1. Foo Fighters Beat the Storms, Pummel the People With Hits Down Under: Live Review

    February 25, 2015 12:29 AM EST Major storms have given Brisbane a beating over the last week. The first, Cyclone Marcia, cruised north of the Australian city last Friday, and on Tuesday night, the force of nature that is the Foo Fighters , pounded the town center. The Foos kicked off the Australian run of their Sonic…

  2. 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…

  3. Listen to Michael Jackson & Queen's Unreleased 'There Must Be More To Life Than This'

    September 19, 2014 10:20 AM EDT is a wonderful year indeed if it can bring fans "new" Queen and Michael Jackson music. Okay, the song isn't exactly new. "There Must Be More To Life Than This" was recorded some time around 1982/3 and wasn't released, and then Freddie Mercury  wound up…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift reared its head in the debate following…

  7. Katy Perry Reveals 'Prism' Influences, Adds Stripped-Down Performances at Album Release Event

    October 22, 2013 10:24 PM EDT Katy Perry dished on her new album "Prism," revealed the two people she'd invite to a dinner party and performed a number of new songs at a special album release party with iHeartRadio Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The singer, whose "Prism" came out in stores…

  8. 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…

  9. Sacha Baron Cohen Breaks Free From Freddie Mercury Biopic

    July 23, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Sacha Baron Cohen has decided to relinquish the role of singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic on the Queen frontman. According to  Deadline.com , the "Borat" actor has withdrawn from the project, announced in 2010, due to creative differences. The eccentric funnyman had…

  10. Queen Extravaganza Makes U.S. Debut

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT During the 22 years since Freddie Mercury's death, the Queen camp has carefully and at times creatively perpetuated the group's catalog and legacy. Reissues. A hit theater musical ("We Will Rock You"). Tours with Paul Rodgers and, this summer, with "American Idol"…

  11. Freddie Mercury 'Optical Illusion' to Join Queen Musical

    May 11, 2012 9:41 PM EDT In the wake of Tupac Shakur 's projected appearances at Coachella in April, the return of a number of dead musicians was discussed -- and Queen 's Freddie Mercury is set to be next. According to the BBC , "an optical illusion of sorts" will take the stage at the 10th…

  12. Freddie Mercury Hologram? Queen Shrugs

    April 30, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 'I Don't Want to Appear With a Hologram of My Dear Friend,' Roger Taylor Says. 'It's the Real One or No Hologram for Me' Though every deceased body and their mother have been deemed fair game for "holographic" treatment since Tupac Shakur's…

  13. Drunk Man Sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Cop Car: Watch

    March 29, 2012 9:47 PM EDT A man who wound up in the back of a police car after apparent public inebriation has become an Internet star for his woozy rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody." In the back of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police squad car and captured on camera, the bearded character flails about holding…

  14. Michael Jackson Song Files Stolen by Hackers, Sony Confirms

    March 05, 2012 10:00 AM EST Hackers have stolen more than 50,000 music files from Sony Music, including Michael Jackson 's entire back catalog and a large number of unreleased songs from the late King of Pop. According to British newspaper The Sunday Times, the theft took place in April last year when hackers…

  15. Craig Finn Finds His Solo Voice, Talks 'Friday Night Lights' & The Hold Steady's Future

    January 26, 2012 1:15 PM EST For the first time, you can really hear Craig Finn. On the Hold Steady frontman's first solo album "Clear Heart Full Eyes" (released Jan. 24), he trades rollicking bar-band riffs and beer-soaked scene lore for a touch of twang and subtle narratives ("No one's getting…

  16. Hold Off on Going Ga Ga for a Lady Gaga-Fronted Queen

    October 06, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Speaking to the U.K. tabloid, The Daily Express , guitarist Brian May appears to hint that THE Lady Gaga is on the cusp of joining Queen. While discussing the legendary band's "singer problem" since Freddie Mercury's death in 1991, along with a desire to tour, May told the…

  17. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    September 15, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Queen rocks Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 15 on the tally, following buzz generated by what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Sept. 5. On the band's official YouTube channel, 17 videos ran to commemorate Mercury, with stars like Katy Perry (7-11)…

  18. Jeremih Strips Adele's 'Rumour' Down

    June 20, 2011 9:58 AM EDT Let the man stand up with a drum kit to his right, keys to his left, and a reverb-heavy guitar backing him up, and R&B hitmaker Jeremih has his way with the retro soul of Adele 's "Rumour Has It," in this week's Mashup Mondays. Photos: Jeremih's Mashup Behind-The…

  19. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. The pieces to the Gaye story are in so many…

  20. Queen Signs To Universal, Preps Remastered Albums

    November 08, 2010 2:30 PM EST British band Queen has signed to Universal Music Group after nearly 40 years with EMI, and preparations are under way for the release of remastered versions of Queen's studio albums in 2011. The switch, first reported in May and confirmed today (Nov. 8), is a blow to EMI, which has lost…

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