|By famous Queen fans, I mean not only musicians claiming to be influenced by Queen but also any celebrity who has admitted to be a fan of the band. I was just curious about this. Many of you here might find this pointless but please co-operate. =) So...kindly list some famous Queen fans. :)
I know very few and even those I'm not sure about. I heard that all the Beatles became fans of Queen after their break-up. My friend said that Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney appear on the DVD of "Queen - The Magic Years" and claim that Queen is one of their favourite bands. I don't have the DVD so I can't confirm. But I do know that Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin as well as Michael Jackson are fans. I remember a website once reported that Paul McCartney said "Freddie Mercury was better than Robert Plant and he himself knows it" in response to a BBC survey in which all four members of Led Zeppelin won the best vocalist, drummer, guitarist and bassist polls and dismissed the poll as "rigged and absurd". Hope I'm making sense here. =)
|Extreme, Foo Fighters, Darkness, Def Leppard and Axl Rose have been very very vocal about Queen as an inspiration.
|Pim & Niek have been reported to be huge Queen fans, Queen & Paul Rodgers were their support act during the Loosch in Europe '05 Tour
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|Robert de Niro & Ben Elton are other obvious fans.
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John S Stuart wrote: Me!Bah! You stole my joke!
dogwithabone wrote: Robert de Niro & Ben Elton are other obvious fans.I saw an interview with De Niro and he had hardly heard of Queen, but did say he "thought" his daughter liked them. WWRY was purely a business venture I think. I assume that if the Mercury biopic gets made, it will be a Tribeca production.
|Robert de Niro isn't a fan... When he was asked what his favourite song was you could see on the look of his face that he didn't know what to answer, because he didn't know any
Saif wrote: My friend said that Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney appear on the DVD of "Queen - The Magic Years" and claim that Queen is one of their favourite bands. I don't have the DVD so I can't confirm.If you search "Queen Magic Years" (or something to that effect) on YouTube, it will show up and you can watch it there. It's fairly interesting/entertaining.
|I think you're wrong about De niro...I remember when they asked him that question at the press conference. He probably thought that it was a pretty faggy question to ask! They did ask him previously to that if he was a Queen fan and he said yes.
I can just picture him secretly lipsyncing to Queen when he is by himself lol.
hmm, c'est une farce très vieille
|andrew wood from MLB...
ah i know more i just cant think right now.
PieterMC wrote: Kiefer Sutherland
Gee..how did I know you would mention Keifer, Mr.24? :-P
|Boy Thomas Raker
|Richard Gere. Read a quote where he was doing a film and would argue with the cast and crew that Queen's music stood up well to the great classical pieces of the masters.
George Seifert. Super Bowl winning NFL coach. Saw an interview where he said that he liked Queen music a lot.
|Johnny Depp is apparently a fan
azzadude wrote: Well, the dudes who made "Shaun of the Dead" had two Queen Songs in there, so I would say they had some influence from queen.Yeah, apparently the director Edgar Wright is the big Queen fan there. Their new film 'Hot Fuzz' should hopefully follow-up the Queen showing in Shaun of the Dead, whether with Hot Space paraphenalia or not!
FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote: Robert de Niro isn't a fan... When he was asked what his favourite song was you could see on the look of his face that he didn't know what to answer, because he didn't know anyNo that's just his Taxi Driver look...
"Are yoo talkin' to me? Well I don't see any other Queen fans aroun' heah..."
|Kurt Cobain from Nirvana was a fan too and mentioned Freddie in his suicide note. I heard that Robert De Niro was going to produce the biopic or direct it but never heard that he was a fan...well who knows. Also, the director of Cowboy Bebop(an anime/Japanese cartoon), Shinichiro Watanabe is a fan of Queen, there are two episodes alluding to Queen in the show. One of the sessions(episodes are called sessions in CB) is "Heavy Metal Queen"(Session #7) and another is "Bohemian Rhapsody"(Session #14). I have all the DVDs so I checked. And in the Guilty Gear series of fighting games, one of the main characters is Sol Badguy who takes his name from Freddie's album "Mr. Bad Guy" and he is a fan of Queen in-game as well. He's modeled after Freddie and his favourite possession is Queen's album "Sheer Heart Attack". Thanks celli for informing me that I can find "Queen - The Magic Years" clips on YouTube. I'll check them out later because YouTube is down for maintainence. I read long ago that Al Gore was a fan, as well as Steve Jobs(Founder and CEO of Apple). Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Cliff Richard, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart and George Michael are admirers too, if not fans. And how can one forget David Bowie. Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones hates Queen though, I think...
|Bob Harris who presented the music show The Old Grey Whistle Test and now presents on Radio 2 in the UK is a big Queen fan.
|jasmin wagner (german pop singer "blümchen", "blossom") is a queen fan.
gemloveswembley86 wrote: Bob Harris who presented the music show The Old Grey Whistle Test and now presents on Radio 2 in the UK is a big Queen fan.And when he's smiling, he could comfortably swallow a small planet.
|mr bad guy 5656
|i don't think mick jagger hates queen.:-)
- the belgian prime minister, guy verhofstadt, is a huge fan of queens and often mentions them in interviews.
