Last weekend was just a perfect weekend to be in Kiev. On Sunday they celebrated the final of the Euro, which by the way i want to take advantage of this post to congratulate all the people and players from Spain. But it is not only Football or “Soccer” (how they called it in America), its also good old Rock and Roll in the streets.
Queen returned to the stage Saturday (June 30) in Kiev as part of the ANTIAIDS benefit with Adam Lambert in the fold.
The performance of the band as usual was outstanding, and we will be hoping for a tour and have the opportunity to see this live.
Meanwhile here is the complete show of last Saturday. Enjoy the show.
‘Seven Seas of Rhye’
‘Keep Yourself Alive’
‘We Will Rock You’
‘Fat Bottomed Girls’
‘Don’t Stop Me Now’
‘Under Pressure’ (Roger/Adam duet)
‘I Want It All’
‘Who Wants to Live Forever’
‘A Kind of Magic’ (Roger)
‘These Are Days of Our Lives’ (Roger)
‘Love of My Life’ (Brian)
‘Drum Battle / Guitar Solo’
‘I Want to Break Free’
‘Another One Bites the Dust’
‘Radio Ga Ga’
‘Somebody to Love’
‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’
‘The Show Must Go On’
‘Tie Your Mother Down’ (Brian)
‘We Will Rock You’
‘We Are the Champions’
The British rockers, marking their 40th anniversary this year, are among the world’s biggest-selling artists ever – with most of their sales coming in the 20 years since Mercury died.
Queen’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are busier than ever and Mercury’s songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” still endure as classics.
The Independent on Sunday newspaper said the singer’s death “seemed a mere hiccup in his career”.
In the years since, Mercury’s stock has risen, with a new generation of artists citing Queen among their influences, including Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams, Foo Fighters and Muse.
Mercury, 45, died at his London home on November 24, 1991. He had been diagnosed HIV positive several years earlier and died of bronchial pneumonia, brought on by AIDS.
Queen’s lead singer is remembered for his captivating live performances, spellbinding vocals and enduring hits including “We Are The Champions”, “Killer Queen”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.
With interest still high, a film about Mercury, starring Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen, is in the pipeline, focusing on the years leading up to Queen’s stellar performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.
“Even though physically he is not here, his presence seems more potent than ever,” May wrote in a blog marking Mercury’s 65th birthday in September.
“He will always epitomise the perfect frontman – the consummate channel of communication between a band and an audience.
“He devoured life. He celebrated every minute. And, like a great comet, he left a luminous trail which will sparkle for many a generation to come.”
In a statement on November 23, 1991, Mercury confirmed from his death bed that he had AIDS.
Within 24 hours he had fallen into a coma and passed away, having handled his illness in private and never complained of his suffering.
Read more: .news.com.au
The 25th anniversary of Queen’s two-night stand at Wembley Stadium in 1986 is being celebrated in a new DVD release. The two-disc set, Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium, will present both the July 11 and 12 concerts in their entirety, for the first time, according to BraveWords.com.
The shows feature some of the rock legends’ biggest hits, with Freddie Mercury leading the boys through “We Will Rock You,” “We are the Champions,” “Under Pressure” and “Another One Bites the Dust.” Both the video and audio have been restored for the new edition, which features a new 5.1 mix. The set also includes a behind-the-scenes featurette that includes new interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor discussing the concerts.
“The Wembley concerts in 1986 were the pinnacle for us,” May said in a press release. “We were at our height band-wise, and Freddie had developed this phenomenal way of dealing with stadium audiences. Being back home in London playing two sell-out nights was such a big, big occasion for us. None of us realized that this would be almost the last time we played together…”
Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium will be released on September 5, which would have been Mercury’s 65th birthday
Showing a certain aptitude for foresight, Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor is to re-release his 1994 protest song about the media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Taylor’s song Dear Mr Murdoch has had a slight update, which is only natural given the massive fallout following disturbing revelations about the phone hacking crisis.
Full of witty derisions, Taylor doesn’t hold back on attacking Murdoch, calling him “the pits” and blaming him for stoking up hatred in people as well as “blunting” people’s awareness of what is going on in the world.
Summing up his overriding sentiments towards the News International founder, Taylor finishes the song with the following lyrics: “And dear Mr Murdoch what have you done? You’re not quite as nice as Attila the Hun.”
The song will be available on iTunes and is already seen as a hot contender for the number one spot given the publicity surrounding Murdoch.
Yesterday, Murdoch faced the Commons media committee to answer questions about the hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World.
Queen guitarist Brian May, a longtime animal-rights activist, is protesting the Peterculter Golf Club in Aberdeen, England, because of its failure to ban a member who bludgeoned a fox with a golf club.
“It’s evident that the vast majority of the British public are disgusted by cruelty to animals, as shown by the public outcry against this particularly senseless piece of brutality,” says May.
Donald Forbes clubbed the fox after it stole his chocolate biscuit, and the animal had to be put to death by another member to put it out of its misery. Forbes was fined $1200 by a court but was reinstated by the country club nine months after the incident.
“The members of this Aberdeen club have the opportunity to show their disapproval in an appropriate way — by banning this unsavory character for life,” adds May. “But they seem to be unready.”
A lawyer for the country club said, “The committee took account of his previous unblemished record over many years of membership. This decision in no way condones Mr Forbes’s actions.”
Foo Fighters were joined onstage by a succession of rock legends at their gig at Milton Keynes Bowl last night (July 2).
Dave Grohl‘s band invited Alice Cooper, Bob Mould and Queen drummer Roger Taylor onstage to perform with them at various points during the stadium show.
Roger Taylor was first to appear for ‘Cold Day In The Sun’, which saw him take over drumming duties while usual sticksmanTaylor Hawkins sang lead vocals.
Later Husker Du man Bob Mould guested on ‘Dear Rosemary’, the song he contributed to on the band’s latest album‘Wasting Light’.
Introducing Mould onstage, Grohl paid tribute to his influence on the band.
“The good thing about this record is that I got to make a song with a person that I can truly call my hero, the person who is responsible for the Foo Fighters,” the singer said.
Meanwhile, Alice Cooper appeared onstage during the encore to sing on covers of two of his hits – 1972’s ‘School’s Out’ and 1970’s ‘I’m Eighteen’.
“If it wasn’t for this next person, Pat Smear would never have bought a guitar in his life,”Grohl told the crowd as he introduced the rock legend. “Say hello to one of our heroes – Mr Alice fucking Cooper!”
The gig saw Foo Fighters play a career-spanning set, including tracks from as far back as their 1997 sophomore album ‘The Colour And The Shape’, such as ‘Monkey Wrench’ and set-closer ‘Everlong’.
Justo en noviembre del año pasado se anunció que Queen celebraría su 40 aniversario reeditando sus quince discos de estudio y, como parte de esta celebración, el próximo 14 de marzo saldrán los primeros cinco:
Queen – 1973
Queen 2 – 1975
A Night at the Opera – 1975
A Day at the Races – 1976
News of the World – 1977
Cada álbum saldrá en una edición estándar y una de lujo; en esta última hay 27 tracks adicionales además de lados B, demos y versiones en vivo entre otras cosas.
Hasta el momento no hay una fecha definida para el lanzamiento de los otros discos, pero seguiremos informando.
Este video es un teaser de Rock Band 3, dando a conocer todo el contenido para descargar de la Banda Queen.
El video esta excelente y el juego aun mejor.Ya saben, si creen que pueden tocar como Brian, John, Roger o cantar como Freddie no se pierdan este juego.