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RUN IT – Inspired by Shang-Chi

DJ SNAKE, RICH BRIAN AND RICK ROSS RELEASE RUN IT” MUSIC VIDEO STARRING MARVEL SUPERHERO SIMU LIU

Song from SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS: THE ALBUM

The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack of Music From and Inspired by the Marvel Studios’ Film — Out Now!

On the heels of a blockbuster opening for Marvel’s newest film, “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings,” DJ Snake, Rich Brian, and Rick Ross have unveiled the official music video for the song “Run It” which appears both in the film and on the official soundtrack to the film titled Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album. Alongside the three artists, the action-packed music video also stars the film’s lead actor, Simu Liu — who fans get to see battle it out on the dance floor with the chart-topping producer, DJ Snake. The song is featured in the infamous “bus fight scene” (watch here) which fans would have clocked when seeing the film.

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, which had its global premiere on September 3, 2021, is experiencing massive critical and commercial success has opened at #1 in all key global markets and currently holding the title as #1 movie in the world. The success only continues to rise, now having spent two consecutive weekends at #1 in the United States. With $94.7M made in the box office within the first four days, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings now hold the record for not only the 2nd highest 3-day pandemic opening but also the highest ever domestic Labor Day weekend opener and 3rd highest September opening in industry history.

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records and Inters cope Records released the official motion picture soundtrack for Marvel Studios’ film, “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.” The soundtrack, titled Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album, is executive produced by pioneering music collective 88rising —the leading music platform for Asian and Asian-American artists across the world — and includes original production from, and inspired by, the movie. The soundtrack features Anderson. Paak, Rich Brian, Swae Lee, Jhené Aiko, Mark Tuan, Saweetie, Audrey Nuna, NIKI, Guapdad 4000, Warren Hue, Keshi, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, DJ Snake, and many more. For a full tracklisting, see below. The album was released September 3rd and can be listened to across all platforms here.

DJ Snake – “Run It (feat. Rick Ross & Rich Brian)” eSingle

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Soundcloud: https://Shang-Chi.lnk.to/RunIt/soundcloud

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Official Video: https://Shang-Chi.lnk.to/RunItVid

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Sofia Carson – He Loves Me, But… Music Video

GLOBAL STAR SOFIA CARSON RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR HE LOVES ME, BUT…

Chart-topping singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Sofia Carson reveals the music video for her latest single He Loves Me, But… today. Get He Loves Me, But… HERE via Hollywood Records. Watch the music video HERE.

I had the immense privilege of writing this song with the extraordinary Justin Tranter, Oak Felder and Carol Ades. We wrote, recorded and produced this record in a few hours; it was magical, said Carson.

She commented, He Loves Me, But… is the next chapter of my story. The story of what happens after you’ve fallen into a deceivingly beautiful love that breaks your heart. To anyone who’s ever been told, ‘I love you, but…’, this song is for you.

The song is a beautiful marriage of R&B and Pop. Throughout the record, a prominent bass line acts as the heartbeat of the song, as Carson’s soulful vocals sing, He loves me, loves me, loves me, but… turning heartbreak into a witty celebration of freedom.

The visual story of the music video is told through the element of Earth. Directed by Uri Schutzer, the music video delivers a stunning and captivating visual as Carson performs striking choreography before the setting desert sun.

This is a deeply personal record for me…and I’m so happy to share it with the world. I hope that whoever listens to this song, hears a part of their story in mine. says Carson.

Carson recently kicked off this new chapter of music with her hit single Fool’s Gold. The song broke the Billboard Pop Airplay Chart and Top 40 Radio for 6 consecutive weeks.

He Loves Me, But… sets the stage for more music soon…

About Sofia Carson

No matter what Sofia Carson does, she writes her own story. She has carved out a singular path in music, film, television, and philanthropy. As an award-nominated singer and songwriter, she’s garnered nearly 1 billion streams and 2 billion-plus views, reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and launched a dynamic catalog, including two gold-selling albums and four gold-selling singles thus far. As an actress, she has starred in NETFLIX’s Feel The Beat, Michael Bay’s Songbird, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Disney’s global phenomenon Descendants, and the upcoming feature film Purple Hearts. As a philanthropist, she stands out as UNICEF’s newest US Ambassador, the first global ambassador of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation and a member of the first-ever Ambassadors Council for The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation. Sofia is an honorary board member of WE DO IT TOGETHER, a non profit production company dedicated to producing films, TV and new media content dedicated to the empowerment of women. As a style icon, Sofia is a Global Brand Ambassador for beauty leader REVLON and has launched her own makeup collection. A Teen Vogue cover story by Priyanka Chopra Jonas summed her up best, Sofia Carson has the grace of a pro.

