Queen Recording New Material
Mon, 25 Jun 2007 09:32:57
Billboard.com reports that Brian May and Roger Taylor, the two remaining members of Queen, have entered the studio with singer Paul Rodgers as Freddie Mercury's replacement. The reconstituted group may rock you as soon as 2008. No date has been specified for the release.
"With Queen and myself, it's a very organic thing," Rodgers told Billboard. "We're letting it sort of develop itself naturally and not pushing it or giving it any pressure. We go in, just the three of us. Roger gets on the kit, Brian gets on the guitar, I get on the acoustic guitar and piano, either/or, and then we share the bass line afterwards."
The new material promises to be very different from the Queen we're used to. "What happens is he can hear the song line and then he can hear all the harmonies on top of it," Rodgers said of guitarist May. "We can't hear them, but when we go out in the studio he tells us what line we should sing. He knows exactly what he's doing and we don't know what it's going to sound like, but when we go back into the studio and the engineer puts everything up we all go, 'Holy smokes, listen to that! So that's the genius of the harmonies. My own approach, of course, is more of a bluesy thing. If you add those two together it makes something else, something brand new."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff