Queen have signed a new record deal with Universal Music Group, according to Reuters. The legendary rock-band ditched ex-label, EMI, in favour of the new deal. "We are very excited, after all this time, to be embarking on a new phase of our career – with a new record company, with new ideas and new dreams," said Brian May in a public statement.
Universal Music Group have planned re-releases of Queen's studio albums in 2011 as a 40th anniversary celebration for the band.
Queen aren't the first high profile band to stray away from EMI since its recent change in ownership, EMI have lost a succession of major artists, including Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, and Sir Paul McCartney.
In March 2011, Queen's first five studio albums will be re-released: Queen(1973), Queen II(1974), Sheer Heart Attack(1974), A Night at the Opera(1975) and A Day at the Races(1976).
For fans of the legendary group, embedded in this article is an interview with Brian May, during which he talks about the conception of his famous Red Special.
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