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We Will Rock You
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Brian May

Freddie Mercury would’ve been 71 years old today (Tuesday). We all know Queen’s song We Will Rock You. It peaked at number-two on the Billboard Hot 100 and is always played at sports events.  And we love the drums.  Except they are not drums. Whaaaaaaat?

Queen guitarist Brian May wrote "We Will Rock You." He clears up what he says is the biggest misconception about the song.

“People always ask me, ‘How did we do the drums?’ There were no drums on ‘We Will Rock You.’ It’s just us stamping on boards in Wessex Studio and clapping many, many times. This is the days before Prime Time delays and stuff like that. We just put various different tapes delays on different speed machines and worked it all out so that no two delays were the same and no two delays were multiples of each other. I was very into all that. I was a very technical young boy. So we did what now you could do quite easily, but it was all done by hand.”

And now you can impress friends at parties with that little bit of info!

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