Wednesday, July 6, 2011

VIDEO: Queen – New Japanese TV interview

A recent Japanese TV interview featuring Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor has surfaced.

In the short clip, the pair speak about the March 2011 earthquake in Japan, which devastated the country.

“I have to say to see the recent terrible events in Japan has been very, very upsetting,” said Taylor. “Everybody felt our hearts went out to you for the terrible disasters you’ve suffered.”

Brian spoke briefly about the inclusion of the band’s song “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)” as part of the start-studded “Songs For Japan” album to benefit disaster relief efforts in the country.

“Certainly, it was nice to be able to re-release the song on this relief album, which has renewed our bond with Japan,” said May.

Also featured in the interview is the drummer’s and guitarist’s memories of Queen’s first Japanese tour, as well as the last days with singer Freddie Mercury.

Queen – Brian May & Roger Taylor interview
Japanese TV - 2011

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Queen - Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - April, 1979

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