Queen, who are apparently now the biggest group ever in the UK, bigger than the Beatles have reformed to play some summer shows with someone called Adam Lambert from American Idol to fill in for Freddie Mercury.

Queen reform with American Idol singer

The gigs are being billed as a tribute to Freddie Mercury but it’s pushing it a bit, will there be a point in the future when bands continue as brand names with no original members? Can we see in fifty years time the Beatles on tour, not as a covers band but as a pretend real thing? Is this wrong or right? Is it Queen with a boy band glove puppet singing for them? Were Queen any good anyway?

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  1. Queen were one of the reasons i got into Punk Rock in the first place.Totally overblown crap.I really don’t give a toss what the spoilt gits are trying to do now .

  2. Well done John Deacon for not going along with it. Having said that, I’ve always considered Queen a rock band for fans of shit rock. Along with Bon Jovi, Snow Patrol etc.
    Bands that are actually worthwhile will never diminish with time. Regardless with how much their work is usurped.

  3. Never been a fan of Queen but still, it’s horrifying to think that they’d been active for as long without Freddie Mercury (doing songs with Five, Wyclef and Robbie Williams) as they were with him. At least John Deacon had the dignity to bow out early on. Taylor and May are money grabbing whores.

  4. This is not good, when they were doing the Queen + Paul Rogers thing, everyone knew what they were getting and they were a great solid band and made a really good totally ignored studio album. But they had a credible front man, where has having a manufactured ‘pop’ singer this kind of stinks. People forget that Queen were once a ROCK band, and with Paul rogers they went back to there roots, this though on surface looks pants.

  5. Utterly, utterly pointless, utterly, utterly disgraceful, money grabbing pensioners, selling a magnificent legacy of a truly great band that was the greatest of its time down the river. Hang your heads in shame Mssrs May and Taylor. If you want to play live, do it, just don’t mess with, and ruin our wonderful memories.

  6. Queen were Freddie Mercury…who was a once in a lifetime phenomenon.

    He was big, brash and way before his time…a force of nature the rest of the band struggled to keep up with.

    I can’t see anything left concerning Queen that has any creativity, originality or integrity.

    This latest venture is crass beyond compare and there should be laws against this type of thing…resulting in public flogging and the removal of all access to tinned vegetables!

  7. Queen are a fantastic band and still will be forever queen have had there career now and they no that but they are carrying on for the fans and there love of music so really doesnt matter what singer they use as long as there keeping queen alive and freddies dream alive freddie would have wanted the queen music to go on and on and not die with freddie. Good luck guys keep on going and going

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