It's forty years next year since Queen started. Apparently this calls for "a year-long celebration" which seems a bit rich, given that the actual Queen has been going for 60 years and is quite happy with just a weekend to celebrate.
And who would be equal to the task of arranging the revels for this grand occasion? Step forward, HMV and Island Records:
Island Records and HMV are partnering to invite fans to nominate their all-time favourite lyric by the iconic rock-band.This exciting development is difficult to imagine. If only HMV had a spokesperson who could explain it all... hang on...
HMV's Gennaro Castaldo comments: "We're thrilled that Queen are set to join other iconic artists in HMV's 'my inspiration' campaign, but rather than ask the remaining members of the band which song lyric has most inspired them, we felt it would be appropriate in this special anniversary year to flip the question and ask their fans which Queen lyric they would choose. Some of the most memorable and anthemic lines in rock and pop history have come from Queen, so it will be fascinating to see what the public goes for as its favourite Queen lyric of all time."I hope, with all my heart, that the winning line is "This kettle is boiling over/I think I'm a banana tree". We can only hope.