Last night’s Super Bowl Halftime show – Beyonce’s tribute to Beyonce – blew up Twitter and possibly caused a power failure at New Orleans’ Superdome. But hey, at least no one flipped the bird or had a nip slip.
After a successful U.S. and Canadian tour this past summer, which was spring-boarded by an appearance on “American Idol,” the the ultimate Queen tribute band will return with a 2013 tour kicking off this January.
Queen’s epic battle song, “We Will Rock You” off of 1977’s “News Of the World” has just gotten the orchestral treatment from famed composer VonLichten and can now be heard during NFL games on CBS.
Muse is known for making over-the-top musical statements, so it should come as no surprise that they’ve turned to Pink Floyd to influence their epic new stage show.
A Freddie Mercury biopic has been in the works for several years – a film that is assuredly still on track, according to Queen guitarist Brian May.
After a summer spent playing Queen shows with pop stars Adam Lambert and overseeing the Queen Extravaganza tour, Brian May will now focus on his own tour, this time acoustic.
May, a noted animal rights champion, paid a surprise visit to the Lonesome Primary School in Mitcham, England, last week to talk to students about treating animals in a humane way. He told students at the school that he would love to see Wimbledon Stadium, the home of greyhound racing in England, shut down.
In recent years particularly, labels like Rhino and Sony Legacy have released more best-of collections and box sets than ever. But how many is too many? If nearly all the compilations are identical in tracklisting, what’s the point?
The ceremony featured a “Symphony of British Music” over the last 50 years, which included a mega-set by The Who; a touch of Queen, Pink Floyd and The Kinks; five songs by the Beatles (though no Beatles performed in the ceremony); and the first performance in years by the reunited Spice Girls.
Queen’s keyboardist, Spike Edney, may have had a bad case of loose lips during a keyboard demonstration with Korg.