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JANUARY 2019


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January
3 - Palm Springs Int Film Festival: WIN Rami Malek Breakout Perf
6 - Queen Pop Up Shop CLOSES
4 - PGA nomimation
6 - Golden Globes, LA: WIN Best Motion Picture - Drama | Rami Malek Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

9 Jan - BAFTA Nominations
10 Jan - MUAHS Guild nominations: Period Film + Period and/or Character Hair Styling
10 Jan CDG nomination

19 - PGA Awards: Beverly Hilton - nominated: Graham King O/S Producer of theatrical motion pictures
22 - Oscar Nominations
27 - SAG Awards nom Rami Malek O/S perf by actor in Leading Role + Cast O/S perf in Motion picture
February
1 - Eddie Awards nom. BR Best edited film
10 - BAFTAS, RAH, London. nom. Rami Malek Leading Actor | BR O/S British Film
16 - MUAHs Presentation Winners Announced

16 - CAS Awards: nom BR Sound Mixing
19 - CDG Awards: nom Excellence in Period Film
24 - Oscars (to broadcast live on ABC USA / Sky 1am 25/02 in UK)

August
S 03 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 
Su 04 – Boston, MA Xfinity Center 
T 06 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
W 07 - New York, NY Madison Square Garden
F 09 – Chicago, IL United Center 
S 10 –  St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
T 13 – Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 
Th 15 – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 
S 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center 
Su 18 – Tampa, FL Amalie Arena 
T 20 – New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center 
Th 22 – Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
F 23 - Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center

Q+AL N AMERICA TOUR 2019
BOOKING: LiveNation.com from 7 Dec 2019 | Twickets 
July
W 10 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena 
F 12 – Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome 
Su 14 – San Jose, CA SAP Center 
T 16 – Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena 
F 19 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum 
S 20 - Los Angeles, CA The Forum
T 23 – Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 
W 24 – Houston, TX Toyota Center 
S 27 – Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena 
Su 28 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena 
T 30 – Washington, DC Capital One Arena 
W 31 – Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena

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**Wed 16 Jan 19 **
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 16 JANUARY
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In 1966 - 1984 played the Thames Rowing Club, Putney, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played the Convention Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Freddie - Indianapolis 1977

In 1985 - Brian May played at the Barra of Tijuca (Rock In Rio) in soundcheck with Os Paralamas Do Sucesso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1995 - Roger Taylor played the Hippodrome, Monfalcone, Italy.
In 1995 - BBC Radio 1 commences airing 50 episodes (Jan - March) of The Amazing Spider-Man, with original theme music by Brian May & Mark Russell. Available on cassette [AMAZON]

The Amazing Spiderman cassette

In 2006 - Queen released "Official Bootleg: Killer Queen - A Sheer Heart Attack", "Official Bootleg: Warehouse Copenhagen - A Day At The Races" concert tours bootlegs, and "Official Bootleg: Xmas at The Beeb" (from Hammersmith 24 Dec 1975).
In 2012 Band line up of the "The Queen Extravaganza North American Tour" announced. The "We Will Rock YOU" musical director Brandon Ethridge also takes over the musical direction of the "Extravaganza Tour". Line Up vocals: Jennifer Espinoza and Marc Martel. Guitar: Tristan Avakian and Brian Gresh. Drums: Tyler Warren. Bass: Francois-Olivier Doyon. Keyboards and Musical Director: Brandon Ethridge.
In 2013:
Queen Extravaganza played the Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA, USA.
In 2013 - BBC1 The One Show showed a case of Badger Baiting exposed by a brave member of the public. Brian May and Anne Brummer of the "Save Me" campaign had met with representatives of the "National Farmers Union (NFU)" at the Terrace Pavilion at the House Of Commons in London.

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**Tue 15 Jan 19 **
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 15 JANUARY
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In 1966 - 1984 played the Thames Rowing Club, Putney, UK.
In 1966 - The Opposition played the Co-operative Hall, Enderby, Leics, UK.
In 1967 - John Deacon's band considered another name change, deciding on New Hood, but next day name was changed to Feelin.
In 1977 - Queen played St John Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
In 1990 - BBC 'Techno' broadcast a document about the makings of "The Miracle" album cover by Richard Gray.

Miracle cover - heads
Video: The Making Of The Miracle Album Cover with Richard Gray 1989 (from GVH2 disc 2)
- https://youtu.be/_42uJoU41y0

In 1993 - Steve Hackett released his anthology album "Unauthorized Biography" ft Brian May on guitar and bv's on a bonus track, 'Don't Fall Away From Me '. [AMAZON]

Steve Hackett Unauthorized Biography

In 2010 - Brian May & Roger Taylor TV appearance, The Late Late Show, Studio 4, RTÉ, Dublin, Ireland.
In 2012 - In a press conference the participation of Brian May, Kerry Ellis and Irene Fornaciari (daughter of Zucchero) confirmed for Sanremo Music Festival, Italy,16.02.2012. The three artists will play the song "I (Who Have Nothing)" (original title "Uno Dei Tanti" by Joe Sentieri) at "International Duets". The event at the Ariston Theater in Sanremo is one of the most important TV events in Italy and is followed by 15 million viewers on TV.
In 2012: Brian May confirmed his "Special One-Off Performance" with Kerry Ellis in a duet with Irene Fornaciari at the Sanremo Music Festival, Brian and Kerry having already rehearsed "I (Who Have Nothing)" in the studio.
In 2013 - The Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour played Bergen Performing Arts Center , Englewood, NJ, USA.
In 2014 - Brian May wrote letter for Queen Fan Club magazine, covering Freddie Mercury film, a work list with dates for a Queen Tour 2014, great news from We Will Rock You in coming months, Queen Extravaganza, death of David Richards, personal health, animal protection/Save Me, "Candlelight Concerts" Russia, Belairus, Malta, release of Montreux Live DVD/Blu-Ray including the CD "Acoustic By Candlelight" March 2014, Diableries and book project/collab with Tate Gallery, Freddie For A Day 2014 and new Queen album with at least three unheard songs with Freddie.
In 2014: Queen Band Meeting to decide activities for the coming months incl. Discussion of a work list with dates for a Queen Tour 2014.