- members of the belgian popgroup clouseau are big queen fans
|mr bad guy 5656
|guy verhofstadt is of course, as far as I know, a big fan of Queen. sorry. :-)
Mr Bad Guy wrote: guy verhofstadt is of course, as far as I know, a big fan of Queen. sorry. :-)How do you know??? I'm from Belgium too
Saif wrote: Kurt Cobain from Nirvana was a fan too . . . Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones hates Queen though, I think...Mick Jagger must be a fan. On the DVD "Live at Wembley" in the special features,it shows scenes backstage before the show. Mick Jagger is seen talking and joking around with Freddie.
Good_Company50 wrote:Exactly!!!!!!Saif wrote: Kurt Cobain from Nirvana was a fan too . . . Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones hates Queen though, I think...Mick Jagger must be a fan. On the DVD "Live at Wembley" in the special features,it shows scenes backstage before the show. Mick Jagger is seen talking and joking around with Freddie.
Saif wrote: Kurt Cobain from Nirvana was a fan too and mentioned Freddie in his suicide note.YES, YES, YES!!!!! Thanks for pointing that out... I was going to do it anyway if you didn't. :P
|I think if Mick Jagger ever said he hated Queen it would be for fun.
|Winter Land Man
coops wrote:I also saw that Robert hasn't a favorite Queen song... it was on some documentary!dogwithabone wrote: Robert de Niro & Ben Elton are other obvious fans.I saw an interview with De Niro and he had hardly heard of Queen, but did say he "thought" his daughter liked them. WWRY was purely a business venture I think. I assume that if the Mercury biopic gets made, it will be a Tribeca production.
But Freddie's 'The Great Pretender' was the main song in the film 'Night In The City' which stars Robert DeNiro!
|Matt Lucas (The bald one)from Little Britain.
|John S Stuart
|That famous author in wait - Lester (Dr. Incontinence) Burnham.
Good_Company50 wrote:yeah on the magic years, he said that when he went to see wembley, he saw the stage and thought that it was maybe even too big for freddie mercury.Saif wrote: Kurt Cobain from Nirvana was a fan too . . . Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones hates Queen though, I think...Mick Jagger must be a fan. On the DVD "Live at Wembley" in the special features,it shows scenes backstage before the show. Mick Jagger is seen talking and joking around with Freddie.
|Ah, well I wasn't sure before. Anyway...did Saddam Hussein really like Queen? I'm pretty sure that he was a Led Zeppelin fan(this isn't a joke) and at the height of the Gulf War, a certain Radio Station was making a genre transition and decided to play Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" for 24 hours straight. Listeners became annoyed and gave false alarms to the police like "The DJ had a heart attack", "There's a hostage crisis!!!"; The FBI seemingly took it all seriously and feared that "Led Zeppelin Freak Saddam" must've sent his goons to take over classic rock radio stations and haunt them with continuous plays of "Stairway to Heaven"(Other than being a fan of Led Zeppelin, Saddam was also accused of being a satanist, like Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin was long ago...). But I wonder if he liked Queen...dunno...
|Steven Tyler(Aerosmith vocalist) might be a fan. He's a good friend of Roger. Princess Diana was a fan too. I vaguely remember her showing up on TV after Freddie died and said something like Queen was her favourite band. Was only 4 then though... And Phil Collins has also said he was a fan.
|Richard E. Grant is a massive fan. He did a Bohemian Rhapsody documentary a few years ago and he recited some of the lyrics as a poem - pretty cool I thought.
|Have any of the Queen members ever met or interacted with Bob Dylan? I was just wondering... The song "'39" sounds very Folk Rock-ish. Mutual influence?
|John Lennon was a big fan of Queen. I heard on a BBC program called HardTalk Extra that John Lennon listened to Queen a lot(it was his favourite band) and it was Freddie Mercury who inspired him to come out of retirement and start working on his Double Fantasy album.
The magnificent Steve Vai said he would have liked to be in a band with Freddie as a lead singer, and he has also mentioned Queen as one of his favourite groups.
|A Word In Your Ear
|Peter Kay, Apart appearing at two 2005 concerts & Brian & Roger apearing in the "Amerillo" Video, There are several, references to Queen in all of Peter's TV shows.
|The Creator of the Simpsons, Matt Groening is supposedly a fan...a few songs have been featured on there...also a fan of the beatles...remember Ringo Starr on there?
|Zucchero, Russell Crowe...
However, Graham Norton & Mel Smith are both big fans, the Queen has made comments about Brian's performance at Buck House, Slash cites the works of Queen as some of his favourites, Nelson Mandela maybe!
Although the likes of Mick Jagger wemt backstage at concerts, it does not follow that they are fans, celebrities tend to make friends with other celebs and invite each other to the back stage parties etc.