History Music / Queen

15th May '18 11:53:25 AM TroperBeDoper
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15th May '18 7:11:02 AM Saveelich
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In 2017, after years of speculation, a biopic entitled ''Film/BohemianRhapsody'' was announced, directed by Creator/BryanSinger and will star Creator/RamiMalek as Freddie, Gwilym Lee as Brian, Ben Hardy as Roger, and Joseph Mazzello as John, which will be released on November 2, 2018.

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In 2017, after years of speculation, a biopic entitled ''Film/BohemianRhapsody'' was announced, directed by Creator/BryanSinger and will star starring Creator/RamiMalek as Freddie, Gwilym Lee as Brian, Ben Hardy as Roger, and Joseph Mazzello as John, which John. It will be released on November 2, 2018.
1st May '18 9:23:40 PM nombretomado
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* IThoughtItMeant: Here's a big one. The "no synthesizers" disclaimers that appeared on Queen's albums [[CaptainObvious (until they started using synthesizers)]] weren't a sign of their hatred for synthesizers; the disclaimer was usually put at the end of the credits for each album. As one of Queen's former managers said, "We would spend four days multi-layering a guitar solo and then some imbecile from the record company would come in and say, [[BerserkButton 'I like that synth!'"]]
15th Apr '18 7:32:45 AM UnnaturalPonny
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* '''[[Music/FreddieMercury Farrokh Bulsara (Freddie Mercury)]]''' - lead vocals, piano, organ, harpsichord, percussion, cowbell, guitar, synthesizer, keyboard, synth bass, tambourine (1970-1991, died 1991)

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* '''[[Music/FreddieMercury Farrokh Bulsara (Freddie Mercury)]]''' '''Music/FreddieMercury''' - lead vocals, piano, organ, harpsichord, percussion, cowbell, guitar, synthesizer, keyboard, synth bass, tambourine (1970-1991, died 1991)
10th Apr '18 6:21:02 AM Hjortron18
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* CargoShip: "I'm in Love with My Car" on ''A Night at the Opera'' is a [[{{In-Universe}} canon]] example:

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* CargoShip: "I'm in Love with My Car" on ''A Night at the Opera'' is a [[{{In-Universe}} [[InUniverse canon]] example:
9th Apr '18 7:27:40 AM snichols1973
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* GoodAngelBadAngel: In "Bohemian Rhapsody", various factions are fighting over the protagonist's soul:
-->I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me,\\
He's just a poor boy from a poor family,\\
Spare him his life from this monstrosity!\\
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?\\
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go! (Let him go!)\\
Bismillah! We will not let you go. (Let him go!)\\
Bismillah! We will not let you go. (Let me go!)\\
We will not let you go (Let me go!)\\
We will not let you go,\\
[[BigNo No, no, no, no, no, no, no!]]
27th Mar '18 3:08:36 PM Premonition45
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In 2017, after years of speculation, a biopic entitled ''Film/BohemianRhapsody'' was announced, directed by Creator/BryanSinger and will star Creator/RamiMalek as Freddie, Gwilym Lee as Brian, Ben Hardy as Roger, and Joseph Mazzello as John, and is currently scheduled for a Christmas 2018 release.

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In 2017, after years of speculation, a biopic entitled ''Film/BohemianRhapsody'' was announced, directed by Creator/BryanSinger and will star Creator/RamiMalek as Freddie, Gwilym Lee as Brian, Ben Hardy as Roger, and Joseph Mazzello as John, and is currently scheduled for a Christmas 2018 release.
which will be released on November 2, 2018.
27th Mar '18 2:28:21 PM Saveelich
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In 2017, after years of speculation, a biopic entitled ''Bohemian Rhapsody'' was announced, directed by Creator/BryanSinger and will star Creator/RamiMalek as Freddie, Gwilym Lee as Brian, Ben Hardy as Roger, and Joseph Mazzello as John, and is currently scheduled for a Christmas 2018 release.

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In 2017, after years of speculation, a biopic entitled ''Bohemian Rhapsody'' ''Film/BohemianRhapsody'' was announced, directed by Creator/BryanSinger and will star Creator/RamiMalek as Freddie, Gwilym Lee as Brian, Ben Hardy as Roger, and Joseph Mazzello as John, and is currently scheduled for a Christmas 2018 release.
12th Mar '18 10:54:09 AM borgjones
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* BadassMoustache: Guess.
* BerserkButton:
** Brian and Roger's commentary for ''Queen Rock Montreal'' reveals that, at this point, Freddie was emphatically ''not'' pleased about making a concert film, didn't really get on with the director and thought the cameramen were getting in the way. Since the plan was to take footage from both nights' shows, he tried to make a mess of that by wearing trousers on one night and shorts on the second.
** Freddie also got really annoyed at one concert when fans showed up with banners that read "DISCO SUCKS" after the release of ''Hot Space''. "It's only a bloody record, for Christ's sake, people get so excited."
** Roger, on the other hand, musically disliked the idea of steering Queen too far away from their rock roots into funk or techno-pop as they had by TheEighties, though he still acquiesced in the end.



