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OCTOBER 2014

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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 release - Deluxe Edition


19 Dec - 09 Jan 2015 WWRY Alte Oper, Frankfurt.

**Sat 18 Oct 14**
HAVE YOU VOTED FOR QUEEN+ ADAM LAMBERT
IN CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR AWARDS?
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Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards 2014REMINDER: Vote for Queen + Adam Lambert in the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards!

Vote for Queen + Adam Lambert in the 2014 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards. The band are nominated in the Band Of The Year category - voting closes on Wednesday 22 October.

CLICK HERE to vote now.

Band Of The Year – awarded to the most exciting rock band in the last 12 months

Black Sabbath

The Black Keys

Guns N’ Roses

Iron Maiden

Metallica

Queen + Adam Lambert

The 2014 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour takes place on Tuesday, November 4, at The Avalon, Hollywood, USA.

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**Fri 17 Oct 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 17 OCTOBER
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In 1977 - "Bohemian Rhapsody" won Brit Award for Best British Single in last 25 years.


Clip of Queen at 1977 Brits with Michael Aspel - http://youtu.be/SO9ChXTJU5I

In 1981 - Queen played Estadio de Beisbol Ignacio Zaragoza, Puebla, Mexico.
In 1981- Queen played Ignacio Zaragoza Estadio, Puebla, Mexico. Absurd that fans' batteries in recording devices confiscated as they entered, and booth inside selling (probably) same batteries.
In 1987 - The Cross appeared on TV show No 73 (UK). Performed “Cowboys & Indians”, “Stand Up For Love”.

The Cross - Cowboys and Indians/Stand Up For Love (Live)
- http://youtube.com/watch?v=eecpiKu46KQ

In 1993 - Brian May played the Majestic Theater, Dallas, Texas, USA.
In 1993 - 'Keep Yourself Alive Day' in Texas was declared by the Goveror, Ann Richards.

Keep Yourself Alive Day Proclamation - Texas
See http://mayniacs.com/gallery/lovetoken/kya.html

In 2000 - Tony Iommi released album "Iommi" ft Brian May on “Goodbye Lament” and “Flame”.

Iommi

Tony Iommi and Brian May
Tony Iommi and Brian May

In 2004 - Brian May + Roger Taylor WWRY after party, The State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia.
In 2012 - "The Cosmic Tourist" book was launched - with a party at Sir Patrick Moore's House In Selsey, UK.


The Cosmic Tourist - Launch interview (Brian May, Patrick Moore & Chris Lintott interview)
- http://youtu.be/RjNrweoBFVg

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**Thu 16 Oct 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 16 OCTOBER
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In 1970 - Queen played the College of Estate Management, London, UK.
In 1991 - The Cross played the Stadthalle, Memmingen, Germany.
In 2004 - Brian May and Roger Taylor at Russian Music Awards Ceremony (RMA 2004) The State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia (MTV Russia), performed “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” with local WWRY Musical cast.

Brian - Moscow MTV Awards

In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
In 2007 - Brian May attended" Queen Rock Montreal" launch at Hard Rock Cafe, London, UK.
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers live at the NIA, Birmingham, UK.


Queen & Paul Rodgers Last Horizon, Birmingham 2008 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvEGYgar2lk

In 2011 - Roger Taylor guest appearance with SAS Band at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown, CA, USA.

NIA Birmingham 16 October 2008
Brian May, Freddie Mercury [on screen], NIA 16 October 2008
Photo by courtesy © Kimberli Purdy - with thanks

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**Thu 16 Oct 14**
REMEMBER WHEN: WHEN FREDDIE MERCURY AND THE BOYS ROCKED ST JAMES' PARK IN 1986
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CHRONICLE LIVE
15 October 2014 by David Morton

As Queen and Adam Lambert prepare to go on the road, we recall a momentous Newcastle concert in '86

Queen - Newcastle 1986

Queen in concert at St James' Park, Newcastle in 1986

When Queen’s legendary singer Freddie Mercury died in 1991, at the premature age of 45, most people thought that was it for the classic band. Indeed, the group’s guitarist Brian May declared only recently: “When Freddie went, I thought, ‘That’s it. We did that. It was a great life. Now, it’s time to have a different life’, and for years, we didn’t try to be Queen in any way.”

It was never going to be remotely the same without the flamboyant singer, but May and drummer Roger Taylor have begun to fly the Queen flag again in recent years.

