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Queen Montreal Rock And Live Aid Screening at The Mad Art Gallery September 5th

“She’s a Killer Queen. Gunpowder, gelatine. Dynamite with a laser beam”

Culture Shock, a traveling film series, presents Queen Montreal Rock And Live Aid which will be screening at The Mad Art Gallery (2727 S 12th St. in St. Louis) on Thursday September 5th at 7pm . A Facebook invite can be found Here. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or purchased in advance Here. There will be a Freddy Mercury Look-a-like contest and snacks. All net proceeds benefit Mercury Phoenix Trust to help fight AIDS.

Queen Montreal Rock ( filmed in 35mm) and the Live Aid concert represent Queen at the pinnacle of the quartet’s career. It was voted the “greatest live gig ever” by fans and critics alike. Riding high after the release of The Game, the group experienced a surge of popularity not only in the Us and Europe, but also in South America. Drawing
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Queen and Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys Lead Global Citizen Fest Lineup

Queen and Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys Lead Global Citizen Fest Lineup
Queen and Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys will headline the 2019 Global Citizen Festival, set to take place in New York City’s Central Park on September 28th.

The lineup also features H.E.R., OneRepublic and Carole King — the latter last performing in Central Park in 1973. Special guest performances include French Montana, Ben Platt and Jon Batiste & Stay Human. The festival will be hosted by Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, while co-hosts include Rachel Brosnahan, Bill Nye, Rami Malek, Matt Bomer, Elvis Duran, Taraji P. Henson, Joy Reid and Forest Whitaker.
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Neuchâtel festival to explore how games, transmedia and VFX are transforming filmmaking

The Niff Extended programme of the Swiss festival is attracting high-level international guests.

Nifff Extended, the section of Swiss festival Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Nifff) probing the future of cinema, launches today with a wide-ranging programme exploring how games, transmedia and VFX are helping to change storytelling in feature filmmaking.

The programme is becoming the main industry focus of the festival, attracting high-level guests and featuring premieres and cutting- edge debates.

“The Neuchâtel festival has the name ‘film festival’ because it is a historical brand but we really have broadened our vision of what we show and what we discuss,
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Neuchâtel festival to explore how games, transmedia and VFX are transforming film-making

The Niff Extended programme of the Swiss festival is attracting high-level international guests.

Nifff Extended, the section of Swiss festival Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Nifff) probing the future of cinema, launches today with a wide-ranging programme exploring how games, transmedia and VFX are helping to change storytelling in feature filmmaking.

The programme is becoming the main industry focus of the festival, attracting high-level guests and featuring premieres and cutting- edge debates.

“The Neuchâtel festival has the name ‘film festival’ because it is a historical brand but we really have broadened our vision of what we show and what we discuss,
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Neuchâtel festival to epxlore how games, transmedia and VFX are transforming film-making

Neuchâtel festival to epxlore how games, transmedia and VFX are transforming film-making
The Niff Extended programme of the Swiss festival is attracting high-level international guests.

Niff Extended, the section of Swiss festival Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival probing the future of cinema, launches today with a wide-ranging programme exploring how games, transmedia and VFX are helping to change storytelling in feature filmmaking.

The programme is ecoming the main industry focus of the festival, attracting high- level guests and featuring premieres and cutting- edge debates.

“The Neuchâtel festival has the name ‘film festival’ because it is a historical brand but we really have broadened our vision of what we show and what we discuss,
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Rami Malek Says He Felt Like Freddie Mercury Told Him Not To Do Bohemian Rhapsody

It’s a fact, as unfortunate as it is, that Freddie Mercury died from AIDS in late 1991. It’s also a fact that Rami Malek took him an Academy Award for his portrayal of the late great singer in last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

In the conversation of great performances, we also know that many dedicated actors develop a spiritual connection to the roles that they play, especially when it comes to reimagining the life of a real person. It’d be safe to assume that Malek felt this to some extent, given his almost uncanny resemblance to Mercury. But apparently, that connection reached, at some point, beyond the spiritual and into the supernatural.

A recent Express article dug up an appearance with Malek on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, focusing on one strange story the actor decided to tell. The tale, on paper, was about the future Oscar-winner
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Flashback: Pink Floyd, Queen, Black Sabbath Members Rock for Armenia in 1989

When an earthquake decimated parts of Armenia and killing between 25,000 to 50,000 people in 1988, the world was in shock. The Ussr earmarked the equivalent of billions of dollars to help rebuild, the U.S. sent medical aid and search dogs, and people from all over Europe came to help. Perhaps the most surprising fundraising effort, though, came from a who’s who of rock and metal legends calling themselves Rock Aid Armenia. The supergroup, which featured Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Queen’s Brian May and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi,
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Spotlight: Queen's Charity Work

