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Nightwish
09-25-2006, 01:40 PM
Okay, we already know that they chose Paul Rodgers to replace Freddie Mercury, but was he the best choice they could have made? After the Freddie Mercury tribute concert, where several artists performed with the remaining members of Queen, I personally thought that two artists really stood out from the crowd at that show - George Michael and Annie Lennox - and most folks I've talked to have agreed, and of course, there's David Bowie, who has already rather famously performed with them.

So, Queen fans, who do you think would have worked best with them?

Poll to follow.

DMAC
09-25-2006, 01:59 PM
Steve Perry

htismaqe
09-25-2006, 02:00 PM
NOBODY.

You don't just replace Freddie Mercury.

old_geezer
09-25-2006, 02:35 PM
Richard Simmons

chagrin
09-25-2006, 02:36 PM
Cheri Oteri

ZepSinger
09-25-2006, 02:42 PM
NOBODY.

You don't just replace Freddie Mercury.

I gotta agree here. However- a reasonable facsimile would be George Michael, who sounded scarily like Freddie at the tribute concert. Blend in the whole gay persona, and he's probably the closest you're gonna come. But again- there is no real replacement for Freddie. The man was AWESOME. His voice had real teeth to it...

Z

Nzoner
09-25-2006, 02:49 PM
NOBODY.

You don't just replace Freddie Mercury.

110% AGREE

patteeu
09-25-2006, 03:12 PM
Season 3 - Rockstar: Queen ;)

alpha_omega
09-25-2006, 03:14 PM
I would have to say "NOBODY" as well.

However, having said that...i thought Paul Rodgers did a pretty good job.

Nightwish
09-25-2006, 03:46 PM
I gotta agree here. However- a reasonable facsimile would be George Michael, who sounded scarily like Freddie at the tribute concert. Blend in the whole gay persona, and he's probably the closest you're gonna come. But again- there is no real replacement for Freddie. The man was AWESOME. His voice had real teeth to it...

Z
I'm in complete agreement. Without Freddie, it just isn't Queen, but George Michael would have been an incredible replacement. I can't stand much of his solo stuff or his stuff with Wham, but I think he could have done justice to most of Queen's repertoire.

Deberg_1990
09-26-2006, 08:33 PM
Whats that guy from RUSH?? Remy??

Seriously, there is no replacing Mercury.

htismaqe
09-27-2006, 08:40 AM
His voice had real teeth to it...

Z

ROFL

kc rush
09-27-2006, 10:18 AM
Nobody, but that band The Darkness seems to be doing their own impersonation of Queen. The singer is campy, can hit the high notes, and has goofy teeth as well. If there absolutely had to be someone, I would say that guy.

jlscorpio
09-27-2006, 10:43 AM
Glen Benton from Deicide

DMAC
09-27-2006, 10:56 AM
Glen Benton from DeicideLMAO

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Ultra Peanut
09-27-2006, 12:49 PM
NOBODY.

You don't just replace Freddie Mercury.You win the prize.

KCWolfman
09-29-2006, 02:21 AM
I thought Paul was great on the Tribute Album. And hell, he was already established with multiple groups adding his own sound.

Is he Freddie Mercury, nope. Does it matter, not to me. They slide from Free to Queen to BC with no problem. Brian May was made to move from style to style with no effort. I thought he complimented Rogers perfectly.