New Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer

I simply can’t wait to witness this film on the iMAX screen. I believe in Rami Malek. I was thrilled when he won an Emmy for Mr. Robot. This is going to be HUGE!



Fingers Crossed The Jackson Estate Says Yes

I am elated to discover from Classic Rock Magazine that vault tracks featuring two of the greatest vocalists of all time have been unearthed and are being polished to perfection. Imagine a duet of Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson backed by Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen). I truly hope the Jackson Estate gives their stamp of approval to the release of these studio recordings for fans around the world to cherish.

In 1983, Freddie Mercury recorded some tracks with Michael Jackson that have remained in Queen‘s vault. Now, drummer Roger Taylor tells us that he and Brian May have completed them, and the songs will see the light of day, pending approval from Jackson’s estate.

“Brian especially has been active working on old tracks,” he told Classic Rock Magazine. “A couple of tracks that Freddie did with Michael Jackson…They’ve been hanging around for years and years and Michael’s estate haven’t really been able to make their mind up about what to do with them. So we suggested we finish them and see. They’re pretty good – one of them is great.”

The Queen Extravaganza – Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Ct

I wanted to see this performance due to an article I had read in Rolling Stone Magazine about The Queen Extravaganza on the Web. I have never watched a single minute of American Idol during its broadcast schedule. I’ll grant you I may watch a YouTube video after the fact to see what all the buzz is about. I have developed a reserved judgement on American Idol and its role, its place in music. I felt American Idol was overhyped. I can safely say after attending last night’s Official Queen Tribute Show a production sanctioned by the surviving members of Queen (Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon)  and American Idol, I can now lift that sanction in my heart and head.It was a very convincing night of solid entertainment.

My wife was surprised we were going to see a Queen “tribute” concert. I can assure you we saw, felt and experienced much more than a tribute to Queen last night.

It was infectious to experience the music through this young ensemble of artist/fans who put their heart and soul into an evening of Queen’s music. My appreciation for these young musical performers who were so in earnest has reawakened a deeper love for Queen inside the music of our heart.

Our major complaint was the sound system was excruciatingly loud, it really hurt our left ear drums, trust me they could have cut back on the loudness factor and still have achieved their stated goal.

The Queen Extravaganza - Rob Sinclair

But aside from the crushing sound the two act performance was a joy to witness. Queen fans were out in force last night. The first act centered on early Queen as the backdrop featured a poster of Queen on a brick wall in a club somewhere in England. That set ended on a high note with Bohemian Rhapsody taking us to intermission.

The second act was more multimedia /visual, using concert footage from Wembley Stadium, official MTV videos (Under Pressure a personal fave). The greater Queen hits such as Another One Bites The Dust, Somebody To Love and Radio Gaga (love that song and Metropolis the sci-fi movie, they showed some great black and white clips from the 1927 classic) appeared in the second act.

The song that rose everyone to their feet first was Fat Bottom Girls. Connecticut concert audiences are sedate and laid back, the Queen Extravaganza performers had to work that much harder to get the Oakdale crowd into the experience. This song did just that.

It was an exciting variable to have four different lead singers represent Freddie Mercury‘s vocals. I think each vocalist was very polished  and vivacious evidencing lots of charisma. Marc Martel was my favorite vocalist and when he sang it felt the closest to Freddie Mercury’s voice and style. The musicians were very capable and enthusiastic. It was a wise choice to have two guitarists to approximate Brian May’s licks and runs. The keyboardist also served as the music director. The drummer was top-notch and handled a vocal lead, with his stellar drumming admirably.

The singers and musicians of "The Queen Experience," which will come to the Oakdale in Wallingford on Saturday, June 9, were hand-picked by Queen drummer Roger Taylor. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT

We want to thank the Queen Extravaganza for pulling out all the stops last night in Wallingford, Ct. You were the champions and to you as the victors we happily shared the spoils of your conquest.

Please have a great rest of the tour everyone! We love you!

Queen Extravaganza Tomorrow Night at Oakdale

The next concert on our 2012 hit parade is the Queen Extravaganza. This event is taking place at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Ct. tomorrow night. June 9th.

We can’t wait to get our Queen on with this fantastic nucleus of musicians.

The Queen Extravaganza - Rob Sinclair

Metropolis (1927) – Gorgio Moroder Presents and the Complete Metropolis Bundle 50% Off

Metrópolis (1927)
Metrópolis (1927) (Photo credit: Lord_Henry)


I didn’t get to see Metropolis until 1984 when it was re-released in the nostalgia movie houses. I went to SoNo Cinema in South Norwalk to experience it. Giorgio Moroder restored and produced the 80-minute 1984 re-release, which had a pop soundtrack written by Moroder and performed by Moroder, Pat BenatarBonnie TylerJon AndersonAdam Ant, Cycle V, LoverboyBilly Squier, and Freddie Mercury. I love that soundtrack. I find it inspirational and vibrant to this day. The combination of rock artists and the colorizing techniques proved a very effective medium to communicate this Sci Fi classic to our generation.

Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis

There is a special 3-Disc DVD bundle available at 50% off (29.99) from Kino Lorber Home Entertainment. It contains THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS and GIORGIO MORODER PRESENTS METROPOLIS.

What’s really sensational is that The Complete Metropolis is now the most comprehensive restoration of Fritz Lang‘s classic with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage and the original Gottfried Huppertz score.

Now I just have to make one final decision do I get the DVD edition or the Blue Ray edition? Flips a coin….calls heads….

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