New UNCUT Issue Out Now

24 May 2022

British monthly music magazine Uncut has its new issue out.

By royal appointment, Queen are on the cover as we celebrate their 30 greatest songs with two collectors covers. The issue also comes with a 15-track CD of the month’s best new music, plus The Clash, Levon Helm, King Crimson, Nancy Sinatra, The Delines, Motown’s psychedelic guru, Billy Childish, Yo La Tengo and plenty more!

You can purchase a copy and let it send to your home here.

QUEEN Topped UK Singles Chart 46 Years Ago Today

9 January 2022

Band: QUEEN

Single: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

B-side: I’m In Love With My Car

Score: The masterstroke hit the top of the UK singles
chart on 9 January 1976 – 46 years ago today

Producer Roy Thomas Baker recalled years later: “It was totally insane, but we enjoyed every minute of it. It was basically a joke, but a successful joke. [Laughs]. We had to record it in three separate units. We did the whole beginning bit, then the whole middle bit and then the whole end. It was complete madness. The middle part started off being just a couple of seconds, but Freddie kept coming in with more “Galileos” and we kept on adding to the opera section, and it just got bigger and bigger. We never stopped laughing. It started off as a ballad, but the end was heavy.”

Album: A Night At The Opera

Once again, Freddie

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QUEEN Topped US Singles Chart 41 Years Ago Today With Their Best-Selling Single Ever ‘ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST’

Top singles from the past

4 October 2021

Band: QUEEN
Single: ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

AlbumThe Game – June 1980

Note 1: The song was written by bass player John Deacon
Note 2: It’s the best-selling Queen single ever, yes better
than ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘, with sales of over 7 million copies.

Score: It topped the US Singles Chart on 4 October 1980,
41 years ago today. It peaked at #7 in the UK.

Shake it, Freddie…

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QUEEN Released Crown Jewel ‘A NIGHT AT THE OPERA’ 45 Years Ago

21 November 2020

Band: QUEEN
Active: Since 1970 – 50 years ago

Album: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA – 4th LP
The title refers to the Marx Brothers movie of the same name.
The longplayer with blockbuster hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ on.

Released: 21 November 1975 – 45 years ago today
Score: No 1 in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, No 4 in the US

AllMusic / Stephen Erlewine said: ‘No one in the band takes anything too seriously, otherwise the arrangements wouldn’t be as ludicrously exaggerated as they are. But the
appeal, and the influence, of A Night at the Opera is in its detailed, meticulous productions.
It’s prog rock with a sense of humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else.’
Full review here. Score: 5/5.

Brian May: “We were just a four-piece, but we made a lot of noise. I’m quite shocked at
how good it was. We were incredibly tight and, at the same time – because we knew each
other so well – very loose in terms of improvisation.”

Turn Up The Volume: Theatrical, melodramatic and superbly orchestrated tour
de force with one of the best entertainers ever in rock, in the middle of all attention.

Singles/clips: Bohemian Rhapsody / My Best Friend

– BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –

– MY BEST FRIEND –

Full album…

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One Festival Track A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – QUEEN Outscored Every Act At LIVE AID 1985

Memorable festival flashes to heal this summer’s ‘no festivals’ pain…

13 July 2020

On 13th July 1985, 35 years ago today, the massive concert marathon
LIVE AID was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for
the immensely dramatic Ethiopian famine.

Announced as the ‘global jukebox’, the event was held simultaneously
at Wembley Stadium in London for 72,000 people, and at John F.
Kennedy Stadium
in Philadelphia with a crowd of 89,500. And an
audience of 1.9 billion TV viewers across 150 nations, that’s nearly
40% of the world population!

The performance everybody remembers is the one by QUEEN with the late FREDDIE MERCURY – the greatest rock ‘n roll showman that ever walked this planet – as the royal hero in the middle. Elton John who had to go on stage after them said “I can’t follow this!“. The rhapsodic highlight was RADIO GA GA. Freddie mesmerized the crowd in a way only he could. 144.000 hands went in the air, clapping to the terrifically catchy mega-hit.

C’mon Freddie

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