We Will Rock You Show Review

We Will Rock You London – Show Review

We Will Rock You London has been on my list for many years. I have been to London a lot over the past 10 years, and every time I went to London either on business or leisure I always said I would go and see the Queen show, We Will Rock You at The Dominion Theatre London. But, I never got round to going until this August when visiting London on a brief weekend trip. 

You cannot miss the Dominion Theatre where We Will Rock You London s playing, as there is a large statue of Freddie in his classic pose a-top the entrance to the Dominion.  An amazing way to advertise the show.

Freddie Mercury on Dominion Theatre, We Will Rock You London

Originally when I heard that the Queen songs I loved had been turned into a musical I was very sceptical and even a bit “How can they do this”. So I didn’t know what to expect – but hundreds of thousands of people couldn’t be wrong about this award-winning show in its 12th year.

As I entered the Dominion, where We Will Rock You London is playing, I was met with a “Wall of Queen” – I was in Heaven. Freddie playing on the PA System, photos of Fred and the band on the walls. I spent almost 30 minutes walking and looking at these great photos. Everything from Freddie’s “Bonnie baby” photo to Live at Wembley. I got really caught up in this and the show hadn’t even started.

I even bought a Queen T-Shirt with the Classic Queen Logo. Plenty of Queen merchandise available to purchase!

Me (Shane) and Fred Statue - We Will Rock You London

(Above) Me and the statue of Freddie – (Below) the lobby with photos of Queen adorning the walls.

Queen and We Will Rock You London Shop with Artwork and Photos of Queen

There are plenty of Queen related photos and items to look at before the show starts, so get there early.

We went into the auditorium and got ready for the show. The Stage is amazing with a fantastic emblem of Queen on the front waiting for the show to start.

The Show Must Go On - Stage Shot - We Will Rock You London

The Show  … and what a show

The show started and from that point, I was hooked. We Will Rock You is a Queen fest of music wrapped around a good story and great characters. I just loved the 2 lead characters. The female lead is one of the best I have seen in any show. She has such character, such a “don’t mess with me” attitude and it really comes across. It is a wonder that that character has not been nominated for some sort of award (maybe she has?) … anyway, I am getting distracted.

The premise of the We Will Rock You is that it tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thoughts, expression through fashion, and of course live music. It is set in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same (you can see some of this already in modern fabricated bands). Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.

The show starts with the young people of earth being denied expression through live music but Galileo Figaro has different ideas. He hears stuff – he hears the music. On meeting Scaramouche or “Scary Bush” he finds someone who has similar ideas and between them, they try and find Brighton Rock … no spoiler alert here so don’t worry.

In the middle of the show, there are 2 very tender moments where Freddie is remembered, Only the Good Die Young and Days of Our Lives are sung and I challenge any person to keep a dry eye here as it is sung with such sincerity and feeling.  You may and try to keep things under control but the music is so powerful that you can’t help being affected by those songs.

By the time We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions come, you are on your feet, stomping , clapping and singing.

Followed up by a rousing rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody all in all it is like going to a Queen concert. It really is a Kind of Magic!

It is an excellent show – I really enjoyed it … 10 times better than I could have expected.
I will certainly go back and see it again.

The Freddie Mercury Suite

Freddie Mercury Suite at We Will Rock You London Dominion

Before I left the Dominion Theatre I spotted this sign for the “Freddie Mercury Suite” (with a picture of Freddie beside it) – I dropped down to the room but a member of staff said there was a private function using the room.

Maybe next time I will be able to report on this suite, as I’m sure it is a treat for any Queen fan to have their private function, perhaps Birthday, special event or even corporate event (see if you can convince the accounts department) at The Freddie Mercury suite.

Well done to the Dominion, the We Will Rock You London cast and the excellent live Band (by the way Spike if you ever need a keyboard player, like when you go on holiday, drop me a line!!) for making this such a well-rounded show.

Unfortunately, now, in 2019, the We Will Rock You show in London is no longer running, but it continues in other countries around the world. I have held this We Will Rock You review on this page for historical reasons, lets face it, if you see the show in any other location it will still be as good and as enjoyable.

Dominion Website: http://www.dominiontheatre.com/theatre/
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Have you been to the show? What do you think? Who is your favourite character?
Drop a comment below …

Queen Studio Experience Montreux Exhibition

The Queen Studio Experience Montreux is set to open on December 2nd.

