Queen have been cited as a major influence on the „neo-classical metal” genre by Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen.Metallica recorded a cover version of „Stone Cold Crazy”, which first appeared on the Rubáiyát: Elektra’s 40th Anniversary album in 1990, and won their first Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1991. In the early 1970s, Queen helped spur the heavy metal genre’s evolution by discarding much of its blues influence;the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in addition, they fused the music genre with a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed.In 2002, Queen’s „Bohemian Rhapsody” was voted „the UK’s favourite hit of all time” in a poll conducted by the Guinness World Records British Hit Singles Book, and in 2004 the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Acclaimed for their stadium rock, in 2005 an industry poll ranked Queen’s performance at Live Aid in 1985 as the best live act in history.In 2007, they were also voted the greatest British band in history by BBC Radio 2 listeners.
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