Elton John & Axl Rose play 'Bohemian Rhapsody' With Queen 25 years ago

Music 02/08/2017

In April 1992 over 72 thousand people turned up to London's Wembley Stadium to honour Freddie Mercury five months after his death.

Guns N' Roses, David Bowie, George Michael, Elton John and many others performed tributes to the Queen frontman.

"We're here to celebrate the life and work and dreams of one Freddie Mercury," an emotional Brian May told the audience. "We're gonna give him the biggest send-off in history!"

There were many highlights from the show including, George Michael and the surviving members of Queen performing Somebody to Love and David Bowie re-teaming with his Spiders From Mars guitarist Mick Ronson for All the Young Dudes and Heroes.

One of the most memorable moments of the night though was when Elton John and Axl Rose joined to perform Bohemian Rhapsody

Elton skipped the opening "Is this just fantasy" section and begin the song with the first verse. And much like Queen, they simply ran a recording of the original "I see a little silhouetto of a man" verse. Axl Rose then ran onstage to belt out the frantic "so you think you can stop me and spit in my eye" section before joining voices with Elton for the "nothing really matters" outro.

Rolling Stone