“Love Kills” was written by Freddie Mercury And Giorgio Moroder in the mid 80s for the restoration of the 1927 silent film Metropolis.
The song was not greeted with universal acclaim. ( And that’s putting it rather mildly)
In fact it got a Razzie nomination for “Worst Original Song” in 1985.
I think it has something to do with that funky (not in a good way) disco beat.
But on Monday the two original Queen band members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, together with the phenomenally talented Adam Lambert, kicked off their sold-out summer tour with a mini concert on IHeart Radio. They debuted this gorgeous re-interpretation of “Love Kills.”
Surprise! It’s a good song. It’s got good bones. It has lyrical beauty and power, poignancy and a haunting melody.
Listen. I love it.
Queen and Adam Lambert will rock the United Center in Chicago, Il on Thursday. It is going to be THE concert to see in 2014.
And YES, I have tickets to go see them at The Forum in LA and I cannot wait!