Newly leaked photos show actor Rami Malek performing as singer Freddie Mercury during production of the upcoming Queen movie. The actors portraying Queen run onstage in a recreation of the band’s legendary performance at Live Aid in 1985, and in the background you can see the real Brian May appreciating Rami’s portrayal of Freddie. There are also shots of Malek sitting at the piano and miming “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is also the title of the film. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day in 2018.
KISS bassist Gene Simmons is set to reveal The Vault, a special 150-song collection of unreleased solo material featuring “notable rock ‘n’ roll artists including members of Kiss past and present.” It will only be sold online in special VIP packages that offer personal face-time with Gene… for $2000. That’ll get you a spot at 21 Vault Experience meet-and-greets. Of course, if you don’t feel like travelling, Gene will deliver The Vault right to your home, where you and your friends can hang out with him for a couple of hours… for $50,000. More here: http://www.genesimmonsvault.com/
Radiohead has released a brand new music video for the long-lost song “Lift,” taken from sessions for the band’s classic 1997 album, OK Computer. “Lift” has long been a fan favorite, showing up in Radiohead set lists over the years. It’s finally being released as part of the 20th-anniversary OKNOTOK reissue. The band left the song off of the original OK Computer because, according to member Ed O’Brien, it was just too good for the rest of the album.