The Queen Studio Experience is sponsored by the Mercury Phoenix Trust and allows you to have an insight into the years Queen spent recording here. The Queen Studio exhibition will open December 2, marking World AIDS Day.

Mountain Studios was the name Queen gave to their studios where they regularly recorded between 1978 – 1995. This is where Queen created many of the tracks for their most popular albums. It is also the location where Freddie laid down his last tracks to tape.

However it is not in the location where the studios were instead The Queen Studio Experience is recreated within the Montreux Casino. This will show memorabilia from the original studio and from the band’s personal archives such as original Queen handwritten song lyrics, band members’ own instruments and original and subsequently changed titles of tracks, and much more. One of the highlights is the original control room where Freddie recorded his final vocals, along with the actual microphone Freddie used during those sessions.

You will also have the chance to sit in the actual studio chair Freddie used in those final days of recording. Also, the most amazing part in my eyes is that you will be able to take control of the Queen mixing desk to create custom mixes of Queen tracks from the  “Made in Heaven” album. Personally I would love to recreate “Too Much Love will Kill You” and pull up a piano and play it myself … anyway, back to the Studio Experience, it will be opened by Brian May and Roger Taylor on December 2, 2013 and will open daily from 10:30 – 22:00.
Entrance free although donations to the Mercury Phoenix Trust are encouraged.

For information on how to visit the Queen Studio Experience exhibition:
www.queenstudioexperience.com

Address: Casino Barrière de Montreux, Rue du Théâtre 9, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland

Open Call Auditions for We Will Rock You US Tour

Are you a singer? Do you want to start in We Will Rock You, the Stageshow?

There are Open Call Auditions for the We Will Rock You US Tour.

Details for the auditions are as follows;

We Will Rock You 2013 Audition Tour

LOS ANGELES (week of April 15th)

NEW YORK CITY (week of April 22nd)

ORLANDO (week of April 29th)

SEEKING EXTREMELY STRONG POP/ROCK SINGERS WHO CAN HANDLE THE MUSIC STYLINGS OF QUEEN

Producers: Phil McIntyre, Queen Theatrical
Productions, and Tribeca Theatrical
Productions in association with NETworks
Music/Lyrics: Queen
Book: Ben Elton
Director: Ben Elton
Tour Director/Choreographer: Tracey Flye
Choreographer: Arlene Phillips
Musical Supervisors: Brian May & Roger Taylor, Mike Dixon, Jason Howland
Casting Director: Duncan Stewart/Benton
Whitley of Duncan Stewart and Company

Rehearsals begin: On/About 9/2/13
1st Performance: On/About 10/15/13

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY: DStewartCoAuditions@gmail.com

SUBMIT HARDCOPY: DUNCAN STEWART AND COMPANY, ATTN: WE WILL ROCK YOU, 213 WEST 35TH STREET, SUITE 804, NEW YORK, NY 10001

IMMEDIATELY SEEKING:

[KILLER QUEEN] Female, 30s-40s. Any race. Older woman. Ruler of the world, amazing rock/soul voice. Camp, sexy, voluptuous, feisty, funny, powerful and power crazy, ruthless, the BOSS. Every man’s dream of an older woman. Strong movement is an asset. VOCAL RANGE: FULL SOUL/ROCK VOICE, LOW E TO HIGH E BELT (BELOW MIDDLE C).

[KHASHOGGI] Male, 30s-40s. Any race. Chief of Secret Police. Attractive, sophisticated, intelligent, sinister, cruel, cold but charming. VOCAL RANGE: HIGH ROCK BARITONE TO A WITH STRONG FALSETTO.

[GALILEO] Male, 20s. Any race. Attractive, sexy, vulnerable, sensitive, doesn’t fit in, a rebel, restless, headstrong and stubborn. Tense. Lives on his nerves. On a mission to accomplish something with his life. Tries to find the right way to fulfill his dreams. VOCAL RANGE: HIGH ROCK VOICE TO Bb WITH STRONG FALSETTO.

[SCARAMOUCHE] Female, Late teens. Any race. A rebel. Deeply introverted and complex. A goth teenager. An awkward loner. A misfit. Uses her self deprecating wit to cover her sensitivity and vulnerability. Brittle, hard and bitter. Head strong and stubborn. Defensive. Must be able to transform and blossom as confidence grows. Good comedic skills required. VOCAL RANGE: ROCK BELT TO HIGH E.

