Added on 08-Feb-2008
Having between them sold more than 300 million albums, it is only to be expected that the first studio collaboration between rock giants Queen and revered rock legend Paul Rodgers in the form of the upcoming album The Cosmos Rocks is one of this yearâ€™s most eagerly anticipated. For the music we will have to wait a little longer: the album does not reach stores until September 15 (October 14 in the USA), but for anyone wondering how Queen and Paul Rodgers circa 2008 visualise themselves the band this week revealed the cover art for the forthcoming CD album. The thematic image is the work of award winning photographer Edgar Martins who has been hailed â€˜one of the most influential artists of his generation working within the medium of Photographyâ€™. Widely represented internationally in various high profile museums, public, corporate and private collections, Martinâ€™s awarded books and series include ‘Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies’ and â€˜The Diminishing Presentâ€™, work, according to critical observers, â€˜positioned in the grey area of fact and fiction, reality and allegoryâ€™.So beyond Martinâ€™s striking cover image, what lies in store with The Cosmos Rocks? The Cosmos Rocks, featuring 13 all-new tracks written and recorded by Queen + Paul Rodgers, is released by EMI/Parlophone throughout the world excepting North America where it is a Hollywood Records release.A teaser is above…to see the full Cosmos Rocks artwork check out the Album Club now…plus read more exclusive quotes, this time from Photographer Edgar Martins.