Queen and Queen + Adam Lambert have triumphed in three categories in the Ultimate Classic Rock Awards. !!
CONGRATULATIONS !! – and thanks and well done to all who voted for ‘Da’ boys’
– a great encouragement to them out on tour.
ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK
3 February by Dave Lifton
The polls are closed, the results are in and our readers have spoken. Queen is the winner of three 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards, taking the Tour, Live Album/Video and Commercial of the Year categories. You can see the results below. For Tour of the Year, Queen + Adam Lambert’s trip across North America ended up with 57 percent of the vote. Not even the combined firepower of Foreigner, Styx and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder on their ‘Soundtrack of Summer’ tour (29 percent) could touch Queen. None of the other nominees had as much as five percent.
Queen faced their biggest challenge in the Live Album or Video of the Year category. Their ‘Live at the Rainbow ’74‘ release, which gave fans a glimpse at the band just as they were about to break through, had nearly 41 percent. At 30 percent, Toto’s ‘35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland’ was good enough for second, with Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Democracy 3D’ (almost 10 percent) taking third place.
But it was for Commercial of the Year where Queen proved its muscle. Just as the film studios will save their Oscar-worthy films for Christmastime, the Verizon commercial which used ‘I Want It All’ that aired throughout the holiday season won the prize. It took 64 percent of the vote, with its nearest competitor, Motley Crue’s spot for Dodge Charger, got only six percent of the votes. Surprisingly, only one percent of our readers voted for the long-lost ad that Paul Stanley made for Folgers Coffee that became a viral sensation.
Congratulations to Queen on their three 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards!