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Posted: 04 Dec 06, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Q. Are they doing it for the money?

A. Of course. Would you do your job for free? On a less "greedy" note, I'm sure Brian and Roger want to make music together instead of just sitting around idly for the rest of their lives. Surely, they get joy out of performing live together?

Q. Why no John involvement?

A. Because he doesn't want to. I'm sure he feels that he's done all that he wants to do and would like to remain with his children and wife as long as he can.

Would you be questioning their intentions if it WASN'T Q+PR, if they had gone out solo or as a duet? They aren't Queen anymore, anyone who thinks otherwise is foolish; they're a new band, but they're also a brand. Obviously, something has sparked their interest to record new music, but if it went out as something other than Q+PR, it wouldn't receive as much recognition. And they've been Q+PR since March 2005, so it would also be foolish to change their name this far into their revitalization.

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Posted: 04 Dec 06, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and, WWRY was in 2001/2. They've been getting a lot of attention ever since 2000. I remember wondering why all these Queen related accolades and docus were coming from at the time. It was a weirdly interesting time. And that's from the last 5 years.

Adam.

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Posted: 04 Dec 06, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Metal Head wrote:

Thank you so much Lester, what was I thinking? I must have been losing it... *slaps self in the face*

Their was no sarcasm their...


I can't tell if you're actually being sarcastic -- my meter is broken -- but it's up to you what you decide. If you want to believe that Brian and Roger are taking a crap on the Queen name and are just doing it for the money, then there's no way anyone can change your mind. If you want to believe they genuinely like performing with each other and are glad to have found a catalyst (Paul) to get out on stage again, while making a bit of money as well, then there's no way anyone can change your mind.

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Posted: 04 Dec 06, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

u know Queen: they're just bored.


"Boredom is the biggest disease in the whole world, darling."

Unfortunately, I have it.

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

skiqueen wrote:

u know Queen: they're just bored.


i mean, Rog n Bri. i dont think i should have used Queen.....


"Boredom is the biggest disease in the whole world, darling."

Unfortunately, I have it.

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Posted: 04 Dec 06, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you shouldn't... But Brian and Roger can.

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Posted: 04 Dec 06, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


If they were doing this for charity like The Who, they'd have a little more credibility in the real world outside of fandom.

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Posted: 04 Dec 06, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mrjordy wrote:*Brian and Roger, now being the two remaining founding members who own copyrights as well as full rights to the Queen name, have every right in the book to use Queen as their current band's name.



They may have the legal right to call themselves Queen...........

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Posted: 04 Dec 06, 21:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It'd be fair to say they've probably given more to charity through record sales than you guys have. Let's not try and get all moral high-horsie, eh? It just sounds stupid.


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Posted: 04 Dec 06, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Metal Head you're just 17,grow up


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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes definitely greedy,..,and old. If Queen exists today then surely Beatles and LedZeppelin too exist nowdays,.... no? Then all are gone!!

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't really give a fuck WHY they're doing it as long as they actually ARE doing it.


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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's pretty clear that the people bitching and moaning about Brian and Roger are not musicians with a substantial body of work.
If they were they'd know that the desire to perform doesn't really leave you. It may be dormant but can be rekindled.
As a musician I can tell you it's an incredible feeling to play for "your" audience.
Their age is irrelevant. As longs as they're capable and have the desire then they should.
With respect to charitable donations, do some research. They've been quite generous on personal and corporate levels finacially and with time and effort.

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mrjordy wrote:

SKIQUEEN:

Thank you for once again hijacking a perfectly innocent Queen-related thread. Unfortunately for you, you are not and never will be a member of Queen, so Brian and Roger's choice to continue using the Queen name will never really affect you. Don't watch their shows, don't buy "Return Of The Champions" and don't let yourself get the least bit excited when Queen + Paul Rodgers tours next year and comes to a city near you.

Here's how Q+PR works:

1. Freddie Mercury died of AIDS.
2. John Deacon retired.
3. Brian May and Roger Taylor, founding members of Queen*, decide to go on tour.
4. Paul Rodgers does the singing (Freddie Mercury couldn't make it).
5. Danny Miranda plays bass (John Deacon chose not to tour. Again, he's retired).

*Brian and Roger, now being the two remaining founding members who own copyrights as well as full rights to the Queen name, have every right in the book to use Queen as their current band's name. They even have John Deacon's blessing!

If you'll take the "Queen" from statement 3 and combine it with "Paul Rodgers" from statement 4, you get motherfucking Queen + Paul Rodgers. Stop the bitching. Be glad that one of the greatest rock bands to ever exist are still together, in part and have one hell of a great singer fronting them. Better than Queen + Anastasia, isn't it?


I couldn't have said it better myself! You're my hero! :)

One thing I would like to add though. In the ROTC DVD there's a shot of Brian and Roger smiling at each-other - it's right at the end of "Feel Like Making Love". You can tell just by looking at them that they are having an ENORMOUS amount fun! Anyone who tries to take that away from them is a moron in my book.

Ta!

V.



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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They are just doing what they love to do. It just so happens that their "job" involves making good money. If I were that good and still able to get around, I'd be doing it myself. Several people think that recording and touring is easy but I guarantee you that they EARN the money they make. They aren't going to be billionares by any means. They accept the fact they don't have the status they once had as a whole. They don't care and it's pathetic that a lot of people do care. Let them live their lives.

As for John, I wonder if he is having some health issues. I don't want to speculate or get responses from people saying they have "seen" him out and he looks fine. The guys used to cover for Freddie until it was too obvious if you remember. I hope he is healthy and I don't think John is the type of person to not be involved and shut himself out of the world just to "spend time with his kids" (who by the way are grown adults now).

My point is we could sit here and make guesses, suggestions, and start rumors but the fact is they are doing what they want to do, not what we want them to do.


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

Two of John's kids, by the way, are younger than 14 years old (today is Luke's 14th birthday), so I won't call 'em as adults...

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

About John not taking part in Queen activities. From what we know of him he is very shy and retiring. He has done few interviews, he has never taken credit for the bands greatness, he had a fair amount of performance anxiety, in most concert footage his eyes are averted down, like he is trying not to look at the audience. I think his social anxiety and a sense of financial satisfaction are the main reasons he is retired. Now could he have fallen out with Brian and Roger or have health problems, possibly.

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's the same reason why Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) made a new album after a hiatus of nearly 30 years. He wasn't in it for the money. He did it because he enjoyed making music and he decided it was time to give it another go.

Same with Brian and Roger. They are natural musicians and they've felt the calling to get back to doing what they do best. That is, making music. (And great music at that)

So good luck to them. And if their album is anything like Yusuf's, it'll be spectacular. I will definitley buy this album when it's released.

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Posted: 06 Dec 06, 00:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



About the money..

I HOPE they did "We will rock you" with 5ive, only for the money. I bought the CD-single and played it once.

Or perhaps they wanted to stay popular with the "now-a-days" music-scene.

But I still don't get why they did it. They still have fame and fortune and everything that goes with it..

(YES, I quoted WATC at the end, I know it's not cool).

I'm really disapointed about the hole 5ive-project, and I think most of you will agree with me...?




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