Written by John M. James
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
The long awaited return of Queen - well, at least half of the band - arrives this coming Tuesday with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor backing former Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers. The stargazing album's title The Cosmos Rocks is rather fitting, with May's recent doctorate in astrophysics. Sorry, but his Ph.D. thesis, A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, is not included in the liner notes.
Fans across America get a special front-row experience on November 6 when more than 400 movie theaters - including Showcase 53 in Davenport - present Queen + Paul Rodgers: Let the Cosmos Rock in a special one-night showing. The concert experience was filmed last month in Freedom Square in Kharkov, Ukraine, before 350,000 fans in collaboration with the Elena Franchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation and Queen's Mercury Phoenix Trust. Check out FathomEvents.com for a complete listing of participating theaters. Feeling misty over the absence of the irreplaceable Freddie Mercury? Hollywood Records is also issuing expanded remastered editions of 1974's Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack, 1975's A Night at the Opera, and 1976's A Day at the Races. link