Reggae stars: UK marks house where Bob Marley, Wailers lived
LONDON (AP) — The musician and songwriter Bob Marley has been honored with an English Heritage blue plaque at the west London address where he and his band the Wailers lived in 1977.
Review: In ‘Blinded by the Light,’ growing up with the Boss
After starring roles for Freddie Mercury ("Bohemian Rhapsody"), Elton John ("Rocketman") and the Beatles ("Yesterday"), it's Bruce Springsteen's turn to join the mixtape that the movies have...
NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Music unveiled a previously unheard and unreleased song by the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
The record label announced the track, "Time Waits for No One,"...
Review: Egerton glitters in glossy, conventional ‘Rocketman’
Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher's glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic "Rocketman ," a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn't lack for sparkle. Like its flamboyant subject, it's a...
NBC shows off fall lineup with stars, athletes, Kardashians
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC hoped to wow advertisers with its reach and content at a glitzy presentation Monday for its fall lineup, parading out a clutch of Kardashians and Olympic gold winning athletes,...
Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ to premiere at Cannes
NEW YORK (AP) — The Elton John biopic "Rocketman" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month.
"Rocketman" will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it's...
Chinese viewers balk at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film censorship
BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last...
Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rami Malek had difficult moments making "Bohemian Rhapsody," but he has an Oscar to show for it.
Malek, receiving the best actor trophy Sunday for his portrayal of the...
Rami Malek: Working with Bryan Singer was ‘not pleasant’
NEW YORK (AP) — Rami Malek says working with director Bryan Singer before Singer was fired from "Bohemian Rhapsody" was "not pleasant."
The actor, nominated for his Freddie Mercury on the Queen biopic, said Friday at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival: "In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And that's about what I can say about it at this point."
The film earned five Academy Award nominations, including Malek's best actor nod.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ sing-along versions coming to theaters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Bohemian Rhapsody" will give moviegoers an opportunity to rock out with the film.
Twentieth Century Fox announced Wednesday that the Golden Globe-winning Queen biopic will be released as a sing-along in more than 750 theaters in North America on Friday. The film includes some of the band's most popular songs such as "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions."
‘The Favourite’ leads race for British Academy Film Awards
LONDON (AP) — Wickedly funny royal comedy-drama "The Favourite" lived up to its name Wednesday, leading the race for the British Academy Film Awards.
Yorgos Lanthimos' film received 12 nominations for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars, including best film, best director and best actress, for Olivia Colman. Colman won a Golden Globe on Sunday for her performance as Britain's 18th-century Queen Anne.
Mamma Mia! ‘Rhapsody’ upsets ‘Star Is Born’ at Globes
NEW YORK (AP) — Thunder bolt and lightning rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" winning best picture, drama, over another movie about musicians: Bradley Cooper's much more heavily favored "A Star Is Born."
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."
Music films and Lady Gaga shine at Golden Globes
Portrayals of real-life musicians dominated at the 2019 Golden Globes as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Green Book" won top honors, while the films' stars also picked up awards for their acclaimed performances.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," about the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, bested another movie surrounded by music, the favorite "A Star is Born," to win best picture, drama and best actor in a drama for Rami Malek.
The Latest: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins best drama Globe Award
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, being presented live Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is the winner of the best film drama Golden Globe Award.
The 20th Century Fox biopic that charts the rise of Freddie Mercury and Queen stars Rami Malek as Mercury and was directed by Bryan Singer.
Moments earlier, star Malek won best actor in a film drama for his portrayal of Mercury.
What to watch for at this Sunday’s Golden Globes
NEW YORK (AP) — Dramatic period pieces will vie for the top comedy-musical awards and song-stuffed movies are poised to dominate the dramatic categories. Welcome to the 76th annual Golden Globes.
Category confusion often reigns at the Globes. Remember when laughers like "The Martian" and "Get Out" competed as comedies? But the Globes, reliably the frothiest, quirkiest and most entertaining stop in the awards-season march to the Academy Awards, might feel especially upside down this year.
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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.
Today in History for November 24th
Analysis: Tales of reinvention abound in Oscars race
NEW YORK (AP) — F. Scott Fitzgerald, who said there are no second acts in American lives, might have felt differently had he seen this year's Oscar race.
In mid-November, there is much solidifying, scrapping and self-promotion to come (not to mention a few potential awards heavyweights). But most of the expected contenders have by now been seen and there's a definite theme: Reinvention is the season's most sought-after attribute.
Review: Wide range of styles on Mark Knopfler’s latest CD
Mark Knopfler, "Down the Road Wherever" (British Grove/Blue Note)
At age 69, Mark Knopfler says he still loves touring, and even in the studio, the Glaswegian guitarist covers a lot of ground.
On his latest album, "Down the Road Wherever," Knopfler serves up more than 70 minutes of music rooted in the Scottish Highlands ("Drovers' Road"), piano bars ("When You Leave") and cowboy country ("Nobody's Child"), among other locales.
With $50 million debut, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is no poor boy
NEW YORK (AP) — The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and 20th Century Fox are — for now, at least — champions of the world.
