The Queen Covers: 8 Worthy Tributes To Freddie Mercury & Co.


Forty years ago this week, Queen released Jazz, an album that gave us “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” and Dave Marsh’s notorious Rolling Stone decree that Queen were “the first truly fascist rock band.” History hasn’t been kind to that last assessment, but history’s always being rewritten with some inaccuracies tagging along, which is why it’s also worth noting that we’re also celebrating the one-week anniversary of the Bohemian Rhapsody thinkpiece cycle. The movie was #1 at the box office. The critical consensus, however — that the film does Queen wrong despite Rami Malek’s remarkable performance as Freddie Mercury — feels all too familiar.

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