Queen and Paul Rodgers split
2009-05-14 by David James Young | 9 Comments

The collaboration between Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor and Bad Company/Free's Paul Rodgers has broken up.

"At this point we're gonna sit back from this," Rodgers says. "My arrangement with (Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor) was similar to my arrangement with Jimmy (Page) in The Firm in that it was never meant to be a permanent arrangement.

"I think we made a huge success of it, actually. We did two world tours and a couple of live recordings, and...made a studio album, which was pretty historical for (May and Taylor) because they hadn't really gone in the studio with anybody and recorded something like that for a very long time. So it was quite an achievement, I think."

Rodgers does not rule out the possibility of working together again, however. "It's kind of an open book, really. If they approach me to do something for charity, for instance, or something like that...I'd be very much into doing that, for sure."

The Queen + Paul Rodgers project in late 2004, when they joined forces for a set at the inaugural U.K. Music Hall of Fame Awards. They subsequently toured Europe and Japan in 2005 - resulting in the first live album and DVD, "Return Of The Champions" - and North America in 2006. The group will release another concert album and DVD, "Live In Kharkov," on June 16, which was recorded at a televised Sept. 12 performance in the Ukraine to support "The Cosmos Rocks."

Rodgers says he leaves the collaboration with nothing but good memories and the feeling of a job well done.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/queen_paul_rodgers_split_up.html

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/queen-paul-rodgers-split-up-1003972472.story

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Waior
May 14th 2009

11420 Comments


Ugh, everytime I see a "split" title, I think it's a split EP. And it never is.

Never learn, never learn.

Titan50
May 14th 2009

4588 Comments


Hope they reform with the original line-up

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Nagrarok
May 14th 2009

7956 Comments


They should've quit after Freddie died.

AtavanHalen
May 14th 2009

17927 Comments


Ugh, everytime I see a "split" title, I think it's a split EP. And it never is.

Queen weren't exactly the kind of band to do split EPs.

Apostle7
May 14th 2009

235 Comments


Pam looks nice today.

DruggieDougie
May 14th 2009

185 Comments


Dang.
I'm not really gonna miss these guys too much, but The Cosmos Rocks was a great album.
...maybe I just can't fully let go of Queen.. We'll just hope that Brian, Roger, and maybe John do something together later down the road.

ConorMichaelJoseph
May 14th 2009

1870 Comments


I thought The Cosmos Rock was a crap album, hardly a touch on the classic Queen at all. Yes, perhaps they should have quit following Freddie's tragic demise.

icaught fire444
May 14th 2009

622 Comments


They definitely should have split after Mercury died...

ThyCrossAwaits
May 14th 2009

3007 Comments


good. i agree with icaughtfire and Nag.



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