lord of all darkness wrote:Sorry MAB, take a chill pill mate. If you don't like a thread, don't post in it.
Back to topic. Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga. These 3 ladies have all had massive hits and have mentioned how Queen and Freddie have influenced them.
Muse have totally blown me away with their latest album. You can hear the big Queen sound. The single, 'madness' i think has echoes of IWTBF.
I think the point is, that because of the spectrum of Queen's different styles, they are always going to influence a wide range of musicians.
Indeed, it's absurd to think that the huge number of American bands who are influenced by Queen are embarrasing or whatever. I mean they were the last of the truly great bands to emerge, it's impossible they'd have influenced The Who or Bowie or John Coltrane. But they have certainly influenced most of the most successfull acts in the past 40 years, and also some of the best.
The list of acts influenced by Queen is something that older acts like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones would kill to have, both in prestige and in quantity. At least certainly it's not like The Beatles, just to imagine being a fan and to think that some of the most renowned acts influenced by them are ELO and... Oasis, ugh.
Only The Who i'd say of course has influenced better acts, and that in part cause they formed in 1963 and of course they influenced the greateast band of all time.