The Late Late Show: Brian May and Roger Taylor - https://youtu.be/WaiANgfMjLw

In 2015 - A video walk through of the Tour Village posted and Brian commented on SOAPBOX.


Rehearsals - Lightning tour around Tour Village with Brian May 15012015
- https://youtu.be/Q_fW2Wct9eQ

In 2014 - Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls inadvertently played on Daily Politics programme.


Queen Fat Bottomed Girls interrupts Daily Politics 15 01 2014
- https://youtu.be/zHXtOpuoxPs

In 2015 - One Vision Exhibition, Vienna - 15 Jan - 1 Feb.

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**Mon 14 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 14 JANUARY
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In 1976 - John Reid announced that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' had sold over 1,000,000 copies in Britain alone.
In 1977 - Queen played Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
In 1989 - BBC Radio One public phone vote placed Bo Rhap 1st, A Kind of Magic 2nd, I Want To Break Free 3rd.
In 1991 - Innuendo / Bijou single Queen16 released UK. SEE ALSO article:
ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK: 25 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury Stares Down His Mortality With Queen's 'Innuendo'
12 January 2016

Innuendo

In 2000 - The Brian May tracks most likely to be included in the "Furia" soundtrack were revealed.
In 2014 - Brian May on Planet Rock Radio with Liz Barnes broadcast (recorded Monday 9 Dec 2013)


Brian May Planet Rock with Liz Barnes 19 01 2014 - http://youtu.be/TQeJjhanpmk

In 2015- Roger Taylor telephone interview "Chris Evans Breakfast Show" BBC R 2 and talks about starting current Q+AL tour in Newcastle and that a change planned the set list for today's show in Glasgow - "Love Kills"
In 2015 - "One Night In Hell" short film Australian Premiere.
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert played Glasgow Hydro. Brian May was practising a different sort of selfie. SEE HERE

Adam and Brian on sage Glasgow
Adam and Brian on stage Glasgow

Glasgow
Glasgow stage - photographer unknown

In 2016 -Press release announced Queen + Adam Lambert Crowned Winners of SSE Live Awards - voted the best Live Act 2015 at the SSE Arena, Wembley. "The SSE Live Awards" was determined by 661,000 votes, of which Queen + Adam Lambert clearly gave the best Live Act 2015 with 299,000 votes / 45% of the votes.
In 2016 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis rehearsed for the one-off show at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London for 19 January.

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**Sun 13 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 13 JANUARY
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In 1967 - The New Opposition live at the Tennis Club, Leicester, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played the Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
In 2002 - Brian May attended Aerosmith concert Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, USA.
In 2010 - On the occasion of premiere WWRY Dublin, Brian May interviewed by Richie Taylor of Irish Independent ""I Think About Freddie Every Day - He Would Have Loved Our Musical".
In 2010 - Press release announced premiere of We Will Rock You, Berlin announced for mid-October 2010, Theater des Westen, Berlin.
In 2011 - Brian May announced that he would be doing some dates with Kerry Ellis to promote Anthems album. See Brian's SOAPBOX comments: "A TOURING LIFE"`
In 2012 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis signed spectacles for the "Emma Newton Exhibition and Auction", the exhibition taking place 25.02. - 17.03.2012, Queen's Hall in Hexham with auction 13.03.2012.

Bri and Kerry sign spectacles

In 2013 - Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour, playing at The Paramount, Huntington, NY, USA.
In 2013 - Strictly Come Dancing [UK) ft Comedian Joe Pasquale & Vicky Ogden performing to Queen's 'Flash.


Joe Pasquale & Vicky Ogden 'Flash' DOI 13-01-2013 - https://youtu.be/AtnA-xcV7fM

In 2014 - Brian celebrated getting all-clear from cancer with a calming cup of tea - See SOAPBOX
In 2014 - Brian May was in the studio working on a forgotten Queen track, recorded by all four band members about 30 years previously but never finished.
In 2014 - "Buxton Advertiser" published Brian May interview on promotion of the "The Candlelight Concerts" from 04.01.2014.
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert Tour opened at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle. Brian May played an extract of 'Fog On The Tyne', to which the audience sang along. Check out Brian's Selfie-Stick photos of the audience - HERE

Brian and Adam, Newcastle 2015
Photo: Andy Commins/Daily Mirror)


Queen & Adam Lambert - Live Newcastle Arena 2015 - Review
- https://youtu.be/TJbIWHFUERI

In 2015 - Australian premiere "One Night In Hell" film takes place at "Flickerfest 2015 - 24th International Short Film Festival", A & I Hall, Bangalow.
In 2016 - Brian appeared on "Inside Out" TV programme, where he sees bTB testing first hand for the first time.


Inside Out SW: Brian May sees bTB testing in Devon 13 Jan 2016 (televised)
- https://youtu.be/xuEJ7x36ocQ

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**Sat 12 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 12 JANUARY
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In 1968 - The Opposition played the Casino Ballroom, Leicester, UK.
In 1964 - Freddie [then Bulsara] and his family fled their home on Zanzibar island due to political change and came to Feltham, near London.
In 1979 - Queen flew to Hamburg, Germany, to rehearse for European leg of Jazz Tour.
In 1985 - Queen first appearance at Rock In Rio festival in Brazil.

Rock In Rio 12 Jan 1985

In 1987 - Brian May attended premiere of Queen In Budapest film recorded at Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary.
In 1987 - Queen received Silver, Gold and Platinum awards for Live Magic UK sales.
In 1987 - Roger and John were on holiday in LA.
In 2005 - Brian May and Roger Taylor were on the TV "London Tonight", talking about the 1,000th performance of We Will Rock You and saying that profits from this performance going to Asian tsunami disaster - maybe the worst we have ever seen in our time. At show they joined cast in 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Tie Your Mother Down' and 'The Show Must Go On'.

Mazz Murray and Brian May
Tie Your Mother Down - Mazz Murray and Brian
Photo courtesy Kevin Smith

In 2010 - In a press release, Eagle Rock Entertainment announced release of Band Du Lac "One Night Only Live" Blu-Ray for February 19.
In 2013 -
Queen Extravaganza 2013 Tour: Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT, USA.
In 2013 - The Rolls Royce "Silver Shadow", registration WLX 293M formerly owned by Freddie Mercury sold for £74,000 to a Russian businessman, at the "AutoSport International Show", NEC Birmingham, UK.
In 2014 - Brian May was working at home on a new stereoscopic book project, which would go into the Tate Gallery.
In 2015 -
The last rehearsal before start of Queen + Adam Lambert tour took place at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle until after midnight.

Newcastle sunset
Brian May's Newcastle sunset

Crinoline

In 2016 - In a press release 3-D book "Crinoline: Fashion's Most Magnificent Disaster" [AMAZON] by Brian May and Dennis Pellerin publication for 16.04.2016 announced.

A selection of the stereographic photographs from the book to be shown at the opening of the exhibition "Undressed: A Brief History Of Underwear" at the Victoria And Albert Museum, London on 16.04.2016. The exhibition to run until 12.03.2017.

In 2016 - Brian May confirmed to speak at Astrofest 2016, London.

 

Brian and Pluto
Brian May and Pluto

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**Fri 11 Jan 19**
ADAM LAMBERT CONFIRMS BO RHAP MOVIE CAMEO
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Adam today confirmed his cameo appearance in the "Bohemian Rhapsody" movie. Did you twig it?

Adam Lambert tweet confirming Bo Rhap cameo

AVAILABLE SOON:

Bohemian Rhapsody Blu-ray UltraHD
Bohemian Rhapsody:
DVD
| Blu-ray | 4K

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**Fri 11 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 11 JANUARY
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In 1969 - The Art played the West End Ballroom, Coalville, UK.
In 1971 - Queen contacted by a new bass player, Doug Bogie, with whom they rehearsed and played two shows.
In 1985 - Queen played the Barra of Tijuca (Rock In Rio), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
In 2010 - "Absolute Greatest" officially awarded double platinum for 600,000 copies sold UK. Worldwide sales stood at: 910,000 copies / downloads sold.
In 2011 - The "WE WILL ROCK YOU UK TOUR 2010/2011" final performance at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.
In 2010 -
Release of the third set of the "Limited Remastered Heavyweight 180 Gram vinyl albums" with the LPs "The Game", "Hot Space" and "Made In Heaven" postponed indefinitely.
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2013 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis in studio recording "The Kissing Me Song".
In 2013 - Brian May and Roger Taylor wrote personal tributes for Claude Nobs, co-founder and director of Montreux Jazz Festival and longtime friend of the band. The Swiss cultural manager died in Lausanne on January 10, 2013.
In 2013 - Italian actress Mariangela Melato died in Rome. She played "General Kala" in "Flash Gordon" film and speaks the sentence "What do you mean - Flash Gordon approaching? Open fire all weapons!" on the Queen "Flash" single.
BRIAN ON SOAPBOX: SAD GOODBYE TO MARIANGELA

Mariangela Melato as General Kala

 

In 2013 - The Queen Extravaganza Tour started in Tarrytown, NY Music Hall Theater.
In 2014 - The British physicist and astrophysicist Stephen Hawking visited "WWRY" evening performance, Dominion Theatre, London, as part of his birthday celebrations. Brian wrote on SOAPBOX

Bri and Stephen Hawking
Brian and Stephen Hawking at the Dominion

In 2015 - In "The Sunday Telegraph" UK, the report "The Young Pretender" published on the upcoming tour start of Queen + Adam Lambert. READ HERE

Telegraph

in 2015 - Production stage of UK/Europe Tour 2015 Queen + Adam Lambert was to be transported to first tour city - Newcastle.
In 2016 - Brian May and Roger Taylor both wrote personal obituaries for David Bowie. BRIAN MAY WROTE
In 2016 - On his website, Brian May published his personal commentary on the footage of "Under Pressure" with David Bowie at Mountain Studios in Montreux: "How Queen and David Bowie wrote Under Pressure". READ BRIAN'S NOTE HERE

Brian May, Roger Taylor and David Bowie

In 2016: In a press release, the publication of the 3-D book "Crinoline: Fashion's Most Magnificent Disaster" by Brian May and Dennis Pellerin for 16.04.2016was announced - selection of the stereo photographs from the book to be shown at the opening of the exhibition "Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear", Victoria & Albert Museum, London 16.04.2016. The exhibition ran until 12.03.2017.

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**Thu 10 Jan 19**
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" NOMINATIONS:
- MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS GUILD - COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD
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Make=Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild

THE MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS GUILD

... has announced nominations for the 6th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards honoring outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Winners will be honored at the black-tie gala on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. Today’s announcement was made by MUAHS Awards Chair Sue Cabral-Ebert.

