On This Day in Queen History – 25 May

In 1982 – “Hot Space” released N America  on Elektra Records, + 12” promo to N America radio stations with ‘Calling All Girls’ and ‘Put Out The Fire’.

Hot Space album cover

Hot Space Press Conference New York 1982
Hot Space Press Conference New York 1982

In 1983 – Freddie Mercury recorded vocal and piano for ‘I Was Born To Love You’ and ‘There Must Be More To Life Than This’, Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
In 1989 – Queen awarded Silver, Gold and Platinum for The Miracle UK sales.
In 1998 – ‘Business (Rock On Cozy Mix)’ bw ‘Maybe Baby’ + multimedia section including footage of Brian and Cozy with ‘The Business’ and ‘Brian Talks’ – dedicated as “A tribute To Cozy Powell (1947 – 1998)” – released UK and US.

The Business - Rock on Cozy Mix

Brian May – The Business [Multimedia Section]
– http://youtu.be/XuvnmlIijMY

In 2006  – ‘VH1 Rock Honors’ honored Queen, Judas Priest, Def Leppard and Kiss. Opened with Foo Fighters + Brian and Roger Taylor on ‘Tie Your Mother Down, and Queen+PR performed ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘We Will Rock You’ (Dave Grohl + Taylor Hawkins drums), ‘We Are the Champion’s and’ Under Pressure’, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, US. CHECK OUT BRIAN’S THOUGHTS ON SOAPBOX

VH1 Rock Honors 2006 – Foo Fighters (Tribute To Queen)

And Queen & Foo Fighters – We Will Rock You (VH1 Rock Honors)

VH1 Rock Honors - Brian May and Joe Elliott
VH1 Rock Honors – Brian May and Joe Elliott

In 2010 – The “Save Me” online store went live.
In 2011 – Press Release announced the sad death of Michael Brenner, producer and impresario, founder and managing partner of the Mannheim based BB Promotion GmbH, who died in the early hours of Saturday 21st May 2011 at the age of 59. R.I.P.

Michael Brenner at WWRY Vienna premiere © Jen Tunney2008
Michael Brenner at WWRY Vienna premiere © Jen Tunney2008

In 2011 – A behind the scenes video, from Brian May and Kerry Ellis show at Bath Forum. One of the most technically ambitious shows ever staged in the city, “Anthems” saw the old cinema building transformed into a state-of-the-art concert venue by Bath Music Plus.

Behind the scenes at Kerry Ellis & Brian May’s Anthems show at Bath Forum

In 2013 – Roger Taylor guest appearance Rock Against Cancer with SAS Band, The Kings Arms, All Cannings, UK.
In 2014 – “We Will Rock You” North American Tour, closing date at Murat Theatre, Indianapolis.
In 2016 – Queen + Adam Lambert stayed in Mühldorf Castle near Johannes and Christina Würmer in Feldkirchen on the Danube during their concert at the “Steel City Festival” in Linz. The Queen Crew is accommodated at the Hotel Marriott / Courtyard Linz.
In 2016 – Brian May and Roger Taylor immortalized themselves at the “Tipp3 Walk Of Stars” at the Linz Stadium. The ceremony is Top Secret and takes place privately under the exclusion of the media and the press.
In 2016 – Queen + Adam Lambert – European Summer Festival Tour 2016, Steel City Festival, Stadium Linz, Linz, Austria; OKYS Brian May and Roger Taylor were immortalised on “Tipp3 Walk Of Stars” in the Linz stadium. The top secret ceremony took place privately under exclusion of the media and press – and Queen + Adam Lambert played Steel City Festival, Linz Stadium, Linz, Austria, on their 2016 European Summer Festival Tour.
In 2017 – Brian May shared his feelings on SOAPBOX on the Manchester Arena bomb attack.
In 2017 – On publication day of the book “Queen In 3-D” was number 1 in the “Rock and Pop Amazon Book Chart”.
2017 – Brian May guest on “Front Row” BBC Radio 4, promoting “Queen In 3-D.

Queen in 3-D Launch Brian May Front Row recorded 23 May 2017 broadcast 25 May 2017)