Benefit Concert in memory of Freddie Mercury at The Roxy Theatre, LA

This is a concert which Queen fans in the Los Angeles area might be interested in with all proceeds going to AIDS Project Los Angeles.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON
BENEFIT CONCERT IN MEMORY OF FREDDIE MERCURY

Members of Dethklok, Young Beautiful in a Hurry, and Composer of The Walking Dead Join Together To Raise Money for APLA

(Los Angeles, CA –September 15, 2011) A unique group of musicians–and Queen fans–will come together to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s passing with The Show Must Go On — a live performance of the music of Queen — on November 9th at The Roxy Theatre. All proceeds from the concert and memorabilia auction will be donated to AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), to help combat the disease that took Freddie from this world.

In November 1991, the world mourned music legend Freddie Mercury, who died of complications resulting from AIDS. As lead singer, songwriter and the heart of Queen, Freddie’s legacy continues to inspire generations of fans.

Brendon Small (Dethklok/Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse), Brendan McCreary (Young Beautiful in a Hurry), and Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead/Battlestar Galactica) have put together an all-star line-up, with surprise guests, to honor Freddie’s legacy.

“Queen is my favorite band on earth,” said Brendon Small. “If I hadn’t heard the Flash Gordon theme at the age of 7, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be in show business. I’m excited to play some of my favorite songs and share the stage with some of the best musicians in the industry!”

“Queen was a rock band with truly orchestral sensibilities,” added Bear McCreary. “Their melodies, harmonies and passion for lyrical storytelling place their songs amongst the most essential ever written.”

Brendan McCreary agrees, “Freddie was less a man, and more like a fallen angel. And the art Queen created, was less like music, and more like a good friend who’s stuck with you through all the years.”

“The Show Must Go On” band:
Lead Vocals: Brendan McCreary (Young Beautiful in a Hurry)
Guitar: Brendon Small (Dethklok and creator of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse)
Piano: Bear McCreary (composer of Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead)
Guitar: Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai); Rick Musallam (The Roots, Gwen Stefani)
Bass: Pete Griffin (Zappa Plays Zappa)
Drums: Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa)
Backing Vocals: Raya Yarbrough (Battlestar Galactica); Felice Hernandez (Pretzel Logic) and Ben Thomas (Zappa Plays Zappa)

When this Gig is on

November 9th, 2011, 9pm
The Roxy Theatre (9009 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA)
All Ages
Tickets: $35 available www.TheShowMustGoOn.us
All proceeds will go to AIDS Project Los Angeles

Become a Rock Star on the Queen Extravaganza Live Tour

Become a Rock Star on the Queen Extravaganza Live Tour

Queen Drummer Roger Taylor has launched a North American Talent Search with the winner becoming a part of The Queen Extravaganza Live Tour Launching In 2012. Auditions for the Queen Extravaganza Live Tour begin September 19th and you can upload your videos online.

This is all part of the Queen 40th anniversary. Roger Taylor launched this talent search offering musicians and singers the opportunity to star in the Queen Extravaganza Live Tour, hoping to secure the most talented band to perform Queen’s music.

Queen Extravaganza

Auditions begin September 19th at www.queenextravaganza.com and the tour, booked by powerhouse agency CAA, launches in 2012.

My Thoughts on the Queen Extravaganza

Personally I don’t see how they can secure the most talented band to perform Queen’s music by limiting the search to North America, as more talented persons may live out side this very limited catchment area. I myself will submit a Queen Extravaganza entry on Keyboards. I am a Queen Keyboard Player in Ireland, I play nearly all Queens hits on Keyboards … who knows they might change their minds on who can enter.

Visit the Queen Extravaganza at www.queenextravaganza.com

Queen 40th Anniversary Crest

Be Freddie for a Day – Check out FreddieForaDay.com

Visit http://www.freddieforaday.com/ to find out what happening for the Freddie for a Day charity fund-raising event.

Freddie For A Day started when Liz Swanton raised over £1,200 by spending a working day dressed as Freddie back in the early 90’s. It was such a great fund raising idea that it was decided to make it an annual event coinciding with Freddie’s birthday which occurs on 5th September. Freddie for a Day is a fun, way to raise money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust charity which is spent fighting HIV/AIDS worldwide.