* DeadArtistsAreBetter: It's an unfortunate fact that Queen had their most successful period in America immediately after the death of Freddie Mercury. Freddie Mercury himself encouraged Brian May to make use of this trope, urging him to release the single "Driven by You" around the time of his death, so the single could sell better.



* {{Determinator}}: Freddie Mercury was very sick and growing weaker, but somehow he managed to record ''Innuendo'' with his voice sounding as great as ever.



* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Quite literally. Freddie didn't publicly admit to being HIV+ until he issued a public statement hours before dying of AIDS. See DontYouDarePityMe.



* GadgeteerGenius: Brian May holds a [=PhD=] in Astrophysics. He designed and built his guitar, the Red Special, with his father in 1964. The guitar's neck is mostly a piece of wood salvaged from an old fireplace mantle-piece, and the tremolo bar is a motorcycle handbrake combined with a knitting needle. The guitar's body was made out of an old mahogany table that was going to be replaced anyway. John Deacon also tinkered with electronics in his youth and later graduated with a First in electrical engineering. He joined in part because the others were impressed by his skill with equipment. He designed and built a guitar amplifier that Brian deemed good enough to use while recording. In fact, Brian May is about as close as you can get to being [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] in the flesh.



* HesGotLegs: As the "I Want To Break Free" video showed, Roger Taylor could sure rock a miniskirt...
* HiddenDepths: Brian May earned his [=PhD=] in astrophysics in 2007.



* {{Retcon}}: Everybody knows Brian made his guitar with his father and he calls it the Red Special, right? The story wasn't always told like that: in the early days, not a single mention of May Sr's contribution was made--perhaps the band's publicists thought it was more impressive to just credit Brian for it; it was more "rock and roll" that way--and the nickname "Red Special" only showed up much, much later in the story. It might have been originated by either the press or the fandom, although now Brian uses it as well.
3rd Mar '18 8:40:51 PM bt8257
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All members of the band were songwriters, approaching [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly wildly different styles]], from straight-up HardRock and ArenaRock to GlamRock, ProgressiveRock, HeavyMetal, disco / {{Funk}}, pop, rockabilly, [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and SynthPop, going all the way between 1 and 7 on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.

The band is often thought to have broken up after Mercury's 1991 death from complications of AIDS. While that isn't quite true, the band chose not to replace Mercury, and stopped virtually all activity besides a posthumous album with Mercury's previously recorded vocals in 1995 and one single in 1997. Deacon officially retired from the band soon afterwards. May and Taylor have continued to record and tour in collaboration with other musicians under the "Queen + ..." moniker, which resulted in one album, ''The Cosmos Rocks'' with [[Music/BadCompany Paul Rodgers]] as singer. The album was greeted with critical disdain and a fan backlash over the perceived nature of Rodgers as a ReplacementScrappy, despite May and Taylor repeatedly pointing out that he was only a featured artist and not a replacement for Mercury. ([[FanDumb Ho hum.]]) Rodgers and the band went their separate ways in 2009, and subsequently the group performed with former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' contestant Music/AdamLambert in 2011, and continues to do so to this day.

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All members of the band were songwriters, approaching [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly wildly different styles]], from straight-up HardRock and ArenaRock to GlamRock, ProgressiveRock, HeavyMetal, disco / {{Funk}}, pop, rockabilly, [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] {{New Wave|Music}} and SynthPop, going all the way between 1 and 7 on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.

The band is often thought to have broken up after Mercury's 1991 death from complications of AIDS. While that isn't quite true, the band chose not to replace Mercury, and stopped virtually all activity besides a posthumous album with Mercury's previously recorded vocals in 1995 and one single in 1997. Deacon officially retired from the band soon afterwards. May and Taylor have continued to record and tour in collaboration with other musicians under the "Queen + ..." moniker, which resulted in one album, ''The Cosmos Rocks'' with [[Music/FreeBand Paul]] [[Music/BadCompany Paul Rodgers]] as singer. The album was greeted with critical disdain and a fan backlash over the perceived nature of Rodgers as a ReplacementScrappy, despite May and Taylor repeatedly pointing out that he was only a featured artist and not a replacement for Mercury. ([[FanDumb Ho hum.]]) Rodgers and the band went their separate ways in 2009, and subsequently the group performed with former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' contestant Music/AdamLambert in 2011, and continues to do so to this day.



* 2005 - ''Return of the Champions'' [[note]] The first of two live albums made with [[Music/{{Free}} Paul Rodgers]] [[/note]]

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* 2005 - ''Return of the Champions'' [[note]] The first of two live albums made with [[Music/{{Free}} [[Music/FreeBand Paul Rodgers]] [[/note]]
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