“We are the Champions” Green Day (Queen)

Posted on December 08, 2009

Hopefully I’ll be posting this again on January 8th, 2010. RTR.

Green Day is one of those bands that I was intrigued by immediately. But I thought they’d be a 15-minute of fame band. More than a one hit wonder, but not a band that we would get to watch grow artistically. Was I ever wrong.

How many punk bands can pull off a cover of Queen? I know, I know….somehow since they are commercially successful, the aren’t punk anymore. To that I say “BOLLOCKS!”

Billie Joe has always struggled with a pitchy voice. But I think Freddie Mercury would approve of this tribute.

“Under Pressure” Keane (Queen w/ David Bowie)

Posted on September 10, 2009


Kudos to any frontman who tries to tackle a tune made famous by Freddie Mercury. Here’s Tom Chaplin putting in his best effort for Keane with “Under Pressure.” Queen and David Bowie composed the song as a group in a studio in Switzerland, frustrated with the lack of progress being made on another track.  That’s called musical genius, which I don’t possess.