The co-founder and lead guitarist of Queen, Brian May has revealed the fact that the late icon of the band, Freddie Mercury, had seen the famous ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ headbanging scene in the 1992 American comedy film, ‘Wayne’s World.’
Within his latest appearance on the ‘Wayne’s World Reunited Apart’ episode of Josh Gad’s ‘Reunited Apart’ series on YouTube, Brian May has told for the first time that his dear bandmate, Freddie Mercury, watched one of the most popular scenes of ‘Wayne’s World,’ which re-introduced the band to the American audience.
During the stirring online party with the participation of the cast of the movie, May said Queen frontman saw the headbanging scene and loved it while struggling with the terminal complications of AIDS shortly before his death.
May also unveiled the prediction of Mercury about taking over the music industry in the United States as well. According to the guitarist, Freddie said that he has to die before they get America back on his deathbed.
‘Wayne’s World,’ which was directed by Penelope Spheeris, produced by Lorne Michaels, and written by Mike Myers along with Bonnie and Terry Turner, was released on February 14, 1992.
The movie, based on the ‘Saturday Night Live‘ sketch of the same name, reflects the adventures of two rock music fans who broadcast a public-access television show. Gained a huge commercial success, ‘Wayne’s World’ became the tenth-highest-grossing film of 1992.
Here’s what Brian May said during the stream:
“You, Mike, did get me the videotape. It was a VHS or something. I took it ’round to Freddie not long before he went, and showed it to him because you said you wanted to have that approval.
And he loved it; he just laughed and laughed. He was very weak, but he just smiled and laughed. How wonderful is that?
He’d been known to say, ‘I suppose I have to die before we get America back.’ But you guys did it. You got us back to a new American public.
Freddie was very aware of that; you should know that he got totally into it. He went to the next place knowing what had happened and enjoying it.”
You can check out the rest of the conversation and the famous scene from ‘Wayne’s World’ below.