[BRITNEY] Male, 20s-30s. Any race. Big gentle giant with a heart of gold. Strong, sexy, loveable, innocent, lots of energy, vibrant. Very street and very cool. Must be a good mover. VOCAL RANGE: FULL ROCK VOICE TO B ABOVE MIDDLE C.

[OZ] Female, 20s. Any race. Rock chick. Street sexy, womanly, tough, common, foul- mouthed, wild, worldly and experienced. Must be an excellent mover/strong dancer. VOCAL RANGE: STRONG ROCK BELT TO A HIGH E.

[POP] Male, 30s-40s. Any race. An aging hippie. Bar man, ex-rebel. A fun loving philosopher. A hippie stand up comic type. A cross between George Carlin and Robin Williams. He’s worldly with a natural curiosity and passion for life and music. Good rock voice and comic skills required. VOCAL RANGE: PLEASANT BARITONE TO E.

[TEACHER] Male and Female, 20s-30s. Any race. Excellent rock voice. Strong acting and comedic skills. Must be able to play camp, sexy, feisty, funny, powerful and ruthless. Highly likely this track will cover Galileo and/or Britney/Pop (for males) or Killer Queen and/or Oz (for females). Must be excellent dancers to strong movers as they perform ensemble choreography.

[MALE ENSEMBLE] Late teens-20s. Any race. Should have very strong rock voices and the ability and experience to cover. They must be able to handle dialogue. Must be excellent dancers, acrobatic skills are an asset.

[FEMALE ENSEMBLE] Late teens-20s. Any race. Should have very strong rock voices and the ability and experience to cover. They must be able to handle dialogue. Must be excellent dancers, acrobatic skills are an asset.

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE CASTING: APRIL 12th, 2013

ALL INTERESTED ARTISTS MUST SUBMIT PICTURE/RESUME, AND VIDEO BY EMAIL:

PLEASE SEND YOUR SUBMISSION TO DStewartCoAuditions@gmail.com

NOTE: IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THESE AUDITIONS, BUT ARE INTERESTED & AVAILABLE FOR OUR PRODUCTION DATES, PLEASE STILL SUBMIT & LET US KNOW.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:

www.DStewartCo.com or Duncan Stewart and Company’s official Facebook Page

Freddie For a Day 2012

Freddie For a Day 2012

Are you ready for Freddie For a Day 2012 ?

Are you a Moustache wearer in the style of the great Freddie Mercury? Then this is for you … Freddie For A Day 2012 – the great event returns In aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust

Freddie for a Day 2012 marks the third year of this event. It is a worldwide celebration of the life of the great Freddie Mercury. Freddie for a take takes place 2 days before Freddies Brithday which is 5th September. We can turn the world into one full of moustaches for a day while all the time raising funds to combat AIDS, which claimed Freddie in November 1991.

Freddie for a day in 2011 raised more than a quarter of a million pounds thought the Freddie for a Day events and contributions. The Freddie for a Day events were all channeled through the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the HIV/AIDS foundation set up in Freddie Mercury’s memory which to this day continues the fight against AIDS ignorance and AIDS infection worldwide.

Last year Freddie for a Day saw Katy Perry donning the a Freddie costume from his final Wembley concert, as well as moustaches on Stephen Fry, Jeff Beck, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Russell Brand, and of course Ben Elton of We Will Rock You fame.

Freddie For a Day 2012 hits the London Savoy on September 3 when the famous will be treated to another evening of Comedy and Rock’n’Roll. The nation gets to have their fun with it and make their own personal contribution on Freddie’s actual birthday on September 5.

For more information on Freddie For a Day 2012 visit www.freddieforaday.com

You should visit the Freddie for a Day website for more information and also great inspiration on what you can do to support and engage with this great dress up event. Dress and perform like Freddie at Freddie For a Day 2012 and support AIDs research at the same time.

Freddie For a Day Page

I have added a dedicated Freddie for a Day page on my site, so if you have a FFAD event happening in 2022 then please let me know and I will add it – check out the link st https://shanemcdonald.ie/queen/freddie-for-a-day_ffad/ 

Queen Concert Live in Budapest 1986 in Cinemas

Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ‘86 will be in a Cinema Near You From 20th September 2012

“Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ‘86” is a must–see cinema concert event for Queen fans. It will be released in cinemas worldwide from 20 September 2012. The film of this excellent Queen concert is expected to play in cinemas and theatres in over 30 territories worldwide. In the UK it will be screened in all the major cities, around 100 cinemas nationwide.

