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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Queen dudes,

OK, I'm sure that a lot of you saw this interview:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4959787107106990601&q=Brian+May

In this interview, the poor Dutch dude is asking Brian May questions about "Bohemian Rhapsody". Brian May explains later how he wanted the questions to be about himself instead. And so he walks out of the interview!! Can you believe this? I mean, considering that he is not all that well known (he is not listed as one of 30,000 famous people on the www.biography.com website), Brian May should feel honored to have the chance to do an interview on television. Instead he acts really ugly.

Another thing that he did lately was an interview with the NY Times about "Bohemian Rhapsody" again. Of course, being the egomaniac that he is, I am sure that he jumped at the chance to be quoted in the New York Times. When asked whether "Bohmemian Rhapsody" is the best Queen song, do you know what his answer is? It was, "Well, who knows?". If "Bohemian Rhapsody" is not Queen's masterpiece, then why is he providing quotes about it for the NY Times? Brian May also does not like it when people talk about Freddie Mercury too much.

Most recently, Brian May received some kind of badge. As an American, I am not sure exactly what it was. My understanding is that even Patrick Stewart, as well as British actors on soaps have received this same badge and it is not the same thing as being knighted. Well, I happened to come across Brian May's website by chance and do you know what was on it? A HUGE blown up picture of this metal that he had received. As though everyone in the world wants to look at it so carefully! Dudes, Brian May's ego is so blown out of proportion these days that it is becoming comical!


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For goodness sake.. this has been covered if you paid any attention. http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=687978

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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bitch4Freddie wrote:

Dudes, Brian May's ego is so blown out of proportion these days that it is becoming comical!


As well as yours.

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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well Bitch4 as usual you cannot be bothered to research your slander properly. See the following

Poppy2415 wrote:

From Brians site from brians mouth -

"No, I wasn't grumpy. I was disappointed in the interviewer. We went straight into interviews from a long journey. The guy wasted his opportunity, and wasted my time. His brief was to talk about what was happening in the moment - a massive Queen tour, with Paul Rodgers, sold out, with wonderful reactions. Instead the interviewer started asking me why we didn't do the whole of "Bohemian Rhapsody" live. "Do you mean perform the operatic section?", I asked. "Well, yes", he said. "Because there are six of us, and 150 voices on the record - it would be ridiculous.. ", I said. "But with modern technology...?" he went on .... "No", I said, "not with modern technology. If you want to see Bohemian Rhapsody done completely live, go see our musical We Will Rock You". The interviewer seemed not to have heard of this. I started tell him we used Bo Rap as an opportunity for a special presentation involving Freddie. He seemed not to hear me. He then told me he wanted to show me a video of some students singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" live. I kinda squirmed .... why were we using up valuable time doing this, when we were running late anyway for the crucial sound-check which would enable us to play at our best that evening? I have seen plenty students singing Bo Rap, thanks. Maybe later ...? Well, he insisted, so I gave way. Then the video he wanted to show me didn't work. He said, "Give me a minute". I said, "This is crap - I would rather be spending the time preparing for the show, which is the real reason we are here." Or something like that. At this point I actually got up to leave, but thought...."No. I am not a prima donna, I should give the guy another chance" ... so I sat down again and said, "OK, let's start again. we have probably 3 minutes left - ask me something decent!" The interview consulted his notes, and said, "Bohemian Rhapsody was released in 1976 in Holland. When was it released in England?" Those of you who know their Queen history know this is any case wrong. But really who cares? And if they did, why couldn't the interviewer find this out for himself, instead of using up supposed interview time about the tour with this nonsense?

Well, at this point, I lost it. I think I said .. "Sorry, this is truly a waste of time". And I left to do soundcheck and clean myself up ready for the show. It was a choice from that point on, time being short .... bad hair or bad fingers ! I opted for bad hair of course - hair washing just before playing gives soft fingers - a potential disaster. I was happy in the end.... it turned out to be the best show so far ..... one of those nights which truly justifies to me my lack of home life ...my physical battle to regain match-fitness... the whole thing ...even the interviews!! ha ha! It was a joy."


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Glad to see someone pays attention to me :)

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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But brian's egomaniac tendencies were apparent on the ANATO dvd where he talks about his own songs but not Fred's. Now one reason may be that they all owrked quite sepately on songs and therefore he did not know an awful lot about what went through Freddie's mind but it does strike me a sbeing a bit strange. That said though, he was the one who pushed for In The Lap of The Gods (a Mercury composition) to be included in the Magic tour setlist so his egomaniac character may just be a perception. I think Brian is a man of contradictions,a very complex type.


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

get a life, bitch


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bitch4freddie,

How would you like a date to the Queen+PR concert in Milwaukee? Then we can tell Brian how he is such an asshole, even though he is signing our autographs. Then you can tell them how you think it should be Smile+PR. And last, we can tell PR to stop invading everything we hold dearly. I mean, pretty soon, it'll be NaCl+PR. Better not get too thirsty because there will be a high price on H2O+PR. Oh SHIT! Id better not waste my daily allotment of O2+PR!


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It kind of sounds like this interviewer was not very well prepared or informed...just clueless in general, still Brian gave him a chance to get it right. Brian was probably a little nervous/excited about the performance and also was pressed for time. To him that time was precious in order to prepare for the show. It also seems that maybe Brian was 'put off' by the guy's demeanor in general. I don't think he's an egomaniac.

