Whether you think you know everything about Queen already or if you're new to the band and want to learn more, Queen FAQ will walk you through every aspect of one of the music industry's strangest, longest, and most successful bands of all time. Queen is the quintessential stadium-filling live act with an impeccable musical pedigree and a penchant for extreme partying; Queen was, and still is, a complete one-off. Discover the journey from long-haired rockers obsessed with mythology to creators of slick chart-toppers, and their unexpected second life after the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, taking them right up to date with sell-out world tours and an Oscar-winning movie to their name. The story of Queen has been told so many times, but never quite like this: taking an exhaustive approach to every aspect of every band member, this unique book will answer all the questions you've ever wanted to ask about Britain's biggest band. Did Freddie Mercury really sneak Princess Diana into a gay bar? What is Brian May's guitar made of? Why did Roger Taylor get so many royalties for "Bohemian Rhapsody"? And what ever happened to John Deacon? Queen is the band who conquered the US singles charts with "Another One Bites the Dust" and stole the show at Live Aid, but they're also the band that turned their songs into a hit musical and have somehow doubled the length of their career after the death of their lead singer. Frankly, there's no other band like them: this book reveals why.
Daniel Ross is a writer and music journalist. He was previously the digital managing editor for Classic FM, the world's biggest classical music radio station. As a freelancer, he's written for BBC Music, The Quietus, The Fly, Rolling Stone, and the Evening Standard; he's also worked as a music researcher for BBC Radio 4's Something Understood. He's the author of two nonfiction books for Classic FM and a novel, Bobby Denise Is Reigning Rampant, published by Unbound in 2019. He lives in Bristol, UK, and runs a bookshop with his wife, Emily.