Added on 21-Nov-2005
Freddie Mercury, Queen Discussed In Several Articles In December 2005 Blender MagazineFreddie Mercury and Queen both are discussed in articles in the December 2005 issue of Blender Magazine.
Page 78 In the article, ''50 Dumbest Rock Star Extravagances'' discussing VERY expensive purchases on items by rockers. Our Freddie Mercury comes in at:
''#24: Freddie Mercury: Pond Ambition.
Item, Fish. Cost $1,500,000.''
''A passionate koi carp enthusiast, Mercury amassed a collection whose value rose to over $1,000,000. Tragically, after his death, all but 5 of the 89 fish, worth up to $17,000 apiece, were killed in a bizarre gardening accident when landscapers at his London home turned off the power for their storage tank.''
Page 148 review of The Darkness's new album, ''One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back''
''For their 2nd album, they've (The Darkness) hooked up with legendary Queen producer, Roy Thomas Baker, who somehow makes them sound more outrageous and more convincing....Baker drenches the whole thing in Valhalla shaking reverb and Freddie Mercury-esque 4 part harmonies, an awesome monument to pre ironic excess clocking in at a lean 35 minutes.''