NOMINEES FOR OUTSTANDING MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS: FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP “

"Bohemian Rhapsody” (Jan Sewell, Mark Coulier)
“Mary Poppins Returns” (Peter Robb-King, Paula Price)
“Mary Queen of Scots” (Jenny Shircore, Hannah Edwards, Sarah Kelly)
“Stan & Ollie” (Jeremy Woodhead, Marc Coulier)
“Vice” (Kate Biscoe, Ann Pala Williams, Jamie Kelman)

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING

“Bohemian Rhapsody” (Jan Sewell, Julio Parodi)
“Black Panther” (Camille Friend, Jaime Leigh McIntosh, Louisa Anthony)
“BlacKkKlansman” (LaWanda Pierre-Weston, Shaun Perkin)
“Mary Poppins Returns” (Peter Robb-King, Paula Price)
“Mary Queen of Scots” (Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher)

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COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM

Bohemian Rhapsody – Julian Day
BlacKkKlansman – Marci Rodgers
The Favourite – Sandy Powell
Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots – Alexandra Byrne

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**Wed 10 Jan 18**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 10 JANUARY
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In 2009 - Brian May played for We Will Rock You Musical, Dominion Theatre, London, UK.

Brian at the Dominion 10 January 2009
Brian May at the Dominion 10 January 2009

In 2010 - Brian May became the patron of the organization "Wales Against Animal Cruelty".
In 2011 - Elton John announces the release of his book "Love Is The Cure: Ending The Global AIDS Epidemic" for July 2012. Elton's personal memories and experiences with the death of Freddie Mercury and wished to draw attention to the topic of Immune Disease. [AMAZON]

Love is the cure

In 2013 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis were in the studio, working on a new album.

Kerry and Brian 2013

In 2014 - Brian May wrote on Soapbox about his health scare under the title "No Big News".
In 2016 - David Bowie lost his 18-month fight against cancer in Manhattan, New York City two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his album "Blackstar" and the video "Lazarus".
In 2016 - The trailer for the "Inside Out" show on BBC One with a report on bovine tuberculosis (BTB) and the opinion of Brian May shown.


Brian May "Inside Out" Trailer 10 Jan 2016 - https://youtu.be/vQEBm9DzjTM

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**Wed 09 Jan 19**
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS - SUNDAY, SANTA MONICA
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24th Critics' Choice Awards banner

"Bohemian Rhapsody" has nominations in the forthcoming Critics' Choice Awards:

Critics’ Choice Awards (BFCA) – January 13, 2019
From The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
To be hosted by acclaimed film, television, and stage star, Tay Diggs

The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards Gala, will broadcast live on the CW Network Sunday, January 13, from 7-10 p.m. ET (delayed PT).

BEST ACTOR NOMINATIONS
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
Ryan Gosling – First Man
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

BEST COSTUME DESIGN NOMINATIONS
Julian Day – Bohemian Rhapsody
Alexandra Byrne – Mary Queen of Scots
Ruth Carter – Black Panther
Sandy Powell – The Favourite
Sandy Powell – Mary Poppins Returns

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP NOMINATIONS
Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox - Bohemian Rhapsody
Black Panther
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Suspiria
Vice

READ MORE:
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
10 December 2018

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**Wed 09 Jan 19**
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" BAFTA NOMINATIONS
IN SEVEN CATEGORIES
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BAFTA nominations announced this morning by actor Will Poulter and actress Hayley Squires, via live stream, from BAFTA's London Headquarters. As hoped "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the amazing Rami Malek picked up nominations, as did several of the team, receiving nominations in SEVEN categories:

Leading Actor - Rami Malek
Outstanding British Film
Cinematography
Editing
Sound
Costume Design

Make Up & Hair

Bafta Leading Actor Nominations

Bafta Outstanding British Film Nominations

- LEADING ACTOR
RAMI MALEK - Bohemian Rhapsody
Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born
Christian Bale - Vice
Steve Coogan - Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book
- OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Bohemian Rhapsody - Graham King, Anthony McCarten
Beast
The Favourite
McQueen
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here
- CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Bohemian Rhapsody - Newton Thomas Sigel
Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
- EDITING:
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Ottman
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
Vice
- COSTUME DESIGN:
Bohemian Rhapsody - Julian Day
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots
- SOUND:
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst
First Man
Mission: impossible - Fallout
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born
- MAKE UP & HAIR:
Bohemian Rhapsody - Mark Coulier, Jan Sewell
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Stan & Ollie
Vice

SEE FULL NOMINATIONS LIST AT BBC.COM

WELL DONE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY TEAM

Bafta Cinematography nominations

Bafta Editing nominations

Bafta Sound Nominations

Bafta Costume Design nominations

Bafta Make Up and Hair nominations

Nominated films

Will Poulter and Hayley Squires
Will Poulter and Hayley Squires announce nominations

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**Tue 09 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 9 JANUARY
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In 1971 - Queen played the Technical College, Ewell, UK, in support of Kevin Ayres and the Whole World. Final appearance of Barry Mitchell on bass with Queen.
In 2000 - Brian May interview on CNN WorldBeat first aired - DIscusses the Royal Sounds of Queen - Check out TRANSCRIPT.
In 2004 - Brian May made gave a talk with demonstration, and Q&A session with the audience, University Of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.

Brian May Explains Rock Island Line - and plays - Herts University 9 Jan 2004
- https://youtu.be/USdInWpRBuI

in 2008 - Anita Dobson appeared on BBC Breakfast, UK - TRANSCRIPT
In 2010 - Brian May visits the new show "War Horse" at the New London Theatre, West End, London.
In 2014 - British digital artist, Tim Wakefield, has designed a project called "Soundwave", in which music translated into "visual art". A "Soundwave Art" of "Bohemian Rhapsody" signed and numbered by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Tim Wakefiled auctioned in aid of the "War Child" campaign.

Soundwaves art
Soundwaves art

In 2015 - "We Will Rock You" Musical, final performance Oper Frankfurt- original German-language production.
In 2015 - Second day of the Queen + Adam Lambert tour rehearsals. Brian May declares Adam Lambert (a "GFG" - Gift from God) delivers an extraordinary work on new songs in the set list, and shared his photo of "flight case city".

