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Who are the members of Queen?
Freddie Mercury - Lead Vocals, Piano, Harpsichord, Synth. Born in Zanzibar 5th September 1946 and became a table tennis and boxing champion!

Brian May – Lead Guitar, Piano, Bells, Ukelele, Toy Koto, Harp, Synth, Vocals. Born in Hampton, Middlesex 19th July 1947 and is now known as Dr.May.
Roger Taylor – Percussion, Guitar, Synth, Vocals. Born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk 26th July 1949 and became known as the legendary drummer of Cornwall.

John Deacon – Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Piano, Synth. Born in Leicester 19th August 1951and became the final ace in Queen.

When did the band form?
The legendary band comprising of four university students was formed in London in 1970 with 3 different bass players (Mike Grose, Barry Mitchell and Doug Bogie) and finally John joined February 1971 and was originally known as Deacon John.

What where the member doing before the band?
Freddie became a qualified illustrator and graphic designer; Brian studied astro-physics and became an Astronomer for four years and also taught at a Comprehensive School; Roger studied at Dental College and John studying Electronics.

Who wrote the band’s songs?
All four members of the band were able to individually write high quality million selling songs which include the classics:- Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie), Another One Bites The Dust (John), A Kind Of Magic (Roger) and We Will Rock You (Brian). Rogers first composition Modern Times Rock N Roll was included on the bands debut album (Queen). John started writing with Misfire on the bands third album (Sheer Heart Attack). Freddie and Brian were the principal writers.

What were Queen like in concert?
Queen went on to become one of the essential live bands to see, stealing the show to universal acclaim at 1985’s Live Aid concert, and were one of the bands that helped pioneer and develop ‘stadium rock’. Queen hold many records for being “the first” at doing many accolades including the first band to use an intro tape at the beginning of a concert (Procession). They were also the first to use a moving lighting rig and used many spectacular rigs throughout their career including the infamous ‘pizza oven rig.

Apart from amazing live shows and all the hits, do the band have any trademarks?                                                                                                              
The band’s trademarks include Freddie’s half microphone stand, which started off by accident when one came apart in the middle of a show with his Liverpool band Ibex and Freddie couldn’t reassemble it due to the weight and he thought a ‘gimmick’ was just what he needed!                                                                                                          

Brian’s instantly recognisable guitar, the ‘Red Special’, which was completely designed, crafted and built by Brian and his father at their home, using ingredients like an antique fireplace, a knitting needle, and motorcycle valve springs. The band were also known for their outrageous lavish parties.

Do Queen have a Fan Club?
Queen also have one of the largest fan clubs of any rock band in the world, and is recognised by the Guiness Book Of Records as the longest running fan club ever! Formed in 1974 and the fan club continues to this day with an army of dedicated followers. The Fan Club hold many events throughout each year with the ultimate 4 day annual convention.

When did Freddie Mercury die?
Tragically, Freddie died of an AIDS related illness on 24th November 1991. A special tribute featuring some of early nineties top rock and pop artists was held at the famous London Wembley Stadium on Easter Monday in 1992. All 72,000 tickets for the concert sold out within four hours of the show being announced. The televised event reached one billion people around the globe.

What is We Will Rock You?
Carrying on the torch, in Spring 2002, the musical ‘We Will Rock You’ (written by Queen and Ben Elton) opened at the Dominion Theatre in London, and has since also opened in various cities around the world. We Will Rock You continues to tour the world and has achieved critical acclaimed worldwide success.

Are Queen still active as a band?
Very much so. Queen are still continuing to release live DVDs and albums plus the remaining members of Queen have toured the world to sold out venues with former Free & Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers. Queen + Paul Rodgers released an album of new material in 2008, The Cosmos Rocks. Queen have a new UK record company which has big plans to release more product. Queen as a band will be round for a lot longer yet.

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karon adams

I know Queen played in Hungary. I am watching the Hungarian Concert as I type. My best friend's family is "Old Country Hungarian' and were a MAJOR part of the Hungarian uprising in 1956. They escaped in the cliché way (clichés ARE clichés for a reason) their young son, then an infant, was in a suitcase and they gave their wedding rings to the border guard. That man must have quite a gold reserve. Anyway, in the refugee camps Joseph (pronounced jo SEPH) was Nixon's tour guide and interpreter. So, that is the background.

Now for the question. Did the band have an opportunity to visit the Blessed Kinga Mines? if so, I KNOW Freddie would have instinctively sung in that space. I would be ENTHRALLED to hear him even just doing vocal exercises in that space. It is just an INCREDIBLEE place. A full on band song recorded there would be insanely fabulous but ANYTHING would have been great. there is a chapel there that rivals some of the MOST elaborate Cathedrals in the world. and EVERYTHING, statuary, seats, alter, EVERYTHING is carved of salt. it is AMAZING. I really hope Freddie had a chance to see that wonderful site and I encourage the band to stop by there and play a few notes the next time they are in Hungary.

Megan

Thank you for this FAQ page. Gotta be honest here: I'm not a Queen fan, but my boyfriend is. He is taking me to see you tomorrow (opening night in Houston), and I'm really looking forward to my first rock concert experience. According to my main squeeze, there's no better band to love ;)

Becky White

I'm really looking forward to seeing Queen with Adam Lambert tonight!! My girlfriend would like to suggest Queen tour with other guest artist's such as Pink, Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson.
Thanks for your time,
Becky

Christopher Mitchelson

Hello Queenonline,

When I pre-order something on the website is the money taken out of my bank account straight away, or when the item is ready for delivery.

Thank you

Quinn Cunningham

I would like to use your song "Another One Bites the Dust" in a song but I'm only looking to use the tune/instrumental part of the song and I'm also looking to use the chorus of when Freddie mercury says "another one bites the dust"

Martin Smith

I have quoted a brief excerpt from the Queen (Brian May) song ALL DEAD in a novel I have written. I plan to start publishing and selling it this summer. Whom would I contact to license permission to do so?

Laura Lane

The crown and cape that Freddie wore in concert, where is it now and who owns it?
Thank you!

SHER

The question song Queen "The Show Must Go Rus"
Unfortunately I do not know what address to contact, so I write here.
There is a free translation of this song in Russian. She particularly touched me. Can I sing and place for example on your website or social networking? I respect your work and do not want to cause you trouble.

Tony Pedersen

We would like to invite all of the band members plus some key people to a day out with our V8 Supercar Team in Sydney Australia on 23 August 2014. As a team we would like to extend a gratitude of hospitality towards your group of people and try and offer an exciting but a very corporate environment. As our guests we would pick you up from your hotel via the Volvo corporate team to the track then enabling you to spend a few hours over lunch to meet the team in a corporate environment enjoying some Australian food and wind and then driven back to your hotel at your convenience. Would love to hear from you please contact Tony Pedersen at antspedersen@hotmail.com.au, or please arrange for your publicist to contact me on 0429 808 441.
Please view our website at garyrogersmotorsport.com.
Many thanks, Tony Pedersen

Bill Hickman

any plans to come to Utah or California in the U.S.A. anytime soon?

Laise

I would like to know who I need to contact to use an video of one of Queen's shows in a short movie.

Mark Jordan

are there any plans to release any more of the Queen back catalogue in 5.1 surround sound. I NEED THIS the new blu ray pure audio of ANATO is mindblowing

Lee hyo chun

저는 한국에 사는 35살 이효천 입니다.
어릴때 팝송을 좋아해서 여러 팝 음악을 들으며 음악에 흠뻑 취해 있었습니다. 지금도 팝 음악을 사랑하고 있습니다.
팝 음악중 여러번 반복해서 듣는 음악중 하나가
Queen의 Don't Stop Me Now 입니다.
얼마나 들었으면 꿈속에서도 이 음악이 들릴 정도입니다.
프레디 머큐리의 여성스러우면서도 파워풀한 목소리, 리듬 하나하나가 살아 있는 기타음... 음악의 3박자가 딱딱 맞는것 같아 좋아하는 음악입니다.
퀸의 라이브 음악을 바로 앞에서 듣고 싶은 마음은 굴뚝 같지만 갈수가 없었어서 무척 아쉬웠습니다.
이젠 두번다시 프레디 머큐리의 라이브를 볼수가 없어서 슬프네요. 고인의 명복을 빌며 다음생에는 자신의 꿈을 모두 이루었으면 좋겠네요.

Niek Vondeling

Sorry if my English is bad

Dear Sir/Madam,


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Thanking you in adventance

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Gary Crawford

Hi, I was just wondering if Queen ft Adam Lambert will be coming in tour in Uk, preferably Glasgow/Edinburgh any time soon.
Regards
Gary

Michael

I am interested in getting backstage tickets for my sister and Brother-in law to meet and greet Queen and Adam Lambert in Auburn Hills near Detroit. How can I do this. I see no place to inquire about it. I know it's hard to get, but I feel they deserve it.

If someone would help me I would appreciate it.

Brian Hanna

Iam very disappointed that you have not chosen Ottawa the Capital of Canada to come and let us have the opportunity to see yous for the last time if this tour is the last one. To me this is very important and hope you add Ottawa to your tour I met my child hood wife 38 years ago. and I had the opportunity to meet Freddie at the Ottawa Civic Center. He had said he loved coming to Ottawa and that the fans were some of the best in the world. So please don't let me down and all of Freddys fans in Ottawa down please give us and myself the chance to show you how much Queen is Loved By The Fans in Ottawa. Please let me know this means a lot to me. And if not possible can you send me 2 tickets to montreal bell center for the show. 950 baseline road Ottawa ont Canada k2c 0a5 ThankYou very much Sincerely Brian Hanna 1 of the Biggest Queen Fans

Kevin Campbell

How do I register for your site? I can't see where it is on the site. I want to be able to get emails to be able to buy concert tickets.

Deidra Matthias

Hey i can't subcribe to your emailing list! Can you add me or help me fix this?
Thanks!

Lisa Chicoine

I also am unable to register for your newsletter because dob will not accept. Please add me to your email list!

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