Performed a series of shows with vocalist Adam Lambert for a concert series dubbed Queen + Adam Lambert.
Two of the band's surviving members, Roger Taylor and Brian May, mounted a tour with singer Paul Rodgers for a series of concerts dubbed Queen + Paul Rodgers.
Released the album Made in Heaven, featuring the material that the band was working on immediately prior to Freddie Mercury's death.
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was held at Wembley Stadium in London to a crowd of 72,000, with performers such as Def Leppard, Robert Plant, Guns N' Roses, Elton John, David Bowie, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Seal, Extreme, and Metallica performin
Freddie Mercury confirmed through a public statement that he was suffering from AIDS. He died within 24 hours at the age of 45.
Released the album Innuendo, which critics would later note had a tone of reflectiveness most likely inspired by Freddie Mercury's illness.
Released the album The Miracle.
Released A Kind of Magic, an album that consisted of both songs written for the soundtrack of the movie "Highlander," and unrelated songs. They follwed the album's release with their final tour, during which they played their now famous sold-out sh
Played for crowds of 300,000 for two nights at the Rock in Rio festival.
Played a legendary set at Live Aid for a live TV audience of 1.9 billon viewers.
Released their 11th studio album, The Works.
Released their first foray into electronic and disco music, Hot Space.
Became the first major rock band to tour Latin American stadiums during their South American tour in support of The Game, most notably playing for over 300,000 people in Buenos Aires.
Recorded the soundtrack to the film "Flash Gordon."
Solidified their transition away from prog and into straigh ahead rock music with The Game.
Released Jazz and spent much of the year touring the United States and Japan.
Released News of the World, which went platinum four times in the U.S. and twice in the U.K., and features the anthems "We Will Rock You" and "We are the Champions."
Released A Day at the Races, largely regarded as a sequel to A Night at the Opera.
Released A Night at the Opera, which was at the time the most expensive album ever produced.
Released their second album, Queen II, introducing their trademark layered sound and Freddie Mercury's phased harmonies created using several vocal tracks.
Released the album Sheer Heart Attack, which reached number two on the charts in the U.K. and went gold in the U.S.
Released their self-titled debut album to the delight of critics, relying heavily on classical influences for a progressive sound that differed from many prog rock acts of the period.
Played their first concert with the classic line-up of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon at a Surrey College near London.
Popular songs include "We Will Rock You" and "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Known for such albums as "Made In Heaven"
Originally played under the name Smile before Freddie Mercury joined the band as lead singer.
Went through a number of bass players early on before taking on the man who would become their permanent bassist, John Deacon.
Band's signature crest, which combines the zodiac signs of the group's four members, was designed by singer Freddie Mercury.
Borrowed the album names A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races from Marx Brothers movies.
Rented Wimbledon Stadium for a day to shoot the video for "Fat Bottomed Girls" with 65 nude cyclists.