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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Howard Stern mentioned Queen and Paul Rodgers and a group called Almost Queen on his U.S. nationally syndicated Radio show today.Stern voiced his ambivalence concerning the Queen + Paul Rodgers lineup.Although in the end he concluded that he kind of liked the new Queen +PR.He did play a few bits from a band called Almost Queen and as he often does he made fun of the tribute band saying that there vocals just didn't sound right.He finally stated with much confidence that he could"definitely get that guy Brian May to come in to the show and talk about the whole situation".Stern is the #1 DJ in the U.S.reaching millions of fans daily.Brian May has appeared on the show in the past,most notably during May's radio show tour to promote the 20 year Anniversary reissue of the Queen catalog on Hollywood records.


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 22:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stern is a jackass.


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 22:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is Howard Stern show still videotaped at all?


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stern is an uncouth, egotistical, loathsome, repugnant and offensive smartass. The extreme antithesis of gentleman Brian May.

Brian will do himself an enormous favor by distancing himself as far as possible from Howard Stern, as Brian can only be tainted by any association whatsoever.

Does my opinion need clarification?


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 00:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they should get Roger instead, he seems like he would be able to handle all of Stern's jokes. Gotta love Howard though, god he is hilarious. But that's just me


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree he has an incredible wit. But I think he's a despicable human being. He would be nothing without his sexual references and innuendo. But it goes to show that in America those cheap thrills equate to huge bucks.

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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rocky I do agree that Stern can be uncouth and disgusting at times, but sometimes he has me laughing out loud.

Besides any publicity good or bad is good publicity and Brian and or Roger would be making a good move if they went on his Sirius Radio show next year.

As much as hate to disagree with you because frankly as a women I find the young guys who listen and emmulate him disrespectful to women, I think he WAS and original but as of late he's become a parody of himself, which in itself is quite hilarious.

Kriz ;o)


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Howard Stern has wit? Oscar Wilde must be turning over in his grave.


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does all "wit" have to be of the Oscar Wilde variety?

And all publicity is good publicity? That's what the marketers want you to believe, but in reality it's complete BS. (Kinda like "What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas", and therefore it's okay). Well, how about the Mark David Chapmans of the world? Are those types good publicity?

America needs an infusion of values, which just aren't going to come from a Howard Stern.

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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am not going to try to convince anyone to like Howard if they have already decided they hate him, but the man is very intelligent and very funny. Having said that, I heard the show and he was very complimentary towards Freddie and Queen. It was very obvious, however, that he doesn't have a clue as to why they are working with Paul. He wondered why they didn't try to get someone who sounded as more like Freddie. If Brian were to go on the show again, he would be able to straighten Howard out. As far as slamming Howard's American fans...F*** you-he's one of the few media giants here with balls to stand up to this idiot of a President we have that is pushing this "conservative" agenda. Any ways, Brian likes him, that's good enough for me!


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It seems I've touched a nerve with this post.Personally I've been listening to Howard since Philly became his first syndicated show.His appeal for me is the fact that he would say things that alot of people were thinking but no radio or tv show would dare say in our ever PC world.Like him or not the guy has been the only champion for freedom of speech that we've had in the U.S.I haven't always agreed with the guy over the years,but I do agree that under the Bush administration it's refreshing to see that someone has had the guts to challenge the ever increasing encroachment upon our first amendment rights.The climate in U.S. radio these days is one of fear.Radio stations are running scared as to avoid the millions of dollars in fines being levied by the FCC if you say something that they deem to be "offensive".The government under Bush has become increasingly fascist case in point being the stranglehold on information coming from the war.It would do us all well to see the carnage that is really taking place in Iraq.But no we get a sugarcoated brief sp? each day mentioning the number of casualties etc.If the majority of Americans could see the pictures of the badly maimed bodies that I had to hunt around on the internet to find maybe they would think twice about the war.Wether it's Howard Stern or a reporter in Iraq we are done a disservice when we don't receive the truth in media.By the way last time Brian was on the Stern show it really went quite well.The fact is sometimes Stern is tongue in cheek with some of his comments.I think alot of people hunger for an alternative to the politically correct pablum that the majority of the media in the U.S. give us.We have become regressive rather than progressive as a society under Bush.I'll always be a Queen fan and I'll always be a Stern fan.The fact is Howard cuts on everyone even himself,you just can't take it to heart.


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cover bands. Heh.
I have a question - is the guitarist from It's a Kinda Magic better when he's live? I heard the two samples on the site and he's *awful*.


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bob-Plant and Killerfan, you make good points.

First of all, I don't hate Howard Stern. Yes, he's brilliant and can be outrageously funny and has had me laughing out loud on numerous occasions. But I don't respect him, as he stands for nothing other than the right to say whatever he damned well pleases. In effect, by advocating an elimination of standards, he stands for anarchy.

