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Queen performing live in Frankfurt, Germany (1984)
l-r: John Deacon, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor (back).
Background information
Origin London, England, UK
Genres Rock
Years active 1970 – present[1]
Labels EMI, Elektra, Capitol, Parlophone, Hollywood
Associated acts Smile, The Cross, Queen + Paul Rodgers
Website QueenOnline.com
Members
Brian May
Roger Taylor
Former members
Freddie Mercury
John Deacon
.Queen are a British rock band that formed in 1970. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor.^ Original Queen bassist John Deacon retired.
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^ Queen: Queen without Freddie Mercury?
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^ The greatest rock band ever is Queen.
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.Queen have been described as giving the greatest live performance ever,[2] producing the greatest single in history,[3] and being the best British band of all time.^ The greatest rock band ever is Queen.
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^ Queen are the greatest band of all time with the greatest singer of all time but the greatest guitarist is Yngwie Malmsteen.
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^ Queen is the best band of all time.
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[4] .They have released 15 studio albums, five live albums and numerous compilation albums.^ Since 1973, they have released fifteen studio albums, five live albums, and numerous compilation albums and have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, including more than 35.5 million in the United States alone (as of 2004), making them one of the world's best-selling music artists."
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^ In February 1994 EMI released 'The Brian May Band Live At Brixton Academy' on album and video, the first live recordings of the band.
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^ The Beatles are the biggest reason for the bands like The Led Zeppelin making it because they released albums with no singles.
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.In 2009, the band's record label EMI reported their worldwide album sales as over 300 million, as did the BBC and other independent sources.^ The band has sold upwards of 170 million albums worldwide.
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^ That comment about Queen only applies to total amount of weeks, not total sales, and if you add total sales The Beatles crush Queen and in America the Beatles are approaching 170 million albums sold - the most in America, according to the US record industry.
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^ So far, they have sold 300 million records worldwide and were pioneers in the music video industry.
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[5][6][7][8][9]
.Queen enjoyed success in the UK during the early 1970s but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack (1974) and A Night at the Opera (1975) that gained the band international success, both critically and commercially.^ But eventually, the album was finished, and "SHEER HEART ATTACK" was released in November 1974.
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^ Queen enjoyed success in the UK in the early 1970s with the albums Queen and Queen II , but it was with the release of Sheer Heart Attack in 1974 and A Night at the Opera the following year that the band gained international success.

^ Later that year the band recorded and released A Night at the Opera .

[10] .The latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK charts for nine weeks.^ The single stayed at Number One for an amazing NINE weeks!
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^ The Beatles are the number one album selling act of all time in the UK and the number two selling singles act behind Cliff Richard, who had over 100 chart singles where the Beatles released about 30 singles.
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^ Asia's eponymous debut album enjoyed considerable commercial success, spending nine weeks at number one in the U.S. album chart.
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[11] Their success continued through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. .In 1987, Mercury was diagnosed HIV positive and in 1991 died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS.^ The trend extends to Queen, back on the road for the first time since frontman Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS in 1991.
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^ The obvious question is: How does the earnest, working-class Rodgers compare with Mercury, one of rock's most flamboyant and dynamic showmen, who died of AIDS in 1991 at 45?
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^ After all, the band's flamboyant front man, Freddie Mercury, died of AIDS in 1991 at age 45.
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.Deacon's retirement followed in 1997.[12] Since then, May and Taylor have infrequently performed together at special events and programmes.^ Brian May and Roger Taylor perform with the former vocalist of Free and Bad Company as "Queen + Paul Rodgers" at 8 p.m.
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^ FREDDIE MERCURY is the greatest vocalist ever, Brian May one of the best guitarist, Roger Taylor one of the best drummers and John Deacon one of the best bassist.
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^ Drummer Taylor and guitarist Brian May, 58, whose relationship dates back to the pre-Queen band Smile, have been Queen's gatekeepers since Mercury's death.
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.Queen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.[13] Between 2004 and 2009 the duo collaborated with Paul Rodgers under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers.^ In 2004, the band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 Queen was the first inductee into the VH1 Rock Honors.
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^ And also, three of the four Beatles are in the rock & roll hall of fame.
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^ Queen have been selected for induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
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Contents

History

Early days (1968–1974)

.In 1968, guitarist Brian May, a student at London's Imperial College, and bassist Tim Staffell decided to form a band.^ In 1968, Brian May and Tim Staffell, both students at Imperial College, decided they wanted to form a group.
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^ Brian May, of Queen was a terrible guitarist.
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^ Brian placed an advertisement on the college notice board for a "Ginger Baker type" drummer, and a young medical student called Roger Taylor auditioned and got the job.
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.May placed an advertisement on the college notice board for a "Mitch Mitchell/Ginger Baker type" drummer; Roger Taylor, a young dental student, auditioned and got the job.^ Brian placed an advertisement on the college notice board for a "Ginger Baker type" drummer, and a young medical student called Roger Taylor auditioned and got the job.
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^ In 1968, Brian May and Tim Staffell, both students at Imperial College, decided they wanted to form a group.
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^ When you look at other drummers at the time such as Keith Moon of The Who or Ginger Baker of Cream, Ringo Starr was very untalented compared to them.
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.The group called themselves Smile.^ They called the group "SMILE".
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.Smile signed to Mercury Records in 1970 and had their first session in a recording studio in Trident Studios that year.^ Smile were signed to Mercury Records in 1969, and had their first experience of a recording studio in Trident Studios that year.
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^ They had signed a recording contract and publishing and management agreements with Trident in 1972, and during that year were paid just £60 per week.
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^ This is Ozzy's first solo album; and one of the two studio albums he recorded before Rhoads's death in March 1982 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982).
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[citation needed]
.While attending Ealing Art College Tim Staffell became friends with Farrokh Bulsara, a fellow student who had assumed the English name of Freddie.^ Tim Staffell was attending Ealing Art College with Farrokh Bulsara, later known as Freddie Mercury, and introduced him to the band.

^ Tim Staffell was at Ealing College of Art with Freddie Bulsara, and introduced him to the band.
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^ In 1968, Brian May and Tim Staffell, both students at Imperial College, decided they wanted to form a group.
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.Mercury felt that he and the band had the same tastes and soon became a keen fan of Smile.^ Bulsara soon became a keen fan.

^ Drummer Taylor and guitarist Brian May, 58, whose relationship dates back to the pre-Queen band Smile, have been Queen's gatekeepers since Mercury's death.
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.In late 1970, after Staffell left to join the band Humpy Bong, the remaining Smile members, encouraged by Freddie, changed their name to "Queen" and continued working together.^ It was in 1972, while on an inspection tour of the De Lane Lea studio complex in Wembley, North London, that Roy Thomas Baker first met Queen, who were then still using the band name Smile.

^ "The only band with whom I'd worked was Queen; I didn't know about how other bands recorded.

^ Paul Rodgers wants to make it perfectly clear: He is not replacing the late Freddie Mercury in Queen.
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[15] .When asked about the name, Freddie explained, "I thought up the name Queen.^ Bulsara, who joined the group as vocalist, [5] explained, "I thought up the name Queen.

^ Celine Dion in a BBC interview about Freddie and Queen (November 2007): " Oh yeah.
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.It's just a name, but it's very regal obviously, and it sounds splendid.^ It's just a name, but it's very regal obviously, and it sounds splendid, It's a strong name, very universal and immediate.

^ They are the worst bands I have ever heard and just thinking about what they sound like puts me in a very bad mood!!!
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^ It was obviously very unusual and we originally planned to have just a couple of 'Galileos'.

It's a strong name, very universal and immediate. It had a lot of visual potential and was open to all sorts of interpretations. I was certainly aware of gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it."[15]
.The band had a number of bass players during this period who did not fit with the band's chemistry.^ The band had a number of bass players during this period who did not fit with the band's chemistry.

^ That doesn't mean, though, that the people who did show up to support the band weren't a great audience.
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^ During the time period in which this album was made, the band was heavily into drugs.
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.It was not until February 1971 that they settled on John Deacon and began to rehearse for their first album.^ It was not until February 1971 that they settled on John Deacon and began to rehearse for their first album.

^ Their first album sells 6 million copies and they define the sound of rock from 1977 through 1985 with that album and the followup.
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^ When their singer quit in 1971, Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor formed a new band with operatic baritone Freddie Mercury and melodic bassist John Deacon, and over the course of their first three albums, they established Queen as flirtatiously ambisexual hard-rockers bridging the gap between metal and the glam movement.
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.They recorded four of their own songs; "Liar", "Keep Yourself Alive", "The Night Comes Down" and "Jesus" for a demo tape, however no record companies were interested.^ However, it drew little mainstream attention and the lead single "Keep Yourself Alive", a Brian May composition, sold poorly.

^ At the time, the record company thought they had a greater chance of a hit record if it was comprised of songs that were already successful.
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^ Grant wanted them to sign with Led Zeppelins own production company, Swan Song Records.

[16] .It was also around this time Freddie changed his name to 'Mercury', inspired by the line "Mother Mercury, look what they've done to me," in the song My Fairy King.^ Freddy Mercury's first band was named after a George Harrion song.
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^ Over all, they're one of the best bands of all times in my opinion and at the very least deserve a 2nd position on that list.
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^ At the time, the record company thought they had a greater chance of a hit record if it was comprised of songs that were already successful.
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[17]
.In 1973, after a series of delays, Queen released their eponymous debut album, an effort influenced by the heavy metal and progressive rock of the day.^ Led Zeppelin were at the forefront of hard rock and heavy metal not Queen.
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^ Queen were an incredible heavy metal band.
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^ Also, he wrote Helter Skelter, which many have called the first real heavy metal song on their great 1968 White Album.
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.The album was received well by critics; Gordon Fletcher of Rolling Stone said "their debut album is superb",[18] and Chicago's Daily Herald called it an "above average debut".[19] However, it drew little mainstream attention and the lead single "Keep Yourself Alive", a Brian May composition, sold poorly.^ The album was received well by critics; Gordon Fletcher of Rolling Stone said "their debut album is superb", [7] and Chicago's Daily Herald called it an "above average debut".

^ However, it drew little mainstream attention and the lead single "Keep Yourself Alive", a Brian May composition, sold poorly.

^ Their debut album is superb.
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.The group's second LP Queen II was released in 1974. The album reached number five on the British album charts and became the first Queen album to chart in the UK.[20] and the Freddie Mercury-written lead single "Seven Seas of Rhye",[20] reached number ten in the UK, giving the band their first hit.^ "Because I Want You", released on March 6, is the first UK single from the album.
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^ Queen: Queen without Freddie Mercury?
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^ Queen are the only band in the UK chart to sell more than five million albums.
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.Their heaviest and darkest release, the album features long complex instrumental passages, fantasy-themed lyrics and musical virtuosity.^ The music was more directly inspired by Classical music and Dio wrote lyrics about medieval themes.
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^ Although Dio never played a musical instrument on any Rainbow album, he is credited with writing and arranging the music with Blackmore in addition to writing all the lyrics himself.
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^ Queen have released a total of eighteen #1 albums, eighteen #1 singles, and eight #1 DVDs worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists.
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[21] .The band toured as support for Mott the Hoople in the UK and US during this period, and they began to gain notice for their energetic and engaging stage shows.^ The band toured as support to Mott the Hoople in the UK and US during this period, and they began to gain notice for their energetic and engaging stage shows.

^ That doesn't mean, though, that the people who did show up to support the band weren't a great audience.
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^ During the time period in which this album was made, the band was heavily into drugs.
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Allmusic has described the album as a favourite among the band's hardcore fans,[22] and it is the first of three Queen albums to feature in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.^ In 2004, the band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 Queen was the first inductee into the VH1 Rock Honors.
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^ Also, he wrote Helter Skelter, which many have called the first real heavy metal song on their great 1968 White Album.
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^ In 1981, Queen become the first important rock band to play in South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia stadiums.
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[23] .However, like its predecessor, sales of Queen II in the US were low.^ However, like its predecessor, sales of Queen II in the US were low.

