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Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:14 pm
by Anders Jensen
Which if any other bands or solo artist reminds you the most of Queen, musically? and in general?

( We should not consider the many cover bands, and the Queen members independent of Queen )

My own answer to my question is:

The Darkness reminds a little of Queen, but not so much that I can say that fans of the Darkness would probably also like some of Queens music. Some of Queens songs from the 80's reminds me a little of Michael Jackson's music, but usually better. Motherlove reminds a bit of Pink Floyd. Some one I used know, thought that Europe's The Final Countdown was a Queen song.

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:50 pm
by BitterTears
I don't hear it myself but Muse often get called similar sounding to our boys.

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:21 am
by Bitethedust
Foxy Shazam, definitely.

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Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:28 am
by Leigh Burne
Anders Jensen wrote:The Darkness reminds a little of Queen, but not so much that I can say that fans of the Darkness would probably also like some of Queens music.

Their second album, One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back, sounds very Queen in a lot of places.

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:41 pm
by Wild/Wind
1) Judas Press Sad wings of destiny album is influenced by Queen
2) Smashing Pumpkins Adore album
3l Scorpions Wind of change has very similar guitar solo with Its a hard life
4)Iron Maiden Sanctury has keep yourself alive riff
5)Iron Maiden the reincarnation of Benjamin has guitar layers like Brian Nay and it is started by their producer
6) Michael Jackson the way you make me feel has very similar sound with the intro of 12" Inch Mix of Pain is so close to pleasure.
7) Metallica four horsemen, nothng elsematter, orion have many guitar riffs, orcherstrated guitar etc influenced by Brian
8 Blind Gurdian they also releases an album called A night at the Opera
9) Def Leppard Love Bites, letsget rocked and their early stuff
10) Helloween keeper of the 7 Keys albums. They did Sheer heart attack cover
11) Europe especialy perisoners in paradise
12) Led Zeppelin all my Love similar guitar orcherstration with save me
13) Guns n Roses
14)Fun...
15) Blur country house
16)Extreme
17)Muse
18)Mika....
19) Dream theater

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:05 pm
by Jimi
Boston?

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:28 am
by TheHero
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Very Queen-like song from 1966, by The Beatles. 7 years before the first Queen album.
Queen was inspired by The Beatles, and it shows in many of their songs.

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:49 am
by The__KingOfRhye
I'm kinda paraphrasing a lot of what Wild/Wind said.....

But The Darkness is one of my favorite bands, and I can't help but hear a huge Queen influence in them. Remember who their current drummer is, after all....lol. And hell, look what Justin Hawkins has tattooed on his freaking hand!.

And Extreme, for sure. Whenever they put the funk-metal aside they often sounded very Queen-inspired. Def Leppard, too. Also, let's not forget Metallica....covered Stone Cold Crazy, and even won a Grammy Award for it, at that.

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:49 pm
by Hazlehurst
Bitethedust wrote:Foxy Shazam, definitely.

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Thanks! Just been listening to these thanks to you. They are excellent!

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:02 am
by Capt. Den Ronson
In general:

Ween
Keane
Gene
Cream

Any more?

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:49 pm
by musicalprostitute
Capt. Den Ronson wrote:In general:

Ween
Keane
Gene
Cream

Any more?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I wish I could think of some more, but you seemed to have covered most of them. Brilliant! And very, very funny! Genius. Well done. Honestly. Please add some more soon! :lol: :) :lol: :) :lol: :) ;)

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:22 pm
by Capt. Den Ronson
musicalprostitute wrote:
Capt. Den Ronson wrote:In general:

Ween
Keane
Gene
Cream

Any more?


:lol: :lol:

I wish I could think of some more, but you seemed to have covered most of them. Brilliant! And very, very funny! Genius. Well done. Honestly. Please add some more soon! :lol: :) :lol: :) :lol: :) ;)


I know, I'm bloody crazy on here at times. As soon as I logged off I thought 'I bet I think of another straight away - y'know a real obvious one and I'll kick myself.' But no, nothing. :lol:
Not blowing my own trumpet, but I was the brass bandleader at HMP Ford when I did a stint there a few years back - without even playing a note.

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:20 pm
by blueviolin
Prince? :-p

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:10 pm
by musicalprostitute
Capt. Den Ronson wrote:

I know, I'm bloody crazy on here at times. As soon as I logged off I thought 'I bet I think of another straight away - y'know a real obvious one and I'll kick myself.' But no, nothing. :lol:
Not blowing my own trumpet, but I was the brass bandleader at HMP Ford when I did a stint there a few years back - without even playing a note.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :o :-D :D :D :lol:

You are not wrong! You are not just crazy though; you are also brimming over with wit and comedic brilliance. Don't beat yourself up about not coming up with anything else: it would be very hard to top that original line-up or add anything as hilarious!

And a brass bandleader as well as a comedy giant? I hope you go all the way: sign up for X Factor and take that title, fella! No one would be able to stop you!

And if you need a manager then feel free to contact me. I have never been a manager before. But I am a gynaecologist so I do possess some experience of working with you types. Laterz cuz.

Re: Other bands that are like Queen.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:59 am
by bigV
Most bands find a style they're comfortable with and they rarely leave. Metallica would never write a samba song. Eminem would never try singing heavy metal. Scorpions, bless 'em, have only ever written two songs - the Rock Anthem and the Power Ballad.

Queen are different. In 15 albums and as many solo albums, they have tried every conceivable style of music - from opera and jazz, to heavy metal, rap and samba; from classic blues-rock to conceptual space rock; they were a glam rock band, a punk rock band and an 80s pop group. They really could and did do it all.

Look at The Works - all the different styles they put into a single album. I defy anyone to tell me the name of any group that could put out an album like that and not disappoint their fans, and moreover - that album gave the band a number of hit songs.

I'm sorry, but there's no other band that's "like Queen", no other band I know.

V.