For more information on Sofia Carson visit her Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

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Queen The Greatest

Queen The Greatest: A Celebration Of 50 Of The Greatest Moments

From The Queen Story So Far

 A 50-week YouTube series celebrating key moments in Queen’s history, reminding us why Queen and their music continue to be loved across the world.

Episode 11: “Queen : 1977 We Will Rock You (Part 1)  Rocking the World”  

An exclusive interview with Brian May revealing the inspiration behind not just one of Queen‘s greatest hits, but one of the most recognizable and loved songs in the history of rock music.

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Click HERE for Queen The Greatest – Episodes 1-10

Queen The Greatest, a year-long Queen Official YouTube celebration of the most extraordinary songs, performances and achievements from Queen’s story so far, this week revisits a song that would become not just one of Queen’s greatest hits, but also one of the most recognizable tracks in rock history, “We Will Rock You.”

In an exclusive and brand-new interview with Brian May, the legendary guitarist and songwriter shares how this iconic song written for the band’s 1977 News Of The World album came to life, the specific gig that inspired its creation, and what it has come to mean to him.

“Bingley Hall. This great hall in the Midlands. It was heaving. Its all sweaty and hot, the atmosphere is great. Everybodys jumping up and down, making a noise, and what they were doing was singing along. In those days, it was really new I have to tell you. You just didnt go to concerts where people sang to rock bands. But on this particular occasion they didnt stop. I think Id gone to sleep thinking what could an audience do, what could you ask them to do? Theyre all crammed in there, they cant do much, but they can stamp their feet they can clap their hands, and they can sing.”

“It just kind of came to me that we were all part of this scenario where were all young, and full of enthusiasm, we think we can change the world, and we get out there, we will rock you! We Will Rock You means we will change the world, and we feel like we can do it when were young. 

“And then looking ahead to when you get old, what happens when you get old and all this stuff has kind of blown over, and you stand there and you think what happened, did I change the world? What happened, who am I and what is the world to me now?

“I would like to leave the planet knowing that I just made a little bit of difference to the amount of decency that there is in the world. Not sure I can do that, but Im still trying. So that in a nutshell is what We Will Rock You is about.” – Brian May.

Queen The Greatest’s Latest Episode and YouTube Playlist Link

Next week: Queen 1977 We Will Rock You (Part 2) – Rocking the World

Queen The Greatest: Episode 17: “Queen – Independence Day” – Watch HERE

Queen The Greatest : Episodes 1-16 – Watch HERE

After seven years together, Queen’s dream of creative and financial independence would finally come true. A look behind the scenes at that pivotal moment, featuring archive footage of Freddie, John and Roger, as well as a rare interview with the band’s long term manager, Jim Beach.

“Theres a million sharks out there.” – Roger Taylor

This week’s Queen The Greatest takes a look behind the scenes at one of the most significant moments in Queen’s history – the moment where one of their ultimate goals was realized: Queen’s Independence Day.

Last week’s episode focused on bassist John Deacon and the hits he provided for Queen. Deacon again features prominently in this week’s episode, in which the band reveals the dire straits they were in– even after three hit albums. The episode also explains how John’s steady hand and acumen brought Queen to one of the most significant points in its career: the moment they finally achieved their goal of financial and creative independence.

John reveals: “We didnt get a penny of record royalties from the first three albums. What we were looking at in that point in time was basically to just look after ourselves and do it completely on our own.”

Roger Taylor: “Its the long road to artistic, financial freedom which is so hard to find if youre successful to any degree cos theres a million sharks out there.” 

