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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From the American Idol website:

Tuesday, we turn to the iconic music of QUEEN. Don’t miss a note of what will surely be a legendary night, Tuesday 8/7c. Then come back for the *1-hour results show, at a special time, Wednesday 8:30/7:30c, which will also feature a live performance by QUEEN.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well that fucking blows, I was not gonna watch it, but shit now I have too.


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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They will also be shown rehearsing with contestants on Tuesday's episode.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ehmmmm...wow.
What was Brian saying some years ago about this show where a band searches for a new singer? I thought he despised this kind of bull-shit TV. Well, maybe Roger is a big fan of this....

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

willem-jan wrote:

ehmmmm...wow.
What was Brian saying some years ago about this show where a band searches for a new singer? I thought he despised this kind of bull-shit TV. Well, maybe Roger is a big fan of this....


I am sure he does. I also sure he loves $$$ more :-)

Anyway it's not like they are looking for a singer through this show. It's a one time apperance. They have done FAR worse things.....

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's all about keeping Queen's music in the public's eye, kids.

You, me and everyone on this board have been fans collectively for years. Some of you were lucky enough to become fans before 1991 and can sit here criticizing pretty much everything they've done since. The fact of the matter for Brian and Roger is to keep Queen's music from slipping into the past, remembered only by audiophiles and hardcore fans. This is especially important in the US, where music is flavour-of-the-month and songs are forgotten when the next big single comes out.

Not everything an artist does is for the benefit of the almighty fan, boys and girls. Winning over new fans and trying new things (whether they succeed or fail) is what keeps music alive.

I didn't really know who Queen were until Freddie's death and the Tribute Concert. THAT was exposure for them, televising the concert (along with being a way for fans to be involved). If I hadn't seen that, I probably wouldn't have gotten into Queen as deeply as I have.

Sometimes, it's about preaching to the unconverted. It's not always about "What will the fans like?" The strange mentality that dictates to some music lovers that a band has remain the property of the fan, and that once they try to extend beyond that means selling out somehow, is not one to which I've ever subscribed.

I'm not content to wallow in the past, curled in the fetal position listening to Queen II and moaning, "Why, Brian? Why Roger? Where have you gone John Deacon, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you?"

American Idol is a stupid show, in my opinion, but Queen are not lowering themselves by being on it. Millions of people watch and those millions will hear some great music that night.

I'm wondering what they're going to play. I'm guessing Radio Ga Ga and Hammer To Fall, unless they bring Paul along, then it's anybody's guess.

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great post, rhyeking. You're right, it's about keeping the music alive. At the San Diego show, Brian specifically thanked the young people who came to the show.

For what it's worth, I was extremely disappointed to see Mandisa eliminated from American Idol last night. She could have done a great job with numerous Queen songs. (in my opinion, she was the best of the bunch)

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amen to that! I would never have known who Queen was if my best friend hadn't gotten me into the TV show Highlander, and Queen was practically the soundtrack for the show. As I didn't know who they were until after Freddie's death (RIP Freddie), I have collected the old stuff. I live in the US, and we are such a self-centered country that you have to look hard to find anything that isn't American, and if you cool off then America drops you like a hot potato. Most people over here know the basic arena anthems (We will rock you, We are the champions) and almost everyone knows Bohemian Raphsody, they just don't know the other stuff Queen did. Anything that can get them more fans is terrific! I came across a Euphonium group from the Music Building on CMU's campus the other day, and they were playing Bohemian Raphsody. At frist I was kinda upset, because I felt it was butchering it, but then I realized that if it got one more person curious about who Queen is and was and what an impact they had on music, then it was worth the bad Euphonium playing. I won't be able to watch American Idol since I don't have cable right now, but I hope all goes well.


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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm curious about where are our famous defenders of "everything what Brian and Roger are doing" now... Hey, guys!

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's SO AWESOME!!! I can't wait to see this WOOO HOOO!!!! :) I am sooo excited.....

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And didn't Brian, on one of his Soapbox rants say something about how much he despised this format for finding potential talent? The hypocricy in amazing......


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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote:

And didn't Brian, on one of his Soapbox rants say something about how much he despised this format for finding potential talent? The hypocricy in amazing......


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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 11:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote:

And didn't Brian, on one of his Soapbox rants say something about how much he despised this format for finding potential talent? The hypocricy in amazing......


Brian says alot of things....

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What are they gonna do when they find ALL the contestants can sing better than Rodgers!!!!!!????

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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rhyeking wrote:

It's all about keeping Queen's music in the public's eye, kids.

You, me and everyone on this board have been fans collectively for years. Some of you were lucky enough to become fans before 1991 and can sit here criticizing pretty much everything they've done since. The fact of the matter for Brian and Roger is to keep Queen's music from slipping into the past, remembered only by audiophiles and hardcore fans. This is especially important in the US, where music is flavour-of-the-month and songs are forgotten when the next big single comes out.

