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

    February 03, 2017 4:15 AM EST 0 0 7 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 ...

  2. Remembering George Michael: Lisa Stansfield Shares Memories of Singing With Him at Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

    January 06, 2017 9:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The first time that I properly met George was when we sang together at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness [at Wembley Stadium in London in 1992]. We’d had the same manager, and I’d said hello to him, but we’d never really sat dow ...

  3. George Michael, Freddie Mercury & Elton John: How They Ruled the '80s British Pop Empire

    January 06, 2017 8:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The Live Aid concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, was, among other things, a time capsule of British pop at its imperial peak. It fell during a heady era when the entire bill could be British (or, in the case of U2 and Bob Geldof , ...

  4. Jer Bulsara, Freddie Mercury's Mother, Dies at 94

    November 20, 2016 9:52 PM EST 0 0 4 Her death comes just about 25 years after the passing of her son, the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie Mercury’s mother, Jer Bulsara, passed away on Nov. 13 at the age of 94. Kashmira Cooke, Mercury’s sister, confirmed the news of her moth ...

  5. 'Mr. Robot' Star Rami Malek to Play Queen's Freddie Mercury in Biopic

    November 04, 2016 7:20 PM EDT Mr. Robot  star Rami Malek will portray rock star Freddie Mercury in the long-in-the-works biopic of the band Queen that will be directed by  X-Men  director Bryan Singer. Singer made the announcement on Instagram. Fox and New Regency are behind th ...

  6. 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 Centr ...

  7. Why Donald Trump Should Have Gotten Song Permission from The Rolling Stones (But Not Queen)

    July 26, 2016 1:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Republican National Convention this year in Cleveland ended as it started — with complaints over supposedly unauthorized use of music. Both "Happy Together" by The Turtles and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The ...

  8. Live Aid Turns 30: U2, Madonna, Led Zeppelin Reunion & More Highlights

    July 13, 2015 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s hard to believe 30 years have passed since Live Aid. The monumental charity concert, which raised funds for famine relief in Africa, featured a laundry list of '80s artists that now reads like a music fan’s dream concert. The event was hel ...

  9. Watch Freddie Mercury Laugh at Kanye West's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' In a Parody Clip

    June 30, 2015 4:15 AM EDT 2.344 k 223 59 Whether he butchered it or it was fair game, Kanye West would have done well to stay away from tackling Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody" when gave a headline performance at last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival.  West isn’t celebrated fo ...

  10. Queen to Toast 'Bohemian Rhapsody' with Beer Brand

    June 24, 2015 4:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen has come up with something else to rock you.  The British hitmakers will launch their own brand of beer as a way to toast the 40th anniversary of "Bohemian Rhapsody". The aptly-named Queen Bohemian Lager is described as a "golde ...

  11. 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 kic ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 rele ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

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

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 2.098 k 197 2 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 rea ...

  17. 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, wh ...

  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 lo ...

  19. Sacha Baron Cohen Breaks Free From Freddie Mercury Biopic

    July 23, 2013 5:24 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

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  22. Chart Moves: Christina Perri Logs Another 'Thousand Years' On Hot 100 With Help From 'Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt. 2'

    November 23, 2012 9:00 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna scores her 12th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Diamonds." What other acts shine bright on the Hot 100 and other singles charts? -- Christina Perri: As parent album "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: ...

  23. Queen Extravaganza Makes U.S. Debut

    June 01, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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" ...

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

    March 29, 2012 9:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, t ...

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

    March 05, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  28. Michael Jackson's Unreleased Tracks Among 50,000 Songs Stolen From Sony By Hackers

    March 05, 2012 6:58 AM EST Hackers have reportedly 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, th ...

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

    January 26, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 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 sub ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart on Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday

    September 15, 2011 5:33 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 commemor ...

  32. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    September 15, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 commemorat ...

  33. Jeremih Strips Adele's 'Rumour' Down

    June 20, 2011 9:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Monday ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. '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 " ...

  38. '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 ...

  39. BACKBEAT: Universal Celebrates Freddie Mercury's Birthday

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With Universal Music widely expected to acquire rights to the Queen catalog outside North America from early 2011, it’s perhaps not a total surprise that Universal Music Group International staffers in London got into the spirit of “Freddie For A ...

  40. Chart Beat Wednesday: Ke$ha, Phil Collins, Phoenix

    June 09, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 ADDICTED TO 'LOVE': Ke$ha becomes the fifth female artist since the beginning of 2000, and the third in the last two years, to earn at least two No. 1s from a debut album on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Your Lov ...

  41. 'American Idol' Recap: Idols Take on Billboard No. 1s

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wooo! Billboard No. 1s is the theme this week! The "AI" behind-the-scenes people have been running around our offices this week -- alas, no Miley Cyrus sightings, though. Let's get to it. Oh wait, let's get to it after 10 minutes ...

  42. Queen Considering 'Idol's' Lambert As Frontman

    May 23, 2009 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert's performance with rock band Queen on the finale of the TV singing contest this week has the British band thinking about a new front man. "Amongst all that furor, there wasn't really a ...

  43. Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite At New York Benefit

    April 05, 2009 2:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 The David Lynch Foundation's Transcendental Meditation benefit on Saturday (April 4) in New York became a Beatles reunion of sorts as Ringo Starr joined Paul McCartney on stage for the show's three-song finale. The pair's stint onstag ...

  44. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for h ...

  45. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of natural causes. He is 63. Hatfield is discovered in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he and partner Bill M 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-h ...

  46. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in Atlanta. Carey wins top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as hot R&a 2006 - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the ...

  47. Queen Makes Date For 'The Cosmos Rocks'

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct. 28 U.S. release date for "The Cosmos Rocks," the band's first new album since 1995 and its first since Rodgers stepped in for the late Freddie Mercury in 2004. Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct ...

  48. Queen/Rodgers Return For Fall Tour, Album

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of its new as-yet-untitled studio album, scheduled for release in Britain on Sept. 1 via EMI. As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-mo ...

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