^ Sounds like 1 billion record sales by the Beatles in 7 years of recording beats 300 million records by Queen nice achievement by Queen to have that title for Britatin but the Beatles sold huge everywhere.
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^ That is the thing that puzzles me about Americans, they just don't understand the brilliance of Queen like the rest of us.
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Breakthrough era (1974–1976)

l-r: John Deacon, Brian May, and Freddie Mercury seen live in 1978
Queen in 1978
.Brian May was absent when the band started work on their third album, Sheer Heart Attack, released in 1974. The album reached number two in the United Kingdom,[24] sold well throughout Europe, and went gold in the United States.^ The 1973 album, Catch A Fire, was released worldwide, and sold well.
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^ The album reached number two in the United Kingdom, [12] sold well throughout Europe, and went gold in the United States.

^ The bands first live album, Live Killers , was released in 1979; it went platinum twice in the United States.

[25] .It gave the band their first real taste of commercial success.^ It gave the band their first real taste of commercial success.

^ Benny also had the good sense and taste to bring the first great drummer, Gene Krupa, into his band.
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^ First successful band to do so, set trend for future bands.
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.The album experimented with a variety of musical genres, including British music hall, heavy metal, ballads, ragtime and Caribbean.^ Also, he wrote Helter Skelter, which many have called the first real heavy metal song on their great 1968 White Album.
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^ Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres, that is characterised by its high speed and aggression.
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^ Elvis had nothing to do with folk rock, psychedelic, popwer pop, Indian rock, pop rock, album rock, heavy metal, progressive rock, musique concrete/avante rock.
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.At this point Queen started to move away from the progressive tendencies of their first two releases into a more radio-friendly, song-oriented style.^ Actually, I'm more into progressive music.
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^ In 2004, the band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 Queen was the first inductee into the VH1 Rock Honors.
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^ More of the harder-rock Queen songs seemed to suit him better, like "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Under Pressure."
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.Sheer Heart Attack introduced new sound and melody patterns that would be refined on their next album A Night at the Opera.^ Sheer Heart Attack introduced new sound and melody patterns that would be refined on their next album A Night at the Opera .

^ Have you listen to albums Queen/Queen II/Sheer Heart Attack?
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^ So far, only two of the band's albums, A Night at the Opera and The Game , have been fully remixed into high-resolution multichannel surround on DVD-Audio.

.The single "Killer Queen" reached number two in the British charts,[20] and became their first US hit, reaching number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.^ In the US, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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^ The single "Killer Queen" reached number two on the British charts, [10] and became their first US hit, reaching number twelve in the Billboard American Top 40.

^ At this point Queen started to move away from the progressive tendencies of their first two releases into a more radio-friendly, song-oriented style.

[26] .It combines camp, vaudeville, British music hall with May’s guitar virtuosity.^ Taylor and May, whose melodic, multitracked guitar lines provided the band's musical signature, always understood that.
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.The album’s second single, "Now I’m Here", a more traditional hard rock composition, was a number eleven hit in Britain.^ In Britain, the Beatles 20 million singles is second only Cliff Richard, who has sold more but barely.
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^ The song would become a massive album-oriented rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Album-oriented_rock) FM radio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM_radio) hit which, despite its success, was never released as a single.
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^ I think he lasted long enough to release singles from his first album, tried a new style with his second which then flopped.
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In recent years, the album has received acclaim from music publications: In 2006, Classic Rock ranked it number 28 in "The 100 Greatest British Rock Albums Ever",[27] and in 2007, Mojo ranked it #88 in "The 100 Records That Changed the World."[28] It is also the second of three Queen albums to feature in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[23]
.In 1975, the band left for a world tour with each member in Zandra Rhodes-created costumes and accompanied with banks of lights and effects.^ Ironically, because he was now on a fixed salary, Wright was the only member of the band to make a profit out of this extremely expensive but very short tour.
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^ The band toured the world and subsequently released the 1975 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_in_music) live LP, E.C. Was Here.
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.They toured the US as headliners, and played in Canada for the first time.^ 'Cause they'd already been to see Jeff Beck play, and at the time he was far more adaptable than I was.
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^ Not only did they play a variety of songs, but Rodgers had a variety of clothing (he changed five times!
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^ The Beatles stopped touring because they are bad musicians and not be able to play their own songs.
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.While the band toured Japan in April, the band's manager Jim Beach successfully negotiated the band out of their Trident contract.^ The bad feelings culminated in Ian Gillan quitting the band after their second tour of Japan in the summer of 1973, and Roger Glover being pushed out with him.
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^ Ironically, because he was now on a fixed salary, Wright was the only member of the band to make a profit out of this extremely expensive but very short tour.
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.Of the options they considered was an offer from Led Zeppelin’s manager, Peter Grant.^ With the exception of Led Zeppelin, they are amazing.
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^ Jimmy page is monster guitar player , led zeppelin should be on top of that fucking list , they had the best lead singer , best guitar player , best drumer , best bass player ,,, and were's rush on the list???
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^ I am not saying that they aren't good, they just simply can not be put on a pedestal ahead of Led Zeppelin.
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.Grant wanted them to sign with Led Zeppelin’s own production company, Swan Song Records.^ More than 60% of Led Zeppelin records sales are in the U.S..
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^ Bobby, Facts : Queen sold more records worldwide than Led Zeppelin.
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^ He didn't say Queen,Pink Floyd,Led Zeppelin,The Rolling Stones,The Who or even his own group!
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The band found the contract unacceptable and instead, contacted Elton John’s manager, John Reid, who accepted the position.[29]
Freddie Mercury during a live concert in 1978
Mercury live in 1978.
.In late 1975 Queen recorded and released A Night at the Opera.^ In stores this week is a new DVD that takes viewers back to the making of Queen’s fourth album, A Night at the Opera.
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^ Bohemian Rhapsody, written by Freddie Mercury for the 1975 album A Night At The Opera, was the first single to be issued from the album and provided Queen with their first international No.
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^ The group began to show the breadth of its musical vision and perfect its style of symphonic rock with "A Night at the Opera" -- which featured the studio masterpiece "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- and "A Day at the Races," recorded at the same time but released a year apart in late '75 and '76.
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.Taking its name from the popular Marx Brothers' movie, At the time, it was the most expensive album ever produced.^ The Beatles are the most covered artists, and when musicians vote for the greatest albums all time, it's always the Beatles on top.
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^ Well, according to Wikipedia, the Beatles are the most critically acclaimed and the highest selling rock artists of all time and the recent Q Magazine named them the most essential rock artists of all time.
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^ Five of the twelve songs on the album are covers, the most popular being the cover of "Oh, Pretty Woman".
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[30] .Like its predecessor, the album features diverse musical styles and experimentation with stereo sound.^ Their style was pop music throwing bits of traditional 'buzuki' sound in the songs.
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^ You have his session work with bands like the Kinks and Joe Cocker, the Yardbirds era, and the fact that almost every Zeppelin album has a different guitar sound to it.
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^ As you get to know me more, actually, I like alot of strange and edgy type of style and music.
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.In "The Prophet's Song", an eight-minute epic, the middle section is a canon, with simple phrases layered to create a full-choral sound.^ "Master of Puppets" is also notable for its long and complex instrumental section beginning about three and a half minutes into the song.
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^ These songs were not as simple as they seemed, even though their middle and later music was more innovative and complex.
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.The album was very successful in Britain,[20] and went triple platinum in the United States.^ In fact, Queen: Greatest Hits I & II is at No 1 on the United States iTunes album chart (all genres).
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^ Queen and Paul Rodgers After more than 20 years, rock legends Queen and Paul Rodgers are touring the United States and Canada.
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^ The album reached #7 in the United States spending 61 weeks on the chart and was certified platinum).
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[25] .The British public voted it the 13th greatest album of all time in a 2004 Channel 4 poll[31] And has also ranked highly in international polls: in a worldwide Guinness poll, it was voted the 19th greatest all time,[32] while an ABC poll saw the Australian public vote it the 28th greatest of all time.^ The greatest album of all time: Pink Floyd "The Wall."
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^ These are the greatest guitarists of all time...
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^ U2's next album will be one of the greatest of all time.
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[33] .A Night at the Opera has frequently appeared in "greatest albums" lists reflecting the opinions of critics.^ I can't find that specificaly on the Internet, I just found Q Magazine's list of greatest albums of all time.
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^ DJs of Australian radio stations added all 14 songs from "Stagefright" to their play lists and the album has received critical acclaim.
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^ In my opinion, the main reason that lists like this cause so much discussion and debate is that the words "greatest" and "best" mean very different things to different people.
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.Among other accolades, it was ranked number 16 in Q Magazine's "The 50 Best British Albums Ever" in 2004, and number 11 in Rolling Stone's "The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time" as featured in their Mexican edition in 2004.[34] It was also featured as one of Rolling Stone's "500 greatest albums of all time" in 2003.[35] A Night at the Opera is the third and final Queen album to be featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.^ In 2003, the album was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Stone) magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_500_Greatest_Albums_of_All_Time).
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^ Mark Knopfler is the greatest of all time.
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^ Book 11 – Simply the Best - 50 Defining Albums Links .
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[23]
The album also featured the hit single "Bohemian Rhapsody" which was number one in the UK for nine weeks,[20] and is Britain’s third-best-selling single of all time; beaten only by Band Aid's Do They Know it's Christmas? and Elton John's Candle in the Wind 1997 – making it the best selling commercial single in the UK. It also reached number nine in the United States (a 1992 re-release reached number two).[26] .It is the only single ever to sell a million copies on two separate occasions,[36] and became the Christmas number one twice in the UK; the only single ever to achieve this.^ This was also the first album to sell one million copies in the CD format.
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^ Her new single Mi Feugeis is great 60's ish rock/pop, and her older stuff is also good (My Number One, Mambo, Antipandites Klisis).
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^ It was the band's 30th single release in the UK. It reached number 14 in the UK. It was also to coincide with the band's "Magic Tour" in '86.
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.Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted, numerous times, the greatest song of all time.^ Bohemian Rhapsody - Kenny Everett talks about the first time he heard the song and Brian May, Roger Taylor and Roy Thomas Baker go into more detail about the construction of the song illustrated by clips from the video.
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^ From Gigwise.com by Chris Taylor on 3/19/2006 Bohemian Rhapsody Inspires Flaming Lips LP Group dig song's 'ridiculouness'...
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^ He explains to the Observer Music Monthly, “Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the most popular songs of all time, and it’s one of the weirdest too.
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[37][38] .The band decided to make a video to go with the single; the result is generally considered to have been the first "true" music video ever produced.^ Since Speilburge is producing we can expect John Williams to make the music (YAY!!!
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^ It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the third single from the album to reach the Top 10 of the Hot 100, the first such feat for a rock band.
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^ Info and pictures about first music videos .
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[39] .(Although other bands, including The Beatles, had made short promotional films or videos of songs prior to this, generally those were specifically made to be aired on specific television shows).^ The video made for this song featured Kim Basinger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Basinger) as a corpse stolen by Petty which he dresses as a bride.
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^ A compilation with songs by many artists, most of those that you liked are included here http://www.greekshops.com/detail.aspx?ProdID=0602498765654 .
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^ Thought of some other bands/songs you might be interested in: Portishead - "Glory Box".
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."Bohemian Rhapsody" was the first to be available to any TV station willing to play it, for promotional purposes.^ The first promotional music video is "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen (a fact).
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^ Bohemian Rhapsody featured the first ever promotional video ever.
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^ Bohemian Rhapsody, written by Freddie Mercury for the 1975 album A Night At The Opera, was the first single to be issued from the album and provided Queen with their first international No.
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.The second single from the album, "You're My Best Friend", the second song composed by John Deacon, and his first single, peaked at sixteen in the United States[26] and went on to become a worldwide Top Ten hit.^ Since 1973, they have released fifteen studio albums, five live albums, and numerous compilation albums and have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, including more than 35.5 million in the United States alone (as of 2004), making them one of the world's best-selling music artists."
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^ Through the years he wrote some songs with other people, such as 'Too Much Love Will Kill You', composed with Frank Musker and Elizabeth Lamers, which won Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically & Lyrically in 1996."
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^ As a more direct and accessible release, Genesis' fanbase increased considerably, with the album reaching #3 on the UK Albums Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Albums_Chart) — having been bolstered by the Top 5 success of Follow You, Follow Me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follow_You%2C_Follow_Me), which also became Genesis' first hit US single.
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[40]

Continued success (1976–1979)

