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.”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Releases Cover Of Queen’s “Sheer Heart Attack”

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has released his cover of Queen’s “Sheer Heart Attack.” The track, which features Doro Pesch, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.), and Charlie Benante (Anthrax), is from Ellefson‘s new covers album “No Cover,“ which will be released on November 20.

Rock/Metal Musicians React To Joe Biden Winning The Presidency

Joe Biden has won the 2020 election and will now become the 46th president of the United States. A number of rock/metal musicians have taken to social media to react to the good news and you can find some of their various posts below:

Amy Lee (Evanescence):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Otep:

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Machine Head:

Chris Motionless (Motionless In White):

Spider One (Powerman 5000):

Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium):

Ice-T (Body Count):

Telle Smith (The Word Alive):

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones):

Sacred Reich:

Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Jake Bowen (Periphery):

Chad I Ginsburg (CKY):

Ben Koller (Converge):

Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns):

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm):

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God):

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“Empathy” 11.07.2020, Richmond, VA. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS… all the major news networks have just called the 2020 Presidential election for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris. Although these are just projections by media outlets (nothing is official until the members of the Electoral College cast their votes on Dec. 14th, 2020, then announced by a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021), & although there will be a lot of lawsuits brought forth by Donald Trump who will not concede anytime soon (or ever?), it’s obvious that it’s OVER- Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. At this time, I would like to encourage everyone, no matter who you voted for, to behave with some class; to speak & act with some empathy. This country has been consumed by a toxic polarity- it is time for that toxicity to end, because it is not sustainable & it does not accomplish anything. We are all tired. We all have strong feelings. It is time to act like adults with correctly calibrated moral compasses. My feelings about President Trump (& politicians in general, for that matter) are well known, but I have zero reason to gloat. That is childish, & it accomplishes nothing. Instead I will choose to act with empathy, & hope that some level of civility will return to American discourse across the board. I just came back from a “Stop the Steal” rally near the VA State Capitol, where I shot these photos. No one was rude to me, & they announced from the beginning that it would be a peaceful protest- that is their right, & although I disagree with them, I support their right- they are my countrymen & women. These people are going to be very upset today- I will show people like this empathy in the hope that we can find common ground somehow, & that this terrible atmosphere that has hung over America for the last 4 years will begin to lift. It HAS to, or we all are screwed. Please- let’s all start talking to each other again. I hope you all have a good day- now, I’m going surfing. Peace. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MadeInWetzlar #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #honetheaesthetic

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Nergal (Behemoth):

Brian May (Queen):

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Congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden and trailblazer Kamala Harris !!! It’s been hard for me to stay silent over the last few days, weeks, months, but I felt it would be wrong to interfere in even the smallest way in the politics of another country. But there is a part of me that will always be rooted in the USA – I love America and have felt profound pain watching its freedoms and decency being eroded. I can now finally speak up. I feel massive joy – I see this is a victory for the people by the people – and hopefully just in time to make it possible to start to heal the terrible damage that has been done to the American Nation and its standing in the World in recent times. I’m thrilled for my dear American friends, that they have taken this step to reclaim compassion, justice, truth, accountability, and dignity. I’m well aware that America is split as to whether Trump as a president was a Champ or a Chump. But what you guys will discover over the next few weeks is that the rest of the world was NOT split. The whole world, like me, is rejoicing with you at this moment – feeling that we are getting our best friend back – our friend America. Yes – I will pray for unity and decent debate, with some great Rebublicans sharing the work load in the new regime. And – Yes – at last – the United States of America can again be Champions of the World !!! Bri

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Richard Patrick (Filter):

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#dems #gop #republican #democracy #democrats

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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.”

Death Angel Premiere Video For Cover Of Queen & David Bowie’s “Under Pressure”

Death Angel have premiered a new video for their cover of Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure.” That single is the title track of the band’s new acoustic EP, which was released today (October 9). In addition to the cover, the effort also features a new song titled “Faded Remains” and new acoustic versions of “A Room With A View” and “Revelation Song.“

Mark Osegueda said the following about the EP:

“The ‘Under Pressure‘ EP is something I feel that we needed to release during these very frustrating times…These are very heavy times…And although it’s an all acoustic EP, It’s heavy in a different sense of the word. And music is how we express ourselves best!

These times will eventually pass and we shall all regroup and once again celebrate the other side of HEAVY that is the foundation of our truly fantastic Metal scene! Until then…Stay safe, healthy, and happy! I hope you enjoy!!”

Rob Cavestany added:

“What started out as simply expressing emotion through music as a cathartic reaction to the madness engulfing our world has turned into our first EP. Pure, raw and spontaneous, it’s also our first all acoustic release. Hoping this offering finds you well and brings warmth to your heart and soul. Together we shall overcome! Thank you for listening.”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Eddie Van Halen

As previously reported, Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist and some of the various posts can be found below:

David Lee Roth (Van Halen):

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What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..

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Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family💔

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Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.

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Metallica:

AC/DC:

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler:

Pantera:

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #EddieVanHalen

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Brian May (Queen):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.):

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

Nickelback:

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Gary Holt (Exodus, etc.):

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I am CRUSHED. Loss of words. RIP. One of my hero’s. FUCK 2020

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Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers):

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.”