Queen-inspired rock musical to tour North America
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A musical inspired by Queen's music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, "Bohemian Rhapsody."
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):
Rock On: NASA releases artsy shots of 2 asteroids
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has released a pair of artsy shots of two little asteroids.
Thursday's picture shows an asteroid coming apart at its dusty seams, courtesy of the Hubble...
Harry Styles, Brian May, Monae to present at Rock Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Styles, Queen's Brian May and Janelle Monae are among those presenting at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Rami Malek ‘beyond moved’ at best actor Golden Globes win
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Rami Malek said his "heart was pounding out" of his chest after winning a Golden Globe for best film drama actor Sunday night for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Malek gave a surprised expression after his named was called for the award most thought would go to Bradley Cooper, who starred in "A Star is Born." It's Malek's first Golden Globe win after being nominated twice for his role on the television drama "Mr. Robot."
Scientists show off space snowman, Ultima Thule, in 3D
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — The newly visited space snowman — the most distant object ever explored — is now appearing in 3D.
At a news conference Thursday, scientists and others put on 3D glasses to see the city-size, two-sphered cosmic body in stereo, revealing possible curvy ridges. Ultima Thule, as it's known, is still not showing any signs of craters, moons or rings.
NASA opens 2019 at tiny, icy world past Pluto
Queen, Adam Lambert to launch North America tour
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North American tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Live Nation announced the 23-date tour Monday. It will feature original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor with Adam Lambert singing lead. It will kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 10. It will end in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 23. Other venues include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.
Brian May: ‘Thank God’ Rami Malek played Freddie Mercury
The Latest: Queen guitarist calls Caballe ‘inspiration’
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the death of opera singer Montserrat Caballe (all times local):
The guitarist for rock group Queen has expressed his condolences for the death of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe, saying she was an "inspiration" to group leader Freddie Mercury.
Queen and Tina Turner have been honored with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The “Bohemian Rhapsody” hitmakers — including the late Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon — have been recognized alongside the “Simply the Best” singer as well as the likes of Neil Diamond and Emmylou Harris.
Brian May picks Queen’s three best music videos
Allen Leech has joined Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
The former 'Downton Abbey' actor will star as Freddie Mercury's personal manager Paul Prenter in the Bryan Singer-directed motion picture, according to Deadline.
Prenter was employed by the late frontman - who died in 1991 aged 45 - from 1977 to 1986 but was later sacked by the singer after he betrayed him by selling stories to newspapers about his lifestyle.
Brian May: Rami Malek ‘great’ as Freddie Mercury
Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee have been confirmed for the new Queen biopic.
The trio will join Rami Malek in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as the rock group's remaining band members, with 'X-Men: Apocalypse' star Hardy set to play drummer Roger Taylor and Mazello in line to star as bassist John Deacon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee will portray lead guitarist Brian May, and Malek had already signed up to play the group's late frontman Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991 aged 45.
Rami Malek thinks Queen are "phenomenal".
The 36-year-old actor is gearing up to take on the iconic role of the late Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody: The Film', and has said he's "terrified" of acting in front of the remaining members of the rock group - Brian May and Roger Taylor - because he thinks they're "a talented bunch of dudes".
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May is releasing a book of 3-D images capturing the rock band's history.
May announced Wednesday that he will publish the coffee table book under his own imprint in August. It includes more than 300 photos and a 3-D viewer May designed.
May is a lifelong enthusiast of stereoscopic images and says he's traveled with a 3-D camera since he was a child.
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Adam Lambert, best known for his second-place finish on the eighth season of Fox megahit “American Idol,” is a far cry from Freddie Mercury. Yet when he takes the stage alongside Queen, Lambert aspires to fill the shoes, or sneakers rather, of the long-deceased frontman and rock superstar.
Brian May claims Freddie Mercury lost most of his foot during his battle with AIDS.
The Queen frontman died in 1991 from AIDS-related pneumonia and guitarist Brian, 69, revealed that Freddie - who was 45 when he passed away - suffered terribly with the disease.
Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine, he said: "The problem was actually his foot - and, tragically there was very little left of it.
Brian May feels Freddie Mercury’s presence when working on new music
Brian May feels Freddie Mercury's presence when he's working on new music.
The Queen star tragically lost his bandmate and good friend in November 1991 and even now when he works on new songs with bandmate Roger Taylor, he can "feel him in the room".
Brian said: "His creativity would have carried on. He was unstoppable and very lateral-thinking. Always coming up with things that were surprising.
Brian May has teamed up with his collaborator of 13 years Kerry Ellis for their second studio LP 'Golden Days'.
The record features five original compositions, two by May, including the title track, and three by May and Ellis, and it also includes new arrangements of classic songs including a tribute to the late blues virtuoso Gary Moore and Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott , 'Parisienne Walkways'.
Queen announces tour, possibility of recording with Adam Lambert
Maisie Williams: Stop going to dolphin shows
TOKYO (AP) — "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams wants everyone to stop buying tickets to marine shows. She says it's the best way to stop the capture and killings of dolphins in Japan.
"These animals travel the ocean. That's what they explore daily. No tank will be big enough. No tank will ever be deep enough, ever be exciting enough," she said Friday in a Skype call from the small Japanese town of Taiji, whose dolphin hunt was documented in the 2009 Oscar-winning film "The Cove."
Queen guitarist Brian May protests Japanese dolphin hunts
TOKYO (AP) — Brian May, guitarist of British rock group Queen, is taking a stand against Japan's dolphin killing, saying the slaughter of animals should end in the same way society has turned against slavery or witch-burning.
"Every species, and every individual of every species, is worthy of respect," May told The Associated Press on Friday while in Tokyo for Queen's sell-out concerts at Budokan arena.
Far-away asteroid named after Freddie Mercury on birthday
LONDON (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter's orbit has been named after the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday.
May says the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre has designated an asteroid discovered in 1991, the year of Mercury's death, as "Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury."
The estate of former Beatle George Harrison is complaining about the use of his music at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Harrison's family tweeted Friday that the use of the song "Here Comes the Sun" during the introduction of candidate Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka was not authorized, and was "offensive and against the wishes of the George Harrison estate."
Rocker Paul Rodgers also complained about the use of his "All Right Now" at the climax of...
LONDON (AP) — The estate of former Beatle George Harrison is complaining about the use of his music at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Harrison's family tweeted Friday that the use of the song "Here Comes the Sun" during the introduction of candidate Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka was not authorized and was "offensive and against the wishes of the George Harrison estate."
Rocker Paul Rodgers also complained about the use of his "All Right Now" at...
NEW YORK (AP) — Queen says they don't want Donald Trump using their music and the classic rock band's publishing company says Trump has not asked for permission to use the group's songs.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing — which admisters Queen's catalog including songs such as "We Are the Champion" — said a statement Tuesday they have repeatedly asked Trump not to use the "We Are the Champions," which he played Monday during the first day of the Republican National...