Flight case city

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**Wed 08 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 8 JANUARY
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In 1966 - The Reaction played the Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, UK.
In 1971 - Queen played The Marquee Club, London, UK
In 1982 - Freddie Mercury made a guest appearance with Peter Straker’s Taxi, Hog's Grunt Pub, Cricklewood, UK - sang Jailhouse Rock.

Freddie Mercury with Taxi 8 Jan 1982

In 2004 - Brian May cut the ribbon and declared the new premises of House Of Guitars, Brune Street, London, UK open and addressed the over 200 appreciative fans and guitarists present from a small stage. He played "Amazing Grace" (which evolved into "Hammer to Fall" style, "Brighton Rock" extract (the clapping section) and "Chinese Torture". SEE ARCHIVE REPORT, FULL TRANSCRIPT AND PHOTOS HERE

House of Guitars

In 2013 - Spike Edney lands in Philadelphia to direct rehearsals as a musical director of the "Queen Extravaganza".
In 2013: Brian May appeared on the BBC One Northwest tonight programme, as part of this report from Jodrell Bank followed later as a guest that evening on "Stargazing Live".


Northwest Tonight inc Brian May Jodrell Bank 08-01-2013 - http://youtu.be/bhDvHfRZtVM
See also: Stargazing LIVE 8 Jan 2013 - Pt 1 http://youtu.be/wYrg8vIFY40 | Pt 2 http://youtu.be/rwtiH0zFKr0
Back To Earth discussion (with Brian May) Stargazing LIVE - https://youtu.be/aQfLmO-JbRE

Brian May talks to Sir Patrick Moore on 'Back To Earth'
Brian May talks to Sir Patrick Moore on 'Back To Earth', Stargazing Live

In 2015 - The first day of Queen + Adam Lambert rehearsals with the complete stage production for the UK / Europe Tour 2015.

Brian at first day of tour rehearsals

In 2016 - "The Art" newspaper reported Brian May and Denis Pellerin to publish the Victorian 3D book "Crinoline: Fashion's Most Magnificent Disaster" on 16 April to coincide with the launch of the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, "Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear".

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**Tue 08 Jan 19**
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" SING-ALONG LAUNCHES IN UK 11 JAN
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Bohemian Rhapsody - experience sing-along event UK

NME
8 January 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody sing-along experience is set to launch in cinemas across the UK this month. Cineworld, Vue, Showcase and Everyman cinemas are just some of the locations hosting the event, starting January 11. 

FULL LIST of participating cinemas and book tickets here.

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**Tue 08 Jan 19**
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" SOUND MIXING NOMINATED FOR CAS AWARDS
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CAS Bohemian Rhapsody Nomination


The Cinema Audio Society has announced nominees for excellence in Sound Mixing for 2018 films and television series.

“Bohemian Rhapsody" scores a nomination for Sound Mixing as follows:

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION

"Bohemian Rhapsody"
Production Mixer: John Casali
Re-recording Mixer: Paul Massey
Re-recording Mixer: Tim Cavagin
Re-recording Mixer: Niv Adiri, CAS

Up against
“Black Panther”
“First Man”
“A Quiet Place”
“A Star is Born”

Full list of nominations HERE

Winners will be announced at the 55th annual CAS Awards, Saturday, Feb. 16.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown – Wilshire Grand Ballroom, Los Angeles, California 90017 

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**Mon 07 Jan 19**
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - TWO GOLDEN GLOBES !!
- ACCEPTANCES AND PRESS ROOM SPEECHES
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Amazing news. Bohemian Rhapsody was the winner of two Golden Globe Awards last night!

The Queen movie won Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Rami Malek, took home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.

Golden Globes Winners for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Full Press Room Speeches | THR
- https://youtu.be/HvKhaq5Xnw0

76th Golden Globes Winner Cam: Bohemian Rhapsody
- https://youtu.be/akC0U7Nw6fQ

76th Golden Globes Winner Cam: Rami Malek
- https://youtu.be/GQVAQnZsp5Y

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**Mon 07 Jan 19**
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: DIGITAL, PHYSICAL AND VOD RELEASE DATES
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The dates below are listed in the following order unless stated, for the home entertainment release of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Digital - Physical (DVD/BR) - Video On Demand (VOD)

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US - 22-Jan-2019 (Digital) , 12-Feb-2019 (Physical DVD/BR), 12-Feb-2019 (Video On Demand - VOD)

UK - 16-Feb-2019, 04-Mar-2019, 04-Mar-2019

Germany - 28-Feb-2019, 14-Mar-2019, 14-Mar-2019

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**Mon 07 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 7 JANUARY
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In 1967 - The Reaction played the Flamingo Club, Redruth, UK.
In 1983 - Queen Live in Milton Keynes Bowl televised on new Channel Four, UK, later, 2004, released as Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl.

Bran and Freddie Milton Keynes
Brian and Freddie - Live In Milton Keynes

In 1991 - "Hints of Innuendo" - one-sided cassette promo sampler, released by EMI.

