I'm sorry, as someone who was once against the tour, I have to speak out to people like "Bryans SPERMED Poodle" who just aren't getting it.
1) Yes, we get it, Fred died in 1991.
2) Yes, we get it, RIP Queen 1991...ie: you think Queen died in 1991.
It really doesn't need to be typed again.
Get this dude:
Paul Rodgers DOES NOT consider himself to be Queen's singer.
Brian nor Roger feel that Paul is Queen's singer.
Every interview that Brian/Roger/ or Paul Rodgers has done since this tour was announced state this very clearly.
Queen was one the worlds premier live acts, who lost the great Mercury waaay too soon.
Paul Rodgers is considered one of rock's greatest frontmen ever.
The remaining members of Queen (who still wanted to tour) were in need of a temporary singer.
Paul Rodgers, a awesome force in rock music was in need of a band that matched his vocal abilities.
So, was born the idea of Brian, Roger, and Paul getting together and everyone doing some of their classic songs from their respective bands.
Queen has 1 singer- Freddie Mercury.
EVERYONE KNOWS THIS
But he is no longer here, Paul Rodgers has not replaced Freddie.... he is simply filling in because Fred is no longer with us.
I respect Paul 100 times more for just being Paul...and singing these songs like Paul... then I would some Freddie impersonator trying to be Freddie.
ONE MORE TIME- Queen have not reformed, Brian & Rog haven't forgot about Queen's original members.
Its one tour, its just a extened jam session that happens to be hitting several stops.
You know what I think is total bullshit for all of you guys whining about Paul...
If Roger & Brian were on some show, accepting a award for past accomplishments, and the crowd started chanting "play a song, play a song"...
and Brian grabed the mic and said "We would, but we don't have a fill in on lead vocals"...
and out of the shadows of backstage, Paul Rodgers came onstage and said "I'd be honored to fill in for Freddie, and there is no way I'm letting this chance pass to play music with you guys, what shall we play??"
There is not a person on this forum that wouldn't say "Did you see how fuckin' cool that was???"
"Paul just jumped up there and said, lets play boys!!"
This fictional scenerio above is essentially what is happening. No one thinks Paul has "replaced" Freddie.
This tour is just a last chance for many Queen fans, to at least see half of their favorite band perform these songs.
Its not hurting anything, and I assure all of you the legacy with Freddie and John speaks for itself.
Anyone agree with what I have typed here??
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