By Phil Sutcliffe
They have been popular for beautiful dwell performances, envied for rumors in their rock ’n’ roll extra, and loved for his or her tune, sometimes anthemic and consistently virtuosic. approximately two decades after the loss of life in their enticing and supremely proficient entrance guy, Queen is still the archetypal larger-than-life rock band, very easily enthroned between rock royalty. Now, to have fun the majesty of Queen’s contributions to rock, here’s the first-ever whole illustrated historical past of the band.
With excellent live performance and candid off-stage images from in the course of the band’s occupation, in addition to live performance posters, behind the curtain passes, LPs and singles, and different memorabilia from through the global, this can be the last word visible tribute to Queen. greater than 500 pictures and artifacts are followed through contributions from a few of today’s most sensible rock reporters from Europe and North the United States. as well as a chronological historical past of the band, there are studies of all studio albums, amazing excerpts from interval courses, whole year-by-year journey dates, and a discography, in addition to reflections at the band and their track from a lot of rock’s most sensible performers earlier and current, together with cut back, Tommy Lee, and Billy Squier.
Freddie Mercury, Brian might, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon mixed a dizzying array of impacts and genres in growing what could turn into probably the most compelling catalogs and lasting legacies in rock. this is the ebook that dares to compare that bombast.