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Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards

Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and NICK RHODES - Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th July 2015

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Duran Duran and Roger Taylor

Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards

Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, NICK RHODES and Duran Duran - Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards held at Grosvenor House at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 3rd July 2015

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Roger Taylor and Darcey Bussell - Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 - Day 4 - Chichester, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Roger Taylor and Darcey Bussell
Roger Taylor and Darcey Bussell
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Adam Lambert On Dating Closeted Men


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After previously revealing he has dated some in-the-closet actors, Adam Lambert has now clarified that they were not actually celebrities, bringing all the exciting rumours to an end. Speaking to The Mirror, the 33-year-old singer explains, "I dated some actors but they weren't famous. In my single Ghost Town I'm referring to how LA and the industry can really take its toll."

Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool PartyAdam Lambert doesn't miss dating closeted guys

He added, "Actors and entertainers can't be open about their sexuality and it's hard to live that life. It's difficult to date someone who's so worried about their reputation.

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The Music Of David Lynch

John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon, NICK RHODES and Duran Duran - David Lynch Foundation's DLF Live presents 'The Music Of David Lynch' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Arrivals at The Theater at Ace Hotel Los Angeles CA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st April 2015

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John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Duran Duran
John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Duran Duran

Brian May Says Sacha Baron Cohen Won't Be Playing Freddie Mercury In Queen Biopic


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Well it was a good idea while it lasted, but it appears Sacha Baron Cohen will not be playing Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic after all, guitarist Brian May has confirmed. Queen’s long time manager Jim Beach was said to have announced Cohen’s involvement in the film on Thursday, while accepting an award at the Artist & Management Awards at London's Troxy venue.

Sacha Baron CohenSadly we will not get to see Sacha Baron Cohen sing 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

According to the Daily Mail, Beach had told the audience “You have probably followed the saga of the famous Queen-Freddie Mercury biopic which has been developing in Hollywood for the last seven years. An important breakthrough is that we have now managed to persuade Sacha Baron Cohen to write, produce and direct this movie, and he has also agreed to star.”

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Queen & Adam Lambert perform a sold out concert at the Ziggo Dome

Roger Taylor and Queen - Queen & Adam Lambert perform a sold out concert at the Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Friday 30th January 2015

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Brian May, Queen and Roger Taylor

Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014)


Bob Geldof introduces the Band Aid 30 edition of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' which in 2014 focusses on the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa and features One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Bastille, Ellie Goulding and Chris Martin among others.

Queen, Adam Lambert Blast Off With Bombastic Tour Opener


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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 theatrical flair with jaw-dropping vocal abilities, Queen's adopted singer, Adam Lambert proved his worth as the successor to Freddie Mercury once more.

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A Stormingly Successful Opening Night Left Queen & Adam Lambert Fans Hungry For More.

"We've played to some of your mothers and fathers," guitarist Brian May remarked to the full-house crowd during last night's show. "And some of your grandchildren, I'm sure." Noughties Queen singer Paul Rodgers may have had the ability to pull of the power rock group's more challenging numbers, but it is Idol alum Lambert who truly embodies the spirit of the late flamboyant frontman.

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Ben Whishaw Lands Freddie Mercury Role, Replaces Sacha Baron Cohen


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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 charting the fame of the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocker, The Mail on Sunday claims to have confirmed.

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Ben Whishaw Is The Queen Favourite For The Role.

Baron Cohen dropped out over the summer over quarrels with the remaining Queen members regarding the film's plot. Sacha was said to be gunning for a bare-all, gritty portrayal of the singer who died in 1991 whereas the band preferred a more family-friendly storyline that celebrated Queen's music.

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


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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 of the project. The biopic was thrown into disarray in the summer however, when it was reported that Cohen had been booted from the project, with little explanation for his exit. This week, Queen guitarist Brian May looked to shed some light on what happened.

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Freddie Mercury is revered as one of the finest rock frontmen of all time

"It's quite difficult to talk about because we owe Sacha a lot," May told Classic Rock in it's latest issue. He went on to say, "He had so much enthusiasm for the project and it really helped us kick it into the start position. But in the end we felt that his presence in the movie would be very distracting."

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Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen - Live in Budapest Review


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Shot in 1986 and only just now remastered for release in the West, this documentary captures Queen in all their glory both on stage and behind the scenes. The film is divided into two parts, opening with a 27-minute exploration of the band in the "magic year" after its triumphant Live Aid performance, during which they recorded an album, scored the adventure movie The Highlander and planned a massive European tour.

Then we cut to their concert in Budapest, their first performance in Hungary, which drew 80,000 fans from throughout the Eastern Bloc. When Freddie Mercury takes the stage, the crowd goes wild, and he holds them in rapturous attention all the way through. He even performs some Hungarian folk music along the way, but they're far more interested in the band's big hits like Radio Gaga and Bohemian Rhapsody, which they sing along with loudly.

Queen rarely gave interviews, so the backstage material in this film is a fascinating glimpse into these musicians, who are all self-effacing and rather cheeky. Mercury even starts flirting with the interviewer, noting that he's not worried about struggling to connect with the foreign crowd. "I always win an audience," he says with a mischievous grin. And during the concert section of the film, we also get to see them getting out and about in Budapest, seeing the sites, meeting locals and generally clowning around.

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