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**Fri 27 Sep 13**
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Brian May-Live in Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy (with Pavarotti & friends) (27.09.1992)
- http://youtu.be/c61XnRbepi4

In 1981 - Queen perform at the Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
In 1984 - Queen perform at the Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
In 1992 - Brian performs at the Pavarotti & Friends concert at Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy
In 1998 - Brian performs at the Rockefella, Oslo, Norway
In 2000 - Brian May + Roger Taylor made a guest appearance with 5ive at the live in Millennium Dome, London, UK
In 2003 - Brian May made a guest appearance at WWRY Musical, Dominion Theatre, London, UK.

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**Thu 26 Sep 13**
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NOTE: More graphics of Queen set can be seen at http://iheartradio.tumblr.com


25 September 2013 - GIFs by Roger Kisby for iHeartRadio

The third annual iHeartRadio Music Festival was full of excitement this year, hosting of tons of awesome performances, some surprise collaborations, and more! Check out what you may have missed!


Here's Adam and Brian - other artists here - some are a matter of taste - but the following of Brian and Adam are the best IMHO (no 'twerking'... whatever that is.)


14. Everything about Adam Lambert and Queen's performance was so majestic. From Brian May's serious skills right down to Adam's incredible sparkly boots. Seriously, Adam, where did you find those? Hook us up!

Adam and Brian
Gifs Roger Kisby| Photos Paul Octavious

15. BRIAN MAY SHREDS. That is all. And look how his ravishing curls just softly cascade over his shoulders. Not a strand out of place.

Brian May at iHeart
Gifs Roger Kisby| Photos Paul Octavious

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**Thu 26 Sep 13**
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Love Of My Life - Queen+P.Rodgers Roma 26/09/08 - http://youtu.be/MBo4jVky_BA

In 1980 - Queen played The Boston Gardens, Boston, USA.
In 1981 - Queen perform at the Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
In 1984 - Queen played Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played the Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
In 2008 - Queen & Paul Rodgers perform at the Palalottomatica, Rome, Italy.

Brian May Rome 26 Sept 2008 - Love of my Life

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**Wed 25 Sep 13**
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Queen weren’t ready for Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury
Fears Borat star would be too funny for biopic
24th September 2013 by GORDON SMART

SACHA BARON COHEN missed out on the movie role playing FREDDIE MERCURY because the surviving members of QUEEN think he’s too funny. The actor was confirmed to play the frontman in the biopic but pulled out due to good old “creative differences”. Now Queen drummer ROGER TAYLOR has admitted he and bandmate BRIAN MAY removed Sacha from the role because they were worried he’d turn the film into a comedy.

Roger said: “We felt Sacha probably wasn’t right. We didn’t want it to be a joke. We want people to be moved.”

The rockers clearly had some of his past exploits in mind. In Sacha’s first film Ali G In Dahouse he got intimate with a dog, then wrestled naked and wore the lime green mankini as Borat. But the decision is harsh on Sacha. He’s had more serious roles in Hugo and Les Miserables and is a big name in Hollywood.

The star’s writing partner DAN MAZER said: “It probably wasn’t a right fit. Sacha is very sure about how he wants to do things. If he felt he couldn’t do it the right way then he didn’t want to do it.”

Roger also hinted Queen may now even put the Freddie bio on hold. He said: “I thought the music business was slow, but this has been like swimming in treacle... we need to step back now.”

They’ll be hard-pushed to find a better lead than Sacha.


SO.... to keep the record straight... what DID Roger say on the subject ....?


MOJO: Let's start with discussing recent projects. What is happening with this Queen movie? Sacha Baron Cohen was supposed to be playing Freddie Mercury, but has now quit due to "creative differences".

ROGER TAYLOR: Oh... the film. God, I thought the music business was slow, but this has been like swimming in treacle. I don't want to talk about the Sacha thing... OK, I'm sorry I used a terrible phrase there. (Whispers). We felt Sacha probaby wasn't right in the end. We didn't want it to be a joke. We want people to be moved. But we need to step back now.

MOJO: Isn't it difficult to step back when someone is making a film about our life?

RT: Yes. We've tried not to have too much to do with the script. At the beginning, we told them some funny anecdotes. And then we'd look at the scripts and say, "Well he wouldn't have said that but he would have said this." We will get there. But it's been hard.

