Hello everybody a few days ago during a press conference in Rome announcing some concerts with Kerry Ellis, Brian May said: 'Adam è stato molto bravo a non imitare Freddie, ripartiamo ma non so quanto potrà andare avanti, perché lui ha la sua carriera, e a me piace suonare con i Queen, ma non tutto il tempo e non per sempre'
I kind of try to translate the most accurately as possible.
'Adam has been very good in not pretending to be Freddie. We are restarting (concerts in South America) but i really don't know how long it can last, as adam has his own carrer. I like playing with Queen, but not all the time and not forever'.
Of course he said those things in english, but i am not able to find the original audio.
Italian newspapers have intended as Brian would one day leave Queen, as John did.
What do you think? For me as a Queen enthusiast, reading these lines was quite shocking.
Well this is no surprise, and it was never a surprise. It was always meant to be temporary, but it just snowballed. I don't think they could have predicted that a world tour would work out in their favour when they first started. Forgetting what people think of the artistic merits, it has largely been a success. But it is a back-catalogue touring act, and they've never denied that.
Of course Adam Lambert can't be the full time lead singer of Queen if he wants to have a life long career - in 5 or 10 years time, but more likely 5, Brian and Roger will most probably be too old to play Queen songs live, and they probably know it, and Adam will work on his own career.
Who knows what they'll do, surely there'll come a time for them to retire from live performance.
I can't imagine Brian going on forever, to tell the truth, over QP to lead the releases and things like that, yeah, but not playing till he reach the 100 years. Brian has other interests, like the animals or the space, don't forget he is also a scientist.
The easier situation I can imagine is a comeback to what Queen were before the Q+PR project, they could play in some occasion like the marvellous Queen show during the Prince's Trust Rock Gala in 2011 or the Pavarotti and Friends one in 2003 .
In my opinion i'm glad about this new solo Brian's project and about the new things Roger is gonna do like soundtracks and solo stuff. I love Brian and Roger as much as I could do with my friends so I'm glad they are gonna stop the Adam Lambert projects to enjoy their new interests.
I think you all need to read what BM said again. And then try to understand what he is actually saying.
They can't go on forever. Adam has his own career. The end of the tour is the end of the tour. Not the end of them working together again.
They all have interests outside Queen so, for now, there is no time to add more dates.
BM and RT are reaching the end of a long, long profecional life in music. They don't have to do this, but "Queen" is something they enjoy doing, if not all the time. . . . .
Where does BM say he is not going to play in this lineup again?
What's not entirely clear is whether Adam Lambert really HAS much of a career ahead of him; It's entirely possible he thinks working with Roger and Brian is his best option, and possibly at least as much fun as a solo career.
This isn't to deny his talent; Simply to acknowledge his breakthrough hasn't been huge enough for a solo career to be a hands-down winner.
Maybe Brian (ha!) also meant that Queen's not the only thing he'll be doing, he'll be doing other projects, like stuff with Kerry. I even read on Brian's site where he said he recently worked on a few songs with her in the studio, and he said something about 'some of the greatest songwriters in the world', whoever that would be....
I hope that he DOES leave Queen! For a new guitarist to come around live and then do new studio recordings (and long plays!) THEN he (Brian) can come back both live and for studio recordings (and l.p.s). That would be way cool. Allow a transition thing to happen.
I think they are ready to retire and only do occasional live performances and shows.
They can't go on forever and this could be their last Tour.
I don't think they will restart solo careers and do more solo albums and tours either.
Rerelease old stuff and do Some promo work for that. That kind of work.
How did you get from that comment he was leaving Queen? read it again slowly, he says they can't go on forever... really I thought they were immortal... and that he will do other things outside of Queen
Adams career will largely depend on who he gets to write songs for him? if he has good songs he has the talent to have a long career on his own. they hinted a while ago that they might add to his career, if say Brian and Roger write the odd song for Adam I can see that being a good way to keep the partnershiop going.
Whatever happens Queen will not stop working together without a final London performance to say goodbye that you can guarantee. However I suspect much like the Stones they will continue to play the odd gig and being out the odd track every now and then, personnally I'd like to see an album with Adam, I think it would be interesting.
"I know that I know there’ll be a time when I can’t run around on stage, because it’ll be ridiculous, you know. I know, when there comes a time when you have to stop. But music will still be my thing."
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