"My downstairs neighbour began complaining about the repetition of the same album being played over and over again. One morning in an act of desperation as I passed him in the garden he forced three albums onto me that I had to borrow. Queen 2, which I gladly accepted and rushed upstairs to play, KISS Alive and Escape by Journey. I was told I would like Escape as the producer on it used to work with Queen and that I should like Kiss because as far as he was concerned they were the best band ever. Journey I liked right off, KISS took a little longer. Through Queen and tenuous connections to Queen, I have discovered other great bands and artists, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, The Darkness, Extreme and Bruce Springsteen to name just a few. If any artist name-checks Queen as an influence then I usually give them a listen."
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