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NOVEMBER 2014

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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REMINDERS
4 Nov The 2014 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards,The Avalon, Hollywood, USA.
10 Nov (11 USA) Queen Forever CD releas
e - Deluxe Edition - Japanese 2CD SHM-CD


11 Nov Nation's Favourite Queen Song ITV

27 Nov - Roger Taylor on 'Loose Women' ITV
30 Nov Queen on X Factor (UK)
19 Dec - 09 Jan 2015 WWRY Alte Oper, Frankfurt.

**Sun 30 Nov 14**
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT ON X FACTOR [VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT]

Queen and Adam appeared at the start of the the X Factor Results show, Sunday evening [ITV1].. Adam sang a stunning performance of "Somebody To Love", impressively showing off his stage presence, exceptional range and vocal gymnastcs. Part way through the song the band were joined in the song on stage by the X Factor finalists - before the night's elimination

Fleur East - Andrea Faustini - Ben Haenow - Lauren Platt - Stereo Kicks

The sing off was between Lauren and Stereo Kicks, who were sent home at the end of show, when the judges' vote resulted in Deadlock and their fate in hands of the Public Vote.

Brian, Roger and Adam chatted with Dermot O'Leary after their X Factor performance

TRANSCRIPT
(© Jen Tunney)

[Queen and Adam Lambert finish their performance of Somebody to Love with the X Factor finalists…Audience cheering]

DERMOT O’LEARY: “Somebody To Love” from the album, Queen Forever … Brian, when are we gonna be hearing you this loud again. When are you touring?

BRIAN MAY: We’re touring very soon - January and February.

[Cheering]

DERMOT: Turned out well. Forty-three years in the music business… Of coursw not you Adam. Don’t worry.

ADAM LAMBERT: No problem.

DERMOT [to Brian]: What advice would you give our contestants?

BRIAN: Believe, really. You got some great people here. Just believe. I think that’s the number one thing I would say. You know - know that you have it in you and just give it …

DERMOT [to Adam]: Adam Lambert - you’ve come from a competition like this. What advice would you give our guys?

ADAM: You’ve gotta kind of be present, every moment - and think ahead.

DERMOT: That was …. "present every moment", by the way… the thinking ahead bit, but you were present.

Ladies and gentlemen, your X Factor finalists, featuring Queen and Adam Lambert !!!

[Cheering - fade out]



Adam and Roger

Queen and Adam on stage

Rufus Taylor
Rufus Taylor

Roger Taylor

Ada,. Roger and Bri

Adam, Bri and Roger with Dermot O'Leary

Queen and Adam Lambert

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**Sun 30 Nov 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 30 NOVEMBER

In 1968 - Tim Staffell introduced Freddie Bulsara to Brian and Roger.
In 1973 - Queen plaYed the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
In 1977 - Freddie went to see The Act by Lisa Minelli in New York.
In 1978 - Queen played the Civic Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
In 1979 - Queen played the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, UK.
In 1980 - Concert: Queen live at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany.
In 1987 - Queen released “Magic Years” VHS.


[045] The Magic Years Video Box Set (1987) - http://youtu.be/WZe4HiwPG6M

This is a 3 VHS video box set of Queen Magic Years called The Complete Set. The box contains all 3 volumes of the DoRo produced documentaries that were released in this box or individually in the UK in November 1987.

In 1987: Anita Dobson released "I Dram of Christmas" UK.
In 1992 - EMI released 2CD "Greatest Hits I & II" and Freddie's single "In My Defence".


[169] Greatest Hits I & II Box Set (1992) - http://youtu.be/ulG3QgaLeo8

Here is the 1992 limited edition UK 34-track 2-CD box set featuring Greatest Hits I & II and housed in a green and gold embossed textured hard card box. Includes green suede effect material insert flag with gold Queen 'crest' logo and numbered card insert. You can also see the in store promotional poster.

In 1993 - Concert: Brian May live at the Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Bristol Bierkeller, Bristol, UK.
In 1996 - Roger Taylor played with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page the Indian Awards, Mumbai, India.
In 1998 - The Queen Box Set 3-VHS released PMI in UK made up of "Live In Rio", "We Will Rock Yo"u and" Live In Budapest".
In 2004 - Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach received Triple Diamond Award for Spanish of Queen catalogu 3.2m CD sales (excluding LPs and MCs). Plus EMI Spain presented them with Gold Award "Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl" DVD, Teatro Apolo, Barcelona, Spain, at end of We Will Rock You musical performance.
In 2007 - Queen+ Paul Rodgers release "Say Its Not True" single as D/L. Roger appeared on BBC Breakfast, with Bill Turnbull and Susannah Reid, to promote single.

