Nice, I was at this gig. I remember the shades particularly because after the gig I asked Roger if he'd swap them for mine, and he said "no, these are for me". But then he signed a drumstick for me, which was somewhat better.
Later that night (still in thief mode), I set about liberating this from the board it was attached to.
Bizarrely, some fella stopped to help - once it was removed from it's stakes I chucked it in the back of my car, thanked the complete stranger for his help, and drove off. Not sure what he got out of it... http://tinypic.com/r/2cmxlbn/8
Penetration_Guru wrote: Later that night (still in thief mode), I set about liberating this from the board it was attached to.
Bizarrely, some fella stopped to help - once it was removed from it's stakes I chucked it in the back of my car, thanked the complete stranger for his help, and drove off. Not sure what he got out of it...
Queen put out albums in 1991 and 1995, so I fail to see how he was "Ex Queen" in 1994.
1991 is not after 1994.
in 1994 he was "Ex Queen" (although he was recording Made in Heaven)
... there were several Queen related releases over the last 24 years, but Freddie is still dead and his death was the closure for Queen as a band.
Reality does not form around your opinions.
Regardless of what you think personally about its legitimacy, the band Queen never ceased to exist as either a legal or a creative entity. That's fact.
You're right. Queen as a brand it does exist.
Queen as a creative band with Freddie Mercury recording on tape inside a studio? That's part of the past. Brian and Roger can tour with whomever they want and call themselves Queen but we all know that Queen as a whole is gone.
Made in Heaven was a huge success, because it was the first work with Freddie's voice after his death. Only four songs were recorded after Innuendo sessions, only three released on MIH with Fred's voice (fourth is Lost Opportunity and we all know that Brian sings on that one, no Fred involved as far as we know). Take Made in Heaven as a tribute to Freddie, same as Queen Rocks (compilation)
I hope you got the whole point I was trying to make ;)
You guys can argue on a Queen forum as you want.
As far as 99.999% of people are concerned, Queen died with Freddie Mercury. "Ex-Queen" is not a stretch of the imagination for one of their members playing a show in 1994 when there was no plan for the band to continue full time without Mercury.
In the last 20 years, there has not been a Queen album or a Queen tour. It has been Queen + someone else because Queen doesn't exist anymore.
To argue otherwise is ridiculous. It's not like AC/DC where they found another singer and created an album that ended up becoming one of the best selling albums of all time.
Or were there songs in the last tour's setlist from after 1995 that everyone seemed to miss?
The point is so facile it would hard not to get it, why you are making it is harder to comprehend.
Is that hard to comprehend that there is no Queen without Freddie? Not an opinion, a fact.
Not at all, in fact I personally agree that Queen proper died with Freddie, for me.
I just don't attempt to pass off my personal opinions as fact as you have been doing. It's self evident that Queen were both a legal and creative entity, and that at the time of writing that sign, Taylor was actually in the middle of recording a Queen album. Those are facts. Everything you have said is opinion.
Although kudos for not fabricating patently absurd statistics to attempt to support your masquerading of opinion as fact, as the Real Wizard has just done.