queen news
SEPTEMBER 2016

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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REMINDERS
- Sun 4 Sep: Freddie Mercury 70th Birthday Party, Casino Barrière, Montreux, Switzerland.
- 6 Sep – 5 Nov - A Kind of Magic Exhibition, Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street, London W8 4LT 0207 937 8911
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- 11 Nov - Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards, Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Queen Collection Reissue of the Year. VOTE HERE
- 14-17 Oct - Queen Fan Club Convention, Mablethorpe, UK. (Guest Rhys Thomas)


- TBA: Freddie Mercury Blue Plaque, Feltham.
Q+AL DATES 2016:
Q+AL 2-16

- 12 Sep - Israel - Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv - tickets
- 17 Sep - Singapore F1 Grand Prix - tickets, | hotline +65-6738-6738

- 19 Sep - Taipei - Nangang Edhibition Hall - tickets
- 21, 22, 23 Sep - Japan - Nippon Budokan, Tokyo -tickets | Kyodo Tokyo +81-(0)570-550-799
- 26 Sep - China - Shanghai - Mercedes-Benz Arena - Tickets: 400-610-3721, Damai.cn [Direct to page: http://item.damai.cn/103994.html ]
- 28 Sep - Hong Kong - Asia World Expo Arena - tickets
- 30 Sep - Thailand - Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok - tickets - 0-2262-3838


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**Sun 18 Sep 16**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 18 SEPTEMBER
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In 1970 - Freddie Mercury & Roger Taylor closed their Kensington Market Stall for the day as a mark of respect for their idol Jimmy Hendrix, who died that day (Notting Hill, London) - Queen rehearsed and played “Voodoo Chile” that evening out of respect.
In 1971 - Queen went into De Lane Lea studios to begin testing the studios.
In 1976 - Queen played free concert Hyde Park, London, UK.

Freddie Hyde Park 1976

In 1984 - Queen played Palais Omnisports de Bercy, Paris, France.
In 1990 - Roger Taylor wrote letter for Queen Fan Club Magazine, giving the name of new album as Innuendo, naming some tracks and said they hoped for November release.
In 1993 - Roger Taylor & John Deacon performed on The Ruins Charity Concert, Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex, UK.
In 1998 - The Brian May Band played the Macumba, Madrid, Spain.
In 2008 - Queen+PR arrived in Riga, Latvia and welcomed by Latvia's Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis at his official offices.

Queen + PR + Ivars Godmanis - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bx-f9R7ZTw

In 2006 - Queen released “Official Bootleg: Dynasty Stuttgart” and “Official Bootleg: Rhapsody In Red”.
In 2012 - Brian May appeared on BBC Breakfast, discussing the Badger Cull.

Brian May discusses Badger Cull on Breakfast 18/09/12 - https://youtu.be/82Bp2Z-jYMo

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**Sun 18 Sep 16**
Q+AL NEXT SHOW - TAIPEI 19 SEPTEMBER
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NEXT SHOW: Monday 19 Sept - Taipei - Nangang Exhibition Hall - tickets
8PM local time (1PM BST]

No 1, Jingmao 2nd Rd, Nangang District, Taipei City, Taiwan 115
Phone: +886 2 2725 5200

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, also known as TWTC Nangang or TaipeiEx, is a superimposed purpose-built exhibition complex in Nangang, Taipei, Taiwan. Wikipedia

Nangang Exhibition Hall

Taipei
Photo: Jon Baish

Taipei
Photo: Jon Baish

Taipei
Photo: Jon Baish

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**Sat 17 Sep 16**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 17 SEPTEMBER
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In 1978 - The famous Bicycle Race video is filmed in Wimbledon Stadium, with 65 nude female models. Queen themselves not present as working on their album in France, as well as unable to return to England during their tax exile.


