Back in June it was announced that the tribute concert held in 1992 in memory of Freddie Mercury would soon be released on DVD and Blu-ray in a remastered and expanded package. Now it has been revealed that ‘The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition’ will be available on Sept. 3, two days before what would have been the Queen frontman's 67th birthday.
After playing London's West End for more than a decade and selling 15 million tickets worldwide, 'We Will Rock You' -- the "rock theatrical" produced in conjunction with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor -- will finally tour North America for the first time.
In 1992 the surviving members of Queen invited friends and fellow musicians to pay tribute to the late Freddie Mercury. The concert included performances from over a dozen top rock and pop artists of the day, from David Bowie to Guns N' Roses to Metallica and Def Leppard. Later this summer 34 different performances from that night will be available on 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition' DVD and Blu-Ray.
Singing competition shows have been popular for decades, and they've proliferated all over the TV dial since 'American Idol' debuted over a decade ago. But don't expect to find one playing on Brian May's set anytime soon.
There really isn't much in the way of unreleased material in the Queen archives at this point, but fans hoping for an expanded edition of the band's 'Live at the Bowl' album and concert film are in for a treat.
A plaque that until this year few knew existed has gone missing. The marker is believed to represent the the final resting place of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. For over 20 years no one knew where Mercury's ashes were scattered, and now the plaque believed to represent just that spot has seemingly blown away in the wind.
Few bands would turn down having Tony Iommi backing them up, and soon more bands will get the chance. The Black Sabbath guitarist has a treasure trove of riffs laying around, unused, in his studio. Queen's Brian May has inspired Iommi to put them to good use.
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