How do I get involved in Freddie for a Day?
What do I Wear for the Freddie For a Day event?
What do I need to do for Freddie for a Day?

All these questions are answered on the official Freddie for a Day Website at http://www.freddieforaday.com/

Freddie for a Day - freddieforaday.com

 

Freddie For A Day was the brainchild of Liz Swanton, web editor of the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDS charity set up in Freddie’s name in 1992. In real life she’s a City of London Banker and she raised over £1,200 by spending a working day dressed as Freddie. It was such a wonderfully whacky idea that we decided to make it an annual event coinciding with Freddie’s birthday (5th September). It’s fun, it’s slightly crazy AND it raises money for the charity which is spent fighting HIV/AIDS worldwide.

Queen fans wanted to take part in a new primetime show for BBC One

Queen fans wanted to take part in a new primetime show for BBC One

I have been sent this information from RDF Television regarding a new show which will be on BBC One – and they are looking for Queen Fans to participate.

BRAND NEW TV SHOW FOR BBC one

ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE OF YOUR LIFE?
Are you a massive QUEEN fan with a passion for singing but never had the confidence to stand in the spotlight?
Do you have a great singing voice but always resisted showing it off…until now?
Have you got the nerve?

We are looking for ordinary members of the public who will be bold enough to take on trained professionals at their own game, for a BIG new Entertainment show for BBC one. They’ll attempt to convince us all that they have been doing their act for years…when actually it will have only been a matter of weeks.

If you want the opportunity to take part in a life changing challenge for a big new TV show, then we want to hear from YOU!

If this is YOU or you want to nominate someone you know for the CHALLENGE OF THEIR LIFE then get in touch NOW for a chance to take part and WIN A PRIZE!

Contact RDF Television
Email us on challenge@RDFTelevision.com

BBC One Tv Show

Stormtroopers in Stilettos – A Review + Pictures

I visited the Stormtroopers in Stilettos exhibition last week and it is a must for any Queen fan.  The exhibition is an Audio / Visual History of the band. There are many of physical displays such as drumkits, recording reels, guitars, photos, demo shots for albums and much more. All around the exhibition you can read more about albums, concert and the history of the band.

You can also get the opportunity to see a 3D version of Bohemian Rhapsody (its currently a 90 second extract) which is currently in development. You get to see from “I see a little silhouett0 …. the heavy guitar riff” in 3D. It works well but if bit less background light would make it even better.

I spoke with some of the staff at the exhibition and they told me that there have been crowds every day and some people event flew in from Japan, Germany and Italy especially to see the event.  Take a look at some of the photos which I took  below.

You can also Win a Brian May guitar by donating to the Mercury Phoenix Trust before 12th March.

Pictures of Stormtroopers in Stilettos

One of the Displays at Stormtroopers in Stilettos

A Night at The Opera – One of the Displays at Stormtroopers in Stilettos

Display about the 1976 Hyde Park Concert at Stormtroopers in Stilettos

Display about the 1976 Hyde Park Concert at Stormtroopers in Stilettos

One of the outfits worn by the band (Stormtroopers in Stilettos)

One of the outfits worn by the band (Stormtroopers in Stilettos)

Myself at one of the displays at Stormtroopers in Stilettos

Myself at one of the displays at Stormtroopers in Stilettos

Background to the Stormtroopers in Stilettos Exhibition
“Stormtroopers in Stilettos” is the first ever major Queen exhibition and takes place in a huge warehouse space in the heart of London’s East End at Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, opening on February 25th, closing on March 12th.

For those people looking for more information on Stormtroopers in Stilettos, a new website for the Stormtroopers exhibition is now live at http://www.stormtroopersinstilettos.com/

 

 

 

Stormtroopers In Stilettos – Queen Exhibition Now open

Stormtroopers In Stilettos, the amazing new Queen Exhibition is Now open to the public until March 12th.

The Queen event was opened in an exciting press launch evening at the Truman Brewery in East London which was attended by Brian May and Roger Taylor as well as Jer Bulsara, Kash Cooke, The Foo Fighters, Ronnie Wood, David Mallet, Jessie J, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tom Chaplin, Dave Clark, The Feeling, David Wigg, Mika and .

