Tag Archives: Queen

WATCH: How To Stop An Argument With Queen And Technology

Political journalism is a terribly serious business. There is no scope, in the middle of an angry row about, say, Prime Minister’s Question Time, for any form of levity, in case it looks as though you are mocking the very ...

It’s True! Ben Whishaw IS Playing Freddie Mercury

About six weeks ago, we ran a story claiming that Queen’s Roger Taylor had set his heart on getting Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury in the biopic of his band’s lead singer. At the time, it seemed like a fanciful idea, ...

Queen Want Ben Whishaw To Play Freddie Mercury

Hands up who thought the Freddie Mercury movie was doomed from the moment Sacha Baron Cohen walked out? And for those of you with your hands up, how many of you assumed he was the only performer with the precise skillset required to ...

Teach Yourself Physics, With ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Songs that can be rewritten in order to express some of the latest research in physics are few and far between. One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ would probably struggle to match, in scansion as well as tone, ...

The Story Of Those Freddie Mercury And Michael Jackson Demos

Unless that noise is my monitor  on the fritz, the internet has been abuzz with rumors of an official, finished release for three songs that Michael Jackson worked on with Freddie Mercury of Queen, in the early 1980s. They would have ...

We Aren’t The Champions: Sacha Baron Cohen Won’t Play Freddie Mercury

It always seemed like a perfect moment of casting, to have Sacha Baron Cohen – a performer with no visible sense of shame or self-consciousness, and the ability to rock a fine moustache – to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury – ...

Five British Music Stars That Should Be Knighted

There are few things less attractive than whining, especially from people who are doing pretty well for themselves. It’s ungrateful, it’s bratty and it never, ever arrives with the same righteous fury that it had when ...

Six Iconic Instruments That Built British Rock

Note: these aren’t British instruments. In fact there aren’t many, if any, musical instruments that could be said to have definitely had their sole origin in the British Isles, although bagpipes come close.

10 Great British Bands Get Shredded

Let’s not spoil this with too much talk. Suffice to say there are 10 videos here, featuring some of the greatest musicans that Britain has produced. Only, they don’t really sound all that magnificent here.

The Queen Goes 3D

It’s a British Christmas tradition to sit down in front of the television and watch the Queen deliver her Christmas speech at 3pm. This year … it’s going to be in 3D.