Tag Archives: Brian May

Gig review: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT, Wembley Arena, London, 15 December 2017

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT, Wembley Arena, London, 15 December 2017

Arguably what we now think of as stadium or arena rock – big anthems designed for crowds to sing and sway along to and spectacular stage shows to match – can be dated back to 1977. After being overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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Book review: THE MEANEY OF LIFE – Sean Meaney

Sean Meaney - The Meaney Of Life

Cunas Music & Publishing – 329 pages paperback [Publication date: 28.07.2017] ‘The Meaney of Life’ is an autobiographical journey though the life and times of a proud Irishman Sean Meaney. He’s a passionate music fan who rises above what the … Continue reading

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Book review: Somebody to Love: The Life, Death & Legacy of Freddie Mercury

Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne Blink Publishing There have been many books published on both Queen and Freddie Mercury, so why another one and what is its hook? Well the two authors here have included the usual Queen story of … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEEN – On Air

Virgin EMI [Release date 04.11.16] Queen have always given the fans a treat around Christmas time in recent years with live releases and now we have the complete BBC radio sessions. There is this, the standard 2CD version and a 6CD … Continue reading

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Album review: LESLIE WEST – Soundcheck

LESLIE WEST – Soundcheck

Provogue [Release date 27.11.15] ‘Soundcheck’ is probably more of a significant album title than you might originally realize, if only because the arrangements on this album sounds like something Leslie West might tinker with in that dead time just before … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE RITCHIE BLACKMORE STORY

THE RITCHIE BLACKMORE STORY

Eagle Rock Entertainment [Release date 30.10.15] 2016 marks the return of Ritchie to the rock arenas and so this 2 hour plus documentary is timely.  He’s known as one of rock’s more reticent subjects when it comes to interviews, so … Continue reading

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Album review: MOTORHEAD – Bad Magic

MOTORHEAD – Bad Magic

UDR [Release date 28.08.15] When I reviewed the last Motorhead album ‘Aftershock’ a couple of years back I did think that it was going to be the band’s swansong due to Lemmy’s ongoing health issues. Lemmy though has stuck two … Continue reading

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News: KINGDOM COME, HRH AOR, QUEEN – Friday 22nd May 2015

Nightranger - HRH AOR - Pwllheli, Wales, 14 March 2015 (Day 2)

Kingdom Come’s planned reunion of the original line-up failed to materialize, however original members Lenny Wolf (vocals), Danny Stag (guitar) and Johnny B. Frank (bass) are back. They are joined by drummer Hendrik Thiesbrummel. First live dates have been announced … Continue reading

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News: JOE BONAMASSA, NIGHTWISH, BRIAN MAY – 9 February 2015

JOE BONAMASSA Oct 21 Newcastle Metro Arena Oct 23 Liverpool Echo Arena Oct 24 Leeds First Direct Arena Oct 25 Nottingham Capital FM Arena Oct 27 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Oct 28 Bournemouth BIC Oct 31 Brighton Centre THE TREVOR HORN … Continue reading

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Gig review: QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT – 02 Arena, London, 18 January 2015

The benchmark for live rock performance was surely set by Queen in their heyday, the way they stole the show at Live Aid perhaps being conclusive proof. While there were many aspects to Queen’s success, the larger than life routine … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS THOMPSON Jukebox – The Ultimate Collection 1975-2015

CHRIS THOMPSON  Jukebox - The Ultimate Collection 1975-2015

Interview edit: Chris Thompson with David Randall, 16 February 2015 (14:35) This edit features un-broadcast material from an hour-long feature aired on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 22 February.  The full  feature is now available via Mixcloud Cherry … Continue reading

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News: STATUS QUO, BRIAN MAY, IO EARTH – Tuesday 6 January 2015

News - Album News

‘Back To The Light – A Casual Guide to the Music of Queen’s Brian May’ by Neil Daniels is out now published by Createspace. Adrenalin Mob will release their new album ‘Dearly Departed’ through Century Media on February 9th. Sting’s … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEEN – Live At The Rainbow ‘74

Queen - Live At The Rainbow

Virgin/EMI [Released 09.09.14] Previously unreleased two live concerts from March and November 1974 recorded at the legendary Rainbow venue in London. These are available in numerous formats, from the single CD (of the November gig reviewed here) through to an … Continue reading

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DVD review: BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS – The Candlelight Concerts: Live At Montreux 2013

Eagle Vision [Released 31.03.14] Queen’s Brian May and West End singer Kerry Ellis have been doing a series of well received concerts by candlelight (their 2012 UK tour makes up the CD part of this DVD/CD set) and they played … Continue reading

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DVD review: VARIOUS – The Sunflower Superjam 2012

The Sunflower Superjam 2012

Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2DVD) www.thesunflowerjam.com The Sunflower Jam was started back in 2006 by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and sister-in-law to the late Jon Lord, as a charity event to raise funds … Continue reading

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Rock Photography Galleries: April-September 2013 incl. Blondie,Bruce Springsteen, Chic

Photography by Steve Goudie Roger Waters Photo Gallery by Steve Goudie, 16 September 2013 Leonard Cohen Photo Gallery (31 August 2013) Bruce Springsteen Photo Gallery (24 July 2013) Brain May and Kerri Ellis Photo Gallery (23 June 2013) Blondie Photo … Continue reading

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DVD review: QUEEN + – The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

Eagle Rock Staged back on April 20th 1992 this was a the all star tribute concert held in honour of Freddie Mercury who had died the previous November as well as raising awareness of AIDS and funds for Mercury Phoenix … Continue reading

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Album review: TANGERINE DREAM with BRIAN MAY – Starmus – Sonic Universe

Tangerine Dream

www.tangerinedream-music.com A double CD recorded at the Starmus festival on the island of Tenerife back in June 2011. The Starmus festival was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Juri Gagarin’s first spaceflight and guests on the night included Neil Armstrong … Continue reading

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Interview with Lee Hutchings: director of the upcoming Cozy Powell DVD

Lee Hutchings is the director of the upcoming “Dance With The Devil: The Cozy Powell Story”, and he has been working on this along with producer Andrew Fawn. This documentary will feature exclusive and extensive interviews with family, friends, work associates and fans, … Continue reading

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Interview with RHYS THOMAS

Rhys Thomas is a comedian (‘The Fast Show’ and ‘Down The Line’ to name but a few) and has directed the new documentary on Freddie Mercury, ‘The Great Pretender’. He is a massive Queen fan and was also involved in … Continue reading

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