On 23rd November 1991 Freddie Mercury announced to the world that he had AIDS and the next day he died peacefully at his home. He remains the most high profile loss from the disease in the entertainment world and the news shocked fans throughout the world. As a tribute ‘Bohemian Rhapsody /These Are The Days Of Our Lives’ was released as a double A-sided single to raise funds for the Terence Higgins Trust. It entered the UK chart at No. 1, where it stayed for five weeks, raising over £1,000,000 for the charity, and Queen became the first band to have the same single top the UK charts twice. In December of that year Queen had 10 albums in the UK Top 100. In 1992 Freddie was awarded posthumously the Brit’s “Outstanding Contribution to British Music” and ‘Days Of Our Lives’ won Best Single. In April, many of the world’s top stars joined Brian May,
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How ‘Good Omens’ Was Able to Get the Rights to Queen’s Music – Including ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

(Warning: This story contains small spoilers for Amazon’s “Good Omens.”)

Any fan of the book “Good Omens” will tell you how central a role Queen’s music played in the story of Crowley and Aziraphale, and the director of Amazon Prime Video’s TV adaptation told TheWrap just how “desperate” he was to obtain the rights to that music.

“If you know the book at all, the Queen joke is a huge one in the book and runs all the way through it,” Douglas Mackinnon told TheWrap. “I was desperate to get the music.”

A running gag throughout the book is that most of the music tapes in Crowley’s (David Tennant) car — a 1926 Bentley — are from Queen. And even the tapes that aren’t Queen still sound like “Queen-ified” versions of other artists. So pretty much every time Crowley drives his car in the Amazon series, there is
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Hard Rock International Announces Partnership With Mercury Phoenix Trust To Honor Freddie Mercury

Hard Rock International is proud to announce a continuation of its partnership with The Mercury Phoenix Trust, a UK charity created in memory of Freddie Mercury by Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor together with their manager Jim Beach to support the global fight against HIV/AIDS, that includes a series of collaborative initiatives taking place from June through December 2019.

As The Mercury Phoenix Trust brings together Freddie Mercury’s legendary passion for music and social purpose, so too does Hard Rock. The iconic restaurant and entertainment brand was founded on the mottos, “Love All – Serve All,” “Take Time to Be Kind,” “Save the Planet” and “All is One,” and honors its commitment to serve people and the planet through its partnership with The Mercury Phoenix Trust.

As part of the partnership, The Hard Rock Heals Foundation – Hard Rock’s charitable arm – will donate a portion of proceeds
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Glen Hansard Is Tired of Being an Earnest Balladeer

Glen Hansard Is Tired of Being an Earnest Balladeer
Glen Hansard once received a nickname from his friend Nico Muhly: Earnest Strum. The name was a way for Muhly, a contemporary composer, to poke fun at the type of exceedingly sincere, traditionally-rooted folk that Hansard has mostly been making for the past dozen years, ever since he rose to unlikely mainstream fame with the success of the 2007 musical drama Once.

In recent years, Hansard himself has grown a bit restless with his reputation as a bearded balladeer. After 2018’s Between Two Shores, the latest in a steady stream of heartfelt solo records,
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Watch Adam Lambert Return to ‘American Idol’ to Belt ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Watch Adam Lambert Return to ‘American Idol’ to Belt ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Adam Lambert returned to the American Idol stage to perform Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” alongside Season 18 contestant Dimitrius Graham Sunday.

Though they performed a truncated version of the classic track, Lambert and Graham did not skimp on any of the bombast. The pair traded verses early on while Graham did an excellent job anchoring the famous opera section while receiving an assist from a small choir of back-up singers. With digital fireworks blazing in the background, Lambert and Graham roared through the song’s ending before bringing it to a close with the poignant refrain,
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Queen’s Brian May Hasn’t Earned A Penny From Bohemian Rhapsody

The success of Bohemian Rhapsody last year isn’t lost upon many. The Freddie Mercury biopic grossed over $900 million worldwide, making it Fox’s fourth most successful movie ever. You want to know something crazy? The only ones in front of it are Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace.

Yes, the film did better than anyone, including those behind it, could have ever imagined. So it’s easy to assume that those very people would be basking in their newfound riches. Right?

Well, Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May says that may not be the case. In response to some of the earlier reports alluding to some of the financial gains shared between Mercury’s family, he had this to say:

It’s incredible, it’s like a billion dollar movie. I had to laugh actually the other day. Because there’s this thing in the paper
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Brian May Says Queen Hasn't 'Earned a Penny' from Bohemian Rhapsody, Which Made $900 Million

Bohemian Rhapsody may have almost passed the $1 billion mark at the world box office, but Queen member Brian May says the band hasn’t made any money off of the hit Oscar-winning musical biopic.

In a recent interview on BBC Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, May claimed the band hasn’t “earned a penny” from the film — though they were surprised it became so popular.

People has reached out to the film’s production company, Gk Films, for comment.

