The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins


Queen represented rock’s bombastic pinnacle. Melding glam-rock with hard-rock, the group’s ornate, multi-tracked recordings and in-your-face songs resulted to worldwide sales of more than 130 million records. Queen took flight in the Seventies, embodying the thrills and excesses of that decade. “We’re the Cecil B. DeMille of rock and roll, always wanting to do things bigger and better,” said vocalist Freddie Mercury. Exhibiting a keen intelligence and capacity for reinvention, Queen drew from contemporary music, visual media and pop culture, blowing it all up into a multimedia spectacle grounded in solid rock. Beyond the flamboyant exterior, however, there was genuine ...

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