Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is an incredibly challenging song to play when you have the proper instruments. To prove his bass-playing chops, musician Zander Zon managed to perform a compelling rendition entirely on his bass guitar. We’re amazed that he was able to extract such range from the 4-string instrument.
An amazing recording of the greatest rock vocalist of all time, captured back in 1986 as part of the 96-track Time. With the help of musician and producer Dave Clark, we now get to hear a stripped-down and cleaned up version, backed only by piano, along with HD footage of Mercury which will send chills down your spine.
There’s quite literally something electric in the air with this high voltage performance of Queen’s rock opera. Electronics wiz Fabrício H. Franzoli programmed a duo of solid state Tesla coils to “sing” a portion of the track. His take on Daft Punk is pretty awesome too.
After filling our eyes and ears with some of Queen’s most epic performances of the 1970s, the official Queen channel is back with a reel of the band’s best moments in the decade of Pac-Man and big hair. Despite the controversy, we never thought adding synths hurt their sound.
Funko will soon offer POP! vinyl figures based on Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May, and John Deacon. Freddie gets three outfits – a harlequin jumpsuit, his 1986 Wembley Stadium look, and a FYE exclusive shirtless look based on their 1982 Madison Square Garden shows.
This extended ad spot for UK retailers John Lewis & Partners + Waitrose & Partners is proof positive that commercials are so much better outside of the US, as a choir of kids perform a slightly modified version of Queen’s classic while performing a charming space opera.
The first full trailer for the upcoming Queen biopic looks sure looks solid, with the role of Freddie Mercury in the very capable hands of Rami Malek, and the story taking us from the earliest days of the band, through its meteoric rise, to the tragic decline of one of its frontman.
Despite the behind-the-scenes drama, our first look at the Queen biopic looks really promising, with Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek truly transforming himself into the persona of lead singer Freddie Mercury, and a soundtrack filled with some of the greatest songs of all time.
The musicians of Apartment Sessions turn in an energetic rendition of Queen’s 1976 classic Somebody to Love, as performed in the cozy confines of a New York City subway car. While nobody will ever sing like Freddie Mercury, they make up for it with sheer enthusiasm.
We never had a doubt that Freddie Mercury was the greatest rock vocalist ever, but if you need any convincing, listen to this isolated version of his lead vocals from Don’t Stop Me Now. It’s a much more somber track without the chorus and instruments, but still incredibly powerful.
Watch piano virtuoso Peter Bence as his fingers fly across the keys of his Steinway in this amazing arrangement of Queen’s 1978 classic Don’t Stop Me Now, with a tiny bit of Bohemian Rhapsody thrown in for good measure. Sheet music available here if you can keep up.
A fantastic new remix of the classic Queen track All Dead, All Dead, created from a raw session of Freddie Mercury’s lead vocals – which didn’t appear on the album – and the instrumentation from 1977’s News of the World. Pre-order the amazing 40th anniversary box set now.
Like many of us, Puddles Pity Party has the occasional bad day. The sad clown with the golden voice works out his stress with a little pie, some cupcakes, and a impassioned cover smoosh-up of Queen and David Bowie’s Under Pressure, and Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen.
Musician Costantino Carrara takes Queen’s iconic 1975 rock opera track and turns it into an equally impressive classical piano piece, packed with wonderful flourishes, and epic transitions. Think you can keep up with Costantino’s fingers? Buy the sheet music here.