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BBC Music Launches With Star-Studded Performance Of Beach Boys Hit 'God Only Knows'

10/8/2014 5:00pm EDT
BBC Music Launches With Star-Studded Performance Of Beach Boys H
The BBC marked the launch of its new music initiative on Tuesday with a new video featuring some of music's biggest stars all collaborating on classic Beach Boys single "God Only Knows."

The video was played simultaneously over all of the BBC's properties at 8pm for the launch of BBC Music and featured over two dozen stars from both sides of the Atlantic, including Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, Baaba Maal, Chris Martin, Sam Smith, One Direction and former Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

Most stars each sung a line or two, while the musicians, including Scottish violinist Ni...

Celebs With The Worst Hair In Showbiz

3/13/2014 1:00pm EDT
Celebs With The Worst Hair In Showbiz
There are some celebrities out there that you can't help but laugh at -- because no matter how much money they have, they just can't seem to get their hair looking right.

Here, we point these obvious hair blunders out to our loving readers because work days are long and we love to be entertaining while you're doing the daily grind. Check out our list of celebrities with the worst hair and join in on the mocking!

John Travolta: His hair goes from super short to longer, but he should know that he isn't fooling anyone. Everyone knows that he has hair plugs and is virtually bald.


Adam Lambert & Queen To Tour North America

3/6/2014 9:00pm EST
Adam Lambert & Queen To Tour North America
Queen and former "American Idol" star Adam Lambert will reunite for a summer tour of North America. The singer and the band have played on and off together since 2012, performing in the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Russia, Poland and at a music festival in Las Vegas in September.

Lambert told "Good Morning America" on Thursday: "To get to be on stage with these two amazing rock royalty members... Honestly, Queen is one of the quintessential rock bands of all time...They have influenced bands for years to come."

Drummer Roger Taylor commented, "We feel that Adam is one of the few singers that ...

Brian May Still Searching For Freddie Mercury's Stolen Guitar

9/1/2012 2:33pm EDT
Brian May has called for the safe return of Freddie Mercury's white Telecaster guitar after recalling it was stolen from Queen's storage facility in a new video DVD compilation.

May and bandmate Roger Taylor offer up audio commentary on new promo package Queen Greatest Video Hits and while chatting about the band's hit "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", May remembers a missing guitar, which Mercury played on the track.

He says, "It disappeared after we stopped touring. Some place out in the world is Freddie's white Tele... It was stolen from our warehouse in the dark years."

And the guita...

Spice Girls, The Who & More U.K. Acts Close London Olympics

8/13/2012 8:42am EDT
Victoria Beckham
Last night's London Olympics closing ceremony included performances by The Who, the reunited Spice Girls, Muse, One Direction and Queen guitarist Brian May.

Composer David Arnold and Kim Gavin's "A Symphony of British Music" extravaganza kicked off with Scottish singer Emeli Sande performing "Read All About It" to a stadium packed with fans.

Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and The Kinks frontman Ray Davies also performed before the 10,800 athletes of the Games marched into the arena.

George Michael, the Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim also took the stage, as did Ed ...

Brian May 'Annoyed' By Tupac Hologram, Different Technology Used For Freddie Mercury Appearance

5/14/2012 4:07pm EDT
Brian May of Queen
Brian May has confirmed that Freddie Mercury will return via hologram for a special performance of the Queen musical "We Will Rock You." May also says that he has been working on the idea for quite a while, and was annoyed when Tupac returned to the stage first.

May told BBC he was hoping to surprise the audience with Mercury's arrival, "People will come out saying, 'Did we actually see Freddie?' It's a little unfortunate they did that thing with Tupac as we've been trying to make Freddie appear on the stage for quite a while. (That technique) is something we've looked at ourselves, but I ...

Adam Lambert To Join Queen On Tour

2/3/2012 8:30am EST
Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert has confirmed he is set to join Queen as the band's new frontman for a tour this summer.

