Entertainment Freddie Mercury in duet with a group from Lille

23:07  26 february  2021
23:07  26 february  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

On Spotify, Queen's "Don’t Stop Me Now" has been listened to over a billion times

 On Spotify, Queen's © Provided by Vanity Fair Even today, the band sets a new record. It's official, the song "Don’t Stop Me Now" by Queen has just surpassed 1 billion plays on Spotify, fifty years after its release. This is the third title to break this record on Spotify, after " Bohemian Rhapsody " and "Wonderwall" by Oasis . Released for the first time in 1979, this hit was taken from the Jazz album and is one of the group’s greatest hits.

Big fans of the group Queen, the members of a group from the metropolis have succeeded in the incredible bet of singing in duet with Freddie Mercury

Les «Fat bottomed boys» en duo virtuel avec Freddy Mercury. © Fat bottomed boys The "Fat bottomed boys" in a virtual duet with Freddy Mercury. FROM THE DEAD - Big fans of the band Queen, the members of a group from the metropolis have won the incredible bet of singing a duet with Freddie Mercury

Don’t stop them now. Not having Freddie Mercury as a guest was already given to everyone during their lifetime. But there, thirty years after the death of the legendary singer of Queen , it is quite a miracle. Well it happened, this miracle, for the two members of the Lille group Fat bottomed boys . They just released New York, a track accompanied by a music video, in which appears and sings a Freddie Mercury in better shape than ever.

Sir Elton John compares Olly Alexander to Freddie Mercury

  Sir Elton John compares Olly Alexander to Freddie Mercury Sir Elton John has hailed Olly Alexander as "hilariously funny" and talented like the late Freddie Mercury.The 'I'm Still Standing' hitmaker has hailed the 'It's A Sin' star for being "hilariously funny" and talented like the Queen frontman - who died in 1991, aged 45, due to complications from AIDS.

The Fat Bottomed Boys is a group that came together during the first lockdown. Thibaut "the sergent", on vocals, and Louis-Henri "Elash" on guitar, compose songs largely inspired by the Queen style of which they are unconditional fans. Both have been part of another group since 2015, Tribute to Queen, Rock you. “One day we came across an unfinished demo by Freddie Mercury from 1984. He had only recorded a verse and a chorus on a piano melody. We thought it would be fun to finish it, ”explains Thibaut.

The real voice of Freddie Mercury recorded in 1984

So they did. Drums, guitar, bass, finish the piano score and complete the text. “We arranged it all like a duo. The voice of Freddie Mercury that we hear in the song is his, recorded in 1984, "continues The Sergeant. The song was to be included in their debut album, Let’s do it. Except that the process to obtain the rights was unsuccessful, Sony music simply never having responded to their requests.

Generation Identity: France begins shutting down far-right group

  Generation Identity: France begins shutting down far-right group Interior Ministry cites Al Jazeera investigation, which revealed group’s violence, as it begins formal process.On Saturday, dozens in Paris rallied against the move – scheduled to begin Monday – some of whom wore blue vests emblazoned with the words “Génération Identitaire”, the French name of the group which advocates for “defending the identity and culture of white Europeans” and decries what it calls the “great replacement” by immigration and “Islamisation”.

“The track is not on the album, but we did an clip to put it on social media without getting any money on it. The designer Marialexie made us an animated Freddie Mercury who sings with us in the film, ”explains Thibaut. To the sound, the result is there. By closing our eyes, we can easily imagine the two Lille on stage with the star. And as the name of the most famous mustached singer does not leave you indifferent, the initiative of the Fat Bottomed Boys made people talk in France, but also in the world: Italy, Brazil, Chile ...

Thibaut ensures that they were finally contacted by relatives of Queen: the official archivist and biographer. "They themselves had forgotten this model and they liked the result", assures The sergeant. Good, but not enough. "The dream would be that it reaches the ears of the last living members of the band and that they allow us to publish this song on our second album", hopes the singer. They may need A kind of magic to get The miracle.

CultureRap: The triumph of Jul, the series "Validated", the revelation Lous and the Yakuza… The highlights of 2020 CultureCoronavirus: The Grammy Awards ceremony postponed to March 21

'Go and pick cotton': Lille's Sanches reveals racial abuse in cup win .
'Go and pick cotton': Lille's Sanches reveals racial abuse in cup winAlthough the match was held behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions, some supporters of the second division club were able to scale a fence a few metres behind the goal.

usr: 0
This is interesting!