This article about Hot Space by Queen is an extract from This Day In Music’s Guide To Queen by Phil Chapman (July 2019, This Day In Music Books). It first appeared in a slightly different form in Queen Song by Song by Phil Chapman (December 2012, This Day In Music Apps). Timing Although not a
It’s taken a while to get to this point but I can now confirm that The Dead Straight Guide To Queen has been picked up by This Day In Music Books. They have published the second edition, under its new title: This Day In Music’s Guide To Queen. The publication of the second edition has
Pete Mitchell, of Virgin Radio, interviewed me at the end of September for the documentary Revolutions In Music: The Story Of Queen. The documentary was produced to coincide with the UK release of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The hour-long programme, which features archive contributions from all four Queen band members, is now available on-line
Yesterday I was interviewed by Pete Mitchell again, this time for a Virgin Radio documentary on the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic, which premieres at the end of October. We talked about the period of Queen’s history covered by the film, from Freddie’s birth and childhood, to the formation of Queen and events up to and including
I’ve had a busy few days doing radio interviews to promote The Dead Straight Guide To Queen. I did fourteen interviews on Wednesday at Media City Salford, recorded another podcast with Pete Mitchell yesterday and three interviews at BBC Radio Sheffield this morning, followed by two telephone interviews from home this afternoon. I’ve got another telephone
Pete Mitchell interviewed me about The Dead Straight Guide To Queen shortly after it was published. We covered some early Queen history, a couple of rare facts and some insights into researching and writing the book. The interview is now available as a podcast on Audioboom.
The Dead Straight Guide To Queen has started shipping to shops. It should be available in HMV stores in the UK straight away. I’m still waiting to hear from Red Planet Publishing regarding other outlets. I’ve received my first shipment for family and friends; all copies are already spoken for, so I’ll be placing another
My tickets have arrived for the Queen + Adam Lambert Manchester gig. I’m really looking forward to this concert and seeing some old favourites from News of the World performed live. I’ve avoided watching too much on YouTube and other channels because I want witness this show for the first time ‘in the flesh’. Less
Proofreading can only fix so much. In my case, what it didn’t find all starts with a tale of two vans – proofreading can’t help me now… Putting off the inevitable It’s several weeks since the editing and proofreading process for The Dead Straight Guide To Queen ended and it went off to the printers.
Just over a week ago, when The Dead Straight Guide To Queen was released on Amazon, the publishers pointed out to Amazon that they’d listed the book with an incorrect description. Somehow they’d managed to list it with a description for The Dead Straight Guide To The Jam, which was released on the same day.