Hints of Innuendo cassette

In 2012 - "We Will Rock You Tour 2010/2011" had its last performance at the Edinburgh Playhouse, Scotland.
In 2013 - Tangerine Dream announces that the Brian May Management has given the green light for the release of the Tenerife concert on Blu-Ray and CD.
In 2013 -
Brian May listed as # 3 of the "Top 10 Guitarists" by "Diario do Centro do Mundo".
In 2014 - Interview by Swiss Tourism Association with Roger Taylor published in "The Telegraph". Roger Taylor talks about Zermatt, the Matterhorn and his predilection for the Swiss ski resort in the article "Roger Taylor's Zermatt: My Kind Of Town".
In 2014 -
"We Will Rock You" North American Tour, Palace Theater, Columbus, OH, opened - playing until 12 January 2014.
In 2014 - Brian May gave an interview to Jane Mathews of "Daily Express" on current situation of the badger problem.
In 2015 - In Interview with Universal Music Japan Brian May talks about the return of Queen to Japan, Adam Lambert and "Love Kills - The Ballad".
In 2015 - World premiere of the film "Solitary" Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema at The Rustic Theater, Idyllwild, CA. Sarina Taylor (Shannon), Anita Dobson (Nurse Mary) and Felix Taylor (Gary) play roles in the film directed by Sasha Krane. Roger Taylor is Executive Producer and Sarina Taylor is Executive Producer / Producer. The music is by Roger Taylor. Sarina Taylor is present at the presentation of the film.
In 2015 -
The release of "Ian Paice's Sunflower Superjam - Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2012" announced by the label "earMUSIC" for 27.02.2015. On CD and DVD and a DVD+CD the concert will be from 16.09.2012 with Brian May, Kerry Ellis, Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Ian Paice, John Paul John, and others. released. On the DVD are bonus tracks from Brian May + Kerry Ellis' Acoustic Set.
In 2016 - A memorial plaque to honor Cozy Powell unveiled at the Corn Hall, Cirencester Marketplace by Brian May, Tony Iommi, Suzi Quatro and others, followed by a reception. BRIAN MAY'S SPEECH NOTES HERE

Unvieiling Cozy Powell plaque

Cozy Powell blue plaque

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**Sun 06 Jan 19**
RAMI MALEK ACCEPTS AWARD BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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Rami Malek Palm Springs Acceptance Speech extract 03012019
- https://youtu.be/ekurCBu22jM

RAMI MALEK: "Thank you Joe Mazzello, Thank You Lucy Boynton. You have been my ally, my confidante. You are my love. I appreciate you so much. Thank you.

"Queen - Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon. This is because of and for Freddie Mercury."

[Applause]

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**Sun 06 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 6 JANUARY
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In 1968 - The Opposition live at the Dog & Gun, Thurlaston, Leics, UK. - [Read more about THE OPPOSITION - HERE]
In 1985 - Queen flew to Brazil for Rock In Rio Festival as headline act. Freddie was held over in Munich due to bad weather.
In 1988 - The Cross appeared on Japanese TV show ”Yoruno Hits” - played “Cowboys and Indians”.
In 2011 - Harry Doherty was working on the "Official 40th Anniversary Queen Book", to be released November 2011. Harry Doherty was a journalist at the "Melody Maker" from 1975 to the mid 80s.
In 2012 - The screenwriter Peter Morgan announced in an interview in Vienna on radio ORF FM4 on "Doppelzimmer Spezial" broadcast, that he retired as an author of the film project "Mercury" (working title) with Sacha Baron Cohen.
In 2012 - Brian May reworked and expanded the image series "Diableries - French Devil Tissue Stereos" on the website of the London Stereoscopic Company.
In 2014 - We featured Roger Taylor interview in 2013 Christmas Issue of the "Record Collector".. READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE

Record Collector

In 2013 - Final Episode The Sky at Night.


The Sky At Night - Sir Patrick Moore's Final Episode - Reaching For The Stars 06-01-2013
- https://youtu.be/6t0exJznEZg

In 2014 - An interview with Roger Taylor titled "If People Don't Like It ... Tough Sh ***" is published in the Christmas edition of the "Record Collector".
In 2014 - The Roger Taylor 1-track Promo CD single "Be With You" (3.18 minutes) is distributed to UK media by Virgin EMI Records.
In 2015 - Brian May and Adam Lambert give a live radio interview for a radio station in Poland.
In 2015 - "Queen Reborn" article published in Classic Rock magazine.

Queen Reborn


In 2015 - Brian May took a new song with Kerry Ellis into the studio. Brian also played a Red Special Bass on the song. The track thought possibly to be used for the "Common Decency" campaign.

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**Sat 05 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 5 JANUARY
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In 1990 - "Live In Budapest" film had its premiere on UK TV. Later released on VHS and Laserdisc. Concert footage Queen's first Hungarian performance, interspersed with scenes of their arrival and visit to the city.


Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Live In Budapest, 1986) - https://youtu.be/bMPOMT251mQ

No-One But You - at Bray Studios
No-One But You - at Bray Studios

In 1998 - 'No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)' released - Queen's 47th UK single.. This is the first song recorded by remaining members of Queen after Freddie's death and later included in the compilation Greatest Hits III compilation - and played by Brian during his "Another World" Tour.
In 2009 - Freddie Mercury: His Life In His Own Words, compiled and edited by Greg Brooks and Simon Lupton (with Foreword by Freddie's Mum, Jer Bulsara. Published by Omnibus Press made available in paperback 5 January 2009. [AMAZON]
In 2010 - "Bohemian Rhapsodies: True Tales By Queen Fans & Celebrities" project was being launched in aid of the "The Mercury Phoenix Trust". Queen fans had the opportunity to tell their personal or Queen stories.
In 2011 - The TV channel ARTE showed the Rudi Dolezal / Hannes Rossacher documentary, "Pop Gallery Reloaded".
In 2012 - January edition of "Astronomy Magazine" included article "3-D Universe - Brian May's World Of Stereo Astro Pictures" - published by David J. Eicher.
READ HERE

Brian May

In 2013 - The director's cut of the documentary "Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender" is shown on BBC4 and BBC HD TV stations.

Freddie Mercury: A Life In His Own Words
 
Back To The Light - book
Freddie Mercury: A Life In His Own Words [AMAZON]   Back To The Light [AMAZON]

In 2014 - An interview by Roger Taylor with the title "Freddie Méncourageait Constamment!" ("Freddie always encouraged me") is published in the French magazine "Toute La Culture".
In 2015 - Brian explained "That little Ending sequence, a quirk of mine... when asked about trademark chord sequence. READ HERE
- and shared video of behind the scenes at the Queen + Adam Lambert New Year's Eve Concert.
In 2015 - The book "Back To The Light" by Neil Daniels is published by "CreateSpace Independent Publishing" in UK.

