The Oscars this year was a big night for both Queen and a certain pop superstar whose pseudonym was inspired by the band’s “Radio Ga Ga”: The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and Lady Gaga’s Bradley Cooper-directed triumph A Star Is Born each took home Academy Awards on Sunday. Meanwhile, Queen’s opening performance with Adam Lambert and Gaga’s eye-poppingly steamy duet with Bradley Cooper on Best Original Song winner “Shallow” were among the highlights of the ceremony.
Recent episodes of our podcast, Rolling Stone Music Now, closely examined A Star Is Born — from its long Hollywood history to the new film’s superb soundtrack — and Bohemian Rhapsody, with nods to to the movie’s fantastic recreation of Queen’s Live Aid appearance, along with its factual looseness and goofier moments.
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