The Official Queen Podcast: Episode 28 - Greg Brooks and Simon Lupton (Part 2)

In the second part of our interview with Greg and Simon we discuss the recent projects that they have been involved in for Queen, including the Never Boring boxset, Queen + Bejart’s Ballet For Life and the Queen+ Adam Lambert ’The Show Must Go On’ Documentary. Other topics covered are the forthcoming ’The Miracle’ boxset and the ‘I Want It All’ merchandise book.

Official Queen Podcast Episode 27 - Greg Brooks and Simon Lupton (Part 1)

Part 1 of this interview with archivist Greg Brooks and documentary maker Simon Lupton sees us talk about their revamped book, ‘Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words’ which was released on September 5th, 2019. The guys talk about how they found new material to complete this latest edition and the plans to produce an audiobook version and to have it published in multiple languages.

Official Queen Podcast Episode 26 - Peter Freestone

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.

Official Queen Podcast Episode 25 - Gareth Taylor

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.

Official Queen Podcast Episode 24 - Greg Brooks

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.


Official Queen Podcast Episode 23 - Simon Lupton

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.


Official Queen Podcast Episode 22 - Roger Taylor

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.

Official Queen Podcast Episode 21 (Part 2) - Brian May and Kerry Ellis

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.

Official Queen Podcast Episode 20 (Part 1) - Brian May and Kerry Ellis

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!

The Official Queen Podcast Episode 19 - Marc Martel

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.

The Official Queen Podcast Episode 18 - Greg Brooks

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.

The Official Queen Podcast Episode 17 - Tyler Warren

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.

Official Queen Podcast: Episode 16 - Rosie Horide (Part 2)

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.

Official Queen Podcast: Episode 15 - Rosie Horide (Part 1)

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 14 - Steve Coles

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 13 - Andrew Daw

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 12 - Brian May (Part 3)

This final part sees Brian cover his solo material, working with Kerry Ellis, Diableries, fame and further Queen topics.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 11 - Brian May (Part 2)

In this episode, the second part of this three-part podcast, Brian discusses his new YouTube Channel and a number of political subjects

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 10 - Brian May (Part 1)

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 9 - Peter Gibbon Hansen

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 8 - Brandon Etheridge

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 7 - Maureen Barclay

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 6 - Marc Martel

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 5 - Rufus Taylor

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 4 - Neil Fairclough

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!

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 3 - Greg Brooks

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 2 - Roger Taylor (Part 2)

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.

The Official Queen Podcast - Episode 1 - Roger Taylor (Part 1)

Queen drummer and founder member Roger discusses his new solo album Fun On Earth and his recording career outside of Queen.