As far as Howard having the guts to stand up to the "encroachment on our first amendment rights", the whole matter was precipitated by the numerous egregious abuses of those rights. I, for one, don't want to turn on the radio or tv and have to be concerned about my kids listening to f bombs or live reports of people fornicating in St. Patrick's Cathedral as a result of a dare by an out of control disk jockey.

Is Bush a moron? Sure seems that way, especially after we had the blessing of listening to Slick Willie's incredible communication skills for eight years. But that doesn't mean he's always wrong. And I certainly don't believe he's always right, as I frequently disagree with his priorities. He has to come up with a specific list of goals for Iraq and a specific plan and schedule to get out of there. As a taxpayer I'm tired of seeing my tax dollars being used to support a war so morally reprehensible. On top of all that, his administration sucks. If he were able to run for a third term, I definitely wouldn't vote for him again.

I didn't know that Brian May had been on Stern's show in the past. They probably like each other because they enjoy the same hairstyle. Not to mention the fact that each is able to help the other continue to advance their careers.

Killerfan, here's where we have very differing opinions -- I will ALWAYS be a fan of Queen's music and of the band members, but I don't think I will ever be a fan of Howard Stern.

As an aside, I'm not angered, bothered, or even remotely upset that all you guys seem to disagree with my opinions. I'm always open to dialogue. And I enjoy your well-written rebuttals. (But I would prefer not being told to go f*** myself.)



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

Mr. R.Racoon,

Fair enough-I shouldn't have thrown out the F word so quickly. It's fine that you don't like Howard, not everyone does. The important thing is that we all like Queen here. Besides, in 2 1/2 months Howard will only be available on satellite anyways, so there will be no chance of anyone hearing if they don't want to. Now, if the FCC will just leave him alone...


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bob-Plant, thanks for the message. I'm sitting here smoking the peace pipe.

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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just because howard stern is a jackass doesn't mean that the rest of america is bad, so what's your fucking problem with america Rocky?



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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sheerheartattack1980, I can only please one person each day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow isn't looking much better.

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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Killerfan wrote:

It seems I've touched a nerve with this post.Personally I've been listening to Howard since Philly became his first syndicated show.His appeal for me is the fact that he would say things that alot of people were thinking but no radio or tv show would dare say in our ever PC world.Like him or not the guy has been the only champion for freedom of speech that we've had in the U.S.I haven't always agreed with the guy over the years,but I do agree that under the Bush administration it's refreshing to see that someone has had the guts to challenge the ever increasing encroachment upon our first amendment rights.The climate in U.S. radio these days is one of fear.Radio stations are running scared as to avoid the millions of dollars in fines being levied by the FCC if you say something that they deem to be "offensive".The government under Bush has become increasingly fascist case in point being the stranglehold on information coming from the war.It would do us all well to see the carnage that is really taking place in Iraq.But no we get a sugarcoated brief sp? each day mentioning the number of casualties etc.If the majority of Americans could see the pictures of the badly maimed bodies that I had to hunt around on the internet to find maybe they would think twice about the war.Wether it's Howard Stern or a reporter in Iraq we are done a disservice when we don't receive the truth in media.By the way last time Brian was on the Stern show it really went quite well.The fact is sometimes Stern is tongue in cheek with some of his comments.I think alot of people hunger for an alternative to the politically correct pablum that the majority of the media in the U.S. give us.We have become regressive rather than progressive as a society under Bush.I'll always be a Queen fan and I'll always be a Stern fan.The fact is Howard cuts on everyone even himself,you just can't take it to heart.



Applause! I love Stern, always have on radio, TV, his film ''Private Parts''....I love Queen.

His interview few years back with Brian was spot on, genuinly informed and a fan of both Brian and Queen, said nothing derogatory or ''shocking'' to Brian, and was one of the better interviews anyone has done with Brian..who really opened up to Stern..and they both addressed how close minded the USA audience was in the mid 80's when Queen lost their USA audience, but that Howard has ALWAYS been a fan. Period and End of Story!


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many Thanks to you Arlene,for pointing out that Howard's interview with Brian was quite civil and very informative!I understand that not everyone is going to be a fan of Howard's,but it seems that as soon as some people hear his name they are immediately on the defensive.The fact is that we are all Queen fans here and like it or not Howard is a Queen fan as well.I hope when Queen + PR play the Meadowlands Brian is able to fit in another visit with the Stern Show.Rocky we can agree to disagree about Stern,we do agree that Queen rules.Plus what's a Bulletin board without a topic every now and then that get's the old blood pumping.
Cheers,as always
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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 23:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No problem, Killerfan. We just agree to disagree about Howard Stern.

But we certainly DON'T disagree about Queen, the best band in the history of rock & roll. Best in the studio, and best on the stage. The quality of their written music, as well as their ability to perform it, remain unsurpassed. And their ability to draw a maximum level of emotions and passions from their fans is something that stays with us for a lifetime. I know, because I saw most of history's best groups perform live (Queen, Beatles, Led Zeppelin), and Queen were by far the best. (You see, being an old fart isn't all bad, as I was able to see all of them in their prime.)

Peace to you and the other board participants.