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Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (2014)

Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (2014)

Edgy and raw, as bracing as any live Queen performance ever released.

‘There is not a whole album’s worth': Queen has run into difficulty crafting another posthumous release

‘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.

‘It isn’t the same; I’m not Freddie': Adam Lambert is facing Queen fans’ doubts head on

‘It isn’t the same; I’m not Freddie': Adam Lambert is facing Queen fans’ doubts head on

Despite five years together, they still deal with the specter of Freddie Mercury.

‘Big shoes to fill? Of course': Adam Lambert is growing into role as caretaker of Queen legacy

‘Big shoes to fill? Of course': Adam Lambert is growing into role as caretaker of Queen legacy

“The key,” Lambert says, “is to be mindful of the original intention of the songs.”

‘I don’t know what the hell it’s about!': Brian May goes inside Queen’s creative process

‘I don’t know what the hell it’s about!': Brian May goes inside Queen’s creative process

A fizzy alchemy surrounded one of the band’s hardest-rocking tunes.

‘It’s because people want it': Brian May on why Queen has moved forward with Adam Lambert

‘It’s because people want it': Brian May on why Queen has moved forward with Adam Lambert

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.

‘He was completely focused': Queen’s Brian May remembers Freddie Mercury’s brave final days

‘He was completely focused': Queen’s Brian May remembers Freddie Mercury’s brave final days

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

‘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.

‘Is this really Queen without Freddie?': Brian May defends tour with Adam Lambert

‘Is this really Queen without Freddie?': Brian May defends tour with Adam Lambert

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.”

‘You can’t really rush this stuff': Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

‘You can’t really rush this stuff': Brian May puts the brakes on excitement over new Queen release

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.