Watching this video might make you want to go back to Jack Black’s school of rock. Here’s Black, and Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass, performing one of the greatest movie themes of all time: Queen’s “Flash Gordon.” Aaaaaaaa!
The 1980 Flash Gordon had so much promise. They had a budget, an all-star cast, and the filmmaker behind the 1971 classic Get Carter. They had Queen! How many shit-storms had to coalesce to create this altogether Perfect Storm of movie failure? Quite a few. Here are the weirdest secrets of the making of Flash Gordon.
Matt Perren has vision, patience, and good taste in music. The result of these talents is the above video, which features Perren transforming three years of self-portrait photos into a music video where he lipsyncs Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" while aging three years in less than a minute... and then back.
avital posted the photo this rather brilliant costumed fellow hanging out in the subway. He's not just a Sailor Scout; he's Sailor Freddie Mercury.
Holy crap this is excellent. Many of you are probably familiar with the intimidating crackle and flash of electricity-generating Tesla coils — but watch what happens when you combine them with wearable suits that behave like Faraday cages. It's like watching a shootout between Raiden and Emperor Palpatine.
When it comes to matters science fictional, the band Queen is best known for their soundtrack to Flash Gordon (although Freddie Mercury's encounters with Wolverine are near and dear to us).
Breaking into comic books can be difficult, but having a fervent imagination definitely helps. In the 1990s, an unnamed artist submitted the below illustration to Marvel Comics. Even though this pitch didn't get the hopeful a job with the publisher, it became a favorite of Marvel bullpen member Steve Bunche, who once…
Science fiction and fantasy films of the 1980s were filled with a ton of memorable, iconic, and patently ridiculous music. Here are 30+ of the decade's finest (and most painful) movie tunes for your listening pleasure.
Musicians love to buck conformity. And what better metaphor for fighting social pressure than a good dystopian music video? Here are 9 of our favorites.
The lyrics to Queen's 1989 single "The Invisible Man" are forthright. Freddie Mercury is an invisible man, QED. The music video is more ambiguous; a supernaturally powered Queen holds an unwitting family hostage. It's like Tron meets Ghostbusters, only better.
The coolest thing about the cover artwork for Queen's 1977 album News of the World was that it was inspired by a cover from the October 1953 edition of Astounding Science Fiction magazine (later called Analog). The caption for the image was "Please... fix it, Daddy?"
Hey, it's Friday! And if you're like me, you're heading out to the Karaoke to guzzle $1 PBRs and holler into a super-echoey mic at a crowd of people who (hopefully) are even drunker than you are. But being an enlightened, forward-looking person, what you really want is to bellow a science fiction song into the mic.…