Freddie Mercury voted Ultimate Rock God

Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury

Late legend and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has been voted the Ultimate Rock God. 4000 fans took part in the survey, voting fellow late legend Elvis Presley to number two. Jon Bon Jovi completes the top three and is the highest charting living rock god.

Top 10 Ultimate Rock Gods

1. Freddie Mercury
2. Elvis Presley
3. Jon Bon Jovi
4. David Bowie
5. Jimi Hendrix
6. Ozzy Osbourne
7. Kurt Cobain
8. Slash
9. Bono
10. Mick Jagger

"I ended up in a very dark smoky cage under the stage for the whole of the solo in Bohemian Rhapsody" Brian May

We Will Rock You

In more Queen-related news, guitarist Brian May has agreed to appear in the West End musical We Will Rock You, in honour of the show's latest admissions record. More than 20,000 tickets were sold in the week commencing 29 December.

It's not the first time May has joined the cast onstage, but he's promising a "blast" of a show: "I always get stick from people saying 'you didn't tell us you were going to be there!'", blogged the guitarist. "So this time, I'll say it quietly but clearly... I WILL be there Saturday 10th, and I will be making a small appearance (or is it "apparition"?) in the matinee and evening shows."

"It's not an advertised part of the show - it's just a fun bonus, which happens about once a year... but it's always a blast. It will be doubly exciting this time, since the last time I tried it, the lift got stuck, and I ended up in a very dark smoky cage under the stage for the whole of the solo in Bohemian Rhapsody."

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