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Posted: 18 Aug 05, 21:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here we go again...

Honestly, let them do what they want. It's there band, too - they worked hard for decades giving fans years of their life and music, can't we appreciate them for that and let them live the way they want to? Brian and Roger should be allowed to make their own decisions...Not to mention, a lot of us do support this tour and are glad to have a chance to see any incarnation of Queen! It doesn't make us any less of a fan or mean that we're destroying Freddie's memory...it's just Brian and Roger having fun under the name they chose. And as much as we all are fans, it's not our band, and it's not our decision. We don't own them. Let them make their own choices...


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Posted: 18 Aug 05, 21:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why not?


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Posted: 18 Aug 05, 23:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was so glad that everyday for the last few months, I didn't have to stare at these kind of posts because they were relegated to their own forum, e.g. the tour forum.

But I see there are people trying to get our attention about this subject again... AGAIN!

I still believe they (Bri n Rog) can be left to their own devices.

Peace,
Adam.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 04:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The irony is why people think it is wrong to call themselves Queen. They are saying it's what's left of Queen and that it's a band that has the spirit of Queen, but through a new and different vocalist. The irony is that these people have a problem because "you can't replace Freddie. It isn't Queen without him."

First off, thank you Captain obvious.
Second, if you know he's dead, than you already know it's not Queen so it's not a misrepresentation.
Third, this isn't a band trying to make new music, it's a band trying to re-invent their old sound. If they made up another name, who would know that it's a Queen show with just a new singer.

How do we solve all this? How about calling it Queen + the new guys name? Gee, that makes since.

I get even more sick of the people that bitch about how they should have used George Michael. I would much rather hear a totally new vocalist do an original job than some imitation that is going to be sloppy seconds to Freddie's presence.

What's so great is that the true fans are the ones who should care and, from what I can tell, they are all smiling their asses off! Now if they had used Robbie Williams, I might be taking a different stance. Talk about dodging a bullet.

P.S. On that last note, I always thought Robbie Williams likely to be a hack, a pop creation with no real talent. What always made me give him some credit was that I heard he wrote that beautiful song, Millenium. The other day I watch You Only Live Twice, the Bond film. That pretty strings part that makes the song was totally lifted from the theme song of the film. It's more of a theft than Vanilla Ice stealing the bass line of Under Pressure.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Booohooooo!!!!!!!!!


you can also ask why Freddie?


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'P.S. On that last note, I always thought Robbie Williams likely to be a hack, a pop creation with no real talent. What always made me give him some credit was that I heard he wrote that beautiful song, Millenium. The other day I watch You Only Live Twice, the Bond film. That pretty strings part that makes the song was totally lifted from the theme song of the film. It's more of a theft than Vanilla Ice stealing the bass line of Under Pressure.'

And if you watch the Robbie Williams video to Millenium you will see that his character is Bond like. He has not stolen the melody, he has incorporated it as a homage - there is a difference.


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Poor, little, Ilovefreddiemercury!

There are a lot of mysteries that will remain unsolved, and this is just the last...notwithstanding the streams of words spent by what remains of Queen to justify the whole operation, or at least the apologetic tone used to express their renewed will to be just musicians.

one could also say,

Why john and not yoko?

Why camilla and not diana?

Life is not always as we would like it to be...and if you cannot accept the idea of paul rogers singing queen's songs, just stick something into your ears or turn the radio or whatever off, what is done is done, alas, and unless brian and roger change their mood nothing can be done...

Be sure this caused one of the greatest division among queen fans


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Leave it out please! Brian and roger can do what they want and no-one can stop them,
if they want to have Paul Rodgers then let them
im just glad i can still see Brian and Roger alive and not dead like Freddie life is to short dont waste it with fighting and annoying comments
Brian and Roger are still Queen so they have every right to name it Queen still, hush your month now please.


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this is pathetic. This is really not that difficult of a situation here:

If you like Queen+Rodgers, then go see them, and get some bootlegs if you'd like.

If you don't like them, then put on a Queen album and shut up. Stop wasting energy on negativity. Let people you disagree with have their fun. Is this what you do in the real world... at work? Someone makes a decision you don't like, and you feel the need to whine for five minutes about how your opinion is so much more valid than theirs?

Wake up, and grow up.

Stay home and listen to ADATR if that's what you'd like to do. In 58 days, I'll be at the Meadowlands, 50 feet away from Brian playing the opening lick to TYMD, watching the curtain fall, and having the best two hours of my life.



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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was during the 50th anniversay of the Fender
Strat that Bri and Paul got together and
started playing Queen songs,etc. One thing led
to another. And so Queen + PR was born. I believe this first happened at Wembley. Correct me if I'm wrong on this.

Anyway, IMO-No Freddie, No John, No Queen

Queen minus Freddie and John might have been
a better name.

Freddie - We love you and miss you.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

if they come up with new band that mean it bye bye queens songs i dont think so
they shall be queen as long as they live
and queen songs are here to stay


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*smashes head on computer desk*


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why not?

He came from the same era, there are a lot of Queen fans that like Bad Company and Free, for some people its a dream combination.

Its not Queen, granted its...

QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS.

They themselves say its not Queen, its a different animal. So, why don't you just fuck off to the pen?


THE SHEEP PEN - FUCK YEH!

