22 years after the loss of rock music icon Freddie Mercury, Maynard James Keenan and Puscifer honored his legacy by releasing a cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ which was remembered once again on Freddie’s 74th birthday.
Queen’s legendary frontman Freddie Mercury sadly passed away on November 24, 1991, while he was only 45 years old. The cause of his death was later revealed as bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. Freddie’s sudden death deeply saddened his friends and fans around the world.
If he was alive today, Freddie would have turned 74 years old on September 5th. His fans and fellow musicians remembered the unique talent and personality of Freddie on this special day.
The birthday celebrations dedicated to the late star reminded the cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ released by Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer on February 19, 2013. The song was released in the third EP of the band named ‘Donkey Punch the Night.’
Additionally, besides paying tribute to one of the greatest rock songs ever written, the album included another cover of ‘Balls to the Wall’ by Accept. Tool and Puscifer vocalist Maynard James Keenan previously shared his opinions on the album by stating:
“While continuing our tradition of releasing a few new songs at a time. I also had an itch that needed scratching, and that itch was ‘Balls To The Wall.’ Which was followed by an even harder to reach itch known as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ And scratch them we did.”
In honor of Freddie Mercury’s 74th birthday, Maynard James Keenan and Tool fans can enjoy the impressive work he presented with his famously soft voice in the cover of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
You can listen to the cover of Bohemian Rhapsody by Puscifer on Youtube below.