Producer and engineer Steve Lillywhite has explained why Queen Beatles have nothing to envy when it comes to being the greatest band of all time.
Lillywhite – winner of six Grammy Awards – is famous for her work on ‘The Joshua Tree’ and ‘Achtung Baby’ by U2, ‘Naked’, ‘The Scream’ by Siouxsie and the Banshees, ‘Dirty Work’ by The Rolling Stones, Counting. Crows ‘Hard Candy’ and many more. Appearing on Warren Huart’s Produce Like A Pro podcast, he explained that what makes a band the best of all time is their ability to rock to the biggest audience in the world.
“The Beatles have always been talked about when they talk about the greatest bands in history. But now it’s being argued that the Beatles never did anything that could be played in a stadium. The Beatles didn’t do anything that could be played at a major sporting event,” he says.
He continued: “So, Queen, when you talk about the greatest bands of all time… I wouldn’t say anyone is greater than the Beatles, but there’s an argument at the moment that Queen, because because of their ability to go beyond the stadiums, there is an argument that they are more relevant today than the Beatles”.
The only flaw in the plot is that ex-Beatle Paul McCartney was able to perform the band’s hits like “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be,” “Yesterday” and others during stadium tours. , which worked well with large crowds.
But tracks from Queen’s discography such as “We Are The Champions,” “We Will Rock You” and “Another One Bites The Dust” remain classics in the field of sports.
In other news, Macca recently paid tribute to Michael Parkinson, calling him a “great man” and a “good friend.”
Parkinson appeared on the cover of the Wings album “Band On The Run” as an escaped convict, and was a close friend of McCartney’s. On August 19, McCartney wrote on Twitter about Parkinson: “He was a pleasure to talk to and always fun.” He appeared on the cover of ‘Band on the Run’ as one of the escaped convicts in the title track. He was an expert on many subjects and a great sports fan. I will miss him as a good friend. I send all my love to his family and friends. Well done Michael, you’re a great man.”
McCartney recently announced that he is about to resume his Got Back tour, with new dates in Australia. The new dates will take place from October 18 in Adelaide to November 4 in the Gold Coast.