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Added on 29-Sep-2005

It appears even New York Times journalists visit Queenzone.A recent article discussing the state of bands replacing singers cited the notice board and a particular queenzoner...

The article, taking a negative look at replacement singers, quotes:

"For bands strongly identified with a lead vocalist, things are tougher. Not all Queen fans are happy with the arrival of Rodgers, who also sang for the bands Free, of which he was a founder in 1968, and the Firm, a short-lived 1980s outfit. On the message board at <b></b>, one poster who goes by the name KingMercury echoed a common feeling toward Queen + Paul Rodgers, as the act is now known. "I will not complain about the current tour, and if its right to tour under the name of Queen," the message said, "but, Queen, that fabulous and giant band, died with Freddie, in 1991." Still, for the casual fan, a sound-alike singer belting out a proven hit often is good enough, says John Kalodner, the artist scout who is credited with developing acts like Foreigner and Aerosmith. "If a performer can pull off a song 75, 80 percent, people will have the rest in their head," he said."

The whole article can be read at:

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Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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