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**Fri 04 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 4 JANUARY
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In 1977 - Queen flew to Boston Massachusetts, USA to rehearse for A Day at The Races Tour.
In 1988 - The Cross released "Shove It" / "Rough Justice" + 12" maxi single "Shove It" extended version.
In 1999 - Brian May article for Guitar World magazine (USA) published: Wire Choir "Stolen Moments - THE SOLO TO 'KILLER QUEEN' EXPLAINED". READ HERE

Wire Choir

In 2002 - "The Untold Story" by Rudi Dolezal & Hannes Rossacher nominated in the 44th Grammy Awards.
In 2005 - iTunes UK & USA released exclusive download EP single "46664: One Year On - The EP: Internet EP Single" with: “Invincible Hope (One Year On Remix)” - Queen, "Whole Life”- Dave Stewart & Paul McCartney, “People” - Jimmy Cliff, Sting and Tony Rebel and “Freedom’s Coming” - Da Universal Playaz.
In 2007 - Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared on CBC TV's 'The Hour' programme in Canada 4 January.


Brian May & Roger Taylor The Hour 4 Jan 2007 - https://youtu.be/yQ7JufqIt98
TRANSCRIPT: PART 1 - bit.ly/1ZdtCeq | PART 2 - bit.ly/1Oe8uKo

In 2008 - Brian May appeared on This Morning TV, announcing Queen+PR would be touring that year.

Brian May on This Morning

In 2010 - Roger Taylor released “The Unblinking Eye (Everything Is Broken)" CD single UK.
In 2010 - Jim Hutton buried in Carlow, Ireland.
In 2010 - Roger Taylor could be heard every morning of first week of January on "The Ken Bruce Show" on BBC Radio 2 "Tracks Of My Years" presenting his favorite songs.
In 2011 - Queen "Greatest Hits" and " Greatest Hits II " published by Iceland Records (Austria and Germany).
In 2012 - Promo ad for Google+ appeared in US around 25 Dec with "Under Pressure". And 4 Jan selected as No2 in the Top 5 Ads on Ad Forum. Here the Top 5".


TV ad for Google + with The Muppets - Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure
- https://youtu.be/o0X7-ztBiNI

In 2013 - Spike Edney released a promo DVD video of SAS with clips from performances with Brian May ('With A Little Help From My Friends'), Roger Taylor ('Radio Gaga', 'Rock 'n' Roll'), Tony Hadley ('Hammer To Fall)' and Chris Thompson ('The Show Must Go On').
In 2013 - Roger Taylor on BBC Radio 2 programme "Taylor Made" playing records from his collection, followed by "Queen At The BBC".
In 2014 - Brian May spoke to the Buxton Advertiser, about life in the band, Queen, and promoting forthcoming concert with Kerry Ellis at Buxton Opera House, 19 Feb. FULL INTERVIEW


Brian May talks about life in the band [Queen] 4 Jan 2014 - https://youtu.be/msbcQiwfmL4
Transcript HERE

In 2014 - Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers dies aged 74 in California. Brian May wrote a personal obituary. READ HERE
In 2015 - The Australian premiere of the film "One Night In Hell" to be presented at the "Flickerfest 2015 - 24th International Short Film Festival" 25.02.2015 at the A & I Hall in Bangalow.
In 2017 - Brian May signed 13 of the "Rhapsody" Tour exclusive guitars at his house, the "Rhapsody" being the new "Acoustic Sister" of the Red Special, and which Brian played on "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" on the Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2016.
In 2017 - A video trailer for "We Will Rock YOu Denmark" released.

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** Thu 03 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 3 JANUARY
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In 2012 - Kerry Ellis announced a joint performance with Brian May for Sanremo Music Festival 2012.
In 2012 - Repeat of 29 Dec telephone interview with Roger Taylor by Mike Rogonga as part of the "Queen Extravaganza" promotion broadcast on US radio station "KNUUFM - The Voice Of Fairfield".
Check out the AUDIO HERE.

Roger Taylor on timpani

In 2012 - Google Doodle had celebrated what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday, and at turn of the year end voted 19 in the list of 30 Best Google Doodles of 2011. "Freddie Mercury Google Doodle" was set to an animated 1.30 minutes video to "Don't Stop Me Now".


Freddie Mercury Google Doodle - https://youtu.be/KX2BQM0D01M

Freddie google doodle

In 2013 - A 168-page hardcover book "Build Your Own Electric Guitar" by author Paul Balmer and a foreword by Brian May is published by Haynes Publishing in UK. [AMAZON]

Build Your Own Guitar

In 2014 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis featured in the Tribute to Don Black broadcast on BBC 4 TV in UK.


Kerry Ellis & Brian May "Born Free" Tribute To Don Black 3 Oct 3013
- https://youtu.be/zxagw200VZ8

Brian and Kerry - Tribute To Don Black

In 2017 - The premiere of "WE WILL ROCK YOU Denmark" announced for the 19.04.2017 at the Royal Arena, Copenhagen, through to 07.05.2017, with local star cast including Joey Moe, Szhirley, Niels Olsen and Nellie Ettison. The production was scheduled for Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning from 18.05.2016 to 21.05.2017.

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**Wed 02 Jan 19**
PRESS RELEASE: BRING HOME THE FOOT-STOMPING BOX OFFICE SENSATION "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY"
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Bring Home the Foot-Stomping Box Office Sensation
Bohemian Rhapsody Featuring Never-Before-Seen
Music Performances

The Number One Music Biopic of All Time Now Nominated for 2019 Golden Globe® and SAG Awards

Bohemian Rhapsody Arrives on Digital and Movies Anywhere January 22 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 12.

Includes Complete “Live Aid” Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters

LOS ANGELES, CA – Celebrate the iconic and heart pounding music of Queen and Freddie Mercury with the highest-grossing biopic of all-time when Bohemian Rhapsody comes to Digital and Movies Anywhere January 22 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 12. Fans can experience the story behind band and the making of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the #1 streamed song of the 20th century and other favorites like “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody to Love,” “We are the Champions” and more, for a music adventure that will make you laugh, sing, dance and cry.

