1. Adam Lambert and James Corden Have a Sing-Off Battle to Lead Queen: Watch

    February 03, 2017 4:15 AM EST Freddie Mercury will never be forgotten. Many have filled-in over the years, though no one will ever truly replace the flamboyant, iconic frontman of Queen . Apparently James Corden wasn’t paying attention. Queen has just announced a summer tour of North America with American Idol alum Adam…

  2. Queen's Brian May Cancels Rest of 2016 Tour Dates Over 'Persistent Illness'

    October 24, 2016 11:07 AM EDT Fans hoping to catch Queen guitarist Brian May perform live this year will have to halt their plans for now. May has axed the rest of his 2016 concerts, citing an unnamed medical condition. “I managed to complete the recent Queen and Adam Lambert dates in Asia but I have been increasingly…

  3. 'More Than Words' at 25: Nuno Bettencourt Recalls Battle to Release Extreme's No. 1 Hit

    September 21, 2016 8:00 AM EDT Listen to exclusive song performance from "Pornograffitti Live 25" CD/DVD, coming in October. It's been 25 years since acoustic monster ballad “More Than Words” turned Extreme into a household name with its iconic black-and-white video prominently featuring singer Gary Cherone…

  4. Brian Justin Crum Heads Into 'America's Got Talent' Finale With Support From Adam Lambert & Queen

    September 13, 2016 8:44 PM EDT America's Got Talent hopeful Brian Justin Crum shares just a little bit more in common with American Idol  alum Adam Lambert besides powerhouse vocals. They're childhood friends with the same vocal training.   " I actually grew up with Adam," he tells Billboard . "We…

  5. Asteroid Named After Queen's Freddie Mercury on His 70th Birthday

    September 05, 2016 12:12 PM EDT Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter's orbit has been named after the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday. May says the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre has designated an asteroid discovered in…

  6. Elton John, One Direction Among Most Charitable U.K. Musicians: Report

    April 19, 2016 4:30 AM EDT Elton John has another No. 1: he’s topped a list of the most generous celebrities in the U.K.  The "Rocket Man" handed out £26.8 million ($38 million) to charitable causes in 2015, according to the  "Sunday Times Giving List,"  with much of that goodwill benefiting Aids…

  7. Brian May on Turning His Horror Love Into a Feature Film & Queen's 2016 Plans

    September 24, 2015 7:55 PM EDT For the past few years, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights has been another creative outlet for musicians, with Slash , Black Sabbath and Rob Zombie among those who’ve seen their music used as the soundtrack and inspiration for horror mazes. This year, Queen guitarist Brian May is the…

  8. Queen's Brian May on Adam Lambert: 'He Can Sing Higher Than Freddie'

    December 22, 2014 3:06 AM EST Adam Lambert always maintained that in his role as touring frontman for Queen , he wasn't emulating the late Freddie Mercury . But when it comes to vocal skills, the American Idol season-eight star can more than hold his own, said Queen guitarist Brian May in a recent interview, noting…

  9. Brian May Warns of Asteroid Strikes, Joins Danger Mouse and Others in Call to Action

    December 05, 2014 10:43 AM EST Noted astrophysicist and rock guitarist Brian May has joined a group of astronomers, scientists and other artists to raise awareness about the threat of asteroids on our planet, warning at a news conference this week that Earth is headed for destruction if global action isn't taken. …

  10. Prince Charles, Paul McCartney and Lily Allen Toast PRS For Music's Centennial

    November 26, 2014 9:00 AM EST Late last week, their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at their official London residence, Clarence House, to celebrate 100 years of U.K. collection society  PRS for Music .  Sir Paul McCartney , Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber , Ray Davies ,…

  11. Watch Lady Gaga Join Adam Lambert & Queen Onstage for 'Another One Bites the Dust'

    August 28, 2014 3:38 AM EDT Lady Gaga joined Adam Lambert and Queen , the band that inspired her stage name, for a rocking rendition of the classic hit, "Another One Bites The Dust," onstage in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday. She joined the group decked out in a giant afro wig. Following her surprise…

  12. William Orbit Working on Queen Project

    August 05, 2014 4:08 AM EDT For his next project, William Orbit is working with musical royalty -- Queen.   Though the British producer is keeping mum on details, the recording project is expected to involve an album with previously unheard tracks featuring the vocals of late frontman Freddie Mercury.  Orbit, who…

  13. Queen to Release New Album, Unreleased Freddie Mercury Songs

    May 26, 2014 1:18 PM EDT In an interview Friday with BBC Wales , Queen guitarist Brian May revealed the iconic rock band would be releasing a new collection of music later this year that will include previously unreleased songs sung by Freddie Mercury. “We found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us…

  14. Queen & Adam Lambert Announce Australia Tour

    May 21, 2014 4:31 AM EDT Queen and Adam Lambert will hit Australia for an arena trek this August and September. The tour will visit the country's four biggest cities, and it'll mark the band’s first in Australia since 1985. Promoter Paul Dainty said of the upcoming run, “Since I have started promoting and…

  15. Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Summer Tour

    March 06, 2014 11:28 AM EST As expected, Queen and Adam Lambert have announced a North American summer tour that will take the legendary rock band and the young-gun singer on a 19-date trek starting June 19 in Chicago. Joining Lambert will be original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. After the Windy…

  16. Queen's Brian May Undergoing Tests for Possible Cancer

    December 31, 2013 1:29 PM EST The guitarist was admitted after experiencing severe back pain Queen guitarist Brian May is undergoing tests that could reveal whether or not he has cancer. In a post on the musician's website, it was revealed that May is taking part in a myriad of different tests, including "blood…

  17. Fun. to Perform With Queen at iHeartRadio Music Festival (Updated)

    September 19, 2013 12:17 PM EDT UPDATED: Billboard has learned that Ruess' entire band, Fun., will be performing with Queen. Queen will team up with another powerhouse singer at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend. Nate Ruess of Fun. is set to take the stage with the legendary British rock group at the MGM…

  18. Duets Featuring Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury to Be Released

    July 29, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Three duets starring pop legends Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will be released later this year, exactly three decades after they were recorded in Jackson's home studio in Encino, California. Queen guitarist Brian May is working with longtime band mate Roger Taylor and producer…

  19. Brian May Launches '40 Years of Queen' Ebook

    December 14, 2012 12:35 PM EST Brian May , legendary guitarist for rock band Queen , astrophysicist and astronomy book author, rolled up Friday to launch an ebook version of '40 Years of Queen' designed specifically for the ipad. May personally took an intimate media gathering through the interactive ebook at an…

  20. Spice Girls, Jessie J Rehearse for Olympics Closing Ceremony

    August 10, 2012 9:30 AM EDT The Spice Girls, Jessie J, Annie Lennox and Tinie Tempah are among the latest British acts reportedly tipped to sing for their tickets at the closing night ceremony of the London 2012 Games. The media and social networks have been abuzz with speculation and fresh names are popping up to join…

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