10 items from 2014
It has been announced that the Ben Elton and Queen musical We Will Rock You will hang up its glam rock wigs and unitards after 12 years at the Dominion Theatre, London.
The musical tells the story of a dystopian world in which real music has been sacrificed for computer generated stars. A group called The Real Bohemians, who are inspired by the legends of the golden age of Rock, set out to overthrow the cyber stars so they can perform their own music. It features over 30 Queen tracks, including Radio Gaga, Bohemian Rhapsody and Under Pressure. It is definitely going out on a high. It has been performed over 4000 times to 6.5 million people, and has won numerous awards here and around the world. It will officially close 31st May 2014.
“We want to thank every one of the many »
- Lucy Cave
The tour dates for 2014 for the rock band Queen have been announced, the legendary band will use American Idol singer Adam Lambert as a singer in place of late frontman Freddy Mercury. Lambert was the runner-up in 2009 on American Idol and has performed with the band in the past. Adam will join guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor on a 19-date tour, which Brian claims will be the ''closest that you'll ever get to see Queen as it was in our golden days.'' Adam told Rolling Stone magazine: ''I think the thing that's really special is that this is the real deal. This is live. ''In today's music world, you go to a concert and you're getting a lot of playbacks. There's click tracks. It is what it is. I'm not hating on it. But this is the real deal. This is pure.'' He added: ''We're not playing to a click. »
[Press Release] New York, March 6, 2014 -- Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. The 19-date tour wraps Sunday, July 20 in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. The tour is presented by Live Nation. Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, March 14 through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 10 at 10:00 Am local time in the USA and Tuesday, March 11 at 10:00 Am local time in Canada. Queen »
- Pietro Filipponi
“American Idol” favorite Adam Lambert and classic rock fixture Queen are pairing up once again for a summer tour in North America. Lambert and Queen will kick off the 19-date tour in Chicago in June 19, wrapping things up in Washington, D.C., on July 20. Also read: Miley Cyrus’ VMAs Performance Defended by Adam Lambert: ‘Cut Her Some Slack’ Lambert, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor first teamed up for a May 2009 performance of “We Are the Champions” on “American Idol,” and have performed a number of shows together, including the 2011 MTV European Music Awards. “Let's rock those beautiful arenas. »
- Tim Kenneally
James Franco attends “FrancoFest”
Johnny Weir Allegedly Bit Husband Victor Weir-Voronov In Domestic Dispute
I was wondering how long this was going to take. Post-apocalyptic video game The Last Of Us (which I reviewed last year) is making its way to the big screen. They better not screw this one up.
Steve Grand talks about the enormous success of his Kickstarter campaign to fund his first album.
The nominees for the MTV Movie Awards have been announced, and it »
New York (AP) — Queen will embark on a summer tour with Adam Lambert as its frontman. The iconic band announced Thursday on "Good Morning America" that the 19-date U.S. tour kicks off June 19 in Chicago. It wraps July 20 in Washington, D.C. Lambert first performed with Queen in 2009 when he was a contestant on "American Idol," where he placed second. The band and Lambert have since performed together, including last year's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. They sang such hits as "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You." Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died in 1991. Original members Brian May and Roger Taylor will be joined by Lambert at a news conference in New York on Thursday. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »
- AP Staff
There is arguably no greater team of musicians than that of John Deacon, Brian May, Freddy Mercury and Roger Taylor. Known collectively as British rock band Queen, their music became legendary, their exploits became fantasy and their impact became embedded in popular culture.
Separately the band members were academic geniuses too, with Taylor studying to become a Dentist and Deacon even designing and building his own amp. Dr Brian May recently finished his doctorate post-Queen and alongside his father Harold, built his own guitar; the infamous ‘Red Special’ whose unique sound has echoed throughout 40 years of musical creation.
Towards the late 60′s Taylor/May had a band named Smile with vocalist Tim Staffel and met an oddly dressed Jimi Hendrix-obsessed fashion student named Freddie Mercury. Mercury himself had a rather strange upbringing, born into wealth and luxury at the tail end of the British Empire in Africa, »
- Wayne Madden
Mirren would play Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, in her 80s, took on a government to recover art treasures she believed rightfully belonged to her family, including one painting said to be worth over $130 million dollars. [Source: Daily Mail]
In the first film, Snow played Chloe Beale - the kinder co-leader of the Bellas who undergoes surgery and discovers she can sing at a substantially lower pitch. [Source: Deadline]
Jessica Alba is in talks to »
- Garth Franklin
From 6am, BBC2
Live coverage of day three's events from Sochi. Today's highlights include freestyle skiing, culminating in the final of the men's moguls, short track and speed skating, women's luge, and the opening bouts of the curling – always a weirdly mesmerising spectacle – with Britain's men and women both in action. Also, we get a first glimpse of the traditionally dominant Us and Canadian teams in the women's ice hockey, as they face off against Switzerland and Finland respectively. Andrew Mueller
9pm, Channel 4
How did we reach a pass at which it appears to be widely believed that the people most responsible for society's ills are those with the least power? Benefits Street, of »
- Andrew Mueller, Jonathan Wright, Ali Catterall, Luke Holland, Hannah J Davies, Mark Jones, Rachel Aroesti
BBC Four has announced details of four new shows to be broadcast later this year.
Mackenzie Crook will star in the six-part series Detectorists, in which he uses his own experiences as a metal detector enthusiast.
Crook will "tap into the world of the male hobby which is very funny and touching", BBC controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen said.
The BBC is looking to announce a "big name" star to appear opposite Crook in the series, according to Radio Times.
The pair will "embark on a journey of greed, betrayal, rejection and redemption as they hurtle towards Danbury Metal Detecting Club's greatest ever find".
Each episode follows Damien and his partner Anthony (Justin Edwards), their builders Mr Mullaney and Steven, and Damien's "terrifying" agent Ian. »
10 items from 2014
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