Genesis is proud to announce the official limited edition book crafted to celebrate the enduring success of one of the world’s greatest rock bands. Presenting the photographs of Mick Rock, original text by Brian May, Mary Austin and Mick Rock and featuring quotes of the period from Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.
New Beats: ‘This exquisitely produced photo book … containing outtakes, test Polaroids, and other previously seen snapshots that might even surprise die-hard fans who thought they’d seen everything.’
Queen were the rarest of breeds: both genius in the studio and utterly brilliant performing live. A potent, magical mixture that has won them fans the world over. Such is their success, Queen form part of collectors’ so-called ‘Mighty Three’. Along with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, no other bands’ recordings and memorabilia are so highly sought after.
Brian May: ‘Looking back, it is obvious that Mick was a master of his art very early on. His pictures speak louder than words. The images in this book stand up fresh and untarnished by time.’
Killer Queen is a limited edition book of only 2,500 numbered copies worldwide signed by Brian May and Mick Rock.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side. Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than ’The Man Who Shot The 70s.’ He was a photographic poet — a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.
The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind the camera; feeding off of the unique charisma of his subjects electrified and energized him. His intent always intense. His focus always total. A man fascinated with image, he absorbed visual beings through his lens and immersed himself in their art, thus creating some of the most magnificent photographs rock music has ever seen. To know Mick was to love him. He was a mythical creature; the likes of which we shall never experience again.
Let us not mourn the loss, but instead, celebrate the fabulous life and extraordinary career of Michael David Rock. While you do so in your own way, we must ask that the privacy of his nearest and dearest be respected at this time. Therefore, there will be no further comments.
Photo: Nathalie Rock