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…Continue reading Hot Space: Queen’s most divisive album
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…Continue reading This Day In Music’s Guide To Queen published
This Day in Music Books have launched their new website. You can view details on The Dead Straight Guide to Queen and order a signed copy here.
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…Continue reading Revolutions In Music: The Story Of Queen
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…Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody biopic interview
The digital edition of ‘The Dead Straight Guide To Queen’ is now available from: Amazon – The Dead Straight Guide to Queen (Dead Straight Guides) Kindle Edition Apple iTunes – The Dead Straight Guide to Queen iBook Google Play / Google Books – The Dead Straight Guide to Queen eBook I haven’t had a chance…Continue reading Digital edition of ‘The Dead Straight Guide To Queen’
Hairfred guitar? I first started researching the Hairfred guitar, Brian May’s enigmatic instrument, towards the end of 2011 (see Getting in on the app business), whilst working on a project for This Day in Music. Brian May’s interview for the January 1983 edition of Guitar Player magazine, in which he was misquoted as saying “Yeah,…Continue reading Hairfred guitar: a tale of torn labels
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…Continue reading I’m going slightly Radio Ga Ga!
Matt Bendoris, of the Scottish Sun, interviewed me about The Dead Straight Guide To Queen last Monday. He wanted a Scottish angle, so I suggested the 1974 riot at Queen’s Stirling University gig. I got a two-page spread in Friday’s Scottish Sun, with a nice plug for the book. OK, so some of my comments…Continue reading Two-page spread in the Scottish Sun
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.