The concert was originally filmed in 1986, you might have seen clippets in Queen documentaries such as Days of our Lives and the DoRo films in the 1990s. The concert movie has been remastered in high def and crisp surround sound. But there’s more the concert is proceeded by a very special 25-minute Queen documentary showing footage from just after their historic show–stealing performance at Live Aid hrough the following year leading up to the concert in Budapest. The Queen concert, part of the Magic tour, was in the Népstadion, Budapest, and the first Western Rock Concert staged in a stadium behind the then Iron Curtain with 80,000 ecstatic Queen fans in attendance.

“We’re delighted that Queen fans across the world will finally have the chance to relive this amazing moment for the band. We knew a stadium concert in Budapest was ground–breaking, but hadn’t quite anticipated what a historic night it would turn out to be. The concert looks fantastic on the cinema screen in all its digitally re-mastered glory and the documentary does a great job of setting the scene – it really was an extraordinary time in the band’s history.” Brian May and Roger Taylor

Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ‘86 – a fantastic opportunity to dress up, sing along and celebrate the magic of Queen at your local cinema.

For Cinema listings and ticket information visit www.queenonline.com

The Queen Budapest concert Cinema Release date is 20 September 2012 with a Running time of  1h 55 minutes

Enoy!

Queen Documentary ‘The Great Pretender’ Released 24th September

A new Queen Documentary is due for release and Eagle Rock Entertainment have announced the release on 24 September 2012 of the Freddie Mercury DVD and Blu-ray, “The Great Pretender”

The documentary has been developed by same excellent team behind last year’s hugely successful documentary “Queen: Days of Our Lives” which ran on the BBC. “The Great Pretender” presents a compelling insight unearthing previously undiscovered or rarely seen footage of Queen and Freddie Mercury. This is also the for the first time available in Hi-Def.

“The Great Pretender” is produced and directed by Rhys Thomas, life-long Queen fan and expert (to the extent that Rhys famously broke the Mastermind all time record points score with a specialist subject of Queen). Rhys has this time turned his attention to the Freddie archive, going back as early as 1976 in search of vintage gems which reveal more than ever before the inside story of Freddie’s life and career and the solo projects he worked on outside of Queen.

“The Great Pretender” documentary has extensive archive footage from rare interviews with the press-shy Freddie, concerts, video shoots and personal material, much of it being seen for the first time, along with newly filmed contributions from fellow Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, Queen manager Jim Beach, soprano Montserrat Caballé, composers David Arnold and Mike Moran, lyricist Tim Rice, comedian and lifelong fan Matt Lucas and many more.

There are some amazing firsts for this release, one of which is Freddie & Rod Stewart singing their demo for “Take Another Piece of My Heart”, an unreleased song from 1984, a snippet of the unreleased Michael Jackson / Freddie Mercury collaboration “There Must Be More To Life Than This”, and Freddie with the Royal Ballet 1979.

“The Great Pretender” documentary also has some funny outtakes from the video shoots for “I Want To Break Free”, “One Vision”, “Days of Our Lives”, “I Want It All”, “A Kind Of Magic”, “Princes of the Universe”, “Living on My Own”, Born To Love You”, “Great Pretender”, “Made In Heaven”, and “Who Wants to Live Forever” as well as other bonus features which will not be shown on any TV releases.

Visit http://www.freddiemercury.com/ for details.

Click here to pre order “Queen – The Great Pretender”

Queen To Play Londons HMV Hammersmith Appollo

Queen To Play Londons HMV Hammersmith Appollo

April 25th : Update – Tickets for the two Queen + Adam Lambert concerts at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo on July 11th & 12th have both SOLD OUT. Brian May has hinted at the possibility of a third date being added to the bill.

 

Despite the sudden cancellation of the Sonisphere Concert and with Queen set to headline with singer Adam Lambert at Knebworth, Queen have announced they are to go ahead with not just one but two Queen UK concert appearances this summer.

Queen and Lambert will perform at 2 concerts at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo over two nights, July 11/12 2012. Queen also promised to endeavour to give priority booking to all fans who had held tickets for their Knebworth Sonisphere concert.

Queens Hammersmith Tickets will go on sale this week. Tickets for Queens HMV Hammersmith Appollo concerts will be sold first to Queen fan club members, Queen online subscribers and Sonisphere Knebworth ticket holders and then on general sale.

