Tag: Queen

  • Does Queen Out-Led Zep — Or Out-Uriah Heep?

    1976 village voice article about Queen, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep

    RIFFS Two months ago Warner Com­munications pulled its latest exec­utive shakeup, moving David Geffen from Elektra/Asylum to the board of directors and replacing him with former Warner Bros. Records head, Joe Smith. Smith mapped out his priorities immedi­ately: three of the label’s acts­ — Queen, Jackson Browne, and Or­leans — had to be million-sellers. The […]

  • Thunderbolts and Lightning! The Voice Takes on Freddie Mercury and Queen

    Next week, Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Queen biopic starring Rami Malek as singer Freddie Mercury, opens in theaters around this country. While reviews have so far been mixed, critics have praised Malek’s performance as the band’s charismatic frontman. In 1976, when John Swenson first took stock of the British arena rockers in the pages of the Voice, […]