The Sun - Queen weren't ready
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**Wed 25 Sep 13**
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Brian May - Driven By You+ Interview (Taratata, Paris,France) (25.09.1993 ). - http://youtu.be/WwI-aAPOGko

In 1965 - The Opposition played Clive Castledine's house, Leicester, UK.
In 1965 - The Reaction played The Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, UK.
In 1981 - Queen played Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
In 1982 - Queen made a guest appearance in Saturday Night Lie at Studio 8H, NBC, New York, New York, USA.
In 1993 - Brian May appeared on 'Taratata, Paris' TV Show, France 2 Studios, Paris, France.
In 2010 - Brian May & Roger Taylor played for Roger's wedding party in Roger's garden, Surrey,UK.

Brian May intrview - Taratata 1993

Jamie Moses and Brian May, Taratata, 1993

Brian May Taratata

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**Tue 24 Sep 13**
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Brian Justin Crum
Brian Justin Crum, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton

Robert De Niro and USA cast 2013

Robert De Niro and USA principals WWRY
Ryan Knowles, Ruby Lewis, Brian Justin Crum, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro,
Erika Peck, Jared Zirilli, P.J. Griffith with Director Ben Elton, Arllene Phillips & Company

23 September 2013

More photos: HERE

Queen Theatrical Productions, Tribeca Theatrical Productions, Phil Mcintyre Entertainment and NETworks Presentations will launch the first North American tour of Queen and Ben Elton's We Will Rock You. The 'rock theatrical', built around 24 of Queen's biggest hits, will debut its national tour in Baltimore, MD, at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, in October 2013. The cast features Brian Justin Crum as Galileo, Ruby Lewis as Scaramouche, Jacqueline Arnold as Killer Queen, P.J. Griffithas Kashoggi, Ryan Knowles as Pop, Erica Peckas Oz and Jared Zirilli as Britney. The company just met the pres, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the meet & greet -- featuring special guest Robert De Niro!

Rounding out the ensemble are Danny Balkwill, Samantha Berman, Bentley Black, Jessica Crouch, Saccha Dennis,Sam DiGiuseppe, Suzanna Dupree, Daniel Greenberg,Stephen Hernandez, Nathan Keen, William Joseph Lewis,Brooke Morrison, Jennifer Mote, Katie Murphy, Jennifer Noble, Fred Odgaard, Patrick Ortiz, Jason Sermonia,Stephanie Sy and Kasey Walker.

The We Will Rock You band includes Rick Hip-Flores (Musical Director/Conductor), Brandon Ethridge (Assistant Conductor/Keyboards), Emily Marshall (Keyboards), Tristan Avakian (Guitar), Bob Wegner (Guitar), Mike Cohen(Bass), David Stevens (Percussion) and Danny Young (Drums).

This hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon is created by celebrated British comedian and writer Ben Elton (TV's "MR. Bean" and "The Young Ones"), and boasts a fantastic score of Queen's biggest songs including "Another One Bites The Dust", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "We Are The Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and, of course, "We Will Rock You."

Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor are musical supervisors to the show, taking an active role in casting the singer/actors and musicians for every production worldwide.

The show is in its 12th year at The Dominion in London's West End, one of London Theatreland's biggest theatres, making it the venue's longest-running production ever. We Will Rock You is now officially the 9th longest running show in the West End and was crowned the UK's favorite show at the 2011 Olivier Awards, the UK equivalent of the Tony Awards, in a category voted entirely by members of the public. Outside of the UK, the show has now been seen in local productions in 17 countries, playing to an audience of over 15 million people.

We Will Rock You has tour dates booked in Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, Pittsburgh, PA, Boston, MA, Nashville, TN, Minneapolis, MN, Thunder Bay, ON, Schenectady, NY, Raleigh, NC, Miami, FL, Fort Meyers, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, St. Louis, MO, Detroit, MI, Providence, RI, Morgantown, WV, New Haven, CT, Toronto, ON, Tampa, FL, Charlotte, NC, Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO, Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA.

For more information about We Will Rock You, visit wewillrockyou.com and schoolswillrockyou.com.

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**Tue 24 Sep 13**
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The Crickets + Brian May-That'll Be The Day (Live) 24.09.2004 - http://youtu.be/DMG6UHqVWkw

In 1980 - Queen played The War Memorial, Syracuse, USA.
In 1984 - Queen played Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany.
In 1998 - The Brian May band played Martinihal, Groningen, Holland.
In 1998 - Roger Taylor played 'Cyberbarn' at Cosford Mill, Surrey, UK.
In 2004 - Brian May made a guest appearance at the Fender Stratocaster Anniversary Concert, Wembley Arena, London, UK.
In 2008 - Queen+PR played Bercy, Paris, France.


