One of the most popular rock bands ever, Queen, wants its music to live on. The surviving members of the British rock group are putting together an official tribute band called Queen Extravaganza. The tribute band will tour America, playing Queen's biggest hits.
To be chosen for the group, musicians are asked to record a video of themselves and post it to the Queen Extravaganza website. In the first round, Queen drummer, Roger Taylor and others chose the videos they liked best. Then in the second round, the public gets to vote.
A young guitar player from Topeka, made it through to round two. Devin Chance started playing guitar when he was 10, and studied the riffs and solos from Queen guitarist, Brian May.
"Like 'Killer Queen,'" he says with a smile on his face. "That is like a guitar orchestra! There's so many guitar tracks going on, but it just sounds so awesome and it all melds together!"
Chance sent in a video of himself playing that song. Now in round two, he's hoping to get enough votes and he a finalist. If that happens, he'll go to Los Angeles and audition in person.
"I really want to hit the road, and see what the world has to offer!"
Queen unofficially disbanded in 1991, after lead singer Freddie Mercury died of AIDS. Bass player John Deacon retired from the group following the release of "No-One But You" in 1997, which he, Taylor and May recorded as a tribute to Mercury. Both May and Taylor recorded and toured with Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers in recent years.