Music News: First Freddie Mercury biopic trailer will give you all the feelings


Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' (Fox)

Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic, opens in theaters on Nov. 2. A first trailer has just been released, pairing the music of Queen with scenes of Mercury recording, performing, and...well, watch for yourself. (New York Times)

Chris Cornell's widow announces vigil

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell has announced a Friday vigil to mark the passing of a year since the Soundgarden frontman died at age 52. The vigil will take place at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where Chris Cornell is interred.

"Chris was loved, so much, by so many," Vicky Cornell wrote in a note to fans. "The children and I are so grateful to you all for being by our sides throughout all of this. Your love has created a close-knit community; more like a family; to grieve with, to provide support, and to help us heal. We could not have gotten through these last twelve months without you." (Billboard)

Beastie Boys detail memoir

The Beastie Boys have shared details about their memoir, due on shelves Oct. 30. Amy Poehler, Wes Anderson, and Spike Jonze are among the guests contributing to the 592-page book, which is primarily written by surviving group members Mike D and Ad-Rock.

The book, the Beasties say, will cover their "transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible-to-fathom overnight success of their debut studio album Licensed to Ill; that album's messy fallout; their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique." (Rolling Stone)

That's Dr. Queen to you

Congratulations to Dr. Queen Latifah, who was honored on Monday with an honorary doctorate from Rutgers University. She delivered an inspirational commencement speech, sharing the New Jersey love. "It's lessons here at home that made me who I am," said the star, who was born in Newark in 1970. (Billboard)


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