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.
The surviving members of Queen were joined by two pop stars during their performance at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas yesterday. Adam Lambert and the frontman for fun. played two classic Queen songs with the band.
No matter how much you love music, nobody's a fan of every artist, and just about every music fan grew up being rubbed the wrong way by at least one popular act. For former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, that list includes Queen.
It's possible that a new Queen album with vocals by Freddie Mercury could be coming out in the near future. Over the weekend, guitarist Brian May said that the band discovered some new previously unreleased material in its archives.
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.
Last year, Rovio paid tribute to Freddie Mercury by creating a video featuring one of their Angry Birds characters as the Queen frontman as part of the annual "Freddie for a Day" celebration. Now, they have taken their love for him one step further and integrated him into this week's installment of Angry Birds Friends.
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