Queen is reforming and is planning a European tour next year with former Bad Company and Free lead singer Paul Rodgers. "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," guitarist Brian May wrote on his official Web site.
"It really all came about because of the Fender 50th Anniversary gig that I did with Paul Rodgers," he continued. "We were both so amazed at the chemistry that was going on in 'All Right Now' that suddenly it seems blindingly obvious that there was 'something happening here.'" According to Queen's official Web site, the shows will feature both Queen and Rodgers material.
May said the last two or three weeks have been spent discussing venues as well as material both Queen and Rodgers may approach in concert. "Suddenly the Queen Phoenix is rising from the again from the ashes, and will take precedence over everything in our lives," he added.
This is interesting in the context of Brian May's quote about the band not needing to play the songs themselves anymore. At any rate, this is awesome news.