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Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby CNB » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:00 am

"NEW SPORTS ANTHEM CREATED WITH QUEEN AND HELMUT VONLICHTEN FEATURED IN CBS SPORTS’ COVERAGE OF SUPER BOWL XLVII ON SUNDAY, FEB. 3"

"CBS Sports, home of Super Bowl XLVII, Queen and Helmut VonLichten have teamed to re-mix the iconic rock classic “We Will Rock You” with THE NFL ON CBS’s theme music to create a new anthem that will be featured in the opening main tease and throughout the Network’s game coverage of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3 (6:00 PM, ET).

VonLichten and Brian May of Queen collaborated to create “We Will Rock You VonLichten,” an epic orchestral mash-up of Queen's "We Will Rock You" and THE NFL ON CBS’s theme music, “Posthumus Zone.”

"I grew up playing 'air guitar' to ‘We Will Rock You’ and pretending to throw the winning long-bomb pass on Super Bowl Sunday,” says composer VonLichten. “Now I'm opening Super Bowl XLVII with Queen. Can life get any better?"

“We Will Rock You VonLichten,” the philharmonic homage to Queen's classic anthem, is a true collaborative masterpiece crafted when two creative musical forces collide in the studio. Recorded amid a backdrop of a full orchestra, VonLichten was given rare access to the original master tapes of Freddie Mercury's vocals, and, of course, the iconic stomps. The sessions included May re-recording his legendary guitar parts. "Imagine blazing away on a scoring stage with Freddie, Brian and a 100-piece symphony? That's a jam session to end all jam sessions." The digital version is available today via iTunes.

VonLichten has had a long-standing relationship with CBS writing themes for such programs as COLD CASE, THE NFL TODAY and the U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS. In 2010, VonLichten collaborated with Jay-Z for the opening tease of CBS’s Super Bowl XLIV coverage with a monumental mash-up, “Run This Town – Posthumus Zone.”

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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby CNB » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:11 pm

Markholland wrote:http://www.queenonline.com/en/news-archive/press-release-queen-vonlichten-we-will-rock-you-single-release/


Thanks for pointing that out. I missed it because I always go directly to the message board and not to the home page and I saw this mentioned elsewhere for the first time last night.
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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby CNB » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:38 am

I'm the one who posted this and then I missed it at the beginning of the Super Bowl coverage. So now I wonder did they really play that new anthem?
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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby soxtalon » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:53 am

Yes they did! There was even a few shots of Freddie on a screen which was a nice touch!
 
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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby fairydandy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:14 am

What a disaster. Why on earth did they let them do this?

http://youtu.be/90sTbwGKryY
 
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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby fairydandy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:12 pm

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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby Spook » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:44 pm

I am probably wrong,
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i believe that even though you write a song, anyone can record it, change the tune / beat / etc and you cant do anything about it as long as they dont change the words. Only then can you veto it

This, I think, happened with Brian and his version of GOD by Mr. Lennon in which he basically said he didnt believe in Queen.

Yoko Ono stopped the release
 
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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby Michael Allred » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:33 pm

Spook wrote:I am probably wrong,
BUT
i believe that even though you write a song, anyone can record it, change the tune / beat / etc and you cant do anything about it as long as they dont change the words. Only then can you veto it

This, I think, happened with Brian and his version of GOD by Mr. Lennon in which he basically said he didnt believe in Queen.

Yoko Ono stopped the release


I don't think Yoko stopped it as much as she never bothered replying to Brian's request.
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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby fairydandy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:55 am

fairydandy wrote:What a disaster. Why on earth did they let them do this?

http://youtu.be/90sTbwGKryY


Actually fd, if you listen to it without that silly Superbowl garbage around it, it's quite good.

http://youtu.be/1n8a0JNtBDg

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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby deakysghost » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:50 pm

Yes it's actually ok for yet another re-hash, very dramatic!
 
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Re: Queen + VonLichten - We Will Rock You VonLichten

Postby she4bikes » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:33 pm

fairydandy wrote:
fairydandy wrote:What a disaster. Why on earth did they let them do this?

http://youtu.be/90sTbwGKryY


Actually fd, if you listen to it without that silly Superbowl garbage around it, it's quite good.

http://youtu.be/1n8a0JNtBDg

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Vid w/o Superbowl is gorgeous, and with is inspiring! Reminds me why I am a Queen fan.
I love the shot of the kids playing symphony instruments in the superbowl vid.
 
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