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
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
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!
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…Continue reading The book’s in the shops
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…Continue reading Queen + Adam Lambert at Manchester
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.…Continue reading Would you like Jam on that?
I did two interviews with the great Pete Mitchell this morning: on the 40th anniversary of News of the World and The Dead Straight Guide To Queen. There will be a bit more promotional activity over the next few weeks, with the book available on Amazon now and arriving in shops at the end of…Continue reading First book interviews
The book has left the printers and the distributors will be sending it out next week. Meanwhile the print-on-demand version of The Dead Straight Guide To Queen is already available from Amazon. I ordered a copy so I can check it over and it arrived this morning. Red Planet Publishing will be ramping up publicity…Continue reading New Amazon delivery