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APRIL 2014

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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REMINDERS
31 May - WWRY closes, Dominion
19 June - Tour with Adam Lambert Commences in Chicago.




**Sun 20 Apr 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - FOR 20 APRIL
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Brian May - introduces  Too Much Love Will Kill You

Brian May - introduces Too Much Love Will Kill You - playing for the first time

In 1974 - Queen played Mid South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
In 1976 - Queen played the Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
In 1978 - Queen played the Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland.
In 1979 - Queen live at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
In 1982 - Queen live at the Palais Des Sports, Lyon, France
In 1985 - Queen played Sports & Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia
In 1988 - The Cross played the Capitol, Mannheim, Germany.
In 1990 - Roger and The Cross appeared at London's Tower Records store for an autograph session.
In 1992 - Queen perform at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, Wembley Stadium, London, UK - attended by more than 72 thousands of people, broadcast live and recorded. Brian may performs "Too Much Love Will Kill You:" for 1st time.
In 1993 - The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert released on Buena Vista Home Entertaiment in USA - eddied version of concert, recorded at Wembley 20 April 1992.


Too Much Love Will Kill you freddie Mercury tribute concert - http://youtu.be/G1n3-OH0r8k

In 2005 - Concert: Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the Sportpaleis, Antwerpen, Belgium.
In 2010 - Brian May appears on album released today by Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Roders Red Light Fever - teaks "not Bad Luck" and "Way Back". Roger taylor appears on track "Your Shoes".
In 2012 - Brian May appeared with Kerry Ellis at the Colosseum Watford, UK broadcast on BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night.

BRIAN performs Too Much Love Will Kill You - FM Tribute
Brian May performing Too much Love Will Kill You

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**Sat 19 Apr 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 19 APRIL
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|n 1965 - Johnny Quale and the Reaction played the City Hall, Truro, UK.
In 1969 - Smile played the Revolution Club, London, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Fairgrounds Appliance Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
In 1975 - Queen played the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
In 1976 - Queen played the Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
In 1978 - Queen played Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland.
In 1979 - Queen played the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.
In 1982 - Queen played Palais Des Sports, Paris, France.
In 1982 - Body Language / Life Is Real released (UK).


Queen: Body Language video - http://youtu.be/p2EDkv_dyeI

In 1984 - Freddie Mercury records demo of a song "Gazelle" at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany. Appears on "The Solo Collection".
In 1985 - Queen played the Sports & Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia
In 1988 - The Cross played the Club Music & Action, Esslingen, Germany.
In 1993 - "Five Live" EP by George Michael and Queen (with Lisa Stansfield) released on Parlophone and Hollywood Records. 7" single and 5-track.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany. Released for D/L "Reaching Out + Tie Your Mother Down (Live - 19/04/05" and "All Right Now (Live - 19/04/05)".
In 2010 - Meat Loaf releases "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" album (USA) Brian May features on 2 tracks "Love Is Not Real/Next Time You Stab Me In The Back".
In 2011 - Queen Greatest Hits II CD released (US) on Hollywood Records (part of Queen's 40th Anniversary Series).
In 2012 - Brian May attends seminar on Wildlife Conservation, Animal Welfare and Public Policy, Stamford Hall, Oadby Campus, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.


Brian May interview with Jonathan Lampon Radio Leicester 19 April 2012
- http://youtu.be/KQ7gUFwfWSk

In 2013 - Brian May guest appearance for Record Store Day at Sister Ray, London, UK.

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**Fri 18 Apr 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 18 APRIL
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INTERVIEW Brian May and Kerry Ellis "Fern" Ch4 18 April 2011 with "Once I Loved A Butterfly"
- http://youtu.be/1bn1BJ7tJuI
(May not be available in some countries)

In 1969 - Smile played PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1970 - Smile played PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played Keil Auditorium, St Louis, USA.
In 1976 - Queen played the Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
In 1987 - Freddie Mercury & Mike Moran record "Have A Nice Day (Fan Club Message)" for the Queen Fan Club Convention - appears on "Freddie Mercury Solo Collection".
In 1988 - The Cross played the Capitol, Hannover, Germany.
In 2001 - John Deacon attended Bitch Aid Party (popbitch.com website appeal party) at the Saint Bar in Leicester Square, London, UK.
In 2009 - Hollywood Records re-issued "Queen's First EP" on CD i(USA) for International Record Store Day.
In 2011 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis appeared on Ch 4 TV show "Fern", London, UK - and perform "I Loved A Butterfly".

Brian and Kerry on "Fern" chat show

"Fern" chat show - 18 April 2011

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**Fri 18 Apr 14**
FREDDIE'S SISTER, KASH, ON 'NORUZ - THE PERSIAN SPRING' - VIDEO
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EXTRACT from longer programme, broadcast on BBC1 on 30 March 2014.

Freddie Mercury's sister, Kashmira 'Kash' Cooke, in clip from "NoRuz - The Persian Spring".

