Brian May has heart attack and compressed disc(s) in spine.
|Holy cow! Bri, don't die!|
|Glad Brian is doing better now.
I used to feel that Brian will definitely live to be 100 years old, given his healthy lifestyle. But looks like anything can happen to anyone at any time.
PS: I still feel he will live to be 100 years old or even longer: )
|Well, however long he gets I hope he can stay in good health for some time yet! It's very scary that he had no symptoms! Brian has been living as a virtual advert for healthy vegetarian lifestyle for at least 20 years, and as far as I know he hardly ever drinks, doesn't take drugs, and doesn't and has never smoked. Who knows what he did in the years of Queen's excess, and research is showing that hard living in our younger years can still have a negative effect on our later years (shit....) but obviously it's better to clean up one's act than to continue living in excess...
Anyway, Brian, I wish you the best of health and I'm very happy to hear you're doing well, if you should ever read this.
|God, I was fearing something like this... what with people still making quips about the guy and his shredded glute. Please, get well...I'm gonna say a little meditative thought (or prayer) for the man. I hope he gets evaluated thoroughly to take care of what they can|
|@miraclesteinway- It is very scary. Staying healthy is the most important thing. Hope he gets well soon.|
|Hope Brian is feeling better soon,maybe the very heavy touring that Queen&AL have been doing must slow down now,Brian's health is the most important thing.|
|It’s incredible that Brian was able to keep a lid on this and be the first to break the news to fans. It was reassuring to hear directly from him as to what happened and how he’s doing now. So grateful a Doctor was with him.|
|I'm glad that he is well now and I wish him good health.|
|master marathon runner
|My thoughts exactly Phillip Storey. This global, high octane touring can't possibly be sustained at their age.
Interesting to see what the future brings.
|We're going to have to get used to some sad losses in the next few years. The greatest generation of rock musicians are getting towards the end, for example:
Brian May 73
Bob Dylan 79
Charlie Watts 79
Bill Wyman 84
Mick Jagger 77
Keef Richards 77
Eric Clapton 75
Tina Turner 81
Tony Iommi 72
Paul McCartney 78
Ringo Starr 80
Rob Halford 69
Jeff Beck 76
Jimmy Page 76
Eddie Van Halen 65
Robert Plant 72
Angus Young 65
John Paul Jones 74
Roger Daltrey 76
We've already lost a lot of great musicians and the news won't get any better over the next few years.
Steven Tyler 73
Joe Perry 70
Tom Hamilton 68
Brad Whitford 68
Joey Kramer 69
Roger Taylor 71
John Deacon 69
Roger Waters 76
Nick Mason 76
David Gilmour 74
Joe Walsh 73
Pete Townshend 75
and many more
|Stevie Nicks 72
Lindsey Buckingham 70
Mick Fleetwood 72
John McVie 74
Christine McVie 76
Peter Green 73
Brian Johnson 72
Brian Wilson 77
|John - DEAD
Joe - DEAD
Jake - DEAD
Jim - DEAD
Jerk - DEAD
Dead. Dead. Dead.
matt z wrote: John - DEAD Joe - DEAD Jake - DEAD Jim - DEAD Jerk - DEAD Dead. Dead. Dead.I guess Joe Jackson and J..J. Abrams shouldn't make any plans for the weekend then.
|Who will replace these great names in the future ?|
|Lets not forget these stars who are getting on a bit. Noddy Holder 73-Gene Simmons 70- Ozzy Osbourne 71- Ian Gillian 74 - Ritchie Blackmore 75 - Ron Mael 74 - Billy Gibbons 70 - Dusty Hill 71 - Snowy White 72 - Ian Paice 71 - Roger Glover 74 - Andy Scott 70 - Steve Priest. I am afraid time catches up with us all in the end,nothing is more certain. Maybe Donald Trump will come up with a pill to keep you alive forever !|
|Ian Hunter will soon be 81|
|I suppose when you think of the rock'n'roll lifestyle,drink,drugs,late nights,flights all over the world it's a miracle that some manage to get into their late 70's even 80's.I think David Gahan has been brought back to life three times due to a mixture of drink and heroin in his system.Great front man though.|
|The Real Wizard
philip storey wrote: Who will replace these great names in the future ?Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West for sure.
maybe Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire, and the Fleet Foxes.
maybe fusion prodigies like Snarky Puppy and Jacob Collier.
maybe post-rock bands like Swan and Godspeed You Black Emperor.
Pretty well everything else from the last 20 years will be seen as irrelevant. Or it's invisible in a sea of millions of artists and wasn't marketed by the biz because the biz has scarcely been in the biz of marketing art for decades now.
Barely any rock here. It has been irrelevant in the grand scheme of things since OK Computer. Robert Plant stopped working with Jimmy Page the moment he saw Johnny Greenwood play with his pedals in lieu of a guitar solo. If there's a dominant genre right now, it's hip-hop. Maybe country. Hip-hop has done to rock what rock did to jazz in the 60s.
