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David Bowie and Freddie Mercury’s ‘Under Pressure’ Session Fueled by Wine and Cocaine

An audio track of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury laying down vocals for the 1981 Queen hit 'Under Pressure' surfaced a while back, bringing with it writer Mark Blake's account of the song's wild, and eventually tumultuous, writing and recording sessions. The two stars trade vocals without any instrumental distraction, but Blake claims that the singers recorded their parts separately and privately.

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Top Festival Appearances Ever

When it comes to performances at festivals, Queen's set at 1985's Live Aid tops a Toronto Sun list of the Top Music Festival Performances of All-Time.

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Queen’s May Calls Singing Competition Shows Stupid

Singing competition shows have been popular for decades, and they've proliferated all over the TV dial since 'American Idol' debuted over a decade ago. But don't expect to find one playing on Brian May's set anytime soon.

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There's no denying the popularity of Queen, at least in their native England, as they've topped yet another poll there.
This one was Absolute Radio's Icon poll. James Curran, the station's Head of Music, says, "The poll was all about celebrating the iconic artists that feature on our playlists across our network of decade stations. Queen have yet again proved themselves as one of the U.K.’s most iconic bands by topping this poll of absolute music greats.”

Here's the whole Top 10:

2.David Bowie
3.The Beatles
4.Pink Floyd
5.Led Zeppelin
7.Bruce Springsteen
8.The Rolling Stones
9.Foo Fighters
10.Paul Weller
The rest of the Top 100 -- which includes AC/DC, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, The Who, Eric Clapton and The Clash -- can be found at Absolute

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Queen Releasing Expanded ‘Live at the Bowl’

There really isn't much in the way of unreleased material in the Queen archives at this point, but fans hoping for an expanded edition of the band's 'Live at the Bowl' album and concert film are in for a treat.

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The Story of the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert That Dazzled London

The death of Queen singer Freddie Mercury due to AIDS-related complications on Nov. 24, 1991, left his legions of fans and fellow members of rock's ruling aristocracy thoroughly shell-shocked.

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Freddie Mercury’s Royal Secret

It has been revealed that Freddie Mercury took a great story to his grave.

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Queen’s ‘You’re My Best Friend’ Covered by the Melvins

The first classic rock song from the Melvins' upcoming cover album has arrived in the form of their take on 'You're My Best Friend' by Queen. 'Everybody Loves Sausages,' due April 30th, also finds the band tackling the Kinks and David Bowie, among others.

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Recently Discovered Freddie Mercury Cemetery Marker Missing

A plaque that until this year few knew existed has gone missing. The marker is believed to represent the the final resting place of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. For over 20 years no one knew where Mercury's ashes were scattered, and now the plaque believed to represent just that spot has seemingly blown away in the wind.

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Queen, Sabbath-May Supports Geezer

Queen guitarist and animal rights activist Brian May is applauding the efforts of Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler in his fight to stop the production and distribution of foie gras, which is made from the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened.

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