MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury: “Just a joke,” Watch George Ezra sing “Budapest” on SNL, & Robert Plant & Diplo to team-up?

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Phil Dent/Redferns/Getty Images, Getty Images for MTV

The “on-again, off-again, on-again” saga of a possible film about the life of late Queen lead-singer Freddie Mercury is OFF again.

Last week Queen’s manager Jim Beach said that he was able to persuade Sacha Baron Cohen to write, produce and direct a film about Freddie Mercury, and also star as the Queen frontman. Well, now Beach says he was only joking and that there is no Freddie Mercury feature film in the works. Read the complete story here.  Jim Beach says that it is true, however that the new Queen musical “We Will Rock You II” has been written.

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Getty images

George Ezra performed on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The 21 year old from England sang his hit single ‘Budapest’, as well as ‘Blame It On Me’.

Watch his performance of ‘Budapest’ below.

Watch George Ezra perform “Blame It On Me” on SNL below.

Looks like Robert Plant & Diplo may be collaborating on a project


According to the above Instagram post by Diplo, the DJ put up a a selfie of him and Led Zeppelin legend, Robert Plant, noting that the duo are working together on something. The caption simply says “collab coming soon.” Both Plant & Diplo were on the Lollapalooza Brazil lineup this weekend, playing on Saturday.  More here.

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