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Roger Taylor & Brian May Finishing Up Unreleased Michael Jackson-Freddie Mercury Duets

25 Octobre 2013, 21:08pm

Publié par ANTHEVA

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Roger Taylor has revealed that he and Queen bandmate Brian May are finishing work on duets Michael Jackson recorded with Freddie Mercury.

Both Taylor and May have both decided to work together and finish previously unreleased music recorded by Queen, they’ve also got their hands on some recordings of frontman Freddie Mercury and the king of pop Michael Jackson performing together in the studio.

Speaking to Nicky Horne on the Classic Rock Magazine Show, in an interview which airs from 6pm to 9pm tonight on TeamRock Radio, Taylor claimed that Brian May was more than enthusiastic to work on the forgotten tunes.

“Brian especially has been active working on old tracks. A couple of tracks that Freddie did with Michael Jackson… They’ve been hanging around for years and years and Michael’s estate haven’t really been able to make their mind up about what to do with them. So we suggested we finish them and see.

“They’re pretty good – one of them is great.”

 

 

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Ben Whishaw envisagé pour jouer Freddie Mercury

25 Octobre 2013, 20:46pm

Publié par ANTHEVA

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Le Q de Skyfall, Ben Whishaw, pourrait jouer le chanteur de Queen sur grand écran.

Ben Whishaw serait bien placé pour jouer le chanteur de Queen Freddie Mercury dans son biopic : c’est Roger Taylor, le vénérable batteur du groupe, qui a confirmé l’information lors d’une émission sur la BBC1. Le présentateur, qui demandait des nouvelles du film, s’est vu répondre par Taylor que l’acteur envisagé avait les initiales "BW". Le présentateur a aussitôt suggéré le nom de Ben Whishaw, ce à quoi Taylor a répondu "et bien, on espère que ça se fera". Nous aussi, vu le talent de Whisham, récemment vu dans Skyfall et dans les rôles multiples du labyrinthique Cloud Atlas.

Ceci étant posé, le biopic de Freddie Mercury a bien du mal à démarrer : après le départ de Sacha Baron Cohen du rôle-titre (il semble qu’il ait plutôt été viré de peur qu’il ne transforme le film en comédie salace), la production doit trouver le Farrokh Bulsara idéal (c’est son vrai nom) avant de lancer le film pour de bon. Une rumeur voulait que Daniel Radcliffe tienne le micro du chanteur, mais elle a vite été démentie. On envisage également Dominic Cooper dans le rôle… Le film -pour l’instant sans titre- sera écrit par Peter Morgan, spécialiste du "film tiré d’une histoire vraie" (The Queen, Rush), mais est sans réalisateur ni date de sortie pour l’instant. La vie flamboyante de Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) pourrait effectivement donner lieu à un grand film.

Même si Whishaw ne joue par Freddie, on devrait le retrouver dans Heart of the Sea de Ron Howard avec Chris Hemsworth où il jouera le rôle d’Herman Melville (l’auteur de Moby Dick) dans une aventure de chasse à la baleine (tournage en 2014). Et, bien sûr, dans le prochain James Bond où il tiendra de nouveau la boutique de gadgets du service Q. Mais pour ça, il faudra attendre octobre 2015 et la sortie de Bond 24.

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Eagle Rock Presents A QUEEN DVD Extravaganza

25 Octobre 2013, 20:20pm

Publié par ANTHEVA

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Queen Box set release.

Eagle Rock Presents A QUEEN DVD Extravaganza

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DVD SET

INCLUDES

LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM – 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

ROCK MONTREAL

LIVE IN RIO (First Time on DVD)

QUEEN ON FIRE: LIVE AT THE BOWL

~NOVEMBER 2013~

 

 

Exclusive to this package, Live In Rio features the band performing at the “Rock In Rio” festival in January 1985. Dazzling 250,000 fans, the setlist features such favorites as “Seven Seas of Rhye” and “Liar,” while spotlighting 5 songs from The Works, which they were supporting at the time.

 

Live at Wembley Stadium25th Anniversary Edition was originally released as a separate DVD in the US on March 12, 2013, and features two sell-out shows at London’s famed Wembley Arena in 1986. This DVD includes the bonus film “The Magic Tour,” which features interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor filmed in 2011, where the members reflect on this 1986 tour.

