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]
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 action (Chavril, where are you?!). Grab your bedazzled bikini and click on the gallery to check out seven imagined celebrity cruises that we really wish were real….
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 their songs aloud. They help put life in perspective. Speaking of “Somebody to Love” … I think you should drop me a line if you’re sober now. I’m not into drunks. Plus you live in Canada. I don’t know if serenading cops is a regular thing for you — I really hope not. But this happened back in November, so I’m assuming you’ve got your shit together by now. I should tell you, I really liked your message about “brotherhood of men on the planet earth.” I can tell you are a peaceful man at heart and that “physical violence is the least of [your] priorities.” I think we should go do some karaoke together. What say you?
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 the world that he had the disease. RIP, Freddie — your legacy lives on in the music you gave to the world! [Image of Freddie Mercury's Lego-likeness from The Living Brick.]
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 network has put out a casting call looking for actresses “who can believably span ages of 16 to 22″ for the role. But will they really be able to find someone to walk in Gaga’s (Alexander McQueen Armadillo) shoes?
This information comes at the same time as news that Lady Gaga is apparently being courted to become the lead singer of Queen.
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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. Keep reading »
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, Freddie Mercury. “The whole thing was just ridiculous,” said a senior from Sarah Palin’s hometown. “They’d played the song on the school intercom and we played it at prom. It’s a great song and the choir was really excited to be singing it. The senior class felt like it defined them.” Read more… Keep reading »
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 all. [YouTube
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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 uses the passion of Freddie Mercury and the pure spirit of Kermit the Frog to tell us his story. Heartbreaking and well worth a dollar. [The Daily What
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