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Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson Duets: Autumn To See Megastars Combine

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th July 2013

Despite allegedly falling out over a Llama (just read on), duets between Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be made public for the first time this August. The pair recorded three tracks, and, with...

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Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury's Unheard Duets To Be Released Later This Year

By Joe Wilde | 30th July 2013

One may have been dead for over two decades an the other for just short of half a decade, but Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson still have unfinished business with the charts as previously never-before...

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Michael Jackson And Freddie Mercury Duets Get Release Date

29th July 2013

Secret duets by late pop icons Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be released later this year (13).In 2009 it emerged that the former Queen frontman had recorded several songs with the Thriller hitmaker...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Booted Off Unnamed Freddie Mercury Biopic Due To Disagreements With Queen

By Victoria Pavlova | 24th July 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen has been rumored to play Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic for a while now, but unfortunately, the plans have fallen through. While the movie appears to be something of a pet...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Steps Out Of Freddie Mercury Biopic: Who'll Play The Queen Frontman Now?

By Lauren James | 23rd July 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen AKA Ali G AKA Borat AKA... you get it, was an example of a truly fitting casting decision when it was announced he'd be playing Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Leaves Freddie Mercury Biopic

23rd July 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen has left the planned biopic of Freddie Mercury.The 'Bruno' actor reportedly exited the project due to creative differences over the direction and focus of the film with the remaining members of Queen,...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Exits Freddie Mercury Biopic - Report

23rd July 2013

British actor Sacha Baron Cohen has pulled out of a new Freddie Mercury biopic, according to a U.S. report.The funnyman was set to play the late Queen frontman in the film - and even took...

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Katy Perry Hasn't Thought About Fashion Line Yet

12th July 2013

Katy Perry won't be launching a fashion line any time soon.The 'California Gurls' singer - who launches her third scent, Killer Queen, in August - insists she is focusing on her music career and her...

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Brian May Backs Freddie Mercury's Charity In Gorilla Dispute

11th July 2013

Rocker Brian May has attempted to smooth over a dispute regarding a gorilla sculpture resembling late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury by explaining the reasons why the artwork prompted a complaint from the singer's charity.A statue...

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Adam Lambert Lands Glee Role

11th July 2013

Adam Lambert has landed a role on 'Glee'. The former 'American Idol' runner-up will appear in the fifth season of the hit musical show this autumn in an as-yet unspecified role.'Glee' creator and producer Ryan...

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Brian May To Look Into Freddie Mercury Gorilla Dispute

10th July 2013

Queen star Brian May is planning to personally investigate the reasons behind the removal of a gorilla sculpture painted to resemble the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury following a copyright dispute.The statue, named Freddie 'Radio...

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Freddie Mercury Gorilla Sculpture Removed After Copyright Complaint

8th July 2013

A gorilla sculpture painted to resemble tragic rocker Freddie Mercury has been removed from display in the U.K. amid allegations of copyright infringement.Organisers of art group Go Go Gorillas were forced to take down the...

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Psy Inspired By Freddie Mercury

10th June 2013

PSY wanted to be Freddie Mercury while growing up.The 'Gangnam Style' hitmaker found himself mesmerised with Queen's live performance at London's Wembley Stadium in 1986 and admits he would watch it on loop when a...

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Freddie Mercury Documentary Leads Rose D'or Awards

31st May 2013

A documentary charting the life of late superstar Freddie Mercury has taken one of the top prizes at the international Rose d'Or Tv awards.The British Tv film, titled Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, focused on...

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Freddie Mercury Muses Over The Queen Anniversary He Didn't Live To See In Lost Interview

29th May 2013

A lost interview with Freddie Mercury, in which the late rock icon salutes the Rolling Stones on their 20th anniversary, has been unearthed for the new Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl.The singer, who...

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Queen Voted Top Band To Spend 15 Minutes With

2nd April 2013

Queen have been voted the top band the UK would most want to spend 15 minutes with.The 'We Are The Champions' rockers topped a survey conducted by Virgin Media, who today (02.04.13) announced the launch...

