A plaque that until this year few knew existed has gone missing. The marker is believed to represent the the final resting place of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. For over 20 years no one knew where Mercury's ashes were scattered, and now the plaque believed to represent just that spot has seemingly blown away in the wind.
Freddie Mercury was the one who suggested that the artwork for Queen’s tenth album ‘Hot Space’ feature a graphic image of each band member in its own colored square. Bold, vibrant colors were chosen for the cover and as a result dingy record store walls across the land were suddenly beaming with a majestic hue. Recently, the complete workings of that original artwork appeared on eBay and sold for $1,750.00.
We're just as surprised as you are to learn of all the great classic rock artists -- including Queen -- who never won a Grammy Award.
Even in 2013, Queen remains one of the most beloved in the industry, and to be fair, they were nominated in 1976 for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and again in 1980 for 'Another One Bites the Dust' -- they just didn't walk away with a gold gramophone -- which is stupid, but we're not on any kind of Grammys committee, unfortunately.
And we're still pretty convinced the use of their song in 'W
Former 'American Idol' contestant Adam Lambert might come across like a strutting, seasoned performer onstage, but in a new interview he admits that even with all of his bravado, he was nervous when he was approached to perform in Freddie Mercury's place with the legendary British rock group Queen.