Freddie Mercury Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

12th December 2013

Quote: "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 singer Freddie Mercury, who died from an AIDS-related illness in 1991.

5th September 2013

Tweet: "Happy Birthday Freddie ! We will be celebrating at 1 Mayfair tonight. And making a ton of money to fight Aids." Brian May remembers his late Queen bandmate Freddie Mercury, who was born on September 5, 1946.

27th October 2011

Fact: British rockers Queen are said to be working on a "new" album of unreleased songs they recorded with Freddie Mercury in their 1980s heyday.

17th February 2011

Quote: "I want to play Michael Hutchence or Freddie Mercury. They're both rock idols of mine." Dominic Cooper dreams of starring in a rock biopic.

19th October 2010

Quote: "Oh my god, I couldn't think of anyone better to play Freddie. I just think it's such superb casting. The thing is, you genuinely can't be too reverent about your heroes, and I don't think for one second he will be." Andy Serkis is delighted funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury in a biopic of the tragic Queen frontman.

21st October 2009

Fact: The original members of Queen have been turned into LEGO versions of themselves for the upcoming music video game LEGO Rock Band. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, JOHN DEACON and ROGER TAYLOR join Iggy Pop and David Bowie, whose LEGO likenesses have already been revealed.

29th October 2008

Fact: Pop star Katy Perry took inspiration from Freddie Mercury at her fancy dress 24th birthday party on Monday (27Oct08), sporting the late Queen frontman's iconic yellow military jacket and handlebar moustache.

13th August 2008

Fact: Queen have dedicated their new studio album, THE COSMO ROCKS, to their former frontman Freddie Mercury. It is their first LP in 13 years.

15th February 2008

Fact: A line of jewellery inspired by late Queen singer Freddie Mercury and designed by UDI BEHR is to hit stores. The Made In Heaven:The Freddie Mercury Collection will feature gold and silver pendants and rings.

28th November 2006

Fact: AFI frontman DAVEY HAVOK always records with a framed photograph of hero Freddie Mercury looking down on him from a studio wall.

13th August 2006

Fact: A documentary about the late Freddie Mercury is to be aired on British network ITV on what would have been the star's 60th birthday. FREDDIE MERCURY: A KIND OF MAGIC will include commentary from the Queen singer's mother JER BULSARA and celebrity fan Robbie Williams when it airs on 5 September (06).

13th January 2006

Quote: <p>"When I was younger, I fancied Freddie Mercury. I was so barking up the wrong tree." Jazz singer Katie Melua was unaware of the Queen rocker's homosexuality as she was growing up. </p>

21st November 2005

Fact: <p>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. </p>

25th October 2005

Fact: <p>The white piano rockers Queen use onstage for their reunion shows is the same one late singer Freddie Mercury used to play live. </p>

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