.By 1976, Queen were back in the studio recording A Day at the Races, which may be seen by some as a companion album to A Night at the Opera.^ The only album Nirvana was listening to in the studio was Meet the Beatles when they were recording Nevermind.
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^ The ending of this song comes from a studio outtake from the bands club days, entitled "Voodoo Queen".
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^ Queen may have spent more weeks on the charts than the Beatles in Britain but the Beatles were around for, what, seven years and still 40 number one records, including albums, singles and EPs.
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[41] .It again borrowed the name of a Marx Brothers' movie, and its cover was similar to that of A Night at the Opera, a variation on the same Queen Crest.^ In stores this week is a new DVD that takes viewers back to the making of Queen’s fourth album, A Night at the Opera.
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^ Bohemian Rhapsody, written by Freddie Mercury for the 1975 album A Night At The Opera, was the first single to be issued from the album and provided Queen with their first international No.
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^ This week the imprint released a new volume, peeling back the secrets of a five-star perfect pick – Queen’s A Night At The Opera from 1975.
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.Musically, the album was by both fans’ and critics’ standards a strong effort, and reached number one on the British charts.^ Asia's eponymous debut album enjoyed considerable commercial success, spending nine weeks at number one in the U.S. album chart.
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^ The album was praised by critics and fans as one of the strongest albums of Queen's later career.
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^ This album reached the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic on the back of the success of Every Picture Tells A Story.
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[20] .The major hit on the album was "Somebody to Love", a gospel-inspired song in which Mercury, May, and Taylor multi-tracked their voices to make a 100-voice gospel choir.^ Black_Sabbath%2C_Vol._4), the band hit a dry spell and could not come up with any songs for their new album.
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^ According to Brian May, the guitar break and feedback outro to the Queen song 'Calling All Girls' was played by Taylor."
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^ I really don't have to say too much more about this greatest hits album, it speaks for itself and if you love the Beatles you more than likely already have it and love it.
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.The song went to number two in the United Kingdom,[20] and number thirteen on the US singles chart.^ The Beatles are the number one album selling act of all time in the UK and the number two selling singles act behind Cliff Richard, who had over 100 chart singles where the Beatles released about 30 singles.
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^ The song is one of Osbourne's first two singles as a solo artist following his expulsion from Black Sabbath (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sabbath).
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^ The songs "The Wizard" and "Easy Livin'" were released as singles in the United Kingdom and North America, as well as many other markets.
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[26]. .The album also featured one of the band's heaviest songs, Brian May’s "Tie Your Mother Down", which became a staple of their live shows.^ He wrote many of Queen's most famous songs and biggest hits, including 'We Will Rock You,' 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' 'Tie Your Mother Down,' 'Who Wants to Live Forever' and 'I Want It All' (as he discusses in the song's commentary track on the Video Hits II DVD)."
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^ Black_Sabbath%2C_Vol._4), the band hit a dry spell and could not come up with any songs for their new album.
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^ As a songwriter he contributed songs to the band's albums from the very beginning, composing at least one track on every album, and (in the early days) usually sang lead vocals on his own.
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[42]
.During the same year Queen played one of their most famous gigs, a 1976 free concert in Hyde Park, London.^ He has also played a great deal of percussion along with his standard drum kit, the most famous being the timpani solos during live shows; he is also one of the earliest drummers to use electronic trigger pads."
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^ The same three guys for 30 years when most other bands couldn't stay together becasue of personality conflicts, big egos or drugs.
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^ And do you see that song called 'One Week of Danger' by The Virgins...well, I just saw the Virgins yesterday in a rock festival concert and they played that song!!!!!!!
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It set an attendance record, with 150,000 people confirmed in the audience.[43]
.News of the World was released a year later.^ Non-Asian; Jimmy Eat World, Kent - both are releasing new albums this week so I've been refreshing my memories of them.
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^ Crazy World (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_World) was released that same year and displayed a less polished sound.
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.It contained many songs tailor-made for live performance, including "We Will Rock You" and the rock ballad "We Are the Champions", both of which reached number four in the United States and became enduring international sports anthems.^ The #1 sport in the world is football soccer and United States hates it; the same with Queen.
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^ Rock and roll, hard rock metal, etc., is not about how many records you sell.
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^ And do you see that song called 'One Week of Danger' by The Virgins...well, I just saw the Virgins yesterday in a rock festival concert and they played that song!!!!!!!
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[26]
Brian May during a live concert in 1978.
May, seen live in concert in 1978.
In 1978 the band released Jazz, which included the hit single double a side single "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Bicycle Race". This album was "the target of a bizarre marketing campaign, in which sixty-five naked women were perched atop bicycles rented from Halford's Cycles and sent racing around Wimbledon Stadium." [44] The word "jazz" was not used in a strict sense, and the album was noted by critics for its collection of different styles, jazz not being one of them.[45] .Rolling Stone Magazine criticised it for being "dull", saying "Queen hasn’t the imagination to play jazz – Queen hasn't the imagination, for that matter, to play rock & roll."^ Founders of Mersey Beat magazine, Press agents for many rock ‘n’ roll artists.
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^ Rolling Stone also placed it at #8 on their list in 2003 of the 500 Greatest Rock Albums.
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^ The Rolling Stones – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame .
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[45] .Notable tracks from the album include "Dead on Time", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Let Me Entertain You", and "Mustapha", in which Arabesque music is combined with heavy rock guitar.^ The album directly inspired the neo-classical heavy rock genre personified by Yngwie Malmsteen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yngwie_Malmsteen).
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^ Also, they are like a talented vocalist in that they don't need any backing just give them their guitar and and nothing else, and let them play and they still sound outstanding now.
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^ If you don't, you make it very apparent that you lead a very sheltered musical life.
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.The band’s first live album, Live Killers, was released in 1979; it went platinum twice in the United States.^ "Because I Want You", released on March 6, is the first UK single from the album.
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^ After finding sobriety and securing a stable lineup, Megadeth went on to release a string of platinum and gold albums, including the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum "Countdown to Extinction" in 1992.
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^ Queen has remained killer since Mercury's death, with a series of posthumous releases and other projects, such as the "We Will Rock You" musical that's played in six countries worldwide, including the United States.
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[46] .They also released the very successful single "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", a rockabilly song done in the style of Elvis Presley.^ Feist - 1 2 3 4 I love this song very very much.
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^ The song would become a massive album-oriented rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Album-oriented_rock) FM radio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM_radio) hit which, despite its success, was never released as a single.
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^ And do you see that song called 'One Week of Danger' by The Virgins...well, I just saw the Virgins yesterday in a rock festival concert and they played that song!!!!!!!
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.The song made the top 10 in many countries, and was the band’s first number one single in the United States.^ Her new single Mi Feugeis is great 60's ish rock/pop, and her older stuff is also good (My Number One, Mambo, Antipandites Klisis).
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^ George Harrison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison) contributed two major songs to the album "Abbey Road", including the first number one by The Beatles that was not a Lennon-McCartney composition.
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^ "Sweet Child O' Mine" was Guns N' Roses' first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Hot_100), spending three weeks at the top spot in the summer of 1988 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988).
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[26]

New sound and synthesisers (1980–1984)

