"(Queen's) probably the most influential band to My Chemical Romance," Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance said. "Freddie Mercury (is) probably the most important front man to me growing up as a little boy."
"Happy Birthday, Freddie. The world is your voice and we can only hope to achieve half of what you achieved--all of us artists--because you really were an inspiration," said Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins.
Katy Perry even sang an off-key version of "Happy Birthday" to Mercury. Oh well, I guess she tried.
Mercury died in 1991 from AIDS. Who knows what the music industry would be like now if he was still alive?
Check out The Mercury Phoenix Trust to donate in the fight against AIDS.