Brian May - Starpack 2004
Brian sings 'That'll Be The Day - Stratpak 2004

ROGER TAYLOR: LIve At The Cyberbarn (part 1) - http://youtu.be/qWl-NWoIskE
ROGER TAYLOR: LIve At The Cyberbarn (part 2) - http://youtu.be/iZrBVZCzIRQ

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**Mon 23 Sep 13**
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21 September 2013 by John Katsilometes

Adam and Brian

Adam Lambert performs with Queen guitarist Brian May during the iHeartRadio Music Festival
at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Photo: STEVE MARCUS


I heart Brian May and Roger Taylor: Queen’s enduring co-founders backed Ruess and Adam Lambert (the combination thereof is fine for a festival show, but man was Freddie Mercury great). Seeing the two of them back onstage reminded of their rock musical “We Will Rock You” at Paris Las Vegas, which brought the city Keith Thompson, now music director of “Jersey Boys.” The late Jim Belk worked on that show, too, which was musically airtight (the Queen founders made certain of that).

Point is, Queen keeps giving. The band took the stage after midnight, but with Lambert and Ruess swapping vocals and singing duet, and still delivered a medley of everything you wanted to hear. A snippet of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Somebody to Love” and “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions.” Lambert grew a mustache in honor of Mercury. That’ll probably be groomed away soon, but May’s guitar and the power from Taylor’s drums, that goes on forever. For those who championed to the end, it was a great way to close.

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**Mon 23 Sep 13**
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CW and iHeartThe CW is to televise the iHeartRadio Music Festival

The iHeartRadio Music Festival will be televised as a two-night primetime special on The CW Network on Monday, Sept. 30 (night one) at 8-10 p.m. ET and Tuesday, Oct. 1 (night two) at 8-10 p.m. ET, to launch the network's fall season.

Find The CW in your area: HERE

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**Mon 23 Sep 13**
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Andre Matos

22 September 2013 by Alexandre Portela
QN Tube

Musicians were the first attractions of the Sunset stage this Sunday, the final day of the 2013 edition of the festival

This Sunday (22), the last day of the 2013 edition of Rock in Rio, was opened ith vocalist André Matos show and the band Viper. The presentation was full of bands Viper, Angra and Shaman (former bands Matos). The last song of the show was a cover of "We Will Rock You," Queen Classic.

Before singing "We Will Rock You", André Matos paid tribute to Freddie and Queen: "We'll do a tribute to him that perhaps the greatest icon of Rock in Rio of all time! In memory of the unforgettable Freddie Mercury! In memory to 1985 ... Queen."

Thanks to Roberto Mercury

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**Mon 23 Sep 13**
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Queen + Paul Rodgers C-lebrity Antwerp 23-09-2008 - http://youtu.be/b-evy5oudsY

In.1966 - The Reaction played The Old Barn Club, Penzance, UK.
In 1980 - Queen played the Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY, USA.
In 1998 - The Brian May Band played the Music Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands.
In 2008 - Queen & Paul Rodgers played the Sportspalais, Antwerp, Belgium.

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**Sun 22 Sep 13**
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September 21, 2013 by STEVE BALTIN
Behind the scenes of the bands' festival collaboration

Brian and Jack Antonoff
Fun's Jack Antonoff and Brian May of Queen perform during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel

Back at the beginning of the year, as fun. planned their Grammy night performance, they came up with the idea of sharing the stage with their musical heroes, Queen. Unfortunately, Queen guitarist Brian May had knee trouble and was unable to make it at the time. But the fact that Queen was even interested was exciting enough for fun.

"It had been discussed for the Grammys and it didn’t work out, but they had shown interest, which was mind blowing in the first place," fun.’s Jack Antonoff told Rolling Stone backstage at iHeartRadio.

As the long-planned collaboration was finally about to happen on Friday night, Antonoff and Andrew Dost's sense of wonderment at playing with their idols had not dissipated. "It’s not possible to digest," Antonoff said. "I played Brian May’s guitar at rehearsal, which is the one you saw at Live Aid, the one you saw all on the albums, the one he built with his dad. That’s the guitar and he hands it to me. Playing lead with his guitar tone [was] probably the most surreal experience ever."

