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JANUARY 2013

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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**Thu 31 Jan 13**
TOOL (BAND)'s MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN'S PUSCIFER COVER
QUEEN'S "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" FROM NEW 'DONKEY PUNCH THE NIGHT' EP

Puscifer EPROCK CELLAR
31 January 2013 BY Adrian Garro

Mercurial Tool front man/vocalist Maynard James Keenan will release another EP from his side project Puscifer on February 19th. Titled Donkey Punch the Night, the EP will feature some covers, new songs, and remixes. Cover-wise, there’s a version of Accept’s Balls to the Wall and a straightforward rendition of Queen’s opus Bohemian Rhapsody

While we still wait for anything about the long-awaited (and rumored) album from Tool, Puscifer will hit the road for some touring in 2013, including a spot at both weekends of the recently-announced Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

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**Thu 31 Jan 13**
NEW SPORTS ANTHEM CREATED WITH QUEEN AND HELMUT VONLICHTEN
FEATURED IN CBS SPORTS' COVERAGE OF SUPER BOWL XLVII

We Eill Rock You VonLichtenWNYPAPERS
31 January 2013 by jmaloni

CBS Sports, home of Super Bowl XLVII, Queen and Helmut VonLichten have teamed to re-mix the iconic rock classic "We Will Rock You" with "The NFL on CBS's" theme music to create a new anthem that will be featured in the opening main tease and throughout the network's game coverage of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3 (6 p.m.).

VonLichten and Brian May of Queen collaborated to create "We Will Rock You VonLichten," an epic orchestral mash-up of Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "The NFL on CBS's" theme music, "Posthumus Zone."

"I grew up playing 'air guitar' to 'We Will Rock You' and pretending to throw the winning long-bomb pass on Super Bowl Sunday," said composer VonLichten. "Now I'm opening Super Bowl XLVII with Queen. Can life get any better?"

"We Will Rock You VonLichten," the philharmonic homage to Queen's classic anthem, is a true collaborative masterpiece crafted when two creative musical forces collide in the studio. Recorded amid a backdrop of a full orchestra, VonLichten was given rare access to the original master tapes of Freddie Mercury's vocals, and, of course, the iconic stomps. The sessions included May re-recording his legendary guitar parts. "Imagine blazing away on a scoring stage with Freddie, Brian and a 100-piece symphony? That's a jam session to end all jam sessions," he said.

The digital version is now available via iTunes. HERE

VonLichten has had a long-standing relationship with CBS writing themes for such programs as "Cold Case," "TheWNFL Today" and The U.S. Open Tennis Championships. In 2010, VonLichten collaborated with Jay-Z for the opening tease of CBS's Super Bowl XLIV coverage with a monumental mash-up, "Run This Town - Posthumus Zone."

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**Thu 31 Jan 13**
‘BORAT’ SET TO PLAY FREDDIE MERCURY

PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER
31 January 2013 by Ruben V. Nepales

LOS ANGELES—“I’ve got to hit the high notes. I’m buying those tight underpants,” Sacha Baron Cohen cracked about his coming role. He will play the Queen’s legendary frontman, the late Freddie Mercury, in a film to be directed by Stephen Frears and cowritten by Peter Morgan, both of whom gave us an award-winning film on the other Queen.

“I will be singing,” confirmed Sacha, a little more seriously this time. It was our first time to interview Sacha as himself. In our previous chats, he came fully costumed—as Borat, Bruno (he almost gave us a lap dance) and The Dictator. Each one was a hilarious session. But even talking as himself, Sacha was just as funny.

The Brit’s Borat moustache helped him land the role of the rock god, he joked. “I think that was the main reason that I got chosen,” Sacha said. “They don’t want to spend too much money on prosthetics and [fake] moustaches. That I can grow my own is going to be very significant.”

Sacha does not need to buy tight underpants right away. “We’re in the early days; we’re still working on the script,” he said of the untitled film to be produced by no less than Robert De Niro and

Freddie’s former Queen bandmates, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, among others.

But Sacha was clear that the film will not cover Freddie’s entire life. “At the moment, it’s more about the… period of his life leading up to Live Aid and a bit after Live Aid.” Cowriting the screenplay with

Morgan are Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson.

Interesting character

“The story of Freddie Mercury is fascinating,” the actor said. “He was a really interesting character. He had these incredibly traditional parents, who he didn’t come out to. He had a wife. He was one of the early celebrities who had to deal with getting AIDS in an era when it was a death sentence. He carried on performing—until the very end.”

SACHA Baron Cohen: “I think I was chosen because I could grow my own moustache.” RUBEN NEPALES

This biopic will only be Sacha’s seventh major feature film. “I can do only what I’m passionate about,” he declared. He enjoys film work so much, he considers it a hobby. “It’s not really a job. So, I don’t work much. That’s why I’m drawn to projects like this one.”

Fresh from his role as Thenardier in “Les Miserables,” where he and Helena Bonham Carter provided the comic relief, Sacha stressed that he does enjoy singing. “I have a gold record award on my wall in England, which I got when I was Ali G… the highest selling English rapper.”

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**Thu 31 Jan 13**
ROGER TAYLOR CANADA TV INTERVIEW

Roger Taylor's recent interview on RADIO-CANADA on Queen Extragaganza:

WATCH at http://www.radio-canada.ca/widgets/mediaconsole/medianet/6568207#%23

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**Thu 31 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY


Brian May The 02 Dublin 31/1/2010 - http://youtu.be/6gAmyYgiUew

In 1969 - Smile played Imperial College, London, UK.
In 1970 - Smile played Imperial College, London, UK.
In 1976 - Queen played The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 1976 - ABBA's "Mamma Mia" knocked Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" off the top of the British singles chart.
In 2004 - Brian May guest appearances, We Will Rock You musical, London, UK - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (afternoon and evening) 'We Are The Champions' (evening only).
In 2010 - Brian May guest appearance We Will Rock You Tour - 02 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (afternoon and evening) -final show of the tour.

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**Wed 30 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

Queen - Live in Rotterdam - 1979 - clips from Ahoy show- http://youtu.be/ObYUN7cIAI4



Queen Live at Rotterdam 1979 - Backstage Interviews
http://youtu.be/uNbmt_HbgGo

In 1976 : Queen live in Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
In 1977 - Queen lplayed the Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played the Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland.

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**Tue 29 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

In 1966 - 1984 played The Thames Rowing Club, Putney, London, UK.
In 1976 - Queen played The Music Hall, Boston Massachusetts, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played the Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played The Havanah Club, Napoli, Italy.

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**Mon 28 Jan 13**
VOTE "WE WILL ROCK YOU" 2013 OLIVIER AWARDS

Our much-loved "We Will Rock You" Queen musical has been nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award categoryin teh 2013 Oliver Awards

You can vote HERE

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**Mon 28 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

Status Quo Feat. Brian May (Queen) - 'Raining In My Heart' Live' In Concert
http://youtu.be/6ROgYAWETmE

A great cover version of the classic song by Buddy Holly here by Status Quo Featuring Brian May from Queen. Live in concert from the 'Don't Stop' tour and album of same name 28 January 1996. Enjoy!

In 1967 - The reation played The Guildahll, St Ives, Cornwall, UK.
In 1972 - Queen played Bedford College, Bedford UK.
In 1977 - Queen played The Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In 2004 - Jewels album released (Japnan).
In 1996 - Brian May appeared at Thei Brixton Academy, London, UK. (with Status Quo as part of their 30th Anniversary show) and played on "Raining In My Heart".

More from GARY TAYLOR:
On this day in 2004, the compilation CD album 'Jewels' was released in Japan only. This 16 track CD was a huge hit in Japan reaching number 1 in the album chart and bringing the band's music to a new generation. The album included the recent number 1 single 'I Was Born To Love You', a re-release of the original from 1996. The album was re-released in Japan on 10 December 2008 and included the bonus tracks of 'It's A Beautiful Day' and the superb 'Flash's Theme' (2007 High Octane Mix).
Pictured here is the original CD album, flyer, CD single and promo CD single.

