BitterTears wrote:Well, you can look at it both ways. Is it so bad that the singer was another member of rock royalty with status to challenge Brian and Roger.
If Adam disagrees with Brian about something about a show be it the setlist or whatever it is, who ends up getting their way? Brian or Adam?
QPR felt more like a collaboration while Adam feels more like a hired gun.. . . .
Paul Rodgers as a singer/musician is equal to any other major artist, and better than some. However as a commercial business proposition he trails quite significantly.
Around the UK and Europe last year Bad Co played the same venues as Queen and Lambert had, although less of them and not all sold out. As a solo artist he is about to tour this year in 1200 to 2500 sweaters which have yet to sell out.
In the US the Q+PR tour sold about two two thirds of the total tickets available. During the Paul Rodgers shows there were a number of nights when he sang his own songs wonderfully but seemed to put less effort into some Queen songs and even (at some venues) leaving Brian to Sing lead vocal on I Want It All, Fat Bottomed a Girls, Hammer To Fall. At some shows it really felt like he was only there to promote himself sometimes.
When it worked it worked brilliantly. With Adam it works because they are all pulling in one direction and no body has a private egenda and a set of songs they want to push above somethings else.
Don't think that Adam has to bow down to what Brian and Roger say or want. Yes it's become "their band" but it wouldn't be happening without a singer, and a singer that can sing the songs, gets on with them and is willing to put himself 100% into the job. I was lucky enough to watch some rehearsals a couple of years ago and Adam was able to say what he thought and suggest things which Brian and Roger were will to try.
No I'm not a Lambert fan but I am a fan of Paul Rodgers, but I would much rather see Lambert fronting Queen than Rodgers because to me it feels, sounds and looks like a more natural unit.