“We thought it would do well in the end, we felt good about it, but we didn’t
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Brian May Says Bohemian Rhapsody Hasn't Earned Queen One Penny

Brian May Says Bohemian Rhapsody Hasn't Earned Queen One Penny
Bohemian Rhapsody is the most successful music biopic in history. It has grossed over $900 million globally, so it is safe to assume that the band who the movie is about is currently jumping into a swimming pool full of cash like Scrooge McDuck and doing the backstroke. However, that isn't the case, according to guitarist Brian May who revealed the band has not made a "penny" off of the hugely successful movie.

Brian May is more than familiar with the recent report stating he and the rest of his Queen bandmates are worth more money than the Queen of England after the huge success of Bohemian Rhapsody. With that being said, it doesn't look like the initial report was very accurate. May was recently interviewed and asked about his fortunes from having the most successful music biopic in history. He had this to say.

"It's incredible, it's like a billion dollar movie.
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TV tonight: the unforgettable conclusion to Chimerica

  • The Guardian - TV News
The political drama ends in shocking fashion, while Queen’s Brian May is on a mission to save Britain’s hedgehogs. Here’s what to watch tonight

Few political dramas of recent years have felt as committed, powerful or blisteringly authentic as Lucy Kirkwood’s acclaimed thriller, adapted from her multi-award-winning play. In tonight’s conclusion, Lee and Alex finally track down a terrified Jimmy Wang in New Jersey, where he tells them some shocking information. Elsewhere, Zhang Lin is inevitably arrested by the party in Beijing after his anti-authoritarian posting – but he refuses to sign a confession and suffers the consequences. Unforgettable. Ali Catterall
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Sky-high platform shoes, gaudy glasses and sparkle a-plenty — an inside look at the lavish costumes for the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ [Watch Video]

Sky-high platform shoes, gaudy glasses and sparkle a-plenty — an inside look at the lavish costumes for the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ [Watch Video]
The publicity push for the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” starring Taron Egerton (the “Kingsman” franchise) that opens May 31 continues apace as a new video focuses the flamboyant stage costumes designed by Julian Day, who also dressed Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in last year’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” That includes the white leather jacket that Queen’s lead singer sports on screen, which bandmate Brian May says makes him look like “an angry lizard.”

Egerton appears on camera in character with a cowboy hat and black and white houndstooth-check jacket with red accents and says, “I have found the process of inhabiting Elton John and his wardrobe incredibly liberating.” We then hear Egerton sing “Bennie & the Jets,” which of course is a partly a salute to rock-star clothing choices.

The actor goes on to say that Day “is definitely the most brilliant designer I have ever worked with,” as
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Start the Oscar countdown: ‘Surreal’ Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ will blast off without the burdens that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ faced [Watch Video]

Start the Oscar countdown: ‘Surreal’ Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ will blast off without the burdens that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ faced  [Watch Video]
It is hard not to compare “Rocketman,” which officially takes off in theaters on May 31 but will have a special early nationwide Fandango showing on May 18, to last year’s tune-filled phenom “Bohemian Rhapsody.” For one, it shares the same director, Dexter Fletcher. It also centers upon a flashy British rock star, Elton John, who broke out in the ’70s and would become a gay icon. But what sets it apart from that paean to the magic of Queen front man Freddie Mercury is that the production isn’t burdened by many of the pitfalls that its predecessor had to overcome.

By most measures, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a musical biopic about the life of Queen front man Freddie Mercury, was an astonishing success despite such drawbacks as having its original star Sacha Baron Cohen dropping out and scandal-enmeshed director Bryan Singer being replaced after taking long absences and clashing with the cast and crew.
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One last Adam Lambert ‘Idol’ flashback: Consider this Season 8 finale number his Queen audition because Brian May certainly did [Watch Video]

One last Adam Lambert ‘Idol’ flashback: Consider this Season 8 finale number his Queen audition because Brian May certainly did [Watch Video]
In honor of Adam Lambert‘s return to “American Idol” this Sunday as he coaches the Top 8 contestants on how to properly attack a Queen anthem, here is the performance that would lead to him eventually filling in for the band’s late singer, Freddie Mercury. Yes, the eventual winner Kris Allen gets to warble the first verse of “We Are the Champions,” but the minute that Lambert opens his mouth, he commands the song as his voice takes flight into the heavens.

The curtain then raises and Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are revealed in a cloud of smoke. The season’s other contestants seem to be hanging about onstage while acting as a chorus of sorts as the audience and judges leap to their feet. But only Lambert seems to feel right at home next to these British rock legends.

See‘American Idol’ Top 8 video
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HBO’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Special: How to Watch

Last month, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center welcomed the newest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with their annual induction ceremony, honoring Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, the Zombies, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and the Cure and featuring a slew of all-star performances. On Saturday, April 27th, HBO will broadcast a edited version of the ceremony at 8 p.m. Est.

Highlights of the Rock Hall induction included a fiery Stevie Nicks set with Don Henley, Harry Styles and guitar legend Waddy Wachtel, as well as many of the
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