Sunday night's Sunflower Jam in London was one of those nights of rock revelry you dream of. Classic rock artists from across the spectrum joined together for one cause, to play a set full of unexpected collaborations and covers. Alice Cooper, Brian May of Queen, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden were just a few of the rockers on hand for the annual charity event.
Long a vegetarian and supporter of animal rights, Queen guitarist Brian May has taken to the British press in an attempt to prevent an upcoming mass slaughter of badgers by the British government. In the Daily Mail on Sunday (Aug. 26), he penned an editorial against the plan, which is being carried out to stem an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in Somerset and Gloucester.
Attention Freddie Mercury fans! The members of Queen have come up with a nifty new solution for your party planning needs. The group have announced the ‘Freddie For a Day’ party pack, which allows you and your friends to enjoy a Freddie-themed party and share the results for the chance to win some prizes.
Start making travel plans for Sept. 16, as London’s Royal Albert Hall will play host to the 2012 edition of the Sunflower Jam. The event is a night filled with music performances that will be hosted by actor Jeremy Irons.
Filmed in 1986, ‘Queen Live In Budapest’ lets us follow Queen, hot off thier historic Live Aid appearance in July of ’85, through the following year leading up to this concert in Budapest in front of 80,000 fans.
While the Olympians fight it out to win their gold, silver and bronze, the entertainment world is placing bets on what world famous artists might be featured in the closing ceremony on Sunday (Aug. 12).
During a promotional video for Korg keyboards, Queen keyboardist Spike Edney may have revealed more than he intended. Now speculation is running wild that the band will tour the world with Adam Lambert as their singer in 2013.
This summer Queen will re-package their two greatest video hits releases into one box set. The two-disc package called ‘Greatest Video Hits’ will be available on Aug. 28, featuring 33 promo videos from the ’70s and ’80s, as well as new commentary from Brian May and Roger Taylor.
ITV recently ramped up to their 60th anniversary with a poll to determine which U.K. No. 1 single was deemed the best of all-time. Recently the list was narrowed to ten finalists, and Queen can now say they’ve come out on top.
It’s not uncommon for bands to pull out covers in their sets, but it is rather interesting when a group toys with the arrangement a little. That’s what Sum 41 did while performing a distinctly different version of the Queen classic ‘We Will Rock You’ in the Netherlands Sunday night (July 8).
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