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11.13.2012

CBS SPORTS WILL ROCK YOU - NEW SPORTS ANTHEM CREATED WITH QUEEN AND HELMUT VONLICHTEN CELEBRATES CBS SPORTS’ SUPER BOWL SEASON

           CBS Sports, home of Super Bowl XLVII, Queen and Helmut VonLichten have teamed to re-mix the iconic rock classic “We Will Rock You” with THE NFL ON CBS’s theme music to create a new anthem celebrating the Network’s 2012-13 Super Bowl season.

        VonLichten and Brian May of Queen collaborated to create “We Will Rock You VonLichten,” an epic orchestral mash-up of Queen's "We Will Rock You" and THE NFL ON CBS’s theme music, “Posthumus Zone.”   

        "Creating the track with Brian was easy,” said VonLitchten.  “‘We Will Rock You’ is the perfect painting.  I simply re-framed it a bit." 

        “It truly is beyond words,” said Pete Radovich, Jr., Creative Director, CBS Sports.  “We feel incredibly fortunate to be involved in this first-ever remix of the greatest sports rock anthem of all time.”

        The new track features symphonic elements that add a forceful and dramatic accompaniment to one of rock music's most iconic songs. 

          VonLichten has had a long-standing relationship with CBS, writing themes for such programs as "Cold Case," THE NFL TODAY and the U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS.  In 2010, VonLichten collaborated with Jay-Z for the opening tease of CBS’s Super Bowl XLIV coverage with a monumental mash-up, “Run This Town – Posthumus Zone.”

        The new anthem began running recently on the Network and will continue through the 2012-13 NFL ON CBS season.  The digital track is available today via iTunes – Smart Link: http://smarturl.it/qvliTuness1.

        Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as Executive Producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.  Pete Radovich, Jr. is Creative Director, CBS Sports.

 

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CBS Sports Contacts: Jen Sabatelle            212-975-4120             jsabatelle@cbs.com

                                 Robin Brendle           212-975-1533             rlbrendle@cbs.com

                                 Jerry Caraccioli         212-975-7466             gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Press:

Jennifer Sabatelle
212-975-4120
jsabatelle@cbs.com

Robin Brendle
212-975-1533
rlbrendle@cbs.com

Jerry Caraccioli
212-975-7466
gwcaraccioli@cbs.com