Bicycle Race / Jazz Promo Flipbook (1978) - http://youtu.be/DRzPGUpWhKo?list=UUtb97l4N2VzbcqCm9-MmjBA
This is a video contribution from Jerome Lelkes in Holland. He's presenting a short film about
Queen's 'Bicycle Race/Jazz' promotional flipbook that was made by EMI/Electrola in Germany in 1978

In 1980 - Queen played the Checkerdome, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
In 1982 - Queen played The Forum, LA, USA.
In 1985 - Freddie Mercury’s “Liiving On My Own” entered UK singles chart at no. 45.
In 1990 - Roger came along to London's Kensington Gardens to help publicise a charity bicycle ride from London to Paris for The Winged Fellowship charity. He was photographed whizzing around on a three special three wheeled bike.
In 1998 - The Brian May Band played the Zeleste, Barcelona, Spain.
In 2009 - Brian May made a guest appearance for WWRY Musical, Bristol Hippodrome, UK. REPORTS HERE

Brian May on stage with Bristol cast

Brian May and Bristol cast salute audience

In 2012 - Brian May appeared on Ch4 News, live in the studio, discussing imminent badger cull.

Brian May in Badger Discussion 17 Sept 2012 Ch4 - https://youtu.be/g5024zjNoJA

In 2013 - Queen + Adam Lambert rehearse with Nate Ruess (singer of "Fun") "Somebody To Love" and "Fat Bottomed Girls" for the "iHeartRadio Music Festival" in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 20/09/2013.
In 2013 - A Special Deluxe Collector's Edition of "Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell" offered as a pre-order. The special edition is limited to 250 numbered copies and signed by Brian May, Denis Pellerin and Paula Fleming. The books are bound in gold printed leatherette in Italy, to be delivered with a golden OWL Stereoscope.
Queen ChronologyIn 2013 - A print edition of the book "The Queen Chronology: The Recording & Release History Of The Band" published by "Across The Board Books". The 190-page book included in chronological order all the recording sessions, publications and demos, outtakes and cameos from the early days up to the current solo projects. [AMAZON]
In 2013 - "Flash" elected No.1 on the "10 Rock Songs To Play While Saving The Day" at "Ultimate Classic Rock".
In 2013 - An article in the NME reported an announcement by Brian May about working on "Made In Heaven 2".

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**Sat 17 Sep 16**
Q+AL SET LIST - SINGAPORE - 17 SEPTEMBER
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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT
F1, SINGAPORE
Saturday 17 September 2016

SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE "PYRO"
HAMMER TO FALL
STONE COLD CRAZY
FAT BOTTOM GIRLS
DON'T STOP ME NOW
KILLER QUEEN
SOMEBODY TO LOVE
LOVE OF MY LIFE
IT'S KIND OF MAGIC
DRUM BATTLE
UNDER PRESSURE
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
I WANT IT ALL "CYRO"
GUITAR SOLO
WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER
SHOW MUST TO ON
TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
I WANT TO BREAK FREE
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY "PYRO"
RADIO GA GA

encore...
WE WILL ROCK YOU
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS


 

Singapore set list

Adam, Roger - and Brian kicks - Singapore
Singapore


Queen + Adam Lambert - Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Singapore F1 GP, 17 Sep'16
- https://youtu.be/BFTHDZuUeI4

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**Fri 16 Sep 16**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 16 SEPTEMBER
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In 1980 - Queen played the Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa, USA.
In 1984 - Queen played the Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany.
In 1986 - Press Release issued by GK Films, Tribeca Productions and Queen Films confirming work had begun on a Freddie Mercury biopic, with screenplay by Peter Morgan and Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury, with production said to start in 2011.
In 1986 - Queen shot the video of ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’ at Tobacco Wharf Studio, London. UK, released on Greatest Flix II VHS, Box Of Flix, Classic Queen and Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD.
In 1988 - Freddie Mercury attended Polydor Records Sales Conference, The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, where two tracks from “Barcelona” album were played.
In 1992 - Brian May at UNICEF Music Auction Gala, Amsterdam, Netherlands - played 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' and donated a telecaster guitar to the auction, on which he played ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’.
In 2008 - Queen+PR played Olympic Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia. [2nd show]. Released for download: ‘Wishing Well (Live -16/09/08)’, ‘Bad Company (Live - 16/09/08)’, ‘The Show Must Go On (Live - 16/09/06)' and ‘A Kind Of Magic (Live - 16/09/08)’.


