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Freddie Mercury Was Hugely Impressive Partier, Says Elton John

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A new biography of Freddie Mercury reveals some surprising twists about the artist's life and collaborations, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In "Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury," writer Lesley-Ann Jones interviews people who knew the Queen front man in order to paint a complex portrait of the way he lived prior to his death from AIDS in 1991. Revelations include the fact that David Bowie almost didn't allow "Under Pressure" to be released, and that Mercury and Queen came close to disbanding at one point when the fame became too overwhelming.

But our favorite comment comes from Sir Elton John. John told Jones that when it came time to let loose, Mercury tended to get the better of him.

"Freddie Mercury could out-party me, which is saying something," he said.

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Indeed.