In early 1978, just before they embarked on recording their Jazz album, Queen finally took full control of their business affairs :setting up three entities to operate and manage their creative endeavors: Queen Productions Limited, Queen Music Limited and Queen Films Limited. This was at the time a highly unusual move for a band, but testament to their belief in their forward musical journey.

For the day-to-day running of the business, Queen turned to Jim Beach, who they had first met in 1975 when the band’s quest for financial independence truly began. It was a meeting that left a lasting impression on Jim.

He recalls that first meeting: “I first met Queen when I was a solicitor at Harbottle and Lewis in London. I was a partner, and I was running what was then a very fledgling music department. It was a show-business firm, and we were used to fairly bizarre clients, but I remember when Queen arrived, the receptionist telephoned me and said, ‘Mr. Beach, Queen are here,’ and I said.’Yes, fine, would you like to send them up.’ And she whispered down the phone, she said, ‘have you seen them?’” 

“And I said, ‘well yes,’ she said, ‘well one of thems got nail varnish on. And I said, ‘well really?’ ‘Yes, black nail varnish. And I said, ‘well fine,’ ‘yes, but its only on one hand. And I said, ‘dont be silly, come on, send them up’. I always remember Freddie walked in first, they sat down, and Freddie kicked straight off by saying, weve recorded three albums, our managers just bought his second Rolls Royce, and were on sixty quid a week, so somethings wrong.” 

But it wasn’t just the business side where Queen wanted to be masters of their own destiny; their News of The World album had proved that in the studio they were also ready to take full control.

John Deacon: ”It comes to a stage where all you really need is an engineer, because the idea of balancing and sounds you want, an artist or musician should really know what they want. And the only person needed to implement that is an engineer. And when youre doing a mix, when youre mixing down the track from the tapes, I mean its setting it up and then we actually sit down and work the controls as well.”

On that occasion, long-time Queen Engineer Mike Stone had become the invaluable assistant that enabled the band to enjoy the creative freedom they craved in the studio. 

This independence had been hard fought for, and after seven years together, when most bands might be coming to their natural end, Queen had finally successfully maneuvered themselves into a position where they could go from strength to strength. 

And it’s fair to say, the best was yet to come.

Jim Beach continues to manage Queen.

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*Credit: Photography by Neal Preston, Queen Productions Ltd.

Queen image, Photography by Neal Preston, Queen Productions Ltd. via Sharrin Summers / Hollywood Records for use by 360 Magazine
Queen's Greatest Hits Album cover provided by Sharrin Summers and Hollywood Records for use by 360 MAGAZINE.

Queen’s Greatest Hits

Hitting a jaw-dropping 439 weeks, and counting, on the Billboard200 – currently sitting at #21 on the prestigious US chart – and already wearing the crown as the UK’s biggest selling album of all time, achieving the third longest chart run on the UK Official Charts, Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits collection is getting a limited edition makeover to mark not only the band’s historic 50th landmark, but also the album’s 40th anniversary.

First released in 1981, Greatest Hits is certified 9x Platinum in the U.S. and stands alone as the first and only album to have sold over 6 million copies in the UK (6.75 million sales to date), has now spent over 900 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, and has been certified a staggering 22 platinum with global sales in excess of 25 million.

And there’s more according to the Official Charts Company who crowned it Britain’s most popular album of the past 60 years, one in four British households already own a copy of the album.

Now, following the record-breaking global success of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody feature film earning almost $1billion at the international box office – a new generation of faithful Queen followers has emerged ensuring that Queen’s undiminishing appeal will continue well beyond their current record-breaking achievements.

These historic landmarks are now to be marked and celebrated with a brand new collector’s edition Greatest Hits CD with exclusive slipcase cover and a limited edition cassette format, both to be released globally July 2.

In addition, the Official Queen Online Store will exclusively offer the collector’s edition Greatest Hits CD and four highly limited band member color cassettes. This version of the Slipcase CD encases a CD-sized print personally signed by band members Brian May and Roger Taylor (limited to 1000 copies only).