Also - Kate Bush needs to be mentioned in this sausage fest of a thread. She is in the top ten of any list of 20th century pop culture icons. Stevie Nicks too.
|We should not sing Brian's swan song yet. He has had stents implanted and he can live with that for decades if there are no other health issues. However, it will greatly affect his psyche and he has to rehabilitate on every level. I really hope he focusses on his full recovery now and finds pleasure and satisfaction in whatever projects he can undertake without overstraining his body and mind.|
|He should also never, ever view Queenzone as it might put an end to him.|
|The Real Wizard
YourValentine wrote: We should not sing Brian's swan song yet. He has had stents implanted and he can live with that for decades if there are no other health issues. However, it will greatly affect his psyche and he has to rehabilitate on every level. I really hope he focusses on his full recovery now and finds pleasure and satisfaction in whatever projects he can undertake without overstraining his body and mind.Please delete this thread:
Holly is right - this is just not acceptable in 2020. The joke was not acceptable then, and it's even less acceptable now.
|Should the below George Carlin performance be deleted as well?
“Would you like me to tell you about something I really like?” he teased the crowd at the MGM Grand. “Fatal disasters. Fatal disasters with a lotta dead people.”
He called the 10-minute closer “Uncle Dave” and it came after Carlin had done an Osama bin Laden, airplane explosion joke earlier in the set. Ah, the difference a day makes. He named the bit not for a real uncle, but for a cosmic, doomsday scenario in which Earth collapses and disgruntled Uncle Daves everywhere are redeemed. Carlin loved the closer enough to make its key line — “I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die” — the title of his special.
"I spoke to Carlin only once, in 1999, and pressed him on a school shooting bit, which he did the night of the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colo.
“How can you still do that joke?” I asked.
“Boy, you need that joke more than ever now,” he said. “The artificial weeping in this country, this nationwide mourning for dead people is just embarrassing, and these ribbons and these teddy bears and these little places where they put notes to dead people and all this s---. This is embarrassing and unnecessary, and it just shows how immature, how emotionally immature the American people as a class are.”
I suppose Fatty's posts should be deleted as well?
|I never thought we'd see the day that a long timer would call for deleting a joke thread done in bad but humorous taste.
I think it's a good reprieve from the public grief we might share, though I've seen some things feel really awful about.
The truth is the anger and sadness about them is personal and it's kind of strange since we may not know many of these peopleon any personal level.
I didn't update when Prince died, and Cornell. ...and both those are mired in suspicion and or potential suicide.
Doesn't mean that the absurdity of the thread was ever malicious.
Has anyone updated for Little Richard?
Bri & Jerry Lee Lewis shared the stage live --> next time JLL & Little Richard met.
It could have also traveled by association through to the band KISS who has shared recent enough photos backstage with him
Myself, I regard Little Richard as THE most transcendent live performer I've been witness to. And as much reverence i have for seeing the man live in 2nd row center seating when he was 72 , he was still beyond even A RJD or dare i say Prince.... even blew away Sam Moore who was on the same Bill.
The man was tremendous. The energy and spirit he created or invoked in that house was something else. Dare I say Little Richard was an alien! ;)
But that said. ...I would still *get it* IF he popped up in the Brian's Curse thread.
We should all be so lucky
|I wonder if anyone here remembers the discussion forum on the former website of the official Queen fan club. It closed because some people posted jokes about Freddie Mercury. One of them I randomly remember went like: "what is pink and covered in dust? Freddie Mercury's slippers", so obviously the jokes were in great taste and style :-). Unfortunately, a shit storm, which was not yet called a shit storm in 1998/99, broke loose and in the end Jacky closed the forum. The fun-loving minority of that forum moved over to the small, regional Queenzone forum while the good, offended majority moved to a place called "Queen Forever, which has long been forgotten. Queenzone, on the other hand, grew from there into an international forum and has now existed for almost a quarter of a century.
No, we won't delete that thread, sorry. It's funny.
|Sorry Bob, but on this count, you're just wrong.
YV's tasteless example of self-congratulatory smugness after willfully neglecting to do her fucking duty by actually moderating the spammers and trolls leading to a nigh-on complete abandonment of QZ by *ALMOST EVERYONE*, while disgusting and ridiculous in equal measure, does not change that. The Brian's curse thread is harmless humor, even if it is black humor.
@YV: have you no self-respect? None at all? Are you not able to see how you are responsible for the REAL clusterfuck that you allowed to happen here on QZ in the past year or so? And do you not feel the least bit of shame thumping your chest and proclaiming what a great job you've done?
|I don't see the smugness or chest thumping, but the self-taught smugness expert has spoken ...|