Posts tagged "queen"

Freddie Mercury & David Bowie Sing “Under Pressure” A-Capella

Today in things that are perfect: a recently unearthed recording of David Bowie and the late, great Freddie Mercury singing the Queen song "Under Pressure," without a backing track, their amazing voices isolated for your enjoyment. I got chills. [Huffington Post]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2013

7 Dream Celebrity Cruises We Really Wish Were Real

After getting an email announcing that The Weezer Cruise is making its triumphant return in 2014, we got to thinking about celebrity cruises. Everyone from Kate Gosselin to Kenny G has been taking their act to the high seas, but we have yet to see some of our favorite celebs get in on the actio…

Be My Boyfriend: Drunk Guy Who Sang “Bohemian Rhapsody” In The Back Of The Cop Car

Dear Robert Wilkinson (aka drunk guy who sang "Bohemian Rhapsody" to a cop), Hello. Nice to meet you. Queen is also my favorite band, although I prefer "Fat Bottomed Girls" or "Somebody to Love." Sometimes when the world feels overwhelming and I don't know what to do, I sing Queen. There's something soothing about  singing…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 30, 2012

20 Years Ago Today, Freddie Mercury Passed Away

Not only is it Thanksgiving -- Happy Turkey & Sides Day, everyone! -- it's also the 20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury's death. Mercury, the lead singer of, oh, the greatest band ever in my humble opinion, passed away from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS in 1991. He died just one day after he revealed to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2011

Lady Gaga News: A Lifetime Movie And An Invitation To Join Queen?

We love a good Lifetime movie as much as the next girl. No seriously, we've watched "Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?" more times collectively than we'd wish to confess. But we're a little skeptical of a new flick that Lifetime has in the works called "Fame Monster: The Lady Gaga Story." The…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 6, 2011

Somebody To Love: Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury!

Yes, yes, Happy Labor Day, everyone. But a more important event cannot go unacknowledged -- Happy birthday, Freddie Mercury! The Queen singer would have been 65 years old today.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 5, 2011

Wasilla High School Bans Song By Gay Rock Legend

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 songwriter and lead singer of Queen,…
By: Newser / May 14, 2011

Couple Commemorates Wedding With “Don’t Stop Me Now” Lip Dub

My main reason for possibly wanting to get married someday — besides, you know, joining forces legally with my partner in life and love — is so I can involve Queen, the greatest band ever, somehow. This couple did it so well. [via Buzzfeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2011

Old-School Wednesdays: Queen And David Bowie Are “Under Pressure”

We were reminded of Queen and David Bowie's amazing rendition of "Under Pressure" earlier this week, and wanted to take another look at the video. This video reads like "the history of stress," but wait! It redeems itself with sweetness and light at the end. Why don't you give love one more chance, after…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 6, 2010

Homeless Man Channels His Struggle With Queen And Kermit

How is it that a homeless man with a Queen song and two Kermit puppets made me cry? Just watch the video and you'll see. I feel like I understand the epic-ness of this guy's struggle without him even saying a word ... well, besides the sign that says he's homeless with two kids. He…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 4, 2010

The Muppets Do Queen And It Is Beautiful

It's a well-known fact that Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is one of the the hardest songs to sing and until this very second, I didn't think anyone but my beloved Freddie Mercury could pull it off. I don't know whose brilliant idea it was to have The Muppets sing this classic rock song, but they should…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2009

Should Adam Lambert Be Queen’s Next Frontman?

You know that Queen song where they chant "no time for losers" really obnoxiously for, like, five minutes? Well Entertainment Weekly is suggesting the band make time for "American Idol" loser runner-up Adam Lambert. Since Queen's lead singer, Paul Rodgers, recently peaced out the band, they need a replacement ASAP. And on the last episode…
By: Nikki Dowling / May 22, 2009

Princess Propaganda Giving Us The Runs

Last night I was watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians -- in the episode, Khloe and Kourtney got pissed at Kim because she was buying a Bentley and acting like a big princess. Their retort was that Kim may be a princess, but that they, Kim and Kourtney, are queens. Ooh, snap, right? Then thi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2008

Fit For A Queen

There’s a new queen in England, and she’s got more poise than Her Majesty and more cleavage than Elton John. It’s 17-year-old, size 16 beauty queen Chloe Marshall! She’ll be strutting her stuff in the Miss England Pageant in July, but she’s already become a media darling. “What I am promoting is a healthy girl…
By: Simcha / April 2, 2008