YAFF wrote:I doubt we'll ever know for sure. My suspicion is that John did not approve of Brian & Roger whoring out the band name and catalog. I'd like to think he felt it was disrespectful to Freddie or an embarrassment to the brand. Queen jumped the shark with the Robbie Williams duet and they became a parody of themselves ever since. You cannot replace a Freddie Mercury. Sure, they may still be raking in the money by using the Queen name (and Freddie's image-on all archive releases and even in their current clown show!) and I'm sure John gets a cut but had they retired as Queen in 1997 and formed a new band or used their own names their legacy would have been intact. All they've proven is that they can't succeed without Freddie...still. Sure they may hire someone to sing Freddie's songs but's the memory and literal video and voice of Freddie is what makes it succeed. I may be wrong about John but I doubt it.
Wild/Wind wrote:I remember Brian saying that, they recorded a guitar version of the song instead of piano, but Sony wanted a more familiar version.
About John, during the Musical pre-production Brian mentioned in a Interview that, they were afraid if John didn't approve the using of Queen name.
Kes wrote:Saying that, I'm not sure "some" people thought Paul Rodgers would see it through. I heard there was a lot of sightings of Jeff Scott Soto around QPR gigs at the back end of the Cosmos Rocks tour.
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