Queen Rock Montreal, which was filmed in 1981, was the group’s only concert to be shot on 35mm full cinema format film (they were the first band to do so). Originally titled, “We Will Rock You,” this film was first launched at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1983. North America followed suit in September 1984, making Queen Rock Montreal the first commercially available film of Queen in concert. This was originally released on DVD on August 3, 2007.

Queen On FireLive At The Bowl, which was re-issued on DVD this past May, features Queen in the midst of their 1982 “Hot Space” Tour. Plucked from over 60 sell-out concerts in the world’s biggest arenas, this show includes a second disc with bonus interviews, a photo gallery, and additional performances from Tokyo and Vienna.

This set is to be released in North America and Canda ONLY.

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Interview Kiefer Sutherland au sujet de Queen

16 Octobre 2013, 10:09am

Publié par ANTHEVA

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Bonsoir, je m’appelle Kiefer Sutherland, et ce soir j’ai l’honneur de dire quelques mots sur un groupe qui signifie tellement plus pour moi que d’être un groupe de rock de légende. Il s’agit de Queen.

 

Quand j'avais environ 12 ans, mon frère aîné m'a fait connaître quelques unes des meilleures choses de la vie. Dont Queen, Led Zeppelin, AC / DC et d'autres dieux du rock de cette époque.

Donc, j'ai commencé à jouer de la guitare…enfin, j'ai essayé... Mais même comme un musicien novice je savais que Brian May jouait de la guitare comme personne d'autre sur Terre. Cela me semblait si facile, que, rentré chez moi, j’ai essayé de jouer sa partition et là j’ai vu que c’était très compliqué.

Des années plus tard quand j'ai eu le plaisir de rencontrer Brian May, j'ai essayé de lui expliquer qu'il était l'une des raisons qui m’a fait commencer à jouer de la guitare, mais également été l'une des raisons pour lesquelles j'ai arrêté. Et au fait…si quelqu’un cherche à l’imiter? ... Eh bien, vous ne pouvez pas!          

Les musiciens de Queen sont les meilleurs guitaristes, c’est pour cela que le groupe a duré si longtemps, ils écrivaient, ils chantaient tous, mais s’effaçaient devant Freddie Mercury. Queen est un des plus grands phénomène du rock, Freddie était un chanteur brillant, capable d’endosser de multiples personnalités.

Mais ce que j’admire le plus dans Queen ce n’est pas seulement leur extraordinaire talent, mais leur unité en tant que groupe.

Quand j’avais 15 ans, j’ai quitté la maison pour travailler avec des gens 2 fois plus vieux que moi, on avait pas grand chose à se dire, je me sentais très seul, J'avais l'habitude d'imaginer ce que ce serait d'être un membre d'un groupe comme Queen. Des amis sur qui vous pourriez compter, des amis qui ne vous quitteraient jamais.

Et comme jeune homme que j'ai cru en leur engagement les uns envers les autres, et ... comme homme plus âgé, je sais que c'est vrai. Lorsque Freddie Mercury a contracté le sida et est tombé malade, j'ai vu de loin que le groupe est devenu vraiment proche. Ils se soutenaient et ils ont fait ce qu'ils aimaient et ce qu’il faisaient le mieux - ils ont fait la musique.

Ils représentent pour moi tout ce qui m'est cher chez les hommes et les musiciens.

 

 

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One Night of Queen : Freddie Mercury est toujours là...

13 Octobre 2013, 11:39am

Publié par Christophe Dard-Toutelaculture.com

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Un spectacle qui reprend les chansons de Queen avec un chanteur qui ressemble comme deux gouttes d’eau à Freddie Mercury… La promesse du départ a tout d’une arnaque à la nostalgie. Mais il suffit de quelques premières notes pour se rendre compte que les préjugés sur la musique sont souvent trompeurs.

