| November 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM
In 1981, Queen signed the best collaboration of her career with David BOWIE. “Under Pressure” which is written and sung by the British singer, meets a great success on its release, the title is n ° 1 of the sales in the United Kingdom. “Under Pressure” appeared on the album “Hot Space”, released in 1982. But how did this collaboration come about?
Initially, “Under Pressure” started from an obsession with a guitar-bass riff. It was QUEEN bassist John Deacon who had fun rehearsing the riff in the studio, and the band members had a hunch that he would be a perfect basis for a song without a chorus.
We also know that “Under Pressure” started off as a jam between Queen and David BOWIE, you can hear the improvisation at the start of the hit.
Freddie MERCURY was a big fan of opera, and had an admiration for the singer Montserrat CABALLE. When they first met in 1987, an understanding came naturally and the idea of composing a common record as well. Written by Freddie MERCURY and helped keyboardist Mike MORAN, the album “Barcelona” was released on October 10, 1988.
After the death of Freddie Mercury, ex-QUEEN guitarist, Brian May continued to perform on several tracks with American rock bands.
In 1998, Brian May collaborated with the metal group Def Leppard on the track “All the Way from Memphis”. In 2005, he repeated the experience with “Alright Now”.
When the singer of the group Nirvana, Kurt Kobain died in 1994, the drummer of the group Dave Grohl formed the Foo Fighters. Brian May will compose the song “Have A Cigar” in 1999 with the hard rock band. We also remember the song “Raining In My Heart” with the musicians of Status Quo in 1996.
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