Global Formats

  • Collector’s Edition Greatest Hits CD With Exclusive Slipcase Cover
  • Collector’s Edition Clear Cassette

Queen Online Store Exclusive Formats

  • Collector’s Edition CD With Exclusive Slipcase Cover signed by Brian May and Roger Taylor, bundled with all 4 band member colour cassettes and a Greatest Hits gold plated badge (limited to 1000 signed copies)
  • Collector’s Edition Frosted Aqua Cassette Freddie Mercury Cover
  • Collector’s Edition Transparent Pink Cassette Brian May Cover
  • Collector’s Edition Transparent Green Cassette Roger Taylor Cover
  • Collector’s Edition Transparent Blue Cassette John Deacon Cover

All formats available to pre-order HERE

AREA21 Pogo Cover via Hollywood Records for use by 360 Magazine

AREA21 – Pogo

Following the release of “La La La,” AREA21‘s debut single which has already surpassed 5 million combined streams, the adventure continues with today’s release of “Pogo.” The song exudes the feeling of being completely uninhibited, living life wild and free, which makes it the perfect soundtrack for the coming summer months. Written by Martin Garrix and Maejor, Martin also plays electric guitar on the track, one of the many talents from this multifaceted artist. Like most of their previous work, the track is a clean electronic dance bop. 

AREA21’s video for “Pogo” picks up where “La La La” left off with the two alien travelers M & M having crashed landed on earth, standing on their recently crashed spaceship and running from the law. Their escape includes a very unorthodox mode of transportation and ends with a rest stop in a futuristic Las Vegas, Nevada. 

About AREA21 

The music of AREA21 follows a story arc of two alien travelers, M & M, who are tripping through the cosmos spreading a message of unity and good vibes when they accidentally come crashing to Earth. Their adventures are portrayed musically and visually throughout a series of songs and accompanying animated videos produced by award-winning animation studio, Titmouse (Run the Jewels, Dua Lipa,) set to roll out this spring & summer and culminating in an album due out this fall.

Queen artwork courtesy Sharrin Summers of Hollywood Records for use by 360 Magazine

The Queen the Greatest YouTube Series

Queen The Greatest: a celebration of 50 of the greatest moments from the Queen story so far. A 50-week YouTube series celebrating key moments in Queen’s history reminding us why Queen and their music continue to be loved across the world. Episode 9: Queen: 1976 Somebody To Love – Freddie’s Greatest Hit? Watch HERE Queen The Greatest Watch Episodes 1-8 HERE

Was it better than Bohemian Rhapsody? The man himself thinks it might be… After the incredible worldwide success of A Night At The Opera and Bohemian Rhapsody,  all eyes were on Queen to see what they would do next. For Freddie Mercury inspiration came from one of the world’s finest singers and ended up with him, Brian and Roger becoming a Gospel choir. Queen The Greatest’s ninth episode celebrates what is undoubtedly one of Queen’s greatest classic hits, the gospel inspired masterpiece, Somebody To Love.

Having set such a high benchmark with their A Night At The Opera album, all eyes were on Queen to see what they would come up with next. As ever, the band refused to stand still and were intent on exploring new musical paths. For Somebody To Love Freddie found inspiration in one the world’s finest singers to create this Queen classic.

Brian May: Freddie wanted to be Aretha Franklin, you have to bear this in mind, and that explains everything. He loved Aretha. And, this was his Gospel epic. It kind of followed in the steps of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the sense that we were building up these multiple vocal parts, but this time we were being a Gospel choir, instead of being an English choir.

Freddie Mercury: And there’s me going on about Aretha Franklin, sort of made them go a bit mad, I just wanted to write something about that kind of thing. I was sort of incentivized by the gospel approach that she had on her albums, the earlier albums.

Brian May: Freddie came in very well prepared with a lot of vocal parts and we just worked our way through it. There was a very good feeling. I always remember thinking, yeah, this is going to be something great.

For many Bohemian Rhapsody was the greatest song Freddie ever wrote, but according to the man himself, he didn’t necessarily agree. 

Freddie Mercury: People will, obviously, no matter how hard you try, will think in terms of your past hits. I really thought, Ok, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a big hit, but as far as my writing ability is concerned, I think I can write better. And I just looked at it from that point of view. For my estimation, I think a song like ‘Somebody To Love’, from the writing aspect, (is) a better song. 

Somebody To Love  just narrowly missed out on the top spot in the UK charts, peaking at number 2. But the song quickly became a powerhouse on stage, as witnessed by the band’s performance at the Milton Keynes Bowl in 1982 featured ;in this episode.

Ten years later, at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, the song had its place firmly cemented in Queen history thanks to the unforgettable performance by Brian, Roger, John, the London Gospel Choir and, of course, George Michael. n the U.S., Somebody To Love has been certified double Platinum by the RIAA.

The song’s subsequent inclusion on the Five Live EP featuring performances from the Tribute Concert by Queen, George Michael and Lisa Stansfield saw it finally top the UK charts in 1993.

Next will see the release of Queen 1976: Hyde Park – Picnic by the Serpentine. Keep up to date with the Queen the Greatest YouTube series here!

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AREA21 – LA LA LA

MARTIN GARRIX & MAEJOR’S AREA21 SIGN TO DISNEY MUSIC GROUP’S HOLLYWOOD RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE + VIDEO “LA LA LA” OUT NOW

Martin Garrix and Maejor have signed with STMPD RCRDS/Hollywood Records for their collaborative project AREA21. The music of AREA21 follows a story arc of two alien travelers who are tripping through the cosmos and spreading a message of unity and good vibes when they accidentally come crashing to Earth. Their adventures are portrayed musically and visually throughout a series of songs and accompanying animated videos produced by award-winning animation studio, Titmouse (Run the Jewels, Dua Lipa) set to roll out this spring & summer, and culminating in an album due out this fall.

AREA21’s first release, “’La La La’’, is out now. The boundary-pushing video for “’La La La’’ shows the duo traveling through the galaxies, beaming up unhappy people onto their spaceship for an impromptu party, using the universal language of music to unite and uplift their mood. The end of the video sees them come crashing to Earth and that’s when the real adventure begins.

WATCH “LA LA LA” VIDEO HERE

The lyrics of “La La La,” celebrate being different and blocking out the negativity:

When They Criticise Me, I Don’t Listen

They Don’t Realise, I Like To Be Different

All They Do Is La La La La La La La La

Talking In My Ear, But I Do Not Wanna Hear

I Be Like La La La La La La La La

Get Up Out My Face, Give Me Space, Give Me Space

LISTEN TO “LA LA LA” HERE

AREA21 is now inhabiting Earth but still live in their own kind of world. They will come up against situations unlike anything else they’ve experienced before in their galactic travels. Stay tuned for additional transmissions relaying further music and news are coming.

ABOUT STMPD RCRDS:

Since Martin Garrix and his management founded STMPD RCRDS in 2016, the record label has grown into a true household name within the dance music Industry. With a clear vision of putting artists first, focusing on quality over quantity, being open-minded and innovating, a small and nimble team quickly built the foundations of STMPD RCRDS as it stands today. Operating from their studio in Amsterdam, STMPD RCRDS releases new music weekly. With their diverse range of artists and genres, no track is the same, making the weekly releases very welcome surprises for their fans. With a strong team and a superstar at its helm, it comes as no surprise that the label is going from strength to strength.

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD RECORDS:

Part of the Disney Music Group, Hollywood Records is home to artists and soundtracks from Queen, Sofia Carson, AREA21, TINI, Dreamers, Joywave, Scarypoolparty, almost monday, New Hope Club, Olivia Holt, The Undefeated “Music For The Movement”series, and soundtracks from the “Guardians of The Galaxy”franchise, “WandaVision,”the highly anticipated “West Side Story”and more.”DMG also releases chart-topping film and television soundtracks such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,”“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”(featuring chart-topper Olivia Rodrigo), “Soul,”Oscar-winning “Coco”and “Moana”soundtracks, and the Oscar and Grammy-winning “Frozen”soundtrack.