A bit of Queen Hammersmith History

HMV Hammersmith Appollo was originally known as the Hammersmith Odeon. The Hammersmith Odeon venue was the scene of 4 sold out Queen concerts in late November/early December 1975 (at the height of the Bohemian Rhapsody release). Hammersmith Odeon was also the venue for a special Christmas Eve show and again in December 1979 when they played the opening night of a series of UNICEF concerts for the people of Kampuchea.

Amongst Queen fans, the Hammersmith Odeon shows continue to be regarded as some of Queen’s most exceptional concerts.

Queen HMV Hammersmith Appollo Concert Tickets

Tickets for Queen + Adam Lambert concerts at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday July 11 and Thursday July 12 will first be available on a 24-hour pre-sale to Queen Online subscribers, Queen Fan Club members and Sonisphere ticket holders from 9am on Tuesday April 17.

General Hammersmith sales start Wednesday 18th April at 9am at www.hmvapollo.com and through Ticketmaster. Caller lines: HMV Tickets 08432 221 0100 / Ticketmaster 08448 444 748.

Tickets are priced at £65.00, £70.00 and £75.00 plus £6 booking fee on all prices.

For tickets by post an additional charge will apply.

Sonisphere cancelled as Queen return is cut short

Sonisphere cancelled as Queen return is cut short

Sonisphere cancelled – Queen’s return is sadly cut short

Queen were due to play Knebworth at the Sonisphere festival but the Sonisphere festival has been cancelled.

The sonisphere organisers said “It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012. Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year … unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.

Ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund direct from their ticket agents.

What Queen will do next is unknown – Queen fans were anticipating a return to Knebworth which was the location of the very last Queen concert with Freddie . Would they do a full Queen concert with Adam Lambert at Knebworth?

Lets wait and see what happens – With Queen, you never know….

Queen are set to Return To Knebworth! New Queen Concert Date with Adam Lambert!!

QUEEN with Adam Lambert are set to rock Sonisphere 2012 at Knebworth, the location of the last Queen concert with Freddie Mercury at the helm.

25 years after the legendary Freddie Mercury rocked at Knebworth in August 1986, Queen Return To Knebworth with Adam Lambert. This time Queen Return To Knebworth headlining the second day at Sonisphere 2012. Adam Lambert is an American Idol participant who performed “We are the Champions” with Brian May and Roger Taylor in May 2009 and rumors have been mentioned and tweeted ever since, that a collaboration would take place between Lambert and Queen – today is the day that this is true.

The 2012 Queen performance will take place at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, on Saturday July 7.

In 1986, the Wembley shows were supposed to be the final concerts of the ‘Kind of Magic’ tour, but due to demand an extra date at Knebworth was set up. Not everyone was sure that it would sell out, management asked the band ‘are you sure it will sell’ …. Queen went on to draw a record crowd of over 120,000, their biggest ever UK concert audience.

Now Queen fans get to see Queen perform at Knebworth!!

Tickets on sale to the general public from 9am on Thursday 23rd February from www.sonispherefestivals.com ; Phone 0844 871 8803 . Concert tickets are priced at £145 for a weekend concert ticket (3 and 4-day camping tickets also available), with a limited number of day concert tickets available for £75.

Sonisphere Knebworth takes place July 6th – 8th at Knebworth House.
Visit www.sonispherefestivals.com for full details and get tickets as Queen Return To Knebworth.

23 Queen songs in 9 minutes – Video

Gregg M has compiled a live Queen medley/mash-up to celebrate the life and loss of Freddie Mercury.

This Queen Mash-up is titled ’23 songs in 9 minutes’, it was seen as a fun way to remember or discover songs from the Queen repertoire interpreted by an acoustic duet. The full Queen Mashup video is available below.

The History of the “23 Queen songs in 9 minutes” Mashup

The history of the mash up is very interesting, Gregg was invited as a guest in a ‘Queen evening’ and felt that a simple cover version was not the way to go. Therefore he decided to create something new and challenging, in order to entertain the audience, Gregg says it was “Like a Human Jukebox, actually …. It took a while for me  to figure out how to begin the monster and I worked it bit by bit. I separated it in several parts, each including 4 or more songs and then put the pieces together, just like a giant musical jigsaw puzzle. Two days later, and something like 20 hours of musical work of writing, rehearsing and demoing, I sent a draft to my singer (who’s with me in my band, The Sunchase, as well as my ‘twisted covers concept’, the Guest-Sessions) and we rehearsed it bits by bits some days later. We decided it would be more fun if we did not have any chart on stage so we worked really hard to remember everything and went onstage at ‘Le Zèbre’ in Paris the week after that.”
I hope you enjoy the Queen Mashup!

