Any rock music aficionado knows that Queen is one of the greatest bands in the genre’s history, and that lead singer Freddie Mercury’s death from AIDS in 1991 shocked the world. Sure enough, when the Foo Fighters had a concert at England’s National Bowl on Saturday, what would have been Mercury’s 69th birthday, lead singer Dave Grohl felt it only right to pay tribute to the iconic vocalist.
Not only did the band play the legendary Queen & David Bowie hit “Under Pressure,” but there were some special guests involved. Longtime Queen drummer Roger Taylor came onstage to play drums, while Led Zeppelin bassist went to keyboards and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins took what many years ago were Mercury’s vocals. And rock-and-roll fans’ heads exploded worldwide.
Of course, BroBible posted a video of the excellent performance which if you don’t enjoy, you simply do not have a soul. Seriously, get that checked out if you aren’t moved by the band getting seriously into the music, or the fact that Roger Taylor still handles the drums like a boss at age 66.
In fact, Grohl described the feeling best.
“Now, look. I don’t know if y’all have ever seen a supergroup. This is a ‘superdupergroup.’ I don’t even know what to say because this kind of sh*t doesn’t happen every day. Let me just tell you that the Foo Fighters, right now, are living out our rock n’ roll fantasy with you tonight.”
That said, watch the video and let your face melt by itself!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Consequence of Sound