Queen and Adam Lambert, “Live Around the World” (Hollywood)
Adam Lambert is not Freddie Mercury. Nor, to his credit, does he try to be. What he is, though, is the perfect successor to the...
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.
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,"...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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."
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and 20th Century Fox are — for now, at least — champions of the world.
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
Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth.
Brian May: ‘Thank God’ Rami Malek played Freddie Mercury
How Rami Malek channeled Freddie Mercury
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today in History for November 24th
Brian May: Rami Malek ‘great’ as Freddie Mercury
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 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.
Today in History for November 24th
CLEVELAND (AP) — Blinking back tears, LeBron James extended his right ring finger, the one sparkling with 400 diamonds, and touched the championship banner.
As it rose from a golden, miniature Cleveland skyline toward the ceiling, Queen's "We Are The Champions" filled Quicken Loans Arena and Cavs fans sang along with Freddie Mercury just as they did in June.
And, incredibly, this was just the warm-up act for a night this city won't soon forget.