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Freddie laughs at Kanye; 'Queen' beer coming your way; 'The Game' turns 35

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Apparently, some people didn't enjoy Kanye West's short rendition of the iconic Queen classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in the Glastonbury Festival last Saturday. Proof? A New York radio station shared a video of Kanye's cover with a clip of Queen's late frontman, Freddie Mercury, laughing and finally performing the song and showing a stunned rapper how it is actually done. The video was posted to Facebook and has received over 20 million views.

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And talking about Bohemian Rhapsody, the two members of Queen who still represent the band decided to  their own beer, the Queen Bohemian Larger, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of their biggest legendary hit. The Bohemian Lager is a handcrafted Czech beer brewed in the Bohemian region.

A 12-pack of 330ml bottles are priced at £20 and a crate will cost £36.


This is not the first time the British band puts its name to an alcoholic beverage - they'd previously launched the vodka Killer Queen, for the 40th anniversary of the successful single taken from their third album Sheer Heart Attack. Queen also has an Argentinan Malbec, 'Millionaire Waltz' (named after the song from their album A Day at the Races).

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In other anniversary news, Queen's album 'The Game' turns 35. Released on June 30, 1980, the band's eight studio album was a turning point from their 70s style. And a controversial one among their fans, considering it was the first album where Queen used synthesizers.

Despite everything, The Game became the most successful Queen album in the United States and it produced the best selling single of Queen's career: Another One Bites the Dust. Another One Bites the Dust was written by bassist John Deacon and became the album's first single by Michael Jackson's suggestion.

The album also included the second (and last) US #1 hit for the band, 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love.' Other notable songs are Play the Game, Save Me, Dragon Attack and Need Your Loving Tonight.

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1, 2, 3, myself

Queen post? Drinking post? I don't really like Freddie Mercury comparisons so I'm 'meh' on the video. Favorite 'The Game' song/Queen album?

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