Articles Tagged 'Freddie Mercury'

5th June 1982:  Freddie Mercury (1946 – 1991), lead singer of 70s hard rock quartet Queen, in concert in Milton Keynes.

Freddie Mercury Becomes a Shooting Star on His 70th Birthday

I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky! sang Freddie Mercury in “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and now it’s really true. Fellow band member Brian May announced yesterday (September 5) that an asteroid had been named in honor of the Queen frontman on what would have been his 70th birthday. In a video originally played in […]

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Why Sacha Baron Cohen Dropped Out of Freddie Mercury Biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen was signed on to portray the late Freddie Mercury in a Queen biopic, but in 2013 he dropped out of the project. The surviving Queen members weren’t keen on the actor’s vision. Baron Cohen saw the picture as an R-rated retelling of their story, tapping into the wild side of rock and […]

Freddie Mercury of Queen (Photo: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

10 Things You May Not Know About Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen is one of the strangest, most inspired and least-understood songs in the history of rock. It manages to sound like a serious work of art, a moving lament and a moment of extreme silliness at the same time—which is part of the reason it’s equally loved by young kids and old […]

QUEEN And Adam Lambert Tour –  Perth

Ring in the New Year with Queen Fronted by Adam Lambert

Are you already stressing over how to spend your New Year’s Eve and the best way to kick off 2015? This Anglophile/British hybrid might be the ticket. American singer Adam Lambert, who found fame as a runner-up on American Idol in 2009, will be fronting the iconic British band Queen, who was most notably led […]

Ben Whishaw

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, given that the previous lead actor in the film had been Sacha Baron […]


Queen Wants 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 play one of the most singular – in the sense of being […]

Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson

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 been up for inclusion in the Thriller album, as part of a loose working […]

Princess Diana and Freddie Mercury

Did You Hear The One About Princess Diana In A Gay Bar In Drag?

Here’s a delightful story that emerged over the weekend, which is the only reason we can be reasonably sure it’s not an April Fool’s Day gag. Allow us to introduce you to Cleo Rocos. Cleo was a TV comedienne who worked with the anarchic British TV comic Kenny Everett, and became a close friend of […]

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