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Roger Taylor Backs Zayn Malik's Walkout

The drummer left the Rio hitmakers at their peak in 1985 when he suffered severe exhaustion after five years on the road, and he now admits the glare of the spotlight was also...

Roger Taylor: Princess Diana Was Real And Ordinary

Duran Duran's Roger Taylor says his friend Princess Diana was just an ''ordinary'' person.The 66-year-old musician became close to the British royal because she was a fan of the band in the '80s and said...

Duran Duran Want Kanye West For Bond Theme

Duran Duran want Kanye West to do the next James Bond theme.The 'Hungry Like The Wolf' hitmakers have suggested the 38-year-old musician should follow in Adele's footsteps by rapping the theme to the forthcoming James...

Queen Release Queen Bohemian Lager

Queen are releasing their own beer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their biggest hit single 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.The British rock legends have teamed up with RnR Brew Ltd - who previously created the popular Killer...

Adam Lambert: I Would Have Got Along Well With Freddie Mercury

Brian May and Roger Taylor believe Adam Lambert would have got ''along really well'' with Freddie Mercury.The remaining Queen members have been performing with the 'American Idol' contestant for the past four years, and told...

Lindsay Lohan Confirmed For Duran Duran Lp

Lindsay Lohan will feature on Duran Duran's new album.The 'Mean Girls' actress, who released her debut record 'Speak' in 2004, has recorded with the band for their 14th LP, 'Paper Gods', alongside other artists including...

Adam Lambert: It'd Be Fun If Queen Headline Glastonbury

Adam Lambert would love to see Queen headline Glastonbury.The 33-year-old singer has collaborated with the iconic British band, which features Brian May and Roger Taylor, since last year and has echoed Brian's view that they'd...

Duran Duran And Kasabian Win O2 Silver Clef Awards

Duran Duran and Kasabian have won O2 Silver Clef Awards.The 'Girls On Film' hitmakers have been announced as the recipients of the highly coveted Spotify Lifetime Achievement Award, honouring their 37-year career during which they...

Adam Lambert On Dating Closeted Men

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...

Brian May: Queen Are Interested In Headlining Glastonbury

Brian May says Queen would be interested in headlining Glastonbury. The 67-year-old rocker has confessed that while the band ''probably'' won't be taking to the stage at the world famous music festival this year, they...

Roger Taylor's Son Joins The Darkness

The Darkness' drummer Emily Davies, who took over from original member Ed Graham, quit in April (14), and they have now hired Rufus Taylor as her replacement. Guitarist Dan Hawkins confirmed...

Sacha Baron-cohen 'Didn't Fit As Freddie Mercury'

Sacha Baron-Cohen wasn't cast as Freddie Mercury because he wasn't ''at heart an actor''. Roger Taylor, who played the drums in the iconic band Queen, has revealed he opted against casting the 'Borat' actor...

Roger Taylor Brands Sacha Baron Cohen Too Funny To Play Freddie Mercury

The British actor/comedian was initially hired to portray the tragic singer in a new movie backed by both Taylor and his bandmate Brian May, but Cohen subsequently exited the production and Skyfall star...

Duran Duran Sign Record Deal

Duran Duran have signed an album deal with Warner Bros. Records.The world-renowned band - featuring Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor - have announced their 14th album is scheduled to be...

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

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...

Roger Taylor Fighting To Keep Freddie Mercury Statue

Queen drummer Roger Taylor is fighting to keep a statue of late frontman Freddie Mercury outside his home after local officials ruled the imposing figure breaks planning laws.The percussionist erected the statue in the garden...

Roger Taylor Calls Adam Lambert 'Camp Elvis'

Roger Taylor has nicknamed Adam Lambert 'Camp Elvis'.The 32-year-old singer - who shot to fame after appearing on 'American Idol' in 2009 - now tours with Queen, and the band's original drummer says the flamboyant...

Brian May: Queen 'Ain't A Tribute Band'

Brian May insists Queen ''ain't a tribute band''.The 'Bohemian Rhapsody' hitmakers were originally a four-piece band, and although lead singer Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991 and bassist John Deacon retired in 1997, the group's...

Adam Lambert Wants To Honour Freddie Mercury

Adam Lambert wants to keep Freddie Mercury's ''memory alive'' when he performs with Queen.The former 'American Idol' star sings with the legendary band live and has won rave reviews for his performances as the group's...

Brian May Praises Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert ''can sing higher than even Freddie'' according to Brian May.The 67-year-old Queen guitarist has praised the former 'American Idol' contestant - who has collaborated with Brian and drummer Roger Taylor since 2011 -...

Freddie Mercury Angered By Jacko's Chimp

Freddie Mercury stormed out of recording sessions with Michael Jackson because he insisted on bringing his pet chimp to the studio. The two late music icons came together nearly 30 years ago to duet on...

Queen's Roger Taylor Hoping To Record New Music With Adam Lambert

Queen icon Roger Taylor is eager to expand the band's collaborations with Adam Lambert by recording new music with the singer.The former American Idol star has been touring with the British rock group as their...

Queen To Record Album With Adam Lambert

Roger Taylor is keen to record a Queen album with Adam Lambert.The group - whose singer Freddie Mercury died in 1991 - are preparing for another tour with the former 'American Idol' singer and after...

Queen Set For Glastonbury?

Queen are in line to headline Glastonbury Festival.The legendary rock band - which sees newest frontman Adam Lambert joined by founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor - is wanted by the event organisers, and...

Queen And Adam Lambert Announce UK Tour

Queen have announced a UK with Adam Lambert.The 'Bohemian Rhapsody' rockers and the 'For Your Entertainment' hitmaker will perform at seven venues across the country - including a date at London's famous O2 Arena -...

Queen To Release Michael Jackson Collaboration

Queen are to release a track they recorded with Michael Jackson on their new compilation album.The legendary 'Bohemian Rhapsody' band's frontman, Freddie Mercury, died in 1991 but new recordings have now emerged which feature the...

Roger Taylor: 'Jackson Estate Has Been Difficult Over Mercury Duet'

Queen drummer Roger Taylor has spoken out about his dealings with the executors of Michael Jackson's estate over his plans to release a forgotten King of Pop/Freddie Mercury duet, revealing they have been "difficult" to...

Queen, Adam Lambert Blast Off With Bombastic Tour Opener

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...

Queen Stars: 'Paul Rodgers Stretched Us As Frontman'

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...

Queen Stars Rock Theatre As Curtain Comes Down On Musical

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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