Queen + Paul Rodgers - Say It's Not True (Official Video) - http://youtu.be/dUBfFh9QovI

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**Sat 29 Nov 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 29 NOVEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen played Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played Capital Centre, Landover, MD, USA.
In 1980 - Queen played the Grugahalle, Essen, Germany.
In 1990 - Peter Jones Rostrums produce the “Dancers” animations for Queen “Innuendo” video.
In 1993 - Brian May played the Elysée Montmartre, Paris, France.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played The Garage, Glasgow.
In 1997 - Queen filmed video for 'No-One But You' directed by DoRo, Bray Studios, London, UK.

Queen - No One But You (Only The Good Die Young) [Official Video]
- http://youtube.com/watch?v=e5r3R_P-nM4

In 2003 - Brian May + Roger Taylor played Nelson Mandela’s 46664 concert, Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa.

46664 The Event
46664 The Event [Amazon]

In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played HSBC Arena, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

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**Fri 28 Nov 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 28 NOVEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen played Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, UK.
In 1975 - 'A Night At The Opera' albums on vinyl LP and cassette released in the UK by EMI records,


[274] A Night At The Opera Album and Song Book (1975) - http://youtu.be/jEcqKtlV5hc

Here are the original 'A Night At The Opera' albums on vinyl LP and cassette that were released in the UK on 28th November 1975 by EMI records. This was Queen's 4th studio album complete with stunning artwork and a gatefold sleeve and reached No#1 in the UK album chart. You can also see here the accompanying song book. Piano by Mariano Bryner

In 1978 - Queen played the War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA - and writes a letter for the Fan Club Magazine Winter 1978 edition.
In 1978 - Queen received Gold and Platinum awards for Jazz USA sales.
in 1998 - Brian May played Alexandra Hills Hotel, Brisbane, Australia.
In 1999 - Brian May guest appearance, National Music Show, Wembley Exhibition Centre, London, UK. Answered questions from Simon Bradley [Guitarist magazine] and explained his setup, various demos and later jammed with Chad Smith.

Brian May @ NME 1999 Pt 1 - http://youtu.be/fToXaPdQoDI
Pt 2 - http://youtu.be/iPfcbNCrudU | Pt 3 - http://youtu.be/Cl8JMPYGVzg

In 2004 - Brian May guest appearance The Grand Order Of Water Rats Annual Ball, Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK.

BADGER CONSULTATION - BRIAN MAY's Public Appeal (28 Nov 2010)
- http://youtu.be/_-JnpDslZ7U

In 2011 - Days Of Our Lives documentary released in UK (DVD & Blu-Ray]

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**Thu 27 Nov 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 27 NOVEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen played Birmingham Town Hall, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played the Olympen, Lund, Sweden.
In 1977 - Queen played the Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA
In 1979 - Queen played Manchester Apollo, UK.
In 1980 - Queen played the Groenoordhallen, Leiden, The Netherlands.
In 1984 - "Thank God It’s Christmas" / "Man On The Prowl" / "Keep Passing The Open Windows (Extended)" released on Capitol in USA.
In 1989 -" The Miracle" / "Stone Cold Crazy (Live)" and "The Miracle EP" on VHS released UK.
In 1991 - Brian writes for himself, Roger and John with their thoughts on the death of Freddie.
In 1993 - Brian May played the Huxley's Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played, Sheffield Leadmill, UK.
In 2000 - "Guide Me Home" released Holland and Italy to support Freddie Mercury "The Solo Collection".
In 2007 - Queen vs The Miami Project release download “Another One Bites The Dust”, various remixes.
In 2007 - For next 3 days, Brian spent most waking hours working on “Say It’s Not True”.
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Queen + Paul Rodgers - We Are The Champions (São Paulo 27-11-2008) - http://youtu.be/7aT6eNfyjCI

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**Wed 26 Nov 14**
MOJO REVIEW: 'QUEEN FOREVER'
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Mojo Magazine header


MOJO
QUEEN
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Queen Forever
VIRGIN CD/DL

Three ‘newies’ on a Queen comp showcasing their width and breadth.

