Freddie Mercury

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Freddie Mercury in his definitive pose – Denis O’Regan’s best photograph
‘I shot the singer in Manchester in 1986, on what would be his last tour with Queen. That shape he throws – no one else ever did it. He’s like a bendy toy’

Interview by Dave Simpson

16, Nov, 2022 @3:02 PM

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Queen: Face It Alone review – slight song boosted by Freddie Mercury giving it 150%
The former frontman is the real attraction on a previously unheard single. While hardly a classic, it still packs an emotional punch

Alexis Petridis

13, Oct, 2022 @11:50 AM

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Freddie Mercury’s ‘priceless’ stamp collection to be celebrated
Postal Museum show celebrates the Queen singer’s youthful passion for philately

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media correspondent

11, Jun, 2022 @1:51 PM

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Bootleggers, bondage and law-breaking bashes! The scandalous history of the wild party
From Prohibition-busting cocktail parties to all-night raves, illegal gatherings have been at the centre of modern culture for decades. So why do they still have the power to shock?

Jonathan Jones

31, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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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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