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21 July 2018, 18:20
See Dave Grohl And Taylor Hawkins gobsmacked while watching footage of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury at Live Aid.
This week marks 33 years since Live Aid took place on 13 July 1985.
The concert went down in history as the biggest charity show, and one of the biggest television broadcasts of all time, with performances from U2, David Bowie, The Who, Paul McCartney, George Michael and more.
The iconic gig, which was founded by Bob Geldof and Ultravox frontman Midge Ure to raise funds for the famine in Ethiopia, saw Queen play one of their most memorable and iconic performances at Wembley Stadium.
We showed the Foo Fighters footage of Rami Malek recreating the moment in upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and they were very excited about it.
Drummer Taylor Hawkins is a huge fan of Queen and knows the Live Aid footage off by heart: “I based my entire career off it!” he jokes.
Watching the clip, Grohl gasps: “He does the run! That’s amazing!”
“This is gonna be so frickin’ weird, man,” adds Taylor, joking that he’s the ultimate Queen nerd: “I’m gonna be looking at that and saying ‘Well, he didn’t have those cymbals at Live Aid!’”
Watch the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, which is set for release on 24 October, here:
Watch Freddie Mercury's iconic singalong with the Live Aid crowd at Wembley stadium:
Find out what happened when Radio X DJ and Queen mega-fan John Robins shared a beautiful handshake with Brian May: