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Below is our complete Queen news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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VH1.com Launches Air Guitar Competition

Beginning April 12, VH1.com launched its online search for the top air guitarists in the country, challenging all wanna-be rock icons to its "Air to the Throne" air guitar competition. The champion will win a trip to the "VH1 Rock Honors" event in Las Vegas where he or she will perform on the red carpet and be crowned VH1's "Air to the Throne". The champ will also win a coveted spot in the official U.S. Air Guitar Championship Finals in New York. Additional prizes include "Gibson New Century Flying V" guitars and "Guitar Hero" video games.

Submission Process: From April 12 - May 1, air guitarists across the country can submit a video of their best air-guitar interpretation of one of the following four songs: WARRANT's "Cherry Pie", TED NUGENT's "Cat Scratch Fever", DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water", and QUEEN's "Guitar Solo". In order to be eligible, participants must use 59 seconds of music from one of the four selected songs listed above. Interested air guitarists can submit their video via VH1.com by going to air.vh1.com.

Read the full article at PRNewswire.

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Between The Buried And Me To Issue Covers CD

Between The Buried And Me will be releasing an album of cover songs in June called "The Anatomy Of", which will contain the following tracks:

Pantera - "Cemetery Gates"
Sepultura - "Territory"
Soundgarden - "The Day I Tried to Live"
Mötley Crüe - "Kickstart My Heart"
Pink Floyd - "Us and Them"
Queen - "Bicycle Race"
Metallica - "Blackened"
Faith No More - "Malpractice"
Doors - "People Are Strange"
Depeche Mode - "Little 15"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Geek U.S.A."
Blind Melon - "Change"

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London Terrorist Attacks Force Queen Cancellations

According to Billboard.com, today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include tomorrow's planned gig in Hyde Park by QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, which has been postponed until July 15, and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's scheduled shows tonight at London's Somerset House and Camden's Koko, which have both been postponed; a new date has yet to be announced. "The band's hearts go out to everyone affected by this horrible attack," reads a message on QOTSA's official web site.

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Krokus Frontman Records Queen Medley For Swiss TV

Swiss rockers KROKUS have posted the following message at their official website:

"Marc (Storace - vocals) just recorded a QUEEN Medley with his two singing friends Steve Lee (GOTTHARD) and GIGI MOTO for the next edition of Swiss TV SFDRS Benissimo Saturday prime-time show. The energy and excitement generated by all three singing together at the same time is simply outstanding! Don`t Miss It. Broadcasting date: May 7th 2005."

You can get more information on the Benissimo program here.

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Black Sabbath Voted Best British Rock Album

Ozzy Osbourne's Black Sabbath have topped a list of the 100 best British rock albums of all time.

Follow-up album "Paranoid" was fifth in the poll voted by readers of Kerrang! magazine.

Ozzy appears in the list six times, more than any other artist. The Brummie rocker features four times with Black Sabbath and twice as a solo artist.

He said that Black Sabbath making the number one spot was a triumph for British rock.

"Back then you'd hear, 'if you go to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair'. And we were like, 'what the f*** are they on about?' We lived in Aston, Birmingham, in drizzly rain. The only flowers I ever saw were on a gravestone in our local cemetery," The Sun quoted Ozzy as saying.

Kerrang's Top 100 features a mix of heavy metal, punk and glam rock.

The Top 25 rock songs: More...

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Queen Announce Tour

Brian May announced that Queen would reform for a massive world tour with Paul Rogers as the vocalist. “I won’t go into more details right now, but, barring accidents, Queen and Paul Rodgers will be on the road, pretty much for sure, around April 2005,” May wrote on his official website, www.brianmay.com.

The shows will feature both Queen and Rodgers material. It is unknown whether original bass player John Deacon, who retired from live performances in 1997, will participate in the reunion.

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