Quote: "For 20-odd years, I had the best seat in the house, watching the best frontman in the world. Do we miss him? Of course. Every day." Queen drummer Roger Taylor still misses the band's charismatic singer Freddie Mercury, who died from an AIDS-related illness in 1991.
Tweet: "Happy Birthday Freddie ! We will be celebrating at 1 Mayfair tonight. And making a ton of money to fight Aids." Brian May remembers his late Queen bandmate Freddie Mercury, who was born on September 5, 1946.
Quote: "Oh my god, I couldn't think of anyone better to play Freddie. I just think it's such superb casting. The thing is, you genuinely can't be too reverent about your heroes, and I don't think for one second he will be." Andy Serkis is delighted funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury in a biopic of the tragic Queen frontman.
Fact: The original members of Queen have been turned into LEGO versions of themselves for the upcoming music video game LEGO Rock Band. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, JOHN DEACON and ROGER TAYLOR join Iggy Pop and David Bowie, whose LEGO likenesses have already been revealed.
Fact: Pop star Katy Perry took inspiration from Freddie Mercury at her fancy dress 24th birthday party on Monday (27Oct08), sporting the late Queen frontman's iconic yellow military jacket and handlebar moustache.
Fact: A line of jewellery inspired by late Queen singer Freddie Mercury and designed by UDI BEHR is to hit stores. The Made In Heaven:The Freddie Mercury Collection will feature gold and silver pendants and rings.
Fact: A documentary about the late Freddie Mercury is to be aired on British network ITV on what would have been the star's 60th birthday. FREDDIE MERCURY: A KIND OF MAGIC will include commentary from the Queen singer's mother JER BULSARA and celebrity fan Robbie Williams when it airs on 5 September (06).