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Zanzibar Relies on Freddie Mercury Tourism, While Condemning His Lifestyle

Zanzibar has built a cottage industry out of the late Freddie Mercury, in direct contrast to its stance against homosexuality.

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Queen Surprise Fans with First-Ever Live Performance of Freddie Mercury’s ‘Love Kills’

Queen took the stage in Southern California on June 16, delivering a warmup show to 400 fortunate fans that included the first-ever live performance of the Freddie Mercury solo track 'Love Kills.'

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Watch Sebastian Bach Be Transformed Into Queen’s Freddie Mercury

Sebastian Bach sang 'We Are the Champions' on ABC's 'Sing Your Face Off.'

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Loses Its Director

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

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

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

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

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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Dominic Cooper Circling Lead in Freddie Mercury Biopic

Earlier this summer, Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out of the long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic due to disagreements with the remaining Queen band members over the content and tone of the film, but now it looks like his replacement may have been found. 'Captain America' star Dominic Cooper is rumored as the latest actor looking to step into Mercury's unitard.

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

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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Could Daniel Radcliffe Save the Freddie Mercury Biopic? [UPDATE]

Following Sacha Baron Cohen's departure from the lead role in the Freddie Mercury biopic, the film's writer Peter Morgan was unconvinced the project would ever happen, but perhaps it can survive after all with a bit of magic. According to a report, Daniel Radcliffe is the next in line for the gig.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Likely Dead, Thanks to Sacha Baron Cohen

The Freddie Mercury biopic is one of those recent projects trapped in development hell. Though funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen of 'Borat' fame was attached to the lead role for some time, he has since dropped out, leaving the project to its likely demise, according to the film's writer.

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