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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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Brian May Discovers Lost Queen Recording

Brian May's 2014 is getting off to a pretty exciting start: Not only has the Queen guitarist been given a clean, cancer-free bill of health, but he's also turned up a long-forgotten recording featuring the band's late frontman, Freddie Mercury.

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Brian May Battles More Medical Woes

All those years of rocking you have started taking their toll on Brian May: Mere months after being laid up with a knee transplant, the Queen guitarist has been sidelined with painful back problems.

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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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Brian May Succeeds In Stopping Badger Cull

Brian May's long-running campaign to stop a cull of badgers has become a success. The British government announced yesterday (Nov. 29) that they have put an end to the practice in Gloucester.

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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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Brian May Speaks on Queen Biopic Problems

Last month we learned that the Queen biopic was in trouble due to Sacha Baron Cohen, who was set to play Freddie Mercury, leaving the project. In a new interview, guitarist Brian May gave his account of why it wasn't meant to be.

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Queen’s Roger Taylor Premieres New Song

Queen drummer Roger Taylor premiered a new song on BBC Radio over the weekend. It's the first track to see the light of day from his upcoming solo album, which was announced almost a year ago.

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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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Indie Rock Icon Says ‘I Just Don’t Like Queen’

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.

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Queen Considering Album of Newly Discovered Recordings

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.

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Roger Daltrey to Headline Queen Benefit Show

Roger Daltrey has always been extremely generous with his time when it comes to charity efforts and organizations, and he's continuing that philanthropic streak this September, when he'll headline Queen's annual AIDS benefit show.

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