Queen win the Absolute Radio The World Cup of Classic Rock poll
Queen thrash Guns N’ Roses in the final round…
For a few weeks, the popular radio station Absolute Radio were running a series of head to head knockout polls to determine who the greatest rock band of all time was? After a few weeks of voting, it was no surprise that Queen were crowned the overall winners of the Absolute Radio “World Cup of Classic Rock”. In the end Queen beat Guns N’ Roses in the final head to head.
The polls started off with 32 shortlisted rock bands and the polls were run via the Absolute Classic Rock’s Twitter page. There were some great polls running and I was very surprised to see Def Leppard and Thin Lizzy going out on the very first set of polls. There were also some very close polls, some only separated by 1 or 2%
Queen overcame Meat loaf (winning by 89%), Pink Floyd (winning with 71%), Iron Maiden (winning with 78%) and AC/DC (winning with 67%) before winning the whole contest against Guns ‘n’ Roses. Not just winning it but they went Stone Cold Crazy on the US band – Queen eventually won with 76% of the vote … Pure Champions !
Guns ‘n’ Roses came 2nd, AC/DC came third and Hendrix was second.
You can check out the full rundown of each poll at https://planetradio.co.uk/absolute-radio/music/news/the-world-cup-of-classic-rock/
As a result of the World Cup of Classic Rock win…
Due to the fact that Queen won the World Cup of Classic Rock poll, Brian May will be on Absolute radio talking about 3 Queen albums which will be played in full, each Monday evening on Absolute Radio. This will kick off with Brian talking about ‘A Night at the Opera’. Take a look at the AbsoluteRadio tweet below for more details.
To celebrate, we’re joined by @DrBrianMay for the next 3 Monday evenings who will talk us through an iconic Queen album!
We start with ‘A Night At The Opera’ at 10PM on Monday! pic.twitter.com/ukFz3YCZj0
— AbsoluteClassicRock (@AbsoluteClassic) April 9, 2021