Dost concurred that the experience was beyond their wildest dreams. "Rehearsal went really well, it was just neat, surreal obviously, but musically it worked out in a nice way," he said. "I don’t know if we’ll know how to think about it or process it for years down the road."

For Queen, the fact that bands like fun. continue to cite them as an influence is a tremendous source of pride, and they credit Adam Lambert for his role in bringing them into an event dominated by current radio acts.

"It’s just good to be here, it’s good to be a part of what’s happening and this is definitely what’s happening. It’s nice for us to be alive still and still able to do our thing," May told Rolling Stone. "Adam Lambert is a great channel for us. It’s great that we have Adam, because he’s a bridge almost to the new generation and a wonderful performer. It’s fantastic working with him."

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**Sun 22 Sep 13**
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iHeartRadio interview with Queen - http://youtu.be/EcNCfpM7KNc

Brian May and Roger Taylor sat down with Kennedy for a brief inerview backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. She asked what they thought of Adam's voiice the first time they heard it.

Brian May: “It was a long time ago. It speaks for itself. He's extraordinary. That’s a voice of a billion. Adam can do things which I’ve never heard anyone ever do in my life.”

She also asked about We Will Rock You and Brian confirmed that it was kixkinf odd in Baltimore.


Queen+Adam Lambert - iHeartRadio Rehearsal - http://youtu.be/aOINVeauq4Q

Queen + Adam Lambert video segment - http://youtu.be/Gmwly-L8qlU

Queen + Adam Lambert Rehearse with Fun. - The Road to Vegas - iHeartRadio Music Festival 2013

\\\running Order
Show Schedule

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** Sun 22 Sep 13**
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Brian May & Zucchero - Bologna 1995 - http://youtu.be/QiE51SLQdbo

In 1984 - Queen played Europhalle, Hannover, Germany.
In 1995 - Brian May made a guest appearance with Zucchero, Bologna, Italy.
In 1998 - The Brian May Band played at La Cigale, Paris, France.
In 2006 - Brian May made a guest appearance with McFly, Wembley Arena, London, UK.

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**Sat 21 Sep 12**
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Bohemian Rhapsody (short)
Another One Bites The Dust
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Who Wants To Live Forever
Somebody To Love (with FUN)
Fat Bottomed Girls (with FUN)
Dragon Attack
Bohemian Rhapsody (Reprise)
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
31.41 mins


Queen + Adam Lambert: iHeart Radio Music Festival Full Gig [FULL HD 1028p 20.09.2013.]
- http://youtu.be/EZ29wso9e4I

INTRO: Queen+Adam Lambert - Bo Rap, AOBTD, CLTCL in Las Vegas 2013 (1/5)
- http://youtu.be/ZTqbrgkb7kY

Queen+Adam Lambert - Who Wants To Live Forever in Las Vegas 2013 (2/5)
- http://youtu.be/T9JRmr3DSus
Also at http://youtu.be/8gv03Wey6T4

Fat Bottomed Girls Queen+Adam Lambert - ft. Adam & FUN. in Las Vegas 2013 (4/5)
- http://youtu.be/0exI_VYyLe0
Also at http://youtu.be/ceIu2rIFPr8


21 September 2013 by Steve Baltin

Brian and Adam
Brian May of Queen and Adam Lambert perform during the iHeartRadio Music Festival
at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel

/ where large-scale music festivals seem to take place every weekend, iHeartRadio, the annual gathering of superstars from all genres in Las Vegas, manages to stand out by packing a wildly diverse roster of acts onto one stage. True to form, iHeartRadio opened its first night this year with Katy Perry and J Cole sharing the same stage as Tiesto and Keith Urban.

"I can’t think of any event other than Live Aid that has a lineup like this, in terms of such an eclectic mix," Muse’s Matt Bellamy told Rolling Stone backstage. "I suppose it’s really the best of every sort of genre that’s out there, as well as these amazing historic acts."

Those historic acts this year included Elton John and Queen, who were fronted by Adam Lambert and joined by Fun for a stunning collaboration on "Somebody To Love" and "Fat Bottomed Girls."

John opened with a stellar one-two punch of "The Bitch Is Back" and "Bennie and the Jets" that got the entire arena on its feet. He also dug into his new album, The Diving Board, though the upbeat classics like "I’m Still Standing" proved the crowd favorites.

