Old Queen, new Queen: the reimagination of perfection

Stephen Langston*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Examining the continuation of Queen after the untimely passing of Freddie Mercury. This
chapter considers Mercury's significance, including some of the ingredients he brought to
Queen and the consequential challenges for the surviving band members continuing without
him. The chapter considers a number of post Mercury activities including the Mercury Phoenix
Tribute Concert, Paul Rodgers and Queen, Queen + Adam Lambert, the Queen Extravaganza
and Tom Chaplain's Queen activities. Consideration is also taken with relation to the legacy
of what is often described as the ‘classic’ line-up and Queen + Adam Lambert, in this chapter
Old Queen, New Queen.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Artistry and Legacy of Queen
EditorsTony Rigg, Ewa Mazierska
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
ISBN (Electronic)9798765103258, 9798765103265
ISBN (Print)9798765103241
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 31 Jan 2024


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