Watch Adam Lambert and Queen at iHeartRadio

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Remember how happy we were last week when we announced that fun. would be performing alongside the remaining members of Queen and Adam Lambert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this past weekend. Well, we were definitely excited even though we weren’t able to make it to Las Vegas (or the festival for that matter) to give you a firsthand encounter of the event.

The same night after the show, Lambert actually took to his Twitter to give fans the chance to watch the performance of that evening even if they couldn’t make it to Sin City themselves.

The video from the show can be seen below (FYI, you can forward to the 11:10 mark to see the beginning of fun. joining in on the show).

Fun. Meets Queen at the iHeartRadio Music Festival


Fun. frontman, Nate Ruess might have been suffering from some vocal conditions last week which left him unavailable to perform at a festival with Mumford & Sons, but it looks like things are looking up just in time for the singer.

It was reported that the “We Are Young” crooner and the rest of his band, will be appearing with classic rock icons, Queen, during the iHeartRadio Music Festival tomorrow. The show, which has now become an annual event with some of the biggest artists in music taking to the stage will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena, will be taking over Las Vegas for the next two days.

Billboard reported that an inside source had seen Ruess rehearsing with Brian May and Roger Taylor on some tracks including “Somebody to Love” and “Fat Bottomed Girls” this past Tuesday, September 17.

Ruess isn’t the only musician that has joined Queen in the past; one of the most famous musicians to have joined the band is former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert. For quite sometime, the former reality TV show contestant had been filling the frontman position and will be resurrecting that role during Queen’s performance at the music festival.

The festival is slated to start tomorrow and for the first time ever, will feature a Fan Village officially named  the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village which will include performances by Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, AWOLNATION, Pete Tong, Twenty One Pilots and Jason Derulo.

Friday’s performers on the main stage will include  Katy Perry, Elton John, Keith Urban, J. Cole, Muse, Tiesto, Chris Brown and Benny Benassi while Saturday’s line up will feature  Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Tim McGraw and Bruno Mars and many more.

Who else is looking forward to Fun. and Queen maybe performing “We Are Young” together?

Freddie Mercury/Michael Jackson Tracks to Be Released


What happens when you combine to of music’s biggest stars in the ’80s and a llama?

Apparently that’s what happened when Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson entered the studio to record some tracks together during that time.

The Times has reported that three tracks that were recorded by the twosome would be making their debut sometime this year, according to Queen guitarist, Brian May. May was quoted as saying that these rare, and never before heard tracks will be released in two months’ time.

In 1983, the two mega stars worked together in California, but did not release anything because they could not secure the adequate time to record more tracks. But that wasn’t all that led to the non-release of the songs before; there was some apparent tension between Mercury and Jackson.

In comes the llama bit.

During a recording session, Jackson brought a llama with him into the recording studio which resulted in Mercury calling Jim ‘Miami’ Beach, a lawyer who later became Queen’s manager and telling him, “Miami, dear, can you get over here? You’ve got to get me out of here, I’m recording with a llama.”

This news about the unreleased tracks come on the heels of Sacha Baron Cohen pulling out of the Freddie Mercury bio-pic he had been connected to for about three years. Due to some ratings and content issues with the remaining members of Queen, who get the final approval on the script contents, Baron decided to bow out of the role as the flamboyant frontman.

Sacha Baron Cohen Out of Freddie Mercury Bio-Pic


The Freddie Mercury bio-pic no longer has a Freddie Mercury, because Sacha Baron Cohen has officially left the film.

According to Deadline, Cohen has left the film due to some creative issues after three years of being tied to the project. Cohen wanted the film to have more of a rated-R feel to it when telling the story about the late-Queen frontman, but the remaining members of the band, who get to have “script and director approval,” wanted more of a PG rating for the feature.

This news comes as surprise to those looking forward to the film because Cohen had apparently been looking forward to portraying Mercury for a long time and just this past October, Queen guitarist, Brian May posted an update online where he sounded excited for the way that the film was progress.

On his website he posted the following:

“Ah … I promised news of yesterday’s Queen band meeting. Well, it was just Roger and Jim Beach and myself … we are a small cottage industry !! Our main agenda was the Freddie film … which, I’m happy to tell you, is on course. Much of our discussion was about contractual things … it’s pretty complex …. and determining who is responsible for what. The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule – filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie. The film should be ready for release early in 2014.”

Back in March, the website had also reported that Tom Hooper (of Les Miserable fame) was hoping to claim the directing duties on the film, but seeing as there’s no star anymore the question is whether or not there was a back-up plan or if even a film will be made now.

Hooper reportedly was excited to work with Cohen on the film since the both of them had previously worked on Les Miserable together; remember, Cohen played Thénardier.