Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Lands Slot In QUEEN's Smash-Hit Musical 'We Will Rock You'

April 5, 2004

Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH and current MEAT LOAF guitarist Paul Crook has been chosen by QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor as the (Seat 1) guitar player for their lavish rock musical "We Will Rock You". The show, playing to sell-out crowds since it opened in London in May 2002 and featuring many of QUEEN's greatest hits opens in Sin City at Paris Las Vegas in September.

"For a guitar player, it doesn’t get much better than this gig," says Paul. "And being a huge QUEEN fan, the opportunity to play QUEEN songs and Brian May's solos every day in a Las Vegas production is surreal and incredibly exciting." Paul continues, "Being selected by Brian and Roger is truly an honor and I am committed to representing the music of QUEEN and the legendary talent of Brian at the highest standards that they deserve."

Brian May, having announced the Las Vegas band line-up on his website (,calls Paul "…hugely fluid and juicy as a player (hope those are suitable epithets!) very tasteful and very modest as a person."

With rehearsals for "We Will Rock You" not set to begin for a few months, Paul will take a much-needed break after being on the road for the past year with MEAT LOAF, who just completed his "Last World Tour". Shows in Australia, including performances accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, were recorded and will be released on DVD and CD later this year.

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