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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rolling Stone has just issued the hundred greatest artists of all time - but where are Queen? Now I know that Rolling Stone has never been fans of the band, but should they really have been left out completely? Here are the links:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/5939214 (The first fifty)

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/7235505?pageid=rs.News&pageregion=single2 (The rest of the list)


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Posted: 10 Apr 05, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like that list personally..if only for this...

8) Little Richard by Little Richard

lol...someone had to pick themselves

tho 9) made me think..

9) Aretha Franklin by Jerry Wexler

if only it were by Freddie Mercury.

and who is Jerry Wexler?

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Posted: 10 Apr 05, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen and Pink Floyd were both snubbed. I take it Supertramp would be ignored too. Seems like real rock music gets shot down by a**hole critics!


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Posted: 10 Apr 05, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No Queen, No Billy Joel, No Pink Floyd, No Metallica.

Rolling Stone doesn't know shit about music, and that's the bottom line.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
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Posted: 10 Apr 05, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Meh, who cares. Critics don't know the difference between good music and their own farts.

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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 01:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And who is that Rolling stone???


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read this list and was completely ticked off at many artists not included, but most significantly Queen, and/or Freddie Mercury.

But...Rolling Stone has made no bones about their 3 decade long disdain for Queen.

Read Rolling Stone's current Book of 20th Century popular artists guide to their albums.

They cannibalize Queen and every album Queen ever released. Thank goodness I did NOT buy the book, I read it in the store FIRST.

But then I have read that Roger once was so disgusted with Rolling Stone that he wrote them an angry letter...on an air sickness bag!

That's MY ROGER!!!!! Good for him!!!!


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bigc wrote:

I like that list personally..if only for this...

8) Little Richard by Little Richard

lol...someone had to pick themselves

tho 9) made me think..

9) Aretha Franklin by Jerry Wexler

if only it were by Freddie Mercury.

and who is Jerry Wexler?


Jerry Wexler was for quite a few decades one of the top Brass, Heads of A&R, Producers at Atlantic Records, and a champion of "crossing over" R&B music into the mainstream. He "Discovered" and mentored Aretha Franklin, but he also signed to Atlantic Records and/or collaborated with...Sound Engineer/Producer
Tom Dowd, The Allman Brothers Band,
Wilson Pickett, ....The Rolling Stones,
....Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, Otis Redding, etc.


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, had Freddie been around still...Freddie would have been a WONDERFUL person to discuss Aretha Franklin....

Also...Rolling Stone should have gone to former Columbia CEO/President Walter Yetnikof...who signed Freddie to Columbia Records for Freddie's solo Recording Deal...Yetnikoff is a BIG deal...still in the record industry, just wrote a Big selling book I've read parts of....

...and Rolling Stone should have asked Yetnikoff to give his fond artistic impressions and recollections of Freddie (which Yetnikoff was happy to do and already did do for the Freddie Mercury Solo Collection Box Set.)

I am certain that Yetnikoff would have elaborated on how wonderful and creative our Freddie IS and the substantial landmark contributions Freddie made to music, history, and popular culture.


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

Everyone knows that if you bought only the records that RS recomended you by based on their reviews that you would have the WORST record collection in the world!


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#009933">grapefruit</font> wrote:

No Queen and no Pink Floyd on a list og 100 greatest artists/bands ????? That's a bad list!!!!


No it's not a bad list..it's a s**t piece of birdcage liner for bird poo. (no offense to birds of the world)


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not good enough for the birdcage, IMO....





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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 18:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bob Fuckin Dylan come on Queen should at least AT LEAST be 2


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What do you expect from a magazine that puts Britney Spears, 50 Cent, and Justin Timberlake on the cover 20 times a year.


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rabid Wolverine wrote:

I agree, who really cares?


Yeah, yeah, I know it's old and these lists are all subjective anyway. But why does Rolling Stone hate Queen so much? They've had a bias against them for years to the point of it being kind of pathetic...


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 19:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rolling Stone has been ragging on Queen since the 1970's and I have no idea why. So did Creem Magazine (now defunct) but was very powerful in the 1970's.

But as a red blooded American...I always loved and still love Queen! Why they are as true blue as the red, white and blue. I salute Queen!!!!

To hell with Rolling Stone, 50 Cent my ass!


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mercuryworks wrote:

Bob Fuckin Dylan come on Queen should at least AT LEAST be 2


What a joke.

A guy who sings worse than William Hung is #2.


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Posted: 11 Apr 05, 21:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey why bash 50 Cent?? He's from the streets and is just at good at his genre of music as Queen is at theres so don't be hatin on 50.......I'll take ya to the candy shop.......LoL



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Posted: 12 Apr 05, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

arlene wrote:

What do you expect from a magazine that puts Britney Spears, 50 Cent, and Justin Timberlake on the cover 20 times a year.


Exactly! By the way, is Rolling Stone getting even worse than they were before? I wonder what people in the Pink Floyd forums think.

Well surprisingly they remembered the Kinks and Roxy Music. No Supertramp, ELP, Jethro Tull or even YES of course...I remember when their albums were in Rolling Stone's Top 100 albums in the early '90s ironically. Even ELO's "Eldorado" used to be one of Rolling Stones Top 50 albums. And why are the Beach Boys so high up? I know they made Pet Sounds but come on....


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Posted: 12 Apr 05, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I havent seen the list yet, dont really care too, seeing they do a "Top 100..." something every other month or so nowadays...I would assume because they dont have talent there that can write an article mabye...
But as I was saying, I havent seen the list, but I would bet Bob Dylan is number 1. Dylan has been number 1 in every other Rolling Stone Top 100 whatever list Ive ever seen...
Number 1 songwriter of all time= Bob Dylan
Number 1 preformer of all time= Bob Dylan
Number 1 short guy with curly hair of all time= Bob Dylan