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Posted: 17 May 06, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does it matter...?

But since your asking, he would probably still be doing something Queen, but probably mostly quiet. And there wouldnt be any damn Robbie Williams/Crazy Frog/5ive covers of Queen!!! Gah!

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Posted: 17 May 06, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, there would be covers...just...um, not quite to the scale that we have now. I'm sure Fred would still be with Queen, but he'd do the one off solo thing as well I'm sure of it...


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Posted: 17 May 06, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder...

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Posted: 17 May 06, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

chefman5150 wrote:

No, there would be covers...just...um, not quite to the scale that we have now. I'm sure Fred would still be with Queen, but he'd do the one off solo thing as well I'm sure of it...


DEFFINITLY not to this scale...there might still be a musical though, because I have an (audio) interview of him saying he'd like to do a musical one day...

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Posted: 17 May 06, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He'd probably be biting some pillow...


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 17 May 06, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie would still record albums and tour with Queen so that "Made In Heaven" wouldn't have been released. and Paul Rodgers wouldn't tour with Queen. I mean, Rodgers is a great singer, but someone told me that singers tryig to sing lead live for Queen's tour is like trying to fit into someone else's big shoes (correct me if I'm wrong).

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Posted: 17 May 06, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyway, it'd be nice to ask Freddie's spirit if he was in fact a fan of Paul's, or if Roger and Brian made that up in order to justify their tour.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 17 May 06, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess we'll never know Sebastian!

As for what he'd be doing if he were alive still... I think he used to shortchange himself on the subject of aging and being unable to do what he did. Singing-wise, he was only getting better with age I reckon. He was slowing down on stage, but he always would have been able to record kick-arse stuff.


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Posted: 17 May 06, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's see...I believe that if Freddie was still alive, he would most definitely not be doing what he did in the 70's/80's. Obviously, at 59 going on 60, it's unimaginable to think of an older Freddie prancing around, spinning and running across the stage. It's a little far-fetched...

I would hope he would be continuing his solo career, if he were still alive. Mr. Bad Guy and Barcelona had some very good moments, and The Great Pretender (the song) was a welcome change to his otherwise wild style. Not only that, look at solo careers from veteran artists these days.

Paul McCartney - His solo career has been amazing, even after the breakup of the Beatles. Chaos And Creation In The Backyard is probably his best album yet.

Mark Knopfler - The former Dire Straits frontman has been doing great. His latest album, All The Roadrunning (which he recorded with Emmylou Harris) is a good listen in my opinion. Different in sound, but good.

David Gilmour - Former Pink Floyd frontman has been doing very well solo. After breaking from the band, he released a couple of solo albums, and his latest record, On An Island, has been very successful worldwide.

Don't get the wrong idea, though: I'm not saying Freddie would quit Queen and it would be over, no way.
I'm saying he should keep Queen going, but put some more attention on his solo career. Queen has done so much already, so Freddie's solo career could use a good boost.


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Posted: 17 May 06, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Strip artist.


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Posted: 17 May 06, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

" Anyway, it'd be nice to ask Freddie's spirit if he was in fact a fan of Paul's, or if Roger and Brian made that up in order to justify their tour. "

Been wondering that myself...

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Posted: 17 May 06, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Suigi wrote:

Strip artist.


True. :P

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

I think he'd have his own chat show.

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Posted: 17 May 06, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dude, that would be sooo hilarious, I'd watch every day.

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Posted: 17 May 06, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Trying to run away from me stalking him.


Just Kidding =)

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Posted: 17 May 06, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sure you are :P

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Posted: 17 May 06, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Imagine Freddie on his chat show trying to break up a fight.

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Posted: 17 May 06, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie would still be with Queen recording and touring. I think John would still be in the band also.

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Posted: 17 May 06, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nathan wrote:

I think he'd have his own chat show.


That would be interesting.
Better than Ellen or Jerry, I'd tell you that much.
Each show starts with a little sing-along with the audience. "Daaaaaay-Oh!"


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Posted: 17 May 06, 20:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Better than fucking TONY DANZA!!!Hahaha, he struts out on stage *raises fist* AYYYEEEE OH! *audience* AYYYYYEEEE OH!