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Brian May Looks Back on Freddie Mercury’s Final Days: ‘He Was Completely Focused’

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Brian May remembers what those final recording sessions with Freddie Mercury were like.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Loses Its Director

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Dexter Fletcher has left the project, citing the usual "creative differences."

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Queen’s Brian May Looked to Freddie Mercury For Inspiration During Health Scare

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Brian May says he's often thought of the way Freddie Mercury handled his final illness when dealing with the aftermath of the Queen guitarist's own health scare. Mercury died in 1991 from complications relating to the AIDS virus.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Gets a New Star

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After months of delays, word is now circulating that Dexter Fletcher has been tapped to direct the Freddie Mercury biopic. Perhaps more importantly, Ben Whishaw will play Freddie Mercury, replacing Sacha Baron Cohen, who left over the summer.

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Duets Between Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson Might Get Released

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Hulton Archives / George Rose, Getty Images

In 1983, Freddie Mercury recorded some tracks with Michael Jackson that have remained in Queen's vault. Now, drummer Roger Taylor tells us that he and Brian May have completed them, and the songs will see the light of day, pending approval from Jackson's estate.

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22 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury Dies

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Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen's wildly popular mixture of hard rock, pop, cabaret, glam and opera in the '70s, before becoming one the the AIDS virus' most well-known casualties in the '90s. He died 22 years ago today, just two days after confirming rumors that he had the disease.

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New Museum to Let Visitors to Jam With Freddie Mercury via Hologram

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At some point, everybody has expressed a desire to go back in time and rock out with their favorite musicians. Now, a new museum is on the way to making that dream a reality, at least in one sense of the word.

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Queen’s Roger Taylor: Sacha Baron Cohen Would Have Made Mercury Biopic ‘A Joke’

Sacha Baron Cohen and Freddie Mercury
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Sacha Baron Cohen cited "creative differences" when he departed the developing Freddie Mercury biopic earlier this year, and reports at the time suggested that Mercury's surviving bandmates in Queen were looking to produce a sanitized version of the flamboyant frontman's life story. But according to drummer Roger Taylor, that isn't entirely accurate.

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Top 10 Freddie Mercury Queen Songs

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Keystone/Stringer, Getty Images

Queen are one of the few classic-rock bands in which all four members individually participated in the songwriting process. But none contributed more songs or more hits than singer and pianist Freddie Mercury, whose singular voice and inimitable command of stage and crowd earned him legendary status long before AIDS robbed the world of his talent.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Bites the Dust

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That much-hyped Freddie Mercury biopic may be over before it's even begun. Now that actor Sacha Baron Cohen has bailed on the project, the film's screenwriter hears its death knell.

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