Certes on retrouve trois musiciens, un chanteur à moustaches avec des tennis, un marcel avant de finir torse nu avec mimiques et déplacements d’un bout à l’autre de la scène (bref la copie conforme de Queen en concert dans les années 80) mais le chanteur, Gary Mullan, et son groupe The Works ont trop de respect pour tomber dans la caricature pathétique d’un tour de chant qui fait regretter l’original au bout de 10 minutes. Gary Mullan a remporté un concours en tant que meilleure incarnation de Freddie Mercury dans une émission de télé-réalité « Stars In Their Eyes » en Grande-Bretagne en 2000 mais la voix est moins spectaculaire que celle de son idole et sur Bohemian Rhapsody, le groupe s’efface quelques instants pour laisser la version originale d’un instrumental mythique.

Les grands succès au programme

La force de One Night of Queen est d’assurer le show sans temps mort et d’embraser le public venu découvrir ou redécouvrir ce groupe formé au début des années 70. Par conséquent, la playlist est pleine de titres que tout le monde connaît, des hymnes des stades We are the champions et We will rock you en passant par les madeleines Somebody to love et Don’t stop me now ou bien encore les toniques Radio gaga, I want to break free ou Bicycle race. On regrettera juste le manque d’exploration vers des titres plus personnels, notamment ceux de l’album Innuendo, reconnu par certains comme étant le plus abouti du vivant de Freddie Mercury et sorti quelques mois avant son décès en 1991.

23h… Fin du spectacle. Pendant plus de 2 heures, on a retraversé l’époque cheveux longs, rock psychédélique et expérimental et les années fastes du groupe dans les années 80 avec moustaches, batteries, synthétiseurs et grosse ambiance dans les stades.

On n’a qu’une envie, dire merci à Gary Mullan et sa bande de nous rappeler que Queen est un groupe mythique autant que les Beatles ou les Stones et de nous donner envie de remettre leurs titres dans nos oreilles. Et leur souhaiter que le Show must go on comme le chantait Mercury dans ce testament musical aussi puissant que poignant en 1991. Ca tombe bien, après l’Olympia de Paris ce week-end, One Night of Queen est en tournée dans toute la France ces prochains jours.

 

Dates de la tournée :

-Nantes dimanche 13 octobre à 17h.

-Amnéville mardi 15 octobre à 20h30.

-Strasbourg mercredi 16 octobre à 20h30.

-Lille samedi 19 octobre à 19h.

 

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Queen - The Studio Experience - Montreux

8 Octobre 2013, 13:00pm

Publié par ANTHEVA

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Queen recorded a total of seven albums at Mountain Studios in Montreux, which the band owned between 1979 and 1996, including the final album Made in Heaven.

Queen - The Studio Experience is located in the original Mountain Studios, part of the Casino Barrière de Montreux, and charts the band's association with the studios, their personal relationship with the Swiss town, and the albums that were written and recorded there.

The control room has not been changed since the days when Queen worked here. The only thing that has been replaced is the original Neve desk. In its place is a reproduction of the original, which allows visitors to make their own re-mix of some of the Queen classics. Many of the fixtures and sound equipment remain exactly as they were when owned by the band.

The exhibition includes photos and memorabilia form the band's personal archives and in the Made in Heaven Room visitors will be able to stand in the exact same spot where Freddie recorded his last song.

 

OPENS EARLY DECEMBER 2013

Casino Barrière de Montreux

Rue du Théâtre 9, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland

 

 

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LE SITE ROCK-MY-WORLD.FR FETE SES 200 000 VISITEURS

7 Octobre 2013, 19:34pm

Publié par ANTHEVA

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Je tiens à remercier les membres toujours plus nombreux de mon site dédier à l'univers du groupe Queen, qui lui donnent vie et dynamisme, et par dessus tout à remercier tous ceux , sans qui le site ne serait ce qu'il est devenu aujourd'hui, ceux qui par leur bonne volonté et leur sympathie, par leurs compétences et leurs expériences, vos visites régulières et tous vos commentaires contribuent à faire des échange une source d'informations et de partage privilégiée depuis plus quatre ans.

Pour conclure, je vous souhaite de poursuivre l'effervescence de vos communications, car ce succès est avant tout le vôtre !

Amies lectrices, amis lecteurs, c'est a vous que je le dédie. God save the Queen!

