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.
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.
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.
Back in June it was announced that the tribute concert held in 1992 in memory of Freddie Mercury would soon be released on DVD and Blu-ray in a remastered and expanded package. Now it has been revealed that ‘The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition’ will be available on Sept. 3, two days before what would have been the Queen frontman's 67th birthday.
After playing London's West End for more than a decade and selling 15 million tickets worldwide, 'We Will Rock You' -- the "rock theatrical" produced in conjunction with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor -- will finally tour North America for the first time.
There really isn't much in the way of unreleased material in the Queen archives at this point, but fans hoping for an expanded edition of the band's 'Live at the Bowl' album and concert film are in for a treat.
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