No matter how old you are, it is pretty safe to say that Queen is one of the greatest bands of all time.
It has been over 40 years since Queen released their debut album, Queen in 1973, but they’re still just as popular now. Legendary music tends to stick around through multiple decades. Who doesn’t know all the words to “Killer Queen,” “Bohemian Rhapsody, “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You”?
It wasn’t just the music that made Queen so popular, their persona and stage presence really sealed the deal. With Freddie Mercury as the lead vocalist, where could they go wrong?
Freddie’s flamboyant style made headlines, but his three-octave vocal range is what made him a star. To this day, he is often credited as the inspiration for many modern singers, from Kurt Cobain to David Bowie, to Wiz Khalifa, to Lady Gaga, and many, many more.
Lady Gaga once said in an interview:
“I adored Freddie Mercury and Queen had a hit called ‘Radio Gaga’. That’s why I love the name. Freddie was unique – one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music. He was not only a singer but also a fantastic performer, a man of the theater and someone who constantly transformed himself.
In short: a genius.”
Because Freddie and Queen were so influential in music, it should come as no surprise that there have been many documentaries about the band over the years.
A topic that has come up often when discussing Queen and Freddie Mercury is Freddie’s battle with AIDs and his subsequent death from the disease.
A new film, Bohemian Rhapsody, is set to release in 2018 and it will detail the life of Freddie Mercury and the band, from their inception and over the course of 15 years, ending at their 1985 performance at Live Aid.
The movie’s description is:
Described as a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Fans of Queen have been anxiously awaiting the first trailer for the movie and it is finally here!
There were a few bumps in the road along the way. Director Bryan Singer was fired from the project in 2017 after it was reported that he’d failed to be on set multiple times in a row. However, other rumors suggested he clashed dramatically with the film’s star, Rami Malek, and other cast and crew members.
After Bryan Singer’s departure, director Dexter Fletcher picked up the reigns and helped finish the film.
Many fans and nervous, anxious, and excited to see this film. One commenter wrote on YouTube:
I’m excited but also nervous to watch this movie. It’s going to require some SERIOUS acting talent to give Freddie Mercury justice. ‘I pity your wife if you think 6 minutes is forever’, I feel like Freddie would have said something like that in a much more witty and quirky fashion. But still, this could be great! I hope this movie goes through their touring of America in the early 1980s too. Anyway! Excited for the movie. :)
Bohemian Rhapsody is set to release in theaters on November 2, 2018. Check out the teaser trailer for the film in the video below!
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