As Messrs May and Taylor can attest, sometime Queen singers as gifted as Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert have left canyon-wide gaps in the terrain covered by Freddie. It’s big news, then, that Queen Forever packs three previously unreleased tracks featuring the great man. On paper, There Must Be More To Life Than This - a full band version of the Michael Jackson duet from Freddie’s 1985’s solo album Mr Bad Guy - is the main draw. Here produced and remixed by William Orbit, it’s a decent enough song that gains starry heft through the simple union of two of pop’s best voices. Bt the real find is Let Me Into Your Heart Again, dating from sessions for 1984’s The Works, yet possessing al the hallmarks of classic mid-’70s Queen. Interesting, too, to hear Freddie’s solo hit Love Kills fuelled by guitars, not Giorgio Moroder's synths.
James McNair

Queen Forever
CD | Deluxe | Japanese 2CD SHM-CD

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**Wed 26 Nov 14**
LATR '74 - A REVIEW OF KEY MUSICAL BOX SETS
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ST LOUIS POST-DESPATCH
26 November 2014 by Wayne Parry

LATR '74

Queen, "Live At The Rainbow '74" (Hollywood)

This CD box set cover image released by Hollywood Records shows "Live at the Rainbow 74" by Queen. (AP Photo/Hollywood Records)

WHO'S IT GEARED FOR? Fans of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, tired of hearing or watching crappy, incomplete bootleg versions of these shows that have circulated over the years. In less than one year, Queen brought two different tours to London's famous Rainbow Theatre with their "Queen II" and "Sheer Heart Attack" albums, a fascinating transition from their first three harder rock albums to the more melodic and operatic songs that would become rock and pop classics.

MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: Soaring, dramatic vocals from Freddie Mercury, the most dynamic, dramatic singer ever to grab a microphone stand in anger. The heavy metal crunch of "Ogre Battle," ''Stone Cold Crazy," ''Son and Daughter," and "Liar" can all make eardrums bleed, yet the unexpected live goodies like the "Killer Queen" medley, "Bring Back That Leroy Brown," ''Big Spender," and "Jailhouse Rock" are true unreleased nuggets.

THE EXTRAS THAT MAKE IT WORTH IT: the deluxe version includes CDs of two full 1974 Rainbow shows, from March and November; the DVD has the full November show and four tracks from the March one; there are also souvenir reproductions of pin-on buttons sold at the shows, tickets that guitarist Brian May's parents used to enter the show; a backstage pass sticker; a 60-page hardcover photo book; a concert poster for the March show and a reproduction of the eight-page concert booklet; reviews of the shows from British press.

WHAT IT WILL SET YOU BACK: $80 (super deluxe version)

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**Wed 26 Nov 14**
SUPPORT RED AND CHANCE TO WIN QUEEN EXPERIENCE (9 DAYS LEFT)
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Join Queen on stage - win vinyl

More info

From Freddie’s legendary studio in Switzerland to the stage in London; it’s the past, present, and future of Queen and we can’t wait to bring one fan along for the ride. There’s still time to enter and join so many others who have helped us honor the invincible spirit of Freddie Mercury. And if you do it today, there’s more.

For the next 24 hours, every entry gives you a chance to win a Queen vinyl album, signed by all of us. That same $10 also puts you in the running to meet us for the ultimate Queen experience including a seat on stage for our show in London, but even better, it supports our goal with Coca-Cola and (RED) to stop the cycle of mother to infant transmitted HIV. Let’s celebrate Freddie’s legacy and define ours.

See you in London,
Queen


Queen's Tribute to Freddie Mercury is Your Chance to Meet Them - http://youtu.be/IDEQQNPdYMg

Freddie Mercury's spirit lives on in a powerful tribute from Queen. Join Coca-Cola & (RED) for a chance to step on stage with Queen + Adam Lambert in London: http://bit.ly/Queen-CokeRED

Donate just $10 and we'll give you and a friend the chance to meet Queen in Europe, tour the studio in Switzerland where they've recorded all of their music, and then sit on stage to watch the band perform in London.