The mid-2000s saw a fruitful collaboration with former Free and Bad Company front man Paul Rodgers and, in 2012, they hooked up with American singer, Adam Lambert. Happily for Queen fans, it is this pairing which is hitting the road for a seven-date UK tour - including one night at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena - in January next year.

Exciting though the project is, however, it’s never going to compare with the band’s 1970s and 80s glory years - with Mercury and the now retired bass player John Deacon - which saw them play in the region on numerous occasions. After their debut North East show at Newcastle Mayfair in August 1973, they headed North regularly, playing on one occasion and Sunderland Locarno, but more often than not at Newcastle City Hall.

Queen’s last two shows at the iconic Toon venue were in late 1979, before bigger audiences and pay cheques in the USA, South Africa, South America and Europe lured them away.

Queen's audience at St James' Park, Newcastle

Fans watching rock group Queen in concert at St James' Park, Newcastle, July 9, 1986

The band did, though, play one final North East show - a stunning performance at St James’ Park, in the summer of 1986 when they arrived as the biggest band in the world - on the back of their triumphant appearance at the previous year’s Live Aid concert. Wednesday, July 9, saw Queen rocking the home of Newcastle United to its foundations. The Chronicle saw fit to publish a special souvenir edition that night, priced 20p, for the show which was a 38,000 sell-out.

The band earned great reviews in the following day’s paper, with Freddie Mercury categorically denying rumours of a group split.

“We’re not bad for four tired, old queens,” he quipped to a delirious crowd.

The Chronicle reported: “Along the way there was romance and drama aplenty, from the opening number One Vision, through the likes of Under Pressure, I Want To Break Free, Love Of My Life, Radio Ga Ga and We Will Rock You to the inevitable We Are The Champions. They even took time out for a series of renditions of old rock’n’roll favourites – like Ricky Nelson’s Hello Mary Lou and Little Richard’s Tutti Frutti – before taking up the almost operatic strains of Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The reviewer also praised support band Status Quo who warmed up the crowd nicely before Freddie and the boys blew the roof off St James’.

There really was “a kind of magic” in the air at that classic show back in 1986.

Queen and Adam Lambert play Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

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**Thu 16 Oct 14**
QUEEN IN BBC RADIO 2 B PLAYLIST
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Queen Forever'There Must Be More To Life Than This' from 'Queen Forever' has been added straight to the BBC Radio 2 B Playlist!

Look out for it!

'Queen Forever' is out 10 Nov [11th USA]:
CD - Deluxe

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**Wed 15 Oct 14**
MARCH OF THE BLACK QUEEN VIDEO - BY 15 YEAR OLDS
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THE MARCH OF THE BLACK QUEEN // Music Video by Morgan Moroney
- http://youtu.be/K8vR1rG9BHo

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**Wed 15 Oct 14**
HALLOWEEN 2014 "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" LIGHT SHOW
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Check out report at TODAY.com
See Halloween done right with this home's musical light display
9 October 2014 by Amey Eley

Halloween 2014 Light Show. Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody. Thomas Halloween House, Naperville IL
- http://youtu.be/4vWChPYkuwA

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**Wed 15 Oct 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 15 OCTOBER
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In 1989 - "Scandal" entered UK singles chart No 26.
In 1991 - The Cross played Circus Krone, Munich, Germany.
In 2002 - The Sun Newspaper in UK gives away “We Will Rock You” CD singles.

We Will Rock You - Sun CD front

We Will Rock You - Sun CD back

In 2012 - Roger Taylor guest appearance with SAS Band IFS World Conference 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden.
In 2013 - Brian May & Roger Taylor WWRY premiere, Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Ben, Ruby, bri, RT, Brian Justin

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**Tue 14 Oct 14**
"LET ME IN YOUR HEART AGAIN"- A LISTED
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New track ‘Let Me In Your Heart Again’, taken from Queen Forever has been moved up the A List on Absoluteradio!

Look out for more spins!

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**Tue 14 Oct 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 14 OCTOBER
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In 1966 - The Reaction played Penmare Hotel, Hayle, UK.
In 1973 - Queen played Le Blow Up, Luxembourg.
In 1984 - Queen played the Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana.
In 1991 - The Cross live at the Freiheitshalle, Hof, Germany.
In 1991 - The Show Must Go On / Keep Yourself Alive released (UK).


Queen - The Show Must Go On (Official Video) - http://youtu.be/t99KH0TR-J4

In 1992 - Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon received award as music writers Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby, BMI Annual dinner, Dorchester Hotel, London, UK as well as cheque for $450,000 USD for MPT for sale of Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts featuring Innuendo artwork.
In 1993 - Brian May played The World Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played the Altes Presswerk, Cologne, Germany - filmed for German TV.
In 1998 - Roger Taylor on Cybil Roscoe Show, BBC Radio 5 - in evening played concert Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK.
In 1998 - Brian May appeared in comedy sketch, as himself, Smith & Jones BBC One TV.
In 2002 - Queen released Greatest Video Hits Vol 1 2-DVD set (UK).
In 2005 - Roger Taylor guest with Foo Fighters, Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USA, played drums "Tie Your Mother Down", sung by Taylor Hawkins.
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the Arena, Cardiff, UK. Released for download “We Are The Champions + God Save The Queen (Live - 114/10/08)” and “Feel Like Makin’; Love (Live - 14/10/08)" both with Neil Murray on bass as Danny Miranda in hospital.

Roger Taylor Drum solo - Queen Paul Rodgers Cardiff 2008 - http://youtu.be/qSlcvf-Il2M

In 2013: Brian interviewed on Midday with Dan Rodricks - WYPR.

Brian May on Midday with Dan Rodricks 14 October 2013 - http://youtu.be/kPkj0LK8f1E

Ahead of the Baltimore Opening of We Will Rock You, marking the start of the North American Tour, Brian took time out to chat with Dan Rodricks on WYPR.

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**Mon 13 Oct 14**
iPLAYER EXCLUSIVE: FOXES ON DR WHO DON'T STOP ME NOW, STEPS INTO TARDIS
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FOXES SINGS QUEEN'S DON'T STOP ME NOW IN DOCTOR WHO EPISODE
MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
11 October by Paul Jones

Who was the young woman performing that sultry version of Don’t Stop Me Now on Doctor Who on Saturday night?  It was Foxes, real name Louisa Rose Allen, the Grammy-award winning singer better known for the “experimental pop” of recent singles like Let Go For Tonight and Holding Onto Heaven. But In Mummy on the Orient Express she made the Queen classic her own with a '20s jazz take onboard a train hurtling through space.

“I really love the song and I loved the idea of a stripping it back and doing a jazz version," says Foxes. "I don’t think anyone’s done that before."

Her appearance on the show was the result of a chance meeting with the Doctor Who production team who were watching her at a gig. "I was telling them how much I loved Doctor Who and next thing they invited me to be on it. I couldn't think of a better place to make my acting debut than on one of the UK's most iconic shows!"

Doctor Who: Series 8: Mummy on the Orient Express: Doctor Who Extra: Mummy on the Orient Express – Preview Clip
Foxes talks about her time in the TARDIS and on board the Orient Express!

BBC iPlayer Exclusive [best in full screen]

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**Mon 13 Oct 14**
TOO MUCH LOVE WILL KILL YOU (QUEEN COVER)
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Cover by Godaiva:


  Godaiva - Too much love will kill you ( Queen cover ) - https://youtu.be/raVVCwnQ-Ss

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**Mon 13 Oct 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 13 OCTOBER
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In 1973 - Queen played the Underground, Bad Godesberg, Bonn, Germany.
In 1978 - Fat Bottomed Girls / Bicycle Race released (UK).


[248] Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls 7" and 12" Singles (1978) - http://youtu.be/oHWvzSvbkX8

Here are some worldwide releases of the Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls single that was released in the UK on 13th October 1978. Issued by EMI and Elektra records in the UK and USA, the single was Queen's second Double-A side single, and the cover sleeve of the naked lady was censored with added panties and in the USA with an additional bra. You can also see 7" vinyl singles from Japan, France, Hungary and Poland.
Piano by Mariano Bryner | Thanks to Queen Rare Share

 In 1984 - Queen played the Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana.
In 1991 - The Cross played the Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany.
In 1993 - Brian May Band played the Modjeska Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
In 1998 - Brian May Band played the Posthof 2, Linz, Austria.
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the O2 Arena, London, UK - Al Murray joined the band in Cosmos Rockin' - reportedly Roger Taylor’s mum in audience. Released for download “Hammer To Fall (Live - 13/10/08)”

Queen Cosmos Rockin with Al Murray Live @ O2 Arena London
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pqjbenIUCI

In 2011 - Brian May performs with WWRY Musical touring cast, Hippodrome, Bristol, UK. Interview with Brian and photos - HERE

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**Sun 12 Oct 14**
"INVISIBLE MAN" QUEEN COVER
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<SORRY - VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE>

The FaMa Project | The Invisible Man (Queen Cover) | Embryo Vocal Mix

Invisible Man FaMa Project

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**Sun 12 Oct 14**
QUEEN FAN CLUB MEXICO - QUEEN FEST MEXICO 2014
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* The Queen Fan Club Mexico gladly invites you the Queen Fest Mexico, our annual event to pay homage to Queen and to commemorate the Queen gigs in our country in October. This gathering has been held since 1997 (non-stop).