Queen began the 1980s with The Game. .It featured the singles "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites the Dust", both of which reached number one in the United States.^ Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Tie Your Mother Down” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” were some of the show’s highlights.
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^ The album featured the "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" single, as well as the monster hit "Another One Bites the Dust (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_One_Bites_the_Dust)", a track that was released in the summer of 1980.
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^ Her new single Mi Feugeis is great 60's ish rock/pop, and her older stuff is also good (My Number One, Mambo, Antipandites Klisis).
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[26] .The album stayed number one for four weeks in the United States,[47] and sold over four million copies.^ STP's five albums have sold over 17 million copies.
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^ This was also the first album to sell one million copies in the CD format.
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^ The album reached #2 on the charts and sold over a million copies.
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[25] .It was also the only album to ever top the Billboard rock, dance, and R&B charts simultaneously and marked the first appearance of a synthesiser on a Queen album.^ The album was the first appearance of a synthesizer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthesizer) on a Queen album.
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^ Queen have two albums in the UK's top ten album sales chart.
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^ By the way 'Queen Rock Montreal' is #6 this week in US Billboard charts!!
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Heretofore, their albums featured a distinctive "No Synthesisers!" sleeve note. .The note is widely assumed to reflect an anti-synth, pro-"hard"-rock stance by the band,[48] but was later revealed by producer Roy Thomas Baker to be an attempt to clarify that those albums' multi-layered solos were created with guitars, not synths, as record company executives kept assuming at the time.^ Mixed with rare video footage, other anecdotes and analysis comes from Elektra Records’ founder Jac Holzman, photographer Mick Rock, various music journalists, and visionary producer Roy Thomas Baker, who breakdowns some of the album’s most amazing vocal arrangements track-by-track at the mixing board with the original master tapes.
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^ Some bands would have been daunted in crafting a follow-up, but Queen spent the months between July and October '78 shuttling between studios in Montreux, Switzerland, and Nice, France, blissfully ignoring the outside world while writing and recording with Roy Thomas Baker, who had earlier produced "Bohemian Rhapsody."
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^ The groundbreaking music and recording techniques displayed on the album are today considered as one of the most impressive and important debuts in rock, creating an entirely new interpretation of the genre.
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[49]
.1980 also saw the release of the soundtrack Queen had recorded for Flash Gordon.^ Mercury makes an appearance in a video that opens Bohemian Rhapsody.Win two tickets and backstage passes by answering this question: Queen did the soundtrack for the 1980 film Flash Gordon.
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^ In 1981, The father of rap Grandmaster Flash released what is considered the most influential display of cutting and scratching ever recorded- "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel."
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.In 1981, Queen became the first major rock band to play in Latin American stadiums.^ In 1981, Queen become the first important rock band to play in South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia stadiums.
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^ The greatest rock band ever is Queen.
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^ Queen is the best rock band in the hystory of rock.
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.Queen played to a total audience of 479,000 people on their South American tour, including five shows in Argentina and two in Brazil where they played to an audience of more than 130,000 people in the first night and more than 120,000 people the following night at São Paulo (Morumbi Stadium).^ Guitar playing is more than that!!
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^ Queen played to a total audience of 479,000 in Argentina and in Brazil play in front of 325,000 people, breaking all previous world record.
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^ Including five shows in Argentina, Queen played to a total audience of 929,000 people on their South American tour.
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.In October of the same year, Queen performed for more than 150,000 fans on October 9 at Monterrey (Estadio Universitario) and 17 and 18 at Puebla (Estadio Zaragoza), Mexico.^ Queen performed in front of more than 160,000 at Monterrey and Puebla Mexico.
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^ No1 Queen fan responded 2 years ago: #661 .
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^ Queen Fan Forever responded 2 years ago: #624 .
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.Queen worked with David Bowie on the single "Under Pressure". The first-time collaboration with another artist was spontaneous, as Bowie happened to drop by the studio while Queen were recording.^ Musicians like Brian Eno, David Bowie and others have several times tried to help Syd Barrett back on his feet .
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^ The song is one of Osbourne's first two singles as a solo artist following his expulsion from Black Sabbath (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sabbath).
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^ On it he uses sections of Queen’s "Another One Bites the Dust," and sections from some of their previous work.
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[50] .The band were immediately pleased with the results, but Bowie did not play the song live for several years.^ What is your favorite song to play live?
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^ Not only did they play a variety of songs, but Rodgers had a variety of clothing (he changed five times!
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^ And though that was the last of their truly great albums, they did however put out dozens of good songs over the next 20 years.
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.September 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Upon its release, the song was extremely successful, reaching number one in Britain.^ The song was also the final number-one song of the 1980s in the U.S., and remained at number-one for four weeks, which sometimes classifies the song as a hit from the 1990s as well.
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^ And to Leo, all four Beatles have written and sang number one songs as a Beatle and as a solo artist.
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^ The Beatles had five number one songs between 1969-1970 and Abbey Road and Let It Be were monster selling albums.
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The bass line was later used for Vanilla Ice's 1990 hit "Ice Ice Baby".[51]
.Later that same year, Queen released their first compilation album, entitled Greatest Hits, which showcased the group's highlights from 1974–1981. It was highly successful, and as of 2007, it is the United Kingdom's best selling album.^ It was the ninth best-selling album of the 1980s.
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^ The 1992 "Wayne's World" film returned Queens "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the charts 16 years after its original release, and the group's 1977 hit "We are the Champions" was named the world's favorite rock song in a 2005 poll conducted by Sony Ericsson.
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^ As a more direct and accessible release, Genesis' fanbase increased considerably, with the album reaching #3 on the UK Albums Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Albums_Chart) — having been bolstered by the Top 5 success of Follow You, Follow Me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follow_You%2C_Follow_Me), which also became Genesis' first hit US single.
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[52] .Taylor became the first member of the band to release his own solo album in 1981, entitled Fun In Space.^ In 1981, Queen become the first important rock band to play in South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia stadiums.
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^ "Because I Want You", released on March 6, is the first UK single from the album.
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^ Beatles albums slowly became the same thing over and over again, but the Stones were releasing albums in the same year and each album had something different.
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Queen during a live concert in Norway in 1982
Queen concert in Norway, 1982.
.In 1982 the band released the funk album Hot Space.^ The Beatles are the biggest reason for the bands like The Led Zeppelin making it because they released albums with no singles.
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^ What band was Eric Clapton so impressed by after hearing the release of their first album in 1968 that he quit Cream and tried to join them?
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^ Michael Jackson was a friend of Mercury's in the early 1980s and cited the Hot Space album as a driving influence behind the making of his 1982 album Thriller on which Mercury was originally scheduled to appear.
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.The bands had stopped North America after their Hot Space Tour, as their success there had waned, although they would perform on American television for the only time during the eighth season premiere of Saturday Night Live.^ Led Zeppelin is there for influence, although I prefer lots of other bands (such as The Cult.
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^ Like Hendrix, Randy Roads, and Nirvana, we can say that they could have been even better and could have been around for several more years if the bands didn't "end' for various reasons, but the bottom line is they were only around for a short time.
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^ During the time period in which this album was made, the band was heavily into drugs.
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.Queen left Elektra Records, their label in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, and signed onto EMI/Capitol Records.^ The #1 sport in the world is football soccer and United States hates it; the same with Queen.
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^ In fact, Queen: Greatest Hits I & II is at No 1 on the United States iTunes album chart (all genres).
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^ Queen and Paul Rodgers After more than 20 years, rock legends Queen and Paul Rodgers are touring the United States and Canada.
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.After working steadily for over ten years, Queen decided that they would not perform any live shows in 1983. During this time, they did however record a new album, and several members of the band explored side projects and solo work.^ It is Gilmour's first new solo album in 22 years.
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^ They also played live in The Cavern Club for several years.They worked very hard to get where they got!
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^ They did the alternating solos at the end.
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.May released a mini-album entitled Star Fleet Project, on which he collaborated with Eddie Van Halen.^ Eddie Van Halen 10.
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^ It makes use of the tapping technique years before Eddie Van Halen supposedly "invented" it.
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^ Eddie Van Halen is definitely one of the best and most influentual guitarists around.
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.In 1984, Queen released the album The Works, which included the successful singles "Radio Ga Ga" and "I Want to Break Free". Despite these hit singles, the album failed to do well in the United States.^ As a more direct and accessible release, Genesis' fanbase increased considerably, with the album reaching #3 on the UK Albums Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Albums_Chart) — having been bolstered by the Top 5 success of Follow You, Follow Me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follow_You%2C_Follow_Me), which also became Genesis' first hit US single.
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^ The #1 sport in the world is football soccer and United States hates it; the same with Queen.
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^ In fact, Queen: Greatest Hits I & II is at No 1 on the United States iTunes album chart (all genres).
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"Radio Ga Ga" was the band's last original American Top Forty hit until 1989's "I Want It All".
.Queen embarked that year on the The Works Tour, the first tour to feature keyboardist Spike Edney as an extra live musician.^ It was while recording The Wall that Waters made the decision to fire keyboardist and founding member Rick Wright, although Wright remained on the album tour as a paid session musician.
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^ Queen and Paul Rodgers After more than 20 years, rock legends Queen and Paul Rodgers are touring the United States and Canada.
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^ Although recorded in just a few weeks, this proved to be their most progressive and adventurous work for many years and was followed by yet another extensive world tour.
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.The tour featured several dates in Bophuthatswana, South Africa, at the arena at Sun City.^ The album was recorded live over several German and Japanese dates in late 1976 during the Rising world tour.
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[53] .Upon returning to England, they were the subject of outrage, having played there during the height of apartheid and in violation of worldwide divestment efforts.^ I could make a strong arguemnt for having the Beach Boys up there since they had so much influence on studio technique and were a popular band..
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^ I hope to god they don't turn the Transformers song into that pseudo-technorap piece of trash they played during the ComicCon previs footage.
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.The band responded to the critics by stating that they were playing music for fans in that country, and they also stressed that the concerts were played before integrated audiences.^ And do you see that song called 'One Week of Danger' by The Virgins...well, I just saw the Virgins yesterday in a rock festival concert and they played that song!!!!!!!
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^ I am not a huge fan of U2 but they were and still are probably the most fluencial rock/pop bands ever.
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^ LED ZEPPELIN and they are obviously THE GREATEST ROCK BAND but what about poor ACDC Bassist responded 1 year ago: #978 .
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Live Aid and later years (1985–1990)

.On 12 January 1985, the band headlined two nights of the first Rock in Rio festival at Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).^ In 2004, the band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 Queen was the first inductee into the VH1 Rock Honors.
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^ In 1981, Queen become the first important rock band to play in South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia stadiums.
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^ The Beatles were the first great classic rock band.
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.They were the main act on the 11 and 18 January line-ups.^ Quote from: ApunBindaas on January 11, 2007, 08:32:18 AM Taebin is actually my fave kpop singer then Se7en.
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^ NON BOLLYWOOD* Post by: ApunBindaas on January 11, 2007, 08:32:18 AM .
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.On each night, they played in front of over 300,000 people.^ It broke the attendance world record for a single concert and venue, at the Morumbi Stadium in Brazil; 181,000 people attended the first night and 351,000 attended over 2 days.
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^ I mean AC/DC played in front of 500,000 people SOLD OUT, and still played two nights after that sold out.
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^ Queen played to a total audience of 479,000 in Argentina and in Brazil play in front of 325,000 people, breaking all previous world record.
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.A selection of highlights of both performances was released on VHS on May with the title Queen Live in Rio.^ Brian May and Roger Taylor perform with the former vocalist of Free and Bad Company as "Queen + Paul Rodgers" at 8 p.m.
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^ In Live Aid (biggest concert ever), Queen stole the show and is named the world's greatest rock gig and live performance!
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^ The song was included in all Queen's live concert performances of the 1986 Magic Tour, as the very first song of each concert.
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.At Live Aid, held at Wembley on 13 July 1985, Queen performed some of their greatest hits in what has been considered their best performance to date.^ In fact, Queen: Greatest Hits I & II is at No 1 on the United States iTunes album chart (all genres).
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^ Queen's iconic performance at Live Aid in July 1985 has been named the world's greatest rock gig in an industry poll, more than 60 artists, journalists and music industry executives contributed to the survey.
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^ In Live Aid (biggest concert ever), Queen stole the show and is named the world's greatest rock gig and live performance!
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[54] .The band, now revitalised by the response to Live Aid and the ensuing increase in record sales, ended 1985 by releasing the single "One Vision". The song was used in the film Iron Eagle.^ The song is one of Osbourne's first two singles as a solo artist following his expulsion from Black Sabbath (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sabbath).
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^ A subsequent live version released as a single in October 1975, eventually reaching #12, the first of six Top 20 songs for KISS in the 1970s.
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^ It is one of the only Deep Purple songs to feature Ian Paice using a double-bass pedal; when performed live, a roadie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadie) brings on another bass drum to perform the song, only to remove it when it is finished.
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.Also, a limited-edition boxed set containing all Queen albums to date was released under the title of "The Complete Works". The package included previously unreleased material, most notably Queen's non-album single of Christmas 1984, titled Thank God it's Christmas.^ The bands had to be within what Olsen calls the "greater circle of rock music" and had to generate all or most of their own material.
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^ In fact, Queen: Greatest Hits I & II is at No 1 on the United States iTunes album chart (all genres).
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^ The Beatles are the number one album selling act of all time in the UK and the number two selling singles act behind Cliff Richard, who had over 100 chart singles where the Beatles released about 30 singles.
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.In early 1986, Queen recorded the album A Kind of Magic, containing several reworkings of songs written for the Russell Mulcahy film Highlander.^ And Pete Townsend also played on two songs on Paul's 1986 Press To Play album, along with Phil Collins, who has always been a huge Beatles fan, too.
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^ Queen's 1973 song "Stone Cold Crazy" is cited as an early precursor of the speed- or thrash metal sound (not heavy metal).
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^ One song from the album, "Dazed and Confused", was a song originally written by Jake Holmes on his album "The Above Ground Sound" of Jake Holmes.
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The album was very successful, producing a string of hits, including the title track, "A Kind of Magic." Also charting from the album were "Friends Will Be Friends", "Who Wants to Live Forever?", and the de facto theme from Highlander, "Princes of the Universe".
.Later that year, Queen went on a sold-out tour in support of A Kind of Magic, once again they hired Spike Edney, leading to him being dubbed the unofficial fifth member.^ George made ignorant comments about Queen being bigger than The Beatles and I was trying to correct him!
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^ Same with the Rolling Stones, and Queen they had stadiums and soccer fields sold completely out.
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^ So they assembled some additional players, and in early 2005, puzzled out how to make Queen and Paul Rodgers work as a joint operation.
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[55][56] .The Magic Tour's highlight was at Wembley Stadium in London and resulted in the live double album, Queen Live At Wembley Stadium, released on CD and as a live concert film.^ A more representative example of a Rainbow concert of the time was the 1991 release Live in Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_in_Europe_%2776).
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^ Credited as being written by Queen, it was released in June 1989 from the album The Miracle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracle).
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^ While the current concert tour (and live CD and DVD) has been satisfying, rumors circulate about new Queen recordings.
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.They could not book Wembley for a third night, but they did play at Knebworth Park.^ Not only did they play a variety of songs, but Rodgers had a variety of clothing (he changed five times!
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^ He says they had good musical brains and the brain is where music orgininates, and he said it has nothing to do with your fingers, as it happened they could also play their own instruments very well.
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^ As it happened, they could also play their own instruments very well.
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.The show sold out within two hours and over 120,000 fans packed the park for what proved to be Queen's final live performance with Mercury.^ This is the first of two sold out shows at the venue on the bay.
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^ Same with the Rolling Stones, and Queen they had stadiums and soccer fields sold completely out.
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^ Queen performed in front of more than 160,000 at Monterrey and Puebla Mexico.
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[57] .More than 1 million people saw Queen on the tour – 400,000 in the United Kingdom alone, a record at the time.^ Led Zeppelin sold more records than Queen in U.S. but Queen sold more records worldwide than Led Zeppelin.
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^ As of 2005, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,422 weeks or twenty-seven years on the album charts; more time than any other musical act including The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
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^ The Who,The Rolling Stones,Jimi Hendrix,hell even Van Halen,and especially The Beatles are all a million times better than Led Zeppelin,Queen and Pink Floyd!!!
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.After working on various solo projects during 1988 (including Mercury's collaboration with Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona) the band released The Miracle in 1989. The album continued the direction of A Kind of Magic, using a pop-rock sound mixed with a few heavy numbers.^ However, the band decided to keep making albums free of conflict and differences; starting with The Miracle and continuing with 1991's Innuendo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innuendo_%28album%29).
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^ I am not a huge fan of U2 but they were and still are probably the most fluencial rock/pop bands ever.
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^ Queen, for the few out there who haven't heard of it, is one of the most successful bands in the history of rock and roll.
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It spawned the European hits "I Want It All", "Breakthru", "The Invisible Man", "Scandal", and "The Miracle".
The Miracle also began a change in direction of Queen's songwriting philosophy. .Since the band's beginning, nearly all songs had been written by and credited to a single member, with other members adding minimally.^ The song is credited as being written by Guns N' Roses as a band.
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^ All four members of the band sing.
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^ All tracks are credited to the working efforts of the five members of the band.
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.With The Miracle, however, the band's songwriting became more collaborative, and they vowed to credit the final product only to Queen as a group.^ The only band in the "Songwriters Hall of Fame" is Queen.
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^ Hey, fab4fan, the only group in the Songwriters Hall of Fame is Queen.
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^ I can only asume that they have never actually listened to more than one song of any of these.
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Mercury's death and beyond (1991–2003)

