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Queen, Adam Lambert Blast Off With Bombastic Tour Opener

By Lauren James | 20th June 2014

Queen and Adam Lambert have managed to ace the nerve-wracking first night of their tour in North America, rocking Chicago's United Center to its foundations with a bombastic rock show to surpass all others. Combining...

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Queen Stars: 'Paul Rodgers Stretched Us As Frontman'

16th June 2014

Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor have confessed their world tours with Free singer Paul Rodgers was "a stretch" at times because the rock veteran wasn't a natural fit for them.The duo joined forces...

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Queen Stars Rock Theatre As Curtain Comes Down On Musical

2nd June 2014

Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor took to the stage at the end of the final performance of the band's West End musical We Will Rock You to bring the curtain down in style.The...

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Queen Releasing New Songs With Freddie Mercury

27th May 2014

Queen will release new tracks featuring Freddie Mercury singing later this year. The legendary 'We Will Rock You' band's frontman died in 1991, but drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May have since carried on...

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Roger Taylor Forms Queen Tribute Band

21st May 2014

Roger Taylor has formed his own Queen tribute band.The Queen drummer admits he was so fed up of seeing below average tribute acts that he decided to host auditions for his own, with fans being...

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Queen Hint At Australia Tour

19th May 2014

Queen have hinted they will return to Australia this year for their first tour since 1985.The 'We Will Rock You' band, made up of original members Brian May and Roger Taylor, along with 'American Idol'...

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Peaches Geldof Honoured With Musical Tributes At Funeral

25th April 2014

Tragic socialite Peaches Geldof was honoured with musical tributes at her funeral performed by her rocker husband Thomas Cohen, Queen star Roger Taylor, and musician Jools Holland.Bob Geldof's daughter was remembered at a private memorial...

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Queen Announce Tour With Adam Lambert

7th March 2014

Adam Lambert will tour with Queen this summer. The 'American Idol' 2009 winner, who has performed with the band in the past, will join guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor on a 19-date tour,...

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Queen To Play With Adam Lambert In Us

7th February 2014

Queen are expected to play gigs in America this summer with Adam Lambert. Brian May has revealed the band - which also features Roger Taylor - are still working together and planning to perform with...

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Freddie Mercury On New Queen Track

15th January 2014

Queen could be set to release a new song featuring Freddie Mercury on vocals. The forgotten track - which was recorded more than 30 years ago before frontman Freddie died in 1991 - has been...

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Roger Taylor Loved Cross-dressing Promo

13th December 2013

Queen star Roger Taylor insists he is not embarrassed by his cross-dressing in the promo for I Want To Break Free, because he is still haunted by his camp performance in another video.The drummer famously...

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Roger Taylor Proud Of Queen's Live Olympics Show

12th December 2013

Rocker Roger Taylor is extra proud of Queen's performance at the 2012 Olympic Games because they were one of the few acts who refused to mime.Taylor and guitarist Brian May were joined onstage by pop...

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The Things They Say: 3995562

12th December 2013

"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...

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Multi-instrumentalist Roger Taylor

27th October 2013

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...

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Ben Whishaw Lands Freddie Mercury Role, Replaces Sacha Baron Cohen

By Lauren James | 21st October 2013

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...

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

By Joe Wilde | 20th October 2013

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...

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Roger Taylor Beats Tinnitus

20th October 2013

Queen's Roger Taylor mentally trained himself to beat Tinnitus.The 'Radio Ga Ga' drummer has lived a loud life as a member of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet and it had led...

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Roger Taylor's Labour Of Fun

11th October 2013

Roger Taylor's latest solo album has been a ''labour of love''.The legendary Queen drummer is releasing his first solo album in 15 years, 'Fun On Earth', on November 11 and has been crafting the tracks...

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Dominic Cooper For Freddie Mercury Biopic?

4th October 2013

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...

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Queen: Adam Lambert Is 'One In A Billion'

2nd October 2013

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...

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Freddie Mercury Like A 'Bleating Sheep'

28th September 2013

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...

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Roger Taylor: 'Freddie Mercury Would Love Queen Musical'

27th September 2013

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...

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Roger Taylor Suspected Queen Would Quit Touring

27th September 2013

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...

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Roger Taylor Urges Michael Jackson Executors To Speed Up Duets Release

26th September 2013

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...

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The Things They Say: 3882329

26th September 2013

"I used to hear from David quite a lot, but not for years. I listened to his new album a few times because I loved the single but... I did think it was just slightly...

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

25th September 2013

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...

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Sacha Baron Cohen 'Too Funny' For Freddie Mercury Biopic

24th September 2013

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...

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Queen Planning New Album With Freddie Mercury

11th September 2013

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...

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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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The Things They Say: 3623723

23rd April 2013

"We hadn’t seen the footage for years, but when we looked at it we couldn’t believe how good it was. We were on fire." Queen drummer Roger Taylor was impressed by the quality of footage...

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