History Trivia / Queen

11th Nov '15 7:25:31 AM JamesAustin
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* CutSong:
** They have quite a few, some of which are merely unfinished demos. Several are arguably finished, but simply weren't used anywhere. In a more conventional use of the trope, they also have a few B-Sides that many fans argue to this day would've made excellent album tracks. Examples include "A Human Body" from ''The Game'' sessions, "Soul Brother" from the ''Hot Space'' sessions, and "Lost Opportunity" from the ''Innuendo'' sessions. Notably, by those points in time, the first and third of those songs were not sung by Freddie.
** Of the "finished songs that weren't used at all" variety, we have "Dog with a Bone", a track that was most likely recorded between ''A Kind of Magic'' and ''The Miracle''. Likewise, "Face It Alone" (which was recorded in a rough but complete form some point afterwards) is also a notable unused track. Both songs exist around the Internet in varying quality, but always with unavoidable artefacts (such as static being very audible).
16th Aug '15 1:09:48 PM TheDoctor1996
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** Sylvester Stallone wanted Another One Bites The Dust to be in the movie Rocky III but was denied the rights and so Stallone hired Music/Survivor to produce Eye of the Tiger.

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** Sylvester Stallone wanted Another One Bites The Dust to be in the movie Rocky III but was denied the rights and so Stallone hired Music/Survivor Music:Survivor to produce Eye of the Tiger.
16th Aug '15 1:09:17 PM TheDoctor1996
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** Sylvester Stallone wanted Another One Bites The Dust to be in the movie Rocky III but was denied the rights and so Stallone hired Music/Survivor to produce Eye of the Tiger.
11th Aug '15 10:36:04 PM Schroeder1174
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* ThrowItIn: When he was writing "'39", Brian May asked John Deacon to play double bass on the recording. While he meant it as a joke, Deacon actually could play the double bass, and showed up with one at the recording session, so May decided to use it, resulting in a very interesting skiffle feel.
11th Aug '15 10:32:42 PM Schroeder1174
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* CreatorKiller: Averted, thankfully. Due to all the multi-tracking and studio effects, ''A Night at the Opera'' was the most expensive pop album ever recorded at the time, and Brian May said in later years that if it didn't succeed, the band probably would have broken up. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It debuted at #1 on the British charts.]]
8th Jun '15 4:52:40 PM KlarkKentThe3rd
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** The former ''was'' released on CD in 1995, together with scores for the 2 sequels.

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** *** The former ''was'' released on CD in 1995, together with scores for the 2 sequels.
8th Jun '15 4:50:47 PM KlarkKentThe3rd
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** The former ''was'' released on CD in 1995, together with scores for the 2 sequels.
25th Apr '15 1:11:53 PM DavidDelony
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** Before Freddie's death rumors were spreading of them touring with Music/DavidBowie

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** Before Freddie's death rumors were spreading of them touring with Music/DavidBowieMusic/DavidBowie.
22nd Feb '15 2:24:25 AM bluesno1fann
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* ChristmasRushed: A failed example. ''Innuendo'' was supposed to be available for Christmas 1990, but was delayed because of Freddie Mercury's health. It was eventually released in February of 1991, nine months before Mercury's death.
22nd Feb '15 1:35:26 AM Patachou
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** Freddie Mercury's debut solo album had been initially supposed to feature Jeff Beck on guitar and Michael Jackson (who'd just released ''Thriller'') dueting on a song. Oh, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if only]]... ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmIojYmyBVc Freddie and MJ did actually collaborate on a song.]] Kinda[[note]]They each recorded their vocals separately, but never got around to doing a duet. Someone came along later and mixed the tracks into what the final song would've sounded like. That's why it sounds like they're trying to sing over each other.[[/note]])

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** Freddie Mercury's Music/FreddieMercury's debut solo album had been initially supposed to feature Jeff Beck Music/JeffBeck on guitar and Michael Jackson Music/MichaelJackson (who'd just released ''Thriller'') ''Music/{{Thriller}}'') dueting on a song. Oh, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if only]]... ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmIojYmyBVc Freddie and MJ did actually collaborate on a song.]] Kinda[[note]]They each recorded their vocals separately, but never got around to doing a duet. Someone came along later and mixed the tracks into what the final song would've sounded like. That's why it sounds like they're trying to sing over each other.[[/note]])



* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Artist Existence Failure]]: Freddie died a tragic death from AIDS. He kept it a closely guarded secret and only went public with it less than 24 hours before his death. It has to be said though that there were quite a few hints in their songs and in the fact that Freddie hadn't appeared in any music video since These Are the Days of Our Lives.

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* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Artist Existence Failure]]: Freddie died a tragic death from AIDS. He kept it a closely guarded secret and only went public with it less than 24 hours before his death. It has to be said though that there were quite a few hints in their songs and in the fact that Freddie hadn't appeared in any music video since These "These Are the Days of Our Lives.Lives".



** The "It's a Hard Life" video. May isn't a big fan of it and Taylor outright hates it, calling it "the worst music video ever" on the ''Greatest Hits 2'' commentary. They've both admitted loving the song, though. Taylor had also admitted in a recent documentary that it was the most fun he had on a video shoot, he just doesn't like the finished product.
** Both Deacon and Taylor publicly panned ''Jazz'' and ''Hot Space''. The latter was defended by May (who claims that without it there'd have been no ''Thriller'' - (Music/MichaelJackson agreed that their album was an influence on him) and Mercury (whose debut solo album is basically a ''Hot Space'' II).

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** The "It's a Hard Life" video. May Music/BrianMay isn't a big fan of it and Taylor outright hates it, calling it "the worst music video ever" on the ''Greatest Hits 2'' commentary. They've both admitted loving the song, though. Taylor had also admitted in a recent documentary that it was the most fun he had on a video shoot, he just doesn't like the finished product.
** Both Deacon and Taylor publicly panned ''Jazz'' and ''Hot Space''. The latter was defended by May (who claims that without it there'd have been no ''Thriller'' ''Music/{{Thriller}}'' - (Music/MichaelJackson agreed that their album was an influence on him) and Mercury (whose debut solo album is basically a ''Hot Space'' II).



* FanNickname: 'Bo Rhap' for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (acknowledge by Freddie in some concerts and interviews), 'Deacy' (pronounced, and sometimes spelt, 'Deaky') for 'John Deacon' (used often by Brian May - Roger and Freddie always called him 'John', though), 'Maylor' for Brian May + Roger Taylor, 'Dr May' for Brian May (recently a certified [=PhD=], which makes it accurate).

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* FanNickname: 'Bo Rhap' for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (acknowledge by Freddie in some concerts and interviews), 'Deacy' (pronounced, and sometimes spelt, 'Deaky') for 'John Deacon' (used often by Brian May - Roger and Freddie always called him 'John', though), 'Maylor' for Brian May + Roger Taylor, 'Dr May' for Brian May Music/BrianMay (recently a certified [=PhD=], which makes it accurate).



* MagnumOpusDissonance: While they certainly agree that it's a very important album for them, the members themselves don't think ''A Night At The Opera'' was their best album ever; Brian May personally believes ''Queen II'' was their finest work.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: While they certainly agree that it's a very important album for them, the members themselves don't think ''A Night At The Opera'' ''Music/ANightAtTheOpera'' was their best album ever; Brian May personally believes ''Queen II'' was their finest work.



** There is a separate Brian May, an Australian who composes [[MadMax film scores]].

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** There is a separate Brian May, an Australian who composes [[MadMax [[Film/MadMax film scores]].



** Brian May is an astrophysicist.

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** Brian May Music/BrianMay is an astrophysicist.



** Brian May has expressed regrets over not releasing a proper soundtrack for ''Highlander'' with Michael Kamen's score complementing the band's compositions.

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** Brian May Music/BrianMay has expressed regrets over not releasing a proper soundtrack for ''Highlander'' with Michael Kamen's score complementing the band's compositions.



** Brian and Roger sat in the stands at Live Aid watching the acts before them with David Bowie. But for no good reason, Bowie did not take the stage with them to perform "Under Pressure" live (for what would have been the only time).

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** Brian and Roger sat in the stands at Live Aid watching the acts before them with David Bowie.Music/DavidBowie. But for no good reason, Bowie did not take the stage with them to perform "Under Pressure" live (for what would have been the only time).
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