3 October 2011 – is published. A new, fresh and insightful book on Queen, an account of Peter’s life and times with the band for over 12 years as Freddie Mercury and John Deacon’s roadie and head of Queen crew.

“𝐈‘𝐦 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝. 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭, 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐞, 𝐏𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞. 𝐎𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞, 𝐢𝐭‘𝐬 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭‘𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 – 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭‘𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠!“
– 𝐑𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐨𝐫

Peter Hince describes his book:

‘Queen Unseen’ is a unique account of the many exciting years as a young man I spent on tour, in the recording studio, on video shoots and day to day life at home with one of the world’s biggest and best ever rock bands.

It is an insightful, enlightening and mostly humorous account for anybody who has ever wondered what working for Queen, or indeed most rock bands of that era really entailed….. the highs and the lows. It is not a chronological history or definitive biography of the band, but a personal story of what it was like to spend your youth travelling the world and living the rock and roll lifestyle – to the full!

There is plenty of sex and drugs and rock and roll – as everybody knows that’s what happened….

I make observations and comments about all the fantastic places we visited and played, and what it was like living, at times, a crazy and surreal existence.

The book covers all the areas that were relevant in Queen’s working life, during my time as Queen’s longest serving roadie and head of their crew. There is lots of new material and surprises for Queen fans and it is a book to interest anybody who likes stories of rock and roll life in the 1970s & 1980s.

Mine is a truly unique book on Queen – no journalist or author could have written it – they were not there. I was, and I remember it all like it was yesterday…..

Just Wonderful memories.

Despite his refusal to dish the dirt, Peter’s book is full of love and honesty that reveals an essence about the unarguably enigmatic Freddie Mercury – who Hince clearly deeply admired and cared about as a personal friend as well as a famous rock star – you still learn new and fascinating information about the greatest of all time!

If Roger Taylor approves then we approve! It’s actually a wonderful book! In my top five reads! 💛

All pictures were taken by Peter Hince

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