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**Sun 27 Jan 13**
CONCERT AT KINGS - POSTER

Here is the poster for the forthcoming Concert at the Kings - 25 May 2013 - with more details:

Tickets: ADULT £50 - UNDER 14 £25 - VIP £250
www.concertatthekings.co.uk

Concert at Kings poster

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**Sun 27 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

Queen - Flash Gordon - The Hero - http://youtu.be/2SP2CsHNHd8

In 1968 - The Opposition played The County Arms, Blaby, Leicestershire, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Sunbury Music Festival, Melbourne, Australia
In 1976 - Queen played The Waterbury Palace Theatre, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played the Forest Nationael, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1981 - Under Pressure bw Soul Brother (picture disc) USA single released
In 1981 - Flash Gordon soundtrack album (USA) released.
In 2004 - Brian May guest appearance at the WWRY Musical, Teatro Calderón, Madrid, Spain.
In 2011 - Brian May guest appearance WWRY Musical Folketeatret, Oslo, Norway.

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**Sat 26 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY


Queen - Don't Stop Me Now - http://youtu.be/HgzGwKwLmgM

In 1977 - Queen played The Forum, Montreal, Canada.
In 1979 - Queen played the Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1979 - Queen released "Don't Stop Me Now" single bw "In Only Seven Days" from the album Jazz.
In 1988 - The Cross released Shove It bw Feel The Force 7" single (USA) pic disc + 12" Promo.
In 1993 - The Great Pretender / Stop All the Fighting released in UK (picture sleeve)
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Teotro Metropolitan, Palermo, Italy
In 2005 - Queen released Jewels !! album (Japan)

Queen Jewels II
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MORE FROM GARY TAYLOR:
On this day in 1979, the single 'Don't Stop Me Now' was released in the UK on 7" single only. It was written by Freddie Mercury, and backed by the John Deacon penned song 'In Only Seven Days', with both tracks being taken from the album 'Jazz'. It was the second single and third track to be released from 'Jazz', and reached number 9 in the UK charts and 86 in the USA, where it was issued in February. 'Don't Stop Me Now' has since become one of Queen's most enduring and popular songs, both on the radio and by the record buying public... [MORE TO FOLOW }

Also on this day in 2005, the Japanese only compilation CD 'Jewels 2' was released. This was a follow-up to the first CD released in 2004. The track listing included a 'High Definition Mix' of 'Teo Torriatte', which sounds wonderful, and the 'Air Guitar Edit' of 'Tie Your Mother Down', as well as two live tracks from 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl'. There are 18 tracks on the CD and it reached number 9 in the album chart.
Here is the CD album, promo... [MORE TO FOLOW - Here is the CD album, promo CD single 'Teo Torriatte' and a flyer.]

Jewels II promo

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**Fri 25 Jan 13**
BO RHAP - MEETS METAL

Bohemian Rhapsody Meets Metal - http://youtu.be/hw813qjiFQI

Thanks to Joel who wrote:
You should enjoy this. This guy posts all sorts of tunes from classic (and not so classic) songs to video game and movie tracks, redone metal style. This time he has tackled Bohemian Rhapsody and rather well. I enjoyed his comment: "Freddie Mercury is a genius haha after analyzing this and transcribing it for guitar, my head felt like it was about to explode. What a mind."

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**Fri 25 Jan 13**
BREAKTHRU 2013 - ONE WEEK LEFT OF THE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Breakthru

OK, one week left of the Early Bird registration and your chance to win a nice little package sponsored by Hollywood Records.

We're currently at 78 participants registered! We have 73 people saying they are going to this event, about 40 of these have not signed up yet and none of the 58 maybe's either!

Let's push to make it over a 100 by the end of the month ;-)

Register here: http://www.queenbreakthru.com/register.htm
Register Official 2013 North American Queen Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada...
www.queenbreakthru.com

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**Fri 25 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

Queen 'Save Me' - http://youtu.be/Iw3izcZd9zU
The official 'Save Me' music video. Taken from Queen - 'Greatest Video Hits 1'.

In 1969 - The Art played The in Community Centre, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played the Central Canadian Exhibition, Ottowa, Canada.
In 1980 - Save Me bw Let Me Entertain you (live) - picture sleeve released in UK.
In 1988 - Roger Taylor and Dominique Beyrand married.
In 1988 - The Cross Shove It album released in UK.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Teotro Metropolitan, Palermo, Italy.