Queen + Paul Rodgers - Bijou + Last Horizon 16.09.08
- https://youtu.be/rKGX_uNAsIg

In 2011 - Freddie's Mum and sister interviewed by Chris Evans and Alex Jones on BBC'S The One Shw to mark Freddie's 65th Birthday.


Freddie Mercury's Mum Jer and Sister Kash The One Show 160911
- https://youtu.be/9nC07IWZEGw

In 2012 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis guest appearance The Sunflower Superjam 2012 at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
In 2013 - DVD of Sunflower Superjam released. [AMAZON]

Ian Paice's Sunflower Superjam 2012 "School's Out (live)" (feat. Alice Cooper, Brian May, Ian Paice)
- https://youtu.be/pLslPauP9HU

In 2013 - Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert land in Las Vegas. The first day of rehearsals of Queen + Adam Lambert for " iHeartRadio Festival " 20.09.2013 takes place.
In 2014 - "We Will Rock You" production company BB Promotion released a video with the highlights of the Gala Premiere at Deutsches Theater, Munich 09.12.2014
In 2014 - Queen Extravaganza, UK Tour 2014 at O2 Academy, Leeds.
In 2014 - Brian May attended and supported the protesters in Camp Badger in Somerset and conducted an interview with BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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**Thu 15 Sept 16**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 15 SEPTEMBER
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In 1980 - Queen awarded Gold for The Game US sales.
In 1982 - Queen played the Forum, Inglewood, California, USA - Billy Squier joined Queen on stage for “Jailhouse Rock”.
In 1984 - Queen played the Sportspalace, Milan, Italy.
In 1986 - “Who Wants To Live Forever” (edit) / “Killer Queen” released (UK).

Freddie - Who Wants To Live Forever

In 1992 - Brian May’s “Too Much Love Will Kill You” charted at No1 in Holland.

Brian May - Too Much Love Will Kill You

In 1992 - Hollywood Records releases Queen Greatest Hits (red sleeve) USA, companion to Classic Queen - not to be confused with Electra 1981 compilation.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor played Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK - attended by Brian May.
In 1998 - The Brian May Band played the Teatro Jovellanos, Gijon, Spain.
In 2002 - Brian May joined Sue Lawley as the first guest for the new series of Radio 4 Desert Island Discs, chose to take with him “Out Of The Silent Planet” by C.S Lewis and his Red Special. See FULL TRANSCRIPT

Brian May with Roger Taylor
LISTEN
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00947l2

In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Olympic Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia.
In 2014 - Brian May paid an overnight visit to the Wounded Badger Patrol in Gloucester and Somerset.


**Thu 15 Sep 16**
OFFICIAL QUEEN LINE STAMPS NOW AVAILABLE IN JAPAN
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We are happy to announce you that Official Queen's LINE stamps were released in Japan last week!

More details at http://line.me/S/sticker/1307950

Freddie sticker
Sample sticker.

These stamps will soon be opened up across the world on the following dates:

17 September: Singapore
19 September: Taiwan
30 September: Thailand

1 October: other territories including US, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, France, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Netherland and Uruguay.

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**Thu 15 Sep 16**
THE POSTAL MUSEUM PUTS FREDDIE MERCURY AND JOHN LENNON STAMP ALBUMS
ON DISPLAY TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
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In the month of Freddie Mercury's 70th birthday, The Postal Museum, London comes together with the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., to pair the Queen singer's prized stamp album, which is normally housed in The Postal Museum's archives - with the Smithsonian's John Lennon stamp album. The superstars' boyhood collections will be on display together for the first time at Stampex, taking place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. Free entry from 14th - 17th September, 2016.

