Hey guys! Watch the video of a surprise that my friend and I played in a bar. We played All Right Now and Fire and Water. Excuse my English, I am Brazilian and I was a little drunk and shy with the invitation to play that night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC8G75oUuPs
Paul Rodgers isn't in Queen, it was a collaberation, that's why it's called Queen+Paul Rodgers. He's not trying to replace Freddie, he doesn't try to copy him in any way, he sings the Queen songs in his style and doesn't even try to mimmick Freddie. He is a highly accomplished musician for more than 40 years who came into the project with his own style and his own library of successful music. Bohemian Rhapsody(Freddies trademark) was done with a great deal of class, most of the vocals were a recording of Freddie and Pauls part was minimal, there is no doubt in my mind Freddie would be honored. On the flip side, Queens contributions to Pauls songs are spectacular, their collaberated version of Shooting Star is by far the best version of that song I've ever heard, Brian Mays guitar on that song was incredible. Everything they did together was awesome and I know Freddie would approve of it all. As for those who feel the need to criticize, if you don't like it, don't listen, your loss.
Paul Rodger was evidently, one of the greatest vocalists, with a beautiful blues voice and great vocal skill. Freddie Mercury is indeed one of the best Hard Rock singers with his strong dynamic voice, and I love him more than Paul, but Paul is definitely on a par with Freddie.
Freddie belonged to opera & classical music but obviously he couldn't fit in there because all opera singers believe they are gods (Freddie tended to become a god more or less). The best rock band in Europe should have had Paul Rodgers on vocals, Brian May (Clapton is overrated!) on guitars, a random black guy on bass (haha!) and on drums...Phil Collins (2xhaha!). Love Paul Rodgers voice: he is The Voice after all, isn't he? ;)
Wow I just read ALL THE DUMB Comments here and I'm totally laughing out Loud.
Paul RODGERS has a WONDERFUL, POWERFUL, BEAUTIFUL VOICE and has nothing to give to Mercury in this very department.
He has been singing forever and was part of one cult ROCK ACT named "FREE" in The 70's.
He is a terrific singer versed into Soul and Rythm and Blues mainly while mixing to rock also.
Anyone bashing him out here does not have a single clue about WHO HE IS.
You so called "queen fans" are MUSICAL INTEGRIST, as dumb and ridiculous as the RELIGIOUS ONES killing people with bombs.
Go get a brain transplant and a manual to know how using it you badly need one.
People are coming to PAUL RODGERS VERY SHOUT BOX to TRASH HIM for being CHOOSEN BY MAY AND TAYLOR for SINGING For THEM ?
How dumb, blind and hateful are The Late MERCURY GROUPIES REALLY ?
Do you get that the band was called QUEEN PLUS PAUL RODGERS and NOT QUEEN ?
They ALWAYS State it was Half of QUEEN + SOMEONE ELSE NOT QUEEN AS A WHOLE...
How tough is this for you to understand BLIND QUEEN GROUPIES ?
Rodgers never said he was a replacement for Freddie, actually he himself said he can't replace Freddie. That said, I never felt that his voice was a match for Freddie's either, not because "ZOMG Freddie is bettar lol", but because it's just so different. But probably that was the way to go anyways.