1. 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 guita ...

  2. 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 destr ...

  3. 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 , ...

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

    August 28, 2014 3:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 gian ...

  5. 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 ...

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

    May 26, 2014 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  7. Queen & Adam Lambert Announce Australia Tour

    May 21, 2014 4:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 upcomin ...

  8. Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Summer Tour

    March 06, 2014 11:28 AM EST 1.038 k 207 15 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 Br ...

  9. Queen's 'Greatest Hits' Becomes First Album to Sell Six Million in U.K.

    February 10, 2014 6:34 PM EST Queen's "Greatest Hits," which is already the biggest selling album of all time in the U.K., now becomes the first album to have sold more than six million copies in that country. According to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company ...

  10. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly

    January 04, 2014 5:31 PM EST The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dead at 74 There is perhaps no greater measure of the legendary Everly Brothers& ...

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

    December 31, 2013 1:29 PM EST 0 0 0 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 myria ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 lo ...

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

    December 14, 2012 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ga ...

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  16. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

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

    August 10, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 specula ...

  18. Elton John, Pete Townshend, Simon Cowell, Others Call on British Prime Minister, Google to Act Against Music Piracy

    July 25, 2012 7:40 AM EDT Elton John, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend and Simon Cowell were among 11 prominent music figures who signed a letter addressed to British Prime Minister David Cameron asking Google and other search engines, Internet service providers, and online ad ...

  19. Vintage Trouble's Overseas Strategy Pays Off With 'Bomb Shelter'

    May 15, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's an exciting time in the life of the soul/rock band Vintage Trouble . Their new disc, "The Bomb Shelter Sessions," was released in the U.S. on April 24, and they are about to hit the road for tours with the Cranberries and Lenny K ...

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

    May 11, 2012 9:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  21. Freddie Mercury Hologram? Queen Shrugs

    April 30, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 '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" ...

  22. 'American Idol' Recap: Not a Lotta Love for Eliminated Elise Testone

    April 27, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 After weeks in the bottom three, the votes finally fell against the favor of "American Idol" contestant Elise Testone. The rocker, known for her raspy renditions of Led Zeppelin 's "Whole Lotta Love" and Billy Joel 's & ...

  23. British Rapper/Tabloid Fixture Dappy Hits No. 2 on U.K. Singles Chart

    March 10, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In his native United Kingdom, rapper Dappy ( @thedappy ) has attracted as many negative headlines as positive ones. A regular fixture in British tabloid newspapers, the outspoken artist, a founding member of Island Records pop group N-Dubz, is no st ...

  24. Emeli Sande, Gotye Return To the Top of the U.K. Charts

    March 05, 2012 9:22 AM EST Scottish breakthrough artist Emeli Sandé returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with her debut album "Our Version of Events" (Virgin/EMI). Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Universal Island) s ...

  25. Emeli Sande, Gotye Top U.K. Charts

    March 05, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Meat Loaf's 'Hell' Debuts at No. 5; The Monkees' 'Daydream Believer' Makes Reentry Scottish breakthrough artist Emeli Sandé returned to the top of the U.K. album chart Sunday (March 4) with her debut album "Our Ver ...

  26. Paul McCartney, Elton John Set for Royal Tribute

    February 07, 2012 5:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Some of the world's biggest pop stars will perform in front of Buckingham Palace on June 4 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, palace officials said Tuesday. The lineup will include former Beatle Paul McCartney , singers Elt ...

  27. Queen + Adam Lambert? Roger Taylor Talks Possible Live Dates

    December 06, 2011 10:40 PM EST 0 0 0 While Queen drummer Roger Taylor is at the finish line in creating a band-authorized Queen tribute band, he and his bandmates have begun discussions with Adam Lambert to front Queen in concert. The former "American Idol" star sang with Tay ...

  28. Updated: Queen Talking With Adam Lambert For Additional Concerts

    December 06, 2011 6:27 PM EST While Queen drummer Roger Taylor is at the finish line in creating a band-authorized Queen tribute band, he and his bandmates have begun discussions with Adam Lambert to front Queen in concert. The former "American Idol" star sang with T ...

  29. U2, Adele, Coldplay Top UK's Q Award Winners

    October 24, 2011 9:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 LONDON -- Rock icons U2 have something new to brag about - winning Q Magazine's Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years award. The annual music awards by Britain's best-selling music monthly took place Monday in London and the Irish quartet was ...

  30. Paul Rodgers 'Would Be Open' to Reunion With Queen

    October 20, 2011 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Rodgers says he's heard the rumors about him reuniting with Queen for a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But that's as far as it's gone, he says. "No one's actually approached me yet," Rodgers, wh ...

  31. Queen Getting 'Global Icon' Nod at MTV Europe Awards

    October 19, 2011 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Queen will be honored with the Global Icon Award at the 2011 MTV European Music Awards. Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor will also take to the stage for a special performance. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queen's formation in ...

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

    October 06, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 199 ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted, Lady Gaga's Prosthetic VMA Surprise

    August 31, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted 19 Years Later "Sex," Madonna 's 1992 graphic picture book, is the most sought-after out-of-print book in the U ...

  34. Lady Gaga Opens 2011 VMAs With 'You & I' in Drag: Watch

    August 28, 2011 9:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga may be the Mother Monster, but she still bows down to the Queen. PHOTOS: VMAs RED CARPET 2011 Kicking off tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga brought her drag king alter-ego Jo Calderone to the show for rock-focused rendition of ne ...

  35. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. Th ...

  36. Queen Signs To Universal, Preps Remastered Albums

    November 08, 2010 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  37. Queen Signs To Universal In Another Blow To EMI

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM 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 tod ...

  38. 'Borat' Star to Play Freddie Mercury in Movie

    September 17, 2010 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play flamboyant rocker Freddie Mercury in a dramatic feature focusing on his glory days as the frontman of Queen . The untitled film is being written by Peter Morgan, the British scribe behind " ...

  39. 'Borat' Star To Play Freddie Mercury In Movie

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play flamboyant rocker Freddie Mercury in a dramatic feature focusing on his glory days as the frontman of Queen. The untitled film is being written by Peter Morgan, the British scribe behind &quo ...

  40. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "proba ...

  41. Queen Version of 'Guitar Hero' Coming

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed to a Swedish news site that there will be a Queen-branded version of "Guitar Hero" coming out next year. Queen has been quite prolific on the videogame front. It’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is featured on bo ...

  42. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter direc ...

  43. Billboard Bits: John Mellencamp, Elvis, Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters and More

    February 19, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. They definitely won't call him Senator Cougar, but the push for John Mellencamp to seek the Democratic nomination to replace the retiring Evan Bayh i ...

  44. Leona Lewis Tops U.K. Charts With 'Echo'

    November 23, 2009 11:09 AM EST 0 0 0 Former "The X Factor" winner Leona Lewis scored a No. 1 debut on the U.K. album chart Sunday (Nov. 22) with her second album "Echo," while the show's 2009 finalists debuted atop the singles chart with a charity cover of Mich ...

  45. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub&# ...

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