Freddie Mercury

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Brian May: ‘I never have a single day without thinking about Freddie’
As he reissues his debut solo album, the Queen guitarist recalls how making it helped him cope with a time when his band, marriage and the life of Freddie Mercury were coming to an end

Michael Hann

05, Aug, 2021 @12:07 PM

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Queen and David Bowie recorded Cream covers in Under Pressure sessions
A new interview with Roger Taylor and Brian May reveals the existence of recordings born from a boozy Swiss jam session

Laura Snapes

11, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Melanie C's fantasy festival: Beyoncé, Prince and five kinds of chips
The Spice Girls star heads to the Lake District for a carb-laden, booze-heavy weekend with Queen, the Beatles and more

Interview by Dave Simpson

27, Aug, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Mick Rock releases unseen photographs of 1970s rock royalty to support NHS
Photographer and friend of David Bowie will donate money from sales of portraits to buy protective masks for hospital staff

Vanessa Thorpe

11, Apr, 2020 @2:04 PM

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Rocketmen, raves and rhapsodies: how the music movie became a Hollywood hit
Elton John is the latest rock star to get the movie treatment in Rocketman. When did singers become as bankable as superheroes at the box office?

Laura Snapes

24, May, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!

Michael Hann

11, Apr, 2019 @12:13 PM

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TV tonight: Princess Di in drag – did this big night out really happen?
The new series of Urban Myths gets off to a glittering start with Diana, disguised as a man, partying with Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett. Here’s the best TV to tune in for

Phil Harrison, Gwilym Mumford, Graeme Virtue, Ellen E Jones, Lanre Bakare and Paul Howlett

10, Apr, 2019 @5:01 AM

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Bohemian Rhapsody's Chinese cut: no homosexuality, no frocks – and no Aids
Three minutes of censored footage from the Freddie Mercury biopic has been lost for viewers in China

Catherine Shoard

27, Mar, 2019 @1:17 PM

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Bohemian Rhapsody’s release in China is a victory, despite the cuts | Le Fil
The fact that Freddie Mercury’s story is being shown in China is a breakthrough for gay people, says LGBT performer Le Fil

Le Fil

05, Mar, 2019 @3:22 PM

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China to remove LGBT scenes from Bohemian Rhapsody
Film will only be released after shots of Mercury kissing other men have been dropped from film, reports say

Andrew Pulver

28, Feb, 2019 @12:48 PM

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Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody
Malek takes the honour for his role as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, which has been dogged by controversy due to its director Bryan Singer

Andrew Pulver

25, Feb, 2019 @3:45 AM

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Why Bohemian Rhapsody should win the best picture Oscar
It was panned by the critics but the Freddie Mercury biopic has proven a hit with cinemagoers. Did critics get it wrong?

Alex Needham

21, Feb, 2019 @9:51 AM

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