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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By famous Queen fans, I mean not only musicians claiming to be influenced by Queen but also any celebrity who has admitted to be a fan of the band. I was just curious about this. Many of you here might find this pointless but please co-operate. =) So...kindly list some famous Queen fans. :)
I know very few and even those I'm not sure about. I heard that all the Beatles became fans of Queen after their break-up. My friend said that Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney appear on the DVD of "Queen - The Magic Years" and claim that Queen is one of their favourite bands. I don't have the DVD so I can't confirm. But I do know that Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin as well as Michael Jackson are fans. I remember a website once reported that Paul McCartney said "Freddie Mercury was better than Robert Plant and he himself knows it" in response to a BBC survey in which all four members of Led Zeppelin won the best vocalist, drummer, guitarist and bassist polls and dismissed the poll as "rigged and absurd". Hope I'm making sense here. =)


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Extreme, Foo Fighters, Darkness, Def Leppard and Axl Rose have been very very vocal about Queen as an inspiration.


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim & Niek have been reported to be huge Queen fans, Queen & Paul Rodgers were their support act during the Loosch in Europe '05 Tour


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Me!


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Robert de Niro & Ben Elton are other obvious fans.

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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Christoph Daum

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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Me!


Bah! You stole my joke!

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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dogwithabone wrote:

Robert de Niro & Ben Elton are other obvious fans.


I saw an interview with De Niro and he had hardly heard of Queen, but did say he "thought" his daughter liked them. WWRY was purely a business venture I think. I assume that if the Mercury biopic gets made, it will be a Tribeca production.

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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Robert de Niro isn't a fan... When he was asked what his favourite song was you could see on the look of his face that he didn't know what to answer, because he didn't know any


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saif wrote:


My friend said that Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney appear on the DVD of "Queen - The Magic Years" and claim that Queen is one of their favourite bands. I don't have the DVD so I can't confirm.


If you search "Queen Magic Years" (or something to that effect) on YouTube, it will show up and you can watch it there. It's fairly interesting/entertaining.

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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you're wrong about De niro...I remember when they asked him that question at the press conference. He probably thought that it was a pretty faggy question to ask! They did ask him previously to that if he was a Queen fan and he said yes.

I can just picture him secretly lipsyncing to Queen when he is by himself lol.


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ta mère

hmm, c'est une farce très vieille


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

andrew wood from MLB...

ah i know more i just cant think right now.


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 22:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Kiefer Sutherland


Gee..how did I know you would mention Keifer, Mr.24? :-P

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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Richard Gere. Read a quote where he was doing a film and would argue with the cast and crew that Queen's music stood up well to the great classical pieces of the masters.

George Seifert. Super Bowl winning NFL coach. Saw an interview where he said that he liked Queen music a lot.


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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 00:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

azzadude wrote:

Well, the dudes who made "Shaun of the Dead" had two Queen Songs in there, so I would say they had some influence from queen.


Yeah, apparently the director Edgar Wright is the big Queen fan there. Their new film 'Hot Fuzz' should hopefully follow-up the Queen showing in Shaun of the Dead, whether with Hot Space paraphenalia or not!

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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 04:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Robert de Niro isn't a fan... When he was asked what his favourite song was you could see on the look of his face that he didn't know what to answer, because he didn't know any


No that's just his Taxi Driver look...

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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kurt Cobain from Nirvana was a fan too and mentioned Freddie in his suicide note. I heard that Robert De Niro was going to produce the biopic or direct it but never heard that he was a fan...well who knows. Also, the director of Cowboy Bebop(an anime/Japanese cartoon), Shinichiro Watanabe is a fan of Queen, there are two episodes alluding to Queen in the show. One of the sessions(episodes are called sessions in CB) is "Heavy Metal Queen"(Session #7) and another is "Bohemian Rhapsody"(Session #14). I have all the DVDs so I checked. And in the Guilty Gear series of fighting games, one of the main characters is Sol Badguy who takes his name from Freddie's album "Mr. Bad Guy" and he is a fan of Queen in-game as well. He's modeled after Freddie and his favourite possession is Queen's album "Sheer Heart Attack". Thanks celli for informing me that I can find "Queen - The Magic Years" clips on YouTube. I'll check them out later because YouTube is down for maintainence. I read long ago that Al Gore was a fan, as well as Steve Jobs(Founder and CEO of Apple). Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Cliff Richard, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart and George Michael are admirers too, if not fans. And how can one forget David Bowie. Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones hates Queen though, I think...


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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 05:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bob Harris who presented the music show The Old Grey Whistle Test and now presents on Radio 2 in the UK is a big Queen fan.