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Freddie Mercury's Sudden Death Still Shocks Fans, Even 25 Years Later

15 September 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Steve Jennings It was recently announced that Rami Malek will be taking on the role of the legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (née Farrokh Bulsara) in the new biopic titled Bohemian Rhapsody. Freddie was only 45 when he passed away on Nov. 24, 1991, and the upcoming film has revived interest in the details surrounding his death. Freddie released a statement disclosing that he suffered from AIDS less than 24 hours before he died in his London home from bronchopneumonia resulting from the disease. "I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV-positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me," he said. "However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in »

- Monica Sisavat

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Backstreet Boys, Florida Georgia Line Team Up for ‘Cmt Crossroads’

27 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys are partnering to perform their biggest hits on Cmt’s “Crossroads.”

The genre-blending collaboration will feature arrangements of Backstreet Boys’ tracks “I Want It That Way” and “As Long As You Want Me,” and Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” “H.O.L.Y.,”  and “God, Your Mama, and Me.”

The two groups teamed up earlier this year, performing together on the Academy of Country Music Awards. Fgl are currently playing select stadium dates on their The Smooth Tour 2017.

“It’s been really cool to collaborate with the Backstreet Boys in so many different ways this year,” said Fgl’s Brian Kelley. “And to be able to take our friendship — and smooth new dance moves — up a notch with this full-blown concert together is going to be epic.”

Added Backstreet BoysBrian Littrell: “Being such fans of each other, this is a really fun way for us to put our »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Exclusive: Taryn Manning Fulfills Rock-n-Roll Fantasy by Performing With Def Leppard’s Phil Collen

18 April 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

While most fans know Taryn Manning for her acclaimed portrayal of Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett on Orange Is the New Black, the actress is also quite an impressive singer -- a talent she displays on an all-new episode of Comedy Central’s The Comedy Jam. And Et has your first look as Manning takes the stage with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen to perform “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”

The eight-episode show, which first premiered on March 22, features celebrities dishing on their favorite memories of iconic songs and then later reliving them on stage with a live performance. For Manning, it’s channeling a longtime rock-n-roll fantasy that sees the actress trading Pennsatucky’s wavy brown locks for some punk-inspired pink hair.

“It's just temporary,” Manning revealed to Et backstage after taping the episode. Having just finished filming season five of Oitnb, which returns to Netflix on June 9, the actress just wanted to change things up. “I had to »

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Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla Announce Joint Tour For 2017 [Ticket Info]

13 January 2017 11:12 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Eighties hair metal giants Def Leppard, Poison, and Telsa are uniting for a nostalgia-driven Us tour beginning in April. >But Now: Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla Tour Tickets The tour will start April 8 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and wrap June 25 in Indianapolis. Tickets go on sale Jan. 20 on Live Nation (except for the […]

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- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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David Bowie Birthday Celebration: Gary Oldman, La Roux, Simon Le Bon and More Gather to Celebrate Rocker’s Life — Watch

9 January 2017 9:21 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been almost a year to the day since we lost David Bowie, but the rock icon and beloved creative force is still foremost in the minds of those who knew and loved him best. As Billboard reports, on Sunday evening, some of those people — including fans, friends and even former bandmates — gathered together to celebrate what would have been Bowie’s seventieth birthday for a three-hour charity concert at London’s Brixton Academy. It was an appropriately rocking and raucous event.

The show was hosted by actor (and close Bowie pal) Gary Oldman, who took the stage not only to emcee the event, but to rock out to a few of Bowie’s classics, including “Sorrow” and “The Man Who Sold the World.”

Read More: David Bowie’s ‘No Plan’ Music Video Is a Posthumous Tribute to the Departed Space Oddity — Watch

Oldman was joined by other luminaries and performers, »

- Kate Erbland

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