ABOUT TITMOUSE:

Titmouse is an independent Emmy award-winning animation production company. Our artist-run studios in Los Angeles, Burbank, New York City, and Vancouver keep 1,000 of the most talented people in the industry (that are guaranteed 100% human) pushing creative boundaries. Writers, producers, directors, storyboard artists, animators, compositors, editors and artists are all right here, in house. Its state of the art sound studio is where many original TV shows, films, commercial work, branded and digital content projects are recorded. Titmouse founders Chris and Shannon Prynoski launched Titmouse in Los Angeles, the birthplace of the American entertainment industry. Known for series such as Venture Bros., Big Mouth, Midnight Gospel, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Tigtone, and Metalocalypse, Titmouse creates high-quality cartoons for all ages and interests. Visit us online on Titmouse’s website

AREA21 continue their journey on planet earth with “Pogo”

Following the release of “La La La,” which has already surpassed over 5M combined streams, the adventures of AREA21 continue with today’s release of “Pogo.” The song exudes the feeling of being completely uninhibited, living life wild and free, which makes it the perfect soundtrack for the coming summer months. Written by Martin Garrix and Maejor, Martin also plays electric guitar on the track, one of the many talents from this multi-faceted artist.

The video for “Pogo” picks up where “La La La” left off with the two alien travelers M & M having crashed landed on earth, standing on their recently crashed spaceship and running from the law. Their escape includes a very unorthodox mode of transportation, a group of unlikely heroes and lands them in the perfect place to get away from it all – Vegas, baby.

ABOUT AREA21: The music of AREA21 follows a story arc of two alien travelers who are tripping through the cosmos spreading a message of unity and good vibes when they accidentally come crashing to Earth. Their adventures are portrayed musically and visually throughout a series of songs and accompanying animated videos produced by award-winning animation studio, Titmouse (Run the Jewels, Dua Lipa,) set to roll out this spring & summer and culminating in an album due out this fall.

Queen Rock Tour poster by James Murtagh-Hopkins of Universal Music Group for 360 Magazine

QUEEN ROCK TOUR

BECOME A ROCK LEGEND WITH THE FIRST EVER OFFICIAL QUEEN GAME ON MOBILE.

“Be a Lockdown Rock Star! No turning back !!!”- Brian May, Queen

Play along with hits from the band’s iconic catalogue. Relive their classic concerts by touring the world and performing on different stages.

Click here to view video trailer

Queen: Rock Tour is available now on Android / iOS

Queen: Rock Tour Assets available here

With live music in lockdown and the return of tours still uncertain, rock group Queen has come up with a safe alternative: no masks, no social distancing, just the good old fashioned live experience with Queen: Rock Tour, the band’s first ever official game for Android and iOS devices.

The arrival of the play-along rhythm game comes at a significant landmark for Queen. With 50 years now having passed since the 1971 recruiting of John Deacon, completing Queen’s classic line-up, 2021 marks a Queen Golden Jubilee that the band was hoping to celebrate with fans. A massive 29-date European stadium and arena tour planned for this year has been forced to be delayed to 2022.

Queen: Rock Tour gives players a chance to experience the majesty and might of the Queen [live] experience on their phones, supported by extensive attention to detail contributed by the official Queen archives and experts. Hit the stage and perform with the entire band as you unleash your music talents to play thrilling guitar riffs, heart-pounding drum solos and much more. All you need to do is tap the tiles in time with the rhythm!

“Be a Lockdown Rock Star! No turning back !!!” enthused Queen’s Brian May on the game launch.

The game allows users to fully immerse themselves into the world of Queen. Progress and score points by playing along to 20 of their most popular hits including: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “I Want to Break Free” and “We Are The Champions,” while performing at 10 historic concert venues from around the world.

Style your performances with over 40 official and iconic costumes from the band’s history. Help unlock fun trivia facts and exclusive images from the official Queen archives, by scoring highly in the game.

Queen’s music has been featured in major mobile music games before, but for the first time ever the band will be releasing their own dedicated mobile experience in Queen : Rock Tour.

Queen remain one of the most popular groups in the world today, transcending multiple generations of fans, a position further buoyed by the phenomenal global success of their Academy Award-winning 2018 biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody, which tells the incredible story of the band’s historic career and quickly became the highest grossing music biopic in history.

The film’s title was inspired by their iconic 1975 single “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th Century and the first pre-1980’s song to achieve more than 1 billion video views.

Queen: Rock Tour was created in association with Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records, and was developed by industry-leading mobile gaming developer and producer, Gameloft.