 

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Rock-My-World TV

30 Septembre 2013, 18:32pm

Publié par ANTHEVA

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Toutes les vidéos de votre site Rock-my-world.fr sont désormais disponibles à cette adresse :

Rock-My-World-TV

 

 

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Documentaire "Sur les traces de Freddie Mercury"

30 Septembre 2013, 17:52pm

Publié par ANTHEVA

               
 
 

Le 24 novembre 1991, Freddie Mercury, le légendaire chanteur de Queen nous quittait à l'âge de 45 ans. Véritable bête de scène et chanteur surdoué, il aura marqué l'histoire musicale au point de devenir une véritable légende. Dans ce reportage intitulé "Sur les traces de Freddie Mercury", le journaliste Brice Depasse est revenu sur la carrière du chanteur de Queen : son parcours, sa vie, ses succès, sa maladie,...          

 

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Queen - 50 things about the band.

27 Septembre 2013, 19:47pm

Publié par ANTHEVA

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Think you know Queen? Think again. Here's 50 facts on the band to amuse and astound everyone you know, starting with Brian May, who despite having played on the roof of Buckingham Palace admits: "I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I'm a weird kind of animal."

2-Freddie Mercury was actually born Farrokh Bulsara, although his passport has him down as 'Frederick Mercury'.

3-It was during his studies at St. Peter's School (a boarding school near Bombay) that Farrokh Bulsara first began calling himself 'Freddie'.

4-Freddie designed the Queen crest, using the astrological signs of the four members: two Leos, one Cancer and one Virgo. Despite this, Freddie claimed not to believe in astrology.

5-Freddie thought up the name Queen. He said: “It’s very regal obviously, and it sounds splendid. It’s a stromg name, very universal and immediate. It had a lot of visual potential and was open to all sorts of interpretations. I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it.”

6-Brian’s guitar is over 200 years old. This is true, in a way. He and his Dad built it from scratch, using the wood from a 200-year-old mantelpiece.

7-The videos for ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Spread Your Wings’ were both shot in Roger’s backyard.

8-The song ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ was released as a single twice, in 1973 and 1975. It failed to make the top 40 both times.

9-The video for ‘I Want To Break Free’, which sees the band doing housework in drag, was Roger’s idea, and inspired by the women of Coronation Street.

10-Freddie wrote ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ while in the bath. Rumour has it that he had his piano moved to his bathside. Did the piano not get wet? Did his bathwater not get cold?

11-On its release, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ stayed at the top of the UK singles chart for nine weeks. It is the third best-selling British single of all time, beaten only by Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ and Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’ 1997.

12-The loosely-connected duo of albums ‘A Night At The Opera’ and ‘A Day At The Races’ were both named after silent movies by The Marx Brothers. The follow-up, ‘News Of The World’, was named after Murdoch's ill-fated rag.

13-‘A Kind Of Magic’ was the last album that the band toured. It was Freddie’s decision not to tour. At the time, nobody really understood why.

14-Freddie Mercury died on November 24 1991, from Aids related pneumonia. He had only publicly announced he was suffering from Aids the day before.

15-According to the Guinness Book Of Records, the Official International Queen Fan Club is the longest running rock group fan club in the world.

16-The press was a source of tension for the band. As Freddie once remarked: “The others don’t like my interviews. And frankly, I don’t care much for theirs."

17-Brian May and Roger Taylor were playing in the band Smile alongside Tim Staffell. But Tim wasn’t so interested, so recommended his flatmate Farrokh Bulsara. Farrokh became known to the world as Freddie Mercury. Smile became known to the world as Queen.

18-Freddie: “Women are like modern paintings. You can’t enjoy them if you try to understand them.”

19-For the band’s 1975 world tour, each member wore costumes designed by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.

20-In 1976, Queen played a free gig at Hyde Park, setting an attendance record with at least 150,000 people in the crowd.

21-According to Nick Weymouth (who runs the band's official website), Queen are one of the most bootlegged bands in history.

22-The band only released ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ as a single because Michael Jackson suggested they do so (after dropping by backstage at their LA show).

23-Queen's collaboration with David Bowie on 'Under Pressure' wasn't planned - Bowie just happened to be by the studio while Queen were recording the song.

