretty surprised to see the reaction to those who had put up a post which was against the Queen & Paul Rodgers tour. I never knew there was so much strong pro tour feeling.

I have to admit when I first heard about it I was thinking 'what the f@*k!!??'. I was so against it, it was untrue. My view was similar to that shared by many, which seemed to be 'guys, Freddies dead, John's given it up, it'll never be the same, quit!!'. However, on looking into it further and reading interviews etc I've come to accept that Brian, Rog or Paul are not expecting to replace Freddie and Paul Rodgers seems to want to take it in his own direction and not even attempt to emulate the late Freddie (which is good cos no-one ever could). It would appear none of them expect it to be the same as it was (which is also good cos it never will be).

At the end of the day I (like many) never got to see a Queen show. I was (for most of their career) not even born or even conceived. I'm off to see them at Hyde Park in July and personally, I can't wait!! It's never gonna be like the Queen of years gone by but hey, it's half of Queen along with another guy considered to be a rock legend doing a butt load of my fav songs and it'll be the closest thing I'll ever get now to a Queen (incl. Freddie) show so what the hell!!

On a personal note (and in an ideal world) I would have liked to have seen Queen call it day and retire after the release of Made in Heaven. It was a beautiful and poignant album and would have closed the Queen book wonderfully.

Look forward to seeing some fellow Queenies in the Park in July!! Maybe we could get a Freddie audience participation sing-along thing going!!

The Nasty Queenies are back! What do you think of that!?
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Posted: 24 Mar 05, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fat_buddino wrote:

Look forward to seeing some fellow Queenies in the Park in July!! Maybe we could get a Freddie audience participation sing-along thing going!!

See you there. We'll all sing together!

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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 23:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From Queen Rock Show Special on Capital Gold.
David Jensen: So Brian, you're performing with Paul Rodgers and I heard a story that it all happened back in September at Wembley when you were appearing at the Miller Stratpack, and you came on stage and it was a bit of magic?
Brian May: Even though I've known Paul Rodgers for years...we go on stage and we play All Right Now , and something happened, there was a big ...something...big explosion in the brain, and we both looked at each other and went, "Hmm, something's happening here", and ah, I remember Paul's lady said, "That's amazing, you know you guys just need a drummer". And I thought, "Hmm...I might know a drummer", you know?(Chucles) And I called up Roger, and that's what lead us to us doing the um...what was that show we did...lifetime awards...Hall of Fame, thing you know we did? Me and Roger AND Paul did All Right Now, and we didi Rock you and Champions.And that really clinched it, we just thought, 2My God, this seems so natural".I have to tell you that even a year ago, I wouldn't even in my WILDEST dreams have thought we would, we would go out on tour.I never ever thoughtwe would do it.I remember saying to people, 2No I don't think so, you know, unless a miracle happens, we won't.There's no one can sing it." And then...A miracle happened.
(Later on talking about Bray rehearsing)......It was sensational.I mean, it...I have to say, even if the gigs don't happen, I've had a great time doin' this.It's AMAZING to actually be in a room and know that you have a complete band again.It's something incredibly magical for us.I, I, you know,since losing Freddie, you know, you're losing a friend, a family member really, but also you're losing your capacity to sort of be a working unit.But basically NOW , we're in a room and we have this guy who can sing COLLOSALLY well.You actually have everybody there, and I'm talking too fast, I know, but I'm excited.
(Both laugh)
David Jensen:You must have thought, "What will the fans think?"
Brian:The first thing I thought was what is it going to do to my life, because I actually like my life now, you know.I have a life at home, and you know, I have a relationship, I have kids, I have a nice place to know it...and I remember what touring does to you, you know?That's the hard thing to take on , you know, what is it going to do to me.As far as the fans...No, I didn't have a second thought really.To be honest with you.Because all the people that I comminicate with, understand us very well, and they know how much we love Freddie and we know what part Freddie is of our lives, STILL.And they all know the struggle that we've been through.They also know that I've said "No" to every kind of touring offer because I just never thought that it was right.I actually talk to Freddie's mum as well, quite a lot.And Freddie's mum feels good about this, so that's kind of good enough for me.(Laughs)You know she said, you know "I know you guys are gonna make us all proud" and...That's the way it's gonna be.

...I am glad Brian and Roger are still on this beautiful blue eart sharing their music, their energy and enthusiasm with us, and I am glad there's a kind of magic with Paul Rodgers.Good luck for all of those who will be able to attend their shows and have a great time!!!
Best wishes from Mexico,

"If we are alive, we're gonna play.We're musicians.That's what we do". Brian May