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Princess Diana's Crazy Night Out With Freddie Mercury Revealed In New Book

By Joe Wilde | 2nd April 2013

Does everyone remember that time when Princess Diana dressed up in drag so she could accompany Freddie Mercury, Kenny Everett and Cleo Rocos to a London gay nightclub? No we'd never heard the story either...

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Freddie Mercury 'Dressed Princess Diana As Man For Gay Bar Visit'

1st April 2013

Freddie Mercury once dressed Princess Diana as a man and smuggled her into a gay bar, it has been claimed. The late Queen rocker and comedian Kenny Everett reportedly gave the British royal - who...

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Cleo Rocos Retells The Brilliant Story Of How She, Freddie Mercury And Kenny Everett Snuck Princess Diana Into A Gay Bar Without Her Being Recognised Once

By Joe Wilde | 1st April 2013

This may be one of the finer stories I have had to write in by time at Contact Music, the story of how the late Princess Diana snuck into a London gay club without being...

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Freddie Mercury's Confidante Addresses Ashes Speculation

31st March 2013

Freddie Mercury's longtime confidante is adamant she will never confirm the star's final resting place after quashing rumours suggesting his ashes were interred at a London cemetery.The Queen frontman's loyal friend and former lover Mary...

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Blake Lively In Talks For Freddie Mercury Film

25th March 2013

Blake Lively is being lined up to star in the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic.The 'Gossip Girl' actress is expected to play the iconic Queen singer's former girlfriend Mary Austin opposite 'Borat' star Sacha Baron Cohen,...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Taking Singing Lessons For Freddie Mercury Role

24th March 2013

British actor Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly taking singing lessons to perfect his vocals for his role as Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic.The funnyman, who previously showed off his singing in movie musicals Sweeney...

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Actor James Floyd Interested In Playing Young Freddie Mercury Again

21st March 2013

Anglo-Indian actor James Floyd is keen to reprise his portrayal of Queen rocker Freddie Mercury for Sacha Baron-Cohen's much-anticipated biopic.The young star played the tragic singer, who died in 1991, in British Tv movie The...

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Tom Hooper To Direct Freddie Mercury Film?

15th March 2013

Tom Hooper may direct the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic.The Oscar-winning filmmaker is reportedly being eyed by Sony Pictures and GK Films to oversee the long-planned film about the iconic Queen singer and could reunite with...

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Queen Given Music Heritage Award

6th March 2013

Queen were given the PRS For Music Heritage Award yesterday (05.03.12).The 'We Will Rock You' hitmakers - originally made up of Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and the late Freddie Mercury - were honoured...

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Freddie Mercury's Burial Plaque Vanishes From Cemetary

5th March 2013

Freddie Mercury's burial plaque has gone missing.The recently discovered dedication which is believe to be placed at the site where the late Queen legend's ashes were scattered by ex-girlfriend Mary Austin has mysteriously vanished from...

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Freddie Mercury Cemetery Plaque Disappears

5th March 2013

A recently discovered London cemetery plaque bearing Freddie Mercury's name has mysteriously disappeared, sparking new interest in the Queen legend's final resting place.The bronze plaque inscribed with Mercury's real name, Farrokh Bulsara, and signed by...

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Freddie Mercury Cemetery Plaque Sparks Speculation

25th February 2013

The discovery of a London cemetery plaque bearing Freddie Mercury's name has renewed speculation over the location of the singing legend's final resting place.The Queen star died of Aids in 1991 at the age of...

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Freddie Mercury's Final Resting Place Discovered?

25th February 2013

Freddie Mercury's final resting place may have been discovered.A plaque seemingly dedicated to the late Queen singer - who died from complications caused by AIDS in 1991, aged 45 - has been found in Kensal...

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Former Drag Queen Buys Freddie Mercury's Car

28th January 2013

A Ukrainian showman, who once represented the Ukraine at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, has snapped up Freddie Mercury's Rolls-Royce at auction.Andrey Danilko, who performed as drag queen Verka Serduchka, paid over $118,000 (£74,600) for...

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