Rock & Folk n°461
“Freddie Mercury was an irreplaceable Santa Claus, full of tricks. If Queen could not resist the urge to get back on stage, it’s because Paul Rodgers is as talented as he is humble, and because he never tries to copy Mercury, but sings the old hits with grace instead. Songs from his former bands (Free and Bad Co) perfectly fit in, as well as the Imagine cover, recorded in Hyde Park last July, which is the bonus on top of two royal hours.”
Senior writer Jerôme Soligny is a strong Queen supporter in an otherwise Queen-bashing magazine. He also did excellent reviews of recent releases such as Queen On Fire. He regularly writes on The Beatles and David Bowie, a good friend of his. And he wrote lyrics for Etienne Daho, Britpop-influenced French singer. Overall, a guardian of good taste isolated in a mag which thinks Nashville Pussy is the best band in the world.