Queen KWEEN, Q, Qeen, Queen Productions, Quenn, The Queen, Various, Куийн, Куин, クイーン, 皇后乐队, 皇后合唱團Queen is a British rock band formed in London in 1970 from a previously disbanded Smile. Originally called Smile, in 1970 singer Freddie Mercury came up with the new name for the band. (John Deacon joined in March 1971, giving them their fourth and final bass player). The band has released a total of 18 number-one albums, 18 number-one singles and 10 number-one DVDs, and have sold over 300 million albums worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. They have been honoured with seven Ivor Novello awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Lead singer Freddie Mercury died in November 1991 of AIDS-related complications. A year after his death, in April 20 1992 held a tribute concert for the lead singer to commemorate his life featuring all three remaining members and along with many great guest singers and guitarists. Since the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 Brian May and Roger Taylor continued as various "Queen+" incarnations. John Deacon has retired from the music business, and opted out of almost all post-Mercury Queen activities, saying 'As far as we are concerned, this is it. There is no point carrying on. It is impossible to replace Freddie'.
Vanguard Vangard, VanguardsHailing from Hannover, Germany, Axel Bartsch and Asem Shama have been close friends since teenage days. Both start DJing in the early 90s and play at 'Ravesyndrome', a legendary event series in Hannover. Their live-debut under the pseudonym 'Raveraid' takes place on New Year's Eve of 1994 and leads to seven releases on their own label Syndrom Audio - experimenting with combinations of acid, breakbeat and other styles. They achieve international recognition in 1996 with releases on Bush Records and Planet of Drums. In 1997, Axel and Asem receive a call from Klaus Löschner, better known as DJ Good Groove, who expresses interest after hearing a demo tape. This demo becomes Vanguard's 'March on Washington', the very first release on Frisbee Tracks. The basis for an extremely productive cooperation is laid culminating in the release of 'Flash', a bootleg featuring the original vocals of Freddy Mercury. With huge support by DJs such as Timo Maas or Carl Cox, the track becomes an instant clubhit and is licenced to Virgin and officially released under the name Queen + Vanguard, entering top chart positions in Germany and the UK. Since then Vanguard have played at all huge festivals throughout Europe but also in Japan and are on of the busiest live-acts on the international techno circus.