Cedric Ratajczak, Creative Director at Gameloft said, “Our ambition was to push the boundaries of music and gaming with a fun and rewarding experience that would put players in Queen shoes at pivotal points in their career, and make them perform in real-time Queen’s live music unlike ever before. The creative challenge was to modernize the traditional rhythm-game genre with innovative and mobile-friendly twists inheriting from hyper-casual gaming, and with a unique and happy visual style that offers a timeless look to the band, appealing to the new generation of players.

We devoted enormous attention to the details of Queen’s history, authenticity and artistry to craft a fitting tribute to one of the most significant bands in rock history and aim at setting new standards for how band-focused music games could be executed on mobile today.”

Andrew Kronfeld, Executive Vice President, Marketing at Universal Music Group said, “Today, Queen are globally recognized as one of the most iconic and important bands in history. Decades after their first live shows together and following on from the huge worldwide box office success of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic, their popularity continues to grow every year. We hope the launch of Rock Tour will introduce their inimitable rock legacy and catalogue to a new generation of fans, through this unique new gaming experience.”

Ken Bunt, President, Disney Music Group said, “We are excited to partner with Queen, UMG, and Gameloft to let Queen fans experience the bands legendary music in a new way.”

Rock Tour is certain to appeal to fans old and young alike and is sure to find a place in the hearts of the millions of Queen fans around the world.

Download Queen: Rock Tour free on Apple App Store.

Download Queen: Rock Tour free on Google Play.

About Queen: Rock Tour

Embark on a musical journey to rediscover the story of the world’s most iconic rock band. Play the greatest hits at historic venues, create your own stage performances with unique animations and legendary outfits, and collect exclusive images from the official archives of Queen!

 Game Features

– Play your favorites tracks from over 20 official Queen songs from the greatest albums, including: Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, We Will Rock You, I Want to Break Free, We Are The Champions, and many more!*

– Challenge your music skills in this fun and intuitive game. Whether you’re playing the guitar, drums, vocals or bass, just tap the tiles as they float by to create some of the most memorable music on mobile!

– Keep the rhythm going throughout the stage to chain together crazy combos and rack up an amazing game score as you play and complete the songs!

– Dazzle the audience with official outfits and customizable accessories you can unlock and pick out for each venue.

– Play your songs in one iconic venue after another, including the original stages at London, Tokyo, Houston, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janerio and many more.

– Unlock and collect fun music trivia facts and exclusive band images from the official Queen Archives.

Queen Rock Tour is free to play with 3 full tracks and 30 second playable levels of all other featured tracks, but if you wish you can enhance your experience and unlock all 20 full tracks for a one time in-app purchase.

Ready to make music history with Queen? It’s showtime! Download now

*(Fully-Unlocked Version Required to access all 20 full-length tracks)

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more on UMG’s website.

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DREAMERS DROP VIDEO FOR “TRUE CRIME”

Just in time for Friday the 13th, cosmic-rock band DREAMERS have released a deliciously dark animated video for their new track, True Crime ft. DeathbyRomy. The video is a blend of live-action, stop-motion, 2D and 3D animation, by Burton Booz. This innovative clip perfectly captures the song’s story of love and betrayal set in the dark magic of New Orleans. Watch the video now HERE.

“The band was shot on a green screen so we could capture their performance. We then cut out their heads and placed them on 2D bodies that were made by mashing up photographs and illustrations like collage-art,” said director Jared Asher Harris when describing the creative process.

“The bodies were then rigged and animated in After Effects. The skeletons and sets were all hand-modeled and animated in 3D,” Harris continued. “When the animation was finished, we outputted the video as one giant clip and cut it up as though it were a live-action music video with trippy quick cuts.”

True Crime ft. DeathbyRomy was co-written by DREAMERS, DeathbyRomy, Joyway’s Dan Armbruster, and Sir Sly’s Jason Suwito and co-produced by Armbruster and Suwito. The track was inspired by the decadent city of New Orleans and the band’s chance encounter with a male witch, who taught the trio incantations. Lead singer Nick Wold describes their inspiration as “the terrible things the crimes that we can do to each other in the name of love.”

True Crime ft. DeathByRomy and is the follow-up to Heat Seeker ft. grandson and the band’s top ten alternatives hit Die Happy.

