Episode 26 was recorded backstage at the Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in Montreux where we finally got to speak to Freddie's former personal assistant Peter 'Phoebe' Freestone. We talk about his time working with Queen, the personal fall out for him after Freddie's death, his work on the Bohemian Rhapsody movie and reflect on his efforts to help fans understand who the real Freddie was.
The Official Queen Podcast speaks to the leader of Bulsara and His Queenies, Gareth Taylor, the day after their headlining show at the 2018 Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in Montreux. The conversation, which took place overlooking Lake Geneva, covers Gareth’s unique story in getting to play the party and how the band tackled playing the 'Sheer Heart Attack' album in full.
Queen’s Archivist Greg Brooks invites QOL in for a conversation about his role working on the forthcoming Bohemian Rhapsody movie. His role was to provide historical information, photos, examples of items that would become props and to be on hand for general consultancy about Queen for the filmmakers. He also discusses a few projects that are bubbling away in the background in the world of Queen.
This episode is something a little different. To celebrate the release of the News Of The World 40th Anniversary we have edited this piece together of Simon Lupton's live introduction and Q&A from Montreux at the Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in September. At the event the presented the documentary Queen: The American Dream for its premiere viewing prior to its release on November 17th 2017. He spoke about his work on the project and then took questions from the audience.
Episode 22 is the full edit of the Journey’s End interview with Roger Taylor. This expanded version sees Roger cover further topics including David Bowie, George Michael, working with Adam Lambert, the new Queen tour and it’s production, future solo endeavours, soundtrack work, the Queen movie, News Of The World and how his son Rufus is getting on being in The Darkness.
The ‘Golden Days’ chat continues in Part 2 with Brian and Kerry touching on topics including the track ‘Amazing Grace’, selecting material for the album, the difference between their ‘Anthems’ album and working acoustically, Brian singing on the album, other musicians, favourite album tracks and the artwork.
We sit down with Brian and Kerry to discuss their new album 'Golden Days’. In Part 1 we discuss not only the album, but We Will Rock You, the Music Industry today, songwriting and collaborating together, Brian playing ‘Radio Ga Ga’ live, Gary Moore, interpreting other people’s material, Chuck Berry and Back To The Future!
Backstage at the Cambridge Corn Exchange is where our latest podcast comes from, just before The Queen Extravaganza hit the stage. We sit down with Marc Martel to discuss the current tour, the Montreux show for Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday, solo projects, Pearl Jam and, even, Celine Dion.
Episode 18 concentrates on ‘Queen On Air’. Greg Brooks talks us through what is involved in creating such a release, the BBC Sessions, his personal highlights, the concerts includes on the live disc and the interview content that is included.
We sit down and talk to Queen Extravaganza drummer, vocalist and Musical Director Tyler Warren about his love of ‘A Night At The Opera’, playing the album in full live and what Queen album he would love to tackle next.
The second and final instalment of our chat with Rosie sees us discuss Roger and John, more on the Live At The Rainbow '74 shows, more on her continuing connection with Brian, Freddie's death and the band's lasting legacy.
In this first part of our interview with journalist Rosie Horide the focus is very much on 'Early Queen'. Rosie, who is commonly known as the original UK press champion of the band, discusses those heady days of the 1970s music industry, Live At The Rainbow '74, plus we focus on Freddie and Brian and her relationships with them.
Steve Coles is life long Queen fan, contributor to QueenOnline and avid collector of the band's musical output. Boasting at least 20 copies of each album they ever released, the Official Queen Podcast attempts to get inside the mind of a fan who operates at this level.
In this episode QueenOnline sits down with Andrew Daw from Universal Music and discusses his role at the label, how he got in the music industry and, of course, what it is like to work with Queen and their legendary body of work.
This final part sees Brian cover his solo material, working with Kerry Ellis, Diableries, fame and further Queen topics.
In this episode, the second part of this three-part podcast, Brian discusses his new YouTube Channel and a number of political subjects
In Part 1 of this Brian May Special, Queen's guitarist focuses on the current Queen tour with Adam Lambert and gives some insight into hitting the road as part of a major tour.
Peter was the General Manager at the Dominion Theatre for a large portion of the musical's 12 year run there. The interview was recorded prior to the final show and sees Peter discuss all sorts of topics including the varied nature of his job, hamsters, Robert De Niro, the opening night, Buckingham Palace, working with Ben Elton, being a Queen fan and, most importantly, cake.
Brandon is the Keyboardist and Musical Director in the Queen Extravaganza. Topics include his role within the band, the work he has undertaken with We Will Rock You, playing Queen material, the bond that the band have and even ABBA get a mention.
In what turned out to be quite an emotional session, meet Maureen Barclay one of the original volunteers for the Mercury Phoenix Trust. Maureen talks about her journey in organising the Street Collections for the MPT, the money raised, her own Queen stories and the continued work she does in the fight against HIV/AIDS for the Trust. Inspiring stuff.
This episode takes us back to November 2013 when the Queen Extravaganza hit the UK. The interview was recorded backstage at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London juts before the band hit the stage. Marc talks about the QUEX audition process, UK crowds, 'Freddie-isms' and his solo material.
Drummer Rufus Taylor talks to the Official Queen Podcast about his journey to a becoming a musician, working with Brian May and Jeff Beck, the first ever songs he played on a drum kit, the players that inspired him and working with Queen and his father Roger Taylor. The interview was recorded in Vancouver on the recent Queen + Adam Lambert North American tour.
Recorded backstage in Vancouver, we catch up with Queen's touring bassist Neil Fairclough. Topics include how he got the gig with the band, how he got into Queen's music, his love of A Day At The Races, Queen, a bit more about Queen, playing on the current tour, John Deacon and his love of Queen!
Band archivist Greg Brooks discusses his role in the 'Queen Team', plus relays stories about working with Jeff Wayne, interviewing Tori Amos and his love of Kate Bush and Genesis.
In the second part of this exclusive interview with Roger, we discuss The Cross, working with Paul Rodgers, the Queen Extravaganza and few other Queen topics.
Queen drummer and founder member Roger discusses his new solo album Fun On Earth and his recording career outside of Queen.