- Date : Sunday 19th October 2014

- Time : 12 Hrs (noon)

- Venue: Centro Cultural Futurama

Av. Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Esq. Otavalo 7. Lindavista D.F.

** FREE ENTRANCE **

* Activities:

· Sreening of Queen Live at the Rainbow '74
· Live music · Exhibition · Karaoke · Prize to the best costume · Contests

READY FREDDIE? Come join us! Don't miss it out!

Further information :
044 5519007554 & arequeen@mexis.com
www.queenenmexico.com

Francisco J. Arellano B. coordinator

Queen Fest Mexico

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**Sun 12 Oct 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 12 OCTOBER
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In 1980 - Queen received Platinum award for "The Game" and Gold for "Another One Bites The Dust" US sales.
In 1984 - Queen played the Super Bowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana.
In 1984 - Capitol Records released “Hammer To Fall” / “Tear It Up” USA.
In 1987 - Bad News album “Bad News”. produced by Brian May, was released.
In 1991 - The Cross played the Astoria, Brémy, Germany.
In 1992 - Polydor re-issued Freddie Mercury / Montserrat Caballe “How Can I Go On” / “The Golden Boy”.
In 1993 - Brian May played Royal Oak Theater, Detroit, USA.
In 1998 - Brian May played Petofi Csarnok, Budapest, Hungary.


Brian May live October 12,1998 in Budapest - part 3
- http://youtu.be/A3FoBIc8wY4

In 2012 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis were finishing up work on “Born Free” at Allerton Hill Studios, Surrey, UK.

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**Sat 11 Oct 14**
DON'T STOP ME NOW COVER BY FOXES - ON DR WHO
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"Don't Stop Me Now" featured on Dr Who episode on BBC One this evening, perfomed by Foxes...

BBC VERSION:

Foxes performs 'Don't Stop Me Now' on board the Orient Express - Doctor Who: Series 8 (2014) - BBC
- http://youtu.be/h-OTYT02W7E

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
Foxes performs 'Don't Stop Me Now' on board the Orient Express with clips from Series 8 of Doctor Who. Contains scenes from Mummy on the Orient Express.


FOXES VERSION:

Foxes - Don't Stop Me Now (Dr Who Performance) - http://youtu.be/5-6fEj17MK4

Foxes cover of Queen's Don't Stop Me Now from Dr Who
Download Foxes' debut album 'Glorious' from iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/GloriousiTdlx?iqid=yt
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**Sat 11 Oct 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 11 OCTOBER
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In 1974 - "Killer Queen" / "Flick Of The Wrist" released (UK) peaking at No 2 in UK chart.


[078] Killer Queen 7" Vinyl Singles (1974) - http://bit.ly/1soBcAR

In 1987 - The Cross entered the UK charts with Cowboys And Indians at No 74.
In 1989 - Capitol Records released “Scandal” / “My Life Has Been Saved” N America.


Queen - Scandal [Behind The Scenes] - http://youtu.be/G3TYMCapwOs

In 1991 - The Cross played the Docks, Hamburg, Germany.
In 1992 - Brian May and Hank Marvin “We Are The Champions” entered the UK chart at No 66. The song appears on Guitar Ballads album.
In 2000 - PMI and Parlophone released an alternative longer cut of documentary "The Untold Story" as promo, which would appear on "Freddie Mercury: The Solo Collection”.
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played the SECC, Glasgow, UK. Released for download “Tie Your Mother Down (Live - 11/10/08*), Intro + Hammer To Fall (Live - 11/10/08)”, “’39 (Live - 11/10/08)”.


Queen and Paul Rodgers@SECC Glasgow Oct 08: Intro/Hammer to Fall/Tie Your Mother Down
- http://youtu.be/LBCLLJc20k8

Cosmic TouristIn 2012 - Brian May, Sir Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott released their 2nd book “The Cosmic Tourist - The 100 Most Awe-inspiring Destinations in the Universe” (published by Carlton Books).

Cosmic Tourist Team

Brian: "In our gear ready to blast off in the space-ship Ptolemy (named after Patrick's cat)
- which travels at the speed of thought."

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