This is my first post on these boards and accidently used the 'new topic' the first time I tried to respond and wonked it up!! Sorry guys I'll do better next time!!

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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nanlovsbri wrote:

It kind of sounds like this interviewer was not very well prepared or informed...just clueless in general, still Brian gave him a chance to get it right. Brian was probably a little nervous/excited about the performance and also was pressed for time. To him that time was precious in order to prepare for the show. It also seems that maybe Brian was 'put off' by the guy's demeanor in general. I don't think he's an egomaniac.

This is my first post on these boards and accidently used the 'new topic' the first time I tried to respond and wonked it up!! Sorry guys I'll do better next time!!


You can edit it out.


But, Bitch4Freddie is a cunt and it begs for attention by doing things like this.


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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nanlovsbri wrote:

It kind of sounds like this interviewer was not very well prepared or informed...just clueless in general, still Brian gave him a chance to get it right. Brian was probably a little nervous/excited about the performance and also was pressed for time. To him that time was precious in order to prepare for the show. It also seems that maybe Brian was 'put off' by the guy's demeanor in general. I don't think he's an egomaniac.

This is my first post on these boards and accidently used the 'new topic' the first time I tried to respond and wonked it up!! Sorry guys I'll do better next time!!


You can edit it out.


But, Bitch4Freddie is a cunt and it begs for attention by doing things like this.



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Posted: 30 Dec 05, 00:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ahah when i saw that interview it made me like brian more..i was like YEAH BRIAN !! GOOD FOR YOU!!!

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Posted: 30 Dec 05, 00:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, QoW, Maybe I should change my name to Cunt4Freddie! What do you guys think?

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Posted: 30 Dec 05, 00:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spammers need to get a bloody life...

this is literally the 5th Bri's an Egomaniac thing Bitch has posted.
Ignore it...

Shes just gonna keep gettin things crossed and making brian to be an evil man and no matter what any of us say, we're not going to change her mind.
So dont even waste the time to tell her to stuff her nonsense...
Now im about to contradict myself and say...
Piss off...

I <3 Brian!

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Posted: 30 Dec 05, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Hey, QoW, Maybe I should change my name to Cunt4Freddie! What do you guys think?


You should show just how devoted to Freddie you are.

Could you possibly put in some spaces and spell out the words.

I mean, if you truly were a bitch for Freddie, you would put in the effort of being Bitch For Freddie, not Bitch4Freddie.


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Posted: 31 Dec 05, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Asterik wrote:

But brian's egomaniac tendencies were apparent on the ANATO dvd where he talks about his own songs but not Fred's. Now one reason may be that they all owrked quite sepately on songs and therefore he did not know an awful lot about what went through Freddie's mind but it does strike me a sbeing a bit strange. That said though, he was the one who pushed for In The Lap of The Gods (a Mercury composition) to be included in the Magic tour setlist so his egomaniac character may just be a perception. I think Brian is a man of contradictions,a very complex type.


But he may have spoken about Freddie's songs, but the comments may have been edited out. They used material of Freddie talking about his songs, and I think on the whole we'd rather here Freddie's voice explaining about his songs, and Brian's about his.

Of course, if we had the time, I'd like to hear it all - each member disecting all the songs from their point of view, but the commentary needed to fit with the length of the track.

Brian generally likes to talk about his own songs, and I don't think we can blame him for that, it's natural to talk about your own creations. I also am not surprised that he likes to play his songs more, as they are generally more guitar orientated.

When he does talk of Freddie, he is always positive and recognises Freddie's contribution to Queen and music in general.

The fact that he doesn't immediately claim that Bo Rhap is the best song ever is probably due to a sense of modesty. I think he's proud of Queen and what they achieved, and has stated that their work and Bo Rhap in particular, is worthy, but doesn't necessarily want to sound biased by bigging up Bo Rhap more than he has done.

As for the medal he received, it's deserved in my opinion. Many artists have received medals from the British state for services to art and music in particular. i think brian has invested a lot into charity work and the music business (more than he's received recognition for in the past), and it was for this that he recieved the award.

And I don't see anything wrong with his own website publishing pictures of him and his medal. Remember that he has an editor for the website, and that not everything that is added is necessarily added by him, although in this instance he would have needed to supply the photo and the comment that went with it.


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Posted: 31 Dec 05, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont think he could have answered is BO RHAP the best QUEEN song ever because many people cannot. I love BO RHAP, but i also love many many other tracks that were never even hits.
So to narrow it down to one song like that simply because of its huge success is not an easy thing and i believe thats a personal preference question.

And STOP BITCHING ABOUT THE WEBSITE! ITS CALLED BRIANMAY.COM FOR CHRIST SAKES!

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Posted: 31 Dec 05, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bitch4Freddie wrote:

Hey, QoW, Maybe I should change my name to Cunt4Freddie! What do you guys think?



no u should just change ur name to Cunt. or what would be better is if u left no one cares about ur "update". if u really loved freddie so much ude relize that Brian and Freddie were great friends and Brian knows him better than u, and there for knows what hes doing to either make fred proud or put him to shame. and as he's said he is not doing anything to offend freddies legacy he's just havin some fun. and good for him hes allowed to.


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Posted: 31 Dec 05, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bravo