MORE 'ON THIS DAY' - Gary Taylor says of 'Save Me', released this day...:

On this day in 1979, the single 'Save Me' was released in the UK and was written by Brian, who also played piano on the track. It was backed by the Freddie penned 'Let Me Entertain You', a live version from the last album 'Live Killers'. It was the second single to be released prior to a new album, and like the single before, 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', would be included on the forthcoming album 'The Game'

The single reached number 11 in the UK charts and was not released in the USA. There was no reason given as to why it was omitted as a single by Elektra, the band's record label in the USA, but it was released in Canada, Japan and Australia which were also Elektra territories at the time. The single was released in the UK on 7"vinyl only. Here you see the UK 7" sleeve, trade ad and sheet music.

Save Me
Save Me
Save Me picture sleeve

Click images for larger

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**Thu 24 Jan 13**
CHILEAN PRISONERS PERFORM QUEEN FLASHMOB DANCE

TELEGRAPH
24 January 2013

Dozens of inmates at a prison in Santiago, Chile take a break from their daily chores to perform a dance routine for the country's prisons minister.

Thousands of prisoners jump and dance in unison to Queen's hit "We Will Rock You" blasts over loudspeakers in the prison's courtyard. Clad in neon tops and white trousers, the men danced for 20 minutes, performing various routines choreographed by the Chilean television star Julio Zuniga.

The prisoners had rehearsed for three hours a day for a month before the performance. The event was part of a prison service initiative to reduce the levels of violence among inmates by encouraging them to try new activities in a bid to improve their self-esteem.

Source: APTN

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**Thu 24 Jan 13**
KILLER QUEEN SOLO ON PEDAL STEEL


Killer Queen instrumental - http://youtu.be/gZ609NpEHps

Written by the greatly talented Freddie Mercury and played by the band Queen -
Featured on Queen's 1974 album 'Sheer Heart Attack' -
This version is based on the original and played on Pedal Steel.

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**Thu 24 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY+ BACKSTAGE INTERVIEWS

SAS Band incl.Roger and Rufus Taylor - The Cosmos Rockin
24.01.09 London,the Indigo
- http://youtu.be/WwE_zT_8KGE

In 1967 - The Reaction played The Penmare Hotel, Hayle, UK.
In 1979 - Queen played the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Teatro Nazionale La Valetta, Valletta, Malta.
In 2008 - Brian May made a guest appearance at the WWRY premier, Raimund Theater, Vienna, Austria.
In 2009 - Roger Taylor played the Club IndigO2, London, UK, with The SAS Band - Jeff Scott Soto, Patti Russo, Madeline Bell, Graham Gouldman, Toyah Wilcox and Roy Wood.

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**Wed 23 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

In 1977 - Queen played the Richfield Coliseum,, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played Messe Sportsoakast, Hanover, Germany.
In 1984 - Queen releaed Radio Ga Ga bw I Go Crazy (picture sleeve)
In 1989 - Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe released How Can I Go On / Overture Piccante pic sleeve 7" UK single


Freddie Mercury/Montserrat Caballe - How Can I Go On - http://youtu.be/akdAvg8SO1A

MORE FROM GARY TAYLOR:

On this day in 1984, the single 'Radio Ga Ga' was released in the UK. This was the first time that a Roger written song would be issued as a Queen 'A' side single in the UK and was backed by the Brian penned 'I Go Crazy'. It was the first single from the forthcoming album 'The Works'. The single reached number 2 in the UK and number 16 in the USA where it was released in February, with a further achievement of getting to the number 1 position in 19 other countries around the world. The single was released on 7" and 12" only in the UK and also on the cassette single format in the USA and Europe. Here you see the 7" sleeve, cassette sleeve, trade ad and sheetmusic.

Radio Ga GA


**Wed 23 Jan 13**
THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ED QUEEN LIVE AT WEMBLEY
+ ROGER COMMENTS (AUIO)

VH1 CLASSIC RADIO REPORT

Back in 1986, Queen played a pair of sell-out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium that many consider to be among the most incredible rock events ever staged. The gigs later came out as a live set and in March, a 25th anniversary DVD and digital video release of that package is coming out. Queen Live at Wembley Stadium boasts previously unreleased footage and brand new bonus features. Among the content are both concerts in their entirety and a feature including brand new interviews with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Pick it up on March 12th.