The Video – 23 Queen Songs in 9 Minutes

Further details for Gregg M and his music are available at ;
http://www.thesunchase.net/
http://www.onemonthonesong.com/
Days Of Our Lives DVD/Blu-Ray

Days Of Our Lives DVD/Blu-Ray

New Days Of Our Lives DVD/Blu-Ray Released

Days Of Our Lives’ began as a two-part documentary produced by long-term Queen collaborators and life long fans Rhys Thomas (the comedian who famously broke the Mastermind all time record points score with a specialist subject of Queen) and Simon Lupton, and directed by the renowned director Matt Casey. This Days Of Our Lives DVD release has  lot of new material which Queen fans world wide will enjoy.

After 10 years of making Queen DVDs, Lupton and Thomas were asked by the band to produce the definitive 40th Anniversary documentary and after almost a year of painstaking research and editing, this Days Of Our Lives DVD was the result.

As well as the new sequences, there are 7 new videos.  Excerpts were featured in the main documentary, but we have completed them, and here on the Days Of Our Lives DVD and Blu- Ray they appear in full.

Read More about Days Of Our Lives DVD/Blu-Ray on QueenOnline…

Queen feature in Classic Rock Magazine – December Issue

Queen feature in Classic Rock Magazine – December Issue

Queen feature in Classic Rock Magazine

If you buy music magazines then you will be delighted to know that Queen feature in Classic Rock Magazine this month. The December issue (2011) of Classic Rock Magazine is running this special piece on Queen. Classic Rock Magazine is a turbo-charged, high-voltage rock’n’rollathon of a magazine. Every month it’s packed with exclusive interviews and features on rock’s biggest names, and includes the heftiest rock reviews section on the planet.

This Months Queen feature includes an interview with Brian as part of the “Classic Rock 2011 Awards”. Go to pages 74 & 75 for the features on Queen as winners of the Reissue Of The Year, also with Brian talking about Knebworth, the Queen Extravaganza, covers of Queen songs and of course John Deacon and some memories of the much missed Freddie.

Get your issue of Classic Rock December 2011 (Jeff Beck cover) with Queen Feature on pages 74-75.

If you bought this issue of Classic Rock Magazine pleas let us know in the comments below and tell us what the Queen feature was like…

New Queen Album with Material from Freddie Mercury

New Queen Album with Material from Freddie Mercury

Could there be a New Queen Album on the way?

Brian May and Roger Taylor are working on a new album. This new Queen album will feature vocals by the late Freddie Mercury.

Up to this point Queen fans were under the impression that “Mother Love” from the 1995 “Made in Heaven” album was the last of the unreleased Queen/Freddie Mercury material. However Brian May said they are revisiting a “ton” of unreleased demos, and by doing this they hope to compile some new tracks. (source Ultimate Classic Rock)

Brian May also told the Daily Star that a new Queen musical to follow-up the “We Will Rock You” musical is planned.

Finally look out for Queen on November 6, as they receive the “Global Icon award at the MTV European Music Awards“. There are rumours that Queen will do something with Lady Gaga on the night.

News Update : Dec 5th – Roger Taylor says this rumour is not true and that there is no new Queen album!

Band Tees – Buy Queen T-Shirts Online

Band Tees – Buy Queen T-Shirts Online

Buy Queen T-Shirts Online at Band Tees

Cheryll from Band-Tees.com sent me a link to their new web site where you can Buy Queen T-Shirts Online. Queen - Band Tees 1976 Tour T Shirt Band Tees is one of the best places to find great hard-to-find band t-shirts including Queen T-Shirts.

Band Tees have t-shirts by tons of artists like Queen, Nirvana, The Cure, Green Day, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, Korn, Grateful Dead and much more in the rock section.

They Guys at Band Tees said, “Whatever your needs are we are sure to have something you will like and if you don’t see what you’re looking for tell us and we’ll try to get it here for you. So please come in, look around, and let us know if we can help you in any way.”

www.band-tees.com

Lady GaGa to front Queen? Rumours …

Lady GaGa to front Queen? Rumours …

Rumours – Lady GaGa to front Queen – Really?

