Watch A Remastered Queen Classic In Their Video Series
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In a somewhat surprising revelation, there was a period when Queen doubted the potential success of “Another One Bites the Dust.”
It took quite a persuasion from one of the most influential pop acts globally for the British rockers to recognize the song’s brilliance. A devoted fan of Queen, Michael Jackson, urged them to release “Another One Bites the Dust” as a single. This advice proved exceptionally fruitful since the track dominated the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, holding the No. 1 position for three weeks and remaining in the Top 10 for an additional 15 weeks. The song’s triumph also clinched a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
In 1980, Queen embarked on a worldwide tour, bringing “Another One Bites the Dust” along for the ride. During this period, director Saul Swimmer approached the band with the idea of creating a concert film, ultimately selecting the Montreal Forum in Canada as the filming location for Queen’s 1981 performance.
The resultant film, titled “Queen Rock Montreal,” has seen multiple releases over the years. However, for the first time, it has undergone digital remastering for IMAX presentation, now enhanced with 12-channel surround sound. The exclusive clip from the film, featuring Queen’s performance of “Another One Bites the Dust,” is available for viewing below.
“Queen Rock Montreal” will be showcased in theaters for a limited time from January 18 to 21. Watch the video below.