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Discussion in 'Music' started by Michael Allred, Apr 1, 2008.
I guess America will have to wait until 2009. Damn
Is john deacon still with them?
I must admit, I love Queen, but I haven't been interested since FM died. I wish they'd call themselves something else besides Queen + Paul Rogers.
John Deacon retired in 1997 so he's not around.
I have no problem with them going under the Queen+ Paul Rodgers moniker.
Perhaps they should be Queen + Paul Rogers - Freddie Mercury - John Deacon = Something Else
I had given up on seeing Queen live...but maybe if they come to Canada I'll get my chance. I'm going to see Mark Knopfler this summer so that'll hold me over for a little while.
or perhaps we should just get over the whole name thing and dig the music......
I've only heard a few of their songs, but I didn't like the combination.
Greg, much like anything else, not everyone is gonna like everything.
I saw the Paul Rodgers Queen just once, on some awards show, and it was disturbing. Aside from too-much-sun face, he tries too hard with the Paul Rodgers affectations and ruins the songs for me.
Some people have even started calling him "Paul Rodgers!"
If you haven't seen it yet, their performance of the song "C-lebrity" is posted on YouTube...and I REALLY like it! A little more rock-oriented... (think along the line of "Headlong" for instance).
My initial impression of "C-lebrity" wasn't terribly positive. It's an "ok" song but I hope they're not planning on releasing it as the first single for the new album. Speaking of the album, if "The Cosmos Rocks" ends up being the actual title, I'm gonna shave May's head. Insipid.
I dunno, I was holding out for that promised "Queen+blues" combo they kept talking up, something similar to what Queen and Paul sounded like when performing the old Free chestnut "Fire & Water" (which you can find on youtube as well, taken from their "Super Live in Japan" DVD.) That was just an astounding performance. Eh....we've only heard two songs from the album to date (one of which, "C-lebrity," was live) with "Say It's Not True" being the strongest so far so maybe the other tracks will enliven the festivities.
I don't like how dated the lyrics to C-Lebrity are. Critiques of reality shows and the like just aren't original any more. It just felt like filler.
> I wish they'd call themselves something else besides Queen + Paul Rogers.
They do- they call themselves something else besides Queen + Paul Rodgers.
I don't get the objection; if they wanted to deceive people they could just call themselves Queen, like a lot of other bands would do.
Has anyone seen the tour? It didn't come within 200 miles of here.
I saw them on tour in 2006 and really loved it. No, it's not how I would have wanted it...I would prefer to see Freddie again...but it was a lot of fun. One nice thing (and something I DIDN'T enjoy about the original tours) was that Roger and Brian got to sing more. I never understood why Freddie did vocals on many of the songs those two had recorded.
This isn't a criticism of anyone on this thread, but I can't believe how sensitive some of the Q+PR fans are on YouTube. Someone says they don't like C-Lebrity (not me, I didn't comment at all), and everyone jumps on him, saying, "You're a Paul Rodgers HATER!" I've actually been a fan of Queen and Paul Rodgers the same length of time, and have seen Paul live. I just don't think they complement each other particularly well.
I think it just depends on the song. Have you seen their performance of "Fire & Water"? They do more than compliment each other, I think they proposed marriage!
I just listened to it--I think the Japanese performance. Really good.
Glad you liked it Greg!