RELATED AUDIO: Roger spoke about how much Queen liked playing live (CLICK FOR AUDIO).

TIDBIT: Brian said of the shows, “The Wembley concerts in 1986 were the pinnacle for us. We were at our height band-wise and [singer] Freddie [Mercury] had developed this phenomenal way of dealing with stadium audiences.”

TALKING POINT: Have you ever seen Queen live? How was it?

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**Tue 22 Jan 13**
LIVE AT WEMBLEY 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION DVD TO GET US AND CANADIAN RELEASE

Queen Wembley 25th Anniversary EditionEagle Rock Entertainment To Release QUEEN LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM 2DVD 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
RELEASED ON MARCH 12, 2013

NEW YORK, NY – On March 12, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will issue the 2DVD and Digital Video release of Queen Live at Wembley Stadium. A new edition of the 25th Anniversary DVD of Queen’s legendary 1986 concerts, the 2 disc set comes with previously unreleased footage and brand new bonus features. Over one remarkable summer weekend, on Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th 1986, Queen performed two sell-out shows at Wembley, concerts which have been widely acknowledged as two of the most incredible rock events ever staged.

Now, both the Friday and Saturday night concerts can be seen in their entirety on the Anniversary edition DVD, highlighting that no two Queen shows were ever the same. The driving rain of the Friday night show presented its own challenges but failed to dampen the mood or the music, presenting Freddie Mercury with some perfect opportunities to amuse the crowd. The sun shone on Saturday, making it a magical summer’s evening, as the band showcased everything that made Queen brilliant live.

The DVD footage has been restored for the Anniversary edition and the sound has also been remastered with a brand new stereo mix and 5.1 sound.

Extras on the DVD include ‘The Magic Tour’, a short feature containing brand new interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor filmed in 2011. They reflect back on what was to be their final tour with their familiar intelligence, honesty and brilliant wit and humor. They explain in depth how they would approach planning their concerts and they also reflect on the poignancy of the shows which were to become among the last few performances with Freddie.

“The Wembley concerts in 1986 were the pinnacle for us” says Brian May. “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’s 1986 Magic Tour had been their most successful to date. Regenerated and reinvigorated by their triumph at Live Aid almost exactly a year earlier, the band were on a 26-date tour of the UK and Europe and after a month out of the country returned home to London to play two defining concerts at the ‘place of champions’, Wembley Stadium.

These were to be Queen’s biggest stage, their biggest lighting rig, the biggest screen that not only Queen had performed with, but also that Wembley Stadium had ever seen. For director Gavin Taylor, filming it involved the unprecedented use of no less than 15 cameras and a helicopter to capture the aerial shots.

For Freddie it was the start of one very long party. Friends were flown in from New York and ferried from his London home to Wembley in special coaches. It was one of the proudest days of his life.

The Saturday show saw a previous wet day turn into one of the sunniest of the year. “It was a perfect day,” says director Taylor. And the Wembley roar went up as Brian, Roger, John and Freddie arrived on stage to the synthesized opening chords on One Vision.

For the next 110 minutes Queen played what was undoubtedly one of their most potent concert performances. The two Wembley concerts, along with a hastily added final date at Stevenage’s Knebworth Park a month later, were among Queen's finest moments.

“Wembley Stadium was such a special place,” says Roger. “Having played it as part of Live Aid and to come back and play it again was such a blast.”

It’s perhaps no surprise that Queen’s hit musical, We Will Rock You, sees the show’s heroes end up at Wembley Stadium, ‘the place of living rock’ for the storming finale where the roots of rock are rediscovered and the rebellious bohemians find their way to recreating the music of the Mighty Queen.

Towards the end of Queen’s performance on the DVD, Freddie Mercury addresses the audience: “There’ve been some rumors we’re splitting. They’re talking through their *****,” Freddie says. “We’ll be together forever.”

“And in a way,” says Brian, “I guess we were. We might not have been a touring band much longer, but we were together as a band right until the end."

"I don’t think anyone expected the Magic tour to be the band’s last dates; things had gone so well and we were already planning the next one,” says Gerry Stickells, Queen’s tour manager. “There was no sense of anything coming to an end”.