Not everything an artist does is for the benefit of the almighty fan, boys and girls. Winning over new fans and trying new things (whether they succeed or fail) is what keeps music alive.

I didn't really know who Queen were until Freddie's death and the Tribute Concert. THAT was exposure for them, televising the concert (along with being a way for fans to be involved). If I hadn't seen that, I probably wouldn't have gotten into Queen as deeply as I have.

Sometimes, it's about preaching to the unconverted. It's not always about "What will the fans like?" The strange mentality that dictates to some music lovers that a band has remain the property of the fan, and that once they try to extend beyond that means selling out somehow, is not one to which I've ever subscribed.

I'm not content to wallow in the past, curled in the fetal position listening to Queen II and moaning, "Why, Brian? Why Roger? Where have you gone John Deacon, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you?"

American Idol is a stupid show, in my opinion, but Queen are not lowering themselves by being on it. Millions of people watch and those millions will hear some great music that night.

I'm wondering what they're going to play. I'm guessing Radio Ga Ga and Hammer To Fall, unless they bring Paul along, then it's anybody's guess.


Thank you, you've saved me from having to write anything in this thread!


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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"And didn't Brian, on one of his Soapbox rants say something about how much he despised this format for finding potential talent? The hypocricy in amazing......"

Hmmm... it does strike me as a bit two-faced that he'd go on something like Idol.
There might be a slight technical difference between a show that launches an artist in their own right, and a show that auditions for a singer... personally, the former sucks because the contracts are so shitty, and the latter sucks because it's the kind of thing I'd want to do off-TV.
Hmmm. Not sure what Brian's thinking is on this, lets flood his e-mail and find out.

"I'm curious about where are our famous defenders of "everything what Brian and Roger are doing" now... Hey, guys!"

Hahhaa, funny. I have to say though, I might be one of those folks that defends Brian and Roger a lot, but it's not because it's Brian and Roger, it's because (usually) I agree with them.

This Idol appearance is bunk to me because I'm already sold on Queen. But I have to agree with ol' rhyeking here. The exposure will be invaluable.


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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well i cannot to see the show i have been thinking about since i heard they were going to do queen songs. i was introdused to by the movie waynes world. when i saw the video of boh rhap. i was laughing cause of the sceans of the movie. then i found out on an old show on vh1 called my generation. brian was hosting it and they show a bunch of there videos. i didnt know about freddie dying of AIDS untill a little later. when another one bites the dust was playing was like oh my god my older brother would sing that. it brought a tear in my eye cause my older brother died in 1986 of a car hitting him. so i knew it was fate that i would love this band and learn so much about freddie and the other.
i have my predictions on the other thread but i cant not wait to see them. one other thing paul rogers is not bad guy. i think freddie would respect him for what he is doing.


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

IM SOOOO EXCITED!
Ive been watching AI since season 1...

AAAHHH! And last night when i saw the promo, i literally, FREAKED!!! I knew that next week was gonna be QUEEN week, but i wasnt sure if they were going to actually perform --(which is usually the pattern, the artist will perform the night of elimination)--because of the tour...

BUT OMG!!! THEY GOT TO WORK WITH QUEEN! thats all i was saying...my mom kept telling me to calm down, but i couldnt!!! :-P
And i know people are saying Bri's being a hypocrite, but i dont see it as that way. He has said that he doesnt understand these shows, but however, this is not a show where they are looking for a lead singer of THEIR band. They've already got the talent there, and they're doing a sendoff for QUEEN so it only makes sense that they go and actually be on the show....

And i was very sad that Mandisa was voted off, she would have rocked a Queen ballad...
Grrr... I hope no one will butcher anything....

I CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM!! (AGAIN! sure its on TV, but eh, its a live performance!)

And it will expose many others to QUEENS music outside of (hopefully more outside of) WATC, WWRY and BO RHAP...
I kinda hope no one does BO RHAP, unless its QUEEN anyways... but we'll j/ wait and see...

oye... now i gotta wait 5 days for this.... the anticipations already killing me!

WHO LOVES TAYLOR HICKS??? ME! That guy is awesome!! I cant wait to see what he was gonna do... But im sad Mandisa's gone... i thought she had the best range and talent...


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Posted: 06 Apr 06, 18:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they just do it for promotion and they are right.if that's the only way to make queen's music famous at the young people in the USA then they should do it.

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Benn wrote:

And didn't Brian, on one of his Soapbox rants say something about how much he despised this format for finding potential talent? The hypocricy in amazing......
Maybe you should think through your posts before hitting "Submit". Brian said that he would never do what INXS did - which was search for a new singer in an American Idol-type format. He NEVER said that he "despised" shows like Idol just in general. Brian and Roger aren't going onto Idol looking for a new singer - they're judging the contest, performing live, and keeping their music in the public eye. He isn't doing anything hypocritical at all.

I've never watched an episode of American Idol in my life, but I can't wait to tune in for that episode.


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