Freddie tribute singles from Nobodeknows released on iTunes

As we remember the loss of the incomparable Freddie Mercury on 24th November 1991 – two tribute singles will be released to honour the life and genius of Freddie Mercury.

“November” & “Freddie was a Rocker” are the debut releases from nobodeknows. “November” is a piano based ballad which almost pays a tribute (musically) to Freddie’s “Barcelona” project with Monserrat Caballe, while “Freddie was a Rocker.” provides the definitive rock  statment about Freddie Mercury, and features an optimism which was a hallmark of Freddie and Queen’s music.

Sample clips for both songs from nobodeknows can be found on YouTube, and both songs are available as of November 24 exclusively on iTunes UK/Europe, Japan and Canada stores.”

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Rembering Freddie Mercury

19 years ago today, on Sunday, November 24th, 1991, Freddie Mercury died peacefully at his home in London of AIDS related bronchial pneumonia.

Freddie was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery in accordance with his religion. Many stars from the world or music and showbiz attended the service, including friends Elton John and David Bowie.

We remember the legacy Freddie left in his music, concerts and camp / interesting interviews.

After such a traumatic event for the band the remaining members of Queen organized a tribute to Freddie and his work.On April 20th, 1992 a tribute concert in Freddie’s memory was held at Wembley Stadium. Tickets to the gig sold out in a matter of hours, even before the full list of bands was available. Many of the worlds most famous rock stars took part in it. This concert was later released on DVD and video for all to enjoy, with the proceeds going to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

Freddies music lives on in films, the stage show, the CDs which continue to sell in their millions and in a new generation of Queen fans.

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Queen Join Universal Music / Island Records

Queen joins Island Records and  prepares for 40th anniversary remasters the Queen Back catalogue.

Queen and Universal Music Group have signed an exclusive, long-term agreement. Queen have achieved worldwide album and records sales of more than 170m, performed over 700 concerts and have a Guinness Book of World Records award for the most successful UK album chart act in history (Bohemian Rhapsody).

The contract with Universal Music covers the world outside the USA/North America, and Queens’ music  will appear through Island Records from January 1st 2011.

During the course of Queens anniversary year, Island Records will remaster and repackage, with additional content, each of Queen’s 15 studio albums. The first five will be made available in March: “Queen,” “Queen II,” “Sheer Heart Attack,” “A Night At The Opera” and “A Day At The Races.” – in the original order of album release.

The 40th anniversary celebrations begin with a major Queen exhibition in London, “Stormtroopers in Stilettos,” opening in late February, followed by a BBC-TV documentary and the production of a major Hollywood film about the band, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury. Acclaimed script writer Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon”) is working on the project, which is being produced by GK Films, Robert de Niro’s Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.