Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin Members Appear on Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert DVD/Blu-ray

2013-06-28

Story by Charles Ken

Upcoming Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert DVD/Blu-ray features an array of metal and rock acts

Freddie Mercury fans will recall that following the Queen frontman’s passing from AIDS in 1991, the band’s three surviving members put together a star-studded tribute event that took place at London’s Wembley Stadium on April 20, 1992. Now, over twenty years later, a deluxe DVD featuring footage from the full show, as well as bonus material and the event’s opening performances will arrive on Sept. 3. The fresh release will be available as a three-DVD set and a standard-definition Blu-ray disc, with both versions offering a remastered soundtrack.

The release, titled “The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition,” features Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass player John Deacon playing alongside a long list of famed musicians. A few of the guest artists the appear on the DVD include Metallica frontman James Hetfield, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi.

The opening performances featured on the DVD include live sets from Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses and Extreme. The collection also features an introduction by May, Taylor and Deacon, a speech by Elizabeth Taylor, photo galleries, footage of Queen rehearsing with Bowie, Lennox and others and more.

“The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition” DVD is available for $29.99, and the Blu-ray is listed at $24.98.




Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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