|May and Taylor with Adam Lambert|
So in November 1991 when Freddie Mecury left us after a long illness, the news hit me hard. Naturally I thought that was the end of the band, there was no conceivable way they could carry on. But carry on they did, and without bassist John Deacon. In 2004 they teamed up with former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers. Seen as a gamble by a lot of critics, it was to prove a success until his departure in 2009. I must admit, the collaboration worked well for me as I'm a massive Bad Company fan. So to see them perform Feel Like Makin' Love and Can't Get Enough in Dublin, was like a trip to classic rock heaven for me. If the appointment of Rodgers was a shock to the fans, then the collaboration with America Idol contestant Adam Lambert must of made the most hardened of Queen fans nauseous.
|Irreplaceable? the legendary Freddie Mercury|