The star was joined by original group members Brian May and Roger Taylor during his final performance on 2009's American Idol, and the trio teamed up once more at the MTV European Music Awards in November .

The collaborations led to speculation that Lambert would be stepping in to take the place of late singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming trek, and Taylor fuelled the reports, saying in December, "He has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice... We would like to ...

Adam Lambert In Talks To Become New Lead Singer Of Queen

12/8/2011 4:20pm EST
Adam Lambert
Queen stars Roger Taylor and Brian May are in talks with American Idol star Adam Lambert about becoming the rock supergroup's new frontman.

The rockers teamed up with Lambert for the 2009 American Idol finale and again at the MTV Europe Awards last month, where the trio performed a stirring medley rendition of Queen hits The Show Must Go On, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions, and drummer Taylor admits he's a big fan of the gay star.

He tells, "He has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice with a range that's great. We would like to work with ...

Happy 40th Birthday, Sacha Baron Cohen!

10/13/2011 8:53am EDT
Sacha Baron Cohen
British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has every reason to celebrate on Thursday - he turns 40.

The funnyman is famous for creating comedy characters Ali G, Borat, and Bruno - and between his alter-egos he's pulled pranks on stars including David Beckham, Eminem and Paula Abdul.

Cohen, who's married to actress Isla Fisher, keeps his personal life private, but there's no hiding his big day.

To mark Cohen's 40th, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts about the star. Happy birthday, Sacha!

- Born in London in 1971, Cohen was raised in a Jewish family and attended the U.K.'s prestigious Univer...

Lady Gaga In Talks To Become New Singer Of Queen?

10/6/2011 8:32am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is in talks with Queen guitarist Brian May to take over as the band's new lead singer.

Original frontman Freddie Mercury died in 1991 and Paul Rodgers took on vocal duties for the group for five years from 2004. The collaboration ended in 2009 and now the rockers are looking for another singer to complete their line-up so they can go back on the road.

May is hoping Gaga, whose stage name is inspired by their hit song Radio Ga Ga, will accept an offer to sing for them.

He tells Britain's Daily Express, "We talk about going out on the road all the time but there's a bit of a s...

Queen Honored With Icon Award At BMI Awards

10/5/2011 8:49am EDT
British rockers Queen were honored with the coveted Icon Award at the BMI Awards in London on Tuesday night.

Bandmembers Brian May and Roger Taylor were on hand to collect the trophy at the event, held at the Dorchester Hotel, which celebrates U.K. musicians whose songs have been performed in America over the last year.

The honor comes within weeks of what would have been late frontman Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday last month, while the group also celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

May tells BBC 6 Music, "I'm very, very happy. It means a lot I think especially because it is ...

Freddie Mercury To Be Honored At 2011 Asian Awards

10/3/2011 8:25am EDT
Freddie Mercury
Late pop icon Freddie Mercury is to be honored at this year's Asian Awards with a special tribute to his life.

The Queen rocker, who died of Aids-related pneumonia in 1991, would have turned 65 last month.

And to mark the occasion, heads at the prize giving are planning to celebrate Mercury's achievements at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House in London on October 18th.

The singer's pal and bandmate Brian May will attend the special event, which honors the achievements of individuals born in or with family originating from parts of Asia.

Mercury, real name Farrokh Bulsara, was Parsi...

Queen's Classic Wembley Stadium Show Streams Via YouTube To Mark Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday (Watch It Here!)

9/5/2011 3:00pm EDT
Freddie Mercury
The Official Queen YouTube Channel is help raising awareness for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity set up in late Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury's name back in 1992 to help raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS around the world. September 5, 2011 marks what would have been Freddie's 65th birthday and the Freddie For a Day campaign is a way to honor the singer; whose untimely death rocked the world; and raise awareness for the global cause.

According to the Freddie For a Day website, the idea came from Mercury Phoenix Trust & London banker Liz Swanton, who decided to dress like F...

