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Background information
Origin London, England, United Kingdom
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 1971—present
Label(s) Hollywood Records
Elektra Records
Capitol Records
Parlophone Records
Associated acts Smile
The Cross
Queen + Paul Rodgers
Website Website
Brian May
Roger Taylor
Former members
Freddie Mercury
John Deacon

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Queen Overview


Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1971 and one of the most commercially successful musical acts of all time. The group originally consisted of Freddie Mercury, (lead vocals), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Queen's initial works were chiefly glam rock, heavy metal and progressive rock orientated, however with time the band incorporated diverse and innovative styles in their music, exploring the likes of vaudeville, electronic music and funk. The band digressed from using progressive themes in their music in the mid-1970s, with more conventional and radio-friendly works bringing them greater success. Throughout the 1970s, Queen disclosed the absence of synthesisers on their albums, yet their style continued to evolve. They eventually started using synthesisers in the 1980s, reflecting their experimental approach to music.

Queen: Absolute Greatest (2009) The Cosmos Rocks (2008) Greatest Hits I, II & III (2002) Greatest Hits III (1999) Queen Rocks (1997) Made In Heaven (1995) Live At Wembley '86 (1992) Greatest Hits II (1991) Innuendo (1991) The Miracle (1989)

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Lady Gaga Collaborates With Queen's Brian May On 'Born This Way'

April 18, 2011
Lady Gaga has collaborated with Queen's Brian May on her new album, it has been reported. The singer, who released the artwork for album 'Born This Way on Saturday (April 16)', has teamed up with the guitarist on album track 'You & I', reports The Mirror.   Read more 

Queen To Re-Release First Five Albums

January 26, 2011
Queen are set to re-release their first five albums in March. The band will re-release their first five albums; 'Queen', 'Queen II', 'Sheer Heart Attack', 'A Night At The Opera' and 'A Day At The Races'.  Read more 

Queen's Brian May 'Very Excited' About Freddie Mercury Biopic

January 12, 2011
Queen's Brian May has said he is “very excited” about the forthcoming biography film about Freddie Mercury. The movie, written by Peter Morgan, will focus on the band’s career up to their landmark performance at Live Aid in 1985.  Read more 

Queen Leave EMI As They Announce New Album Releases

November 9, 2010
Queen have parted company with EMI after 40 years at the record label. The band have signed to Universal and will release re-mastered versions of all their albums next year.  Read more 

Freddie Mercury Queen Biopic Is Not An 'AIDS Movie'

October 14, 2010
A forthcoming film about Queen's Freddie Mercury will not focus on his personal life and death from AIDS, its screenwriter has said. Peter Morgan said he wanted the as-yet-untitled project to look at Mercury's musical endeavours up to Queen's landmark performance at Live Aid in 1985.  Read more 

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