Rami Malek explains how he dug deep to find Freddie Mercury
NEW YORK (AP) — Rami Malek says he identified with the immigrant side of Freddie Mercury while tackling the role of the legendary Queen frontman.
The first-generation American spoke about his starring role at the New York premiere of "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Tuesday. The "Mr. Robot" star connected with Mercury's outsider passion for success.
Malek identifies with Mercury’s immigrant status
Malek gets Adam Lambert’s seal of approval
Brian May: ‘Thank God’ Rami Malek played Freddie Mercury
How Rami Malek channeled 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.
Fox talks Disney, teases ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at CinemaCon
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider addressed Disney's deal to purchase most of Fox and also gave a first look at the highly anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" in a wide-ranging and emotional presentation to theater owners and exhibitors Thursday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas.
Review: Josh Rouse’s cool tunes survey scenes of modern love
Josh Rouse, "Love In The Modern Age" (Yep Roc Records)
Josh Rouse says his new album was inspired by Leonard Cohen, The Blue Nile, 1980s Roxy Music and Prefab Sprout, but it's safe to say there's not much Queen on "Love In The Modern Age," if only because Freddie Mercury's band touted that "nobody played synthesizers" or some similar disclaimer on their early albums.
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.
Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer on Queen biopic
Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer on the Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
The 51-year-old actor and director has helmed films such as 'Eddie the Eagle' and 'Wild Bill' and is now set to restart production on the Rami Malek-led biopic after Singer, 52, was sacked by 20th Century Fox, Deadline report.
Bryan Singer has confirmed he is no longer directing 'Bohemian Rhapsody', claiming 20th Century Fox refused to give him time off to look after an unwell parent.
The 52-year-old filmmaker has claimed his services were "terminated" by the studio after he asked for some time off to go back to the US to deal with "pressing health matters concerning one of my parents".
Director Bryan Singer departs Queen biopic mid-production
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Bryan Singer has left the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the middle of production.
A representative for Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. says Monday that Singer is no longer the director of the film.
The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday that Singer failed to show up to the London set on a number of occasions. Actor Rami Malek who stars as Freddie Mercury in the film complained to the studio about Singer's unprofessionalism on behalf of the cast.
View on Film: Rhapsodizing about Freddie Mercury
YAKIMA, Wash. -- I dearly miss Freddie Mercury.
Last week marked the 26th anniversary of his death from complications of AIDS. Mercury was one of the first stars to publicize he had the disease, paving the way for more people to be open about it. I often think of what else he and his mates in Queen would have brought to the world if he had survived.
I’ve learned, though, to be thankful that we have their library to listen to.
Today in History for November 24th
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
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.
Queen replaces Freddie Mercury with jester in Adam Lambert
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.
Ben Hardy ‘cast as Roger Taylor in Bohemian Rhapsody’
Ben Hardy has been cast as Roger Taylor in an upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic.
The 26-year-old actor - who starred in BBC soap 'EastEnders' before making his film debut as Archangel in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' - is reportedly set to play the iconic band's drummer in the new film called 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Ben caught the eye of producers and he has worked with director Bryan Singer on 'X-Men'.
Brian May teases unheard recordings featuring David Bowie and Queen
Brian May has teased there are still unheard recordings featuring David Bowie and Queen.
The 69-year-old guitarist has recalled how the late 'Golden Years' hitmaker and his bandmate, the late Freddie Mercury, "locked horns" during the recording of 'Under Pressure', the biggest hit from 1982 LP 'Hot Space', but now he tries to focus only on the "wonderful" memories he has of that time, and revealed there is still music that hasn't "come to light" yet.
Brian May claims AIDS cost Freddie Mercury most of his foot
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.
Rami Malek: Playing Freddie Mercury could be my ‘Beyoncé moment’
Rami Malek thinks playing Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' could be his "Beyoncé moment".
The 35-year-old actor is set to take on the role of the iconic musician in the movie about the 'We Will Rock You' hitmakers, and has said he was star struck when he made his way into Abbey Road Studios for a meeting and was faced with photos of "every band" he's a fan of decorating the walls.
North American rhapsody: Queen, Lambert tour; no record yet
Queen has clearly found somebody to love in Adam Lambert.
Since joining forces with the "American Idol" runner-up for a series of shows in 2012, the band that ruled rock radio in the 1970s and early '80s has enjoyed tremendous success, with audiences embracing Lambert as the heir to Freddie Mercury's onstage legacy.
They've been selling out areas around the world for five years now, and have just announced a 25-city North American tour beginning June 23 in Phoenix.
SNOB alum opening Charleston-inspired restaurant in D.C.
A Johnson & Wales University graduate who for five years cooked under Frank Lee at SNOB is planning a new Washington D.C. restaurant that will “mirror the comforts of Charleston, South Carolina’s genuine welcome and warm hospitality.”
Hamilton Johnson in 2008 moved to the nation’s capital to work at Vidalia; its chef-owner Jeff Buben this year tapped Johnson to take over the space when he decided against renewing his lease.