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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read that Roger, many years ago, was so angry and disgusted with Rolling Stone over RS's nasty treatment of Queen, over the years, that he personally wrote RS an angry letter. (rumored to have been written on paper from an airline airsickness bag!) That's my man Roger!

Anyway...since we all are rejoicing currently in knocking RS for dissing Queen on RS's Immortals list, I would LOVE to see a copy of Roger's letter to RS!

Does anyone have a copy of that issue and Roger's letter, that they can either scan or type up on QZ?

Thanks!


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's here:

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/mp3.aspx?Q=187

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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ernie!!

Thank you SO VERY MUCH!!!! LMAO and I agree with every word Roger said. He was hilarious and sarcastic and RS deserved every word he said.

But I LOVE that he stood proud of his band and said, quote:

"I am a member of said group and extremely f*****g proud of its music and its achievements!"

I adore Roger. Sometimes a publication needs to hear not from the fans, or the band's manager or publicist, but from the artist themselves.

I applaud Roger for having the guts to personally take on RS and tell them to take a hike, while still showing his pride and dignity for his band (Queen) and their music and for telling RS they are nothing but an uninformed, politically biased rag sheet.

As I always say...that's MY man, Roger!!!! Love you Roger! Big Smooch/Kiss xxxx


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love his sarcasm and jabs at their political pointed/biased slant which wasn't even IN Queen's music...(unless you count GOOD meaningful songs like "Is This The World We Created", Las Palabras De Amor", and "Innuendo" which had POSITIVE social commentary.) Roger Quote

"Thank you, oh thank you, for the pseudopolitical slant and personal dishonesty that you continue to peddle in your outdated, opinionated,
down-home rag."


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Then I love when he stands up for Queen and against shoddy journalism. RS actually based their review on Queen's soundcheck? What idiots!

"Thanks also for the finely tuned musical assessment of my group from our sound check! Grow up. You invented the bitterness. I pity you. You suck. You are boring and you try to infect us."

Then he throws in this sarcasm knowing RS will slag him, but he stands up for his OWN solo work/music as well.

"Awaiting your charming review of my current album in about eight months."

I am IN LOVE with this man, do you hear!!!! :)


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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

While I admire Brian's ability to be humble and gracious, Roger is the kind of guy who simply says it as it is. Love 'em both.

What year is this response from, anyway? Perhaps 81, because of its reference to Queen in South America... ??



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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering about that too, what year this is from, and the date of the letter and the RS issue.

But yes, I agree. I was just saying yesterday...that I think it would be cool if ROGER did his own soapbox website. Roger is NEVER afraid to take on anyone, and tell it like it is, but,..he usually does so with an OUTRAGEOUS sense of humor. Unlike Brian, Roger doesn't take things or himself too seriously. he knows how to beat people at their own game, as evidenced in this letter.

His letter tells RS off, and exactly what RS did wrong..but with total tongue in cheek, witty sarcasm. I laughed my A off. What a guy! :)


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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd love to have that letter as a poster...


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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson wrote:

I'd love to have that letter as a poster...


Lol! That would be great!


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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I applaud Roger for telling Rolling Stone to F*** OFF!


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Posted: 22 Apr 05, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually what's the story behind this letter ?????


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Posted: 23 Apr 05, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone know what the date and issue# is of this issue and what South America gigs Rolling Stone is referring to?


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Posted: 23 Apr 05, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm Probably Mrs Deborah is worry about Alene!!! he he eh


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heh, I'm sure Rolling Stone's review didn't make Roger sleepy.

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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

can't help falling in love with this letter...
i wish i could write like that...


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have that entire RS article. It is quite lengthy which is great just for the fact that Queen was given so much press in that Micky Mouse publication. (Sorry Mr. Disney) They report on the tour & do recgonize that it was monumental in its undertaking. But in the end it becomes a hatchet job by the reporter. Yes he based his entire review of their performance on the SOUND CHECK!! I haven't read the article in years so much of it escapes me. I do remember thinking that to a casual reader/non-fan iit wouldn't do anything to spark any intrest in the band.


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Posted: 24 Apr 05, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MercuryArts wrote:

I have that entire RS article. It is quite lengthy which is great just for the fact that Queen was given so much press in that Micky Mouse publication. (Sorry Mr. Disney) They report on the tour & do recgonize that it was monumental in its undertaking. But in the end it becomes a hatchet job by the reporter. Yes he based his entire review of their performance on the SOUND CHECK!! I haven't read the article in years so much of it escapes me. I do remember thinking that to a casual reader/non-fan iit wouldn't do anything to spark any intrest in the band.


Hey...watch it! Mickey Mouse releases Queen's records in the USA, (Disney owns Hollywood Records!) Lol.

BTW, do you still have a copy of that Rolling Stone article you can scan and post on QZ? I really want to see THEIR lousy article...that caused Roger to write his Wonderful reply. Thanks!


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Posted: 19 Apr 07, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, still no sign of the original RS article?

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Posted: 19 Apr 07, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

While I admire Brian's ability to be humble and gracious, Roger is the kind of guy who simply says it as it is. Love 'em both.

What year is this response from, anyway? Perhaps 81, because of its reference to Queen in South America... ??


8 months before his solo album came out (at least, that's what he mentions somewhere at the end).

edit: Bloody hell, I just read this topic is 2 years old, sorry for responding. This topic should be ignored.....

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Posted: 19 Apr 07, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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