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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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Watch This Baby Respond To Freddie Mercury

The kid might not know how to even pronounce the word 'Queen' yet but but he can sure handle the syllables that Freddie Mercury throws at him through the TV... They just don't make entertainers like they used to

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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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Angry Birds Celebrates Freddie Mercury with Queen-Themed Tournament

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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Freddie Mercury Biopic Bites the Dust

That much-hyped Freddie Mercury biopic may be over before it's even begun. Now that actor Sacha Baron Cohen has bailed on the project, the film's screenwriter hears its death knell.

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Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Video Gets Release Date

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.

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Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson Demos Almost Ready for Release

Three decades after they were originally recorded, songs that Michael Jackson wrote and demoed with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury are finally close to seeing the light of day.

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Who Will Star in the Freddie Mercury Biopic?

With Sacha Baron Cohen out of the running to portray Freddie Mercury in a movie about the Queen vocalist's life and career, it's time to start trying to figure out who will replace him.

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Freddie Mercury Gorilla Statue Causes Controversy

Copyright concerns have prompted the removal of a gorilla statue painted to look like Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, much to the chagrin of many fans.

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Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Blu-Ray to Include Previously Unavailable Performances

In 1992 the surviving members of Queen invited friends and fellow musicians to pay tribute to the late Freddie Mercury. The concert included performances from over a dozen top rock and pop artists of the day, from David Bowie to Guns N' Roses to Metallica and Def Leppard. Later this summer 34 different performances from that night will be available on 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition' DVD and Blu-Ray.

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