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May Hits Back At Elton's Musical Attack

QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY has launched a scathing attack on SIR ELTON JOHN for criticizing the rock band's hit London musical WE WILL ROCK YOU. May is furious the ROCKET MAN branded their West...

Williams Pursued Queen Job

The surviving members of QUEEN nearly invited pop superstar ROBBIE WILLIAMS to replace the late FREDDIE MERCURY as the band's frontman - until they decided he wasn't the best man for the job. Drummer...

Boy George Declines Obe

Eighties pop icon BOY GEORGE infuriated his mother by turning down an OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE) from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II last year (04). The former CLUB CULTURE...

Queen Track Tops Funeral List

QUEEN's 1991 hit THE SHOW MOST GO ON is the most popular song at European funerals - a new poll has found. Digital TV station MUSIC CHANNEL questioned 45,000 adults across the continent and...

Queen Join Forces With Melua

Rock legends QUEEN will grant Georgian-born singer KATIE MELUA's childhood dream when they perform together at NELSON MANDELA's South African AIDS charity concert later this month (MAR05). The CRAZY hitmaker, Melua was inspired to...

Halliwell Late For Royal Appointment

GERI HALLIWELL shocked guests at a British royal reception hosted by QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILLIP last night (01MAR05) by arriving 40-minutes late. The royal couple had already met a large portion of...

Will Smith To Host Mandela Aids Benefit

Rapper and actor WILL SMITH is set to host NELSON MANDELA's Aids benefit concert in George, South Africa next month (MAR05). The MEN IN BLACK hitmaker, 36, will compere the 46664 gig - a...

Jackson's Thriller Video Voted All-time Best

MICHAEL JACKSON's classic THRILLER video has beaten QUEEN and MADONNA to be crowned the best music promo of all time. The 1983 horror video - in which the superstar morphs into a werewolf...

Royals Go Back To School

British royal PRINCE EDWARD and his wife SOPHIE are learning French because they spend so much time in the European country. The regal couple enrolled at London's exclusive INSTITUT FRANCAIS last year (04) and...

Queen Triumph In Number Ones Poll

Classic QUEEN tune BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY has been crowned Britain's greatest number one single ever in a new poll. The song beat out offerings by OASIS, KYLIE MINOGUE and MADONNA to scoop the BBC RADIO...

Diana Investigation Questions British Spies

A British police investigation into late DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES' death have questioned the secret services about the intelligence they gathered on the royal prior to the 1997 car crash that killed her. SIR...

Queen Enforce Smoking Ban

British rockers QUEEN have banned audiences from smoking during their comeback tour in March (05) - because it damages their new frontman PAUL RODGERS' vocal chords. The newly reformed band lost their singer, FREDDIE...

Dj Read Composes Slade: The Musical

British radio DJ MIKE READ has written a musical about seventies glam rockers SLADE. The former BBC presenter, who is organising a tsunami charity single with SIR CLIFF RICHARD, BOY GEORGE and former BEE...

Paltrow's Ex Dating Kruger

TROY beauty DIANE KRUGER has reportedly struck up a romance with GWYNETH PALTROW's ex-boyfriend and ketchup heir CHRIS HEINZ. American newspaper NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports the German model-turned-actress, 28, separated from her French...

May Defiant Over New Look Queen

BRIAN MAY has defended his decision to recruit FREE singer PAUL RODGERS on vocals and reform QUEEN for a series of live performances. The BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY guitarist set his sights on Rodgers to replace...

Queen Say No To Brits

British rockers QUEEN are refusing to attend this year's (FEB05) BRIT AWARDS in London - because they find prize-giving ceremonies "boring". Drummer ROGER TAYLOR, 55, considers the band - who are nominated in the...

Mccartney Helps Mandela's Aids Fight

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, QUEEN and STING have recorded exclusive tracks for internet download site iTunes - in a fundraising drive to bolster former South Africa leader NELSON MANDELA's 46664 campaign. Every contribution to the...

Bowie Song Voted Top British Tune Of Past 25 Years

DAVID BOWIE's HEROES has beaten tracks by QUEEN and the BEE GEES to top a poll as the best British song of the past 25 years. Listeners of BBC station RADIO 2 selected Bowie's...

Led Zeppelin Tops Another Best Song Poll

LED ZEPPELIN's 1970s classic STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN has been voted the best pop song of all time - just a week after winning best rock song in another poll. More than 20,000 music fans...

Vandals Attack Iraq On New Year's Eve

California punk legends THE VANDALS rang in the New Year in style for US troops stationed in Iraq with a surprise 31 December (04) concert. The group performed for the 3rd Brigade of the...

British Royal Family Party Mayhem

The British royal family's $190,000 (GBP100,000) pre-Christmas party for employees at London's Buckingham Palace has reportedly resulted in a servant being rushed to hospital. The QUEEN and husband PRINCE PHILLIP attended the bash this...

Chili Peppers Make Top 100

The phenomenal success of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' last album has propelled them into a list of the 100 most successful artists of all time. The California rockers join illustrious company - ELVIS...

Stairway To Heaven Voted Top Rock Song

LED ZEPPELIN's classic song STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN has been voted the greatest rock song of all time. The 1971 epic tune gained 70 per cent of the votes cast in a poll by British...

Queen To Play Second Mandela Concert

The members of QUEEN are heading back to South Africa to perform a second concert for NELSON MANDELA to raise cash in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The show, called 46664 SOUTH AFRICA...

Kingsley: 'Call Me Sir Ben'

British actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY is so proud of his knighthood he reportedly sent a letter to all his friends and colleagues insisting they use the title. The SEXY BEAST star - real name...

Queen Replace Freddie Mercury For New Tour

BRIAN MAY has stunned QUEEN fans by announcing the rock group will reform, with ex-FREE and BAD COMPANY star PAUL RODGERS taking over vocal duties from the late FREDDIE MERCURY. The guitarist has confirmed...

Earth, Wind + Fire Musical Planned

Disco supergroup EARTH, WIND + FIRE are set to become the latest act to have their hits immortalised in a new stage musical. The BOOGIE WONDERLAND hitmakers are working with choreographer MAURICE HINES to create...

Live Aid Ii Will Take Place

A LIVE AID II concert may take place next summer (05) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the transatlantic extravaganza. Organisers SIR BOB GELDOF and MIDGE URE reunited recently to re-record the BAND AID...

Stefani Starstruck By Fashion Designer

Stylish rocker GWEN STEFANI was left speechless when she met British fashion icon VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, because she'd finally come into contact with her design idol. The IT'S MY LIFE singer, who has her own...

Electric Six Upset Queen Fans With Radio Ga Ga Video

ELECTRIC SIX rocker DICK VALENTINE has defended his band's latest video after receiving threatening emails from enraged QUEEN fans accusing him of disrespectfully dancing on FREDDIE MERCURY's grave. Electric Six release a cover of...

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