QUEEN V is a lasting New York City mainstay, and no one – from the kids at the dark, damp underground bars and clubs in Brooklyn to the suits at the largest venues in Manhattan – can deny that fact. Surrounding the hype of upcoming performances at Bowery Electric and as part of CBGB Festival at The Canal Room, QUEEN V has released a brand new, U.S. veteran-focused, WWII-themed music video for her track 'Right Or Wrong'. Who better to exclusively release it with than New York City's largest alternative newsweekly, The Village Voice. Watch the video via The Village Voice at this link.
Even with the period setting and wartime actors, the 'Right Or Wrong' video isn't just all smoke and mirrors. Everything in this video is as real and raw as the 'Right Or Wrong' lyrics themselves. The video was filmed at VFW Post 3460 in Media, PA with several vets on hand as extras and as consultants for historical accuracy.
"Commander Knapp and others of the VFW Post 3460 were more than helpful with the video," states QUEEN V. "There were 80 / 90 year old vets who were helping design the uniforms of our lead and supporting actors. They even opened their museum cases and used original medals, patches and belts for authenticity. It was amazing to see the pride and honor in the soldiers faces as they were giving us direction while they clearly were, in their minds, transported back in their memories."
QUEEN V adds, "The brooch that William gives to me in the house scene, and that I am wearing in the USO scene, was actually a gift from my father to my mother, and a constant reminder of the ties that bind."
For the past several years, QUEEN V has been an advocate for veterans issues and a supporter of IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, www.iava.org). The daughter of a Korean War veteran, V has supported veterans in various ways, like raising awareness at her concerts, where veterans are often granted complimentary admission, creating fundraising opportunities for IAVA, such as the "Rock For Vets" concert, attending IAVA's annual Galas in New York and Los Angeles, and more.
While you're online watching the new video, take a click over to GuitarWorld.com, where they are giving away a special "QUEEN V Prize Pack" to one lucky winner! The prize pack includes The Decade of Queen V CD, a QUEEN V logo tote bag, t-shirt, bottle opener, signed poster and more. Enter here.
QUEEN V will perform at two locations in New York City in October. See directly below for a listing of current tour dates.
10/2 - New York, NY @ Bowery Electric (Additional performances by Dizzy Reed of Guns N' Roses)
10/10 - New York, NY @ The Canal Room – Part of CBGB Festival, featuring special guests Izzy Zay & the Inmates
One can say QUEEN V is more man you can ever be and more woman than you can ever get. A global icon in the making, QUEEN V already holds court as the reigning rock regent of NYC. With a decade under her belt as the quintessential Lady of Manhattan's Lower East Side, QUEEN V has developed an obsessed fan base that stretches far beyond the concrete jungle.
QUEEN V released her latest album, The Decade of Queen V on June 25, 2013 via Royal Noise Records. Filled with one blistering hard rocker after another, featuring the tough yet soulful, passionate and empowered vocals of QUEEN V, backed by an army of guitar slingers (including herself), The Decade of Queen V encompasses her recorded output from 2005 to 2013.
The Decade of Queen V opens with "Revolution Baby" (2009) where Queen V snarls "if you think you own me, go to hell," complete with a Led Zeppelin-styled blues-harp by Jon Paris, and ends with "Wasted" (2009), an anthem-for-the-ages co-written by Motörhead's Lemmy who shares vocal duties with V. Other highlights on the album include the brand new "Cry Your Eyes Out," the gutsy "My Machine (2009), which features a burning lead guitar solo by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and the deeply moving "Right Or Wrong" (2005). The 11 tracks on The Decade Of Queen V show that V is not only a fierce rock n' roll siren, but also a nuanced and varied songwriter, able to traverse a diverse range of emotions.
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QUEEN V Official Website: http://www.queenv.com/web/
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