The roots of NoRuz are in the ancient Zoroastrian faith. Legendary rock star Freddie Mercury was a Zoroastrian and his sister, Kashmira Cooke, explains in this documentary what the faith meant to the family. More info at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0401lzn

Freddie Mercury's sister, Kashmira Cooke 'NoRuz' 30 March 2014 -http://youtu.be/mFmphQKoqJM

Kash Cooke and Freddie Mercury's photo
Kash Cooke plays Freddie's records

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**Thu 17 Apr 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 17 APRIL
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In 1970 - Smile played PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
In 1976 - "Bohemian Rhapsody" bw "You're My Best Friend' Gold Spun 7" (Gold Series) re-released by Elektra Records.
In 1976 - Queen played the Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
In 1978 - Queen played Forest National, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1982 - Queen played the Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland.
In 1985 - Queen played the Sports & Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
In 1988 - The Cross played the Music Hall, Frankfurt, Germany.
In 1991 - Brian May guest appearance live at a Los Angeles radio station, California, USA on "Innuendo radio tour" - played impromptu guitar solo.
In 2004 - Brian May appeared at both performances WWRY musical. Dominion Theatre, London, UK for the cast changeover. Wore 'Jubilee' suit. REPORT HERE.

Brian apparition

Brian Apparition

In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Arena, Leipzig, Germany. Released for D/L "Say It's Not True (Live - 17/04/05)" and `"'39 `(Live - 17/04/05)"
In 2008 - Brian writes on website SOAPBOX he is working on photography book about T. R. Wiliams and that Queen + Paul Rodgers currently working on new albumin the studio atTthe Priory, Surrey, UK.

WWRY 17-04-'04 Speech Brian May part 1 - http://youtu.be/zyjDjMiO5Go
Part 2 - http://youtu.be/2usn0QCiOy4

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**Wed 16 Apr 14**
"WE WILL ROCK YOU" HITS PPAC STAGE (PROVIDENCE)
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We Will Rock You
Apr 16 - 20 , 2014
At PPAC - Tickets

WPR.COM
16 April 2014 by Mary Karalis

Get ready to rock – as the worldwide smash hit rock theatrical “We Will Rock You” jams out in Providence. The show opened at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night – with incredible performances featuring 24 of “Queen’s” biggest hits.

Some of the show’s stars stopped by “The Rhode Show” on Wednesday morning to chat about the show, and give a sneak-peak acoustic performance.

Watch video to hear “You’re My Best Friend”

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We Will Rock You at PPAC - https://youtu.be/PA1ddLmbmx0

Ticket are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at PPACRI.org, and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $77 – $40; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P; and through curtain time(s) on performance days.

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**Wed 16 Apr 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 16 APRIL
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In 1974 - Queen played Regis College, Denver, Colorado, USA - their first ever concert in USA at start of first N American tour, as special guests of Mott The Hoople.
In 1978 - Queen played Forest National, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1982 - Queen played Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland.
In 1985 - Queen played Sports & Entertainments Centre, Melbourne, Australia.


Queen - The Works Conference Australia 1985 (Today Tomorrow) - http://youtu.be/PfHSleNwt4M

In 1988 - The Cross played at E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany.
In 1995 - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lb release A Day At The Races limited ed CD remaster (USA).
In 1999 - EMI release A Day At The Races,1999 Millennium re-issue LP, remastered and on 180 gm vinyl.
In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Sazka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - and release for D/L "I Want To Break Free (Live - 16/04/05)" and "We Will Rock You (Live - 16/04/05)".
In 2007 - Paul Rodgers releases Live In Glasgow album, containing original version"Warboys (A Prayer For Peace")
In 2011 - Queen release Commemorative Ed of "Keep Yourself Alive" bw Son And Daughter" 7" single in the USA, and "Keep Yourself Alive Long lost Re-take" bw "Stone Cold Crazy 7"single in the UK, both part of 40th Anniversary Series & for Record Store Day.
In 2008 - Toronto Star newspaper interview with Ben Elton reveals possible name of sequel to WWRY: The Musical.

Also check out article:
ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK
40 Years Ago: Queen Play Their First Show in America
16 April 2014 by Eduardo Rivadavia

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**Wed 16 Apr 14**
COLLECTING QUEEN - HOLLYWOOD RELEASES
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Another Collecting Queen video. In this video, Gary Taylor gives a tour f the Hollywood Records Editions of Queen albums...

[247] At The BBC - Picture Disc LP, Cassette, CD and Promo Items from the USA (1995)
- https://youtu.be/zu5RgQhHV6g

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**Wed 16 Apr 14**
NEW FREDDIE MERCURY COMIC BOOK - OUT TODAY
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The life and Career of Freddie Mercury, detailed in a comic book - released digitally and in print 16 April

Freddie Mercury Comic Book

REUTERS
15 April 2014

Legendary Queen front man Freddie Mercury is honored in full color in a new tribute comic book from Bluewater Productions. From his childhood to his untimely death, Queen Tribute: Freddie Mercury covers the rocker's life from beginning to end.

In a statement, writer Mike Lynch said: "Mercury's story is a fascinating one, from his birth in Zanzibar, being forced to flee his homeland at an early age to his rise to Rock royalty in the UK and then onto global conquest. His work has gone on to inspire generations of musicians. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest performers in music history and it was an honor to have worked on this biography."

Mercury died from complications from AIDS in 1991. His journey with the disease is detailed in the issue.

Tribute: Freddie Mercury will be released digitally and in print on April 16th.

The life and career of iconic rocker Freddie Mercury is detailed in a new comic book
- https://youtu.be/Iz_6-GvB3L0

TRIBUTE: FREDDIE MERCURY by Mike Lynch

- AMAZON.CO.UK: KINDLE ENGLISH EDITION | SPANISH EDITION

- USA: AMAZON.COM: Kindle Edition HERE

iTunes USA Preview HERE

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**Tue 15 Apr 14**
NEW QUEEN MUSICAL
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