Song Spotlight: Smile By Roger Taylor

Long time Queen drummer Roger Taylor is a multi-talented musician.  Many fans know him primarily as a drummer.  But Queen fans know that he is also a fantastic vocalist and songwriter.  That would be more than enough to fill most musician's resumes.  But Roger Taylor is also adept at the guitar, bass guitar and keyboards.  … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Smile By Roger Taylor

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Marc Martel’s Thunderbolt And Lightning – An Incredible Queen Covers EP

Marc Martel recently released a stupendous EP of Queen cover songs entitled Thunderbolt and Lightning.  If you are looking for a paint by numbers album of Queen covers this is not it.  If you are an opened minded Queen fan looking for bold reinterpretations  of beloved classics then you have struck gold. Martel's collection is … Continue reading Marc Martel’s Thunderbolt And Lightning – An Incredible Queen Covers EP

Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe

Barcelona, Freddie Mercury's collaboration with opera superstar Montserrat Caballe, is his crowning achievement.  I have long felt this way about this incredibly special album.  Barcelona is the logical fulfillment of the  bombastic pop/rock opera fusion that Freddie Mercury helped to create within the context of Queen.  The music featured on the Barcelona album toned down … Continue reading Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe