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Digital Digest: Freddie Mercury tributes, New Order, Bon Iver and more

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Producer Will Producer Will | 13:38 UK time, Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Freddie Mercury & Queen at Wembley, 1986


The birthday wishes for Freddie Mercury, who would have just turned 65, have been pilling up over the past 24-hours. My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way said, “Freddie Mercury, to me was probably the most important frontman to me growing up.” Other messages come from musicians as wide and varied as Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters to Miss Piggy – all of which can be found on Queen’s Official YouTube channel.

As well as this, the band are streaming their entire 1986 concert from Wembley, also on YouTube.

New Order are set to play two gigs in Paris and Brussels next month in aid of their friend Michael Shamberg who produced a number of their videos. More information at Gigwise.

Bon Iver have popped by NPR’s World Café and performed an acoustic version of Beth/Rest – its up on Soundcloud.

We had an exclusive clip of Justice’s new track Audio, Video, Disco – and now the full length version has emerged online, Have a listen on Soundcloud.

Fact Magazine have unveiled their latest episode of their mix series – this time from Swedish duo Air France.


And on Drowned in Sound's Facebook page, they are currently taking votes for the Neptune Music Prize - the alternate award to the Mercurys.


  • Comment number 1.

    Hi, Freddie was from the same school were i studied in Panchgani - India, i have done on cover story on his childhood days when he was here, i would like to share it with BBC , please tell me how should i give you my research on this.


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