Lady GaGa to front Queen …Yes, There are rumours that singer and fashion icon Lady GaGa is in talks to front and tour with Queen. 
According to Queen guitarist Brian May, who collaborated with the singer on the recent Lady GaGa single “You & I,”

Brian May said, 
“We talk about going on the road all the time but there’s a bit of a singer problem, to put it mildly.” ; but when we see Queen news headlines in the press with ‘Lady GaGa to become the new Queen singer’ can they be trusted?

There is the possibility of Queen doing duets with different artists, similar to what Tony Bennett has done recently with artists such as Amy Winehouse.

Brian added, “We have talked about doing duets with other people….. We were debating the idea of a TV show where we have all these guest stars…..we are still looking at it. Lady GaGa has said she would like to do something with us. “

Who Knows – Lady GaGa might sing Radio Ga Ga !

 

 What do you think about these Queen / Lady GaGa rumours of Lady Gaga to front Queen? Why not Leave a comment below or log on to the Shane’s Queen Site Facebook or you can follow the instagram and twitter accounts @shanesqueensite?

Obviously all this conjecture about Lady Ga Ga fronting Queen is all based on rumours in the press and online, so it’s not me making up this story. Perhaps someone just said something and suddenly the singer is now the front runner to be the new front-person for Queen. Could Queen work with a female singer? Would the songs suite the Lady Ga Ga voice … all of these will be answered in time – maybe this won’t happen at all, perhaps there might be another singer in the running, perhaps even Adam Lambert … who knows! Time will tell 🙂

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Bohemian Rhapsody – Start of 1975 Studio Recording celebrated

Bohemian Rhapsody – Start of 1975 Studio Recording celebrated

Start of 1975 Studio Recording of Bohemian Rhapsody is celebrated

On the 24th August 1975, Queen started recording the monster hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. This small recording studio is still running to this day. You may have actually seen the recreation of the recording of Bohemian Rhapsody in the Queen Biopic, the Bohemian Rhapsody Movie. The now classic Queen track was recorded over three weeks and released in October 1975. Queen singer Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions.

The whole band knew that this song was Freddies Baby – they referred to it as Freddies Thing and Freddie even referred to it in the early stages as the Cowboy Song. Brian May, Mercury, and Roger Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to 12 hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs (so much so, the tape was almost clear of oxide as it was used so much). You might recall the section of the Queen movie where Freddie asks Roger to ‘Go Higher’ and ‘One more’ … How many Gallileos do you need?

This is an extract from a really interesting article regarding this day in Music which was very kindly submitted by Neil Cossar. Click the link below to read more…

Read More at http://www.themortonreport.com

Bohemian Rhapsody - Video of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Finally …. had you seen the latest Advert which features Bohemian Rhapsody It’s for a Brazilian car company – take a look below.

There are many myths and reports about the Recording of Bohemian Rhapsody, whatever happened, I’m sure it was a lot of fun!

Sonisphere cancelled as Queen return is cut short

Be Freddie for a Day – Check out FreddieForaDay.com

Visit http://www.freddieforaday.com/ to find out what happens 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 ’90s. It was such a great fundraising 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 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.

Check out the Freddie for a Day Page for 2022

If you are running a Freddie for a Day event in 2022 then please visit this dedicated FFAD page for 2022 -> Click https://shanemcdonald.ie/queen/freddie-for-a-day_ffad/ for more details and you can submit your event and I will list it here for extra promotion of your event and hopefully extra fundraising for this amaing and worthy cause..

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Queen ‘Days of Our Lives’ on US Biography Channel

See Days of Our Lives on US Biography Channel

Biography Channel showing of Days of Our Lives, Queen Documentary

(NOTE: This is an old post regarding the Days of Our Lives on US Biography Channel and the details may no longer be valid – included here for historical purposes only)

Queen Days of Our Lives was first broadcast on BBC2 on May 29th / June 8th. If you are in the USA , or you have access to this Biography Channel, and don’t have access to the BBC, since it is a UK station, You can see Days of Our Lives on Biography Channel (USA) from June 27th. Don’t miss this excellent programme documenting the live and times of one of the worlds best rock bands, Queen.

For details of Queen Days of Our Lives on the Biography Channel;  see http://www.biography.com/

For a Teaser Clip of the Queen Days of Our Lives BBC Documentary – visit Queen Online at the link below

http://www.queenonline.com/en/news-archive/queen-days-our-lives-teaser-clip/

 

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