BUFFALO, NY Monday Apr.11.2005 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Sum 41 is the latest band to cover British rock band Queen.

RollingStone.com reports that the Canadian quartet has recorded a version of the song "Killer Queen" for a forthcoming Queen tribute album being put together by Hollywood Records. "Killer Queen" is from Queen's 1974 album, "Sheer Heart Attack."

Sum 41's Deryck Whibley tells Rolling Stone that when he and his bandmates requested "Killer Queen," they didn't realize how complicated it was to play. Confesses Whibley, "Once we started getting into it, we said, 'Why did we pick this song?' We only had two days, which is funny because it probably took Queen about a week to record it. It's one of the hardest songs."

Drummer Stevo Jocz adds, "There's so many layers of guitars, and the piano part changes every time. But the drum part is easy."

And how did Whibley handle the operatic singing of Freddie Mercury? "I didn't try to sound like Freddie Mercury," Whibley says. "I sang my interpretation of the song."

Sum 41 launches its US tour with Unwritten Law tomorrow, April 12, in Buffalo, New York.

Sum 41/Unwritten Law tour dates:

April
12 - Buffalo, NY - Sphere Entertainment Complex
13 - Philadelphia - Electric Factory
15 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Ampitheater
16 - Columbus, OH - Promowest Pavilion
17 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room/Murat Center
19 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont
21 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Events Center
22 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
26 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
27 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
30 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sunfest

May
01 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
02 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
05 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
17 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
19 - Boston, MA - Avalon Ballroom
20 - Johnson City, NY - Magic City Music Hall
21 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
22 - Richmond, VA - 18th Street Downtown
25 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
26 - Albany, NY - Palace Theater
27 - Burgettstown, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
28 - Agawam, MA - Six Flags New England
31 - Louisville, KY - Jillian's

June
02 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
03 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
04 - Chicago, IL - YMCA Field
05 - Minneapolis, MN - the Quest

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