Watch Queen’s Brian May And Roger Taylor Perform With Sarah Brightman And X Japan’s Yoshiki On Japanese TV

Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor recently celebrated New Year’s Eve with Sarah Brightman and X Japan’s Yoshiki on the Japanese TV show “Kohaku Uta Gassen.” Together the group performed Yoshiki’s “Endless Rain” from different locations.

May commented:

“This is such a beautiful project. I’m proud and honoured to be a part of it. Respect to Yoshiki!!! And wishing you all a great New Year.”

Taylor continued:

“Have a beautiful New Year to all our fans in Japan.”

Yoshiki added:

“I feel honored and grateful to be performing with Queen and Sarah Brightman and all those Japanese superstars. I hope that through the music, we can give everyone courage.”

Queen + Adam Lambert Share Fan Video For “Don’t Stop Me Now” From “Live Around The World”

Queen + Adam Lambert have shared a new fan video for a live version of “Don’t Stop Me Now.” This version of the track was recorded during the band’s set at the 2016 Rock In Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal and it is featured on their recent live release “Live Around The World.”

Queen + Adam Lambert Share Video For “Somebody To Love” From “Live Around The World” Release

Queen + Adam Lambert have shared footage of themselves performing “Somebody To Love” during their set at the 2016 Isle of Wight Festival. The clip is taken from the band’s recent live release “Live Around The World.”

Queen + Adam Lambert Share Video For “The Show Must Go On” From “Live Around The World” Release

Queen + Adam Lambert have shared footage of themselves performing “The Show Must Go On” during their July 4, 2018 show at London’s 02 Arena. The clip is taken from the band’s new live release “Live Around The World,’ which will be available on October 2. More details regarding that effort can be found HERE.

Queen Facing “Uphill Battle” As They Try To Stop Trump From Using Their Music

Queen are still fighting against Donald Trump to stop him from using their music without permission. The band’s song “We Will Rock You” was recently featured in a campaign video on Triller and it has yet to be removed. The group’s management told BBC that they are facing an “uphill battle” and that they have “repeatedly taken issue with the Trump campaign.” They went on to say that “the band itself has been quite outspoken on the subject.” This news comes after Trump previously used “We Will Rock You” in a Twitter video in October 2019 and after he used “We Are The Champions” during a July 2016 speech at the Republican National Convention.

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Queen + Adam Lambert To Release New Live Album/Film “Live Around The World”

Queen + Adam Lambert will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Live Around The World” on October 2. The effort can be pre-ordered in the following formats: CD, CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray, and vinyl.

“Live Around The World” Track Listing:

01. “Tear It Up” (May) The O2, London, UK, 02/07/2018
02. “Now I’m Here” (May) Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
03. “Another One Bites The Dust” (Deacon) Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
04. “Fat Bottomed Girls” ft. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (May) American Airlines Center, Dallas, USA, 2019
05. “Don’t Stop Me Now” (Mercury) Rock In Rio, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
06. “I Want To Break Free” (Deacon) Rock In Rio, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
07. “Somebody To Love” (Mercury) Isle of Wight Festival, UK, 2016
08. “Love Kills” (The Ballad) (Mercury/Moroder) iHeart Radio Theater, Los Angeles, USA, 2014
09. “I Was Born To Love You” (Mercury) Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
10. “Under Pressure” (Queen/Bowie) Global Citizen Festival, New York, USA, 2019
11. “Who Wants To Live Forever” (May) Isle of Wight Festival, UK, 2016
12. “The Show Must Go On” (Queen) The O2, London, UK, 04/07/2018
13. “Love Of My Life” (Mercury) The O2, London, UK, 02/07/2018
14. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
15. “Radio Ga Ga” (Taylor) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
16. “Ay-Ohs” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
17. “Hammer To Fall” (May) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
18. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
19. “We Will Rock You” (May) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020
20. “We Are The Champions” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020

Roger Taylor commented:

“We hadn’t really watched those clips before; we were always too busy touring. We weren’t aware of how good the band sounded. So we thought, well, maybe there’s a live album of highlights of concerts that we’ve done over the last eight years with Adam Lambert to be made.”

Brian May continued:

“As we all grapple with the challenge of creating live shows in a world dominated by a formidable viral enemy, it seemed the perfect time for us to create a collection of hand-picked live highlights from our Queen shows over the last seven years with our brother Adam Lambert.

It’s a first! As you watch and listen to these tracks you’ll be journeying all around the world with us, and experiencing a complete virtual live set. The collection climaxes in Sydney earlier this year when, in support Fire Fight Australia, we recreated the complete QUEEN Live Aid set. It was a historic event for a great cause — with perhaps the highest adrenaline level since the original Live Aid in 1985. It makes me particularly happy that we can now share this unique moment with the whole world.”

Adam Lambert added:

“When we couldn’t tour this year, we wanted to give the fans something in place of that, and a live album just felt right. It’s the first time we have released an album together, and we have had a lot of fun putting it together, picking out favorite performances over the past seven years.”

Queen + Adam Lambert To Release “You Are The Champions” On CD And 7″ Vinyl

Back in April, Queen + Adam Lambert paid tribute to COVID-19 frontline workers by releasing a new version of “We Are The Champions,” titled “You Are The Champions.” Now, the band have announced that they will be releasing limited edition CD and 7″ vinyl versions of the track on August 21. You can get those HERE. Proceeds will go towards the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.

Queen + Adam Lambert Launch “Roadies In Lockdown” Series

Queen + Adam Lambert are paying tribute to their road crew with a new web series called “Roadies In Lockdown.” You can watch the first episode of that below:

The band commented:

“In this first episode we meet from his kitchen as well as from backstage and on stage Andy Bews, Stage Show Manager, whose role in the Queen + Adam Lambert touring production crew involves a myriad of different elements. Andy gives us an insight into what his job involves and we also have the very rare opportunity to see the band close up in soundchecks in Australia, South Korea and Japan. He also gives insight into crew attire which appears to favour Hawaiian shirts (only on a Friday … which is called Hawaiian Shirt Friday on tour), but there are limits to taking a casual approach.

Tour Video Director, Steve Price has worked with Queen + Adam Lambert since 2014 and at this time should be manning the controls behind the stage as he directs all the video elements of the show for the band on their sold out European summer tour. However, as we all know, the band and crew are currently off the road, so to keep him in the groove we set him the task of creating a ‘lockumentary’ focusing on what it is like being part of the ‘Rhapsody Road Crew’…

This exclusive series, only available on Queen’s Official channel, explores the roles of various crew members on the road and behind the scenes with one of the world’s most successful touring acts. Enjoy a VIP AAA pass and get to see at close quarters the backstage and front of house complexities, magic and hard work that goes in to putting on these huge productions that are a Queen + Adam Lambert live show. They explain what they do to make the shows happen. Look out also for a few well known faces and cameo appearances along the way.

The backstage footage has been shot at different venues across the globe, however due to the recent pandemic the interviews with the crew have taken place at home during lockdown and further demonstrates the effect the shutdown has had on the live music business, not just for musicians and fans, but the often unseen and unsung heroes that make up the touring crew.

Setting out to highlight their individual and collaborative skills, it soon becomes obvious one thing clearly binds them together — a sense of humour.”