.There was all that time when we knew Freddie was on the way out, we kept our heads down.^ Rodgers hits all the notes that Mercury hit, but not quite as high, and at the same time remaining Paul Rodgers in every way.
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^ "We wanted to take them on a rock 'n' roll journey that would challenge all our preconceptions of OAPs and give them a great time."
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^ "I didn't want to be out there copying him," Rodgers says, " but acknowledging the way he did a tune."
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—Brian May[59]

After fans noticed Mercury's gaunt appearance during 1988, rumours began to spread that Mercury was suffering from AIDS. Mercury flatly denied these, insisting he was merely "exhausted" and too busy to provide interviews.[60] .However, the band decided to continue making albums, free of internal conflict and differences, starting with The Miracle and continuing with Innuendo.^ However, the band decided to keep making albums free of conflict and differences; starting with The Miracle and continuing with 1991's Innuendo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innuendo_%28album%29).
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^ However, I would like to say that Bono sucks and Led was comprised of masters of their trade, making them the greatest band of all-time.
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^ The Beatles are the biggest reason for the bands like The Led Zeppelin making it because they released albums with no singles.
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.Despite his deteriorating health, Mercury continued to contribute.^ Although his health was deteriorating, Mercury was courageous in handling his contributions, working in a creative fervor.
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.The band released Innuendo in early 1991, followed by their second greatest hits compilation, Greatest Hits II in the October of that year.^ In fact, Queen: Greatest Hits I & II is at No 1 on the United States iTunes album chart (all genres).
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^ LED ZEPPELIN and they are obviously THE GREATEST ROCK BAND but what about poor ACDC Bassist responded 1 year ago: #978 .
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^ And is this person who made this homophobic, where is the greatest band of all time QUEEN vin responded 3 years ago: #220 .
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.On 23 November 1991, in a prepared statement made on his deathbed, Mercury confirmed that he had AIDS.[61] Within 24 hours of that statement, he died of bronchial pneumonia, which was brought on as a complication of AIDS. His funeral service was private, held in accordance with the Zoroastrian religious faith of his family.^ The trend extends to Queen, back on the road for the first time since frontman Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS in 1991.
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^ The obvious question is: How does the earnest, working-class Rodgers compare with Mercury, one of rock's most flamboyant and dynamic showmen, who died of AIDS in 1991 at 45?
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^ It's been 15 years since Freddie Mercury died, and 24 since Queen last toured North America.
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."Bohemian Rhapsody" was re-released as a single shortly after Mercury's death, with "These Are the Days of Our Lives" as the double A-side.^ Seen as early pioneers of music video with promotional film for "SFF," also sections of HDN. - Said to start (but re-introduce) concept of double A-side single.
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^ A subsequent live version released as a single in October 1975, eventually reaching #12, the first of six Top 20 songs for KISS in the 1970s.
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^ It was released as a single in the US and Australia with Misty Mountain Hop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misty_Mountain_Hop) on the B-side, and reached #15 on Billboard and #11 in Australia.
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.The single went to number one for the second time in the UK. Initial proceeds from the single – approximately £1,000,000 – were donated to the Terrence Higgins Trust.^ The Beatles are the number one album selling act of all time in the UK and the number two selling singles act behind Cliff Richard, who had over 100 chart singles where the Beatles released about 30 singles.
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^ After some Googling and sorting through a number of sites on the best rock bands of all time, I found one that at least approximates to some degree my own thinking.
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^ Her new single Mi Feugeis is great 60's ish rock/pop, and her older stuff is also good (My Number One, Mambo, Antipandites Klisis).
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.Queen's popularity increased once again in the United States after "Bohemian Rhapsody" was featured in the comedy film Wayne's World, helping the song reach number two for five weeks in the US charts in 1992. The song was made into a Wayne's World music video, with which the band and management were delighted.^ The album reached #7 in the United States spending 61 weeks on the chart and was certified platinum).
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^ Queen is currently #1 on the United States iTunes download chart.
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^ The first promotional music video is "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen (a fact).
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[64]
Statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux, erected following his death.
The statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux that is also featured on the cover of the album Made in Heaven (1995).
.On 20 April 1992, The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was held at London's Wembley Stadium.^ Serge7 03-22-2007, 10:55 PM Robert Plant & Queen "Freddie Mercury Tribute " (video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eCcldu9O_I) http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000065TWQ.08.PT01._SS400_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpghttp://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000065TWQ.08.PT02._SS400_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was an open air concert held on Easter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter) Monday, April 20 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_20), 1992 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992) at London (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London)'s Wembley Stadium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wembley_Stadium_%281924%29), televised live worldwide.
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^ The Freddie Mercury tribute concert is the greatest tribute ever with over two billions worldwide viewers.
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^ The concert was a tribute to the life of the late Queen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_%28band%29) frontman, Freddie Mercury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Mercury), with all proceeds going to AIDS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDS) research.
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.Performers, including Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Elton John, David Bowie, Annie Lennox and Metallica performed various Queen songs along with the three remaining Queen members.^ In Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, the big discussion among many journalists is, how, despite all that talent (Metallica, Elton John, Axl Rose, George Michael, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Extreme, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Def Lepard, Seal, U2, etc.
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^ GUNS N ROSES 2.LED ZEPPELIN 3.PINK FLOYD 4.QUEEN Triple responded 2 years ago: #295 .
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^ Then comes #2 Led Zep #3 Black Sabbath #4 Van Halen #5 Guns n Roses #6 Queen #7 Metallica #8 AC/DC #9 The Rolling Stones #10 Pink Floyd i find it very hard to dispute this list.
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.The concert is listed in The Guinness Book of Records as "The largest rock star benefit concert".[65] It was televised to over 1.2 billion viewers worldwide,[53] and raised over £20,000,000 for AIDS charities.^ The Beatles are claimed to have sold 1 billion records worldwide - you don't have a clue Jose.
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^ The culmination of the Stones' tour was the free concert at Altamont Speedway, which was one of the largest rock disasters ever… .
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^ The Beatles have sold an estimated one billion records, according to the Guinness Book of Records.
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.The band also terminated their Capitol Records contract and signed a deal with Hollywood Records as their new US label.^ The band sign and recorded on Led Zeppelin's Swan Song Records (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Song_Records).
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^ Bolin's first solo record, Teaser (on the Nemperor label), and Deep Purple's Come Taste the Band (on the Purple label).
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[citation needed]
.Queen's last album featuring Mercury, titled Made in Heaven, was released in 1995, four years after his death.^ From 1971 through 1983, Phil Lynott and the boys released at least one album every year -- sometimes even cranking out two.
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^ Beatles albums slowly became the same thing over and over again, but the Stones were releasing albums in the same year and each album had something different.
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^ I think he lasted long enough to release singles from his first album, tried a new style with his second which then flopped.
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.It was constructed from Mercury's final recordings in 1991, plus material left over from their previous studio albums.^ It was also the final Creedence album with rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Fogerty) who left the group shortly after this album was released.
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^ He responds to an inquiry about recording an album of new material with a quiet "We'll see."
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^ This is Ozzy's first solo album; and one of the two studio albums he recorded before Rhoads's death in March 1982 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982).
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.In addition, re-worked material from May, Taylor and Mercury's solo albums were included.^ FREDDIE MERCURY is the greatest vocalist ever, Brian May one of the best guitarist, Roger Taylor one of the best drummers and John Deacon one of the best bassist.
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^ One of the bests quitarists: Brian May One of the bests vocalists: Freddie Mercury One of the bests drummers: Roger Taylor One of the bests songs: Bohemian Rapsody So, where is Queen?
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^ However, during the sessions for The Bends it was rediscovered, dusted off and re-mastered, as it was felt that it worked well with the rest of the album's content.
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May and Taylor have often been involved in projects related to raising money for AIDS research..January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In 1997, Queen returned to the studio to record "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)". It was the last song recorded by Queen with John Deacon,[citation needed] and was released as a bonus track on the Queen Rocks compilation album later that year.^ The album is one of the few recordings of Bolin that was released in his short lifetime.
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^ John Deacon's style was one that was rarely seen in rock bands during the 70s.
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^ No one will be as good as him.
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.The song was later released as a single reaching number 13 in the UK chart.^ It reached #46 on the UK charts.
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^ The single debuted at #1 on the UK singles chart.
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^ As a more direct and accessible release, Genesis' fanbase increased considerably, with the album reaching #3 on the UK Albums Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Albums_Chart) — having been bolstered by the Top 5 success of Follow You, Follow Me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follow_You%2C_Follow_Me), which also became Genesis' first hit US single.
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.Brian May and Roger Taylor performed together at several award ceremonies and charity concerts sharing vocals with various guest singers.^ The First concert of G3 in 1991 the guest was Brian May.
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^ Brian May and Freddy together were great.
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^ The most memorable thing about the concert was guitarist Brian May's solo.
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.During this time they were billed as Queen + followed by the name of the guest singer.^ Queen are the greatest band of all time with the greatest singer of all time but the greatest guitarist is Yngwie Malmsteen.
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^ They also say that everyone else should proceed with caution buying Queen's albums because their albums are so emblematic of their time that even their Greatest Hits sound dated.
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^ AM The legendary rock band Queen is touring for the first time since before the 1991 death of singer Freddie Mercury.
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.Several of the guest singers recorded new versions of Queen’s hits under the Queen + name, including Robbie Williams and Britney Spears.^ While the current concert tour (and live CD and DVD) has been satisfying, rumors circulate about new Queen recordings.
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^ The Zimmers - whose lead singer is 90-year-old Alf Carretta - have recorded a unique version of The Who's My Generation, which is released in May.
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^ The Beatles record catalog is worth the most in rock and Beatle songs are the most covered, including Yesterday with over 3,000 cover versions.
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.In 1999, a Greatest Hits III album was released.^ In fact, Queen: Greatest Hits I & II is at No 1 on the United States iTunes album chart (all genres).
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^ Keno's Classic Rock n Roll Web Site [guitars.gif (6044 bytes)] GREATEST HITS ALBUM REVIEW THE BEATLES [beatles_1967_1970.jpg (6249 bytes)] 1967 - 1970 Released - 1973, on Apple Records.
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^ I really don't have to say too much more about this greatest hits album, it speaks for itself and if you love the Beatles you more than likely already have it and love it.
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.This featured, among others, "Queen + Wyclef Jean" on a rap version of "Another One Bites the Dust". A live version of "Somebody to Love" by George Michael; and a live version of "The Show Must Go On", recorded in 1997 with Elton John and features the last live performance of John Deacon, who retired shortly after.^ On it he uses sections of Queen’s "Another One Bites the Dust," and sections from some of their previous work.
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^ Original Queen bassist John Deacon retired.
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^ It's an entertainment maxim and the title of another enduring Queen tune: "The Show Must Go On."
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In 2003, four new songs by May and Taylor were performed under the Queen name for Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign against AIDS.[citation needed]

Queen + Paul Rodgers (2004–2009)

