1. 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 ...

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  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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" ...

  9. '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 & ...

  10. Queen + Adam Lambert Playing Four Shows This Summer

    April 09, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Roger Taylor Says Band Will Have Busy Summer... Talks 'Queen Extravaganza' Tour... Reacts to Drunk 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Guy With The Queen Extravaganza hitting the road next month and four concerts of their own with Adam Lambert , ...

  11. Adam Lambert Sets 'Trespassing' Release Date, Announces First Single

    December 15, 2011 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Adam Lambert has set a March 20, 2012 release date for his sophomore album, "Trespassing," on RCA/19 Entertainment. The disc's first single, "Better Than I Know Myself," hits all digital retailers on Tuesday (Dec. 20). For t ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Duran Duran: Still 'Girl' Crazy After All These Years

    November 14, 2011 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "We've definitely gotten a reputation for having beautiful girls in our videos," says Duran Duran bassist John Taylor . Ever since steamy videos for songs like "Girls On Film" and "Rio" captivated early MTV viewers ...

  15. Best Buy To Shutter U.K. Stores; Invests $1.3 billion In Best Buy Mobile

    November 07, 2011 11:42 AM EST U.S. retail giant Best Buy is to close all 11 of its U.K. stores by the end of the calendar year, it has been announced. The big box retailer opened its first British store in Thurrock, Essex in April 2010 (Billboard.biz, Apr. 27, 2010). A further ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Preps Single, Springsteen vs. NJ Governor

    July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kelly Clarkson: New Single in Early September Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited fifth album should hit stores this Fall, but fans won't have to wait much longer for ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Duran Duran Rock Cannes Film Festival for AIDS Awareness

    May 14, 2011 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Cannes Film Festival isn't all about movies. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the focus shifted to music as Duran Duran stole the spotlight for a good cause. The band took time out from touring and promoting their latest album, "A ...

  23. Duran Duran's New Album Released Exclusively Through iTunes

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Thirteen could be Duran Duran's lucky number. The music video pioneers and pop icons, who are one of the few bands to transition from '80s pinups to legitimate, chart-topping artists, have seen success in every decade since their monumen ...

  24. '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 " ...

  25. '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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban Line Up For Nelson Mandela Concert

    June 08, 2009 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban and TLC will headline “The Mandela Day Celebration,” a tribute concert honoring human rights leader Nelson Mandela, on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is organized by 4 ...

  30. Queen, Paul Rodgers Split Up

    May 13, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen will no longer rock you -- at least not with Paul Rodgers. With a summer reunion tour with Bad Company looming, the singer tells Billboard.com that the Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration is, in effect, over, and without animosity. "At thi ...

  31. Duran Duran Teams With Mark Ronson For Concert

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Duran Duran and hot producer Mark Ronson will join forces on July 2 at Paris' La Cigale for a special concert collaboration. Duran Duran and hot producer Mark Ronson will join forces on July 2 at Paris' La Cigale for a special concert coll ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. New Queen/Rodgers Single Salutes AIDS Day

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen + Paul Rodgers have recorded a new single, "Say It's Not True," to commemorate World AIDS Day on Saturday (Dec. 1). Queen + Paul Rodgers have recorded a new single, "Say It's Not True," to commemorate World AIDS D ...

  34. Queen's May Named Chancellor Of U.K. University

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen guitarist Brian May, who just completed a doctorate in astrophysics, was named today (Nov. 19) as the next chancellor to Liverpool John Moores University. Queen guitarist Brian May, who just completed a doctorate in astrophysics, was named tod ...

  35. Rodgers Ready To Rock Ahmet Tribute, Queen CD

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zeppelin's reunion, Paul Rodgers is hoping that fans will remember the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on Dec. 10 in London is indeed supposed to be about the late Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zepp ...

  36. Vintage Queen Concert Refurbished For CD/DVD

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Highlights from Queen's November 1981 stand at the Montreal Forum will be released on CD and DVD this fall. "Queen Rock Montreal" will arrive Oct. 30 via Hollywood as a 2-CD set and the same day in tw Highlights from Queen's Nove ...

  37. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backe Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a sp ...

  38. Queen, Rodgers Nine Songs Into New Album

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Everybody tie your mothers down. Queen + Paul Rodgers plan to rock you again -- perhaps as soon as 2008. Everybody tie your mothers down. Queen + Paul Rodgers plan to rock you again -- perhaps as soon as 2008. Rodgers tells Billboard.com that he ...

  39. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Char ...

  40. Andy Taylor Splits With Duran Duran

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Duran Duran's comeback will continue without the services of Andy Taylor. Duran Duran's comeback will continue without the services of Andy Taylor. The band's founding guitarist has split with the band again, this time ahead of a stri ...

  41. Queen + Paul Rodgers / Oct. 16, 2005 / East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ultimately, the night belonged to Freddie Mercury, who was present in spirit and vision as old concert and newsreel footage danced across the giant screen above the stage throughout the show. I believe it was Dave Grohl who once said the only two me ...

  42. Queen, Rodgers Testing Waters With U.S. Dates

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A successful 32-date European tour now complete, Queen + Paul Rodgers have scheduled two fall U.S. shows, one on each coast. A successful 32-date European tour now complete, Queen + Paul Rodgers have scheduled two fall U.S. shows, one on each coast. ...

  43. Duran Duran Not Giving Up On 'Astronaut'

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite lukewarm sales for highly anticipated reunion album, "Astronaut," the members of Duran Duran aren't about to give up on the Epic disc. Despite lukewarm sales for highly anticipated reunion album, "Astronaut," the mem ...

  44. Queen, Rodgers Nail Down Reunion Tour

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rodgers and Queen are also seeking fan input to generate the set list for the tour, which will be guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor's first since original lead vocalist Freddie Mercury died Queen and Paul Rodgers will begin their spr ...

  45. Artists Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are staging their own benefit shows for or donating to funds for the victims of the recent tsunami in Southern Asia. Along with several large concerts in the planning ...

  46. South Africa To Stage Second 46664 Concert

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A second concert benefiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation's 46664 campaign in the fight against AIDS is set for March 19 at Fancourt in South Africa. The focus of this year's concert will be women and A second concert benefiting the Nels ...

  47. South Africa To Stage Second 46664 Concert

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A second concert benefiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation's 46664 campaign in the fight against AIDS is set for March 19 at Fancourt in South Africa. The focus of this year's concert will be women and A second concert benefiting the Nels ...

  48. Queen Regrouping For 2005 Tour

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen is reforming and is planning a European tour next year with former Bad Company and Free lead singer Paul Rodgers. Queen is reforming and is planning a European tour next year with former Bad Company and Free lead singer Paul Rodgers. "I w ...

  49. Hot Product

    October 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Duran Duran Back In Orbit It may have taken 21 years to get a new album from Duran Duran's original lineup, but it took the five members only 24 hours to decide to get back together. The group's new Epic album, "Astronaut," is th ...

  50. CD/DVD Captures Queen 'On Fire'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hollywood Records will on Nov. 9 unveil the first commercial release of Queen's 1982 concert at London's Milton Keynes Bowl, originally broadcast on British television and MTV. Hollywood Records will on Nov. 9 unveil the first commercial r ...

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