But as things turned out, Queen only ever played 2 further UK concerts, in Manchester on July 16 and that final concert at Knebworth on August 9. But if ever a reminder was needed of why Queen earned themselves the mantle of best stadium rock group in history, then you only have to turn to this DVD to see Queen live, uncut, and at their ferocious, majestic, best.

QUEEN LIVE AT WEMBLEY 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION CONTENT

DISC ONE

Live At Wembley Stadium Saturday 12-07-1986

One Vision / Tie Your Mother Down / In The Lap Of The Gods ... Revisited / Seven Seas Of Rhye / Tear It Up / A Kind Of Magic / Under Pressure / Another One Bites The Dust / Who Wants To Live Forever / I Want To Break Free / Impromptu / Brighton Rock Solo / Now I’m Here / Love Of My Life / Is This The World We Created / (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care / Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) / Tutti Frutti / Gimme Some Lovin’ * / Bohemian Rhapsody / Hammer To Fall / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Big Spender * / Radio Ga Ga / We Will Rock You / Friends Will Be Friends / We Are The Champions / God Save The Queen

* Saturday 12 July 1986 concert only

DISC TWO

Live At Wembley Stadium Friday 11-07-1986

Bonus Features:
The Magic Tour - approx 12min feature containing new interview filmed with Brian and Roger in 2011.
The Wembley Weekend - approx 25min feature where Brian and Roger describe what went into these legendary concerts filmed in 2003
Rehearsal - Secretly filmed footage from the bands rehearsal for the Magic Tour.

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**Tue 22 Jan 13**
I WAS BORN TO LOVE YOU - SPANISH PARAMOUNT TV ADVERT


Cancion anuncio Amamos el cine - Paramount Channel - http://youtu.be/_SEMSu0z-4M

This is an advert from the Spanish Paramount TV Channel, compiled from clips of many films (it is a movie channel), and using "I Was Born To Love You" as he background track.

Thanks to Virginia - Segovia- Spain

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**Tue 22 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

In 1977 - Queen played the Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan,USA.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Palladium, Rome, Italy.

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**Mon 21 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

In 1977 - Queen played Elliot Hall of Music, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
In 1979 - Queen played Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
In 1981 - Brian May made a guest appearance with Black Sabbath, Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK on 'Paranoid'.'
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Teatro Tenda, Firenze, Italy

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**Sun 20 Jan 13**
ROCK AGAINST CANCER CONCERT AT THE KINGS 2013

Rock Against Cancer

Last year's fantastic concert last year, headlined by Brian May and Kerry Ellis- was hugely successful. Aside from a great concert and brillliant atmosphere, the total amount of money raised at the 2012 concert was:

£12,500 - for Cancer Rsearch UK
£12,500 - for Above and Beyond Urology
£5,000 - for The Parish of All Cannings

We are happy to carry news that there wll be another this year.

ROCK AGAINST CANCER
CONCERT AT THE KINGS
SATURDAY 25 MAY 2013

http://www.concertatthekings.co.uk
info@concertatthekings.co.uk

Booked todate:

THE SAS BAND
Spike's all stars

10cc - Graham Gouldman

THE BLUES BAND
Starring: Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness,Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend and Gary Fletcher.

GEORGIE FAME.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM
THE KINGS ARMS
ALL CANNINGS SN10 3PA

and

SOUND KNOWLEDGE
HUGHENDEN YARD
HIGH STREET
MARLBOROUGH SN8 1LT

TICKET SALESw WILL BE ON LINE LATER IN JANUARY

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**Sun 20 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

In 1967 - The Reaction played The Club, Harlyn Bay, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played Saginaw Civic Centre, Michigan, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played Bremen Stadthalle, Germany.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Vidia Club, Cesena, Italy.
In 2011 - Brian May made a guest apperance for WWRY Musical at The King's Theatre, Glasgow, UK

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**Sat 19 Jan 13**
BRITISH 'PRIDE' POLL TOPPED BY QUEEN & THE BEATLES

MUSIC NEWS
19 January 2013

When it comes to our musical tastes it appears that the British will always have a place in their heart for the golden oldies, voting Queen and The Beatles (71% each) as the bands that they are most proud of. The poll of 2,000 people, conducted by home phone and broadband provider Plusnet, showed that when it comes to culture we are more proud of our music industry (64%), than our film (62%) or TV (61%) industries.

