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Queen- News of the World 45th anniversary- Brian May

With the release of November 1977's "News of the World" , Queen had succeeded as four real "mates" on an international scale, which  would continue only to increase for the next decade. With four writers and vocalists, the band had a surplus of strong songs, while Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury possessed such an operatic voice that it's easy to forget that both Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor also sang lead on select songs. Brian May is my guest In the Studio.

Queen- We Will Rock You- London 10-28-77

Like a cosmic rarity, here is an aural snapshot of  a star going into the white-hot state of supernova: Queen in a London studio performing live for the BBC with a then-new song, "We Will Rock You". Equal parts promise and serving notice, this stuff is historic, essential, and bloody epic!

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

Long ago Queen set a very high standard for concert performance from which they have never wavered. Here is  proof of it with "Now I'm Here", originally off of Queen's third studio album Sheer Heart Attack   released forty-five years ago,…
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Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody pt 2- Brian May, Roger Taylor

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is only the first volume of the four and a half decade Queen saga whose final chapter is being writ large in real time across North America this summer...