Friday, June 25, 2004

The Queen Is Dead and Appearing in Las Vegas

The Queen musical We Will Rock You will make its American debut at the Paris in Las Vegas, with previews on August 16th and an official premiere in September. The show, which launched in London's West End in 2002, features twenty of the band's hits including "We Are the Champions," "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."
"Movin' Out," Billy Joel's musical, is not advanced because his early work doesn't quite cut it. (He's tried to be advanced for a long time, especially the "We Didn't Start the Fire" phase. He always wore sunglasses in interviews. Still, no dice.) But "We Will Rock You" is certainly advanced. It's always nice when a band continues after their frontman dies. I believe that INXS are finding someone to sing for them through a reality show. That sounds pretty advanced, but INXS wasn't good enough to qualify. Good try, though.



jbreitling said...

The theory is sort of blowing my mind -- maybe because I just don't really think about the motivations and moves that big stars make anymore, and probably haven't since I was in high school. So, although it sounds kind of stupid to say, this whole thing is a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

The Queen thing sounds awful, but makes a weird sort of sense because I think if Freddie Mercury had lived he would ultimately have ended up in Vegas, wearing more spangles than a showgirl.

Jason Hartley said...

The Queen musical isn't "awful," it's advanced. It's very important to understand this!