24-In 2002, Queen were given the 2,207th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

25-On the album sleeve for their debut release, the words 'No Synthesizers' were printed, to correct a common mistake people made.

26-Freddie had wanted to fix his overbite for quite some time, but feared the operation would damage his voice.

27-Back in 2006, Time Asia named Freddie Mercury as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years.

28-Brian May has a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London. In 2007, he was appointed Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.

29-Some of the animated footage in their video for 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives' was created by animators for the Walt Disney Company.

30-Queen released a Christmas song in 1984 called 'Thank God It's Christmas' - and it spent six weeks on the Singles Chart, peaking at No. 21.

31-Mercury had a long-term relationship with Mary Austin. However, their relationship ended when he began having an affair with a male who worked at Elektra Records. Mercury and Austin remained close friends, though. He once said of her: "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary [Austin], but it's simply impossible. The only friend I've got is Mary and I don't want anybody else."

32-Upon Paul McCartney’s request, Queen played the opening night of the Concert For The People Of Kampuchea in London in December 1979.

33-According to Cat Fancy magazine, at one point, Freddie Mercury owned as many as ten cats. His personal assistant Peter Freestone wrote that he "put as much importance on them [his cats] as any human life."

34-In fact, Freddie loved his cats so much that he would sometimes call home to talk to them while he was on tour. He also had paintings made of them.

35-'Bohemian Rhapsody'/'These Are the Days of Our Lives' was released as a single upon Mercury's death, and the initial proceeds from the single (nearly £1,000,000) were donated to the Terrence Higgins Trust (a charity relating to HIV/AIDS).

36-Queen drew a whopping crowd of 250,000 people to their Rock In Rio Festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in January 1985.

37-On Queen's first album, John Deacon was credited as Deacon John. Apparently Roger and Freddie thought it sounded more interesting that way. Since Deacon was new to the band, he didn't question it - although for the band's second album, he was credited by his real name.

38-OK, who can name the four tracks that drummer Roger Taylor wrote? No? They were 'Radio Ga Ga', 'A Kind of Magic', 'The Invisible Man', and 'These Are the Days of Our Lives'.

39-Freddie Mercury required his assistants to have a pen and paper with them at all times in case he was inspired and needed to jot down some ideas.

40-The lyrics for Queen's song ‘Life Is Real’ began while the band were flying over the Atlantic from New York.

41-The line in 'Life Is Real' ("guilt stains on my pillow") originally began as "cunt stains", and then "cum stains" - but Mercury's personal assistant Peter Freestone steered him away from those.

42-In 1999, Roger Taylor could be seen in the background of a Royal Mail stamp featuring Freddie Mercury. This caused a stir, since the only living people meant to appear on British stamps are members of the Royal Family.

43-Roger Taylor's middle name is Meddows. Incidentally, he admitted he "hated the title of the second album, 'Queen II', it was so unimaginative."

44-In his will, Freddie Mercury is said to have left £500,000 to his chef Joe Fanelli, £500,000 to his personal assistant Peter Freestone and £100,000 to his driver Terry Giddings.

45-'Made In Heaven' was recorded at the end of Mercury's life. Brian May said of the recording process: "I think our plan was to go in there whenever Freddie felt well enough, just to make as much use of him as much as possible, we basically lived in the studio for a while and when he would call and say 'I can come in for a few hours', our plan was to just make as much use of him as we could."

46-John Deacon is also a trained electronics engineer, and he sometimes built equipment for the band to use - including the 'Deacy Amp'.

47-Instead of using a plectrum to play his guitar, Brian May uses a sixpence coin (one of which was sold on his 'Back To The Light' tour in 1970).

48-Freddie Mercury held the band's showmanship dear. He once declared: "A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrical event."

49-According to Mercury's friend David Wigg, the star believed his stage image prevented him from keeping relationships. "I created a monster. I’m handicapped because people think I’m like that. When I’m trying to get a relationship together I’m the nicest person you could meet, my dear. I’m a peach," he told his friend.

50-Mercury didn’t think he was a very good pianist, and feared playing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' live.

 

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