News > Queen rules Iran’s music scene.

Added on 14-Sep-2004

Ed: Reported before, but this gives some additional information.Queen have made it to the history books by

becoming the first rock act to release an album

in Iran.



I'm not sure wether this has already been posted, but here it is anyway...I found this on planetrock.com.au in the news section, dated August 25th.





Queen have made it to the history books by

becoming the first rock act to release an album

in Iran.



Frontman Freddie Mercury, who was of Iranian

ancestry and died from AIDS in 1991, was a

homosexual - which is considered to be a crime

in the Islamic country.



The release is a collection of greatest hits,

including 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'I Want to

Break Free', and is in the form of a cassette

costing approximately AUS$1.50. It also

features translated lyrics of each song.



A sales assistant at an Iranian book and record

store has said of the release: "It is the first rock

album to hit the market legally and people are

surprised and pleased to see it has the lyrics,

not just the music."

Submitted by: TheBohemianRhapsody

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