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Queen is an English rock band founded in 1970.
It was unusual for its time in that lead Freddie Mercury was flamboyantly queer in his onstage persona.
Among their best-known songs are "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You"/"We Are The Champions," "Another One Bites The Dust," "Radio Ga Ga" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."
In 2018, a movie called "Bohemian Rhapsody" was released, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. The film won five Oscars including Best Actor for Malek and was nominated for Best Picture. The success of the movie brought a resurgence of interest in Queen and their music.
- 1971-1991: Freddie Mercury (lead singer and frontman), Brian May (guitarist, backup vocals), Roger Taylor (drummer, backup vocals), and John Deacon (bassist, backup vocals).
- 2004-2009: Brian May (guitarist, vocals), Roger Taylor (drummer, vocals), and featured Paul Rodgers (vocals).
- 2011-Present: Brian May (guitarist, vocals), Roger Taylor (drummer, vocals), and featuring Adam Lambert (lead vocals and frontman).
- Other notable individuals: Jim Hutton (Freddie Mercury's boyfriend at the time of his death), Paul Prenter (a member of Queen's management who had a relationship with Freddie and later outed him to the press, he is depicted in the "Bohemian Rhapsody" film as a villain), John Reid (manager from 1975 to 1978, also managed Elton John), Jim "Miami" Beach (manager), Mary Austin (Freddie's ex-girlfriend and close friend).
- Queen (Band) fanworks at AO3. It contained 51 stories as of September 2014, over two-thirds of which are slash. As of 2019, thanks in part to the release of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, it now has over 2000 stories.
- Queen Fiction at Rockfic. It contains 12 stories as of September 2014; most are locked to site members.
- We Will Rock You fic, the FanFiction.Net category for the 2002 stage musical based on the songs of Queen. Queen RPF also sneaks in, despite FFN's no-RPF rule.
- QueenOnline, the official website for the band, has a Fanfiction thread on its forums, but disallows slash and adult content (One forum moderator wrote: "We were in the process of trying to get official approval to allow fan fiction on this site when it was discovered just how 'adult' some of the stuff being posted [on the forum] was. This was seen by Queen's management and disgusted them and as a result, anything of that nature was removed and permission denied for a fan fiction section. Fan fiction as such should therefore NOT have any adult references in it whatsoever if posted on this site." )
Vids Using Queen Songs
- queen_slash on LiveJournal. Founded in 2004 with over 3000 journal entries. Adult content is members-locked.
- royal_package, a companion community of queen_slash for non-explicit material.
- qs_world, a queen_slash sister community for fic in non-English languages. Now defunct.
- Queen-Slash group on DeviantArt, for both fanart and fanfic. Organized by pairing.
- queenfanfic, a Tumblr for Queen fanfiction submissions
- The Lilyverse by laliquey, a Freddie/Brian AU
- It's A Hard Life, a Freddie Mercury/Robert De Niro crossover series by abydosangel and egretplume
- Queendom (print fanzine, 1984)
On AO3, the most common pairing is guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, also known by its ship name 'Maylor'. Other ships include: Jimercury (Freddie Mercury/Jim Hutton); Deacury (Freddie Mercury/John Deacon); Frian (Freddie Mercury/Brian May); Breaky (Brian May/John Deacon); Joger (John Deacon/Roger Taylor); Froger (Freddie Mercury/Roger Taylor); or a possible combination of the above four.
- http://www.tributecity.com/listings.php?process=now&to_select=45&next=1 Queen tribute bands from all over the world on tributecity.com
- https://archiveofourown.org/tags/Queen%20(Band)/works Page on Ao3 showing the 5,000+ works tied to Queen (band)