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    Posted: February 28 2012 at 05:57
I agree, Bryan May is a better singer for Queen than George  Michael, Rogers and Lambert together.
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Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky

 
What upsets me, and has been for years, is not so much that they drag the Queen-name in the dirt. It is rather that May and Taylor are wasting their talents as singers and song writers. In my view, they don't need any new singer. They can do it themselves. They have nice and distinctive voices of their own!


No reason indeed why they shouldn't.  It sounds more sensible to me than pinching a singer for a tour and a possible live album (re Paul Rodgers). 
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What upsets me, and has been for years, is not so much that they drag the Queen-name in the dirt. It is rather that May and Taylor are wasting their talents as singers and song writers. In my view, they don't need any new singer. They can do it themselves. They have nice and distinctive voices of their own!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote martinprog77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2012 at 04:33
Originally posted by twosteves

Queen tried to get the singer of Glass Hammer but Yes grabbed him first---Smile


in that case they should get this guy 
 





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I don't really have a quarrel with their decision to tour as Queen.  At least those who were not around in the 70s get to watch May and Taylor.  A band's identity cannot, except in the rarest of rare cases, derive from one iconic individual.  So it's not about Mercury having this irreplaceable voice or whatever for me.  Mercury was Mercury, but it's over.  I am just not convinced with the choice of Lambert and it does appear to me to be a move to cash in on his American Idol popularity.   Sorry, that's a cynical take LOL  but it's what it is.
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Originally posted by NotAProghead

^ Queen (or Queen+) play at stadiums. Theatres for May and, I'm afraid, clubs for Taylor solo.
Money aside, Queen's music is so good, why not to play it?
 
Personally, I would much rather see Brian May (and his solo band) in a theatre, or Roger Taylor in a club, than to see Queen+ (with whomever) in a stadium. Sure, they would make a lot less money that way, but they have enough money already, don't they? Besides, clubs and theatres are much cozier than stadiums anyway. 
 
Another point I want to make it this: had they focused 100% on their respective solo careers from the day Freddie died until today instead of doing this Queen+ nonsense, they might have been able to build themsevles a bigger following.
 
They could still have performed some Queen material on their solo tours (like May did in the 90's; see his Live At Brixton Academy live album and video), espcially the many songs that were originally sung by May and Taylor respectively on Queen albums.
 
What they are doing now, may bring in some money, but they are making fools out of themselves in the eyes of the "true" fans.  
 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2012 at 16:02
^ Queen (or Queen+) play at stadiums. Theatres for May and, I'm afraid, clubs for Taylor solo.
Money aside, Queen's music is so good, why not to play it?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SouthSideoftheSky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2012 at 14:31
Originally posted by ole-the-first

Why wouldn't Brian May and Roger Taylor continue their solo careers instead of performing good old songs with bad new vocalist?

Taylor did four great solo albums, and his fifth is due to release since 2010. It's a shame that they're concentrating their energy on such a dull projects.



This is exactly what I have been saying for years! This whole Queen+ thing was a mistake right from the start. I would much rather have further solo albums by May and Taylor, or perhaps a collaboration between the two (under a different name than Queen).  
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Originally posted by lazland

They want to keep bringing Queen's music to the masses, then? Absolutely s*d all to do with milking the said masses for every single penny they can for a retirement fund?

I'm getting terribly cynical as I get olderLOL
 
No, actually I don't think you are. I would even say that Mosh fits in the same boat a few times over. At least I know that there are not enough folks that want to see Tangerine Dream again with Chris Franke and Peter Baumann or Klaus Schulze in the days where his concerts were a meditation sitting in a Lotus position ... that even included a prayer!
 
Personally, it's all water under the bridge, and as much as I love AD2, the last thing in the world I want to see is them live ... after listening to "Live in London" and some of the stuff that has shown up recently ... is ... like listening to Robert Wyatt ... I think I like my grandchildren better!
 
In the old days we probably would have said something nasty to Adam, but I don't think that the whole thing for one man was about his being gay ... it was about who he was, and that last song of his said it all ... and I sincerely doubt that Adam can even pipe that song and not come off very good at all.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 13:08
Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

He's a great singer, but people seem to hate him here for the reason he's an American Idol product.
I don't think great. But pretty good singer. And I don't know much about American Idol. 
Though I can't believe Queen can't find a better-looking strong singer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Evolver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 13:04
I don't dislike Lambert for being a pop singer.  I dislike him for circumventing paying his dues by playing on a game show.
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Originally posted by NotAProghead

I like how Lambert sings Queen songs. But the way he looks is awful. Don't talk to me of homophobia, I don't care of his sexual preferences at all. 

God save the Queen of this partnership. Smile
This. He's a great singer, but people seem to hate him here for the reason he's an American Idol product. But yeah his appearance could be better. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 12:40
I like how Lambert sings Queen songs. But the way he looks is awful. Don't talk to me of homophobia, I don't care of his sexual preferences at all. 

God save the Queen of this partnership. Smile


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Perhaps trying to entice a younger crowd and it is real PC to have a homosexual in your band now.
 
Besides anybody who complains about the music, they can always claim it is because of homophobia 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2012 at 17:33
What stroke me wasn't the Adam Lambert stuff.

No, what stroke me is "Queen touring" stuff. Again.

I wonder what disturbs me the most: Yes touring despite its roundabout of singers? Queen touring like nothing changed? Jethro Tull releasing "Thick As A Brick II: the Return of the Son of Monster Magnet"? Black Sabbath nth-reformation?
I mean... What next? Iggy Pop touring with what's left of the MC5 and Nol Redding???
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Post Options Post Options   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2012 at 17:26
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Perhaps trying to entice a younger crowd and it is real PC to have a homosexual in your band now.
 
Besides anybody who complains about the music, they can always claim it is because of homophobia 
 
This is Queen you know.  I don't think they would employ a gay singer because it might be percieved to be 'PC'.   They have had plenty of experience of homophobia in the past (Reaction to 'I want to break free' video for example.)
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Perhaps trying to entice a younger crowd and it is real PC to have a homosexual in your band now.
 
Besides anybody who complains about the music, they can always claim it is because of homophobia 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lizzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2012 at 15:21
It's not exactly a tour (well not yet anyway). It is supposed to be another Queen + project at the Knebworth Sonisphere festival. However, looking at what the media have been writing these past few days, it's a That-guy-from-American-Idol + back-up band event.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote martinprog77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 23 2012 at 13:47
i was talking with a friend about this and he said that the perfect guy should be the singer from  the darkness 
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