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Posted: 02 Nov 05, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just a theory of mine, but with the tour, I saw the Birmingham show and left thinkin, "I'll bet Paul quits." because the crowd was all about Queen, cheering Brian and Roger much more and they always calmed down their enthusiasm when Paul's songs came on. I was thinking it must be a shot to his ego, being so 2nd to them.

The L.A. show was totally different. When the Paul songs came on, the crowd was just as loud, and even loudest of all surprisingly when 'Bad Company' the song was played.

A U.S. tour should be more personally satisfying for him, so I'll bet he's game for it.

Who knows

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Posted: 02 Nov 05, 21:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope Paul's up for it, but more importantly, I hope Brian and Roger are up for it. The suspense will no doubt drive me crazy..;-)

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Posted: 02 Nov 05, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think this may be because Bad Company and Free have a lot more radio time/ popularity to Americans than Queen did/does. BEcause i know my own parents heard of queen but when they hear radio gaga they had no clue who they were listening to. But i see a lot of people know Paul Rogers whenever i talk to people they know more about him than Queen


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Posted: 02 Nov 05, 21:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right on, I figured they were just "testing the waters" before going all out. They'll be back...:)


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Posted: 02 Nov 05, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul was much more confident on stage in the US then when we saw him at the UK shows. LA he was at his best--I was going crazy for him at the catwalk!!!

I think they were testing the waters--Paul was well received as were his songs--played by the best musicians around!!! LOL

The suspense of waiting will kill me..see you there...at QPR or just PR in 2006

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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 01:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was definately at home in the US. I was at the LA show, but not the NJ show. I thought it was absolutely amazing. See you there! :)


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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 01:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Paul was much more confident on stage in the US then when we saw him at the UK shows. LA he was at his best--I was going crazy for him at the catwalk!!!

I think they were testing the waters--Paul was well received as were his songs--played by the best musicians around!!! LOL

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I think you're right!

Althought I didn't see any other show to compare it with, I could tell that Paul was "on" in LA.

I thought he put on a commanding performance.
He was urging the crowd to get into it with a sort of forcefullness I've never seen of him before.

Do you remember the several refrences to rain he made in his his little lyrical improvs?
I distincly remember something during All Right Now that just rocked and sent a chill down my spine.

I hoped someone taped it. I keep waiting for a Hollywood annouce.

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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think (hope) he and they stick at it, seems to me it is unlikely they will split just yet I think they all have mentioned being interested in seeing what the studio might bring, up and my guess is so long as they don't over do it commitment wise it will go no for a good while yet.

I sincerely hope so because as far as I'm concered Paul rocked, and he has brought new life into the band after too long of doing little projects.

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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They said they was going to do a small tour for fun and see how it goes now look at the tour dates and sold out let hope they will carry on :)


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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AmeriQueen wrote:

Just a theory of mine, but with the tour, I saw the Birmingham show and left thinkin, "I'll bet Paul quits." because the crowd was all about Queen, cheering Brian and Roger much more and they always calmed down their enthusiasm when Paul's songs came on. I was thinking it must be a shot to his ego, being so 2nd to them.

The L.A. show was totally different. When the Paul songs came on, the crowd was just as loud, and even loudest of all surprisingly when 'Bad Company' the song was played.

A U.S. tour should be more personally satisfying for him, so I'll bet he's game for it.


Yeah, those are great observations, and I certainly hope you're right.



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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like others on this board, I attended the LA show at the Hollywood Bowl. Paul Rodgers was in great form and exuded all the confidence in the world. It was very clear that the chemistry among Brian, Paul and Roger (and even Spike, Danny and Jamie) was really great.

But let's face it. These guys are in their late 50's. Touring is physically exhausting, and it puts a strain on personal and family relationships. Even with good chemistry, how much more of this can they take on? I would LOVE to see them stay together and do some shows in 2006 in the U.S., but at some point they are going to come to the conclusion that touring is just too tiring for guys approaching 60.

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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, as you put it, that depends on 'chemistry', hehehe...

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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rockyracoon wrote:

Like others on this board, I attended the LA show at the Hollywood Bowl. Paul Rodgers was in great form and exuded all the confidence in the world. It was very clear that the chemistry among Brian, Paul and Roger (and even Spike, Danny and Jamie) was really great.

But let's face it. These guys are in their late 50's. Touring is physically exhausting, and it puts a strain on personal and family relationships. Even with good chemistry, how much more of this can they take on? I would LOVE to see them stay together and do some shows in 2006 in the U.S., but at some point they are going to come to the conclusion that touring is just too tiring for guys approaching 60.

