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Queen didn’t really become Queen until they decided to fill their songs with the big operatic sounds, multilayered vocals and awesome guitar lines that made their music one of rock’s most recognizable and defining. There are tiny hints of all this on the band’s 1973 self-titled debut, but it’s their fourth album, 1975’s classic ‘A Night at the Opera,’ that ushered in a period of unbridled creativity that made Queen one of the planet’s most popular groups. By the time they made 1980’s ‘The Game,’ a worldwide No. 1 hit that spawned several hit singles, Queen were selling out stadiums and seemingly unstoppable. They made a soundtrack album for a cheesy sci-fi movie, they made tongue-in-cheek music videos and they experimented with sounds that signaled the early part of the ‘80s. In the mid ‘80s, singer Freddie Mercury contracted AIDS, which would take his life on Nov. 24, 1991.

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Watch Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Interpreted as a Four-Minute Crime Film

Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" has been interpreted as many things over the past 40 years.

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Jim Dyson, Getty Images

Queen Guitarist Brian May ‘Getting Stronger’ After Health Setback

A few weeks after worrying fans with news of a "persistent illness" that was keeping him off the road, Queen guitarist Brian May has issued an encouraging update.

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Jer Bulsara, Freddie Mercury’s Mother, Dies

Brian May broke the news that Jer Bulsara has died at the age of 94.

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Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Queen Are Considering Recording New Music With Adam Lambert

Roger Taylor says it's "quite possible" Queen will record new songs with singer Adam Lambert in the future.

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Hulton Archive / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Rami Malek of ‘Mr. Robot’ Will Play Freddie Mercury in Biopic

The long-awaited biopic of Freddie Mercury has a new star and director.

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Brian May Battling ‘Persistent Illness,’ Cancels Remaining 2016 Plans

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that he is battling a "persistent illness which is destroying my energy and will."

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Ian Tyas, Getty Images

Listen to Queen’s 100 Percent More Rockin’ Version of ‘We Will Rock You’ From ‘BBC Sessions’

Queen's upcoming Queen on Air: The Complete BBC Sessions collects two dozen songs from the band's six sessions recorded for BBC radio in the '70s.

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Adrian Borromeo, Ultimate Classic Rock

Funko Pop Figures: Our Classic Rock Wish List

Here's six classic rock stars we would love to see immortalized with their own Funko Pop Figures.

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You Can Now Experience Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Virtual Reality

Decades ago, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" asked: "Is this the real life?" So, what better soundtrack for a new virtual reality interactive?

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Hollywood Records

‘Queen on Air: The Complete BBC Sessions’ Arriving Later This Year

Queen's BBC sessions have been pulled from the vaults and remastered for a new box scheduled for release later this year.

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