I Am The Champion Of Queen + Adam Lambert

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Queen & Adam Lambert“Can you guys believe that we’ve been performing together for eight years now?” No, I cannot believe it, Adam Lambert! The facts check out, though: The former American Idol sensation has been on tour with Queen for basically this entire decade. Queen + Adam Lambert is itself an institution at this point, one enjoying elevated … More »

Seeking Clarity About Clairo

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ClairoA new kind of pop star: In a musical landscape full of false messiahs billing themselves as game-changers, it’s easy to scoff at the notion, but truly transformative figures come along more often than you’d think. How many musical inflection points have been sparked by a magnetic persona who synthesizes a bunch of trends and … More »

Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

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Jonas BrothersSometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you’ve decided to binge several seasons of a popular TV show to participate in the discourse, or you’ve fallen headfirst into a musical subgenre and now have a whole canon to educate yourself on. Maybe … More »

Chinese Censors Cut Six LGBT Scenes From Bohemian Rhapsody

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Censors in China have reportedly cut out more than two minutes of LGBT scenes from the Oscar-winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which opened in the country on Friday (March 22). According to CNN, Chinese censors — who’ve banned portrayal of “abnormal sexual behavior,” including gay and lesbian relationships in TV and film — removed … More »

Rock Hall Names 2019 Induction Speakers: Trent Reznor, David Byrne, Janelle Monaé

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Trent-Reznor“Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, who knows what that is. I don’t give a shit. It’s irritating every year that suddenly my inbox lights up with, ‘Oh man, sorry about …’ I don’t give a fuck!” That was Trent Reznor, talking to Stereogum last year about all the times that the Rock … More »

Oscars 2019: Rami Malek Wins Best Actor For Bohemian Rhapsody

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Rami Malek has won the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Queen’s Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. He beat out Christian Bale in Vice, Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born, Willem Dafoe in At Eternity’s Gate, and Viggo Mortensen in Green Book. Bohemian Rhapsody was nominated for five … More »

Oscars 2019: Queen & Adam Lambert Perform “We Will Rock You” & “We Are The Champions”

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The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is up for a lot of awards at tonight’s Oscars ceremony. So although not all of the Best Original Song nominees will take the stage tonight at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, the surviving members of Queen were there to rock you. More »

Watch Chilly Gonzales’ Pop Music Masterclass On Queen

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Chilly GonzalesPianist, composer, and self-proclaimed musical genius Chilly Gonzales is back with another installment of his Pop Music Masterclass series, in which he breaks down the compositional mechanics behind different pop songs. The first episode of the show’s new season is about Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” — just in time for the Oscars this weekend, … More »

Queen Will Perform At The Oscars, Kacey Musgraves To Present

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The 2019 Oscars go down this Sunday (2/24) and the Academy has announced that two special guests will grace the ceremony stage. Kacey Musgraves — who took home four Grammys last week, including the prize for Album Of The Year — will present one of the awards. In addition, Queen will perform with Adam Lambert. More »

Queen’s Brian May Apologizes For Defending Bryan Singer After New Allegations

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Brian-MayOn Tuesday, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The next day, The Atlantic published a huge exposé on Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer, who has allegedly been having sex with underage boys for decades. More »