Queen

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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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Don’t Stop Me Now! Why Queen’s Greatest Hits is the ultimate zombie album
First released in 1981, it is at the top of the iTunes chart this week, alongside many other very old albums and artists. Will our nostalgia loop ever end?

06, Jul, 2021 @3:53 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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Where have all the bands gone? Well, he’s in one
The Maroon 5 singer ruffled feathers with comments about the decline of groups, but going it alone is easier and cheaper

Rebecca Nicholson

06, Mar, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The show must go on: can a band continue without its lead singer?
From Queen to the Doors, many bands have attempted to keep going after the departure of the singer – with very mixed results

Leonie Cooper

02, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Toto, ELO, Queen ... why hits from happier times top Covid lockdown playlists
Nostalgic Spotify users turn to the music of their youth to escape the woes of 2020

Jamie Doward

13, Sep, 2020 @6:01 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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Queen – not that one – to appear on postage stamps
Classic rock band to feature on 13 stamp designs from July, with Brian May saying ‘we have become a national institution’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Jun, 2020 @8:50 AM

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'It reminded me I should not go quietly': readers' favourite UK No 1s
Guardian readers fill in the blanks in our countdown of the greatest UK No 1s of all time, with entries from Dusty Springfield to Desmond Dekker, Jimi Hendrix to Joe Dolce

Guardian readers

10, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Brian May was 'near death' after suffering heart attack while gardening
The Queen guitarist said doctors found three blocked arteries after he experienced a ‘small’ heart attack

Laura Snapes

25, May, 2020 @11:39 AM

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Brian May taken to hospital after tearing buttock muscles while gardening
Queen guitarist says ‘I won’t be able to walk for a while’ after injury during lockdown and lambasts Boris Johnson over coronavirus

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, May, 2020 @7:51 AM

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