16 Stories

Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer Will Rock You

First trailer for Queen biopic is out

(Newser) - The Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is finally hitting theaters, having hit several snags since it was first announced in 2010—and the first full trailer , released Wednesday, is getting rave reviews. Forbes notes that the trailer confirms star Rami Malek "looks and sounds like Mercury" and... More »

Queen Biopic Director: Caring for Sick Parent Got Me Fired

20th Century Fox to name new director of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

(Newser) - Bryan Singer, the director who faced allegations of sexual assault before the dawn of the #metoo movement, has been fired from Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. In announcing the dismissal Monday, 20th Century Fox blamed the "unexpected unavailability" of Singer, noting production had come to a halt on Dec. 1.... More »

This Summer, Rock Out Like It's 1977

What's 40 years old is not new but still touring, and fans still flock to old favorites

(Newser) - It's more than a feeling: Many of the rock 'n' roll bands that were huge in 1977 will comprise a big part of the summer concert market 40 years later. Queen, Foreigner, Boston, Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel, and Rod Stewart are among those launching major tours... More »

The 10 Most- Misheard Song Lyrics

Starring Abba, Queen, Bon Jovi

(Newser) - "See that girl, watch her scream": British music website Blinkbox has polled 2,000 adults on the most-misheard pop lyrics ever, and the results are amusing. While Ozzy Osbourne, Lady Gaga, and Shaggy topped the list of least-understandable singers, it was Abba, Queen, and Bon Jovi whose individual songs... More »

The Queen Leaves Hospital

Stomach bug no big deal

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II has left a central London hospital after a one-day stay caused by a severe stomach bug . She walked out of King Edward VII Hospital unassisted this afternoon wearing a red dress, and was driven away in a motorcade. The hospital stay had initially been planned for two... More »

Whitney Houston's Last Song Caught on Tape

Singer took stage at pre-Grammy party

(Newser) - In her last public performance, Whitney Houston sang an impromptu tribute to young singer Kelly Price as fans went wild. Two nights later she was dead. Houston sang a few bars of "Yes, Jesus Loves Me" in a soulful, husky voice as fans screamed at a pre-Grammy party featuring... More »

Google Doodle Honors Queen's Freddie Mercury

Don't Stop Me Now animation marks what would have been 65th birthday

(Newser) - To celebrate what would have been the 65th birthday of the late, great Freddie Mercury of Queen this week, Google unveiled a special doodle and 98-second animated clip all over the world. "To create with Freddie was always stimulating to the max. He was daring, always sensing a way... More »

Wasilla High School Bans Song by Gay Rock Legend

Freddie Mercury's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' deemed inappropriate

(Newser) - An Alaska high school choir was up in arms after the principal banned a song for graduation because it was written by a gay rocker. Wasilla principal Dwight Probasco banned the 1975 Queen hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" from a graduation ceremony after complaints from parents about the sexual orientation of... More »

Queen Camilla? Maybe, Says Prince Charles

He seems to shift position for the first time publicly

(Newser) - NBC's Brian Williams puts the possible king of England under the hot light when he asks if Camilla could be the next queen. "That's, well ... We'll see won't we? That could be," replies Charles, his first response in a five-year quietus concerning the future role of his second... More »

Idol's Lambert May Front Queen Someday

Band's guitarist addresses rumors, would like to work with Lambert

(Newser) - Despite high-flying rumors, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert isn't the new frontman for Queen—yet. But after performing with him on the show's finale, drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May “are definitely hoping to have a meaningful conversation with him at some point,” May tells Rolling Stone.... More »

Couple Caught Having Sex on Windsor Castle's Lawn

(Newser) - Let's hope the queen had her shades drawn. A couple in Britain stripped off their clothes and began having sex on the lawn of Windsor Castle today, the Guardian reports. “People were shouting things like, ‘What are you doing?’ but the couple didn't seem to care,” said... More »

Brits Stunned Most by Queen in Feely Hugfest

Queen enchanted by 'coolest couple on the planet'

(Newser) - Even more astonishing to many Brits than Michelle Obama touching their queen is the fact that the queen reached out to the First Lady, reports the Daily Mail. The queen has never been spotted in public embracing a woman. Yet her arm edged behind Michelle's back as she remarked on... More »

Blimey! Michelle Touched the Queen

(Newser) - During her chat with the queen today, Michelle Obama briefly and lightly put her hand on the royal back. And while this may not seem like a big deal to ordinary humans, it is a violation of strict rules of royal etiquette, which amount to: Beyond a limp handshake, keep... More »

Queen Readies First Album in 13 Years

Record will be out in the fall, kick off European tour

(Newser) - Freddie Mercury may be long gone, but the rest of Queen still wants to ride their bicycles. The band today said its first album in 13 years will be released in the fall, followed by tours of Europe and Latin America, Agence-France Press reports. The album, which will feature frontman... More »

Rock Legends Party Like It's 1979 (With a 2007 Approach)

Rock has become a 'legitimate trade'

(Newser) - The Police. Genesis. Led Zeppelin. Rock legends are squeezing back into their familiar duds to electrify audiences decades after their heydays. The comebacks aren’t all about cash, the Economist proposes. Many of the greying rockers are in no need of funds "if they fancy a new castle or... More »

PhD Will, PhD Will Rock You

Queen guitarist, 60, submits astronomy thesis after 36 years

(Newser) - Queen guitarist Brian May dropped his academic pursuits to tour the globe as a young rock star, but after 36 years he has finally handed in his PhD thesis, which he began researching in 1972. The 60-year-old aspiring astrophysicist delivered a 48,000-word study on "zodiacal dust clouds" to... More »

16 Stories