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
She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos) is one of the most unusual songs in the Queen catalog. For a band as eclectic as Queen that is saying a lot. From the unusual song title to the music the song is unique. If I had the opportunity to discuss only one Queen song with Brian May, … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Queen – She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos)
Brian May is a man who remains busy. He has tirelessly worked to keep the flame of Queen brightly lit. For a time after Queen disbanded he pursued a solo career. His last solo album was released in the year 2000. It would seem that his interest in a solo career is over. That is … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Brian May And Kerry Ellis – Golden Days
This is not necessarily a year end best of list. Below you will find several entertainment highlights that really stood out for me in 2017. The list includes movies, television shows, concerts and music releases. Besides, best of lists are highly subjective. Justice League - What a treat to finally see this team on the … Continue reading Some Highlights From 2017
Open up your mind to one of the best covers of a Queen song. I say this because there are quite a few Queen cover/tribute albums out there. Most are serviceable, more or less sticking to basic re-recordings of the band's hits. As a fan why bother to listen to paint by numbers cover versions … Continue reading The Greatest Queen Cover Song?
Queen has always been known for their outstanding live shows. A long time staple of the live Queen experience was a selection of cover songs. In the early days the band played a medley of rocked up songs from the 1950's and 1960's. The songs were made popular by artists such as Elvis, Ricky Nelson … Continue reading Live Spotlight: Queen – Big Spender
I recently had the great pleasure of seeing Queen + Adam Lambert in concert. Wow, what a phenomenal show! Brian May, Roger Taylor, Adam Lambert and the entire band rocked. During the band introductions long time keyboard player Spike Edney received light, polite applause. Based on the response it was apparent that many were not … Continue reading An Appreciation For Queen’s Spike Edney