Queen's Brian May Joins My Chemical Romance On Stage At Reading Festival

8/28/2011 10:00pm EDT
Brian May
Queen star Brian May thrilled revellers at Britain's Reading Festival on Friday when he joined rockers My Chemical Romance onstage during their headlining set.

The "Welcome to the Black Parade" hitmakers closed the first day of the weekend event, and they invited the guitarist to perform with them for the final 10 minutes of their show.

Frontman Gerard Way introduced May by telling the crowd, "Ladies and gentleman, Brian f**king May", before the Queen star joined the band for several tracks, including a rendition of "We Will Rock You."

The three-day Reading and Leeds twin festivals also ...

Share & Download Bob Marley & The Wailer's 'High Tide Or Low Tide' For Charity

8/9/2011 10:06am EDT
Bob Marley
Today sees the launch of a ground-breaking social media campaign, "I'm Gonna Be Your Friend" ( supported by many of the world's most famous names in entertainment and their fans.

A global audience over 700 million* Facebook and Twitter fans will be able to view a short film of the crisis in East Africa created by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald from footage of East Africa. The film is set to the 1973 Bob Marley & The Wailers song 'High Tide or Low Tide' and will reach over a billion people**.

The campaign was developed to support Save the Children's ap...

Brian May Attacks Golf Club Over Fox Killer Controversy

7/19/2011 9:50pm EDT
Brian May
Queen star Brian May has blasted officials at a Scottish golf club for refusing to ban a member who attacked a fox on the course.

The guitarist, who is a keen British wildlife conservationist, was appalled when he learned oil tycoon Donald Forbes had clubbed the fox and left it for dead after the creature stole a wafer biscuit from his cart.

Another golfer playing a round at the Peterculter Golf Club in Aberdeen was forced to put the animal out of its misery, according to Scotland's Daily Record.

Forbes was fined $1,200 and suspended by the club, but his membership was reinstated nine mo...

Brian May 'Very Excited' About Freddie Mercury Movie

1/12/2011 7:53am EST
Queen star Brian May has thrown his support behind an upcoming biopic of his late bandmate Freddie Mercury, insisting he's "very excited" to see Sacha Baron Cohen tackle the role.

It was announced last year that the British funnyman will portray the tragic rock icon in a new movie, penned by acclaimed screenwriter Peter Morgan.

May has now confirmed work has commenced on the film, which will begin shooting later this year ahead of a planned 2012 release.

A message from May posted on Queen's official website reads, "Work is now fully under way for the much-vaunted feature film on the life...

Meat Loaf Returns With Concept Album About Dying Soldier

3/12/2010 4:00pm EST
Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf's musical comeback will be based around a concept album about a dying soldier. The rocker will release "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" in May, and he reveals the whole album is about a mysterious military man.

He tells WENN, "It's the story of a soldier. He's been in battle and he's lying face down on the ground. He can't move, but he turns his head and starts to see blood run across the ground, and so he thinks he's going to die. They always say you see your life flash backward when you're about to die. But his life flashes forward - into what possibly could happen. He sees what his lif...

Guitarists that Time Will Never Forget Vol. 2

12/5/2007 3:20pm EST
Brian May
Brian May of Queen

"I have spent all my years in believing you, But I just can't get no relief, Lord!"

A Composer, a songwriter, an amazing guitarist and he's got the best hair on earth! What do the songs "Tie Your Mother Down," and "I Want It All" have in common? Brian May wrote them both. He made many artistic contributions to Queen and explored different styles of guitar playing. If you had to ask me 'what's my favorite band?" I would have to say Queen. The main reason being is that they span over a number of styles. There are songs you can totally rock out to, fun, care free song...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 19

7/19/2007 3:00am EDT
Brian May
Happy Birthday to "ER" star Anthony Edwards (1962), Queen guitarist Brian May (1947), singer Vikki Carr (1941), animator/producer Max Fleischer (1883; d. 1972), and French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834; d. 1917).

Constantine Maroulis Joins The Cast Of 'The Bold And The Beautiful' May 15

4/30/2007 1:54pm EDT
Constantine Maroulis
Constantine Maroulis will join the cast of The Bold And The Beautiful beginning Tuesday, May 15 on CBS. Maroulis will play music producer Constantine Parros, who becomes embroiled in the career and life of heiress Phoebe Forrester (Mackenzie Mauzy).

He will perform a number of songs from his upcoming solo debut album over the next several months on the show.

A graduate of the Boston Conservatory, Maroulis was a top-10 finalist during American Idol's 2005 season. His success brought him national attention and led to several high-profile projects, including participating at Bria...

U.K. Band The Feeling Delivers On Debut "Twelve Stops and Home"

11/14/2006 4:56pm EST
The Feeling
Talk about being hooked on The Feeling. This U.K. band delivers an amalgam of harmonic melodies and catchy choruses that reaches full fruition on its Cherrytree/Interscope debut, Twelve Stops and Home, which has already produced a pair of Top 10 international hit singles in "Sewn" and "Fill My Little World."

The quintet's sonic touchstones range from the classic (the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks, Queen, The Carpenters and the Beach Boys) to the more esoteric (10cc, Abba, the Human League and the Pet Shop Boys) to the timeless (Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen).

"I'm very...

Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell III" Debuts In The Top Ten

11/10/2006 10:22am EST
Meat Loaf
Culminating thirteen years of pent-up demand, Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, crashed into the Billboard Top 200 national album sales chart at No. 8. The album was released last week in the U.S. and Canada by Virgin Records America. The album was the highest charting debut in Canada this week at #3.

The album, the epic third installment of rock's greatest franchise, was also released throughout Europe last week, racking up a trail of chart-busting sales statistics: it entered national charts as the No. 2-selling album in Germany and holds it's position this week...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 19

7/19/2006 3:00am EDT
Brian May
Happy Birthday to "ER" star Anthony Edwards (1962), Queen guitarist Brian May (1947), singer Vikki Carr (1941), animator/producer Max Fleischer (1883; d. 1972), and French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834; d. 1917).

Watch The Foo Fighters Live Concert From London's Hyde Park Friday, July 14, on AOL

7/11/2006 12:27pm EDT
Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters, featuring Dave Grohl, former drummer for Nirvana, released their debut self-titled platinum album in 1995 which was originally recorded as a demo tape by Grohl (who played all instruments. The Foo Fighters' career has been largely, as bassist Nate Mendel puts it, "accidental." In 1997 the band released The Colour and the Shape and went through a line-up change. Foo Drummer William Goldsmith would be replaced by Taylor Hawkins months before Pat Smear would depart -- all of this as The Colour and the Shape yielded one FF classic after another: "Monkey Wrench," "Everlong," "M...

Queen and Paul Rodgers To Tour USA

11/28/2005 6:32pm EST
Some of rock's greatest anthems are to be heard performed live again across America after more than 20 years, as rock legends Queen, now joined forces with Paul Rodgers, singer and songwriter of Bad Company/Free fame, announce they are to play a 23-date tour of the USA and Canada this coming Spring. (Full list of tour dates below)

The tour announcement comes only a matter of weeks after Queen and Rodgers ignited sold-out box office and strong media attention with two sold-out performances at The Meadowlands, NJ, and the Hollywood Bowl on a stop-off along the way to their recent sold ou...

Queen Reissues 'A Night At The Opera' With Bonus DVD

11/21/2005 3:10pm EST
Hard to believe it's been three decades since the release of Queen's breakthrough album A Night At The Opera (click for review). The record, Queen's fourth since arriving on the scene in '73, went to No. 1 in several countries around the world, was the band's first to hit the top five on the Billboard album chart and earned them their first gold record in the States. The landmark album was recorded in six different studios between August and November of '75 and encapsulated everything about Queen's music that made it so unique. Combining outstanding showmanship with remarkable versatility...