Oh yes you have indeed assumed. The post of yours where you said the people who feel Queen doesn't exist or tour without Freddie or John have never bought tickets to the other artists you mentioned. Big and wrong assumption right there. Then you assumed I didn't have a problem with the Sabbath line up through the years.
Yes, many other bands have written brilliant songs too, I never would say otherwise. I strongly feel, and have always felt because Queen back catalogue, and the way they did things makes them different than any other band you mentioned...and any other band/artist out there. Thank gawd they did things their way. I like a great deal of music from many genes/decades, so yes I can safely say and I stand by Queen were and remain different than artists back then, or even now.
You really need to read my post again because you have totally missed the point of that line that you claim says people who feel Queen don't exist etc etc . . Never bought tickets to other artists. . That is very clearly not what I said, so not a wrong assumption on my part. The Sabbath subject I answered given the information you provided and you, not me mentioned Dio and only Dio. . . .
Are you sure they always did things their way, They had Mac making them change their recording methods, they had Paul Prenter dragging Freddie down the nose candy euro disco club alleyway which led to their decimation in the then biggest record market in the world They had to sign to Hollywood in the states because no one else was willing to pay anything like what they thought they were worth in the states. Yes they were a brilliant recording band in the 70's, but as musicians no better than Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd and certainly not as gifted as King Crimson or any of Zappa's lineups .
As far as being different is concerned, yes they were, but so was Bowie, Roxy Music Genisis and Pink Floyd. . . . And more. In fact if you take elements of Zeppelin, 10cc, Roxy Music and Bowie and the Beatles it shouldn't take long to recognise what went into making the "unique" Queen sound of the 70's.