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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

call themselves Queen???

I mean, it was Freddie who invented the name AND half of the band is missing right now. Freddie and John are not there so how are they ALLOWED to call themselves Queen?

Brian and Roger are NOT Queen. They are members of the late band Queen which consisted of Brian, Roger, John and Freddie. I mean, that is not a matter of opinion...That is a FACT!

Just wondering....


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't get me wrong but we had that like a thousand(s) times already...

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 09:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I haven't been here that long...
Could you tell me then? Are they allowed to do call themselves that?


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Legal point of you- yes
Any other- up to you
Fred's dead. John supports (apparently) whatever they do just doesn't want to be involved- retired. I guess by elimintaion they're Queen... Who cares anyway- they rocked big time on last tour... Couldn't care less if they're called Queen or Yabadabadi. Everybody knows Mercury's dead- it's not misleading than...

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, they aren't, IMO. We've been discussed about that in the late of 2004 in topic ''Do they have to ask John's permission for using Queen name?'' (which was started by someone called Serry Funster in those days).

But as Fenderek wrote - who cares? Roger and Brian still rocks - that's a fact too.

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen is Freddie, Roger, Brian and John. But...on the other hand...way back to 13. April in Vienna, do you know how many happinies shared Brian and Roger to all those people including me staying in the crowd? I never had the chance to see Freddie on stage, but now, I was a step closer to him, because I saw Queen there. There were Roger and Brian but Freddie and John too. Someone thinks they were only on the screen, but I think they were in our hearts and minds. And that is importent. No wether Roger and Brian are allowed to using that magic name. Queen still rocks. Now with 2 members on stage, but with four in our hearts.

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I absolutely agree that Roger and Brian rocks and Queen consists of four in our hearts and everything...
But I'm thinking of the legal side of it!






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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jesus get over it. You people make a very valid point - Queen RIP 1991, etcetera... so that's what, fourteen years you've been telling other people to stop playing music because it doesn't fit your narrow view? Go to buggery, if they want to, they will.
In fifty years, what Brian and Roger do has a chance of being remembered and written about. In fifty years, no one will give a stuff that a bunch of assholes were saying RIP 1991 Queen when a couple of the guys were still playing to 1000's of people and giving 'em a good time.


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The difference is they're not making no secret of the incompleteness of the band. It is clear to ALL that they know that they are only half of Queen. Bri and Roger are each 25% of Queen, and have exactly the same rights as the other 50%, dead or alive.

As someone said a while back in the middle of that 20-odd page topic started by knob-head BPP "if you cut an apple pie into four slices and take two slices away, does it mean it is not an apple pie?".

No. Just half.

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GreatKingSam wrote:

The difference is they're not making no secret of the incompleteness of the band. It is clear to ALL that they know that they are only half of Queen. Bri and Roger are each 25% of Queen, and have exactly the same rights as the other 50%, dead or alive.

As someone said a while back in the middle of that 20-odd page topic started by knob-head BPP "if you cut an apple pie into four slices and take two slices away, does it mean it is not an apple pie?".

No. Just half.


Wow! Thanks for remembering that!

To take it a step further (since it is apparently still not clear),
it could almost be seen as wrong to NOT call it Queen.
It's Brian and Roger's decision anyway.


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you're talking about LEGAL point of view the answer is YES. Who's going to sue them? Freddie? His mom? She's apparently supporting what they do... John? Not really- he let them do whatever the hell they want as long as he's not in the potlight... So of course they have the right to use the name- no-one else is claiming it. Apart from BPP but he's a nutcase...

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mercuryrocks wrote:

Well, I haven't been here that long...
Could you tell me then? Are they allowed to do call themselves that?


Well if you want to REALLY look into it, Brian and Roger where the first to members. So piss off.


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I may make a point, John Deacon wasn't Queen's first or only bass player, as there were a few before him, so he wasn't even a founding member of Queen. So there you go!

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, PLEASE do NOT tell me to piss off! I am just asking a question here! There is absolutely no need to talk to me like that.


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well of course they can!! They can do whatever they want and get away with it...Like that britney/pink-stuff and that big ugly whore robbie...We hated it,but we forgive them cause we love them! So why should we get angry when they`re actually doing something great?? The tour was and still is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for fans under the age of 30 to see them live...


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the_hero wrote:

Inu-Liger<h6>-a.k.a. Richard Guilbault- wrote:

If I may make a point, John Deacon wasn't Queen's first or only bass player, as there were a few before him, so he wasn't even a founding member of Queen. So there you go!


there were 6 bass players before him


3 bass players before him, I thought....Mike Grose, Barry Mitchell, and Doug something-or-other



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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian and Roger have not disgraced the Queen name in anyway at all, the QPR tour is just another chapter in what is already a long and amazing history of Queen and the sooner people start to realise this BPP the better

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My dear let me clear you something.They have NEVER announced that Queen is ''gone'' as a band,so technically they're still Queen whether we like it or not.So,it's absolutely legal.(By the way,excuse me for my terrible english)



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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 19:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does any one care what I think?

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just to add to my previous post as an after-thought:

If John Deacon wasn't even Queen's first bass player, then what the hell is the fuss all about?
Geez, if you want the original Queen (minus Freddie of course), have them track down their first-ever bass player, and have HIM join them on their next tour in the USA and *THEN* you have Queen there!

(Note that I'm not being entirely serious with what I'm saying, but I thought it would bring up something interesting of a point)