BIG Music News: Queen, Genesis

QUEEN:  Adam Lambert gives a little insight on what to expect from the band's summer tour

"We're definitely looking at some songs that we have not done before. The 40th anniversary of News of the World is this year. And so, being such an iconic album, we've sort of been focusing heavily on, 'Okay, what can we do from that album, you know, that maybe we haven't done together before?' That's exciting."


That album produced "We Will Rock You," "We are the Champions," "Sheer Heart Attack," "Get Down, Make Love" and "It's Late." News of the World was Queen's sixth album and was released in October 1977, a little over four years before Lambert was born.

The Queen + Adam Lambert tour starts on June 23rd in Glendale, Arizona.

In other Queen news, the band has posted on a three-and-a-half minute movie filmed in February 1976 at the Beacon Theater in New York City by an audience member during the Night at the Opera tour. Though silent, the eight-

GENESIS:  Any 50th anniversary plans?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of Genesis, and the rumors are swirling that the band will reunite to mark the milestone.

What is helping to fuel this is that founding member Mike Rutherford and his band, Mike and the Mechanics, will support his later Genesis bandmate Phil Collins at his shows next month in London and Dublin.

Mike Rutherford on the possibility of Genesis reuniting for a 50th anniversary tour:  "If I say, 'No. There's no plans for anything. We're great friends, you know, you never know,' that comes out as 'They're reforming next week,' you know. At the moment what's nice is Phil's coming back into action. I was excited about that. He's playing in Europe and his son's [Nick] drumming. So I'm excited for him to come back and getting back into something musical. I think it's good for his fans [and] good for him too actually. And we'll see."

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