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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a soapbox entry on Brian's site dated July 13th where he goes on a bit of a rant about how Freddie did his solo thing, they all (Brian, Roger and John) helped, and then he (Freddie) dissed them all by saying something like, "thanks to Brian, Roger and John for staying out of this".

Brian goes on to talk about how Freddie hired a guy to play like him (Brian), etc, and if Freddie wanted to sound like Queen, why didn't he just work this project with Queen?

Are his complaints legit? Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it came off as whiny and immature. He even went on to say how maybe people are ready for a Freddie solo album now since nobody wanted one then.

It sounds like Brian has some lingering love/hate issues with Freddie. For those in the know, I guess this is nothing new, but it was quite a surprise to me.

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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 20:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course he has a right to be piqued.


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

every band has their problems. so i guess, yeah. if these things are true, then they do have a right to get mad.

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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, I didn't really know what to think about this issue. Very delicate.


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well didn't Brian work on the demos of the songs? I'm not sure he worked on the released ones!


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 21:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

innadizon wrote:

every band has their problems. so i guess, yeah. if these things are true, then they do have a right to get mad.


I guess that's more my question - Are these things true? Whether they have the right to be piqued depends on that, yes?


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 21:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Eh, every band has their in-fights. I suppose this is just one of those "grr" issues that came up.


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 21:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brian still loves freddie anyway. he has so much praise for him, despite his "faults", if i may say that. :) i sourced this from his soapbox, by the way.




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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 22:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

innadizon wrote:

brian still loves freddie anyway. he has so much praise for him, despite his "faults", if i may say that. :) i sourced this from his soapbox, by the way.




He does praise him. Whenever I've seen him speak about Freddie it's always with this kind of reverie. That's why this seemed strange to me. His resentment is very clear and that shocked me.


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Human beings are multi-faceted, you know.


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

beautifulsoup wrote:

Human beings are multi-faceted, you know.


true. best friends have some 'problems' with their best friend, and it's inevitable. but they still totally respect each other right? this is just the same for any rockstar, like brian.

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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember Freddie said in an interview about Queen... in reference to them compared to him, he said "Leave it to me for writing the hits" but you could tell he was joking due to his facial expression, plus it was during 'The Works' release, and his only hit was It's A Hard Life and it wasn't the best charter on the album.


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wasn't radio gaga a hit too? and i want to break free? and hammer to fall? :)

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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 22:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

innadizon wrote:

wasn't radio gaga a hit too? and i want to break free? and hammer to fall? :)


Yeah! Radio GaGa was the biggest!

But Freddie was making a joke and said "leave it to me for the hits!"

Then again, Radio GaGa was reminxed by Freddie... and probably deserved a co-credit. Especially since it's been publically admitted that Freddie changed the song around so it's complementing the radio, instead of the Roger version whiched dissed it...


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 23:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

haha! freddie's so funny. :)

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

maybe he resents his dying, even after all these
years. he always seemed to praise him, and then at times he seems to downplay freddies part. I know john was very deeply affected by freddies death that he said thats it, without freddie theres no more queen.

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

true. there is still queen without freddie, but no one can really replace him, right?

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 01:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this question could be re-phrased as "Did any of these humans have problems/feelings about things and were they ALLOWED ot voice it?" nice. what kind of things do you have feelings about that weren't really "legit" but still EXISTED?


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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they may be "piqued" at Freddie, yes, but in my opinion they just shouldn't...not anymore after so many years...what happened most of the time, is that when the guys came in the studio together to start recording for a new album, they would all put their ideas on the table, sit and listen to what they had come up with, and start trying to play these ideas and work them out. Sometimes there were songs of a much too personal character that wouldn't be fit as a Queensong on an album. Freddie wrote loads of too personal stuff, that the band didn't want on a Queen-album. So, Freddie gathered many of them in the end, and put them on a solo album. Brian saying now, that he feels abused and kicked away by Freddie, stating on the album that he is thanking them for not interfering with this project, is also partially his own fault, as they could have chosen some of these songs as Queen ones....but that is always afterwards... I think he shouldn't be too negative about all this. It is all in the past, and nothing can be changed...ever...it is history now. But then again, one will only regret in life, those things one didn't do, when the chance was there. Freddie gave them a chance, they did't take it then, so now they shouldn't be "picked" at Freddie now....but if they do now...it says all about them, an nothing about Freddie.....


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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 04:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I have to say is that Brian knew him


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