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Queen + Adam Lambert to Perform at the Academy Awards

February 18, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Queen + Adam Lambert

Queen is set to perform at the Academy Awards on Sunday. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the news on Monday that the legendary rock band — or at least two of them — will rock the Oscars as Bohemian Rhapsody competes for five awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (Rami Malek).

The band is still performing under the name Queen + Adam Lambert with Lambert fronting the group. Brian May and Roger Taylor are part of the group from the original quartet, while John Deacon retired many years ago and has not taken the stage in years. Original frontman Freddie Mercury, of course, passed away in 1991. Malek plays him in the film.

Bohemian Rhapsody has been a commercial smash with $854.3 million worldwide and was nominated for several awards throughout award season despite middling reviews.

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