Added on 12-Jul-2005
Freddie Mercury 2nd Best Singer, Brian's Editorial On Terrorism, Q+PR CD/DVD, USA TourTherockradio.com reports today 4 Queen News items:
1)Planet Rock Radio's Poll voted Freddie Mercury the 2nd Best Singer (2nd My ''you know what''!) coming in after Zeppelin's Robert Plant who was voted number 1. Paul Rodgers was voted number 3.
2) Brians May's recent political ''Cowboys and Indian's'' Editorial commentary regarding the London terrorist bombings and his views, perspectives on what can possibly be done to create a peaceful dialogue with International cultures to prevent or even stop terrorism.
3) The rescheduled Queen+Paul Rodgers Hyde Park concert is confirmed now for Friday 7/15/2005.
4)Queen+Paul Rodgers upcoming, impending release of a live CD/DVD later this year, and scheduled USA shows in Los Angeles and New York for Fall 2005, followed by a full fledged North American Tour in Spring 2006.
''Tuesday, July 12, 2005''
''Led Zeppelin in "ideal supergroup"''
''The members of Led Zeppelin have each been chosen to form the greatest supergroup of all time. About 3,500 listeners of the UK's Planet Rock Radio voted for the best singer, guitarist, bassist, and drummer in rock history, and Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham each won their respective categories, reports the BBC. The point of the survey was to determine who Planet Rock radio listeners would pick for the "ideal supergroup," and the fantasy band turned out to be Led Zeppelin.''
''The top three vote-getters were:
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, the Firm, Queen + Paul Rodgers)
''Stop playing cowboys & indians''
''In the wake of the terror bombings in London last week, Queen guitarist Brian May says more work should be done to understand why people do this kind of thing. Writing on his official brianmay.com website, May says, "I sense there is a mood of quiet resolve among the people I speak to. We are feeling that we must not go any further down the road of escalation...this is old stuff, but I personally feel that in the wake of 9/11 an opportunity was missed...to seek understanding rather than revenge. The Nelson Mandela way. I do not subscribe to this 'War on Terrorism' slogan. I believe we have a need to secure a peaceful world for our children, and that it cannot be done by exerting our muscle internationally. It sure hasn't worked yet, has it?! It must be done by adjusting OUR behavior - we must stop playing 'Cowboys & Indians' - a self-damning phrase if ever there was one. I no longer believe we are the good guys. We must earn this view of ourselves, and start recognizing that there are other legitimate views of the world than ours."''
''May added, "So where do we go from here? Search everyone before they go on a bus? On a tube train? Walking down the street? This is the road to insanity...a climate of fear, which, sadly, the USA is already experiencing. It's time we attacked the cause rather than the symptoms. I want to see our politicians answer the question 'WHY?' WHY do people hate us this much? What can we do to change this? It's no use thinking we are dealing with a small bunch of maniacs, as seems to be the popular view, who need to be 'stamped out.' The reality is we are looking at a large number of entire countries of people to whom the American (and English) flag is a symbol of evil. Of selfishness and bullying imperialist aggression. THIS is what we must address. This is what we owe it to our children to do. In my opinion."''
''The bombings in London forced Queen + Paul Rodgers to postpone their show in Hyde Park, from this past Friday (July 8th) to the coming Friday (July 15th). ''
''Queen + Paul Rodgers will release a live album and DVD later this year, along with some shows in New York City and Los Angeles. A major North American tour is being planned for next year.''