Sunday, April 23, 2017

Queen & Adam Lambert 2017 Tour Dates

North American Tour
European and UK Tour
November 6th - Lodz, Poland, Atlas Arena 
November 8th - Vienna, Austria, Stadhalle  - General Sale Starts April 28th
Novemeber 19th - Hartwell Arena, Helsinki, Finland  - General Sale Starts April 26th

Monday, April 17, 2017

Brian May & Kerry Ellis - Golden Days Album

Brian May & Kerry Ellis have just released their new album Golden Days

Brian May and Kerry Ellis, ‘Golden Days’ Track Listing
“Love in a Rainbow”
“Roll With You”
“Golden Days”
“It’s Gonna Be All Right (The Panic Attack Song)”
“Amazing Grace”
“One Voice”
“If I Loved You”
“Born Free”
“Parisienne Walkways”
“I Who Have Nothing”
“The Kissing Me Song”
“Story of a Heart”
“Can’t Help Falling In Love”

available on iTunes

Before listening to this album by guitar legend Brian May and musical theater singer Kerry Ellis I was a bit hesitant. Being a rock fan and a not a great lover of musical theater I didn't know what to expect.

The album is a mixture of cover versions and original songs. If you're looking to hear Brian May's Red Special guitar you are probably going to love his version of Gary Moores Parisienne Walkways.  
As I pointed out I'm not a huge fan of musical theater and that style of singing. On saying that there can be no doubt after listening to this album of Kerry Ellis' singing ability and beauty of her voice.
Elvis' Can't Help Falling In Love is a particular high point for me as well as the lovely acoustic guitar intro played on Amazing Grace.

Conclusion: If you're expecting Queen then you're going to be disappointed. If you're expecting a Brian May solo album layered with guitar harmonies and hard rock riffs, again you're going to be disappointed.
If you enjoy a beautiful female voice with the elegant guitar work of a legend then you'll love this album.

Golden Days definitely deserves it's top 20 album chart position. 

The New Queen Monopoly Game Set

The New Monopoly Set based around Queen has been released.
Brian May (Queen Guitarist) went on Instagram and Twitter prior to release to show pictures of the new Monopoly set.

The board art work is that of the Queen Live Killers Album cover, while the the game has changed from a property game to a game following the rise of the band starting with their very first gig at Imperial College in 1970 to their last concert at Knebworth in 1986.
A nice touch is that the Monopoly game pieces include a radio from ‘Radio Ga Ga’, a cyclist for ‘Bicycle Race’, a robot for ‘News Of The World’, a hammer for ‘Hammer To Fall’, a vacuum cleaner for ‘I Want To Break Free’ and Brian May’s Red Special guitar.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Which Bands Are Influenced by Queen? - The Killer Queen Chat Show - EP47

Which Bands Are Influenced by Queen? - The Killer Queen Chat Show - EP47

Can you think which artists are influenced directly by Queen?
In his episode of The Killer Queen Chat Show Marc and James discuss how songs like Stone Cold Crazy and Ogre Battle influenced Speed Metal as well at artists like Lady Ga Ga site Queen as a major influence

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Brian May The Greatest Rock Guitarist Ever .... Viewers Opinions - THE KILLER QUEEN CHAT SHOW EP with Marc S Knight & James Rundle

Brian May is one of the greatest and most influential rock guitarists of all time.
In this episode of The Killer Queen Chat Show, Marc S Knight and James Rundle discuss the Brian's guitar playing style and influnce of modern music