Freddie and John Lennon stamp albums
(Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images for The Postal Museum)

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**Thu 15 Sep 16**
QUEEN DAY IN HOLLAND... COMING VERY SOON!
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There will be a Dutch Queen Fanclub meeting later this month, on September 24th in Maassluis. Peter Straker (one of Freddie’s closest friends) and Mike Moran (who co-created the Barcelona album with him) will be present, and they will do a Q&A-session and have photos taken with fans, and sign stuff! And there will very likely be a musical surprise as well. Peter Freestone (Freddie’s personal assistant for many years) will also be there with Milan Chriss and he will join Peter and Mike on stage. Queen archivist Greg Brooks will be in attendance also to talk about the new releases, and the making of them. There will be two live performances; Robby Valentine and his band and the The Dutch Queen Tribute Band.

Edger Hamer launches and presents his new Queen-book. Many other exciting activities such as quizzes, auction, raffle and marketplace. You don't want to miss this one - magical moments are in the making! Tickets cost only 25 euros when ordered in advance. Go to www.queenfanclub.nl or mail queenfanclub@planet.nl for more information.

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**Thu 15 Sep 16**
QUEEN’S BRIAN MAY ON ADAM LAMBERT AND STORY BEHIND BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
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Q+AL on stage

Iconic Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that Adam Lambert was brought to his attention during his time on "American Idol" as his performances of the band's "Bohemian Rhapsody" prompted lots of people to contact May about the young star. May told South China Morning Post that people flooded his inbox telling him to check out Lambert and he's glad that he did: “I must have had 1,000 people e-mailing me saying: you have to see this guy; he’s the guy you need to be singing for you..."


SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
14 September, 2016,UPDATED 15 September

Ahead of their Hong Kong and China debuts, band’s guitarist and founding member talks about how Queen came to be, and the thinking behind bringing American Idol runner-up on board as lead singer

Over the course of their career, rock legends Queen have sold more than 150 million albums – one of them, Greatest Hits (1981), the biggest-selling album in UK history. They have had 18 number-one albums and 18 number-one singles – several of them fixed in rock’s firmament, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions. And they’ve earned a reputation as the most incendiary live band in history, responsible for arguably the most memorable live performance ever when they upstaged the whole of musical royalty at 1985’s Live Aid.

But one thing they’ve never done is play in Hong Kong – a tiny gap in their accomplished CV that will finally be filled in on September 28, when they perform at AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau, as part of an Asian tour that also includes Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Bangkok and Shanghai. That last gig will also be their first in China.

“It’s extraordinary that we never could make direct contact with China all these years, and we have fans there and we never really knew,” says the band’s guitarist, Brian May. “It wasn’t possible in the old days. We wanted to come, but I think culturally we were unacceptable at that time. It’s amazing that we can actually come now. At the age of 69, it’s just extraordinary.”

The band on stage at the AsiaWorld-Expo, of course, won’t be all of Queen; singer Freddie Mercury died in 1991, while bassist John Deacon retired in 1997, leaving guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor to carry the torch. It is particularly tough to have been robbed of one of rock’s greatest frontmen, whose astonishingly versatile voice, blistering charisma and warm, humorous personality made him one of the most compulsively watchable performers ever to take to a stage.

The daunting task of trying to fill his shoes falls to American singer Adam Lambert. May has said he wanted to get away from Queen after Mercury’s death; his decision to breathe new life into the band came only because he found a new singer in 2005. It wasn’t Lambert, though; it was Paul Rodgers, formerly of Free and Bad Company, of whom the band were already fans.Freddie Mercury, the beloved frontman of Queen, died on November 24, 1991.

“I just bumped into Paul Rodgers, who I’ve known for a while, and I found myself playing with him at a show, just a one-off, playing [Free classic] All Right Now,” says May. “There was obviously good chemistry, we felt good about it, and then he and myself and the lady who was to be his wife were in the dressing room, and she said, ‘You guys really have something; all you need is a drummer.’ And I said, ‘Well, I think I know a drummer. So very organically we started to do a couple of things. And then we just thought, well, is this Queen or not? Without Freddie it’s never the original Queen; of course it’s not. So, the question was: can me and Roger and this man who influenced us be Queen?”

May says the collaboration with Rodgers “went organically”. Following that, he wasn’t sure he wanted to “continue to try to be Queen without Freddie”, but then “out of the sky came this boy Adam Lambert”.

May and Taylor first performed with Lambert during the 2009 season finale of American Idol, in which he finished runner-up, and he started to perform with them regularly in 2011. While they weren’t looking for a singer, May says, Lambert’s performances of Queen songs on American Idol made them realise that his soaring, versatile voice and theatrical stage presence made him the ideal candidate.

“I must have had 1,000 people e-mailing me saying: you have to see this guy; he’s the guy you need to be singing for you. When it came to the final, I think immediately there was some chemistry and I remember thinking, ‘Hmm, this could work’.”

Adam Lambert (right) competed in American Idol in 2009.

“A couple of years later we had the opportunity to play an awards show, and the response was just phenomenal. Soon we found ourselves playing in front of 400,000 people in eastern Europe; it was the first fully fledged Queen show for years.”

Tellingly, the band refers to itself as Queen + Adam Lambert, suggesting that no one is trying to replace Mercury. “The thing is, he’s not Freddie,” says May. “He doesn’t need to be. But he has an extraordinary instrument, and he’s a natural with crowds. He also has humility, which is nice, and that delightful kind of lightness which makes people warm to him, and it really fits so well with us because we’d spent those years with Freddie, who also had that lightness.”

Lambert says the challenge of filling a Mercury-shaped hole might have receded over time, but the eclecticism of Queen’s oeuvre remains as challenging as ever.

“I think the toughest part is finding the balance between making it my own and honouring the original recording. But I think over the years it has become much easier to do that because I think now the music is sort of in my body,” Lambert says.

Queen are perhaps the most eclectic mainstream rock band in history, taking in elements of opera, music hall, funk, folk, heavy metal, disco, prog rock, R&B, symphonic rock, Dixieland jazz, gospel and rockabilly. In addition to Mercury’s unique voice and presence, the British band (Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar and mostly raised in India, but was a British citizen throughout his life) are instantly recognisable for their tight vocal harmonies; their densely textured, multilayered, repeatedly overdubbed, wall-of-sound production; and of course May’s virtuoso orchestral guitar solos, played on the guitar he made himself in the early 1960s, known as the Red Special.

Queen formed in 1970 while they were students in London. May, then a physics student, has since completed his PhD and become a respected astrophysicist; he’s also a renowned animal rights activist and also an expert in stereoscopics, a sort of 19th-century experiment in 3D imaging, and will be meeting the Hong Kong company that produces stereoscopic views he designs for the first time when he plays in the city.

The band hit the big time with their third album, Sheer Heart Attack (1974), featuring debut hit single Killer Queen, and then went stellar with the follow-up, A Night at the Opera (1975), which included their biggest hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, a six-minute ballad/opera/hard rock opus that ripped up the rule book when it came to commercial pop, spent a record nine weeks at number one and pretty much invented the music video. It was Lambert’s startlingly ambitious choice to perform on American Idol.

“Obviously that was such a big turning point for me,” he says. “I am glad I picked that one. Maybe if I hadn’t sung that song I might not be part of the band now.”

The album it appeared on, says May, “was life-changing for us. We were on the edge of disaster ’cause the whole operation was so much in debt. So if we hadn’t made that album, which was successful around the world, we probably wouldn’t be speaking at the moment. And artistically it was great because we finally had the freedom that we needed to get in there and do anything we wanted. We had full use of studios, state-of-the-art equipment and enough time to experiment very deeply with both music and the technical side.

“I think all these ideas which had been lurking in our brains but didn’t come out suddenly were able to come out. It was a period of high activity, high hopes and inspiration; it was a very good time, becoming ourselves.”

Not that there weren’t creative clashes. Each member wrote songs and contributed to each other’s songs, creating tensions about whose songs made the grade, and who was credited for writing them. The solution, says May, was the band’s eventual decision to all take joint credit for every song.