.At the end of 2004, May and Taylor announced that they would reunite and return to touring in 2005, with Paul Rodgers (founder and former lead singer of Free and Bad Company).^ Brian May and Roger Taylor perform with the former vocalist of Free and Bad Company as "Queen + Paul Rodgers" at 8 p.m.
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^ They also played four songs from Paul Rodgers' former bands, like "All Right Now" from Free and "Bad Company" from Bad Company.
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^ Paul Rodgers, who has fronted Bad Company and Free, is handling vocals.
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.Brian May's website also stated that Rodgers would be 'featured with' Queen as Queen + Paul Rodgers, not replacing the late Freddie Mercury.^ Queen: Queen without Freddie Mercury?
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^ Paul Rodgers wants to make it perfectly clear: He is not replacing the late Freddie Mercury in Queen.
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^ Brian May and Freddy together were great.
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.The retired John Deacon would not be participating.^ Original Queen bassist John Deacon retired.
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.Between 2005 and 2006 Queen + Paul Rodgers embarked on a world tour, the first leg in Europe and the second, Japan and then the US in 2006. On 15 August 2006, Brian May confirmed through his website and fan club that Queen + Paul Rodgers would begin producing their first studio album beginning in October, to be recorded at a "secret location".[70] The album, titled The Cosmos Rocks, was released in Europe on 12 September 2008 and in the United States on 28 October 2008. Following the album the band again embarked on a tour through Europe.^ It was not a popular title when first released.
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^ It was recorded at various London studios in between the band's live touring commitments from January through August 1971.
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^ The release date in Japan for the Queen + Paul Rodgers 'Super Live In Japan' DVD is officially confirmed as 28 April 2006.
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.Opening on Kharkiv's Freedom Square in front of 350,000 Ukrainian fans.^ Yes, he put on a guitar clinic during his set in front of 28,000 screaming fans and to millions around the world who watched the concert on line.
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The show in Ukraine was later released on DVD.
.Queen and Paul Rodgers officially split up without animosity on 12 May 2009. Rodgers did not rule out the possibility of working together again.^ Queen + Paul Rodgers March 23 @ allstate arena 312.559.1212 .
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^ Paul Rodgers says about Brian May: "What happens is he can hear the song line and then he can hear all the harmonies on top of it," Rodgers explains.
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^ Then before the gig, we did so much coke that I actually threw up and passed out.
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Since 2009

.On 20 May 2009, Brian May and Roger Taylor performed We Are the Champions live on the season finale of American Idol with winner Kris Allen and runner up Adam Lambert providing a vocal duet.^ Full new acoustic performance by Brian May.
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^ To Roger,Brian,Raphael, to say that The Beatles are boring and only a few of their songs hold up today,well this is totally untrue!
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^ Taylor and May, whose melodic, multitracked guitar lines provided the band's musical signature, always understood that.
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.In mid-2009 after the split of Queen + Paul Rodgers, the Queen online website announced a new Greatest Hits compilation named Absolute Greatest.^ Rodgers hits all the notes that Mercury hit, but not quite as high, and at the same time remaining Paul Rodgers in every way.
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^ In fact, Queen: Greatest Hits I & II is at No 1 on the United States iTunes album chart (all genres).
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^ Queen + Paul Rodgers March 23 @ allstate arena 312.559.1212 .
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.It was released on 16 November and peaked at #3 in the official UK chart.^ It was panned by critics at the time of its release, but reached #4 in the UK charts as well as the top 40 in the U.S. and has gained a strong following among a number of fans.
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^ It was released in the UK on 5 March (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_5) 1995 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995) and peaked at number 17 in the UK singles chart.
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.The album contains 20 of Queen's biggest hits spanning their entire career and was released in four different formats: single disc, double disc (with commentary), double disc with feature book and a vinyl record.^ The compact disc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_disc) version released in the 2000s, features extra tracks.
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^ Credited as being written by Queen, it was released in June 1989 from the album The Miracle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracle).
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^ The single version is slightly different from the album version in that it uses a shorter intro.
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.Prior to its release, a competition was run by Queen Online to guess the track listing, as a promotion for the album.^ Credited as being written by Queen, it was released in June 1989 from the album The Miracle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracle).
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^ Only one track from these sessions "My Little Man" was released on the "Ozzmosis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozzmosis)" album.
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^ In 1975, Queen released what can only be described as one of the finest albums ever written.
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.On 30 October 2009, Brian May wrote a fanclub letter on his website[74] stating that Queen had no intentions to tour in 2010 but that there is a possibility of a performance.^ Brian May at no.
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^ "Brian and I had no intention, particularly, of touring.
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^ Brian May, of Queen was a terrible guitarist.
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.Brian is quoted as saying "The greatest debate, though, is always about when we will next play together as Queen.^ Paul Rodgers says about Brian May: "What happens is he can hear the song line and then he can hear all the harmonies on top of it," Rodgers explains.
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^ I really don't have to say too much more about this greatest hits album, it speaks for itself and if you love the Beatles you more than likely already have it and love it.
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^ Even though I say that, I still own all Led Zeppelin albums, I just don't think they are as good as Deep Purple or (early) Queen.
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.At the moment, in spite of the many rumours that are out there, we do not have plans to tour in 2010. The good news, though, is that Roger and I have a much closer mutual understanding these days – privately and professionally … and all ideas are carefully considered.^ These are only two of many great bands out there.
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^ Even though I say that, I still own all Led Zeppelin albums, I just don't think they are as good as Deep Purple or (early) Queen.
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^ Rock is not all about technicality, its more about going out there and playing from your soul.
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Music is never far away from us. .As I write, there is an important one-off performance on offer, in the USA, and it remains to be decided whether we will take up this particular challenge.^ Geddy Lee is one of the greatest bass guitarists and vocalists of all time, and Alex Lifeson is up there as well on guitar.
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^ The Yardbirds were inspired by his performance and decided to work up their own arrangement of the song.
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^ I know there have been a lot of ignorant comments on here about The Beatles, but this Pepe person takes the cake and Queenfan#1 is one of them too!
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.Every day, doors seem to open, and every day, we interact, perhaps more than ever before, with the world outside.^ Even though Queen had better musicians, they have both influenced a generation more than almost every band in the world!
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^ The band are also the only group in which every member has composed more than one chart-topping single.
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^ The band is also the only band in which every member has composed more than one chart-topping single.
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.It is a time of exciting transition in Rock music and in “The Business”.^ He said that all of the songs flowed together, and it was pop music but folk rock at the same time, and this is what he couldn't believe!
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^ Although The Beatles were the startpoint of rock music their sound was very boring and monotonous at times, and few of their songs have survived the test of time.
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^ Many people will tell you the transition between rock and roll to rock music starts with the Beatles.
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It’s good that the pulse still beats."
.On 15 November 2009, Brian May and Roger Taylor performed Bohemian Rhapsody live on the British TV show The X Factor alongside the finalists.^ Brian May came out and sang a couple of tunes solo and Taylor stepped out from behind the drum kit to lead “Radio Ga Ga.” The show closed with a touching video tribute to Freddie Mercury featuring live footage of him singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” and segued into Paul Rodgers who proved that he can deliver the goods on the song as well.
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^ Albert may be #1 for live shows and the spontaneous live jam.
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^ One of the bests quitarists: Brian May One of the bests vocalists: Freddie Mercury One of the bests drummers: Roger Taylor One of the bests songs: Bohemian Rapsody So, where is Queen?
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Musical style

.Queen composed music that drew inspiration from many different genres of music, often with a tongue-in-cheek attitude.^ Queen composed music that drew inspiration from many different genres of music.
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^ I like a lot of different genres of music.
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^ The album is often cited as being very influential in the development of the heavy metal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_metal_music) music genre.
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.Among the genres they have been associated with are: progressive rock[76], hard rock[76], glam rock[76], heavy metal[76], pop rock[76], dance/disco[77], blues-rock and psychedelic rock.^ They are the most essential band ever, blues rock rapes anything else in existence.
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^ Rock and roll, hard rock metal, etc., is not about how many records you sell.
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^ (Granted there are areas of overlap with "hard rock" involving most - if not all I guess - of the above areas, but I think the greatest such "areas of overlap" are with prog and psychedelic rock).
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[78] .Queen also wrote songs that were inspired by genres that are not typically associated with rock, such as country, ragtime, opera, gospel, vaudeville and folk.^ Their Genres are rock, blues, and country.
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^ Queen also wrote songs that were inspired by genres that are not or barely associated with rock, such as country, ragtime, and folk.
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^ Among the genres they have been associated with are: arena rock, dance/disco, glam rock, hard rock, heavy metal, pop rock, progressive rock, and psychedelic rock.
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Sonic experimentation figured heavily in Queen's songs. .A distinctive characteristic of Queen's music are the vocal harmonies which are usually composed of the voices of May, Mercury and Taylor best heard on the studio albums A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races.^ 'Queen: The Making Of A Night At The Opera' tells the track by track story of the album through new interviews with Brian May, Roger Taylor and producer Roy Thomas Baker along with archive interviews with Freddie Mercury and contributions from photographer Mick Rock, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Ian Hunter from Mott The Hoople amongst others.
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^ He started to play a 12 string guitar after he saw and heard George Harrison playing one in The Beatles great film A Hard Day's Night in early 1964.
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^ In stores this week is a new DVD that takes viewers back to the making of Queen’s fourth album, A Night at the Opera.
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.Some of the ground work for the development of this sound can be attributed to their former producer Roy Thomas Baker as well as their engineer Mike Stone.^ Some of them don't work well when too many guests log on.
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^ The Prophet's Song - A more in depth analysis by Brian May and Roy Thomas Baker intercut with live footage from the Hyde Park free concert.
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.Besides vocal harmonies, Queen were also known for multi-tracking voices to imitate the sound of a large choir through overdubs.^ "Rodgers admits that while he admired Queen on the radio, especially the vocal harmonies, he didn't always rush out to buy the group's new albums.
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^ Their 3+ harmonies, use of falsettos and instrumental creativity/use of synthesizers is right on track with Queen, IMHO (minus Freddie Mercury's awesome vibrato-driven voice and Brian May's incredible guitar-riffing abilities).
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^ But if you listened to Abbey Road and you hear the vocal harmonies of that album, you will hear why that album influenced Queen.
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For instance, according to Brian May, there are over 180 vocal overdubs in "Bohemian Rhapsody".[79] Many Queen songs were also written with audience participation in mind, such as "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions".[80]

The Queen Logo.
.The Queen logo, also known as the Queen Crest, was designed by Mercury shortly before the release of their first album.^ "Because I Want You", released on March 6, is the first UK single from the album.
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^ I think he lasted long enough to release singles from his first album, tried a new style with his second which then flopped.
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^ Credited as being written by Queen, it was released in June 1989 from the album The Miracle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracle).
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.The logo features the zodiac signs of all four members: two lions for Leo (Deacon and Taylor), a crab for Cancer (May), and two fairies for Virgo (Mercury).^ During this past year of global touring, the band has insisted on keeping the boundaries well-marked -- to acknowledge and even emphasize that the current ensemble is not the definitive Queen, which featured May on guitar, Taylor on drums, the flamboyant Mercury out front, and the now-retired John Deacon on bass.
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^ Drummer Taylor and guitarist Brian May, 58, whose relationship dates back to the pre-Queen band Smile, have been Queen's gatekeepers since Mercury's death.
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The lions are embracing a stylised letter Q, the crab is resting atop the Q with flames rising directly above it, and the fairies are each sheltering below a lion. There is also a crown inside the Q and the whole logo is over-shadowed by an enormous phoenix. The whole symbol bears a passing resemblance to the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, particularly with the lion supporters. .The original logo, as found on the reverse-side of the first album cover, was a simple line drawing but more intricate colour versions were used on later album covers.^ The single version is slightly different from the album version in that it uses a shorter intro.
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^ And it leads me to the original version, which I do like better and listen to more, though the lead singer of the band produced both tracks.
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^ First Norwegian Wood and Love You To actually used Indian intruments and George played the sitar on both songs and the later actually uses true Indian scales.
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Influence