Katy Perry also generated an audience frenzy with familiar radio hits like "Teenage Daydream" and "I Kissed A Girl," closing to an equal level of fervor with her current single, "Roar."

Following Perry came the most anticipated act of the night: Queen with Lambert. Before their set, Queen’s Taylor and Brian May spoke to Rolling Stone about why Lambert is such a great fit for their music.

"He does bring his own approach and he has this amazing range, a gymnastic, beautiful tone and he really fits our material so well," Taylor said of Lambert. "He has all the elements – he has the passion, he has the humor, a little bit of camp. And when the shots are down, he has the power. It’s incredible," May added.

Lambert astounded the audience on songs like "We Will Rock You" and the closing "We Are The Champions" and "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love." He frequently worked in unison with May, the two sharing the front of the stage as the guitarist reminded everyone of his considerable prowess by bringing his parts in "Bohemian Rhapsody" to life.

Fun’s Nate Ruess took over vocals on "Somebody To Love." He then brought Lambert back out (praising him as "one of the best singers I know") for the supergroup combo on the rollicking "Fat Bottomed Girls." The night ended appropriately with a triumphant "We Are The Champions."


Adam Lambert and Queen Rock the iHeartRadio Festival
Las Vegas Guardian Epress
21 September 2013 by Angelina Bouc

Donned in black, filled with musical prowess, Lambert ruled the stage with his presence and vocals. Glamberts were thrilled to see their iconic singer mark the stage with legendary Queen. What makes Queen so super-cool is their response to the Lambert that is Adam. Brian May stated that Lambert has a “beautiful tone” that complements the band’s material. Additionally, May added that Lambert “has the passion,” the humor and an enjoyable level of campiness. Fans would agree wholeheartedly. . . . Roger Taylor stated when Lambert was on American Idol, he was watching closely, stunned by a talent that connected with his musical soul

Brilliant!! Adam Lambert, Queen & Nate Ruess hit iHeart festival

Ok so Adam Lambert fans have been waiting for what feels like forever for him to return to the stage with Queen and last night all their wishes finally came true. The American Idol star revealed over the summer that he would be teaming up with the legendary British rock back once more for a gig at the iHeart Radio music festival in Las Vegas and guitarist Brian May more than whetted our appetites last week when he tweeted from rehearsals about Adam’s ‘stupendous’ voice. Details of their set list and plans for the 35 minute segment were very much kept under wraps and by yesterday morning all we knew was that the supergroup would be joined by fun.’s Nate Ruess on stage and that they may perform “Somebody to Love” and “Fat Bottomed Girls”.

We may be biased, as you guys know how much we love Mr Lambert but we think last night’s gig surpassed even the highest expectations and not only did Adam shine vocally, but his vibe and dynamic with the rest of the band was so enjoyable that we were devastated when the performance came to it’s show stopping end.

The rumours were right in the end and Ruess did join Lambert, May, Taylor and co, duetting with Adam on Queen’s classic song ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’. ... While Adam really does do upbeat numbers incredibly well, we always enjoy his more emotional renditions so much….we have to admit, we felt a little bit teary when listening to this. [Who Wants To Live Forever]

Adam Lambert Joins Queen at iHeartRadio Fest

Elton John, Queen with Adam Lambert rule at 3rd annual iHeartRadio music ...
Victoria Times Colonist

- Adam Lambert was equally as enduring. He performed with Queen and hit appealing notes on the classics "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." Pop-rock trio fun. also sang with Queen.

Adam Lambert will not be playing drag queen on 'Glee' season 5

iHeartRadio 2013 festival kicks off with Queen and Robin Thicke

iHeartRadio Music Festival: Live stream, TV info for Adam Lambert, Queen, and ...

iHeartRadio Music Festival full of surprises
Pensacola News Journal

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**Sat 21 Sep 13**
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In 1980 - Queen played The Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA.
In 1984 - Queen played Forest National, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1987 - The Cross released Cowboys & Indians / Love Lies Bleeding (UK).
In 1992 - Brian May appeared on TV Show, n Muziek Veilin, Hollan.
In 1992 - Brian May released Back To The Light album (UK)- reached No 6, on chart 14 wks, Gold..
In 1998 - Roger Taylor released Pressure On single (Germany)
In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Velodrom, Berlin, Germany

Back to the Light, Brian May - http://youtu.be/vSf0I55x4yk

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