“It was a constantly evolving relationship. We were trying to paint on the same canvas and we really had very different ideas as to what the finished canvas should look like. Most groups split up after a while, usually because of the writing situation. Somebody in the band feels like they are not represented. When you bring a song into a group situation in the studio it’s like your baby. You care passionately about it. If that baby doesn’t get to grow up and be something in the world you feel frustrated. So we had to learn to accommodate each other and make sure there was room for somebody else to breathe.

“You get the situation where everybody will work very hard on somebody’s baby and then they get no credit on it. Eventually we thought: let’s change this. What we did was we share the authorship of everything, so no matter who brought the baby in, it would be everybody’s baby.”

This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as:
Queen for a day.

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**Wed 14 Sep 16**
PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN AND GOOGLE PLAY COLLABORATE ON
“THE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY EXPERIENCE”, A MUSICAL VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIMENT
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Bohemian Rhapsody VR

Google Play and British rock legends Queen have teamed up to create The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience, a virtual reality experiment powered by groundbreaking immersive audio and interactive technologies that aim to push the boundaries of creative expression and evolve the way we experience entertainment. Soundtracked by a remixed 3D spatialized version of the quartet’s iconic hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” that reacts sonically to the user’s movements, the app gives users the opportunity to travel through an interactive visual narrative developed by VR pioneers Enosis VR along with a team of world-class animators and designers.

Through the new medium of VR, contemporary animation techniques, and aesthetics that draw inspiration from the iconography and symbolism of Queen’s music and artwork, The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience offers a journey through frontman Freddie Mercury’s subconscious mind and recreates the sensation of being onstage with the band, with visual and audio elements that respond to the user’s movements. The band worked closely with the creative team, offering them a bevy of archival content to help bring Queen's world to life, yielding a unique, new way to enjoy “Bohemian Rhapsody” while reintroducing the song to a new generation. The song’s highly distinctive and dramatic structure informed the app’s narrative world and the environments and tone portrayed within, creating an experience that feels like stepping inside the music.

VR


“This fabulous Google clip is a new ground-breaker – perhaps the first great work of art in stereoscopic VR animation. It's compatible with all VR smartphone-based systems, including my own London Stereoscopic Company OWL VR kit*. A new kind of 3-D experience!” said Queen’s Dr Brian May.

“We hope this virtual reality experiment will give fans a new way to experience this iconic track while also representing the boundless possibilities for artists and creators to collaborate with Google Play,” said Gareth Hornberger, Brand Manager on Google Play.


VR Inspiration

The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience is available as a standalone Google Cardboard app on Android today and will be coming to iOS devices very soon. It also includes a 360-viewing mode for users to utilize the content even if they do not own a VR viewer.

For more on the Google-Queen collaboration story and to view the promo video please visit the microsite by clicking here now

*For information on Brian’s London Stereoscopic Company OWL Virtual Reality Kit:
http://www.londonstereo.com/vr-kit.html

Google VR - Queen heads

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**Wed 14 Sep 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 14 SEPTEMBER
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In 1968 - The Reaction played last show with Roger Taylor, Public Rooms, Bodmin, Cornwall, UK.
In 1969 - Smile 2nd show at PJ's Club, Truro, UK.
In 1977 - Roger Taylor on Marc Bolan TV show with 'I Wanna Testify' on playback.
In 1980 - Queen played St Paul Civic, Minneapolis, USA.
In 1982 - Queen played Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, USA.
In 1984 - Queen played Sportspalace, Milan, Italy.
In 1992 - Judie Tzuke released "Wonderland" album with Brian May playing guitar on the track, 'I Can Read Books'. [AMAZON]

Judie Tzuke - Wonderland

In 1997 - Roger Taylor attended a recording of “An Audience With Elton John” TV show, UK.

