Saturday, September 18, 2010

News From Hollywood: Sacha Baron Cohen to Play Freddie Mercury

This should be interesting, to say the least.  Freddie Mercury was, in my opinion, the greatest frontman a band has ever had.  Theatrical, strong-voiced, entertaining, and he would rock us (had to work that reference in somehow).  In any event, Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat", "Ali G", "Bruno" and so on) has signed on to play Mercury in a upcoming movie. 

There are many reports out there confirming this, but I'm posting the one from the New York Daily News.

(Incidentally, there were many reports that former hockey coach Pat Bruns had died yesterday, but they turned out to be false.  Fail.)

Let's recall Queen in arguably the single greatest rock appearance ever - at Live Aid (in 1985).  Magical (and I never saw it until years later due to my going to Yankee Stadium that fateful day).

Many have tried to say that U2 was better that day.  Uh...well...trying to be  Queen.  They were going to break up after Live Aid.  That performance revitalized them, and it injected Live Aid from a corner that people didn't quite expect.  U2 was wonderful.  Queen was better - legendary.

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