Edgy and raw, as bracing as any live Queen performance ever released.
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‘There is not a whole album’s worth': Queen has run into difficulty crafting another posthumous release
Queen isn’t finding much archival material, and a key piece hasn’t been cleared.
Despite five years together, they still deal with the specter of Freddie Mercury.
“The key,” Lambert says, “is to be mindful of the original intention of the songs.”
A fizzy alchemy surrounded one of the band’s hardest-rocking tunes.
Brian May addresses his willingness to continue Queen past the death of Freddie Mercury and the retirement of John Deacon, saying it’s not for the filthy lucre. He and Roger Taylor do, he says, for the fans.
Even as Freddie Mercury was fighting for his life, he worked on Queen music. The hope was always, it seemed, that something could be made of these final musical moments. But, as Brian May remembers, it wasn’t always easy.
‘It’s a very logical thing to do': Queen’s upcoming album of leftovers could include new Adam Lambert songs, too
Before starting a just-announced first-ever North American concert series with Adam Lambert, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor were at work on compiling a second recording featuring leftover tracks from Freddie Mercury — including a memorable collaborative moment with Michael Jackson.
Brian May was careful, when talking about Adam Lambert’s initial North American tour with Queen, to say that the former Idol finalist is “never an imitator. He finds his own way with the songs.”
The announcement that another Queen album featuring additional unheard items from Freddie Mercury, including sessions with Michael Jackson, could in the works was met with dizzying excitement. Not so fast, Brian May says.