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2/24/21-George Michael & Queen?

Source: music-news.com Roger Taylor: 'George Michael would not have been a good fit for Queen' Queen star Roger Taylor has shot down long-standing rumors suggesting George Michael turned down the job as the band's new frontman following Freddie Mercury's death, insisting he was never offered the role. The late Careless Whisper singer fronted the group for three songs during the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in London, but the gig […]

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2/3/21-Freddie’s statue!

source: music-news.com Roger Taylor still has his Freddie Mercury statue in his garden. The Queen drummer nabbed the memorial to his late bandmate - who was the frontman of the iconic rock band - for the grounds of his sprawling Guildford pad in Puttenham in Surrey, England, after it was removed from outside the Dominion Theatre at Tottenham Court Road in London, where The Queen musical 'We Will Rock You’ […]

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11/11/20-Brian May: Live Aid

Source: music-news.com Brian May: Queen had no idea how 'epoch-making' Live Aid set would be The guitarist has admitted that when he and his band mates - late front man Freddie Mercury and bassist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor, 71 - got off stage they just thought "that went kind of OK" and never envisaged the dual-venue benefit show at London's Wembley Arena in July 1985, which also featured […]

todayNovember 11, 2020

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2/27/20-Freddie gets a street!

(CNN) — A suburban London street has been renamed in honor of late musician Freddie Mercury. The street, now called Freddie Mercury Close, is located in Feltham, west London, which is where Mercury's family settled after moving from Zanzibar. However, Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, did not grow up on that street. The Bulsara family lived nearby at 22 Gladstone Avenue, which is marked with one of the round blue plaques […]

todayFebruary 27, 2020

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3/12/19-Queen Sequel?

Queen could be planning a sequel to their blockbuster biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," according to a longtime confidant of the band. The movie was a box office and awards season hit, earning more than $875 million worldwide and four Oscars, including a Best Actor gong for Rami Malek, who played Queen's iconic front man Freddie Mercury. Rudi Dolezal, who directed videos for the band, including for their 1985 hit One Vision, […]

todayMarch 12, 2019

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7/8/17-Queen Movie News

Rocker Brian May has stepped back from the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic because he's convinced he's found the right guy to play the late Queen leader. Actor Rami Malek has replaced Sacha Baron Cohen after the British funnyman fell out with May and his bandmate Roger Taylor over their artistic vision for the film, and now for the first time in over a decade, the guitarist is happy to let […]

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9/5/16-Freddie Mercury gets asteroid

(CNN) Freddie Mercury, who would have turned 70 on Monday, has had an asteroid named after him to celebrate the occasion. The Queen front man, who sang the famous words, "I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky," from the song "Don't Stop Me Now," was honored by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center (IAU). The center renamed Asteroid 17473 after him, which was discovered in 1991 -- the […]

todaySeptember 5, 2016

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11/4/14-New Queen Song vs. AIDS

Queen has released the song "Let Me In Your Heart Again," with vocals from the late Freddie Mercury, as part of Coca Cola and (RED)'s campaign to help combat AIDS. The song has been remixed by William Orbit for this release using Mercury's original vocals. Other artists that have lent their music to the "Share the Sound of an AIDS-Free Generation" include Aloe Blacc (Together is out November 10), Wyclef […]

todayNovember 4, 2014

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10/10/14-New Queen Tracks

Three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring late singer Freddie Mercury spearhead an exciting new Queen album, Queen Forever, due November 10th 2014 on the Virgin Records label. The tracks include a long anticipated track from Queen and Michael Jackson, There Must Be More to Life Than This, a previously unfinished Mercury-Queen track Let Me In Your Heart Again originating from the band's The Works album recording sessions, and a scorching […]

todayOctober 10, 2014

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