.Queen have been recognised as having made significant contributions to such genres as hard rock[81] and heavy metal,[82] amongst others.^ Led Zeppelin were at the forefront of hard rock and heavy metal not Queen.
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^ Queen were an incredible heavy metal band.
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^ They also experimented with rock-genres such as punk rock and speed metal, amongst others.
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.Hence the band has been cited as an influence by many other musicians.^ Moreover, the band has been cited as a major influence by many other artists and performers.
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^ They have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands.
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^ Led Zeppelin is there for influence, although I prefer lots of other bands (such as The Cult.
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.Moreover, like their music, the bands and artists that have claimed to be influenced by Queen are diverse and span different generations, countries and genres.^ Queen has not influenced the same amount of artists as someone like the Who.
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^ Queen a great band if you like bombastic music.
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^ Queen composed music that drew inspiration from many different genres of music.
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.Some of the musicians that have cited the band as an influence include: Anthrax,[83] Ben Folds Five, [84] Blind Guardian,[85][86] Kurt Cobain,[87] Def Leppard,[88] Extreme,[89] Foo Fighters,[90] Green Day,[91] Guns N' Roses,[92] Helloween,[93] Iron Maiden,[94] ,[95] Kansas,[96] Keane,[97] Manic Street Preachers,[98] Metallica,[99] George Michael,[citation needed] Mika,[100] Muse,[101] My Chemical Romance,[102] Radiohead,[103] Trent Reznor.^ Ben Folds Five 2.
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^ Linkin Park 2.My Chemical Romance 3.Nirvana 4.Metallica 5.Led Zeppelin 6.Pink Floyd 7.Iron Maiden steve responded 5 months ago: #1040 .
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^ Biggest Influence of Helloween, Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Queensrÿche, Iced Earth, Nevermore, Manowar etc.
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[104] Styx,[105] The Killers [106] and The Smashing Pumpkins.[107][108]
.Queen have been cited as a major influence on the "neo-classical metal" genre by Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen.^ Queen has also been cited as a major influence on the "neo-classical metal" genre by Swedish-American guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen.
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^ Queen have also been cited as a major influence on the "neo-classical metal" genre by Swedish-American guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen.
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^ Brian May is the first master guitar orchestrator and the precursor of neo-classical metal sound and tapping technique.
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[109] .Metallica recorded a cover version of "Stone Cold Crazy", which first appeared on the "Rubaiyat — Elektra's 40th Anniversary" album in 1990, and won their first Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1991. In the early 70s, Queen helped spur the heavy metal genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence;[82][94] the New Wave of British Heavy Metal followed in a similar vein, fusing the music with a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed.^ Queen's 1973 song "Stone Cold Crazy" is cited as an early precursor of the speed- or thrash metal sound (not heavy metal).
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^ Punk and New Wave (1976-1981) .
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^ Queen's 1974 song "Stone Cold Crazy" is cited as an early precursor of the speed- or thrash metal sound, not heavy metal.
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Legacy

.As of 2005, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,322 weeks or twenty-seven years on the United Kingdom album charts; more time than any other musical act.^ According to The Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,422 weeks, or 27 years, on the United Kingdom album charts; more time than any other musical act, including The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
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^ Queen has spent more weeks on the charts in Britain than the Beatles but the Beatles have sold more albums in Britain and America combined.
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^ Queen may have spent more weeks on the charts than the Beatles in Britain but the Beatles were around for, what, seven years and still 40 number one records, including albums, singles and EPs.
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[110] .Also in 2005, with the release of their live album with Paul Rodgers, Queen moved into third place on the list of acts with the most aggregate time spent on the British record charts.^ Also in 2005, with the release of their live album with Paul Rodgers, Queen moved into third place on the list of acts with the most aggregate time spent on the British record charts.
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^ As of 2005, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,422 weeks or twenty-seven years on the album charts; more time than any other musical act including The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
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^ Rodgers hits all the notes that Mercury hit, but not quite as high, and at the same time remaining Paul Rodgers in every way.
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[111]
In 2006 the Greatest Hits album was the United Kingdom's all-time best selling album, with sales upwards of 5,407,587 copies, over 604,295 more copies than its nearest competitor, The Beatles' Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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^ Accorded credit for creating new style of album with Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band: "concept album," in which songs can be seen to relate to one central topic or idea.
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^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Pepper%27s_Lonely_Hearts_Club_Band_%28movie%2 9) film, which failed spectacularly.
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.Their Greatest Hits II album came in seventh with sales upwards of 3,631,321 copies.^ Their Greatest Hits II album came in seventh with sales upwards of 3,631,321 copies.
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^ In fact, Queen: Greatest Hits I & II is at No 1 on the United States iTunes album chart (all genres).
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^ I really don't have to say too much more about this greatest hits album, it speaks for itself and if you love the Beatles you more than likely already have it and love it.
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[112]
.The band has released a total of eighteen number one albums, eighteen number one singles, and ten number one DVDs worldwide making them one of the world's best-selling music artists.^ Queen have released a total of eighteen #1 albums, eighteen #1 singles, and eight #1 DVDs worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists.
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^ It was the ninth best-selling album of the 1980s.
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^ The number one band on The 21 Century.
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.Their total album sales have been estimated at over 300 million worldwide[113][114] including 32.5 million in the United States[115] alone as of 2004. The band is also the only group in which every member has composed more than one chart-topping single.^ Queen are the only band in the UK chart to sell more than five million albums.
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^ The band has sold upwards of 170 million albums worldwide.
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^ Not only them, but the other band members each of the two bands are also TOP QUALITY for what they do.
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[116]
.One aggregate site declared "Bohemian Rhapsody" as the greatest song of all time, from an average of numerous industry polls.^ These are the greatest guitarists of all time...
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^ Bohemian Rhapsody is the best song of all time.
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^ U2's next album will be one of the greatest of all time.
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[117]
.Queen are one of the most bootlegged bands ever, according to Nick Weymouth, who manages the band's official website.^ Fri 24 Mar 06** QUEEN 2ND MOST SUCCESSFUL BAND IN GERMANY .
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^ It was just disappointing that one of the most original rock bands ever didn't get more of an audience.
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^ The official website of the DJ who coined the phrase 'Rock and Roll'.
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[118] .A 2001 survey discovered the existence of 12,225 websites dedicated to Queen bootlegs, the highest number for any band.^ Queen and The Beatles are the the only bands that have more than 18 number 1 hits Worldwide.
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[119] .Bootleg recordings have contributed to the band's popularity in certain countries where Western music is censored, such as Iran.^ Angus Young (Not for his guitar skill, but for the presense he held on stage) As for the band's people seem to be forgetting that Rock n' Roll orginated from blues and country and western music in around the 1940's and 50's.
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^ We all have opinions, but even I can admit that the Beatles influence, creativity, and contributions to music is still at the top of the list, even though Led Zeppelin is my favorite band.
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^ Another notable historical fact about Queen is that they are the first ever rock band to be officially approved by the Iranian government for distributing their music in Iran.
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[120] .In a project called Queen: The Top 100 Bootlegs, many of these have been made officially available to download for a nominal fee from Queen's website, with profits going to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.^ Many rock critics will always hate Queen, and denounce them as too heavy, too extravagant, too pompous, too over the top, too self-important.
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^ Surprisingly, no woman made the top 100 guitarists (no one listens to Bonnie Raitt's slide guitar?
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^ The profit of the concert was used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mercury_Phoenix_Trust).
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[118]
.Queen were named 13th on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock list[121].^ The greatest rock band ever is Queen.
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^ From the Vh1 100 Greatest Artists of Hard rock (2006): 50.
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^ In 2004, the band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 Queen was the first inductee into the VH1 Rock Honors.
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In other media

Digital realm

In conjunction with Electronic Arts, Queen released the computer game Queen: The Eye in 1998, to commercial and critical failure. .The music itself — tracks from Queen's vast catalogue, in many cases remixed into new instrumental versions — was by and large well received, but the game experience was hampered by poor game play.^ Every stage is different, and by playing with dynamics, you can turn the stage itself into an instrument.
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^ In 2004, the band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 Queen was the first inductee into the VH1 Rock Honors.
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^ The Beatles are # 1 on Acclaimed Music.net which complies many reviews by all different rock critics from decades,Queen is # 113!
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Adding to the problem was an extremely long development time, resulting in graphic elements that already seemed outdated by the time of release.
.Under the supervision of May and Taylor, numerous restoration projects have been underway involving Queen's lengthy audio and video catalogue.^ Brian May and Roger Taylor perform with the former vocalist of Free and Bad Company as "Queen + Paul Rodgers" at 8 p.m.
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^ Drummer Taylor and guitarist Brian May, 58, whose relationship dates back to the pre-Queen band Smile, have been Queen's gatekeepers since Mercury's death.
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^ One of the bests quitarists: Brian May One of the bests vocalists: Freddie Mercury One of the bests drummers: Roger Taylor One of the bests songs: Bohemian Rapsody So, where is Queen?
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.DVD releases of their 1986 Wembley concert (titled Live At Wembley Stadium) and 1982 Milton Keynes concert (Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl), and two Greatest Video Hits (Volumes 1 and 2, spanning the 1970s and 1980s) have seen the band's music remixed into 5.1 and DTS surround sound.^ Great Britain's best-selling band is Queen and worldwide best-selling video ever is "Queen Live at Wembleys."
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^ The greatest live act or arena band in history is Queen.
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^ With this first release, the band established itself as a leader in the emerging and commercially successful U.S. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) heavy metal music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_metal_music) genre of the 1980s.
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.So far, only two of the band's albums, A Night at the Opera and The Game, have been fully remixed into high-resolution multichannel surround on DVD-Audio.^ God Save The Queen - Brian May brings A Night At The Opera to a close.This Special Edition includes a second bonus DVD disc which has the entire original studio album remixed into Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS surround sound as well as Dolby Digital Stero, with the original videos for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'You're My Best Friend', newly created visuals for all the other tracks and a commentary on each track made up from archive and new interviews with all four members of the band.
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^ During the time period in which this album was made, the band was heavily into drugs.
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^ Queen are the only band in the UK chart to sell more than five million albums.
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.A Night at the Opera was re-released with some revised 5.1 mixes and accompanying videos in 2005 for the 30th anniversary of the album's original release (CD+DVD-Video set).^ I was originally thinkin about waiting until the CD's released in 08, but I'm getting rather anxious after having OK Computer on repeat for weeks now.
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^ In stores this week is a new DVD that takes viewers back to the making of Queen’s fourth album, A Night at the Opera.
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^ Bohemian Rhapsody, written by Freddie Mercury for the 1975 album A Night At The Opera, was the first single to be issued from the album and provided Queen with their first international No.
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In 2007, a BluRay edition of Queen's previously released concerts Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid was released together marking their first project in 1080p HD.
.Queen have been featured multiple times in the Guitar Hero franchise: a cover of "Killer Queen" in the original Guitar Hero, "We Are The Champions", "Fat Bottomed Girls," and the Paul Rodgers collaboration "C-lebrity" in a track pack for Guitar Hero World Tour, and "Under Pressure" with David Bowie in Guitar Hero 5.^ Musicians like Brian Eno, David Bowie and others have several times tried to help Syd Barrett back on his feet .
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^ The song features a furious, galloping rhythm and shimmering, multi-tracked guitar from Jimmy Page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Page).
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^ Also in 2005, with the release of their live album with Paul Rodgers, Queen moved into third place on the list of acts with the most aggregate time spent on the British record charts.
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[122] .On 13 October 2009, Brian May revealed there was "talk" going on "behind the scenes" about a dedicated Queen Rock Band game.^ The greatest rock band ever is Queen.
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^ Queen is the best rock band in the hystory of rock.
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^ Brian May, of Queen was a terrible guitarist.
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[123]
.In March 2009, Sony Computer Entertainment released a Queen branded version of the company's karaoke franchise, SingStar.^ Quote from: zimm on March 04, 2009, 12:26:57 AM The just released first album by Emmy The Great, "First Love".
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The game, which is available on Playstation 2 and Playstation 3, is titled SingStar Queen and has 25 songs on the PS3 and 20 on the PS2.[124]
.The band also appeared in the video game, Lego Rock Band, as playable Lego avatars.^ The album marked the completion of the band's shift to hard rock, begun in Head Games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Games).
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[125]
."We Will Rock You" and other songs by Queen also appear in DJ Hero.^ And do you see that song called 'One Week of Danger' by The Virgins...well, I just saw the Virgins yesterday in a rock festival concert and they played that song!!!!!!!
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^ Queen represents the over-indulgency of rock that no other band did quite as well as Queen.
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^ The Artist Prince took the stage in the Super Bowl 2007 and began his show with Queen's We Will Rock You.
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[126]

