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Fascinating Fact 540

21st November 2005

The piano used by THE DARKNESS on new song ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN is the same instrument played by FREDDIE MERCURY on QUEEN's hit 1975 song BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY....

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Osbourne's Bottom Baring Shocker At Hall Of Fame Induction

17th November 2005

BLACK SABBATH frontman OZZY OSBOURNE stole the show as his band was inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame last night (16NOV05), by baring his bottom on stage. The PARANOID hitmaker wowed the...

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The Things They Say 591

14th November 2005

"Watching Baker work is incredible. When I think about it, I get shivers and get weepy." THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS was overjoyed to be working with legendary rock producer ROY THOMAS BAKER, the man...

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Mccracken Slams Way

11th November 2005

THE USED rocker BERT McCRACKEN refuses to discuss the breakdown of his relationship with MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE star GERARD WAY, because he is too angry to put his feelings into words. McCracken famously joined...

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Quo The Musical?

1st November 2005

Veteran English rockers STATUS QUO are set to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN and ROD STEWART, by producing their own stage musical. FRANCIS ROSSI and RICK PARFITT - currently celebrating a 40-year career...

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Fascinating Fact 413

25th October 2005

The white piano rockers QUEEN use onstage for their reunion shows is the same one late singer FREDDIE MERCURY used to play live....

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Foo Fighters Duet With Queen

17th October 2005

FOO FIGHTERS teamed up with veteran British act QUEEN in a surprise collaboration at a New Jersey gig on Friday (14OCT05). Fans of the BEST OF YOU hitmakers were treated to a rare duet...

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Mercury's Rolls-royce Up For Sale

13th October 2005

FREDDIE MERCURY's vintage Rolls-Royce has been put up for sale on internet auction site eBay - 14 years after the QUEEN frontman died. The WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS star's sister KASH decided to sell...

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Franz Ferdinand Bow Before Queen

10th October 2005

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have revealed the surprising inspiration behind their new album - eighties glam rockers QUEEN. The band recently released YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER, a quick follow up to...

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Robbie Williams: The Musical?

10th October 2005

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS is planning a musical based on his own life. The former boyband star is convinced the show will be a hit and emulate the success of similar musicals about...

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Sex Pistol Confesses: 'I've Always Hated Punk'

4th October 2005

Former SEX PISTOLS guitarist STEVE JONES has shocked the music world by confessing he hates punk, insisting he would rather listen to QUEEN instead. The ANARCHY IN THE UK star admits his punk peers...

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Queen Are The Champions

29th September 2005

QUEEN hit WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS has been named the best song of all time by a worldwide poll of 70,000 people. BRITNEY SPEARS' TOXIC came in second, with BILLIE JEAN by MICHAEL JACKSON...

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Lennon Lyrics Fail To Sell

29th September 2005

JOHN LENNON's handwritten THE BEATLES lyrics have failed to sell at auction, despite being tipped to fetch $360,000 (GBP200,000). The I'M ONLY SLEEPING verses, written on the back of a telephone bill, went under...

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Richards Destroys His Knighthood Chances

27th September 2005

Hellraiser KEITH RICHARDS has ended his chances of receiving a knighthood like bandmate SIR MICK JAGGER, after declaring he "could kill" British royal PRINCE PHILIP. The ROLLING STONES guitarist was unimpressed when frontman Jagger...

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Geldof And Sex Pistols To Be Honoured On Walk Of Fame

14th September 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF and the SEX PISTOLS are among several new names to be added to a list of stars to be honoured at London's new Walk Of Fame. The Avenue Of The Stars...

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Iron Maiden Inducted Into Hollywood Rock Walk

11th August 2005

IRON MAIDEN has been honoured with the ultimate rock accolade - they are to be inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk Of Fame. The British metal legends, who have enjoyed a resurgence of interest since...

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Queen Top Poll To Find The Greatest Gig

25th July 2005

QUEEN's legendary performance at Live Aid in 1985 has topped a poll of the greatest gigs of all time - attracting 80 per cent of all votes cast. The BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY rockers managed to...

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Queen To Honour London Rescue Workers

13th July 2005

British rockers QUEEN are handing out free tickets to their rescheduled London concert to emergency workers who were plunged into action in the aftermath of Thursday's (07JUL05) terrorist attacks in the city. Singer PAUL...

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Taylor Congratulates Williams On Live 8 Triumph

12th July 2005

QUEEN drummer ROGER TAYLOR has praised ROBBIE WILLIAMS for giving the best performance of the day at the London leg of Live 8 earlier this month (JUL05). Taylor also gave Williams the ultimate compliment,...

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Led Zeppelin Voted Best 'Fantasy' Supergroup Of All Time

11th July 2005

All four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted as the ideal supergroup in a British poll to find the fantasy band - which ended up with the real band being nominated the dream rock...

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Rodgers Accepted By Mercury's Mother

8th July 2005

Former FREE singer PAUL RODGERS finally felt comfortable about replacing FREDDIE MERCURY as QUEEN's frontman when he shared a magical moment with the late singer's mother. The 55-year-old rocker was deeply moved when he...

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London Shows Shelved In Aftermath Of Terrorist Attacks

8th July 2005

Stars including EWAN McGREGOR, VAL KILMER, DAVID SCHWIMMER, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE PRODIGY and SUM 41 have all called off performances in London tonight (07JUL05), following a series of terrorist attacks in the...

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Bombings Force Rem To Postpone Their Return To Live 8 Site

8th July 2005

LATEST: Rockers REM have rescheduled their Hyde Park show in London at the weekend (09JUL05) to allow police to revamp security in the wake of bomb attacks on the British capital. The group will...

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'Devastated' Queen Cancel Gigs After Terror Attacks

8th July 2005

QUEEN rockers have postponed their London concerts on Friday (08JUL05) after expressing their devastation at seeing the terrorist attacks in the British capital. London was in chaos this morning (07JUL05) after four bombs exploded...

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Ub40 Jump On Musical Bandwagon

5th July 2005

The songs of UB40 are set to be immortalised on stage when a musical based on the group's hit tunes opens next year (06). The RED RED WINE band have given permission for 12...

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Queen Most Successful Act In UK Chart History

5th July 2005

Rock legends QUEEN have beaten ELVIS PRESLEY and THE BEATLES to be named the most successful music act in UK album chart history. The Guinness World Records have released shocking figures, which prove Queen...

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Idol Star Maroulis To Record Bohemian Rhapsody For Tribute Cd

4th July 2005

AMERICAN IDOL star CONSTANTINE MAROULIS is on a winning streak again after losing out on a place in the finals of the TV talent show - his version of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY has been chosen as...

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Prince William In Bomb Scare

1st July 2005

British royal PRINCE WILLIAM was caught up in a mid-air bomb scare yesterday (30JUN05) - when a discarded mobile phone was thought to be a danger to his flight between Los Angeles and Auckland, New...

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Queen Savage Coldplay

26th June 2005

Eighties rock legends QUEEN have launched a stinging attack on anthemic rockers COLDPLAY - claiming all their songs sound the same. Coldplay's single SPEED OF SOUND was kept off the top of the British...

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Tina Bans Ike Reference In Elton Musical

19th June 2005

TINA TURNER is so scarred by memories of her tempestuous marriage to IKE TURNER, she has banned any reference to him in BEN ELTON's forthcoming musical about her. The PRIVATE DANCER star gave the...

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