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Added on 18-Oct-2008

by MICKEY NOONAN - Thursday, October 16, 2008

Queen + Paul Rodgers

Love them, loathe them or dance naked round your living room on a Friday night to Fat Bottomed Girls, there's no denying that Queen owed their fame to frontman Freddie Mercury.

Now that bassist John Deacon has retired, just half of the original line-up remains and, since 2005, their singer has been former Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers, resulting in the newish, naffish name of Queen + Paul Rodgers. This current tour features tunes from the trio's recent album, The Cosmos Rocks.

It's decent arena rock, but 17 years on from Mercury's death, is it really Queen? Nope. However you look at the maths, unless Elizabeth Windsor decides to grow a magnificent 'tache and put in a star turn, calling it Queen is pushing it slightly.

Sun, Sheffield Arena, Broughton Lane, Sheffield, 7pm, £39.50 and £49.50. Tel: 0114 256 5656.

Submitted by: mickyparise

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