Four new NFTs inspired by late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury will be released later this month in honor of his 75th birthday. The digital pieces, which were created by artists Blake Kathryn, Chad Knight, Mat Maitland, and MBSJQ, will be available through SuperRare on September 20 at 8:00 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT. Proceeds will go towards The Mercury Phoenix Trust. The NFTs were curated by Six Agency and their co-founder Georgio Constantinou had the following to say about them:
“Six was honored to curate an incredible collection of artists to celebrate the life and impact of Freddie Mercury. After meeting with The Mercury Phoenix Trust, we knew that if Freddie were alive today, he would be excited about the creative potential of the NFT space.”
Z2 Comics, Universal Music Group, and Mercury Songs Ltd have teamed up to create a new graphic novel inspired by the late great Freddie Mercury (Queen). The comic, which is called “Freddie Mercury: Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs,” can be pre-ordered HERE.
“Z2 Comics is proud to partner with Universal Music Group and Mercury Songs Ltd for ‘Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs,’ the first-ever graphic novel paying tribute to one of the greatest figures the music world has ever known.
For the first time in comics format, ‘Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs’ will be a journey through Freddie’s life; from his childhood in Zanzibar and India, through his formative years in England, to become the rock star, known and loved by millions around the globe. The story is told in his own words, with each chapter giving a glimpse into the many facets of his life.
Written by Tres Dean (All Time Low Presents: Young Renegades), the graphic novel will give a true insight into the many experiences that helped shape the young Farrokh Bulsara and his compelling existence, both on and off stage—that was the life of Freddie Mercury, Lover of Life, Singer of Songs.
Following up on the tremendous success of the Oscar-winning 2018 film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ and inspired by the book ‘Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words,’ compiled by Greg Brooks and Simon Lupton, this upcoming graphic novel will be another essential addition to the bookshelf or coffee table of fans new and old, sumptuously illustrated by Kyla Smith, Robin Richardson, Safiya Zerrougui, Tammy Wang, and Amy Liu, with accompanying cover painting by David Mack.
‘Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs’ is available for preorder in standard 136-page softcover ($19.99) and hardcover ($29.99) editions, released in finer comic shops, book and record stores in November. Available exclusively through Z2 in a special hardcover deluxe edition for $99.99 complete with an exclusive vinyl LP, as well as limited edition prints by Sarah Jones, Kyla Smith, and Sanya Anwar. Reserve your copy today!”
A new Freddie Mercury box set titled “Never Boring” will be released on October 11. It will feature 32 tracks from Mercury’s work outside Queen, a Blu-ray/DVD of visual work, and a deluxe hardcover book.
Here’s a description of the set:
“Taken from the very best original source material available, the full ‘Never Boring’ collection contains three CDs with 32 tracks; a Blu-ray and DVD featuring 13 promo videos and interview; a 120-page 10×10 hardback book full photos, many of them rare and unpublished, as well as thoughts and choice quotes from Freddie himself, and an introduction from Rami Malek, who earned an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie in Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Specially created insert packaging includes a double-sided poster containing an image of Freddie and an original work from synesthetic artist Jack Coulter inspired by the song ‘Mr. Bad Guy.’”
“Never Boring” Track Listing:
01. “The Great Pretender”
02. “I Was Born to Love You”
04. “In My Defence”
05. “Love Kills”
06. “How Can I Go On” (Single Version)
07. “Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow”
08. “Living on My Own” (Radio Mix)
09. “The Golden Boy” (Single Edit)
10. “Time Waits for No One”
11. “She Blows Hot and Cold”
12. “Made in Heaven”
“Mr. Bad Guy” (Special Edition):
01. “Let’s Turn It On”
02. “Made in Heaven”
03. “I Was Born to Love You”
04. “Foolin’ Around”
05. “Your Kind of Lover”
06. “Mr. Bad Guy”
07. “Man Made Paradise”
08. “There Must Be More to Life Than This”
09. “Living On My Own”
10. “My Love is Dangerous”
11. “Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow”
“Barcelona” (Special Edition):
02. “La Japonaise”
03. “The Fallen Priest”
05. “The Golden Boy”
06. “Guide Me Home”
07. “How Can I Go On”
08. “Exercises in Free Love”
09. “Overture Piccante”
“Never Boring” (Blu-ray/DVD):
01. “Made in Heaven”
02. “The Great Pretender”
03. “Living on My Own”
05. “I Was Born to Love You”
06. “Time Waits for No One”
07. “In My Defence”
08. “Living on My Own” (Radio Mix)
09. “The Golden Boy” (La Nit performance, Barcelona)
10. “How Can I Go On” (La Nit performance, Barcelona)
11. “Barcelona” (La Nit performance, Barcelona)
01. Freddie Mercury & Dave Clark ‘Time’ Interview
02. “The Great Pretender” (Extended Version)
03. “Barcelona” (Ku Klub performance, Ibiza)
In other news, a new animated video has been released for “Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow” off “Mr. Bad Guy.” According to a press release, the clip tells a “compelling short story about the power of love while continuing to bring awareness to the global fight against AIDS.”
A new video has been shared for a previously unreleased track from legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The song, which is titled “Time Waits For No One,” is an early version of “Time,” a track the late singer recorded for the 1986 concept album of Dave Clark’s musical of the same name. Unlike the version on the album, this one is stripped-down, containing only a piano and vocals.
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