Nominated for two Golden Globe® Awards including Best Motion Picture- Drama and Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Rami Malek), and two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Malek), Bohemian Rhapsody has captured the hearts of fans globally.

Bohemian Rhapsody is an enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer
Freddie Mercury (Malek), who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Following Queen’s meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie’s solo career, the film also chronicles the band’s reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history.

For the first time, fans can experience a truly one-of-a-kind music movie event with the complete “Live Aid” Movie Performance featuring two never-before-seen songs (“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Will Rock You”) packed into a 22-minute collective experience recreating the original event. In addition, on Blu-ray & Digital, fans will get a look behind the making of the film including interviews with Queen, the cast and creative team.

Bohemian Rhapsody Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ SPECIAL FEATURES
• The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters (featured in 4K Ultra HD™ HDR on the 4K Ultra HD™ Disc)
• Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie
• The Look and Sound of Queen
• Recreating Live Aid

Bohemian Rhapsody DVD FEATURES
• The Complete Live Aid Movie Performance Not Seen in Theaters

Bohemian Rhapsody 4K Ultra HD™ Disc Specification
Street Date: February 12, 2019
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH††, Spanish, French
Total Run Time: Approximately 135 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13
Closed Captioned: No

Bohemian Rhapsody Blu-ray™ Disc Specification
Street Date: February 12, 2019
Screen Format: 1080p High Definition Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH†, Spanish, French
Total Run Time: Approximately 135 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13
Closed Captioned: No

Bohemian Rhapsody DVD Disc Specification
Street Date: February 12, 2019
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Surround Dolby Digital 2.0, French Surround Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English SDH†, Spanish, French
Total Run Time: Approximately 135 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13
Closed Captioned: Yes

Bohemian Rhapsody DVD release dates - USA, UK, Germany

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**Wed 02 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 02 JANUARY
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In 2004 - Brian May made a flying visit to the Calderon Theatre, Madrid, to work on the Spanish cast album.

Eva Maria - WWRY Madrid
Eva Maria in her new outfit - WWRY Madrid

In 2013 - "Guitar World" released an interview from Brian May from 2011 about the best Queen moments.
In 2013 - January 2013 issue of "Record Collector" published with Queen on cover and the 8-page report "Queen - Their Rise To The Throne", as well as complete UK discography.

Record Collector 2013

In 2014 - Brian May posted Save Me Mission statement for 2014 - HERE.

Bri and Fox cub

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**Tue 01 Jan 19**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 01 JANUARY
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS

HAVE A WONDERFUL 2019

WITH SOUND

Happy New Year 2019 from Brianmay.com - https://youtu.be/e7iGy16QoyY
Credit BrianMay.com / Jef Simonet - from Brian's Cyber Comic 2000
https://bit.ly/2EYW9QS

In 1974 - Queen voted 3rd best new band by the readers of a music magazine.
In 1975 - Queen received Gold award Sheer Heart Attack UK sales - Queen were on holiday Tenerife.
In 1976 - Queen received Platinum awards 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'A Night At The Opera' UK sales.
In 1981 - Queen received Silver award 'Flash' UK single.
In 1990 - Brian May contributed guitar to ‘Sailing’ for Rock Against Repatriation charity single.
In 1991 - EPK for 'Innuendo' issued by DoRo with clips of ‘Headlong’, ‘Innuendo’ and making of the‘Headlong’ video + interviews.
In 1992 - Queen received 11x Platinum award for 'Greatest Hit's UK.
In 1996 - Queen received 3x Platinum award 'Made In Heaven' UK.
In 1998 - “The Art Of Queen The EYE” hardcover book released.
In 2001 - Premiere on BBC Choice of "Fun At The Funeral Parlour", ft theme music by Brian May.

The Art Of Queen The Eye

Fun At The Funeral Parlour DVD

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon


In 2007 - Queen beat The Beatles to be crowned 'Greatest British Band Of All Time' by BBC Radio 2 listeners in the UK. Queen pipped the Fab Four in a live contest, trouncing other finalists The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Take That. The bands were judged on song-writing, lyrics, live performances, originality and showmanship. More than 20,000 listeners voted by email, text and phone.
In 2010 - Jim Hutton, Freddie Mercury's partner, sadly died due to a smoking-related illness, just 3 days before his 61st birthday, at his home in ireland. RIP Jim.

Jim Hutton and Freddie
Credit unknown

In 2011 - Began Queen's 40th Anniversary year.
In 2011 - An exclusive and long-term contract between Queen and Universal Music Group came into force. The new agreement applied to all territories outside N America. From January 1, 2011, the music of Queen would be released on Island Records.
In 2011 - Reissue Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits II (40th Anniversary Series) - slightly updated artwork.
- and were the first "Radio 2 Album Of The Week" 2011 on BBC, UK.
In 2011 - UMG /Island published Queen's entire back catalogue as digital download with one from the legendary sound engineer Bob Ludwig (U2, Coldplay, Radiohead) for 2011 new mastered sound.
In 2012 -
'We Will Rock You' played for traditional New Year's Eve fireworks, London.
In 2013 -
In Belgian Radio 2 end of year Top 1,000 list, Bohemian Rhapsody again took No 1 spot.
In 2014 - 'Another One Bites The Dust' played at New Year's Eve Fireworks, London.
In 2015 - Reports and images of Queen and Adam Lambert published from New Year's Eve Concert, the previous evening. SEE MORE

NYE concert 2014

Brian May - New Year's Eve 2015
Brian May - New Year's Eve 2014

In 2017: In an interview "Remembering Freddie" in the Daily Express, Brian May expressed wish to bring serious rock to a new generation.

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