The surviving members of Queen are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary with a series of releases, reissues, special limited-edition items and events around the world.
Guitar great’s new album, featuring material associated with the revered R&B group, includes guest appearances by Steve Winwood, B.B. King, Brian May and others
Band’s wave of activity includes releasing deluxe editions of studio albums
The Web site of the UK radio station Absolute Radio is currently featuring several very interesting podcasts marking the 25th anniversary of the Live Aid concerts.
Absolute Radio will broadcast a documentary about the 25th anniversary of Live Aid next week. The documentary will be aired in two parts. The first will be broadcast on Monday, July 12th at 10 p.m. BST (5 p.m. Eastern) and part two can be heard the following night at the same time.
Super-sized rocker, Meat Loaf, will offer viewers the opportunity to purchase his forthcoming album, “Hang Cool Teddy Bear,” one week before its street date, on the shopping network.
The Who’s Pete Townshend is one of many musical icons who sing the praises of Paul Rodgers.
Fall 1974 was a tempestuous time on the British rock scene. Particularly if you were a guitarist.
Ariel Bender left Mott The Hoople. Mick Taylor was on his way out of The Rolling Stones. Adrian Fisher was sacked by Sparks. And Brian May, if the rumor mill was telling the truth, was about to leave Queen.
In 2004, Rodgers was invited to close the first Annual U.K. Music Hall of Fame Awards show with “All Right Now.” Having just played the song on “The Strat Pack” DVD, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, with Brian May, Rodgers called May to see about performing the song again at the awards show.
Hollywood Records and Queen are launching two-year effort to reissue the entire Queen studio album catalog on vinyl LPs, plus a movie featuring the band will hit theaters on Nov. 6, 2008.