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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, i have always known that freddie was quite the 'diva', but im halfway through reading Laura Jackson's 'Queen' and throughout the first couple of chapters, especially those around 'ANATO' and 'ADATR' he was quite an tyrant, moaning whenever he didnt get his own way (eg long black limousines were'nt available so he had a tantrum and refused to get in etc..., smashing the mirror over the assistants head etc etc). Is this simply Jackson exaggerating it or was he really like this in the beginning. Although, as the book clearly gets across, the band we're under enormous pressure in the beginning...and this might have been the cause of Mercury's violent personality...please give me ur views-


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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well we could mail one of queen and ask them
or not


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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My take on it is that, when I've thought about this and while I accept Freddie probably had quite a temper and was certainly no angel, the fact the band stayed together so long and remained friends until the end of Freddie's life shows he wasn't completely unreasonable.

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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was human.

Full of flaws and redemptive qualities all rolled into one.

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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 04:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

his increase in using cocaine in the seventies caused him to have more of a short temper ...
Its one of the "side effects" I gues ...

just my humble opinion ...

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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm I find those stories really strange.
I don't think that they are all true...

In other books you never read stuff like that..


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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, someone with a busy and hectic lifestyle like himself would, on occasions, be snappy but wouldnt anybody in his situation??
Freddie was usually very kind and generous and loved to live life to the full with as much fun as possible.
The only reason he may of got snappy was because he was a very precise person...


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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black>Dennis Daja<h6>QZs God wrote:

Being busy and succesfull as an artists makes you very short temperd!


At least he didn't kill himself.

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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Music Man wrote:

<font color=black>Dennis Daja<h6>QZs God wrote:

Being busy and succesfull as an artists makes you very short temperd!


At least he didn't kill himself.

lolz@Kurt Cobain!!1!!111


Neither did Kurt. Courtney that sick bitch had him killed. As for Freddie, yes, he was a bitch from everything I've read, but he was also extremely generous and loving to those who came to understand his extreme personality. He had a lot of abandonment issues from having been sent off to boarding school for most of his childhood, so he probably tested people's loyalty regularly by being a shit.


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

haha spot on! haha God bless you freddie i love ya!!!! hahaha x x


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Posted: 16 Jan 06, 04:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Flash! wrote:

Well, someone with a busy and hectic lifestyle like himself would, on occasions, be snappy but wouldnt anybody in his situation??
Freddie was usually very kind and generous and loved to live life to the full with as much fun as possible.
The only reason he may of got snappy was because he was a very precise person...



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Posted: 16 Jan 06, 06:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=FF0099>Linda Of The Valley wrote:

we'll never know..cos most of us here didn't actually know him personally, But I've read stuff like that as well..and John Deacon said he had an awful temper...but don't we all? :P

I still love him.

Me too.

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Posted: 16 Jan 06, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard about the mirror incident in a John Deacon interview.
But when you remember that Roger locked himself in a cabinet, threw his drumset at Freddie, and sprayed Brian in the face with his hairspray you have to realize it was like a diva competition there. lol
Probably didn't help that they shared a flat for a while...


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Posted: 16 Jan 06, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah course he was, he killed the original queen band members under the name larry lurex with the candle stick in his living room, and the person he writen death on two legs about died 2 weeks after he entered freddies tomb. or i read it somewhere, could of been on an article about ANATO in a jeremy parsons interview or a dream


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Posted: 17 Jan 06, 02:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i read that he got really nasty when he was doing alot of coke etc...I don't want to believe that he was mean, but he is a human being, and we all have flaws i guess.


they ran into their frocks quicker than anything!
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Posted: 17 Jan 06, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sheerheartattack1980 wrote:

i read that he got really nasty when he was doing alot of coke


yeah we all get nasty and hyper when we have coke


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Posted: 17 Jan 06, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger actually sprayed hairspray in someone's face??

*waves finger* Naughty naughty roger ;)

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Posted: 17 Jan 06, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yah Roger sprayed Brian in the face.


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