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Tonight Matthew, I'm Going To Be Freddy Mercury - Ben Whishaw

Remember Stars in Their Eyes? That was good wasn’t it, and while it may have provided an incredibly cheap platform on which to build this story – surrounding Ben Whishaw’s upcoming turn as Freddie Mercury...

Freddie Mercury's Duet With Jacko To Be Released

Freddie Mercury's lost songs could soon be released. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor have confirmed that undiscovered tracks recorded by the frontman - including 1983 collaborations with Michael Jackson - are being finished...

Brian May Teases Possible 'New' Queen Album After New Demos Are Found

Its been more than two decades since the passing of Freddie Mercury, but before his tragic passing, the powerful Queen vocalist may have spent more time in the recording booth than was initially anticipated. In...

Multi-instrumentalist Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor played most of the instruments on his new solo album himself. The legendary 'Radio Ga Ga' hitmaker has made his first solo album in 15 years, and although he is best known as...

Brian May: 'Sacha Baron Cohen's Personality Wasn't Right For Mercury Biopic'

Rocker Brian May has broken his silence about Sacha Baron Cohen's exit from an upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, revealing the surviving members of Queen feared the comedian's presence would distract fans from the flamboyant frontman's...

Ben Whishaw Lands Freddie Mercury Role, Replaces Sacha Baron Cohen

Actor Ben Whishaw has reportedly stepped in to play legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury after the recent departure of Sacha Baron Cohen. The 33 year-old Skyfall actor has landed the role in the upcoming biopic...

Ben Whishaw Set To Star In Freddie Mercury Biopic

James Bond star Ben Whishaw is set to star as Queen's Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic.Ali G star Sacha Baron Cohen had initially been picked to play the flamboyant rock icon, but pulled out...

Brian May Explains Why Sasha Baron Cohen Was Wrong For Freddie Mercury Biopic

The planned biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's life has been in discussion for three years now, with comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen in line to star as the late singer since the very beginning...

Hologram Museum To Open In London

Rock fans will get the chance to perform 'live' with dead heroes including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury and Kurt Cobain when a hologram museum opens in London.Bosses of the Music Hall of Fame...

Sacha Baron Cohen Too 'Distracting' For Mercury Movie

Sacha Baron Cohen was deemed too ''distracting'' to play Freddie Mercury.The 'Borat' star had been due to portray the late Queen frontman in a planned biopic, but recently departed the project and the group's guitarist...

Dominic Cooper For Freddie Mercury Biopic?

Dominic Cooper has been linked to the role of Freddie Mercury in the new biopic. The 35-year-old actor - known for playing Darcy in 'Dead Man Down' - is reportedly being lined up to replace...

Queen: Adam Lambert Is 'One In A Billion'

Queen say Adam Lambert has ''one voice in a billion''.The legendary rock band - featuring original guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor - have been touring with the former 'American Idol' star in replacement...

Freddie Mercury Like A 'Bleating Sheep'

Freddie Mercury sounded like a ''bleating sheep'' when he first started singing.Roger Taylor - who drummed in Queen alongside the late vocalist - admits he and guitarist Brian May had reservations about allowing the flamboyant...

Roger Taylor: 'Freddie Mercury Would Love Queen Musical'

Queen star Roger Taylor has dismissed critics who accuse the makers of West End musical We Will Rock You of sullying the band's history, insisting frontman Freddie Mercury would have adored the show.Taylor and his...

Roger Taylor Suspected Queen Would Quit Touring

Queen rocker Roger Taylor suspected the band's touring days were over five years before Freddie Mercury's death because the singer had grown sick of life on the road.The We Will Rock You himakers played their...

Daniel Radliffe: Fans Will Be 'Startled' By Gay Sex Scene

Daniel Radcliffe thinks his gay sex scene will shock fans.The 'Harry Potter' star is enjoying making the switch to smaller films, but he admitted his role as poet Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill All Your Darlings'...

Roger Taylor Urges Michael Jackson Executors To Speed Up Duets Release

Queen rocker Roger Taylor blames the executors of Michael Jackson's estate for a four-year delay in the release of the Thriller star's secret duets with Freddie Mercury.The existence of several unreleased collaborations between the two...

Daniel Radcliffe A No-go For Freddy Mercury Role, But Why?

Since Sacha Baron-Cohen dropped out of the Freddy Mercury biopic, a few names have been touted for his return.Johnny Depp was even mentioned following his high-profile flop as Tonto in Lone Ranger, and so was...

Daniel Radcliffe: I'm 'Completely Wrong' For Freddie Mercury

Daniel Radcliffe is ''completely wrong'' for the role of Freddie Mercury.The 'Harry Potter' star has denied rumours he will replace Sacha Baron Cohen in a new biopic about the legendary Queen singer, insisting he wouldn't...

Daniel Radcliffe Rumoured Freddie Mercury Replacement After Sacha Baron Cohen Steps Out

Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury: it was almost too perfect. The looks, the singing ability, the eccentricity, the confidence; the planned Queen biopic was bound to be a hit. However, then Baron Cohen shocked...

Sacha Baron Cohen 'Too Funny' For Freddie Mercury Biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen was reportedly dropped from the Freddie Mercury biopic for being too funny.The 'Les Miserables' actor quit the long-planned film about the late Queen frontman earlier this year amid clashes with Mercury's surviving...

Sacha Baron Cohen Was Too Funny To Play Freddie Mercury

Rockers Queen decided against Sacha Baron Cohen playing their late bandmate Freddie Mercury on the big screen over fears the Brit was too funny for the part.The Borat star is said to have fallen out...

Daniel Radcliffe Set For Freddie Mercury Biopic?

Daniel Radcliffe has reportedly been offered the role of Freddie Mercury in a new biopic.'The Dictator' star Sacha Baron Cohen was originally set to play the iconic Queen front man before he quit over creative...

Queen Planning New Album With Freddie Mercury

Queen are planning a new album featuring Freddie Mercury's vocals.The 'We Will Rock You' band's singer died in 1991 but left behind a number of vocal takes - some of which were used for 1995...

Stars Turn Out For Freddie Mercury Benefit Gala

The Who star Roger Daltrey and former Spice Girls singer Melanie Chisholm were among the famous faces who turned out to honour late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury at a charity gig marking his 67th birthday.The...

Katy Perry Models Herself On Freddie

Katy Perry models herself on Freddie Mercury. The 'Roar' singer takes not just her musical stylings from the late Queen frontman, but believes he helped make her a confident woman. She told the UK edition...

Freddie Mercury Film 'Probably Not Going To Happen'

The screenwriter of the much-anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic fears the project will be shelved after Sacha Baron Cohen's decision to walk away from the film.Cohen reportedly fell out with the remaining members of Mercury's band...

Freddie Mercury Biopic Is 'Very Much Alive'

The team behind the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic insist the film is ''very much alive'' despite Sacha Baron Cohen exiting the lead role.Screenwriter Peter Morgan, who penned the script for the film, recently indicated the...

Sean Sasser, Aids Activist And 'Real World: San Francisco' Cast Member, Dies Aged 44

Sean Sasser, who featured in the reality show The Real World: San Francisco, has died aged 44. Sasser was featured on the show owing to his relationship with primary cast member Pedro Zamora. David "Puck"...

A Week In News: Giudice Facing 50 Years, Katy Perry's Prism And Lohan Leaves Rehab

Real Housewife? Turns out has been doing more than washing up, doing lunch and sorting her shoe collection. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and husband Joe have been indicted on 39 counts of...

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