Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that he recently suffered a “small heart attack.” The episode left him “very near death,” but says he’s now feeling remarkably well after being fitted with three stents — tiny tubes that can hold open blocked arteries. In a video posted to Instagram, May said: “In the middle of the whole saga of the painful backside, I had a small heart attack. I say small — it’s not something that did me any harm. It was about 40 minutes of pain in the chest and tightness. It’s that feeling in the arms and sweating. And you kind of know — you’ve heard things and you think, ‘This is a heart attack.’ To cut a long story short, my wonderful doctor drove me to the hospital himself and I had an angiogram.” Earlier in the month, the May, 72-yeas-old, iinjured his buttocks and assumed the injury was the cause of the pain he was feeling. Still in “agony,” May had an MRI of his spine done, revealing a compressed sciatic nerve, the result, he said, of, “50 years of running around with a guitar strap over my left shoulder holding a heavy guitar.” According to the guitarist, the nerve was “quite severely compressed and that’s why I had this feeling that someone was putting a screwdriver in my back.” Continue reading
Queen are sharing their famous 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness via Youtube. The band is raising money to donate to COVID-19 relief efforts and they’ll be sharing the show for 48 hours via their Youtube live on Queen’s Youtube from 2pm EST on May 15th. May. Queen’s’ Benefit Concert took place in London’s Wembley Stadium on Easter Monday (20th, April). The surviving members of the band: Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor wanted to perform the benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury, who had passed away the previous November. The concert featured Queen and friends like David Bowie, Elton John, Axl Rose, and James Hetfield among others to pay tribute to Freddie Mercury. The setlist included some real treats like Bowie’s ‘Heroes’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, and a special rendition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
Queen + Adam Lambert’s European Tour, previously to kick off in May will now take place in 2021. The 27-date European “Rhapsody” tour is being postponed due to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 tour was due to start in Italy on May 24, with the itinerary also including a run of 10 London O2 concerts as well as a pair of shows each in Manchester and Birmingham, before further mainland Europe dates were set to conclude with two Madrid shows on July 7 and July 8. The decision has been made with the safety of Queen’s audiences, band, crew and venue staff in mind and with close on 400,000 tickets sold across the tour, was not a decision taken lightly. The good news for fans is that the band has worked swiftly to reschedule the dates and is now able to confirm that the shows are now set for matching or similar dates in 2021. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show dates. Ticket holders are advised to contact their point of purchase for information on ticket exchanges for the 2021 dates. The postponement comes as a major disappointment for the band having only recently enjoyed performing one of their biggest ever tours with their massively successful six-week stadium tour of South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, playing to audiences reaching up to 60,000 a night. The trek also included a special appearance at the Sydney Fire Fight Australia benefit concert for bushfire relief, for which the band reprised their iconic 22-minute Live Aid set, helping raise $9.5 million to help those affected by Australia’s massive bushfires. Continue reading
The fifth full-length release from Delain finds the Dutch symphonic metal act looking towards the future with a combined sense of fear and optimism. Appearing to presage dark, dystopian times, the riffs and beats on the latest album Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm Records) are countered (for the most part) by the uplifting vocal melodies of singer Charlotte Wessels as they suggest a more hopeful future. Continue reading
According to a newly published report by music industry data leader BuzzAngle Music’s and their 2019 year-end report, Metallica is the biggest selling band for the last five years when compared with any other rock group. Queen was the top-selling rock artist of 2019, while Tool’s record-breaking Fear Inoculum album was the best selling rock album of the last calendar year. Continue reading
Due to overwhelming demand, Queen + Adam Lambert have added five additional shows to their June 2020 hugely anticipated “Rhapsody” residency at London’s O2 Arena — bringing the total of London performances to 10. The extra shows will take place on June 8, 17, 18, 20 and 21. In what will be their first European dates since the worldwide box office sensation that was the “Bohemian Rhapsody” film, They new tour follows their run of dates across the USA and played to sold-out audiences totaling close to 400,000 spectators. The all-new “Rhapsody” show, already hailed as “a marvel of technical advances,” will kick off the new year of 2020 with 17 giant arena and stadium shows across South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The mega-show will then arrive in Europe in late spring, as Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor team up once more with longtime frontman Adam Lambert on lead vocals to perform shows across nine countries from late May into early July. The European tour will launch in Italy on May 24, with its final stop in Madrid with two shows on July 7 and July 8. Along the way, it will play in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland, as well as the U.K., where dates will center around the 10 London shows at The O2 beginning on June 2 June. Tickets for the U.K. dates on the “Rhapsody” tour go on sale to the general public today (December 11), at 10 a.m. local time. There are no pre-sales. Tickets are available at the following link. Continue reading
Riding high on the success of the epic Bohemian Rhapsody film, a new sold-out and more, Queen continues to ride high late in their career. The band has been nominated for Favorite Album for the American Music Awards. Other nominees include Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born and the soundtrack to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. You can vote at the link below.
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) November 11, 2019
Queen + Adam Lambert headlined the recent 2019 Global Citizen Festival, which took place on September 28 in New York City’s Central Park. Watch them perform ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ live at the festival. Continue reading
Queen + Adam Lambert have booked a European tour for 2020, a version “Rhapsody” concert experience they toured in the USA this year. The announcement comes on the eve of one of the biggest North American concerts in Queen’s illustrious history. They will take to the stage as headliners this Saturday, September 28, for this year’s annual Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park, playing to an expected audience of 60,000. The all-star event has been staged each year since 2012 by the Global Poverty Project, which has set the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Queen +Adam Lambert will star alongside artists such as Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, ONE REPUBLIC and Carole King. The European tour will launch in Italy on May 24, with its final stop in Denmark on July 1. Along the way, it will play in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland, as well as the U.K., where dates will center around five London shows at the O2 Arena beginning on June 2. Tickets for the U.K. dates on the “Rhapsody” tour go on sale to the general public today, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. local time. There are no pre-sales. Tickets (maximum of six tickets per booking) are priced from £45.00 and available at the links below. Continue reading
Modern Metal band THECITYISOURS just released their new album Low and its full of bangers! We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Mikey Page over email to find out about his most cherished concert memory ever! Continue reading