It hasn't stopped the Stones or Paul Mc Cartney. Unless something physicaly or personal happens to them there really no reason not to tour. Unless they just flat out call it a day.


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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 20:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Stones should have quit 10 years ago. They look awful, and most of what they present as music isn't really much more than a lot of high-energy noise.

McCartney is still OK, but most of his music is pretty tame. He could probably still perform it when he's 75.

If Queen, Stones and McCartney are all still performing in 5 years, the only one I would still pay to see perform would be Queen.

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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 21:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with both of you. They are just amazing performers and musicians. I mean yea the Stones and McCartney are great, I'd go see them but Queen wins by far in the long run.


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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 21:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't feel like making another thread with my little pet theories, but here is another one:

This may sound condescending(spell that right?) towards Brian and Roger, but I saw a clip of Robbie Williams recently, and I finally think I found out why they consider this guy so often as a could have been replacement. There is one giant thing he and Freddie have in common, that I think might have blinded B and R. Robbie, like Freddie, exudes a confidence that goes way past arogance, and they both present themselves on stage as if they were gods. Obviously the difference is that Freddie backed it up.

I think Paul has been a strong frontman, but a very focused entertainer who loves the music and making audiences happy. Freddie and RW seem to be in love with the attention the audience gives them. They feed off it and produce a sort of frontman energy that few can pull off.

I like RW, but think he is wrong for them. Hopefully Paul will stay, and we will never need to find out how well RW or anyone else would do as singer.

P.S. I really need to stop watching the Sheffield dvd show, before I wear it out.



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Posted: 03 Nov 05, 23:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Knute wrote:

Compliance Queen wrote:

Paul was much more confident on stage in the US then when we saw him at the UK shows. LA he was at his best--I was going crazy for him at the catwalk!!!

I think they were testing the waters--Paul was well received as were his songs--played by the best musicians around!!! LOL

The suspense of waiting will kill me..see you there...at QPR or just PR in 2006


I think you're right!

Althought I didn't see any other show to compare it with, I could tell that Paul was "on" in LA.

I thought he put on a commanding performance.
He was urging the crowd to get into it with a sort of forcefullness I've never seen of him before.

Do you remember the several refrences to rain he made in his his little lyrical improvs?
I distincly remember something during All Right Now that just rocked and sent a chill down my spine.

I hoped someone taped it. I keep waiting for a Hollywood annouce.


Paul was so ON- I was at 9 shows-7 UK and the US paul was so much more confident-in his element--I love the man. And you're right the about the rain references....I really dug the whole atmosphere. The lighting inside the dome of the bowl was mind blowing and unique and being so close to the action...out of my mind..I almost fainted twice from the excitement of it all. Please did any one film this show???

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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rockyracoon wrote:

But let's face it. These guys are in their late 50's. Touring is physically exhausting, and it puts a strain on personal and family relationships. Even with good chemistry, how much more of this can they take on? I would LOVE to see them stay together and do some shows in 2006 in the U.S., but at some point they are going to come to the conclusion that touring is just too tiring for guys approaching 60.


I think touring puts them in a better way physically and emotionally. Look at Brian, he's the happiest I've seen him since Freddie died, and in some pictures looks a good two decades younger. (Roger, though, is another story. His lifestyle of women, vodka and too many late nights shows terribly.) Paul looks incredibly happy to be performing again too. Sure, it does take a toll on the family (look how Brian's marriage suffered when Queen were touring) but like you said they are older and their children are grown, so this time around it's different. I think Brian prefers to be busy, he's always been that way and won't rest until he's dead. Life moves blindlingly fast these days and one needs to live every day like it's your last, because you never know what tomorrow may bring.


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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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(Roger, though, is another story. His lifestyle of women, vodka and too many late nights shows terribly.)

But if you compare the pictures of him from the begining of the tour and from the end- different man... I think he really enjoyed this! :)

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Mrs Doyle wrote:

(Roger, though, is another story. His lifestyle of women, vodka and too many late nights shows terribly.)

But if you compare the pictures of him from the begining of the tour and from the end- different man... I think he really enjoyed this! :)


Indeed. Roger looks like a new man now compared to the start of the tour. He looks like our Roger again. I bet he and Brian are both in better shape now than they've been in 15 years. Paul on the other hand looked very fit from before the tour ever started.


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