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  1. I said "I had listened to him and his collaboration with the Queen", of course I had heard him in Free and Bad Company. :D

    Mine was more of a general statement, rather than directly aimed at you, but still, I don't get how fans of classic rock and such don't appreciate Paul Rodgers more overwhelmingly..

    He's a gem among most of the rocks!

  2. Paul Rodgers is a great singer, I had listened to him and his collaboration with Queen and appreciated that. But still, he couldn't touch my heart, I guess it's all about personal taste.

    The way to hear Paul Rodgers is Free or Bad Company... People who are judging him on the Queen stuff are going it at arse backwards if you ask me..

  3. John Frusciante does his best Eddie Hazel impression on the opening track of the album he released just last month:

    His solo work is so much better than the RHCP it's embarrassing.

    Boris comes to mind, but many of their songs are to long to post on Youtube.

    Don't like Wilco much beyond A Ghost Is Born. There's some good solos in there.

    That is pretty much a rip off of Eddie Hazel's sound, you're right. Even some of the note choices and phrasing could be lifted straight out of one of Eddie's solos, not to mention the echoing stuff, which is pure funkadelic... Yeah, it's great making a nod to your influences, but i'm not so sure about it in this instance..

  4. As you can tell from my avatar, I'm one of the biggest Cornell/Soundgarden/Temple Of the Dog fans.

    I've seen Chris twice and it blew me away!

    I still say that the opening 4 tracks from Badmotorfinger are the most devastatingly awesome of any album i've heard. I can listen to them over and over and over! B)

  5. I think he is just the best at keeping it simple, but ultra creative. I mean, he basically spawned a style a guitar playing! His influence is everywhere in heavy guitar music.

    He came up with all the riffs you wish you had. :slapface:

  6. I read his autobiography. He's painfully honest. What a wreck he was for a while. I'm so proud of him that he's been sober for...what, 20 years now? I'm going to see him and Winwood in a couple of months, can't wait! I've seen Eric several time but never Steve.

    I thought his autobiography was such an interesting read. Proved to me what a dichotomy his private and public lives were. He was really a very sad individual when in the depths of addiction.

  7. I've had two stages of my musical life... The part where The Beatles were everything to me, and the part where Led Zeppelin were everything to me....

    Now it's a wonderful partnership...

    The Beatles really are without equal.. They were channeling something special.. Something that can't and shouldn't be explained..

    Abbey Road soothes my soul.. and The White Album is just genius without boundaries... B)

  8. :o Ok, sorry :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: That's just not what it looked like. Forgive me for my ignorance (or rather innocence)

    I see exactly where you're coming from with the album and singles thing. Led Zep are a kind of band you would to have all the albums of. Queen are a band that's Greatest Hits would prove to much more satisfying. I have a few of the albums though.

    I totally disagree with the Greatest Hits comment... Have you got Sheer Heart Attack? What an album that is!

    Brighton Rock, Killer Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Now I'm Here, Stone Cold Crazy, In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited... All classic Queen songs on one album!

    Personally, I think that Queen I, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, News Of The World, Jazz & The Game are all essential classic rock albums for any collection... B)

    (Of course, I'm incredibly bias..)

  9. queen were a great singles band, there albums suck though, all apart from 'a night the the opera' which is very good.

    Also yeah, they were quite campy, which makes me want to never go around with a queen t-shirt or even tell anyone i like them.

    There's a lot of gold in them there albums if you take your time to look... Also, I don't think anyone should be scared of being emasculated for liking Queen... I mean, FFS.. <_<

  10. Yep. I have actually all of the studio albums that Quincy Jones has produced. I've always loved MJ, when I was about 6 years old I had a crush on him :lol:

    Yes, that is so irritating, everytime I say something about Michael Jackson people respond like "PEDOPHILE, yuck he likes little kids, how can you like him?". I hate it. I don't even want to talk about Michael Jackson with people who can only see the rumours and the child molestation charges.

    I KNOW, he is so amazing, I have his music videos on DVDs, and I'm so fascinated by him. I love dancing and I'm always copying his moves :lol: It took me 3 days to learn to do the moonwalk properly. And his voice, ahhh..

    Yeah, especially on a board like this... I mean, people seem to just brush aside Jimmy's 'fling' with a 14 yr old aside, because he's Jimmy Page, and he's so cool and mysterious... (I'm not saying anyone has or will say this, I'm purely speculating for the sake of argument, BTW)

    Anyway, back to the task in hand... I Have a live DVD from the Bad tour in '89... Back when he actually sung and danced, all live, no gimmicks... Amazing stuff!

  11. Jerk. <_<

    Yay, I'm really excited about this! :yay:

    Though I'm not so excited about Akon and Will.i.am.

    I'm glad someone else is here! B)

    I have the Off The Wall and Bad special editions, so I'm looking forward to this!

    I think people tend to conveniently forget the impact Michael Jackson had on the music industry, while all the time focusing on all of the non-music related news and gossip..

    I mean, for a start, he's the best dancer I've ever seen... Combined with that voice. Dynamite!

  12. Well, a lot of history for one.

    I personally don't like it that Brian and Roger are calling themselves Queen when Freddie is dead and John is retired.

    I know that Brian and Roger own rights to the name Queen and worked to establish the band back in the day, so they can do whatever they want with the name. I also know that they use the name Queen for about a million different business and promotional reasons. I get all that, really I do. And I'm really happy that Brian and Roger are doing something they love and are happy and making music together, honestly. I just wish there was a way they could have called themselves anything but Queen, or Queen + anyone. I wish they could have moved forward a bit if they are going to continue making music together.

    Just my two cents. I know this is not a popular opinion among Queen fans, but... there you have it.

    Yes, I realise all the history and legacy associated with 'names' these days... but I gave up being sentimental about that years ago.

    Times change, people change, bands change... I'd be interested on what your opinion on all the other bands who've changed personnel, but kept the same band-name is? AC/DC, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, to name but a few... (That's probably for another thread though..)

    Although, to be fair, that's kind of a side issue in this context, as I don't feel that Bri and Rog have tried to envelop Paul into the Queen circus really. That was the whole point of the '+ Paul Rodgers' thing. They realise that Paul has his own identity as well as they feel they have with the Queen thing, and to be honest, at this stage of their careers, with nothing to prove really, why start at the bottom rung again, when they can fuse their already established public identities into something they feel is worthwhile...

    I respect what you feel, and I don't really agree with that "it's not popular among Queen fans' bit, because i've heard just as much from both sides of the coin in the Queen camp..

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