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
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
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)
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
Let me begin by saying that I love The Cosmos Rocks, the sole studio album recorded by Queen + Paul Rodgers. On paper this combination really should not have worked. Queen's eclectic, over the top rock mixed with Paul Rodgers' working man blues. But in hindsight it was a perfect pairing. How do you fill … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Through The Night, By Queen + Paul Rodgers