Playbill’s Seth Rudetsky had a recent conversation with former Queen manager John Reid, and revealed interesting unknown information about Bohemian Rhapsody.
Jon Reid said that Freddie Mercury kicking John out of the car story is all made-up.
Here is Seth’s statement about that scene:
“…then I asked John about some of the inaccuracies in the film Bohemian Rhapsody. First of all, the whole Freddie firing John by kicking him out of the car never happened.
Furthermore, there’s a scene where the band leaves an A&R meeting at EMI, the record company not supporting “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and a few minutes later a brick comes flying through the window and Freddie yells, “You’ll be remembered as the person who turned down Queen!” or something like that. That moment didn’t happen. But something very similar did happen.
One day, John had told the band not to do any interviews without clearing them through him. Well, that night they went out to dinner and Freddie told him he had just done an interview!
As John puts it, “So, we had an argument. He told me to f*ck off… and off I f*cked and went home.”
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