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Redbeard Rocks Christmas! Spotify 2-Hour Playlist

A tip of Redbeard's Santa hat to Spotify this year, as about 85% of the extremely rare Christmas recordings by rockers that I have been obsessively collecting for almost five decades are now available to stream on my custom Spotify playlist!  …

Queen- Now I'm Here- London Hammersmith Odeon 12-75

Anticipation is exceedingly high for the long-awaited Queen/ Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, premiering Wednesday ( 24th ) in the UK and 11/2 in North America.

Paul Rodgers- Burning Love- unreleased demo 2-93

"Are you bootlegging me ?" Legendary Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and even  Queen vocalist Paul Rodgers with me February 1993 in a studio somewhere in the desolate outskirts of Los Angeles, proving that even a legend needs an audience when…
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The Cars 40th Anniversary- Hall of Fame- Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

The Cars peel out on the fortieth anniversary of their debut for a reserved parking spot at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
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Queen- News of the World 40th Anniversary- Brian May, Neal Preston

As I was preparing the accurate context of Queen's place in the rock constellation upon the release of November 1977's News of the World,  I stumbled upon another website's contention that "In the autumn of 1977, it looked as if Queen's reign…
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Def Leppard- Hysteria- Joe Elliott, Rick Savage

Def Leppard are first-ballot inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Queen's Dr. Brian May,PhD Has Orbited Sun 70 Times

In the last ten years or so three highly improbable goals have been achieved by Queen songwriter/guitarist Brian May. First off, he became Dr. Brian May, PhD in Astrophysics. "It was the hardest thing I've ever done. Several times I thought,…

Queen-A Night at the Opera-Brian May,Roger Taylor

Life's big breaks don't come with an engraved invitation, but Queen's big star-making effort A Night at the Opera did, right there on the cover. But it is a miracle they ever got the chance. Already one album past their initial three-album deal…
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Queen-The Game- Brian May, Roger Taylor

By the Summer 1980 release of "The Game", "There was a time there, about three seconds, when we were the biggest band in the world", chuckles Queen guitarist/ songwriter Brian May...

Queen Forever- Brian May, Roger Taylor

We celebrate Freddie Mercury's memory on his birthday September 5.