The Queen Exhibition, “Stormtroopers In Stilettos” now is open to the public until March 12th. The exhibition opens from 11am until 9pm, Monday to Sunday, and from 12-midday until 6pm on the final day, March 12th.

Admission to the Exhibition is FREE so you have no excuse!

Visit stormtroopersinstilettos.com for details

Stormtroopers in Stilettos Exhibion London

Stormtroopers in Stilettos Update – New Website

In the past few weeks there have been a lot of searches on Shanes Queen Site for an exciting new Queen related exhibition called “Stormtroopers in Stilettos”.

For those people looking for more information on Stormtroopers in Stilettos, a new website for the Stormtroopers exhibition is now live at http://www.stormtroopersinstilettos.com/

Background to the Stormtroopers in Stilettos Exhibition
“Stormtroopers in Stilettos” is the first ever major Queen exhibition and takes place in a huge warehouse space in the heart of London’s East End at Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, opening on February 25th, closing on March 12th.

I hope to visit this exhibition and perhaps place some details on this site in early March.

Keep an eye on this site for more details of Stormtroopers in Stilettos.stormtroopers in stilettos exhibition website

Official International Queen Fan Club Website gets a redesign

Official International Queen Fan Club Website gets a redesign

The Official International Queen Fan Club website has had a website redesign. In the year which marks the 40th Anniversary of the formation of Queen and the 20th anniversary of the death of front man Freddie Mercury, the decision was made to redesign the Queen Fan Club website. The theme chosen – “Innuendo“.

The Official International Queen Fan Club website represents the official Queen fan club which has been in existence for over 40 years. The Fan club website was set up to cater for the demand for information on Queen. The Official Queen Fan Club organises events for it’s members, including the famous annual Queen Convention which takes place over three days. The Official International Queen Fan Club website is for all Queen fans. The site has details about Queen, Membership information, Queen news, merchandise and much more.

You can also sign up to the “Queen Fan Club’s 26th Annual Convention” on the new site.

Click here to visit the Official International Queen Fan Club

Freddie Mercury’s Montreux Memorial Day

The 8th Freddie Mercury’s Montreux Memorial Day will take place from Friday evening September 3rd until Sunday afternoon 5th September.

Norbert from montreuxmusic.com sent the following message.

Same format as last year. It will be FREE. Come over and enjoy a fantastic week-end. Peter Freestone will open the event under the market place. We have secured the presence of « The Barcelona Project » from Norway. Just imagine about 35 singers and musicians on stage performing a few meters away from Freddie’s statue or ‘Dragon Attack’ the Italian Queen coverband live next to Freddie’s statue with a unique show. Queen Alive are back for the second time and The Royal Squeeze Box from Germany will assurely blow your mind! To close the event, Lucie Halamikova with her keyboard will perform some less well known Queen songs by the statue where a few stalls will be installed and serve drinks and food to all fans. You will be able to take boat trips to the Lake House or ‘Tea at the Palace’ ‘with Peter Freestone.

All details are on www.montreuxmusic.com and we hope to meet you from all over the world.

Freddie Mercury: Freddie For A Day 2010 – September 3, 2010

Are you Ready to Be Freddie for a Day on September 3, 2010?

Have you ever wanted to be Freddie for a day? Freddie For A Day is a celebration of the life of on Mr. Freddie Mercury. This year The Freddie for a Day 2010 celebration takes place on September 3rd, 2 days before his birthday (September 5th).

“Freddie for a Day” is meant to engage people in a fun way to remember Freddie, but will also help raise funds to support the fight against HIV AIDS. The funds will help the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which is a HIV AIDS charitable organisation set up in Freddie’s memory after his passing almost 20 years ago.

How do you help? How can you be Freddie for a Day?
Simply dress up as “Freddie For A Day”, put in curlers and get a hoover, or grow a mustache and put on your best leather gear and get your friends and family to sponsor you!

For full details on how to be “Freddie For A Day 2010” and raise money for HIV AIDS, visit www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com