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CBS to re-mix Queen classic

Freddie Mercury, legendary front man for the band

Freddie Mercury, legendary front man for the band Queen, composed many of Queen's top hits including "Killer Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions." He died Nov. 24, 1991 at the age of 41 from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.

Sometimes it’s best to just quote Super Bowl news releases verbatim, allowing them to speak for their wacky selves, rather than trying to think of something clever to say about them.

For example, one from CBS about, well, this:

"CBS Sports, home of Super Bowl XLVII, Queens and Helmut VonLichten have teamed to re-mix the iconic rock classic “We Will Rock You” with “The NFL on CBS” theme music to create a new anthem that will be featured in the opening main tease and throughout the network’s game coverage of Super Bowl XLVII.

“VonLichten and Brian May of Queen collaborated to create “We Will Rock You VonLichten’’ an epic orchestral mash-up of Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "The NFL on CBS'' theme music, “Posthumus Zone.”

“I grew up playing air guitar to ‘We Will Rock You’ and pretending to throw the winning long-bomb pass on Super Bowl Sunday,” VonLichten said. “Now I'm opening Super Bowl XLVII with Queen. Can life get any better?"
 

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