40 years after Bandgruendung and twenty years after the death of Freddie Mercury Queen are in England more successful than the Beatles and Elvis. At 1400 weeks have been spent in the British charts. From untitled debut over Queens first # 1 album "A Night At The Opera" to "Made In Heaven" from 1995 - the last album, can be heard on the Mercury - spans a career of superlatives, highlighted to two Best of albums that have been re-issued in January 2011, in addition to the entire back catalog of Queen, which now appears in a new edition in Iceland Records.
Can someone still a sporting event without "We Will Rock You", "We Are The Champions" or imagine "Another One Bites The Dust"? Legions bands and artists of later decades bow to Queen: Metallica, Nirvana and Anthrax just like how Lady Gaga, Mika, Muse, Radiohead, Trent Reznor or Robbie Williams (the list is long). Besides its stylistic heir holds since 2002 the Queen musical "We Will Rock" the sound of London in the collective memory, just started at the Berlin Theatre of the West, a new season of "We Will Rock You". In London in committing the end of February the 40th queen anniversary with the exhibition "Stormtroopers in stilettos", which is expected to then be seen in Berlin.
Unlike their contemporaries the glam rock era is no longer connects Queen today with the pop music (punk iconoclastic eliminated) decadence of the 70s. Stadium anthems and musical value have Queen brings a timeless aura. Would it be in her early hit "Seven Seas Of Rhye" remained, then one would Queen today situate between status quo and Yes. As more and exceed new basketball and hockey athletes to "We Will Rock You" et cetera into the stadium, Queen have bridged over three decades pop culture effortlessly. Not Recently lifts her sense of humor from Queen retro stigma of glam bands from decisive. What anmutete other pompous and pathetic, Queen compensated with a konsenstiftenden craftiness. The Doors buried under gloomy Oedipal stories. Queens seifenoperige "Bohemian Rhapsody", its baroque abrockende "Killer Queen" bring a contrast to grin. Leading the way: their combination of theatrical pomp with roaring heavy metal that has given them fans in both the pop and in the stock of metalheads. As one of the few rock bands of the early 70 Queen also brought RB influences in their songs. In his bombast, the quartet always pursued an honest Rocker claim, with live recordings without significant post-processing, a thread is the pose runs through the plot of "We Will Rock You", the Musical.
Clearly based their legend on the charisma of its lead singer Freddie Mercury, alongside Mick Jagger of the biggest ramps Peacock in rock history. Respect for Paul Rodgers, former lead singer of Free and Bad Company, who went with Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor on tour a few years ago, however, thereby any comparison with Mercury forbade, accordingly called herself Queen + Paul Rodgers. Adam Lambert, winner of the eighth season of "American Idol" in 2009 fell as a potential next Queen frontman by. Too big the platform shoes Freddie Mercury, took off on his grave in 1991 David Bowie, Elton John and U2 flowers. "Of all the theatrical rock performers, Freddie went furthest" Bowie said (the 1981 Queen song "Under Pressure" grossed) in a later interview. "He went over the limit." he had always admired men who wear tights on stage can, so Bowie. "Mercury had the crowd on his palm, he could every cliché in his favor over heights." "Freddie was out there somewhere in the left-field," said Joe Smith, president of Capitol / EMI, the Queen looked after on their zenith. "He was rampant, exceptionally, incredibly, both on stage and behind it, an incredibly creative person." FOr his 41st Birthday Let Mercury eighty friends fly to Ibiza, offered a spectacle with fireworks, flamenco and an oversized, round six meter long cake that served white gold-liveried waiters. "It was all a non-ending party," the producer Roy Thomas Baker, who has worked on 5 Queen albums, including their debut and their epochal "A Night At The Opera" recalls. Mercury is the first Asian rock star of England. "Time Asia" has crowned him the "most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years". The music magazine Blender, MTV and the Classic Rock magazine chose Mercury for greatest rock singers of all time; the "Rolling Stone" lists him at number 18 of the 100 greatest singers of all time. AllMusic calls him one of the most dynamic and charismatic frontmen in rock history.
Sacha Baron Cohen, the face of Bruno and Borat, will play in a produced by Robert de Niro Freddie Mercury biopic starring, which traces the band's history Queens of the band's formation up to its brilliant comeback appearance in 1985 at Live Aid. As Frederick Bulsara came Freddie Mercury in 1946 in Zanzibar to the world he grew up there and in India. His parents were Parsis, belonged to the Persian minority, especially Bollywood has strongly influenced Indian culture. 1959 the family moved to London. From his first band Wreckage joined Mercury in 1970 to Queen while he was still studying Design and operating a booth in Kensington Market. His musical influences were Jimi Hendrix and Liza Minnelli. In the three years between the band's formation of Queen and their debut album Mercury pursued various solo projects, took on as Larry Lurex the Beach Boys song "I Can Hear Music", later should collaborate with Mercury Dave Clark and Montserrat Caballé. Behind the mascara, among ballet leggings or the storm-uniform, he was the most extraordinary musical talent of England. As early as 1975 won Mercury fOr 'Killer Queen "an Ivor Novello Award and the following year another one, for the semi-symphonic" Bohemian Rhapsody ". 1990, a year before Mercury's AIDS-verursachtem death, Queen picked up the award of the British Phonographic Association from, fOr 18 albums that changed the history of rock music.
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