Philip Edney Music artist

Philip 'Spike' Edney (born 11 December 1951 in Portsmouth) is an English musician who, since early 1970s, has performed with a number of bands, most notably, Queen, where his participation, starting in 1984, has been so extensive that some writers have described him as the "fifth member of Queen". In the earlier phase of his career, during mid-1970s, he recorded and toured with The Tymes and Ben E. King, playing keyboards, bass, guitar and trombone, subsequently, in the late 1970s, he was musical director for Edwin Starr and, during early 1980s, worked with Duran Duran, the Boomtown Rats, Dexys Midnight Runners, Bucks Fizz, Haircut One Hundred and the Rolling Stones. Spike Edney's collaboration with Queen included mostly keyboards (his main instrument), plus rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Accompanying the band on its tours since 1984, he was an obvious choice for Roger Taylor's side-project The Cross as well as for Brian May's Band when they toured in 1993 and 1998. He can be seeing playing piano and later guitar (during the track "Hammer To Fall"), dressed in a pink top, onstage with Queen on their Queen Live At Wembley 86 DVD.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 11th, 1951
United Kingdom

Musical acts

1.The Cross Hard rock, Dance-rock, Dance music, Pop rock, Rock music

The Cross was a side project of Queen's Roger Taylor that existed from 1987 to 1993 and released three albums. Although the drummer in Queen, Taylor fronted The Cross as rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist. On its debut release, the classic rock band incorporated dance influences which they dropped on their remaining two albums. The band never enjoyed much commercial success, but continues to retain some interest among avid fans of Queen.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Clayton Moss

2.Queen + Paul Rodgers Rock music, Hard rock, Blues rock

Queen + Paul Rodgers were a collaboration between Queen and Paul Rodgers formerly of Bad Company, Free, The Firm and The Law. Guitarist May had previously performed with Rodgers on several occasions, including a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. It was made clear that Rodgers would not be replacing Queen's former lead singer, Freddie Mercury, who died on 24 November 1991. He would simply be "featured with" former Queen members. Former Queen bass guitarist John Deacon declined to participate in the collaboration due to his retirement in 1997. The group's three principal members May, Taylor and Rodgers were supplemented on tour by Queen's former touring keyboard player Spike Edney, rhythm guitarist Jamie Moses, and bass guitarist Danny Miranda who had previously worked with Blue Öyster Cult. Throughout their career the band completed two world tours, issued the first studio album for Queen in nearly 15 years entitled The Cosmos Rocks, and released two live DVDs and a live album. Rodgers announced in May 2009 that the 'Queen + Paul Rodgers' collaboration had come to an end, saying "it was never meant to be a permanent arrangement".

Movie performances

1. Queen at Wembley (1990)

Documentary, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Gavin Taylor

Queen at Wembley is a video recorded at the Original Wembley Stadium, England on Saturday 12 July 1986 during Queen's Magic Tour. It was first released in December 1990 as an edited VHS, then as an audio CD in 1992, followed by a DVD release as Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium to coincide with the CD rerelease in 2003. The DVD has gone five times platinum in the United States, four times platinum in the United Kingdom, and achieved multi platinum status around the world. On 5 September 2011, the 25th Anniversary Edition of the concert was released as a standard 2-DVD set and a deluxe 2-DVD and 2-CD set. Eagle Rock Entertainment announced that the 25th Anniversary Edition would be released in the USA and Canada on 12 March 2013.


Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Super Live in Japan
2006 Him/Herself
Simon Lupton
Rudi Dolezal
Hannes Rossacher
Toru Uehara


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