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Queen: Crowning Achievements

In 2002, Brian May took time out to reflect on a Queen box set, a DVD compilation, a stage musical based on Queen’s hit songs and the extra- ordinary legacy of his brilliant band.October 18, 2002, 11:30 A. M.: A large crowd of people gathers on the street at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard, many of them carrying Queen album sleeves, photographs, makeshift posters and other mementos of the eternally... …

Lita Ford's Wicked Wonderland Set for Oct. 6 Release

Lita Ford, the Queen of Metal, has returned with Wicked Wonderland (October 6th / JLRG Ent.), following an 18-year hiatus from music where she relocated to a deserted Caribbean island, dedicating her life to her husband (Jim Gillette of Nitro) and raising / home schooling their two sons. At the urging of her friends like Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, devoted fans and even her sons – to quote a... …

100 Greatest Guitar Solos: No. 41 "Brighton Rock" (Brian May)

Universally venerated for his lavish guitar orchestrations and tasteful British restraint, Brian May kicked over the traces on this high energy rocker that leads off Queen’s third album, Sheer Heart Attack. One of May’s most blues-based excursions ever, the song’s extended solo section grew out of the guitarist’s experiments with an Echoplex tape delay unit. His original goal was to reproduce... …

101 Amazing Licks - Lick 11

We all know a great lick when we hear one—Jimmy Page’s solo breaks in “Whole Lotta Love” and Mark Knopfler’s blistering triads in “Sultans of Swing,” for example. Moments like these grab your attention and aurally brand your ears forever. Or, sometimes it acts more subliminally: You suddenly find yourself playing a certain lick over and over again, wondering, Where have I heard this before? ... …

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