- Hang out with Queen + Adam Lambert on stage at their next big show in London and get a private studio tour in Switzerland
- Flights and 4-star hotel included from anywhere in the world
- Every entry helps fight AIDS with (RED)

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To download this track and support (RED) visit http://www.iTunes.com/REDSound

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**Wed 26 Nov 14**
ON THIS DAY 26 NOVEMBER
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In 1969 - Wreckage played Twickenham Rugby Club, UK.
In 1973 - Queen played Manchester Opera House, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played Manchester Free Trade Hall, UK (2 shows).
In 1976 - Reception to promote A Day At The Races, Advision Studios, London.
In 1977 - Band went to see Chrysler Museum Of Art where Frank Kelly Freas had an exhibition displaying the original News Of The World cover painting and who presented them with a limited edition copy of his sic fi book.
In 1978 - Queen played Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
In 1979 - Queen played Manchester Apollo, UK
In 1980 - Queen played Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany.
In 1984 - Queen released Thank God It's Christmas / Keep Passing The Open Windows / Man On The Prowl UK.


[273] Thank God It's Christmas 7" and 12" Vinyl Singles (1984) - http://youtu.be/FGLkcIVB4KM

Queen's first and only Christmas single was released in the UK on 26th November 1984 by EMI records. 'Thank God It's Christmas' was issued on the 7" and 12" vinyl format, and in the USA, unusually, it was released as a 12" vinyl single only. You can also see here 7" vinyl singles from Brazil and South Africa. Piano by Mariano Bryner:

In 1990 - “Final Destination” / “Penetration Guru” released UK.
In 1991 - Hollywood released 4th promo titled “Rocks”.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Liverpool Royal Court Theatre, UK.
In 1996 - Freddie Mercury Photographic Exhibition opened, RAH, London, UK.
In 1998 - Brian May played Newcastle Workers Cooperative Club, Newcastle, Australia.
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Bri - Sao Paulo
Brian May - Sao Paulo - More photos

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**Tue 25 Nov 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 25 NOVEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen played Caley Cinema, Edinburgh, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played Helsingin Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland
IN 1975 - "Bohemian Rhapsody" reached No 1 UK chart.
In 1977 - Queen played the Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
In 1978 - Queen played the Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA.
In 1980 - Queen played Le Bourget La Rotonde, Paris, France.
In 1980 - Queen received Platinum Award 'Another One Bites The Dust" US sales.
In 1981 - Queen played Forum, Montreal, Canada.
In 1991 - "Driven By You" / "Just One Life" released UK.


Driven by You - Ford commercial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui4PbW14ozQ

In 1997 - Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (20 April 1992) released on laser disc.
In 1996 - Brian May, Roger Taylor and Montserrat Caballe attended inauguration of Irena Sedleck Freddie Mercury statue, Montreux, Switzerland.


The Statue of Freddie Mercury / La Estatua de Freddie Mercury
- http://youtu.be/0v6epCdzyi4

Inauguration Of The Freddie Mercury Statue in 1996 with Brian May, Montserrat Caballé and his parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara.

Montserrat, Bejart, Roger, Bomi, Brian and Jer Bulsara
Montserrat, Bejart, Roger, Bomi, Brian and Jer Bulsara

In 1998 - Brian May played Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia.
In 1999 - Brian May & Roger Taylor played Brixton Academy, London, UK, with Foo Fighters
In 2004 - Brian May & Roger Taylor joined Nelson Mandela for launch of special limited edition of book, "46664 The Concert", Dorchester Hotel, London, UK, the book documenting 29 Nov 2003 Cape Town Concert.
In 2005 - "We Will Rock You (Live in Sheffield - Promo Version)" and "We Are The Champions (Live in Shefield Promo Version)" from "Return Of The Champions", issued Japan.
In 2010 - Brian May & Roger Taylor guests SAS Band, Collars & Coats Gala Ball, Battersea Power Station, London, UK.
In 2011 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis guest with SAS Band at Freddie Mercury 20th Anniversary, Clapham Grand, London.
In 2011 - Brian May guest with The Darkness, Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.

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**Tue 25 Nov 14**
VIDEO OF THE DAY
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Here is the second part of Nik Carter's interiew with Brian and Adam at the Classic Rock Awards.

Pt 2: Brian May & Adam Lambert Backstage Classic Rock Awards 2014
http://youtu.be/pzMc0f6r6BI

For first part see:
Pt 1: Brian May & Adam Lambert Backstage Classic Rock Awards 2014
http://youtu.be/9tgI5EBxi5I

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