Roger Taylor at "An Audience With Elton John"
More HERE

In 2000 - Brian May played Cat Club, Los Angeles, USA, with Gilby Clark, Eric Singer and others - played "The Thrill Is Gone".
In 2008 - 'C'lebrity' enters BBC Radio One Rock Singles Chart "NEW ENTRY No 1 - Queen & Paul Rodgers - C-lebrity - (Parlophone)."
In 2012 - Brian May held an evening Anti-Badger Cull Meeting, The Bells Hotel and Golf Club, Coleford, Glos, and posted his FULL message to the meeting on SOAPBOX. "MY MESSAGE TO THE FOREST OF DEAN MEETING
Hello fellow peaceful warriors !Brian May here. Thanks for being here to support the campaign to save thousands of badgers from this tragically misjudged plan to cull."
READ FULL MESSAGE HERE
In 2014 - Brian May confirmed on SOAPBOX that he would be "HEADING TO KILLING FIELDS" to join the Wounded Badger Patrol Gloucester. the following day HERE.

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**Tue 13 Sep 16**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY 13 SEPTEMBER
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In 1969 - Smile appeared in first of two shows PJ's Club, Truro, UK, with Mr Lucifer..
In 1973 - Queen played Golders Green Hippodrome, London, UK, which BBC recorded for later broadcast as part of their radio Concert series. John was credited as Deacon John.
In 1980 - Queen played The Civic, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
In 1983 - Queen released “The Game” as their first album released on CD in USA. [AMAZON]

The Game banner

In 2005 - Queen + Paul Rodgers "Return Of The Champions" album released on Hollywood Records USA - exclusive to "Best Buy" with bonus DVD which included footage “We Are The Champions” and “Reaching Out”/“Tie Your Mother Down” from forthcoming DVD.

Best Buy "Return Of The Champions"

In 2010 - Kerry Ellis released her debut album “Anthems” on CD (produced by Brian May, who also played on album). [AMAZON]
Brian wrote on Soapbox HERE.

Anthems

In 2010 - Brian May & Roger Taylor attended launch of Berlin production WWRY, Theatre des Westerns, Berlin, Germany.

Brian May und Roger Taylor begeistern 400 Fans am Theater des Westens
- https://youtu.be/-IAwGNmvNNs

In 2011 - Brian May performed with Mel C and WWRY cast for Children In Need, Dominion Theatre, London.

Melanie C & Brian May - We Are The Champions (Live) - https://youtu.be/Y0yR5Ck6XCo


In 2011 - Hollywood Records released standard and deluxe editions of Queen’s second five studio albums (USA).
In 2011 - "Guitar Gods Vol. 1" CD with rare live performances by Steve Lukather, Brian May, Phil Manzanera from Expo -Spain 1991 released by IMV Blue Line USA.

Guitar Gods Vol 1

In 2012 - The RSPCA confirmed details of Brian May’s appointment as a new vice-president of the animal charity.
In 2013 - Queen Extravaganza played Sands Bethlehe Event Center, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
In 2013 - Brian May presented "Diableries" t-shirt prior to publication of the book, "Diableries : Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell".

Diableies t-shirts

In 2014 - Queen Extravaganza played O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London - Roger Taylor, Spike Edeny and Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters attended.
In 2015 - Queen + Adam Lambert land in Sao Paulo and interviewed by Brazilian Golbo TV's "Fantastico". VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT

Brian, Adam and Roger O Globo Fantastico

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**Tue 13 Sep 16**
'DON'T STOP ME NOW' PLATINUM IN ITALY
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Queen single 'Don't Stop Me Now' has gone Platinum in Italy.

Don't Stop Me Now Platinum - Italy
Source: @ComunitaQueenIT

AMAZON

Don't Stop Me Now sleeve

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**Tue 13 Sep 16**
Q+AL - NEXT SHOW - SINGAPORE 17 SEPT
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Singapore F1

17 Sep - Singapore F1 Grand Prix - tickets, | hotline +65-6738-6738 - Tickets

Queen + Adam Lambert
UK/USA

PERFORMANCE DETAILS
Date SAT 17 SEP
Time 2230 – 0010
Zone 4 Padang Stage

Singapore F1 stage

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