Mark Blake

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Smackdown Singles Edition: Bohemian Rhapsody

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It’s a Soundcheck Smackdown singles edition! We’re throwing Queen’s 1975 hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" into the ring for our weekly debate. Emily Rems, managing editor of Bust magazine, and Entertainment Weekly editor-at-large Ken Tucker join us to debate a song that is either ingenious…or just indulgent. And, Queen biographer Mark Blake explains the story behind the song.

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Is This The Real Life?

Monday, May 09, 2011

During our recent look back at New York’s old Palladium concert hall, our listener Janny1006 from Jersey City recalled spotting Queen frontman Freddie Mercury “by the coat check, in spandex pants, with no underwear.” Of course, Mercury’s outrageous style was outdone only by his commanding stage presence and soaring voice. We talk with Mark Blake, author of "Is This the Real Life: The Untold Story of Queen." Plus, we speak with Joe McGinty, founder of Loser's Lounge, about his famous Queen tribute shows.

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