|Take Good care of what you've got Brians father said to him
isn't it poetic that Paul plans to knob off with his band
Bad Company !!!!!!
there will be many a life long Queen fan in their thirties and forties saying
good riddance to bad rubbish
Sorry Paul, you may have been a smashing bloke (?) but good enough to replace the charisma, voice and artistic imput of Freddie ?????
Come on , you can't be serious !!!!!
(or maybe no one ever was !!!!!)
whadyall think ?????
|I won't beg him to come back.|
|I think it's a shame we didn't get better music out of them. I had faith that Brian might've rescued a 2nd album with a couple of good songs. On the other hand, I'm glad he's gone. Sick of his aimless blues trills and the way he pronounces 'through' the night. When he says it it's more like threeeeuuuuuuuu.... Really shits me. I stand by "Some Things That Glitter" though, there were Queen moments in there; you would cheat yourself by wishing to think otherwise.|
|it's really sad
the live shows were superb, and I thought the album was rock solid as well
I think a second album would have been a better product. Brian only writing 3 songs means he must have spent little time on QPR and much time on astronomy / t.r williams
also- name one major group whose debut album is their finest album?
had they stuck to it - I'm sure they would have produced some more great music.
and I love Paul. he did the songs his own way and managed to NOT sound like a second rate Freddie Mercury
|I agree "some things that glitter" is a very good song, but the album as a whole was boring, and the second tour was also boring. Time to move on, Paul and queen wern't a good fit..... Surf's up....Queens out!|
|My own opinion:
What would we have had if Queen had not recruited PR , i loved the fact that i got to see Queen Live again after last seeing them in 86 at knebworth.
The MEN show was a highlight of my year , the DVD shared on here Live in Chile was awesome , seeing Las Palabras des amour Live was again awesome.
Live in Argentina again shared on here.
Okay i was not a PR fan and admit i have criticised but looking back now at what they achieved(now they have called it a day) i now realise how good it was.
IF the biggest Rapper in the USA can manage to listen to Queen +PR and use a sample (i must admit i downloaded it immediately yesterday when i found out !!) then thats good enough for me.
Thanks PR and i do hope we have not seen the last of you.
On that not i will go off and enjoy Super live in Japan 5.1 HD I recommend it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(+a nice cold Stella)
On the other hand, I'm glad he's gone. Sick of his aimless blues trills and the way he pronounces 'through' the night. When he says it it's more like threeeeuuuuuuuu....
Really shits me.
Ha ha - spot on!!!
I think it's a shame we didn't get better music out of them. I had faith that Brian might've rescued a 2nd album with a couple of good songs.
On the other hand, I'm glad he's gone. Sick of his aimless blues trills and the way he pronounces 'through' the night. When he says it it's more like threeeeuuuuuuuu....
Really shits me.
I stand by "Some Things That Glitter" though, there were Queen moments in there; you would cheat yourself by wishing to think otherwise.
I liked Some Things That Glitter, there are Queen-y bits, but it has to be noted that there is also a distinct nasal twang on some of the slow bits. On the other hand... not as unpleasant as I would sing it, so maybe I should keep my mouth shut!
There were definate Queen moments on several songs, but Queen and blues don't go together. But I'm still so sad that the chance of another tour is virtually nil, so I will probably never hear them, and i'd listen to far more nasal, twangy, bluesy trilling for the chance to hear them.
|I liked every single song on the album (though I could live without Surf's Up...School's Out and Small reprise)
Paul Rodgers is a great live singer (better than most you'd probably find these days)
If they do get another singer, then I think they should get Gary Wright. I love his vocals and his songwriting. He's very underrated. (if you are interested in hearing some Gary Wright, I suggest the song Who I Am)
|Without the collaboration of Q+PR most of the younger (e.g. aged 35...30 and minus) fans would perhaps never had the chance to see BM + RT back live on stage together with that phenomenal Queen sound which we all just knew from the DVDs and Videos.
It was a business job which they have done - there was never the intension to replace FM or to re-new and re-form Queen in any way. It was a collaboration for the fun and joy for music. Somebody had to sing and for a certain time PR fitted the idea which BM + RT had + vise versa and I suppose it was at first to play live music (again).
That's what they did - they played live and it was good.
They gave us memories and perhaps the only thing they can be blamed for was making the "if-thoughts" only more melancholy.
The "If Freddie might still be there...how would it have been? How could they have sounded with Freddie in 2005 or 2008?" thoughts and theories.
I was very p***** of many discussions made concerning Q+PR on the internet and on Queen forums around the world only because of using the name Queen.
I was very p***** that many fans went to the concerts, bought all the QPR stuff and finally s*** all over everything which came out in the end.
I don't know how high the expections of many people were, but they must have been VERY high.
I was happy to see them live and everything else was a bonus - a different one, but a bonus.
Sounds naive for most of the hardcore fans, but that's what it was - simple and easy to explain.
I was very aware that the ideal for which in my opinion FM and Queen stands for cannot be reached but I was suprised how much I enjoyed the live shows. The album is another thing. It is different and not Queen. It's the result of the collaboration. It's a fine album for that short term collaboration. We don't know if Queen might still exist in these days if FM hadn't died and if JD hadn't gone on a long holiday. We don't know how they would sound in 2009.
In the end - it's over - nothing to say about that. Two business partners have split up.
I think the Queen fan base was hit heavily due to that collaboration and the different opinions about this project. The negative things stay - the positive things do hide behind, right?
This project was yet another chapter in the history of Queen and we shall leave it there.
New things might come up and new discussions can be made and hopefully the fans remind themselves of the reasons why the actually like Queen ;-).
|Very nice try, and Paul is a great singer. But you can't front Queen and hope not to be compared to what they were. Queen were magic - Q+PR wasn't.
I wish Brian and Roger would try to do something without the Queen name. Weren't they going to do something with a couple of guys from Yes a long time ago? Anyway, the Queen name may result in a lot of money, but it also carries a massive responsibility and legacy.
If they had called themselves The Squids, would we feel differently? Maybe...
But trying to live up to Queen is as impossible as trying to live up to the Beatles - even with the same players, recreating the magic is a daunting task.
Best wishes to Paul - great singer and good frontman. A Bad Company reunion should do well in the States.
|So What Do We REALLY think about PR Leaving Queen?
I actually think this is a really good question!
The first thing I thought about was my first reactions when I'd heard the Cosmos Rocks album. And I thought it was fun to hear some new music from Brian May and Roger Taylor and it didn't mean anything who the vocalist was, as long as it wasn't Freddie. I don't like the album all that much because Freddie Mercury was a huge part of Queen, but at least it's fresh and it's got a couple of Queen elements.
I'm not going to complain if May & Taylor make some more music with another vocalist. I think...
PS! I'm going to bed now : )
PPS! I don't understand why May & Taylor didn't sing sang sung on the album. I think Drowse is one of Queen's best songs, and I really like '39 and Loser in the End. ...and Fight from the Inside... Good night!
|What do I REALLY think about PR leaving Queen?
Is there REALLY anything to think about?
|What I really think....
I think this officially kills any chance of Roger and Brian ever touring again; with or without any frontman.
|I think its a shame they never got to develop their own sound but the odds were always against them. Some of Cosmos Rocks I really like but there is a lot of filler and some downright terrible songs on there too. Brian's Another World had more of the Queen sound than Cosmos Rocks but I still applaud them for trying something new. I just hope we don't return to the post Made In Heaven days of remixes of past hits and guest appearances by boy bands. Dark days indeed.|
|Perhaps you should look at it a different way.
Paul Rodgers sure looks to be in more "touring form" than Brian and Roger and the spares they put together in this recent band.
Brian still poses the same way he did back on the 82 tour. The solo is the same delay-pedal madness that we're used to. Roger continues to just add more gate to the snare drum. We all love these guys and enjoy watching them play, but it's not something we haven't seen before.
If someone of 'Freddie's calibur' were to come along, I think he'd pass on the old guys and try something fresh.