Film and television

.Queen contributed music directly to the movies Flash Gordon (1980, directed by Mike Hodges) and Highlander (the original 1986 film, directed by Russell Mulcahy).^ But I would like to hear music from the original movie.
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^ Queen contributed to many styles in rock music but were not at the forefront to anything.
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^ I think they should have all the original music from the past movie in it.
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.The songs, "A Kind of Magic, "One Year of Love", "Who Wants to Live Forever", "Hammer to Fall", and the theme "Princes of the Universe" can be heard in the film.^ Queen, for the few out there who haven't heard of it, is one of the most successful bands in the history of rock and roll.
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^ He started to play a 12 string guitar after he saw and heard George Harrison playing one in The Beatles great film A Hard Day's Night in early 1964.
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^ Prince only has one half descent song.
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It was also used in the Highlander TV series (1992–1998). "A Kind of Magic" can be heard in the beginning bar scene of "Highlander 2".
.In the United States, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was re-released as a single in 1992 after appearing in Wayne's World.^ The #1 sport in the world is football soccer and United States hates it; the same with Queen.
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^ Like Dan said, the "United States is not the world."
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^ Like Raphael said: The #1 sport in the world is football soccer and United States hates it; the same with Queen.
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.The single subsequently reached number two on the US Billboard chart (with "The Show Must Go On" as the first track on the single) and helped rekindle the band's popularity in North America.^ In the US, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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^ The Show must go on!
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^ As a more direct and accessible release, Genesis' fanbase increased considerably, with the album reaching #3 on the UK Albums Chart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Albums_Chart) — having been bolstered by the Top 5 success of Follow You, Follow Me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follow_You%2C_Follow_Me), which also became Genesis' first hit US single.
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.Several films have featured their songs performed by other artists.^ Two of her songs, and her, appearing in an upcoming feature film.
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A version of "Somebody to Love" was done by Anne Hathaway in the 2004 film Ella Enchanted. .In 2006, Brittany Murphy also recorded a cover of the same song for the 2006 movie Happy Feet.^ The Beatles record catalog is worth the most in rock and Beatle songs are the most covered, including Yesterday with over 3,000 cover versions.
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^ Quote from: sanna on October 26, 2006, 08:46:42 AM I am in love with DHEERE DHEERE from KALYUG. Haven't seen the movie, but just love the song!
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^ The top 10 most influential rock acts of all times in terms of infuence in all rock subgenres, cover versions of their songs,records sales, and innovations.
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In 2001, a version of "The Show Must Go On" was performed by Jim Broadbent and Nicole Kidman in the movie musical Moulin Rouge!. .The closing credits of A Knight's Tale released in 2001 has a version of "We Are the Champions" performed by Robbie Williams and Queen; the introduction to the same movie features We Will Rock You played by the medieval audience.^ And do you see that song called 'One Week of Danger' by The Virgins...well, I just saw the Virgins yesterday in a rock festival concert and they played that song!!!!!!!
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^ In 1981, Queen become the first important rock band to play in South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia stadiums.
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^ The compact disc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_disc) version released in the 2000s, features extra tracks.
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.In 1992, the film "Gladiator" featured snippets of "We Will Rock You" performed by Warrant whereas their full version was released as a single.^ "Because I Want You", released on March 6, is the first UK single from the album.
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^ A subsequent live version released as a single in October 1975, eventually reaching #12, the first of six Top 20 songs for KISS in the 1970s.
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^ The compact disc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_disc) version released in the 2000s, features extra tracks.
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In 2004 "Don't Stop Me Now" was featured in the bar fight scene in the cult movie Shaun of the Dead, and "You're My Best Friend" played during the end credits, as well as during the 2006 film "The Break-Up".
In May 2004, The Japanese live-action version of Sailor Moon, called Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. .In Act 29: "Minako's Rival, Mio Kuroki, is a Transfer Student?", used "I Was Born To Love You" in a volleyball game scene between the shows hero Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon (Miyuu Sawai) and Mio Kuroki (Alisa Yuriko Durbrow) a Dark Kingdom minion and "Rival" to J-Pop Idol Minako Aino/ Sailor Venus (Ayaka Komatsu).^ You have to stop and think what you mean by ROCK.....rock is not pop, it's not all about love and everyone getting along.
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^ First Norwegian Wood and Love You To actually used Indian intruments and George played the sitar on both songs and the later actually uses true Indian scales.
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^ You get to hear pop beats resembling US pop music, which however embedds and incorporates successfully musical instruments and melodies used in 'people's music'.
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.Keeping in the tradition (since Season Five) of naming each season's episodes after songs from a famous 1970s era rock band (Led Zeppelin for the fifth season, The Who for the sixth and The Rolling Stones for the seventh), the eighth and final season of That '70s Show consisted of episodes named after Queen songs.^ Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd were a couple of the bands who made rock what it is today!!!
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^ The Who is perhaps the greatest rock n roll band ever; to not have them listed is a sin.
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^ Led Zeppelin are rock gods.
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"Bohemian Rhapsody" served as the season premiere.[127]
.On 11 April 2006 Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared on the American singing contest television show American Idol.^ Nice try, and Brian May's idol is John Lennon, as he admitted in some British magazine just recently.
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^ FREDDIE MERCURY is the greatest vocalist ever, Brian May one of the best guitarist, Roger Taylor one of the best drummers and John Deacon one of the best bassist.
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^ Queen was influenced by the Beatles and Brian Taylor's idol is Lennon and the vocal harmonies from the Abbey Road heavily influenced Queen.
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.Each contestant was required to sing a Queen song during that week of the competition.^ Enrique Iglesias - Tired of Being Sorry America's Next Top Model contestants had to dance in the music video for this song in last week's episode.
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.Songs which appeared on the show included "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "The Show Must Go On", "Who Wants to Live Forever", and "Innuendo". Brian May later criticised the show for editing specific scenes,[128] one which made the group's time with contestant Ace Young look negative, despite it being the opposite.^ The Show must go on!
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^ An instrumental version of the song, titled "Forever", was included as a bonus track on the CD version of the album.
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^ Isolation Leading figures from the music industry - including a top U2 producer - have thrown their weight behind the group, which was the brainchild of documentary maker Tim Samuels, who has made a series about disenfranchised groups fighting back.
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Taylor and May again appeared on the American Idol Season 8 finale in May 2009, performing "We Are the Champions" with finalists Adam Lambert and Kris Allen.
.Al Murray's Happy Hour has a Queen theme, as it uses "Don't Stop Me Now" for the introduction and features guest performers along with host Al Murray singing different Queen songs each episode.^ The song was included in all Queen's subsequent live concert performances, and still enjoys great popularity all over the world.
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^ Josh, *An important fact is that Queen wrote his own songs and Led Zeppelin performed songs from other composers or musicians.
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^ Another important fact is that Queen wrote his own songs and Led Zeppelin performed songs from other composers or musicians.
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The remainder of Queen did appear at the end of a series of the show.
."I Was Born to Love You" was used as the theme song of the Japanese drama Pride on Fuji Television in 2004, starring Takuya Kimura and Yūko Takeuchi.^ I used to love that song!
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^ You gotta love a song with lyrics such as these.
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^ One of The Times music critics, William Mann, pointed out as early as 1963 the clever subtleties they used in their songs and interesting unique chords even in She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand.
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The show's soundtrack also contained other songs by Queen, including "We Will Rock You, "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody".
The band made tentative plans to provide material for use in "The Hotel New Hampshire" but this project was abandoned. However, "Keep Passing The Open Windows" (which is an important catch-phrase line in the movie) did survive. The Simpsons has also made storylines in which they use Queen songs such as 'You're My Best friend'.
On 15 November 2009 Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared on the singing contest television show "X Factor".[75]
In the Autumn of 2009, the Fox television show Glee featured the fictional high school's show choir singing "Somebody To Love" as their second act performance in the episode The Rhodes Not Taken. .The performance was included on the show's Volume One soundtrack CD, and is available as a single via digital download.^ I just audio streamed and cut it from a Zane Lowe BBC show and have been listening to it at work - the single is available for download on the 31st of this month, and the album a month after that.
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Musical theatre

.In 2002, a musical or "rock theatrical" based on the songs of Queen, titled We Will Rock You, opened at the Dominion Theatre on London's West End.^ In 2004, the band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 Queen was the first inductee into the VH1 Rock Honors.
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^ Queen has never been highly regarded by most rock and music critics in general, and I can understand why!
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^ Title: Re: What music are you listening to right now?
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.The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Brian May and Roger Taylor, and produced by Robert De Niro.^ Brian May, great musical skills; I think all the band have great musical skills," "King Mercury."
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^ And check out the new book written by musicians and music producers, Recording The Beatles by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, and then see how wrong you are!
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^ Nice try, and Brian May's idol is John Lennon, as he admitted in some British magazine just recently.
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.It has since been staged in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane, Australia; Cologne, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; South Africa, Las Vegas United States; Zurich, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Moscow, Russia; Varberg, Sweden; Auckland, New Zealand; Toronto, Canada; Hong Kong and Singapore; Milan, Italy.^ In 1981, Queen become the first important rock band to play in South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia stadiums.
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^ The only votes Switzerland ever gets is from Austria, and if Germany is feeling good they do too.
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^ In South America, Africa, Europe, Australia, and Asia Queen have Hundreds of Platinum and Gold Records.
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The original London production was scheduled to close on Saturday, 7 October 2006 at the Dominion Theatre, but due to public demand, the show has now been extended indefinitely. .We Will Rock You has become the longest running musical ever to run at this prime London theatre, overtaking the previous record holder, the Grease musical.^ Rock is not about who sells the most; that is known as a sellout if all you do is sell records.
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^ Rock and roll, hard rock metal, etc., is not about how many records you sell.
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^ Tomorrow Never Knows and Love You To early examples of deconstruction of rock and roll creating new types of music for rock music.
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[129]
The launch of the musical coincided with Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. .As part of the Jubilee celebrations Brian May performed a guitar solo of "God Save the Queen",[130] as featured on Queen's A Night at the Opera, from the roof of Buckingham Palace.^ He was used to fill in for Syd's guitar parts when the front man was too high to take a consistent part in Floyd's live performances.
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^ Their 3+ harmonies, use of falsettos and instrumental creativity/use of synthesizers is right on track with Queen, IMHO (minus Freddie Mercury's awesome vibrato-driven voice and Brian May's incredible guitar-riffing abilities).
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^ During the 1979 performances, this song would be played directly after Page's guitar distortion solo.
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.The recording of this performance was used as video for the same song on the 30th Anniversary DVD edition of A Night at the Opera.^ The Byrd's were an acoustic outfit and when A Hard Day's Night came out, they were so impressed with their sound, they bought the same exact same instruments as the Beatles were using on that album.
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^ The same thing can be said for them using country they are plenty of songs in 1964 and '65 show country influence.
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^ The vast majority of jazz and rock bands recorded songs written by songwriters who were not performers, with occasional exceptions like Duke Ellington and Buddy Holly.
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.Sean Bovim created "Queen at the Ballet", a tribute to Freddie Mercury, which uses Queen's music as a soundtrack for the show’s dancers, who interpret the stories behind tracks such as "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Radio Ga Ga" and "Killer Queen". Brian May has confirmed that they are considering writing a sequel to the musical.^ Brian May and Freddy together were great.
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^ The first promotional music video is "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen (a fact).
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^ Brian May, of Queen was a terrible guitarist.
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The musical is touring around the UK in 2009, playing at Manchester Palace Theatre, Sunderland Empire, Birmingham Hippodrome, Bristol Hippodrome, Edinburgh Playhouse.

Discography

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Further reading

  • Brooks, Greg (1995), Queen Live: A Concert Documentary, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 9780711948143 
  • Dawson, Mike (2008), Freddie & Me, London: Jonathan Cape, ISBN 9780224081931 
  • Dean, Ken; Charlesworth, Chris (1991), Queen: The New Visual Documentary, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 9780711928282 
  • Goodall, Nigel; Lewry, Peter (1998), The Ultimate Queen, London: Simon & Schuster, ISBN 9780684821498 
  • Gunn, Jacky; Jenkins, Jim (1992), Queen: As It Began, London: Sidgwick & Jackson, ISBN 9780330332590 
  • Hodkinson, Mark (2005), Queen: The Early Years, London: Music Sales Limited, ISBN 9780711960121 
  • Hogan, Peter (1994), The Complete Guide to the Music of Queen, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 9780711935266 
  • Jackson, Laura (2002), Queen: The Definitive Biography, London: Piatkus, ISBN 9780749923174 
  • Michael, Mick (1992), Queen, In Their Own Words, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 9780711930148 
  • Nester, Daniel (2003), God Save My Queen: A Tribute, Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, ISBN 9781887128278 
  • Nester, Daniel (2004), God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On, Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, ISBN 9781932360516 
  • Purvis, Georg (2006), Queen: Complete Works, Richmond: Reynolds & Hearn, ISBN 9781905287338 

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