GOING TO SAVE THE MOTHERFUCKING DAY YEH!

THE SHEEP PEN - FUCK YEH!

DWELLING ON THE PAST AIN'T THE WAY YEH!

RODGERS HATERS, YOUR GAME IS THROUGH

CAUSE NOW YOU'LL HAVE TO
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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lets steal Freddie's ashes and take John Deacon and Get Brian and Roger and DEMAND A PERFORMANCE


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mercuryworks<br><font size=1>QZ Asshole wrote:

Lets steal Freddie's ashes and take John Deacon and Get Brian and John and DEMAND A PERFOMANCE


I'll start the car.


Blow it out your ass.
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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 19:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gunpowder Gelatine wrote:

Here we go again...

Honestly, let them do what they want. It's there band, too - they worked hard for decades giving fans years of their life and music, can't we appreciate them for that and let them live the way they want to? Brian and Roger should be allowed to make their own decisions...Not to mention, a lot of us do support this tour and are glad to have a chance to see any incarnation of Queen! It doesn't make us any less of a fan or mean that we're destroying Freddie's memory...it's just Brian and Roger having fun under the name they chose. And as much as we all are fans, it's not our band, and it's not our decision. We don't own them. Let them make their own choices...[It's not Brian and Roger's band it was FREDDIE's

Queen 1991 RIP


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AmeriQueen wrote:

The irony is why people think it is wrong to call themselves Queen. They are saying it's what's left of Queen and that it's a band that has the spirit of Queen, but through a new and different vocalist. The irony is that these people have a problem because "you can't replace Freddie. It isn't Queen without him."

First off, thank you Captain obvious.
Second, if you know he's dead, than you already know it's not Queen so it's not a misrepresentation.
Third, this isn't a band trying to make new music, it's a band trying to re-invent their old sound. If they made up another name, who would know that it's a Queen show with just a new singer.

How do we solve all this? How about calling it Queen + the new guys name? Gee, that makes since.

I get even more sick of the people that bitch about how they should have used George Michael. I would much rather hear a totally new vocalist do an original job than some imitation that is going to be sloppy seconds to Freddie's presence.

What's so great is that the true fans are the ones who should care and, from what I can tell, they are all smiling their asses off! Now if they had used Robbie Williams, I might be taking a different stance. Talk about dodging a bullet.

P.S. On that last note, I always thought Robbie Williams likely to be a hack, a pop creation with no real talent. What always made me give him some credit was that I heard he wrote that beautiful song, Millenium. The other day I watch You Only Live Twice, the Bond film. That pretty strings part that makes the song was totally lifted from the theme song of the film. It's more of a theft than Vanilla Ice stealing the bass line of Under Pressure.


50% of Queen aint Queen


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

I think this is pathetic. This is really not that difficult of a situation here:

If you like Queen+Rodgers, then go see them, and get some bootlegs if you'd like.

If you don't like them, then put on a Queen album and shut up. Stop wasting energy on negativity. Let people you disagree with have their fun. Is this what you do in the real world... at work? Someone makes a decision you don't like, and you feel the need to whine for five minutes about how your opinion is so much more valid than theirs?

Wake up, and grow up.

Stay home and listen to ADATR if that's what you'd like to do. In 58 days, I'll be at the Meadowlands, 50 feet away from Brian playing the opening lick to TYMD, watching the curtain fall, and having the best two hours of my life.


People who support this tour hold your heads in shame. You disgust me.


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bryans Permed Poodle wrote:

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

I think this is pathetic. This is really not that difficult of a situation here:

If you like Queen+Rodgers, then go see them, and get some bootlegs if you'd like.

If you don't like them, then put on a Queen album and shut up. Stop wasting energy on negativity. Let people you disagree with have their fun. Is this what you do in the real world... at work? Someone makes a decision you don't like, and you feel the need to whine for five minutes about how your opinion is so much more valid than theirs?

Wake up, and grow up.

Stay home and listen to ADATR if that's what you'd like to do. In 58 days, I'll be at the Meadowlands, 50 feet away from Brian playing the opening lick to TYMD, watching the curtain fall, and having the best two hours of my life.


People who support this tour hold your heads in shame. You disgust me.


You disgust me.

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Posted: 20 Aug 05, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bryans Permed Poodle wrote:

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

I think this is pathetic. This is really not that difficult of a situation here:

If you like Queen+Rodgers, then go see them, and get some bootlegs if you'd like.

If you don't like them, then put on a Queen album and shut up. Stop wasting energy on negativity. Let people you disagree with have their fun. Is this what you do in the real world... at work? Someone makes a decision you don't like, and you feel the need to whine for five minutes about how your opinion is so much more valid than theirs?

Wake up, and grow up.

Stay home and listen to ADATR if that's what you'd like to do. In 58 days, I'll be at the Meadowlands, 50 feet away from Brian playing the opening lick to TYMD, watching the curtain fall, and having the best two hours of my life.


People who support this tour hold your heads in shame. You disgust me.


Is it not possible for you to practice some kind of tolerance? Is this the way you act in real life when someone disagrees with you? Either way, just the mere thought of the amount of time and energy you have spent on spamming this board, all essentially out of hatred and intolerance of other people's enjoyment, just completely baffles me.



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