Micrówave wrote: Perhaps you should look at it a different way. Paul Rodgers sure looks to be in more "touring form" than Brian and Roger and the spares they put together in this recent band. Brian still poses the same way he did back on the 82 tour. The solo is the same delay-pedal madness that we're used to. Roger continues to just add more gate to the snare drum. We all love these guys and enjoy watching them play, but it's not something we haven't seen before. If someone of 'Freddie's calibur' were to come along, I think he'd pass on the old guys and try something fresh.
Damn - you're right.
|I agree with that last statement in bucketloads. they are the old band, set up as a new band, doing the same old things. As a result, imho of course, they seem to only play to the converted which must be very frustrating. Sebastian said that they should have renamed the band something else and i agree, it would have allowed them to be viewed as something else and been able to gain new fans and touch different people and also not have that huge wave of expectation on their shoulders. The comos was always going to be reviewed badly once its stacked up with their own back catalogue. Of course they wouldnt be able to play arenas which is probably the point. I mean, why would you want to slum it again. Now the new stuff is okay (depending on your opinion) but lets face it, live, everyone would rather hear we will rock you, bo rap and somebody to love. Their greatest hits are so popular now it really doesnt even matter who sings or plays the songs anymore. I think they were in danger of becoming their own tribute band. Or maybe they did i dont know. Even the songs that they chose to do on their tours seemed to be the most popular ones.But saying that, they both love to tour, they love the adulation and more importantly it keeps them happy which we all deserve so............... Oh yeah the question. i think its a good thing really.|
|I think it's sad in a way. Queen+Paul Rodgers has had their time i think, and that's too bad, cause I kinda liked it. Well, better than nothing right? I wish Paul good luck with BC or whatever the hell he's going to do. Anyone know if there is some grudges that might have passed us by? Was it really Paul leaving Queen and not the other way around?
Everyone seems so anxious about a new greatest hits, single box set or a 70's dvd.
I WANT NEW MATERIAL!
Either solo stuff or as "Queen" but now I definitly think it's time to leave the name Queen to rest. As in other threads, I'd hate to see Brian and Roger turn desperate and hire a new singer right away. I think they should focus on writing new and hopefully "harder" material and then see what happens...IF, they still want to of course. Otherwise I think they should call John and get together for a cup of tea and reminess about the good old days.
So what do we really think about PR (Paul Rodgers) leaving Queen is the question....here's my answer.
Had there been a North American tour, Paul would've stuck around, plain and simple.
Blame the record company all you want for bad promotion but the fact is, the album (cd) "The Cosmos Rocks" did quite well with a: me, b: I write that for although I lack PROOF, it's as if "Through The Night" was written with my song "All Through The Night" in mind, (another discussion for another time).
It's a shame, for I too think another QPR release (not just another live album) would've done well, remember Queen, the 1st release didn't do well either.
No matter who sings for Queen, with Queen, as a member or another Queen + (insert name here please) there'll always be "nobody better than Freddie" but then again, Queen + Paul Rodgers was an effort to be a relatively new band.
So what do I think? The Bad Company reunion with Paul and the 10 dates they have in the USA could've been the QPR Cosmos Rocks tour in the states, plain and simple.
I think they should've hired QueenZone to do the marketing, seriously!
|.....it's simple for me.....it sucks that he is leaving...
I was glad to get to see Brian and Roger live...playing Queen music in big venues...I thought Paul did a great job....no one would ever be Freddie ever so get over it and just enjoy the new music and seeing Brian and Roger having fun again...after all they are a huge part of the band that I have admired so much
yet there were always bitching people...saying "why are Roger and Brian making music....Queen died in 1991...the stupid "how dare they use the name of the band they founded and were in for 20 years" etc.....it seems that many would prefer that Brian and Roger do nothing....no music....and yet many of the same people just want them to search through the archives and release old videos....Most of these people I think were more Freddie fans than fans of the band....loved the vocal but did not fully grasp or appreciate the music behind the singer....Queen fans were always somewhat divided behind their allegence to one member or another so it is not at all surprising...some liked the heavy rock stuff....others liked the synth-laden softer pop songs...oh well
I really enjoyed what Brian and Roger did with Paul and I hope they may still find a way to do charity shows or make another CD...if not I hope Brian and Roger can still make new music together.....I hope I have some new music to look forward to.
