Queen guitarist Brian May shared a video on Instagram while he was watching The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness back in 1992 and commented on the moment when Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose was singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was held on April 20, 1992, at Wembley Stadium in London. The show broadcast live on TV and radio in 76 countries around the world, with an audience of up to one billion. In addition to being a benefit concert, the show was also a tribute to Queen’s iconic frontman Freddie Mercury who passed away due to AIDS in 1991.
In addition to the three remaining members of Queen, many iconic musicians made an appearance during the concert. Metallica frontman James Hetfield, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, Black Sabbath guitarist Tonny Iommi, iconic David Bowie, and Elton John were only a few names from the monumental concert.
Moreover, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose also performed two of the Queen’s most legendary songs ‘We Will Rock You‘ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
Recently, Brian May shared a video from Axl Rose’s performance of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ during the tribute concert on his official Instagram page. In the caption of his post, Brian stated that Axl’s performance was so incredible that he would like to take it to his grave.
Here is what Brian May stated about Axl Rose’s performance:
“A moment to take to my grave!! Axl Rose explodes on to our Wembley Stadium stage in 1992. Paying tribute to Freddie. —- Bri”
You can see the Instagram post below.