With over 90 years experience between them, Queen and The Beatles have stood the test of time beating competition from relative newcomers Adele (48%) and Oasis (32%). Research shows that the bands' appeal isn't just limited to the older generations with 70% of 25-34 year-olds being proud of Queen and 68% of this age bracket being proud of The Beatles.

While six-time Grammy award winning Adele managed to break into the top three with a score of 48%, it was another well established and older band, Pink Floyd that took fourth place in the poll with 46% of people giving the band the thumbs up.

The top chart of bands and musicians Brits are most proud of is as follows:
• Queen (71%)
• The Beatles (71%)
• Adele (48%)
• Pink Floyd (46%)
• Oasis (32%)

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**Sat 19 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

In 1985 - Queen played Rio De Janeiro Rock In Rio Festival, Brazil.

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**Fri 18 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

In 1969 - The Art played Hinckley Rugby Club, Hinckley Leicstershire, UK.
In 1975 - Marriage of John Richard Deacon to Veronica Tetzlaff.
In 1977 - Queen played The Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played Ostee Hall, Kiel, Germany.
In 1985 - Queen played Barra of Tijuca (at Rock In Rio), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Teatro,Verdi, Genova, Italy
In 2002 - Brian May made a guest appearance at The Cat Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.


Ride the Wild Wind - Roger Taylor live in Genova (1/18/'95) - http://youtu.be/iU2CnRSlSlQ

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**Thu 17 Jan 13**
MERCURY -THE MESSENGER OF THE GODS

This Is Rock

Wonderful picture of Freddie Mercury graces the cover of This Is Rock magazine and 14 pages devoted to Freddie and Queen (in Spanish).

This is ROCK No 103 January 2013
FREDDIE MERCURY "The Messenger of the Gods: Chronicle of his life and work until 1988." Ignacio Reyo takes us on a journey that begins in Africa, is set briefly in India, fixed bases in New York, Munich and Montreux, and ends in Barcelona - London. The journey of a man who chose to be the messenger of the gods. Available HERE.

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**Thu 17 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY [MORE ADDED]

Queen + Elton John - The Show Must Go On (Live at Bejart Ballet premiere - Paris, 17 January 1997) - http://youtu.be/8c9Q88IBGNE

In 1970 - Smile played PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1975 - Now I'm Here bw Lily Of The Valley released.
In 1979 - Queen played Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany.
In 1991 - Headlong / Under Pressure (USA single) picture sleeve (Cass) released.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played Schio Palazetto, Italy.
In 1997 - Queen (Brian May, Roger Taylor, John deacon) played National Theatre De Chaillot with Elton John in Paris as finale of Bejart Ballet premiere - Ballet for Life - Le presbytère n'a rien perdu de son charme ni le jardin de son éclat).

Gary Taylor adds:

Today in 1975, Queen's 4th UK single was released. 'Now I'm Here' was written by Brian May and was backed with Freddie Mercury's 'Lily Of The Valley'. With both tracks being taken from the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album, it was released on 7" only and reached number 11 in the UK charts. Here are the 4 individual trade ads that were printed in 4 separate issues of the music press.

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Now I'm Here ad - Brian

Now I'm Here ad - John

Now I'm Here ad - Roger
Now I'm Here ad - Freddie

Headlong cassette singleOn this day in 1979, Queen started their European Tour in Germany. The first date was at the Ernst Merck Halle in Hamburg with 28 concerts in 7 countries throughout Europe in all.

 

Also released on this day in 1991 was Queen's first single from the 'Innuendo' album for the USA market. An edit of 'Headlong' was released by Hollywood Records on a cassette single only and backed with 'Under Pressure'.

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**Wed 16 Jan 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY

In 1977 - Queen played, The Convention Centre, Indianapolis, USA.
In 1985 - Brian May made a guest appearance at Barra of Tijuca (Rock In Rio), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - soundcheck with Os Paralamas Do Sucesso.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played The Hippodrome, Monfalcone, Italy.

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