(Burbank, CA) April 11, 2006, The mighty legacy of rock band Queen is brought back to the fore for a fresh hearing in Stone Cold Classics, a new CD collection of 12 of the band's biggest hits and timeless rock classics, with the additional bonus of two new live tracks performed by Queen + Paul Rodgers, recorded during their first tour together.
Stone Cold Classics showcases original versions of a selection of the songs being performed by the eight finalists of the U.S.'s No. 1 rated entertainment television show American Idol during a special Queen edition of the show which airs April 11 and 12 on Fox.
In addition, the album will include further of the band's biggest hits including 'Another One Bites The Dust', which reached No.1 on the U.S. chart, the perennial arena anthem, 'We Are The Champions' plus five other of the band's best-known songs.
Queen's appearance with the finalists on American Idol was recorded during the band's current coast-to-coast American tour with singer Paul Rodgers. The Queen + Paul Rodgers tour has been drawing rave reviews across the country. The 23-city tour winds up this week with final dates at Portland, OR, Rose Garden Tuesday (11th) and at Vancouver Pacific Coliseum, Thursday (13th).
“May…some of the greatest guitar playing a rock fan could ever hope to hear.
The audience cheered his soaring solos…” Washington Post
“Queen and Paul Rodgers roared through the majestic harmonies and slamming power chords, they were victors in the eyes of the folks assembled.” Boston Herald
“Guitarist Brian May remains a virtuoso of control, his inimitably clean tone blending glam bombast, hard-rock crunch and pop smoothness.” Chicago Tribune
“Even before the show concluded with 'We Are The Champions', it was clear that Queen had reclaimed its throne.” San Diego Union Tribune
The tune stack for Stone Cold Classics is as follows:
1. Stone Cold Crazy
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. Fat Bottomed Girls
4. Another One Bites The Dust
5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
6. We Will Rock You
7. We Are The Champions
8. Radio Ga Ga
9. Bohemian Rhapsody
10. The Show Must Go On
11. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
12. I Want It All
Bonus tracks performed by Queen + Paul Rodgers
13. All Right Now
14. Feel Like Makin' Love
Stone Cold Classics is also to be made available in the Queen Online Store very