British Gas Advert features the guitar solo from One Vision, the 1986 hit from A Kind of Magic.
Q Magazine Queen Feature Look out for the new edition of Q Magazine – there is a 16 page Queen feature inside.
Queen’s First 5 Albums Re-Released Queens first 5 albums, namely; Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera and a Day at the Races will be released in March 2011. Visit http://www.queenonline.com/news/1962 for more details.
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.
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.
Island Records have re-issued Queen’s Greatest Hits I and Greatest Hits II collections. the reissue is in celebration of Queen’s 40th anniversary. Greatest Hits I remains the best selling UK album of all time and combined with Greatest Hits II , the collection presents the definitive Queen collection for any Queen fan or lover of Queen’s music. Together they have sold an over 40m copies worldwide.
For the reissue, both albums , GHI and GHII, have been digitally remastered by Bob Ludwig. Bob has worked with greats like U2 and Coldplay. The Greatest Hits re-release comes complete with refreshed sleeve notes, some there is something new for everyone.
The Greatest Hits’ re-release is the start of a huge year for Queen – 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of their formation in 1971.
Queens Move to Island Records Queen recently moved from EMI to Island Records, who are going to re-issue the first five albums which Queen released – “Queen”, “Queen II”, “Sheer Heart Attack”, “A Night At The Opera” and “A Day At The Races. The further re-issues will be re-mastered and re-packaged into special deluxe album formats released in March 2011.
Other Queen Anniversary Events Other events marking the 40th anniversary of Queen include, Stormtroopers in Stilettos an exhibition, a major BBC TV Documentary, and the commencement of filming on Queen the Movie starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury.