New and forthcoming books on Queen


Bohemian Rhapsody: The Official Book of the Movie will now be published in HARDBACK – as well as Paperback

Bohemian Rhapsody The Official Book of the Movie

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Official Book of the Movie (Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Book)
– 4 Oct 2018 by Owen Williams (Author)

Paperback [AMAZON]

Bohemian Rhapsody will look at all aspects of the making of the Queen biopic and the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Forward by Brian May and Roger Taylor. The author has full access to key cast and crew members who recount how Freddie Mercury (and Queen’s) story was brought to life. See how 1970s London, Live Aid and many other pivotal moments and places in the history of the band were recreated for the film, with then-and-now imagery highlighting how carefully the people, events, music and costumes were recreated for this hotly anticipated movie.

Queen Diary 2019

Queen Diary 2019:
A Queen fact every day of the year!
27 Jul 2018 by Fergal Kavanagh
116 pages

The Dead Straight Guide To Queen

Dead Straight Guide to Queen
(Dead Straight Guides)
23 Oct 2017 by Phil Chapman
Paperback – 288 pages
Publisher: Red Planet [AMAZON]

Few bands embodied the pure excess of the Seventies like Queen. Theatrical, brilliant, even mercurial – there has never been another band like them, or a frontman like Freddie Mercury. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid Concert is the stuff of legend and ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are the Champions’ have become anthems at sporting events around the world. With one of the most iconic videos ever, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ achieved even greater recognition through inclusion in the movie Wayne’s World. Their 1981 Greatest Hits album has sold more than 25 million copies to date. Queen were one of the biggest Eighties stadium rock bands of the Eighties but the death of frontman, songwriter and producer Mercury at the start of the Nineties brought the band to a premature halt. This book tells the full story of the band and its members from pre-Queen to post Freddie.

Queen Album By Album

Queen: Album by Album
25 Oct 2018 by Martin Popoff
Hardcover [AMAZON]

About the Author: Martin Popoff has been described as the world’s most famous heavy-metal journalist, though he has covered plenty of Punk and New Wave albums in his career of 7,000-plus album reviews. He has penned many books on various bands, genres of rock, and record collecting, including Voyageur Press’ Rush: The Illustrated History; Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History; The Art of Metal; and The Big Book of Hair Metal. He has also worked on film documentaries about Rush and ZZ Top. Popoff lives in Toronto.

A thoughtfully curated and gloriously illustrated retrospective of the band’s studio releases, Queen, comes just in time for the 45th anniversary of their debut LP and biopic.

On track - Queen

Queen: Every Album, Every Song (On Track)
25 Oct 2018 by Andrew Wild (Author)
Paperback [AMAZON]

The first book to analyse every Queen song – giving equal weight to album tracks alongside the hits . * Includes analysis of about 20 classic songs using the original 24 track master tapes. * Queen remain ever popular and active, and continue to tour despite the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991. This book examines Queen’s music, album by album, track by track, in detail. Where possible, recourse to the original multi-track master tapes has provided extra insight. Those familiar hits are revisited, but those classic album cuts – like `Liar’, `March of the Black Queen’, `Death on Two Legs’, and `Dragon Attack’, `are given equal precedence. The book also examines the changes that these same four musicians went through – from heavy and pomp rock to pop as the chart hits began to flow – with a keen and unbiased eye. Whether as a fan your preference is for the albums `A Night at the Opera’, `Jazz’ or `Innuendo’ this detailed and definitive guide will tell you all you need to know. Queen had strength in depth. These are the songs on which a legend was built.

ueen Complete Works updated by George Purvis

Queen: Complete Works
(revised & updated)
30 Oct 2018 by Georg Purvis
Paperback [AMAZON]

Clashing together outrageous musical influences, and extravagant visual imagery, Queen’s place in history as the greatest glam band of them all is rock solid. Their fan base continues to grow, over 25 years on from the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen’s flamboyant, unforgettable front man. Georg Purvis’s meticulous, session-by-session, song-by-song, album-by-album, tour-by-tour record of the band’s progress is the complete reference source that Queen fans have been waiting for. If you love the Champions of Rock, it’s all here: The Band detailed insights into Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon including bands the members formed outside of Queen and solo endeavours The Albums detailed production history and analysis of every album, including solo releases The Sessions In depth coverage from the early days via A Night at The Opera all the way to Made in Heaven The Songs hundreds of individual entries on all the famous recordings, as well as obscure, unreleased rarities The Tours set-lists and histories of every Queen and Queen-related live show including Queen + Adam Lambert The Videos a complete guide to Queen’s groundbreaking video work The Movies Flash Gordon, Highlander and 2018 s Bohemian Rhapsody biopic Plus the reunion shows with Paul Rodgers, Adam Lambert, the radio sessions, the costumes, the parties and much, much more…