Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Disney. Although very risque for Disney, they did indeed do the sketchy animation for the animation clips seen in this video.
I Want To Break Free. It was Roger's idea to dress as women, inspired by characters from 'Coronation Street', a British soap opera. The band loved the idea and had a great time!
Body Language. This video, filled with scantally clad men and women in a sauna setting, groping and caressing, would be tame by today's standards, but back when MTV was new they were afraid of what people would think and they banned the video.
|Which is the first occurance where the name of a Queen song is also the name of an album?||Intense Killer Queen
Sheer Heart Attack. Interestingly enough the song does not appear on the album of the same name, but on 'News Of The World' instead.
|Kenny Everett played 'Bohemian Rhapsody' how many times over the course of two days ?||Intense Killer Queen
14. This DJ begged for a copy of the song, promising that he wouldn't play it (it wasn't even properly pressed for release yet!) but he couldn't resist! He would start playing it, then stop saying he wasn't allowed but finally he played it...14 times over two days!!
Life Is Real. John Lennon was a favorite of a few of the band members.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love. He was in the tub at a hotel and got inspired for the song, it is supposed that he even had the piano brought tubside to allow him to compose.
An ex-manager. Their first manager at Trident embezzled their earnings, after a few major hits John needed money to buy even a little flat for he and his new wife, while the management was getting new Rolls Royces! They dumped him and moved on. When this song came out he tried to sue for defamation but since no name was applied he lost. Kind of admitting guilt, eh?
Tim Staffell. Tim decided the band wasn't going anywhere and left to pursue a solo career, but urged his flatmate Freddie to work with the band, which Freddie was more than keen to do! The rest is history...poor Tim.
God Save The Queen. Queen used a recorded version of this song that they made to close concerts.
A Kind Of Magic. Freddie was the one who decided that he didn't want to tour any more. The band skirted around questions from the press on why they stopped, but of course that was when the rumors of Freddie's illness started up.
Their astrological signs. Freddie, with a degree in art and design, took the signs (two Leo's, a Cancer and a Virgo) and created what is a very familar sign today.
11-24-91. He died the day after announcing that he had AIDS in a public statement. He died of AIDS-related pneumonia.
Soul Brother. 'Soul Brother' was a B-Side from the 'Hot Space' era, with lyrics like 'When your under pressure...he won't let you down...cause he's somebody you can love' and 'He's my best friend, he's my champion. And he will rock you, cause he's the savior of the universe.' and so on.
Montserrat Caballe. Freddie was so awe struck by her voice that he wrote a song for her, 'Barcelona', which they later did together on the album.
|What song was written in the car after the band previewed some of the 'Highlander' movie?||Intense Killer Queen
Who Wants To Live Forever. They were so inspired by the love story they saw that they immediately started writing this song in the car on the way home.
Deacon John. He, being the youngest and newest member, didn't feel he could stand up for himself on that first album. But sure enough on the second album he fessed up and demanded to have his correct name, and he won.
|Whose back yard did they use to film the videos for 'We Will Rock You' and 'Spread Your Wings'?||Intense Killer Queen
Roger Taylor. It was a blustery cold day and not a fun shoot for the band. The crew kept forgetting the member's names! Check out Roger's expression during the videos, he is not happy at all.
Red Special. Even now Brian primarily uses his home made guitar.
Radio ka ka. His little boy was listening to the radio when he uttered those words. At first the song 'Radio Ga Ga' was saying how out of style the radio was, after some urging Roger made it an anthem saying radio would never die.
Bulsara. He was born Farookh Bulsara on Zanzibar, but in school they called him Freddie. He later changed his last name, supposedly after the Roman messenger god Mercury.
Over 200 years old. Brian made the guitar completely from scratch with his father, Harold. They used a mantlepiece for the wood that was over 200 years old, so in a way the guitar is that old as well.
|Which band member released at least one solo single, or collaborated with other (non-Queen) musicians to record an album or a single?||Queen (At The Charts) - Updated!
All of them (Freddie, Brian and Freddie, None of them). Freddie, Brian and Roger all had solo albums and hit singles. John Deacon teamed with 'The Immortals' to record a single in 1986.
'Under Pressure'. It was Queen's duet with David Bowie, 'Under Pressure' from 1981. The single was remixed and released again in 1999 to promote 'Greatest Hits III'.
'The Works'. The album made it to number 23 in the US, and it seemd that Queen was loosing popularity. Their appearence at 'Live Aid' a year and a half later, reminded some people how good they really were.
'We Are The Champions'. Together with 'We Will Rock You' this was a top 5 smash for Queen in late 1977. The sleeve had a drawing of a robot, which also appeared on the cover of the LP 'News Of The World'.
|Which Queen live album was released in the UK and the rest of the world in late 1986 and was availabe for some time in the United States only as an import album?||Queen (At The Charts) - Updated!
'Live Magic'. Queen's last US live concert was held in September 1982. Their final tour ever was 'The Magic Tour', which was also their biggest one, following the success of 'A Kind Of Magic'. In late 1986 a live album called 'Live Magic' was released, achieving platinum status in the UK.
Yes, a top 30 hit in the UK. The single was 'Thank God It's Christmas', released in late 1984 and made it to number 21.
'Keep Yourself Alive'. Originally released in late 1973, then again in 1975. Still, this is one of the band's well known and loved songs.
'Radio Ga Ga'. A number 16 hit for the band in early 1984.
|Which single was recorded by Brian May and bacame a UK number 5 hit in 1992, and later released by Queen (sang by Freddie) in 1996?||Queen (At The Charts) - Updated!
'Too Much Love Will Kill You'. The single was released by Queen in 1996, it was taken from 'Made In Heaven' and charted at 15 in the UK.