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All Dead All Dead


“All Dead All Dead” – Bio

“All Dead All Dead”
Released October 28, 1977
Queen – British rock band

“All Dead All Dead” – Meaning


All Dead, All Dead” was partly inspired by the death of Brian May’s cat.

Sung by Brian May, the lilting, melancholy track “All Dead, All Dead” sounds like a farewell to a departed lover, but it was at least partly inspired by the death of the guitarist’s childhood cat.

“It was a song I had around for a while,” May recalled during an appearance on In the Studio with Redbeard.

“All Dead All Dead” – Brian May


It was kind of about the passing of friends and I think the thing that started it off was my cat, losing my cat.

My cat died when I was a kid, and I kind of never got over it.

I think it was one of those things which surfaces now and again in different ways.

I think I wrote the song for the album thinking that I was writing it about something completely different – but I think part of it was sort of getting it out of my system.

“20 Minutes”


Due Influence – Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara)
Born September 5, 1946 – Died November 24, 1991
British musician, singer, songwriter, lead vocalist and lyricist of Queen.

Rami Malek On Jimmy Fallon


Side By Side

Guys – look at this – side by side


Freddie Mercury – Legacy

As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range.


As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “Somebody to Love”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Are the Champions”.

One of the greatest rock performances in history – it’s considered maybe the greatest – for some reasons our producers [Brian May and Roger Taylor] thought it would be a good idea to start with that [the performance of Freddie Mercury and Queen at Live Aid] on day one.

They must have a reason for doing this because if halfway through this and we suck, they’ll just pull the plug on the whole productions, pack it up, and go home.

Save 60 million dollars.

When I got the call sheet for day two, it was like winning an Oscar.

I’m Just Me


Freddie Mercury – Bio

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara
Born September 5, 1946 – Died November 24, 1991)
British singer-songwriter, record producer and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen


Although he cultivated a flamboyant stage personality, Mercury was shy and retiring when not performing, particularly around people he did not know well, and granted very few interviews.


Mercury once said of himself: “When I’m performing I’m an extrovert, yet inside I’m a completely different man.” While on stage, Mercury basked in the love from his audience; Kurt Cobain’s suicide note mentions how he admired and envied the way Mercury “seemed to love, relish in the love and adoration from the crowd”.

“I’m A Big Ham”


“I’m A Big Ham” – Bio

Farrokh “Freddie” Mercury
Born September 5, 1946 – Died November 24, 1991
British singer, songwriter, record producer, lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.

“I’m A Big Ham” – In His Words

I’m a big ham, really

I just get on that on that stage and do it

I don’t really take myself that seriously

not anymore


you can fall into a trap

where you build up a sound or whatever

and then in the end that’s all they want

and you’re then manipulated by a public

that’s the last thing I want to do

at the moment

I’m quite happy doing what I want to do

it’s very creative at the moment

what we’re doing within Queen

my creative output


is enough for me

“Fearless Lives Forever”


“Fearless Lives Forever” – Bio

Rami Said Malek
Born May 12, 1981
In 2018, he portrayed Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, for which he won several awards, including the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

“Fearless Lives Forever” – Brian and Roger


Bohemian Rhapsody soars on the strength of a performance by Rami Malek, who got under the skin of iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a way that has made him the prohibitive favorite in the Oscar Best Actor race.

The film has surprisingly soared like no rock biopic before it, on the strength of the performances and a rocking soundtrack featuring Queen’s signature tunes.

“Fearless Lives Forever” – Rami

Bohemian Rhapsody grossed $845 million worldwide, and landed five Oscar nominations including Best Picture (Graham King and Jim Beach produced it) and the Best Actor nod for Malek.

The picture has been a passion project for guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who were the creative consultants on the film and who rose to fame with the late Mercury and bass player John Deacon.

The film chronicles the formation, rise, and adversity weathered by the band before its titanic 1985 Live Aid turn that is still considered one of the greatest concert performances ever turned in by a super group.

Effortlessly charming and self deprecating, he is irresistible as he talks about morphing into a rock god. What was it like for May and Taylor to see him become their friend and bandmate?

When we look back on actors handling the perilous platform of awards campaigning, Malek’s playbook will be one to follow.

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