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David Arnold Wants Queen For Bond Theme

David Arnold wants Queen to perform the next James Bond theme.The composer - who has penned the soundtracks for the iconic spy's last five cinematic outings - thinks the veteran rockers could produce a "bombastic"...

Michael Jackson Tour Footage To Sell For Millions

A previously unseen Michael Jackson documentary could make more than £4 million when it goes up for auction later this month. The backstage footage from the King of Pop's 1992/1993 'Dangerous World Tour' was recorded...

Freddie Mercury And Michael Jackson Songs Set For Release

Tracks featuring late legends Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson could be released next year (12), according to rocker Brian May.The Thriller hitmaker worked with Mercury in the 1980s on a number of secret songs, which...

Freddie Mercury Honoured At Asian Awards

Late pop icon Freddie Mercury was posthumously honoured with a special prize at the Asian Awards on Tuesday (18Oct11).The star's family, as well as his Queen bandmate Brian May, collected the Founders Award in recognition...

Queen Named Bmi Icons

Queen were awarded the Icon trophy at last night's BMI Awards. The 'We Will Rock You' group were honoured with the prize in recognition of their success in America by Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) -...

Brian May Launches Queen Book

Brian May launched new book '40 years of Queen' in London last night (03.10.11).The guitarist with the 'We Are the Champions' group joined fans and friends of the band to release the new book at...

May Joins Melanie Chisholm For Charity Queen Tribute

Former Spice Girls singer Melanie Chisholm channelled her inner Freddie Mercury on Tuesday night (13Sep11) when she teamed up with Queen rocker Brian May to perform two of the band's classic hits.Chisholm and the veteran...

Katy Perry Records Tribute To Freddie Mercury

Katy Perry has filmed a video tribute for Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday today (05.09.11).The 'Firework' hitmaker - who has previously called the deceased Queen frontman her "biggest influence" - sang 'Happy Birthday' to the star...

Brian May Pays Tribute To Mercury On His 65th Birthday

Rocker Brian May has paid a touching tribute to his late Queen bandmate Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 65th birthday.The rock legend, who died in 1991 from Aids-related pneumonia, would have turned...

Katy Perry Channels Freddie Mercury For Charity Day

Katy Perry has dressed up as her idol Freddie Mercury to raise money for the late star's charity.Fans of Mercury are expected to don replicas of the Queen star's flamboyant stage outfits alongside his bandmates...

Silent Classic Metropolis To Return -- With Rock Score

The independent film company Kino Lorber, which last year released a restored version of Sergei Eisenstein's classic silent film Battleship Potemkin is now planning both a theatrical re-release and a DVD/Blu-ray release of another classic,...

Queen Members To Dress As Freddie Mercury

Surviving members of Queen are set to dress as Freddie Mercury in tribute to the late frontman. Guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and friends and family of the singer will don fake black moustaches...

Paul Rodgers To Tour With Queen Again?

Paul Rodgers may tour with Queen again. The former Free and Bad Company vocalist joined Brian May and Roger Taylor to tour as Queen + Rodger Taylor between 2005 and 2009, and while they have...

Sacha Baron Cohen Is Perfect Choice To Play Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen is the perfect choice to play Freddie Mercury onscreen, according to Brian May. Although the Queen guitarist is apprehensive about a biopic of the band's legendary lead singer - who died from...

Baron Cohen Pushed Brian May Into Mercury Film

Queen rocker Brian May only decided to green-light a movie portraying his late bandmate Freddie Mercury after Sacha Baron Cohen spent years "pushing" the guitarist to agree.Last year (10) it was announced the Borat star...

Freddie Mercury Penned Rhapsody On Phone Book

Freddie Mercury wrote Queen's most famous hit 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on the back of a phone book.The band's drummer, Roger Taylor, said he knew the first time he ever heard the operatic pop track - which...

Axl Rose Tops Greatest Frontman Poll

Axl Rose has been voted the greatest lead singer of all time.The Guns N' Roses frontman topped the survey carried out by website Musicradar.com, beating off competition from the likes of late Queen star Freddie...

Axl Rose Named Best Frontman Ever

Rocker AXL ROSE has been voted the best frontman of all time, ahead of stars including FREDDIE MERCURY and JOHN LENNON.The Guns N' Roses singer gained the most votes to take the top spot in...

Katy Perry To Keep Outrageous Style

Katy Perry will not be toning down her outrageous dress sense in 2011. The 'Firework' singer is renowned for her crazy sense of style - wearing items as diverse as blue and purple wigs, dresses...

Sacha Baron Cohen Set For Torrente Remake

Sacha Baron Cohen is set to star in a remake of 'Torrente'.The 'Borat' funnyman is in talks to take on the lead role in the Hollywood version of the Spanish comedy action franchise, which were...

Mercury Misses Out On Moustache Honour

FREDDIE MERCURY and JIMI HENDRIX's famous facial hair has been beaten to the top of a poll to find the most recognisable moustache - by artist SALVADOR DALI.The surrealist painter received 24 per cent of...

Cohen To Champion Mercury In Biopic

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN has signed a deal to rock cinema audiences as QUEEN legend FREDDIE MERCURY.The outrageous Bruno star is to portray one of rock's most flamboyant characters in a film about the...

Zandra Rhodes Wants Gaga

Zandra Rhodes would love to dress Lady Gaga.The British designer - who famously designed clothes for Britain's late Princess Diana and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury - wants the challenge of working with the 'Bad Romance'...

Mercury's Longtime Lover Dies

The longtime lover of late QUEEN star FREDDIE MERCURY has died, aged 60.The musician began dating Irish hairdresser Jim Hutton in the early 1980s and their relationship continued until the star's death from bronchial pneumonia...

Top Gay Icon Elton John

Sir Elton John is the top male gay icon of all time.The legendary pop star - who married his long-term lover David Furnish in a civil partnership ceremony in 2005 - has been declared the...

Brian May's Lego Hair Demands

Brian May demanded his hair was modelled perfectly for his 'Lego Rock Band' likeness. The Queen guitarist has been immortalised, along with the rest of his group, in the game as a Lego character, but...

May Devastated By Leaked Jackson & Mercury Tracks

BRIAN MAY is furious after "music thieves" exploited MICHAEL JACKSON's death by releasing previously unheard tracks by the King Of Pop and QUEEN's late frontman FREDDIE MERCURY on the Internet.Jackson, who passed away last week...

Jackson & Mercury's Secret Tracks

A series of recordings MICHAEL JACKSON made with FREDDIE MERCURY have remained undiscovered for more than 20 years, according to the QUEEN frontman's bandmate BRIAN MAY.The King Of Pop, who passed away on Thursday (25Jun09),...

Mika: 'Stop Comparing Me To Queen'

Pop sensation MIKA hopes critics will stop comparing him to British music legends QUEEN - because he doesn't want to be associated with FREDDIE MERCURY's dress sense. The GRACE KELLY star, who yesterday (26MAR07) dubbed...

Cowell Slams UK Chart Star Mika

Acerbic AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL has slammed new UK pop sensation MIKA - after he told the hotly-tipped star "not to bother" with a career in music. The singer, born MIKA PENNIMAN, has been...

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