As reported earlier, Queen drummer Roger Taylor recently launched an international competition, the Queen Extravaganza Tour Talent Search, in an effort to assemble a Queen-sanctioned band that will hit the road in 2012.
Researchers at Goldsmiths University have been looking into the mathematical and physical properties (i.e. sound waves) of songs, trying to determine exactly what makes a song catchy in the first place.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen, as evidenced by the recent two waves of Queen remasters, the latest of which was rolled out on September 13. But the band are working on a reissue of another kind: Queen drummer Roger Taylor has launched a North American talent search that gives singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists and drummers the chance to star in the official 2012 Queen Extravaganza Live Tour.