DREAMERS release new song – True Crime ft. DeathbyRomy

Cosmic-rock band DREAMERS have released “True Crime,” featuring dark-pop provocateur DeathbyRomy, a hook-ridden story of love and betrayal set in the dark magic of New Orleans. The track was co-written and produced by Joywave’s Dan Armbruster and Sir Sly’s Jason Suwito.

“This song is not about the election,” says lead singer Nick Wold.

Listen HERE

“We considered taking this week off of music due to this historic election. But we decided we have to keep the show going,” says Dreamers lead singer/guitarist Nick Wold. “This song is not about politics, it’s about life, and we’ll always continue to make our noise no matter what’s happening in this crazy world. We’ve done constant messaging with headcount.org, Rock The Vote, and others to help encourage everyone to vote, and we hope we’ve made some small impact getting our friends out there to vote and not take this precious democracy for granted.

“This is a love song that takes place in New Orleans, a city I’ve fallen in love with after years of doing shows there. That place is like a jungle and so seductive, where the thick liquid heat and mixture of life brings out your animal nature. It has a decadent mix of Louisiana Voodoo, French, Spanish and West African flavors and people play music outside everywhere you go. As we bounced through the streets one night we met a male witch who taught us how to do an incantation asking the Santeria spirit Elegua for anything we wanted – we partook in the ritual and this song is inspired by that delirious encounter. I was in a relationship at the time and experiencing some conflict, and while I can’t share my exact wish, the ritual was an attempt to resolve it. That night inspired the song, which is about the terrible things the crimes that we can do to each other in the name of love.”

True Crime ft. DeathByRomy is the follow-up to Heat Seeker ft. grandson and the band’s top ten alternative hit Die Happy.

ABOUT DREAMERS

Los Angeles-via-Brooklyn band DREAMERS features a unique brand of music that combines grunge, modern electronic pop, and 70s punk. The trio have spent the past few years touring non-stop, from small clubs to massive arenas to festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Firefly, Reading and Leeds. Along the way, Nick Wold, Nelson and Jacob Wick have shared stages with the likes of X Ambassadors, The 1975, Bleachers, Stone Temple Pilots, Catfish and The Bottlemen, and Weezer, while garnering coverage from Fader, Entertainment Weekly and Paste, among many others.

In 2016, the band released their debut full-length album This Album Does Not Exist, which spawned a top 10 Alternative radio hit, the electro-sprinkled pop gem “Sweet Disaster.” Three other songs also charted nationally: the ’90s throwback “Drugs,” the crooning “Wolves (You Got Me),” and the soulful, brisk power-pop of their single “Painkiller.” In 2018 the band released a pair of EPs, LAUNCH and FLY, and in 2019 released LAUNCH FLY LAND, their second full-length album that spawned the alternative radio hit “Die Happy.” In 2020, the band released the hook-heavy Heat Seeker ft. grandson along with a visually-captivating live-action music video directed by lead singer Wold (Watch HERE), an animated sequel featuring sci-fi, mysticism, religion and rock, inspired by the animation of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and 1981’s cult classic Heavy Metal (Watch HERE), and a Covid quarantine rendition featuring special guests grandson, Robert Delong, Joywave’s Daniel Armbruster, UPSAHL and Bikini Trill’s Tony Stern for a special isolation version of the single (Watch HERE)

About DeathbyRomy

Singer, songwriter, and dark-pop provocateur DeathbyRomy pays attention to every last detail. She pours both pain and euphoria into her catchy but heavy music, pitting electronic melodies and propulsive beats against hypnotic vocals and deeply personal lyrics. Now 20 years old, the Los Angeles-born Romy Flores wrote her first song at age 5 and began releasing her music at 15, mining inspiration from the iconoclastic artists she was raised on (The Beatles, Björk, Kanye West, to name a few). With her 2018 debut album “Monsters,” she soon drew an avid following and found countless fans turning up to her shows adorned in her signature eye makeup. Her Capitol Records debut, 2019’s “Love u to Death” EP, was short but sickly sweet, emphasizing her unique interweaving of rap boldness, electronic innovation, and raw rock n roll passion. As Romy’s sound has taken shape, so has her DeathbyRomy persona: the Harajuku punk fashion, the corpsepaint-like makeup, and her hard-earned, utterly badass confidence. Stay tuned for more new music coming soon.

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