THIS is from the UK Hall Of Fame ceremony, wherein Paul was inducted as vocalist of the 70's, and Queen as band of the 70's.
The response from this and the other song they did that night(We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions) was so overwhelming, they decided to do a full world tour together!
Paul RESPECTS the legacy of Freddie, and brings his OWN fame and JUST AS MANY HITS to he table.
FREDDIE often cited PAUL RODGERS as a HUGE influence, and the band sounds GREAT with a blues edge now.
ANYone trying to sing LIKE Freddie would be a parody, and a JOKE.
NOBODY can sing like FREDDIE. He is/always will be irreplaceable.
What you CAN do, is treat the material with respect, and bring your OWN thing to the table.
They tried with Robbie Williams, even had dates booked- but his mgmt pulled him out.
Besides, people write FOR him, he can't write anything, he was in a freakin BOY BAND.
GEORGE MICHAEL, everyone's front-runner.can't STAY OFF THE DRUGS!
Paul is respected, HAS respect for the legacy, and has his OWN thing too.
HELL they are already playing NEW stuff!
I don't see anyone ELSE inspiring Brian and Roger in this way!!1
John Deacon is simply retired, but gives his total blessing to this project.