Rising singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Samba, who finds the sweet spot between smoked-out Caribbean bliss and sweat-soaked punkified energy, has released an incredible new tribute for the Queen hit “Don’t Stop Me Now” to mark the song’s 45th Anniversary. The legendary British rock band originally released the track as a single on January 26, 1979. Joe’s version features Dave Petti on drums, Justino Lee Walker on guitars, and Billy Kottage of The Interrupters on keyboards and trombone.
It might be a musical stretch to even think of the British rock-pop band Queen and U.S. folk-rock singer John Sebastian in the same thought bubble. But it’s really an ironic numbers thing about them both that just came to mind. As Sebastian once sang in a Lovin’ Spoonful song, “there’s thirteen-hundred and fifty-two guitar pickers in Nashville.” And, of course, there aren’t that many Queen tribute bands in the world.
One of the world’s best Queen tribute bands, Killer Queen, will be rocking the U.S. once more this year! Led by singer Patrick Myers – faithfully assuming the role of the legendary Freddie Mercury – Killer Queen will be kicking off their latest set of dates kicking off on February 29th in Salina, KS and ending on July 28th in Peoria, IL!
For a sample of the magic that Killer Queen brings to the stage, view this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qucQhBd2WY
Renowned rock & soul guitarist John Oates (Hall & Oates), Sir Brian May guitar prodigy Arielle (pictured above), and Monkees star Micky Dolenz are the latest musical icons to join legendary rock and roll guitarist James Burton for a special one-night-only concert at the iconic London Palladium on Sunday 4 June; ‘James Burton & Friends UK – For One Night Only’.
On the latest episode of Rock Classics Radio with Jenn, legendary guitarist Brian May joins to discuss the deluxe release of his Back To The Light album and play some of his favorites from Queen, The Beatles and The Who.
Brian May on the beginning of Queen…
Rockfield: Studio on the Farm is the story of the first residential recording studio told through 40+ years of behind-the-scenes archival footage of sessions for some of the greatest rock bands in history. Directed by Hannah Berryman, the film features Black Sabbath, Oasis, Queen, Stone Roses, Robert Plant, The Charlatans, Boo Radleys, Simple Minds, Chris Martin and many more.
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The Werk Out Festival has announced its daily lineup schedule for August 1st-August 3rd, 2019. In its 10th year founded and curated by The Werks, this year presents the most robust lineup yet with Big Gigantic, STS9, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Steel Pulse, The Floozies, Twiddle, Matisyahu, and more rounding out the genre-spanning lineup handpicked by the festival’s namesake band. In addition, the festival has announced single-day tickets available for the first time in their history.
We Will Rock You, the "rock theatrical" produced in conjunction with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, will tour North America for the first time this year, after a massive 12 year run in London's West End and over 15 million tickets sold worldwide. The show is built around 24 of Queen's biggest hits and was written by celebrated British comedian and writer Ben Elton (TV’s “Mr.