Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins geeking out over Bohemian Rhapsody is genius

23 November 2020, 20:00

Watch the Foo Fighters drummer wax lyrical about the iconic single from his favourite band.

Taylor Hawkins is a HUGE Queen fan and there's not much he doesn't know about the legendary British band.

When he's not listening to them or watching their videos featuring their late frontman Freddie Mercury, he's busy covering them on stage during Foo Fighters' gigs.

Now, the Learn To Fly drummer has taken time out of his busy schedule to break down Bohemian Rhapsody, the iconic song from his favourite band.

Watch our video, where Hawkins talks about everything from where he was when he first heard the track, to how it makes him feel.

READ MORE: 10 things you didn't know about Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody was released on 31 October 1975. The track was recorded in Rockfield Studios in Momouth, Wales.

Despite being just under six minutes long, Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t even the longest song on the album A Night At The Opera

The famous video for Bohemian Rhapsody was shot in just four hours and was shot in the home of EastEnders and Big Brother, Elstree in Borehamwood.

Queen:  Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Brian May and John Deacon pose for an Electra Records publicity still to promote their tour of Japan in 1975.
Queen: Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Brian May and John Deacon pose for an Electra Records publicity still to promote their tour of Japan in 1975. Picture: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Amazingly, the operatic section of the track took three weeks to record with so many overdubs required you could see clear through the tape by the end.

Mercury later claimed that the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody are just “random rhyming nonsense”.

Though Bo Rhap was first released in the seventies, it also topped the UK charts in 1991 following Freddie Mercury's death, making it the first song to reach number one twice and the only song to reach Christmas number one twice by the same artist.

It was given another lease of life when it was featured in Wayne's World in 1992, taking it to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 when it had previously peaked at number nine in 1976.

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