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Queen’s Brian May Unveils A Compilation Album Of Rock Guitar Royalty: Air Guitar Anthems

8 December 2016 Music News Recommends




Air Guitar Anthems OUT NOW!


BRIAN MAY, the legendary Queen guitarist, has compiled an album featuring the finest Rock Guitar Anthems of all time.


Air Guitar Anthems is released on 18th November and will provide rock fans across the UK with the perfect antidote to Perry Como this Christmas.


“Most music fans love a rock riff and everyone has an ‘air guitar’ moment at least once in their lives”, said Brian May, “for me and all the other artists on this record, that has turned into a career!”


The track list is simply staggering and features the biggest bands, many of whom seldom appear on compilation albums:


  • Led Zeppelin ‘Whole Lotta Love’ (Led Zep NEVER usually allow tracks on compilations – Brian ‘gave Jimmy a call’!);


  • Metallica ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ (an awesome Queen cover from their 1974 album ‘Sheer Heart Attack’);


  • Kiss ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’, Whitesnake ‘Here I Go Again’, Derek & the Dominoes ‘Layla’, Motorhead, The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, T-Rex… the list goes on!


The album opens with the epic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, which celebrates its 40th anniversary as a global smash (the song was, of course, first released in the UK in 1975 but in ‘76 it became an international hit). And fittingly, the 3CD set closes with ‘We Will Rock You’ from 1977. Has there ever been a better guitar solo?


Here’s the full track list…


Artist Track
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love
The Rolling Stones Start Me Up
ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin’
T Rex 20th Century Boy
Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell
Ram Jam Black Betty
Deep Purple Smoke On The Water
Bachman-Turner Overdrive You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Metallica Stone Cold Crazy
Alice Cooper Poison
KISS Crazy Crazy Nights
Motorhead Ace of Spades
Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town
Whitesnake Here I Go Again ’87
Derek & The Dominoes feat. Duane Allen Layla
Rainbow Since You Been Gone
Boston More Than A Feeling
Dire Straits Money For Nothing
Journey Don’t Stop Believing
Status Quo Down Down
Bryan Adams Run to You
Free All Right Now
The Who I Can’t Explain
The Kinks You Really Got Me
Muddy Waters Mannish Boy
Bad Company Feel Like Makin’ Love
Billy Idol White Wedding
George Thorogood & The Destroyers Bad To The Bone
Survivor Eye of the Tiger
Cream Sunshine of Your Love
Chuck Berry Johnny Be Good
Buddy Holly That’ll Be The Day
Small Faces All Or Nothing
Sex Pistols God Save the Queen
The Animals The House of the Rising Sun
Brian May & Kerry Ellis Parisienne Walkways
Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
The Police Message In A Bottle
The Darkness I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Stiltskin Inside
The Knack My Sharona
Toto Hold The Line
Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
Rush The Spirit of Radio
Motley Crue Girls Girls Girls
Twisted Sister I Wanna Rock
Mott The Hoople All The Young Dudes
Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way
Blue Oyster Cult (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
Dio Holy Diver
Soundgarden Black Hole Sun
Robert Palmer Addicted To Love
Shadows FBI
The Troggs Wild Thing
Queen We Will Rock You


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