Added on 14-Dec-2004
Here is what NME had to say...DON'T STOP THEM NOW!
Rock legends QUEEN are to reform for a tour next year - with
Seventies rocker PAUL RODGERS replacing deceased legend FREDDIE
MERCURY on vocals.
Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed the news in a posting on his
official website brianmay.com.
A UK tour will definitely go ahead, with the possibility of a
European leg and a world tour under discussion. The tour will
feature material by both Queen and Rodgers, one-time vocalist with
both Free and Bad Company.
The statement on May's website reads: "It really all came about
because of the Fender 50th Anniversary gig that I did with Paul
Rodgers. We were both so amazed at the chemistry that was going on
in 'All Right Now', that suddenly it seems blindingly obvious that
there was something happening here."
While Queen's drummer Roger Taylor is definitely taking part, there
is no news on whether bass player John Deacon will get involved.
Queen stopped touring in 1986, after frontman Mercury fell ill. He
died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991.