|"No matter who sings for Queen, with Queen, as a member or another Queen +
(insert name here please) there'll always be "nobody better than
I agree, when Paul Rodgers would've been the lead singer since 1970 and died of Aids in 1991 and there was some guy from Free called Freddie Mercury who fitted in and sang with Queen for 5 years he would've been no Paul Rodgers. And a lot of Queenzone would be relieved that Freddie finally left Queen.
Queen without Paul Rodgers is no Queen!!!!!
It should've been called Queen Minus John & Paul + Freddie Mercury!!!!!!!!!11oneone!!1onetwo!1
mahlers.com wrote: Blame the record company all you want for bad promotion but the fact is, the album (cd) "The Cosmos Rocks" did quite well with a: me, b: I write that for although I lack PROOF, it's as if "Through The Night" was written with my song "All Through The Night" in mind, (another discussion for another time).No, that's not a discussion for any time. Just what the hell were you drinking when you wrote that?
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|HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!|
|Really dissapointed that it's over. I love TCR, and I'd rather have a new album from Q+PR and a tour (Australia please) than the anthologies at this point. Once the anthologies hit, that's it. All over. No more Queen.I'm far more interested in what new stuff they might come up with in the next 5 years or so. Can't see them touring at 70, but who knows.|
|What I REALLY think ? (topic question) :
I think Paul Rodgers joined Queen (or what's left of it) at the right moment in time (for me personally) and I also think he left at the right moment in time. I fully enjoyed it while it lasted (visited 7 shows), but I won't lose a minute of sleep now he's gone. It's been great and it's good that it's over now. Time to move on!
There are so many fantastic bands out there that are so much more exciting to see perform live in concert than ANOTHER Queen + Paul Rodgers tour could ever possibly be.
Good to see at least ONE person within Queen + Paul Rodgers is wise enough to see this too...
|What has queen got from this relationship? A new average album, a few live dvd/cds noone really wants and fair enough a good tour.
What has paul got from this relationship? Same as above plus new fans so he could release his own stuff have a world tour and reform his own band. Not bad eh.
e-man wrote: also- name one major group whose debut album is their finest album?Oasis? The Sex Pistols? The Stone Roses? The list goes on.. With regards to Q and PR, I really don't have much strong feelings either way, I thought their live concerts were absoultelly stunning and incredible but I never wanted to buuy the album for some reason, I just didn't want to feel emembarrassed for them!!!! haha. So now that Paul's left and both sides say they parted amicably.. I'm happy if Bri and Roger are happy!
|I'm OK with them splitting up.
It ran it's course. I'm glad I got to see the tour when it came to town but I thought the CD was poor and didn't really care if they released another.
|I think the same thing I thought when they pared up...... yeah what ever.....|
|to my mind ... and this will be rubbished maybe .... argue all you would like about Q+PR but it was a very NATURAL thing, 3 buddies get together to make music for as long as it feels good, and it had a very natural ending when one of them says "well that is enough". who could be sad about that???|
andreas_mercury wrote: to my mind ... and this will be rubbished maybe ....argue all you would like about Q+PR but it was a very NATURAL thing, 3 buddies get together to make music for as long as it feels good, and it had a very natural ending when one of them says "well that is enough". who could be sad about that???
|i knew it! lol|
andreas_mercury wrote: to my mind ... and this will be rubbished maybe ....argue all you would like about Q+PR but it was a very NATURAL thing, 3 buddies get together to make music for as long as it feels good, and it had a very natural ending when one of them says "well that is enough". who could be sad about that??? I think that's a good point!I'm just not sure it was right of them to call it Queen, when really it was half of Queen. And half is not the full.. obviously hahaha. I'm waffling now lol.