Queen's Brian May Denies Donald Trump Usage of Band's Music

June 8, 2016

On Tuesday, after clinching the final round of Republican primaries, Donald Trump walked onstage for his victory speech to Queen's triumphant anthem "We Are the Champions." Queen guitarist Brian May has issued a stern statement denouncing...


Songs on Trial: 10 Landmark Music Copyright Cases

June 8, 2016

Western music is made up of just 12 notes, which yield a practically infinite number of songs. That's the theory, at least. It's only natural that composers mimic what's been successful in the past, but as Robin Thicke and Pharrell learned the...


Freddie Mercury's Lyric-Filled Notebook Heading to Auction

April 20, 2016

Freddie Mercury's notebook from the last three years of his life, featuring nearly 20 songs written for the band's The Miracle and Innuendo, will hit the auction block in the U.K. Bonhams will offer the item as part of an entertainment memorabilia...


Sacha Baron Cohen Talks Leaving the Freddie Mercury Biopic

March 8, 2016

Sacha Baron Cohen told Howard Stern he dropped out of the long-in-the-works Freddie Mercury biopic over disagreements with Queen over how the film would portray the more salacious aspects of the late singer's life. "There are...


Remembering Queen's Last Masterpiece, 'Innuendo'

February 5, 2016

Twenty-five years ago this week, iconic English rock maximalists Queen released one final classic album with their original lineup of Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor. Innuendo fell into fans' laps...


Brian May Denies Sacha Baron Cohen's Queen Biopic Claims

April 10, 2016

Sacha Baron Cohen, who at one point was cast to portray Freddie Mercury in a since-stalled Queen biopic, recently revealed the huge creative differences behind his exit from the project. A month after Cohen told his side of the story,...


Queen's 1975 Christmas Eve Concert Coming to Movie Theaters

February 11, 2016

Queen wrapped up their 1975 A Night at the Opera tour of England with an unforgettable show at London's Hammersmith Odeon that was broadcast live on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test. The recording circulated within the fan community for decades...


Flashback: David Bowie Reunites With Mick Ronson in 1992

February 2, 2016

On April 20th, 1992, about five months after Freddie Mercury passed away due to AIDS-related pneumonia, the surviving members of Queen came together at Wembley Stadium to stage an amazing concert in his honor featuring Elton John, Axl Rose, Slash, Robert...



Queen Post 'Reinterpreted' 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Covers

December 22, 2015

Queen are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their seminal track "Bohemian Rhapsody" with reinterpretations of the song performed by the Trinity Boys Choir and a string quartet comprising students from the Royal Academy of Music. Unsurprisingly,...


The Oral History of the 'Wayne’s World' 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

November 30, 2015

When it was originally released in 1975, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was an oddity: A flamboyant, operatic, tempo-shifting epic that felt like several songs fused together. The band's record company figured the nearly six-minute song was too long for...


Queen's Brian May on 40 Years of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

October 30, 2015

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Queen's monumental prog-opera-pop-metal hit "Bohemian Rhapsody," a tune that topped the charts in the U.K. in 1975 and then nearly repeated the feat in America in 1992 thanks to an especially iconic lip-sync in Wayne's...


Queen, Adam Lambert Turn 'Ghost Town' Into Headbangers Ball

September 17, 2015

Queen and Adam Lambert performed the singer's rising single "Ghost Town" for the first time together in Sao Paulo, Brazil, turning the dance floor harbinger into a heavy hitting arena rocker (via Fuse).  The performance...


Watch Kanye West Cover Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

June 28, 2015

Before Kanye West took the stage Saturday night for his Glastonbury headlining slot, the rapper spent weeks weathering news stories about how nearly 150,000 people signed a petition demanding festival organizers to "cancel Kanye West's headline...


Rare Freddie Mercury Vocals Anchor Hypnotizing New Song

December 1, 2015

Rare Freddie Mercury vocal tracks recorded during the late singer's original Barcelona sessions anchor a stirring new song, "Little Freddie Goes to School," produced by Irish composer Stuart Leathem. Leathem begins "Little Freddie" with a haunting...


Freddie Mercury Biopic Revived With New Screenwriter

November 19, 2015

A biopic about Freddie Mercury has been kicking around Hollywood since 2010, when it was revealed that Sacha Baron Cohen would portray the Queen singer. However, Baron Cohen dropped out of the film in the summer of 2013, and in March 2014, the director...


Brian May Talks Queen's 1975 London Concert Film

October 12, 2015

Christmas will come early for Queen fans this year as the band releases its legendary 1975 festive London Hammersmith Odeon gig as a live album/DVD. The much-bootlegged concert footage – originally broadcast live to an audience of millions...


Watch Foo Fighters Perform With Queen, Zeppelin Members

September 6, 2015

Foo Fighters returned to the United Kingdom Saturday night for the first of three make-up gigs following Dave Grohl's fractured leg. The frontman offered amends for the delay to the Milton Keynes Bowl crowd by inviting Queen's Roger Taylor...


Queen Debut Official App Featuring Quizzes, Band History

May 28, 2015

Queen have launched a new app, Queen: Play the Game, that allows fans to win various prizes through quizzes and puzzles while exploring the band's history through archival images and re-sampled sounds from their extensive catalog of music. Developed...



Hear Queen's Remix of Epic Unreleased Ballad

November 3, 2014

Queen have released a new mix of "Let Me In Your Heart Again," featuring a dynamic vocal performance from the late Freddie Mercury, as part of an AIDS awareness campaign launched by Coca-Cola and (RED). The synth-heavy remix, overseen by producer...


Hear Snippets of Three Unreleased Queen Songs

October 9, 2014

Queen have released a trailer for their upcoming compilation of love songs, Queen Forever, which includes three previously unreleased tracks, all featuring frontman Freddie Mercury. The clip spotlights the group's duet with Michael Jackson, "There Must...