Queen sans Freddy?

In the so fucking wrong department, we have:o Freddie, But for Queen the Show Must Go On:British rock band Queen has kicked off its first tour since the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, hoping that the strength of the songs makes up for the absence of the charismatic frontman. Two of the original band members strutted the stage at a south London venue late on Monday accompanied by Paul Rodgers, the man handed the unenviable task of filling Freddie’s shoes.Um.Ok…So let me say, I was one of Queen’s biggest fans.

In the so fucking wrong department, we have:

No Freddie, But for Queen the Show Must Go On:

British rock band Queen has kicked off its first tour since the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, hoping that the strength of the songs makes up for the absence of the charismatic frontman. Two of the original band members strutted the stage at a south London venue late on Monday accompanied by Paul Rodgers, the man handed the unenviable task of filling Freddie’s shoes.

Um.

Ok…

So let me say, I was one of Queen’s biggest fans. I’ve lost count of how many times I camped out to get good tickets. I’ve seen Queen many, many times. I absolutely worshipped this band when I was a teenager. And I’m a fan of Brian May and Roger Taylor; I always thought they were the real creative force behind the band, still today think they wrote almost all the great songs (Freddy wrote a few, but pretty much all of Deacon’s songs sucked balls, never mind that they were hits).

So it’s not that I think Freddy was Queen. Freddy was the face and image of Queen, sure, but Queen was the music of Taylor and May along with Freddy.

But… Paul Rodgers?

I just ain’t feelin’ it, fellas. Really.

4 thoughts on “Queen sans Freddy?”

  1. Van Hagar, The Who without Keith Moon, The Dead without Jerry, The Clash without Mick Jones….don’t these people ever learn?

    If Marky Ramone ever decides to tour with some fill-in frontmen, I swear I’m buying an assault rifle.

  2. I saw the 20th Century Doors. It was OK.

    The Doors without Morrison? Sure. Ray and Robby were the music, Jim was the poet (yeah, yeah, I know most of their “hits” were written by Krieger), Ian Anderson as the new frontman, singing Jim’s words? OK. But, when Anderson started to do Jim’s onstage moves? Priceless, as in give me my money back.

  3. Fuck that…how can you replace Freddy’s voice? Prime Jive is the only non-Freddy sung song that I like.

    Hey…check this out for coolness: I’m going to Zanzibar in two weeks and I’m checking out the house Freddy was born in.

  4. Fuck that, if Queen had stayed as the original 4 and done as Zeppelin did by breaking up and never reuniting after Bonham’s death they would be that much more legendary. Replacing Freddy is the worst idea in music history! Even worse then the 80’s! Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor and Freddy Mercury are the only members of Queen in my book. If they lose this new guy and remain broken then I can ignore the fact that they tried to replace Freddy. Queen (original) is the greatest rock band of all time, they shouldn’t soil thier name.

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