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25 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury and Eric Carr Die
It was a very sad day for rock n roll on Nov. 24, 1991. We lost two beloved rockers on that day. Queen’s Freddie Mercury died from AIDS complications at the age of 45 and we also lost Kiss drummer Eric Carr at the age of 41. Carr died after a battle with cancer.
Monday, September 5: Rock Birthdays
Today (Sept. 5) we remember the great Freddie Mercury of Queen on what would have been his 70th birthday. Other rocker birthdays today include Journey singer Arnel Pineda (49), guitarist Dweezil Zappa (47), and drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage) is 48.
The Day Freddie Mercury Died
Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen's wildly popular mixture of hard rock, pop, cabaret, glam and opera in the '70s, before becoming one the the AIDS virus' most well-known casualties in the '90s.
Freddie Mercury Biopic Loses Current Director, May be Cursed
Sacha Baron Cohen was attached to the Freddie Mercury biopic for many years, but once the project started moving forward Cohen left, and the film seemed like it might die. But then Ben Whishaw joined and actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher was hired to helm the project. Now Fletcher has left the f…

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