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auto
10-11-11, 08:36 AM
Time for the fanboys to go CRAZY...

NME: Lady Gaga in talks to become new singer of Queen

Brian May says the band would like to take the 'Poker Face' singer on tour with them

link (http://www.nme.com/news/queen/59642)

Lady Gaga is "in talks" to tour with Queen as their singer, according to reports today (October 6).

According to Queen guitarist Brian May, who collaborated with the singer on her recent single 'You & I', Gaga is someone who the band have approached to front them in the future.

Speaking to the Daily Express, May said that the band talk about touring together all the time, but still have to recruit a singer after parting ways with Paul Rodgers in 2009.

Asked about the possibility of Queen playing live again, May said: "We talk about going out on the road all the time but there's a bit of a singer problem, to put it mildly. We get a lot of offers to work with other people. I worked with Lady Gaga and she's very creative and is someone we've talked about singing, fronting the band with. She's not just a singer, she writes her own material."

May also said that the band are looking into the possibility of doing duets with a series of artists, perhaps in a TV show format.

He added: "We have talked about doing duets with other people and in a strange way I almost pressed the yes button. We were debating the idea of a TV show where we have all these guest stars. We didn't press it today but we are still looking at it. Lady Gaga has said she would like to do something with us."

Supermallet
10-11-11, 09:00 AM
Here's an ides: Let Queen live on through its existing legacy instead of trying endlessly to recapture magic that you can't have without Freddie Mercury.

Or, worst case scenario, get George Michael to be the permanent new frontman. It's not like he's doing anything else anyway and maybe they could all write some material together for a new album.

Larry C.
10-11-11, 09:01 AM
:suicide:

inri222
10-11-11, 10:04 AM
http://thejesuscodpiece.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/gun-in-mouth.jpg

starseed1981
10-11-11, 10:08 AM
NME is just about the least reliable music reporting agency out there.

Supermallet
10-11-11, 10:13 AM
At the same time, I don't doubt May (and especially Taylor) would try this. They'll do anything for a buck.

cungar
10-11-11, 10:22 AM
I remember Brian May wistfully proclaiming in an interview that they could never even think about replacing Freddie as a tear welled up in his eye. Guy's full of crap.

statcat
10-11-11, 10:26 AM
wow I just lost a huge amount of respect for Brian May

They shouldn't even bother but if they did this guy should sing for them

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Ropes Pierre
10-11-11, 11:10 AM
wow I just lost a huge amount of respect for Brian May

They shouldn't even bother but if they did this guy should sing for them

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I would totally attend a party hosted by this guy, that included midgets with dishes on their heads loaded with cocaine.

Drexl
10-11-11, 12:33 PM
Why would anybody want this? Obviously the Queen fans wouldn't, and I think the Gaga fans would rather she do her thing on her own.

GuessWho
10-11-11, 09:18 PM
After seeing this performance 20 years ago (damn! already?), I thought Gary Cherone would be a decent Queen frontman

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dsa_shea
10-11-11, 09:20 PM
I would see Queen on tour with that guy filling in. If I want to see Lady Gaga then I want to see her for her and not as part of Queen.

The Cow
10-11-11, 09:36 PM
There is a Radio Ga Ga joke in here somewhere, but not sure where.

statcat
10-11-11, 11:04 PM
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Rypro 525
10-11-11, 11:13 PM
i actually posted this in the other Queen thread. :lol:

atlantamoi
10-12-11, 03:21 AM
I think the idea is funny and I'd actually like to see what it's like. Can't be worse than Paul Rodgers.

cungar
10-12-11, 08:29 AM
I think the idea is funny and I'd actually like to see what it's like. Can't be worse than Paul Rodgers.

Funny in a piss on the legacy of a once great band kind of way.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
10-12-11, 09:17 AM
There is a Radio Ga Ga joke in here somewhere, but not sure where.

That song is actually where she got her name from.

mickey65
10-12-11, 09:45 AM
Yikes. This would be like Madonna fronting Led Zeppelin...-rolleyes-

Rypro 525
10-12-11, 11:23 AM
I think the idea is funny and I'd actually like to see what it's like. Can't be worse than Paul Rodgers.

the closest we'll ever probably get to see this is maybe a show in the UK or have a full blown tribute show on the 20th anniversary of Freddies death (Nov 24) w several artists helping out.

auto
10-12-11, 11:25 AM
Funny in a piss on the legacy of a once great band kind of way.

Yes, Paul Rodgers was terrible.

JAA
10-12-11, 12:11 PM
Yes, Paul Rodgers was terrible.

Agreed. Love the guy with Free and Bad Co, but with Queen it was awful. Gaga would actually be a better choice.

Howie2000
10-13-11, 11:17 AM
I would be offended in some way if I thought anything of either Lady Gaga or Queens music.

jacob_b
10-13-11, 12:45 PM
I didn't even know Queen put out new music or anything like that. But while I think no person should ever be singing Queen (what they did on The Voice was just awful), I do think Gaga would be a good fit as that's her personality and while I don't enjoy her much, I can see this happening. How well of a hit, or how much hate, this would be is a big ?

Bugg
10-13-11, 07:07 PM
I can sort of see where her flair for theatrics might seem like an ideal fit, but even if it actually worked, I can't imagine most of the middle-aged (and up) Queen fans are going to be to very receptive to the idea of Lady Gaga as the lead singer of Queen.

PopcornTreeCt
10-13-11, 10:35 PM
I don't think this should be a straight up replacement. It should be some kinda experiment with Queen + Lady Gaga, release an album, perform at awards shows, maybe a small tour, release a DVD/Blu-ray of a live show. The end.

Rypro 525
10-14-11, 03:45 AM
I can sort of see where her flair for theatrics might seem like an ideal fit, but even if it actually worked, I can't imagine most of the middle-aged (and up) Queen fans are going to be to very receptive to the idea of Lady Gaga as the lead singer of Queen.

Hell her fans will more then likely help fill the arenas. As nutty as some of them are, I'm sure they would be more then willing to go just to see her even if she doesn't do any of her own songs

ctyankee
10-19-11, 09:29 AM
I can sort of see where her flair for theatrics might seem like an ideal fit, but even if it actually worked, I can't imagine most of the middle-aged (and up) Queen fans are going to be to very receptive to the idea of Lady Gaga as the lead singer of Queen.

Queen ended when Freddie Mercury died so the 50+ fans of Queen can continue to enjoy their albums and concert video from back in the day.

If they want to reboot the act with Lady Gaga that's fine, but it's not Queen.