We never knew that Michael Jackson was a big fan of Freddie Mercury’s. Back in the early 80’s Jackson used to go to all the Queen concerts at the Forum in LA and he went backstage and became friendly with Mercury. They went out to dinner a few times and then Freddie said that Michael just stopped going out. He said he had everything he wanted at home and didn’t have to leave the house. Freddie was perplexed because he loved to go out every night and he thought having a lot of experiences improved his music. (Photo above: Michael, Freddie and Queen bass player John Deacon.)


Posted by Janet on May 30, 2011

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  1. By Mel Zipskin
    On May 30, 2011 at

    Read a Rolling Stone with Mike in it ages ago…he interacted with Freddy Mercury…who called Mike “little brother” …hmm.

  2. By The American
    On May 30, 2011 at

    he wasn’t familiar with freddy’s sexual preference back………….

  3. By Reta
    On May 30, 2011 at

    My feeling would be that the OUT Freddie may have come on to the sexually underaged MJ who was stuck in his preteen years forever. Maybe he didn’t want Freddie or his other friends to find out his true attraction, to young males who had not yet gone thru puberty. I don’t think Freddie or any adult people would get on board with that if they knew the truth.

  4. By Strom
    On May 30, 2011 at

    Freddie was a notorious fag and died of aids, the fags disease. Something happened between him and Michael….it may have led Michael to become the pervert he became. Who know’s.

  5. By Mel Zipskin
    On May 30, 2011 at

    Nother reason I cuss at the bastard above. Janet Charlton has never deleted his posts. Stupid homophobe. Don’t you know, snotrag, that ANTI GAY IS GAY? Straight me as myself could give a flying rats ass about homos banging each other. JANET CHARLTON allows you to use the F word. The N word! Trailer park gossip board. Strom do you make meth in your bathtub?

  6. By XYZ
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Jackson&Mercury, 2 geniuses this world wont see again, at least not too soon.

  7. By Janet has no fashion sense
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Freddie didn’t die because of HIV. He died because of his drug use that ravaged his immune system. But, being that both were gay, it’s not hard to believe the two experimented with each other. Michael probably realized that his sexuality, should it become public, would harm him. Thus, that’s why he ended up staying home so he could practice in private.

  8. By Bluejay
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Staying home is isolating, and speaks of emotional difficulties, and insecurities.

  9. By Denise
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Freddie Mercury was a fabulous voice of rock ‘n roll, forever silenced.

  10. By Walt Cliff
    On May 31, 2011 at

    I have been to hundreds of concerts and Queen never let me down. What a show!! They were definitely a great band and what incredible vocals from buck-toothed Mercury. I’ve read several places years and years ago that Mercury wouldn’t have them fixed because he was afraid it would have an affect on his sound.

    It was all that hard to determine that Mercury was gay. I don’t believe for a second that he and Jackson ever had any kind of physical relationship. With that said, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Mercury might have put the “moves” on Jackson. I enjoy both of their music but my gut tells me that Jackson preferred younger males than himself. I don’t believe Jackson ever slept with an adult male or female in a sexually way.

  11. By Walt Cliff
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Oops…..correction below

    It wasn’t all that hard to determine……

  12. By lippp
    On May 31, 2011 at

    For a column about gossip, it seems “queer” to me that there are supposedly macho guys here insulting gay people. I wonder when they are alone in the closet they dwell on what everyone pictured in this column is wearing. I bet Strom salivated over Chloe’s FABULOUS dress. And I am getting the impression there is the perception if two gay people are seen together they must be screwing. After all, isn’t that what heteros always do?

  13. By Strom
    On May 31, 2011 at

    I have never used F or N word on this board…you have me mixed up with others.

    Freddie was a wonderful singer but he died of AIDS, no question. Probably he blew Michael and it freaked him out. Michael prefered doing that himself to young boys. He should be in prison today instead of in a tomb.

  14. By Palermo
    On May 31, 2011 at

    This is becoming so tiresome, is there a good reason why we can’t just discuss the celebs and stop insulting each other daily?

  15. By shadow eagle
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Actually, Michael had a few off and on gay ADULT lovers (i think he even had one at the time of his death). it came out after his death. like his skin disease he kept his sexuality secret because of his career.
    you can believe what you want to believe, but the proof is out there if u want to look for it. or keep spreading rumors and false innuendos.

  16. By lippp
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Strom, what are you smoking? On this site you wrote “he was a notorious fag” and “he died of the fag’s disease”. Either you are extremely obtuse or just a liar. And by the way, if AIDS is the “fag’s disease”, I would like you to say that to Magic Johnson – in person.

  17. By Patrick
    On May 31, 2011 at

    I never saw a Jackson{yeah, riiight!} concert but I saw Queen around 1979 and they were not very good live. Not after seeing some of the other Brit bands I idolized at the time showed me how it was supposed to be laid down for the fans. YES in the round was amazing. Genesis doing Wind and Wuthering for four buck a ticket playing at center ice in the Coliseum was stunning. Even Rush our Canadian hard rock band was very good live. Roxy music and King Crimson were very good but Queen was just o.k.
    The best Queen song live was “I’m in love with my car.” “Tie your mother down,” was good too.
    The WHO sucked live.

  18. By Strom
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Yep many including Fleetwood Mac sucked live.

    I never used F (uck) or N (ig) I never said I didnt use fag…..Freddie the fag is a truism. Freddie died of a Fag’s disease is another truism. Michael was a pervert another truism. Ellen is a lezzie…just as true.

    Get your heart off your sleeve and move on…its just the bleeding hearts and enablers who object to some comments. Grow up.

  19. By lippp
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Strom, your comments speak for themselves. Now, back in the closet.

  20. By Denise
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Strom, I’ve seen Fleetwood Mac live several times and at no time did they suck.

  21. By Muffin Top!!
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Regardless of Michael Jackson’s sexual preference,(I believe hetero) he IS and ALWAYS will be The King of Pop!!

    Stop harping on, and about dead people, people.

  22. By Patrick
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Another beefI have is with modern concert sound systems. They all sound the same and have the same audio for all bands. There are no more individual sound systems for the band which to my opinion was one of the interesting aspects of live performance back in the day. Every band had a different sonic signature live. Some way better than others. Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, The KinKs, Ramones, Stones, especially Yes and Genesis and evev Elvis were pioneers of quality live sound.
    Now all live touring acts have the same generic{boom} sound.
    It is really sad.

  23. By Patrick
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Muffin, “the king of pop” is a stupid, contrived name given to him by his fag hag, Liz!
    M.J. was a degenerate, mental case.

  24. By Mrs. Honoria Pilkinghorne
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Doany of you people know these people? So it is all supposition.

  25. By Hello
    On May 31, 2011 at

    AIDs is a goverment made disease. They make and control diseases. “It is a gay disease becuase the goverment made it so. It is a African disease because the american goverement goes there and gives innoculates them with the disease. It is a Haitian disease because the goverement goes there and gives them the disease. The same way it way it was the black syphilis disease during the tuskegge experiment, just what it was let’s experiment on blacks and give them the disease. The same way the goveremnt went down to south american and injected prostitutes with syphilis. It should be re-name the diseases that goverment give to those they hate, dislike and want to kill. Even the swine flu has killed, or inflicted people with things they can’t cure or fix.

  26. By Mona Garrett
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Denise: I envy you—never had a chance to see Fleetwood Mac in concert, but I want to—before they call it a day.

  27. By Strom
    On May 31, 2011 at

    Looney Tunes

  28. By marr
    On July 7, 2011 at

    They weren’t into each other like that. Freddie’s types were the boyish adonis, or Burt Reynolds-lookalike bears. MJ didn’t fit either profile.

    Freddie also said he’s not a “starfucker”. His ego wouldn’t allow it! That explains all those gnarly lookers he had in 80s. He had to be the pretty one:P

    @ Patrick, all those bands you idolized clearly have very different musical styles and performance ethos apart from Queen. The 2 songs you name are also just a drop in the bucket of VAST amount of different styles Queen tackled. Might those be the reasons why you just didn’t enjoy them, on their own terms?

  29. By Al
    On March 28, 2012 at

    Ya ok Patrick, like anyone is going to listen to your bullshit about queen :just being ok” with the list of shit bands you just spewed out of your mouth, Queen blew them all away, fuck me man have your ears cleaned, introduce your ears to this new product called Q tips, they will work wonders, then you will be able to actually listen to a fucking concert. Freddie didn’t do shit to Michael Jackson, To be honest he wasn’t all that attractive, and I dont see Freddie being attracted to MJ in any way,


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